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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 #13 of 61 hotels in Santa Barbara
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“Great Location/Fantastic View”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2012

We had a great view of ocean. Outstanding service. Spacious room.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2012

I had an excellent experience here. The rooms are very nice. The service is over the top spectacular. Marco and the others at the front desk went to great lengths to insure our visit was flawless. The men in the parking lot could not have been more professional (my hat off to Paul and Tosh...great job!). If you're new to the area the location is wonderful. You're right across the street from the pier, a beautiful beach, and Marina.

I swim and swam twice a day here. The grounds are meticulously kept, and the owners of this establishment should be complimented.

I enjoyed my stay here so much that I will continue to recommend this hotel to all my friends and clients.

Thank you Harbor View Inn, and all the best! Keep up the good work!

Sincerely,

Mark Danforth Lomas

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  • 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
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2012 via mobile

Very nice hotel. Clean, spacious, and right near the water. Restaurants and the main strip is a good walk, but there shouldn't be anything wrong with some exercise.

My only disappointment was that after paying a good penny for the room we still had to pay additional for parking.

The surrounding area is calm and beautiful. Definitely a romantic place to stay.

  • Stayed February 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2012

This hotel opposite the Pier is a real Gem. Warm and inviting greeting. The room was a little dated in decor but very comfortable, lovely bathroom and spotlessly clean. The room had a great balcony overlooking the pool and the esplanade and pier. Would have loved to have stayed another night or two to appreciate Santa Barbara's beauty. Great location and would definitely stay at this Hotel again.

Room Tip: Overlooking the pool is lovely
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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with family
    • 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
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Morgan Hill, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2012

Stayed at one of the suites facing the ocean WHAT A VIEW!! Romantic, Clean, Classy
and... THE VIEW>

  • 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
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San Rafael, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2012

We stayed for 3 nights at this lovely property, located at the foot of State St. in the center of Ol Town Santa Barbara. Just across the street, about a 2 minute walk is Sterns Wharf and a wonderful broad beach that extends for miles in either direction.

The front desk staff is friendly and very helpful with lots of ideas for the immediate vicinity or the Central coast wine country that is only about a 45 min drive east in the beautiful Santa Ynez Mountains.

If you stay during the week in off season, they run a special that prices most rooms , even their Deluxe Ocean View at the same price as a garden view.

Room Tip: Ask for a room facing the beach for great sun sets. Sit on the balcony and sip a bit of wine and enj...
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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Cleveland, OH
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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
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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
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Santa Barbara
#6 Spa Hotel in Santa Barbara
#7 Luxury Hotel in Santa Barbara
#9 Romantic Hotel in Santa Barbara
#11 Family Hotel in Santa Barbara
#18 Business 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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Also Known As:
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