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Virginia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Friendly and helpful staffs with a ready smile. Love the happy hour wine and cheese / milk and cookies. Our room was comfortable but the furnishings/cabinet needs a lift.Not much space to move about. Tight space. Complimentary wine upon arrival is a nice touch.

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California
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16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We stayed for two nights in Room 203. There was a bit of an odd smell when we walked in, but it may have been the cleaning products. The room was very large with a large bathroom, a sitting area and a full kitchen. The rear sliding glass doors led to the pool and garden area. The king bed was... More 

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

Greetings Katrianav, Thank you for our 5-star review. We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your recent visit to Santa Barbara and your stay at the Inn by the the Harbor. Thank you for sharing your experience with other travelers. Should you find yourself back in Santa Barbara, we hope you visit us again. Warm regards ~ Greg Broussard,... More 

Scotland
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49 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A comfortable room, in a motel style hotel on the outskirts of the town, but not weirdly by the harbour? Loved the guy who checked us in. Room was comfy although not large, but adequate. Trays to take buffet breakfast to your room as no room to sit in reception area . Not a huge choice for breakfast. Liked the... More 

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

Thank you joandjohnb for your recent stay with us. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed the Inn by the Harbor. Should your travels bring you back to Santa Barbara, we hope you visit us again. More 

Cambridge, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at the hotel for 1 night as a stop off from Carmel by the sea to LA. Frank on reception was great. It was our honeymoon so he provided a bottle of free Champagne and was very welcoming and friendly. He also recommended a great local restaurant called Brophy Brothers. Our room was over looking the pool area,... More 

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

Congratulations on your recent nuptials Danny and Ruth, We are so pleased to know the Inn by the Harbor will be part of your honeymoon memories. Thank you for acknowledging Frank for his warm and inviting service. He is one of the many gems we have on our team and we are grateful for each of them. We hope to... More 

Bradford, United Kingdom
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31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at the Inn for one night whilst travelling down the pch. It was a last minute booking for a Friday night. We got checked in fine, the room was a little old fashioned for us, but most of the clientele seemed to be of an older age group. The pool area is small, and was full when we... More 

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

Greetings Joenkatie, Thank you for your recent stay with us. I am sorry to hear you were less than satisfied with your guest room. It sounds like you like enjoyed most of what our hotel has to offer, however, felt our guest rooms could use a decor update. Please know that our team will brainstorm on how we might be... More 

Queenstown, New Zealand
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10 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Cute Spanish style hotel, great location, super friendly staff. Continental breakfast is included and there is a wine and cheese reception in the afternoons! They have beach cruiser bikes as well. Really great deal for the price!

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

Greetings Kyle, We are happy to hear you were pleased with your recent stay at the Inn by the Harbor’. There are a lot of hotels to choose from when visiting Santa Barbara, so our hotel team works hard to provide the best quality service possible. Thank you for taking time to share your experience with other travelers. We look... More 

Los Angeles, California
1 review
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After being told that sister hotel Las Brisas had screwed up our disabled room the management put us here. Their only Ada room needs work. No bench or hand bars in bathroom. The very small mirror was barely attached to the wall. Tv did not work well Direct tv cable kept going out. For a disabled room the aisles are... More 

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

Greetings Sharonroot3, I am so sorry about this terrible mix up. Please know that we have spoken with each of our team members to ensure they know which of our rooms are ADA compliant. We have also made a note in our records that anytime you visit us again, you will automatically be offered the ADA compliant room at the... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Perfect locations and great price! I highly recommend it! Soft and comfortable pillows,air conditioner, soft and clean and fluffy towels. White linen. Bicycles available at no charge. Free cookies and cheese and wine at the lobby(specific hours) I will defenetly come back!!

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

Thank you Karlafit, for your lovely comments and for our 5-star review. I smiled when I read you felt our pillows were "soft and comfortable”. It is important to us that each of our guests experience the luxury of comfort when they stay at the Inn by the Harbor. We look forward to seeing you again. Warm regards, Greg Broussard... More 

Guildford, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The third stop on our whistle stop two week roadtrip Las Vegas to San Fransisco. This was our favourite. Nothing was too much trouble. We arrived very late and Frank was there to greet us and help us to our room. We felt immediately at home. He's mentioned in most reviews and we can only agree with the comments, we... More 

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Thank Emma41026
BroussardG, General Manager at Inn by the Harbor, responded to this review

Wow Emma, what a wonderful review of our hotel and especially of Frank. We are truly lucky to have Frank and our entire hotel team who takes great pride in offering the best service as possible. Thank you for your kind compliments and the for taking time to share you experience with other travelers. Warmest regards ~ Greg Broussard, General... More 

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
  • Hot Tub
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
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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
Location: United States > California > Santa Barbara
Price Range: $178 - $313 (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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“All rooms that we saw looked out onto the pool”
 of 5 bubbles FiT_12, Sep 24, 2016 | Read review
“Ground Floor Room”
 of 5 bubbles aquatec4u, Sep 3, 2016 | Read review
“Upstairs overlooking the garden”
 of 5 bubbles Kesser48, Aug 25, 2016 | Read review
“We had a room on the first floor which was fine and very quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles Matt240975, Aug 20, 2016 | Read review
“Stay on second floor if you don't want to hear your upstairs neighbors walking around.”
 of 5 bubbles Alicia67, Aug 16, 2016 | Read review
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