Tricky little place to find off the highway, but once there we were suitably impressed.
We arrived fairly early in the day from Los Angeles and were unable to check in. (Around noon).
We had our details checked and were advised to return later to check in properly.
We just headed into town to check out the vibe there. Once back, nothing was an issue and we were welcomed properly, given a plan of the Inn, a parking permit, a list of timings for the front desk, pool and spa. Pool towels, bike cruisers and dvds were also available should you have needed them. Little eating sessions in the foyer of the hotel to grab wine and cheese were also laid on for the guests, followed up with milk and cookies. Difficult to imagine, however, it works! The foyer/reception is not particularly large but, but it's an innovative use of space. Free internet access for guests and a printer for your convenience. Great touch!!
We spent some time there both inside and out, as there were tables and chairs outside to munch on your cookies if that's what you want to do.
The jacuzzi at The Inn was literally outside our room and the night before we left, we spent a good hour relaxing in it with no disturbances.
For us, there was a quaint yet functional feel to the Inn.
- 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
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- Also Known As:
- Inn By The Harbor Hotel Santa Barbara