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Harbor View Inn

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   28 W Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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Ranked #11 of 59 hotels in Santa Barbara
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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4 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stayed in this hotel for only one night but it was lovely. It is a little old and a bit all over the place (floors don't seem to make sense) but Santa Barbara is so lovely and relaxing, it doesn't really matter. The hotel is right on the water opposite the wharf. It is a bit of a walk... More

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Valencia, California
20 reviews 20 reviews
5 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

First of all you are at the beach, literally at the beach, you are at the end of the road, right across the street. I have read some reviews that say stay away from the beach views...hogwash, get the suite right over the ocean, sit on the balcony and enjoy the sunset with a glass of wine or champagne!. The... More

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Los Angeles, California
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46 reviews 46 reviews
6 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A truly lovely hotel. Just stay away from the Ocean View rooms. They are directly on Cabrillo Blvd and the noise is awful!!! If you keep your sliding glass door closed you can see the view but not get any of the sea air. The room was wonderful. Large, with a sitting area and a wonderful bathroom. Oh there was... More

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Lake Oswego, Oregon
13 reviews 13 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I stayed here for 5 days in early April. Everything about the hotel was a delight. The staff at check-in was very welcoming and helpful; our room, which faced ocean, was large and comfortable; the pool, with a small on-site food and drink space, was relaxing and well-taken care of. My only issue was that our room... More

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Northop, United Kingdom
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9 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here for my 40th birthday in February for 2 nights. My husband had contacted the hotel before we had left the UK and they were very kind I believe in assisting him with obtaining a birthday cake. The hotel also very kindly gave us a lovely room and left a bottle of wine for me as well which... More

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Mission Viejo, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This a cozy place to stay one short block from the beach and downtown shuttle bus. It is about a 5-10 minute easy walk to the pier. Karen, the owner, had welcome baskets filled with goodies for those staying more than one night. There are beach cruisers available to use and a library of DVD's in the lobby from which... More

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3 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed here from March 9th until March 15th 2014. Nice spacious rooms, brilliant location - close to the beach and less than five mins walk to the beginning of the main part of State St. so it benefits from being central, but also nice and quiet.

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Southern Oregon
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3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is a four star hotel that is right on the intersection of the main shopping street and the palm lined beachfront. It is only a short walk to the Downtown and Beach shuttle that runs every 15 minutes. The room is nicely appointed and the staff is professional, friendly and accommodating. It is great to be right across the... More

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We stayed at this hotel for four nights in early March as part of a family vacation to Southern California. The hotel is well-situated near the Pier, walking paths, and State Street. The hotel itself is older but well-kept. Check-in was efficient, and the bellman was helpful. Parking was on-site, covered and well-priced. Our room was a 2-room suite on... More

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Lausanne, Switzerland
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4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

I stayed in this hotel during a conference that was held at the University of Santa Barbara. not very close to the university (you need a car!!) but the hotel location definitely worth it! :) Clean rooms, friendly and helpful staff. Absolutely recommended!!

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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
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Santa Barbara
#6 Luxury Hotel in Santa Barbara
#9 Romantic Hotel in Santa Barbara
#11 Family Hotel in Santa Barbara
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Harbor View Inn 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to Santa Barbara's premier 4-Diamond boutique oceanfront hotel. Centrally located to the beach, downtown shops, restaurants, museums and attractions. Enjoy all of our wonderful amenities which include heated pool and jacuzzi, Full service Spa,room service, gift shop, fitness center, coffee bar and restaurant, Eladio's. ... more   less 
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