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“Amazing getaway!”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Harbor View Inn

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Harbor View Inn
Ranked #11 of 51 Hotels in Santa Barbara
Certificate of Excellence
Charlotte, North Carolina
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23 reviews
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“Amazing getaway!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2011

Excellent hotel, and room with a great view of courtyard/pool/ocean. Comfortable, nice clean rooms. Easy walking distance to beach, pier, harbor and State street. One night was not enough, I really hope to have the opportunity to come back again!

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with friends
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2011

I booked for two days and checked out after one night of stay. The room I was put in has smelled like a old house. When I complained, they send housekeeping to spray something. I asked to be moved to a different room, but the front desk is not willing to accommodate at all. The shift supervisor Andrew kept saying that the other rooms were at a high rate than what I paid (corporate rate). I have never seen services this bad at any hotels I stayed - I am a frequent traveler (gold member of HHonor and others). I will never go back again and I cannot recommend this hotel to anyone.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled on business
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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 25, 2011

We fell in love with the Harbor View Inn from the minute we set foot in the driveway- what a location! The room was spacious, with comfortable beds and quiet at night. Being across the road from Stearns Wharf was great with the kids, we cycled, swam, took long walks along the beach and all within sight of the hotel! We were really impressed with the food at the hotel restaurant, delicious breakfast menu and excellent service. The only issue we had was on our day of departure when we called for our bags to be collected 3 times and in the end, carted them down ourselves in 2 lots because no- one came ( 45 minutes of waiting). This aside, I would highly recommend the Harbor View Inn.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled with family
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California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 13, 2011

We arrived for a weekend stay from Friday to Sunday during Martin Luther King weekend and it did not seem crowded at all. We had a fine stay from start to finish. Some minor things were not the best as the price and view, however. All things considered, we enjoyed our trip and was a nice place to sleep and relax.

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  • Stayed January 2011, traveled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 11, 2011

My wife and I vacation in Santa Barbara every year and will stay in no other hotel. The harbor view is in a prime location across from the pier and a short stroll to downtown. The staff is wonderful and the rooms are perfect for either a romantic weekend or a family stay!

  • Stayed July 2010
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 30, 2011

The hotel and staff are awesome. The asst GM Junior is so good at what he does. He made our family feel like VIPs !!! Thank you Harbor Inn staff !!! We will be back. Great for all kids. The only thing that was lacking was a small fridge but the emptied mini bar was ok

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 29, 2011

Firstly, the location of this hotel cannot be beat. The beach is literally across the street, and a short stroll or a quarter on the bus gets you downtown in about five minutes. The room is clean and well updated - and thats from someone who compares everything to The Wynn in Vegas. They even have pillows of different fluffiness on the bed for your choosing. But what really made this a five star review for me was the service. Firstly, they starightened up my toiletries when I left them sprawled all over the sink. This is a rare touch I've only experienced a couple of times before. Second, our AC was broken. Another review says this was dealt with poorly in the past. When we called to say there was a problem the tech guy was here within minutes. He quickly assessed the problem and needed to call his supervisor for more direction, let us know he would get it fixed or talk to the front desk about other options. Within about ten minutes he returned and fixed the AC, no problem and kindly apologized for the inconvenience. Everyone else who we encountered was also very friendly. We cant wait to return!

  • Stayed May 2011
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Additional Information about Harbor View Inn

Property: Harbor View Inn
Address: 28 W Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Phone Number:
Location: United States > California > Santa Barbara
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 Spa Hotel in Santa Barbara
#5 On the Beach 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
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Harbor View Inn 4*
Number of rooms: 115
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 
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