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Harbor View Inn

4.0 of 5 28 W Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Harbor View Inn is in a great location-- close to the beach, restaurants, wine tasting, and even a microbrew. Stayed here for a few days in October and had a nice stay. The rooms are comfortable and clean-- it's a bit of an older hotel with telephones in the bathroom still but everything is clean and well maintained. Loved... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing location. So easy to walk to everything, beach, bike rentals, downtown shops and restaurants. Hotel was nice, although a little bit older. Staff is all very nice and helpful. Would definitely recommend staying here if you are staying in Santa Barbara.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent location. Beautiful location on a very quiet street, yet close to the beach, the Amtrak station, and the downtown and waterfront shuttles. Every staff member we came in contact with was extremely helpful and so nice. Charming decor, extra clean and very well-maintained. Comfortable bed, nice linens. Well-stocked kitchen with special extras - teas, coffee, even honey! #9 was... More 

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Pittsburgh, PA
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91 reviews 91 reviews
26 hotel reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed in Santa Barbara for a long weekend with our teenaged girls. We had a resort view (no view) room with 2 queen beds. The location was perfect, we could walk everywhere - beach, restaurants, shops. The pool area was very nice although the pool food shack was closed the whole long holiday weekend. Whenever we called room service... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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7 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Perfect location at the foot of State Street and across the street from the beach and Stearns Wharf. We walked to local restaurants both nights that we stayed in Santa Barbara. We stayed in an ocean view balcony room on the second floor of the west wing, with a view of the pool and the Pacific Ocean. During our first... More 

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Santa Barbara, California
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6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On a short staycation in Santa Barbara, we chose the Harbor View for its ease of access to downtown Santa Barbara, the local beaches, the harbor and the wharf. As it turned out, we didn't use our car until we left. The Downtown Shuttle runs frequently along the core shopping & restaurant corridor during the day at a very reasonable... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This hotel is centrally located in Santa Barbara, just across the street from the harbor and close to the restaurants on Santa Barbara's main street. The strong point of this hotel is its upbeat and helpful staff. They cheerfully give advice and respond quickly to any request for service. The room was exceptionally large and well designed, with a large... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Congratulations Junior Zermeno (Assistant Gen manager) - Your teams' professionalism and assistance during our short stay recently was outstanding. We really appreciated organising a driver to LAX airport, the room upgrade offer at a very reasonable rate especially considering we had four people in our room was very helpful. The room presented beautifully and the view to the beach was... More 

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New York
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38 hotel reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Spent 2 wonderful days here. Harbor View occupies a fabulous location overlooking Santa Barbara's central beach and yacht harbor. It is difficult to think of a nicer view. Hotel staff is very friendly and helpful and our room on the 3d floor was very nice indeed. Nice bathroom and top level toiletries. The hotel has a restaurant that we did... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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53 hotel reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

This hotel is literally across the street from the beach. It's also a $4 Uber ride away from the main bars on State Street (or 8-10min walk). Friendly service at the front counter. Our room, 309, was huge. Comfortable & clean room. Comfortable bed. An obstructed view of the beach/ocean. The only draw back is that there's a service closet... More 

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Additional Information about Harbor View Inn

Address: 28 W Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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Location: United States > California > Santa Barbara
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Harbor View Inn 4*
Number of rooms: 115
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Also Known As:
Harbor View Hotel Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara Harbor View Inn
Harbor View Santa Barbara
Harbor View Inn Santa Barbara
Hotel Style:
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Santa Barbara
#6 Spa Hotel in Santa Barbara
#7 Luxury Hotel in Santa Barbara
#8 Family Hotel in Santa Barbara
#10 Romantic Hotel in Santa Barbara
#18 Business Hotel in Santa Barbara

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