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Inn by the Harbor

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Certificate of Excellence


#6 of 18 B&Bs / Inns in Santa Barbara
Certificate of Excellence
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.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Heated pool
Hot Tub
Laundry Service
Multilingual Staff
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor pool
Self-Serve Laundry
Wheelchair access
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Air conditioning
Non-smoking rooms
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Centrally Located
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The room decor is a bit dated and the rooms a bit dark, but our King Deluxe was spacious (with kitchenette) and clean as a whistle. The location is good, within a half hour walk of downtown SB; it is closer still to the beach and harbor, and it is right next door to SB City College. Reasonably quiet. Electric car charging station available. Continental breakfast was meh. Excellent, friendly service. Suggest some outdoor seating at the back sliding glass door of each room, to facilitate enjoyment of the peaceful garden/courtyard.
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Property's Favorite Review
We spent a night at the Inn by the Harbor and wish we had been able to stay for longer - Greg welcomed us and was great very friendly and gave us some useful information on the hotel and going into Santa Barbara (which is lovely) - the room was fine and we really enjoyed having some wine with cheese and biscuits in the evening and breakfast the next morning - if we are lucky enough to come this way again I would definitely stay here
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Response from GregBroussard, General Manager at Inn by the Harbor
Responded May 28, 2019
Greetings bakey, Thank you for your kind comments about your recent stay with us. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay with us and love knowing you treated yourself to our little extras. We wish you could have visited longer as well. Thank you for choosing the Inn by the Harbor and for taking time to share your impressions with other travelers. Warm regards, Greg Broussard Hotel Manager
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We only stayed a couple nights while visiting family. The Inn was welcoming and friendly, serving continental breakfast and late afternoon cheese and crackers in their small lobby. The lobby and rooms look out over a gorgeous courtyard and pool. The room we stayed in was small but very clean and comfortable. The location is pretty good-just a short walk to the harbor, and about a 20 minute walk to the downtown area. There is a convenience store and small grocery store across the street, and plenty of dining options within a short walk.
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Response from GregBroussard, General Manager at Inn by the Harbor
Responded 6 days ago
Greetings brophycat, Thank you for your lovely comments about your recent stay with us. It is wonderful to hear you enjoyed your stay at the Inn by the Harbor and found us to be conveniently located. We know you have many hotels to choose from when visiting Santa Barbara, so our hotel team is dedicated to offering our guests a clean and relaxing environment with warm and friendly service. Thank you for your kind compliments and for choosing the Inn by the Harbor. Kind regards, Greg Broussard General Manager
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We oved Inn by the Harbor - good location in beautiful Santa Barbara, within walking distance of harbour, beach and (at a stretch) Stearns Wharf. Though modern motel rooms which were not large, the place was vine-clad and pretty, with quiet rooms and a big comfortable bed. The staff were very friendly and helpful, and provided an inclusive buffet breakfast + afternoon snacks of delicious cookies, then later cheese, crackers and juice at no extra charge. The pool was small but not crowded, and in a pretty area, with no hassle or regulations. We have stayed in several hotels over the past 2 weeks and this was by far the friendliest - wish we could have stayed longer in Santa Barbara.
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Response from GregBroussard, General Manager at Inn by the Harbor
Responded 1 week ago
Greetings teresa_omahony, We wish you could have stayed longer as well. Thank you for your kind comments and generous compliments. It is wonderful to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. Thank you for choosing the Inn by the Harbor. Kind regards, Greg Broussard Hotel Manager
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Initially I was a little disappointed that the Inn wasn’t quite as “by” the Harbour as described and the decor is a little dated but instantly forget that. This is a fantastic little Motel/Hotel and the staff are incredibly friendly and helpful. Nothing is too much trouble. The facilities are exactly what a family (who are journeying along the Pacific coast road) need. We have stayed in many hotels across the world and this is right up there with the best (and that includes a suite at the UN Hilton in NY).
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$232 - $406 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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