Harbor View Inn

Santa Barbara, California Coast

The hotel

You’ll feel relaxed as soon as you walk through the door of the Harbor View Inn, Santa Barbara. Once the friendly staff have welcomed you to their Spanish villa-style retreat, it’s time to really chill out. Head to the oceanfront heated pool, take in the beach views and maybe drop by Spa Beaumontia for a treatment or dip in the Jacuzzi. If you want to get out and explore, Stearns Wharf is just across the road, and there are some great restaurants a short walk away.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Swimming Pool
  • Hot tub
  • Families
  • Room Service
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Close to Beach
  • Restaurant

Where is it

Centrally located across from West Beach and Stearns Wharf, Santa Barbara. In easy walking distance of local shops and restaurants.

Hotel information

115 rooms on 3 floors in 3 buildings. All with balcony/terrace, air-conditioning, complimentary WiFi, flat-screen TV, tea/coffee-making facilities, mini-bar*, safe, iron and board, bathrobes and hairdryer. Resort/City View Rooms with either 1 king-size bed or 2 queen-size beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults.

Ocean View Rooms and Ocean View Suites with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Pool bar (serving lunch and drinks, seasonal). Outdoor heated swimming pool. Jacuzzi. Fitness centre. Spa* with sauna and Jacuzzi. Room service*. Gift shop. Business centre. Self-parking $25 plus tax per night (payable locally, subject to change).

*Denotes local charge.

Rating summary

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Traveller rating

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great value with unbeatable location!

Nov 15, 2019 Stephanie S

My daughter and I came to stay at the hotel this past Sunday night. We had a lovely stay in the newer North Wing. The room was very spacious with new furnishings. Perfect for relaxing after a full day at the MOXI museum, bike riding along the beach and swimming in the pool. Great service from everyone. We'll be back!
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Convenient location but beware of very expensive little charges

Nov 12, 2019 Emily Y

Location is good, very convenient with many shops, restaurants and wine tastings shops. It is also right across the pier. The hotel rooms are spread out in different buildings. We were at North Wing (only city view rooms) so it's a bit of a walk from front desk including crossing a public street, but not too bad. Please be aware though the… Read more
Location is good, very convenient with many shops, restaurants and wine tastings shops. It is also right across the pier. The hotel rooms are spread out in different buildings. We were at North Wing (only city view rooms) so it's a bit of a walk from front desk including crossing a public street, but not too bad. Please be aware though the parking is $25 for hotel guests. They also charge for bottle water ($7) eventhough they offer free coffee with a nice coffee machine. I think the hotel is nice but a bit pricey for a non-ocean view room. There are a few nice hotels around the area with city view only as well. If I'm not looking for an ocean view room I may check out other hotels next time just to compare the rates. Read less
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Nov 12, 2019 laral37 Hood River, Oregon

The room was in the newest wing and was spacious and clean. We would have liked an ocean view, but the mountain and street view was also nice. It had easy access to State street, but was a bit of a walk to get to valet parking and front desk. Would consider staying here again.
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Nov 11, 2019 darnis779

I was in room 301 on 11.9.2019 and the water in the shower smelled of sewage. I asked the front desk to look into this - they did not. The rest of the hotel may be ok; I just know that room was terrible.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Exceptional Hotel With Top Notch Customer Service

Nov 1, 2019 Funinthesun922

We stayed in a suite in the main building for two nights in October. The hotel was immaculate and the customer service was outstanding. We felt pampered from the time we arrived until check out. The desk staff, parking attendants, and cleaning crew do an exceptional job maintaining the facility and catering to the needs of hotel guests. In… Read more
We stayed in a suite in the main building for two nights in October. The hotel was immaculate and the customer service was outstanding. We felt pampered from the time we arrived until check out. The desk staff, parking attendants, and cleaning crew do an exceptional job maintaining the facility and catering to the needs of hotel guests. In particular, thanks to Berenice Lara for making our trip extra special! Read less