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Harbor View Inn
Ranked #10 of 52 Hotels in Santa Barbara
Certificate of Excellence
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
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“Very happy with this Hotel”
Reviewed February 21, 2012

Very nice hotel. Clean, spacious, and right near the water. Restaurants and the main strip is a good walk, but there shouldn't be anything wrong with some exercise.

My only disappointment was that after paying a good penny for the room we still had to pay additional for parking.

The surrounding area is calm and beautiful. Definitely a romantic place to stay.

  • Stayed February 2012
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Reviewed February 15, 2012

This hotel opposite the Pier is a real Gem. Warm and inviting greeting. The room was a little dated in decor but very comfortable, lovely bathroom and spotlessly clean. The room had a great balcony overlooking the pool and the esplanade and pier. Would have loved to have stayed another night or two to appreciate Santa Barbara's beauty. Great location and would definitely stay at this Hotel again.

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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with family
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Morgan Hill, California
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Reviewed February 14, 2012

Stayed at one of the suites facing the ocean WHAT A VIEW!! Romantic, Clean, Classy
and... THE VIEW>

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
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San Rafael, California
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35 reviews
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Reviewed February 11, 2012

We stayed for 3 nights at this lovely property, located at the foot of State St. in the center of Ol Town Santa Barbara. Just across the street, about a 2 minute walk is Sterns Wharf and a wonderful broad beach that extends for miles in either direction.

The front desk staff is friendly and very helpful with lots of ideas for the immediate vicinity or the Central coast wine country that is only about a 45 min drive east in the beautiful Santa Ynez Mountains.

If you stay during the week in off season, they run a special that prices most rooms , even their Deluxe Ocean View at the same price as a garden view.

Room Tip: Ask for a room facing the beach for great sun sets. Sit on the balcony and sip a bit of wine and enj...
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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
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Cleveland, OH
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Reviewed February 9, 2012

Booked this through hotwire. The standard room was a little dated, but very clean. The room itself was enormous with a small patio. We were offered an upgrade to an ocean view for $40, but we opted to stick with the standard room. Parking is $10 extra a day. Front desk staff was friendly. We were offered turn down service. Since we were only there one night we didn't check out the amenities. They did give you a 10% discount at the restaurant next door as well as the coffee shop around the corner.

The location was perfect. Stearns Wharf was across the street and the Visitor Center was a short walk down Cabrillo. The shops and restaurants on State Street were in walking distance as was the Court House. Probably 20 - 25 min walk to Court House. Bike rentals nearby also.

For the price we paid ($224/nite including pkg), this was a great deal.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
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Halifax, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed January 31, 2012

My boyfriend and I stayed at this hotel for one night in January on our way to Palm Springs. The location is awesome as we had an amazing view of the beach and the harbour. The room was very clean and well equipped. I did find it a bit pricey for off-season at 264.00 plus taxes for a night, plus they made you pay 10 dollars for parking. And get this, it's a first come first serve so even though you have to pay for parking, you are not guaranteed a spot! so keep that in mind. But if you are looking for a nice, clean well decorated hotel, this is a good choice. Down the street on Cabrillo is fabulous Mexican restaurant with 3 dollar margaritas every tues, wed and thurs evening. :) enjoy

Room Tip: book in advance through trip and walk-ins get charged more!
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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
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Warriewood NSW
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128 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed January 27, 2012

We chanced upon Harbor View Inn and that bit of good fortune made us have the best 4 night stay in Santa Barbara. First of all the hotel is located directly across from Stearn's Wharf... within a 5 minute walk you have your choice of restaurants, bike hire company etc. The staff here bed over backwards to make your stay nice. Gardens and interior are so well looked after. Very clean and not a thing out of place. The view is of the ocean out the front and the hills of Santa Barbara at the back.
We stayed in a Resort City View Queen room.... we are a family of 5 and the room size was so generous that there was ample room for the roll out bed and for us all to relax comfortably.
The weather was unseasonably warm therefore we all made use of the pool and spa and the fitness room. Great supply of towels by the pool and fun had by all.
The girls on the front desk especially Megan were very helpful with a number of our questions and did whatever they could to make our stay as nice as possible.
If the farmers market is on up State Street don't miss it!! Some of the best people watching imaginable!

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with family
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Property: Harbor View Inn
Address: 28 W Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3504
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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:
#4 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
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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