Our family stayed here while we looked at colleges. While this property is beautiful from the outside, it's only skin deep. Our first problem was the fact that they don't have high-speed internet, make that hardly any internet connection. We kept calling the front desk to find out what the problem was, but they were ill-equipped to assist us on why we couldn't connect properly, and when we did, the connection was sooo slow.
First thing the next morning, I went to work out in their extremely cramped work out room (low ceiling, very stuffy and hot-an afterthought on their part)) when I went back to the room to shower. To my surprise, no hot water! A call to the front desk brought their staff right away, and they fixed the problem within 20 minutes, but it makes me question why the cleaning staff wouldn't have known prevously that the hot water was turned off on this wing of the hotel - were they only cleaning the rooms with cold water?
The next problem was their fancy plasma tv, didn't have a good picture and the sound was horrible. Very surprising for how this place markets itself.
I have waited to post this review, waiting to hear from Harbor View Inn first. I was very specific in my comment card when I checked out and the front desk staff seemed concerned, and told me that the Manager would call me back right away to discuss my comments. Well, it's been over 3 weeks, and I'm still waiting to hear from them - I guess they don't value my comments and lookiing to improve my property.
Beware of making a reservation, you've been warned.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Harbor View Hotel Santa Barbara
- Santa Barbara Harbor View Inn
- Harbor View Santa Barbara
- Harbor View Inn Santa Barbara