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.

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Sep 19, 2019 JayneIvan Melbourne

We enjoyed a 1 night stay throughout our travels. Room was very large with a sitting area and desk area with a large balcony. Bathroom was very large with a shower, seperate bath and seperate toilet. Beach front and pier is right outside. Very central. Thank you for an enjoyable stay.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Lovely hotel & location

Sep 19, 2019 715sportsfan Clearwater, Florida

Lovely room with large balcony which overlooked car park , but with side views of mountains and beach. Comfortable bed and great bathroom. Downside was noisy staff valet parking cars at night / early morning and shouting to each other outside our window. Pool was nice and plenty loungers , towels and shade. Misleading to say on website it has… Read more
Lovely room with large balcony which overlooked car park , but with side views of mountains and beach. Comfortable bed and great bathroom. Downside was noisy staff valet parking cars at night / early morning and shouting to each other outside our window. Pool was nice and plenty loungers , towels and shade. Misleading to say on website it has restaurant and bar - has neither . Coffee shop round the corner which was not always open and had very limited choice. Pool bar only - also not open during the week . You could use a phone to order drinks but adding 18% and tax and tips made this very expensive . Also applies to room service menu - nice but not a restaurant and again expensive. Not advised beforehand about valet only parking at $25 per night plus tips - no alternative as 90 min parking on all streets . Staff very friendly and helpful but these things would make me look elsewhere next time . Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating This is The Place to Stay

Sep 15, 2019 KMgr513 Westwood, Massachusetts

Stayed for one night in the North Tower on a business trip. Room was clean, comfortable and had the modern touch, especially the bathroom. Hotel is in the best possible location because you are in the mix with restaurants, shops and stunning waterfront. Great room service options as well. Would stay again!
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Comfortable and good location

Sep 13, 2019 T6643OLphilipl Cranleigh, United Kingdom

We stayed 3 nights at the Harbor view inn. Very comfortable but old style. Excellent staff, good parking, nice swimming pool. No restaurant here but 10% discount at the local coffee shop. There are plenty of great places to eat and drink all within a few hundred yards. First class location at the end of State street and directly opposite the… Read more
We stayed 3 nights at the Harbor view inn. Very comfortable but old style. Excellent staff, good parking, nice swimming pool. No restaurant here but 10% discount at the local coffee shop. There are plenty of great places to eat and drink all within a few hundred yards. First class location at the end of State street and directly opposite the harbor pier. Highly recommended Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Possibly the best view in Santa Barbara

Sep 7, 2019 578sophier Leatherhead, United Kingdom

We stayed in an Ocean View room for 1 night at the Harbor view inn. The view was incredible! Hotel is Spanish style as expected, could do with some modernisation but was clean and comfortable. We used the pool and had drinks delivered to us poolside which was really nice. The pool could definitely do with a refurb, but was clean. Possibly the… Read more
We stayed in an Ocean View room for 1 night at the Harbor view inn. The view was incredible! Hotel is Spanish style as expected, could do with some modernisation but was clean and comfortable. We used the pool and had drinks delivered to us poolside which was really nice. The pool could definitely do with a refurb, but was clean. Possibly the only downside was that they charge you $5 for water in the room. Parkin is $25 overnight with the valet. Recommend Santo Mezcal for dinner nearby. Read less