Having driven from Vegas we arrived in Santa Barbara at dusk. Not having been to SB before we had no idea where to look for accommodation. We drove along the beach and looked at several places, finally deciding to check out The Harbor View.
We were greeted by warm and friendly staff at reception who offered to show us several available rooms. Deciding on a seaview suite we parked in the udercover parking area which was a bonus we didn't expect.
Our room was sensational, so much room, balcony overlooking the beach and harbour and great bathroom...couldn't ask for more.
We decided to stay 2 nights and explore SB while we were there.
You can get breakfast at the little restaurant next door which was convenient, friendly service and quite a good choice.
Then we did the "Santa Barbara Trolley Tour" which leaves from across the road from the hotel, in front of Stearns Wharf. You can get "day tickets" from the driver as your board.
This was fantastic...went all around SB, hopping off at different stops. The narration by the driver was very informative with a sense of humour at times, really worthwhile.
Spent some time in the shopping area which had an upmarket village atmosphere.
Went to Stearns Wharf for late lunch while watching the dolphins play in the harbour.
Back at The Harbor View we spent an hour in the jacuzzi (walk thru the spa to get to it) which was a lovely quiet area with very good change facilities.
SB really amazed us and is on our "go back to" list, where we would definitely stay at The Harbor View...great location, great accommodation, great service!!!
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Harbor View Hotel Santa Barbara
- Santa Barbara Harbor View Inn
- Harbor View Santa Barbara
- Harbor View Inn Santa Barbara