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Inn by the Harbor

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here for a couple of nights, whilst driving from San Francisco to LA. It was a really nice hotel, in particular there were two guys who went beyond the call of duty in helpfulness - William & Frank. William gave us the full SP on the local area inc a map and explained a lot about the town... More 

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Sittingbourne, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here for one night, when we were driving from San Francisco to LA. It was a really nice hotel, the man on the front desk was very welcoming and helpful on arrival and gave us lots of useful tips on the surrounding area. We were invited to return to Reception late afternoon for some wine & cheese, which... More 

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Thank Clare-Emmett
BroussardG, General Manager at Inn by the Harbor, responded to this review

Greetings Clare-Emmett, Thank you for your recent stay with us. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed our hotel and appreciate your kind compliments of our hotel team. It is great to know that you enjoyed our afternoon wine & cheese reception. Thank you for your personal recommendation. Best wishes on your continued travels. Warmly, Greg Broussard, General Manager More 

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10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a lovely place, though more like a motel than. Hotel, as all rooms were exterior entrances, that opened on to a Courtyard. Also please be aware that despite it's name, , there are no views of the harbor from this hotel. The staff was top notch. The breakfast and afternoon wine and cheese was lovely! I loved the... More 

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Thank Vicky P
BroussardG, General Manager at Inn by the Harbor, responded to this review

Greetings Vicky, Thank you for your recent stay with us. We are happy to hear you enjoyed the Inn by the Harbor and appreciate your kind compliments regarding our hotel team. It is wonderful that you were able to treat yourself to the little extras we offer our guests. Thank you for letting us know about your guest room feeling... More 

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11 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spent a weekend here and really was expecting a pretty down-market type of property. However we were pleasantly surprised with what we got. Yes, the place really is just a motel, complete with pulling your car up right in front of your room, but the quality of the bed, the size of the room and just the general ambiance of... More 

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1 Thank tbt1964
BroussardG, General Manager at Inn by the Harbor, responded to this review

Thank you for this lovely review of our hotel. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed the Inn by the Harbor and the little touches we provide. Our hotel team takes great pride in the quality of service and care we offer our guests so I will be sure to share your comments with everyone. Should your travels bring you... More 

Ipswich, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had 2 nights here at the beginning of July. The staff were very friendly and welcoming. We had a deluxe room which was very clean, if somewhat dated. The full kitchen wasn't really necessary and definitely needs some modernisation. The hotel is not quite 'by the harbor' as the name suggest, rather a 5 - 10 minute walk to... More 

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Thank Claire R
BroussardG, General Manager at Inn by the Harbor, responded to this review

Greetings Claire, Thank you for your recent stay with us at the Inn by the Harbor. We rely on guests like you who take the time to share their experience with us and other travelers so we greatly appreciate your comments and suggestions. It is nice to hear you found our location to be close and convenient to downtown and... More 

Sydney, Australia
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8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed two nights and had a deluxe room with kitchenette and shared large balcony overlooking the pool. Older style property that has been upgraded to a good standard. Really friendly and helpful staff and that was the best thing. Drinks and nibblies of an afternoon and a short walk to the wharf and harbour. Cost wise Santa Barbara seems expensive... More 

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1 Thank GalaxyInvader
BroussardG, General Manager at Inn by the Harbor, responded to this review

Greetings from Santa Barbara! Thank you for your recent stay with us. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed the Inn by the Harbor. It is great to hear you treated yourself to our afternoon wine & cheese reception. Your kind compliments toward our staff is greatly appreciated. I will be sure to share your comments with our entire hotel... More 

Sao Paulo, SP
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9 reviews
9 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed at this hotel for one night on my way to LA. The place is great, my room was huge with a full kitchen. The hotel is really nice looking with lots of greens and a pool area (with a hot tub!). Staff was pretty nice, specially the lady working at the lobby. They even have free cheese and wine,... More 

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Thank Lou F
BroussardG, General Manager at Inn by the Harbor, responded to this review

Greetings from the Brisas del Mar! Thank you for this lovely review of our hotel. We know you have many hotels to chose from when visiting Santa Barbara, so we are delighted to know you enjoyed your stay with us. Should your travels bring you back to Santa Barbara, we hope you visit us again. Warmest regards, Greg Broussard General... More 

Telford,England
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19 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We received a very warm welcome from Nick on reception who could not have been more helpful. Our room was very large with a separate kitchen area and patio doors leading to the pool. Compared to others we had stayed at the room felt a little dated and could do with some refurbishment but we could not complain about the... More 

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Thank Bobbysox_7
BroussardG, General Manager at Inn by the Harbor, responded to this review

Greetings Bobbysoxe_7, Thank you for your recent stay with. We are delighted to hear you received a warm welcome from Nick and that you treated yourself to the little extras we offer. We are fortunate to have a dedicated team who take great pride in offering the best service possible to each of our guests. We rely on guests like... More 

Calgary, Alberta
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7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our family (two adults, two kids) had a lovely trip to Inn by the Harbour. The staff were extremely attentive and friendly, helping with dinner suggestions and things to do. The kids really enjoyed the milk and cookies, and the adults the wine and cheese. The rooms were clean and had a cute little kitchen (which we didn't use but... More 

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BroussardG, General Manager at Inn by the Harbor, responded to this review

Greetings SKGodin Family! Thank you for your recent stay at the Inn by the Harbor. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed our hotel and that our cookies & milk received the stamp of approval by your kids. Please know that based on your comments we will be sure to inspect each of our beds to ensure a luxurious and... More 

Florida
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016

We stayed one night as a family (myself, my wife, and our daughter) and it was an amazing place. The hotel staff went out of their way to make us feel welcome, giving recommendations for local restaurants and attractions and even providing a bottle of champagne (and a bottle of sparkling cider for my pregnant wife) for our anniversary. I... More 

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2 Thank Surf_and_Turf3
BroussardG, General Manager at Inn by the Harbor, responded to this review

Happy Anniversary Surf and Turf3! Thank you for your recent stay at the Inn by the Harbor. We are always delighted when couples chose to celebrate their special moments with us. Thank you for taking time to share your experience with others. It is travelers like you who are the experts so we appreciate the care you offer in providing... More 

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Nestled among tropical gardens beneath the swaying palms, the Inn by the Harbor is an enchanting Santa Barbara hotel and resort escape. Built in the Spanish Colonial tradition, the white adobe inn features red tile roofs, inlaid tile staircases, wrought iron embellishments, and a heated pool. The Inn is just a short walk from Santa Barbara's golden beaches, yacht harbor, and oceanfront restaurants. The guest rooms at our Santa Barbara hotel and retreat are decorated with Spanish Mediterranean style furnishings. Many also feature full kitchens, which make them ideal for vacations and extended stay lodging. The Inn serves a deluxe continental breakfast, afternoon wine and cheese, and evening milk and cookies.The Inn by the Harbor hotel is within walking distance of many Santa Barbara attractions including West Beach and the beachfront bike path, the yacht harbor, Stearns Wharf, and the vibrant shops and cafes lining State Street. Golf courses, wineries, and the Santa Barbara Mission are all just minutes away. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Inn by the Harbor

Address: 433 W Montecito St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3880
Location: United States > California > Santa Barbara
Price Range: $223 - $356 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Inn by the Harbor 3*
Number of rooms: 42
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