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“What a great get-away weekend”
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Harbor View Inn
Ranked #10 of 52 Hotels in Santa Barbara
Certificate of Excellence
Los Angeles, California
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“What a great get-away weekend”
Reviewed March 21, 2013

Spur-of-the-moment get-away trip turned out to be just what we needed. Loved this beautiful hotel - upgraded to a suite for just $20 more. Right across the street from Stearns Pier, the artwalk on Sunday, great service, big comfortable King-sized bed, lovely little coffee shop right next door. This is going to be our new sneak-away hotel when work just gets too crazy. Shhhh, it's a secret.

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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Orangevale
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Reviewed March 9, 2013

Location is why we picked it And we weren't disappointed. Across the street from beach and pier. Rooms were very nice. Staff was great. A special thanks to Stephen he is such an asset to your hotel. He was so helpful throughout our stay. Defiantly would stay again

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
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Arlington, Texas
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59 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed March 6, 2013

Stayed here for 5 nights. Pros: Good location, across the street from the beach. Large room and comfortable bed. Excellent on site restaurant/room service. Cons: very unfriendly and unhelpful staff. The only pleasant/helpful person was Daniel, the valet attendant. I only remember his name because he was a rose among thorns. Surprise extra cost of $10 a night to park your own car in the regular hotel parking lot adjacent to the rooms. Rooms smelled old and musty. Surprised to see a sign posted at the entrance to the room which stated that the state of California warned of dangerous substances in the building - included a warning for pregnant women.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed March 3, 2013 via mobile

This is my second time at the harbour veiw Inn...and it's a great place to stay in Santa Barbra.nice pool and very pretty court yard.the rooms fairly big and well kept.the main pier is right across the street,and you can catch a trolley at the pier that goes right down town,if you want to do some shopping.I recommend the court yard ocean view room.its a very relaxing hotel we will stay again.

  • Stayed February 2013
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Woodinville, Washington
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Reviewed March 2, 2013

We have stayed here twice & found it to be great both times.
The rooms are nicely appointed & large. The beds are comfortable. The bathrooms are large with a walk in shower & separate bathtub. Toiletries are by Molten Brown. The pool area is not large but adequate with a pool bar for drinks & snacks. The location is great! Across from the ocean & Stearns Wharf. It is on the corner of State Street so an easy walk to lots of restaurants & shopping. Nice landscaping & parking is easy ( a $10 nightly fee). They have their own coffee shop that gives a 10% discount for those staying at the Inn. The spa is small but has everything you would want in a spa & the private jacuzzi is a good place to relax.
Stay here, you won't be disappointed.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
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Los Angeles, California
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed February 18, 2013

Stayed at this hotel this weekend for a wedding Anniversary, the hotel placed a bottle of champagne and a nice note which was very nice and unexpected. The room was clean and we had a view overlooking the pool and the ocean, the price was high but may be because of Presidents Day Weekend and availability which seemed to be ZERO in Santa BArbara this weekend. I used the front desk a couple of times for requests and they were polite and helpful. We didn't eat in the hotel and I was going to use the gym but it looked very cramped and without a TV that I could see so I ran along the beach, better choice anyway.
Overall the hotel was very pleasant, the location was excellent and everything else lived up to our expaectations.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Westlake Village, California
Level 3 Contributor
9 reviews
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Reviewed January 22, 2013 via mobile

Ideal location if you love the beach and want the convenience of the trolley taking you to shops and restaurants. Room was spacious and we had a great view of State Street from our balcony. Very quiet at night. Beds were very comfy. I wish breakfast was included, but aside from that, ideal spot for our needs. We will stay there again.

Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Harbor View Inn

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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