This was our second stay at the Harbor House Inn. Our first time was for a November weekend in 2009 and we stayed that time in one of the queen suites. Most recently, we stayed in a king suite in August. The king suite I thought overall was better appointed than the queen suite, which had more of a cluttered style in the sleeping area. The king suite was in the second building and seemed to have a better layout and overall looked more streamlined. There were also two walk-in closets, so it was nice to have an easy place to store luggage without cluttering up the room. The breakfast basket (and amazing banana bread) was just as amazing as the first time.
The best aspect of the Harbor House Inn is its location. It is so easy to walk to the beach (less than 10 minutes) and walking into the heart of downtown is also doable. It is also helpful to have a full kitchen so you can easily have breakfast in every morning.
I probably would not return in August in the future. I knew that the Harbor House Inn had no air conditioning, which is usually not a problem in Santa Barbara. However, we were there just before Labor Day weekend and the afternoon sun really pounded into the windows of our room. Although there is a floor tower style fan provided in the room along with a ceiling fan, it did not cool down the room enough for truly comfortable sleeping and the placement of the windows does not allow one to get a cross-draft at night.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 17 One-of-a-kind studios with kitchens located one short block from West Beach nestled between Stearn's Wharf & the Santa Barbara Harbor. Room amenities include free wireless internet access & local phone calls and complimentary use of 3-speed cruising bicycles. Beach chairs, towels & umbrellas are also available at no charge. For guests enjoying 2 or more nights, a complimentary Welcome Breakfast Basket is included upon arrival. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Harbor House Hotel Santa Barbara