We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Location, location, location!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Harbor View Inn

Save Saved
You added Harbor View Inn to your Saves list
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Show Prices
Harbor View Inn
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   28 W Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara, CA 93101   |  
Hotel website
  |  
  |  
Hotel amenities
Offers & Announcements
3 NIGHT STAY SPA SPECIAL
Ranked #11 of 59 hotels in Santa Barbara
Cleveland, OH
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Location, location, location!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2012

Booked this through hotwire. The standard room was a little dated, but very clean. The room itself was enormous with a small patio. We were offered an upgrade to an ocean view for $40, but we opted to stick with the standard room. Parking is $10 extra a day. Front desk staff was friendly. We were offered turn down service. Since we were only there one night we didn't check out the amenities. They did give you a 10% discount at the restaurant next door as well as the coffee shop around the corner.

The location was perfect. Stearns Wharf was across the street and the Visitor Center was a short walk down Cabrillo. The shops and restaurants on State Street were in walking distance as was the Court House. Probably 20 - 25 min walk to Court House. Bike rentals nearby also.

For the price we paid ($224/nite including pkg), this was a great deal.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

732 people have reviewed this hotel

Traveler rating
    352
    255
    71
    28
    26
See reviews for
151
339
18
37
Rating summary
  • 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
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (137)
Date | Rating
  • Danish first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Halifax, Canada
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2012

My boyfriend and I stayed at this hotel for one night in January on our way to Palm Springs. The location is awesome as we had an amazing view of the beach and the harbour. The room was very clean and well equipped. I did find it a bit pricey for off-season at 264.00 plus taxes for a night, plus they made you pay 10 dollars for parking. And get this, it's a first come first serve so even though you have to pay for parking, you are not guaranteed a spot! so keep that in mind. But if you are looking for a nice, clean well decorated hotel, this is a good choice. Down the street on Cabrillo is fabulous Mexican restaurant with 3 dollar margaritas every tues, wed and thurs evening. :) enjoy

Room Tip: book in advance through trip and walk-ins get charged more!
See more room tips
  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Warriewood NSW
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2012

We chanced upon Harbor View Inn and that bit of good fortune made us have the best 4 night stay in Santa Barbara. First of all the hotel is located directly across from Stearn's Wharf... within a 5 minute walk you have your choice of restaurants, bike hire company etc. The staff here bed over backwards to make your stay nice. Gardens and interior are so well looked after. Very clean and not a thing out of place. The view is of the ocean out the front and the hills of Santa Barbara at the back.
We stayed in a Resort City View Queen room.... we are a family of 5 and the room size was so generous that there was ample room for the roll out bed and for us all to relax comfortably.
The weather was unseasonably warm therefore we all made use of the pool and spa and the fitness room. Great supply of towels by the pool and fun had by all.
The girls on the front desk especially Megan were very helpful with a number of our questions and did whatever they could to make our stay as nice as possible.
If the farmers market is on up State Street don't miss it!! Some of the best people watching imaginable!

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes 3
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Los Angeles, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2012

My girlfriend and I were there on our anniversary and received a complimentary bottle of champagne and were treated like kings the whole weekend long.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Boston, MA
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2012

Wife and I had a 3 night get away at the Harbor View in Jan 12. Location is easily walkable to the main Santa Barbara attractions. Aside from motorcycle noise (when sliders to our deck were open) we could only rave about the place. Staff treated us great, easy in and out, will definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Top Contributor
94 reviews 94 reviews
33 hotel reviews
Reviews in 40 cities Reviews in 40 cities
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2012

This is a very nice hotel located in the heart of the beach in SB. Beautiful property, clean rooms, nice beds. The front desk staff was OK except for the fact that they only checked us in for one night instead of two, they called asking when we planned to check out and after a few nice words kept us in our room...simple mistake handled well. The Hot water pretty much sucks, absolutely NO HOT WATER for my shower??? WTF ??? Good parking, bad in room coffee ( Starbucks Instant )....not so good. Great Bike rental place across State St, convenient. Overall this is a clean, nice, property...appears to be managed well. We will stay here again.

Room Tip: Ocean view rooms are noisy...on a very busy street.
See more room tips
  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Scotland
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2012

We stayed here for one night on our way from LA to Monteray. What an amazing hotel and area. Unfortunately we only had one night so we couldn't use any of the hotel facilities.
Recommend it!

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Been to Harbor View Inn? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Harbor View Inn

Also Known As:
Harbor View Hotel Santa Barbara
Harbor View Hotel
Santa Barbara Harbor View Inn
Harbor View Santa Barbara
Harbor View Inn Santa Barbara
Address: 28 W Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Phone Number:
Location: United States > California > Santa Barbara
Amenities:
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
#7 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 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Booking.com, Travelocity, Orbitz, Hotels.com, Tingo, Otel and Venere so you can book your Harbor View Inn reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Harbor View Inn, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.