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Inn by the Harbor

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433 W Montecito St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3880
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Updated 06/16/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#6 of 19 B&Bs / Inns in Santa Barbara
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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 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.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Free breakfast
Bicycles available
Board games / puzzles
Books, DVDs, music for children
Massage
Electric vehicle charging station
Parking
Wifi
Hot tub
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Complimentary welcome drink
Vending machine
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
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Room features
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Safe
Microwave
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Hair dryer
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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Mid-range
Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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Sevatson wrote a review Aug 2020
Denver, Colorado128 contributions32 helpful votes
Good price for the location especially since they include breakfast and parking. Great modified COVID19 pandemic breakfast. Sack lunch style with cereal, milk, oj yogurt, granola bar & apple. Landscaping in the courtyard is impeccable. If they updated the rooms (particularly the bathroom & kitchen) they could certainly charge a bit more.
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Date of stay: July 2020
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Response from Liz Rodriguez, Other at Inn by the Harbor
Responded Aug 6, 2020
Greetings Sevatson, Thank you for your kind comments. It is wonderful to hear you enjoyed your recent stay with us. Thank you for taking time to share your honest impressions with other travelers. Should your travels bring you back to Santa Barbara, we hope you visit us again. Kind regards, Greg Broussard General Manager
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MyBella8 wrote a review Jul 2020
San Jose, California2 contributions2 helpful votes
We selected this hotel for the full size kitchen and inviting pool. The hotel staff is very accommodating and helpful. I enjoyed having breakfast bags delivered to the room, milk, juice, granola bar, yoplai yogurt, apple, and cereal. In addition, we had a chilled champagne bottle waiting for us in the refrigerator. The cons: we had noisy neighbors that stayed until 11 pm, drinking and smoking pot in the parking lot below our room. Security was called broke up the party. I understand we are in vacay but guest should be mindful of their neighbors. I would recommend this hotel because having a full kitchen makes vacation much more easier and there’s no need to go out to a crowded restaurant for breakfast or purchase overpriced drinks at bars. Another, plus was the warm pool and most guest kept their social distance.
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Liz Rodriguez, General Manager at Inn by the Harbor
Responded Aug 2, 2020
Greetings from the Inn by the Harbor, Thank you for your kind comments. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed our hotel and found our kitchen to be a helpful amenity. I am sorry to hear about the noisy neighbors. When on vacation no one wants to be disturbed by noisy guests. Please accept our apologies for their inconsiderate behavior. Should your travels bring you back to Santa Barbara, we hope you visit is again. Kind regards, Greg Broussard, General Manager
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Peter L (exciled Geordie) wrote a review Apr 2020
Southampton, United Kingdom467 contributions173 helpful votes
Clean and tidy, with plenty of parking. Eating area at front, with free wine and cheese etc. Small pool. Good location to walk around from. No bar. Some of the local area to walk at night, is a bit worrying, couple of shops and ptrol stations nearby.
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Date of stay: March 2020
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Response from Greg Broussard, General Manager at Inn by the Harbor
Responded Apr 7, 2020
Greetings 567PeterL, It is wonderful to hear you enjoyed your recent stay at the Inn by the Harbor. Thank you for sharing your kind compliments of our hotel with other travelers. Should your travels bring you back to Santa Barbara, we hope you visit us again. Kind regards, Greg Broussard General Manager
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Alison H wrote a review Mar 2020
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Inn by the Harbour got 5 stars, which is saying something considering we spent 1 night (instead of 2) during the lockdown. Frank was on reception and he was simply amazing!! He was apologetic that the facilities were closed-including the pool. He was knowledgeable and informative and a really nice guy. We were given a beautifully spacious room overlooking the pool, which included a kitchenette and dining area. The hotel itself was close to amenities and was a beautiful short walk to the pier and promenade. The silence at night was only disrupted by the crickets in the distance. We were feeling low as our holiday (to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary) was being cut short but we definitely ended our trip on a high. Can't thank Inn at the Harbour and especially Frank for the kind and warm welcome. Not only would we highly recommend the hotel but we cant wait to return and have a 'do over'.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Greg Broussard, General Manager at Inn by the Harbor
Responded Mar 30, 2020
Greetings alisonhU3422JP, We are delighted to hear that you received warm hospitality from Frank at the Inn by the Harbor. I'm so sorry to hear that global events affected your 25th wedding anniversary travels. Please know that we would love to welcome you back for a 'do over' whenever you are ready. Until then stay well and healthy. Greg Broussard and the entire team at the Inn by the Harbor
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NorthernSoutherner wrote a review Mar 2020
North Yorkshire, United Kingdom202 contributions58 helpful votes
We stayed here for 1 night and were impressed with the friendliness of the staff as well as the contact from the hotel in the lead up to our booking. The rooms are dated and dark, but perfectly functional. The location of the hotel was the best part for us. We were able to walk to the waterfront and enjoy a meal overlooking the marina. Even though the hotel is on a busy corner, we were never bothered by excessive noise except for the reversing trucks in the car park in the morning. The road the hotel is on is full of other hotels all of a similar motel style. Santa Barbara is an expensive place to stay so doesn’t offer the best value for money, but Inn By The Harbor was an adequate place to spend the night.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded Mar 30, 2020
Greetings NorthernSoutherner, Thank you for your recent stay at the Inn by the Harbor. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed our hotel and found us to be conveniently located. Should your travels bring you back to Santa Barbara, we hope you visit us again. Kind regards, Greg Broussard General Manager
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PRICE RANGE
$176 - $310 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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United StatesCaliforniaSanta Barbara
NUMBER OF ROOMS
42
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Frequently Asked Questions about Inn by the Harbor
Which popular attractions are close to Inn by the Harbor?
Nearby attractions include Reagan Ranch Center (0.5 miles), Santa Barbara Maritime Museum (0.4 miles), and Santa Barbara Harbor (0.5 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Inn by the Harbor?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Inn by the Harbor?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Inn by the Harbor?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and a free welcome drink during their stay.
Is parking available at Inn by the Harbor?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Inn by the Harbor?
Conveniently located restaurants include McConnell's Fine Ice Creams, Toma Restaurant and Bar, and the black sheep.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Inn by the Harbor?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is Inn by the Harbor located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.7 miles away from the center of Santa Barbara.
Are any cleaning services offered at Inn by the Harbor?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Inn by the Harbor?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Are there any historical sites close to Inn by the Harbor?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Santa Barbara County Courthouse (1.0 miles), Casa del Herrero (3.9 miles), and Old Mission Santa Barbara (2.2 miles).