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Harbor View Inn

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Newark, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013

We usually travel the week between Christmas and New Year's to unwind.... We were more than impressed with the accomodations and staff at the Harbor View Inn. We had an ocean view room with a king bed. This large room also had a large, private patio which made the sunrises and sunsets easy to enjoy. The bed was incredible....lush and... More 

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Los Gatos, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

Great location across from the beach in Santa Barbara. Walk to Stearn's Wharf, the harbor and the electric trolley for State Street. The rooms were clean, spacious and comfortable. The staff was very accommodating, too. Note: if you happen to be assigned to room 229, you'll be right across from housekeeping for that building. Don't expect to sleep in -... More 

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York, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

This hotel just gets everything right. Reception staff were very welcoming, efficient and helpful. We were offered a fantastic upgrade deal to a huge room on the front with enormous balcony with full sea view - we didn't need any persuading! The room was really comfortable and clean with high quality complimentary toiletries (Molton Brown). The location can't be beaten... More 

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newport beach, ca
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

As someone who holds her hotel rewards points close to her heart, I was nervous booking in Santa Barbara, where the big chains don't have as many options. But when booking a bachelorette weekend, one must make concessions to make sure budgets are met and enough beds are available. Our whole experience was great, booking went well, the staff was... More 

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Saratoga
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012

Right on the beach in Santa Barbara. If this is your primary criteria, then this is a good spot. You pay for the location. The room was spacious and clean. My only complaint is that there were some maintenance issues I would not expect in a room at this price -- one light fixture was broken with the bulb hanging... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2012

Just got back from a two night stay at the Harbor View Inn. Our room was clean and quiet, just the way I like it. The beds were comfortable and the room was large. The location is the best and it's a nice walk to the stores and restaurants. We will be back.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2012 via mobile

I arrived by train from OC to join my husband who had been here on business for a week. What a surprise to find the hotel literally a block from the train station. I didn't know what to expect about the hotel since my husband had not sent me any photos of his room or the resort, just the beautiful... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2012

We used this hotel as our base in Santa Barbara. We had limited interaction with staff and limited use of the facilities. Staff was excellent upon check in/check out. They were pleasant and provided suggestions on where to eat or visit. Very helpful. I am giving this hotel 4 stars based on its beauty, cleanliness, and location. Very pretty with... More 

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San Francisco, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2012

This place was horrible, due to snotty staff, on our honeymoon Started immediately upon check-in. We arrived early, about 2pm, because this place has a horrible late check-in time, to see if we can get into our room early. Unfortunately the room was not ready but the rude guy checking us in did say that he'll call us when the... More 

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Mark R, General Manager at Harbor View Inn, responded to this review

I am so sorry that you had to wait to get into your room it was a busy weekend and we do try to get everyone in before 4:00pm, I wish you would have taken our offer to have you move rooms on Saturday but I understand once you are in a room it is hard to move, I do... More 

Eugene, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2012

This is the third time my husband and I have stayed at the Harbor View Inn. The first time I was just trying to find the closest hotel to the Amtrak station so we could walk over after arriving from Eugene, Oregon. The train arrives after the local Hertz rental agency is closed. Now the Harbor View is our special... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Room Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
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 

Additional Information about Harbor View Inn

Address: 28 W Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3504
Location: United States > California > Santa Barbara
Price Range: $280 - $544 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Harbor View Inn 4*
Number of rooms: 115
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Also Known As:
Harbor View Hotel Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara Harbor View Inn
Harbor View Santa Barbara
Harbor View Inn Santa Barbara
Hotel Style:
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Santa Barbara
#5 Spa Hotel in Santa Barbara
#7 Luxury Hotel in Santa Barbara
#9 Family Hotel in Santa Barbara
#10 Romantic Hotel in Santa Barbara
#11 Business Hotel in Santa Barbara
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