Harbor View Inn

Santa Barbara, California Coast

The hotel

Designed in the style of a Spanish villa, this lovely hotel has friendly, attentive staff and a relaxed, resort feel. With the new Spa Beaumontia, offering facials and massages with Jacuzzi and dry sauna, just lie back and relax. For those of you who wish to explore, the beach and Stearns Wharf are right across the road, and there are some great restaurants in walking distance.

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, flat screen TV, tea/coffee maker, 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. Outdoor pool, Jacuzzi, fitness centre, spa*. 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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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Pleasantly surprised, wonderful staff, great location and well maintained.

Apr 22, 2019 latindrummer2112 Visalia, California

First time staying in Santa Barbara and boy did I pick a gem. This was a birthday getaway for wifey and I chose HBI because of the beach front location and positive reviews. We stayed in the west building, away from the traffic and noise of Cabrillo but with an ocean view intact. The room was so spacious, elegant and tidy. Comfortable beds,… Read more
First time staying in Santa Barbara and boy did I pick a gem. This was a birthday getaway for wifey and I chose HBI because of the beach front location and positive reviews. We stayed in the west building, away from the traffic and noise of Cabrillo but with an ocean view intact. The room was so spacious, elegant and tidy. Comfortable beds, quality linens and a sofa, one seater and round coffee table also adorned this room. The room had one of the largest bathrooms we'd ever seen, perfect for the detailed gal that appreciates space and a well lit room for makeup and beautifying. The shower and toilet were separate from the main bathroom, adding another layer of space and privacy. The helpfulness and professionalism of the staff was very much appreciated. Isaac, Eli and Paul were very helpful and made the difference and motivate us to stay again. I'd also like to commend Jake at the front desk - I observed him handling what appeared to be a stressful guest related situation regarding billing. The guest was obviously flustered about an out of control billing issue but Jake handled the situation with poise, professionalism and a guest-centered attitude. I was amazed how calm he was and how he provided the guest with options on how to resolve his issue. Great stay overall, excellent room service, conveniently located next to some great restaurants and attractions, steps away from the beach and the pier. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Gorgeous Seafront Hotel right next to State Street

Apr 5, 2019 satpalc2016 London

Wow, this is a beautiful hotel on the seafront of Santa Barbara, right next to the restaurants and bars in State Street. The hotel gave us rooms with views of the sea and a terrace which were perfect. Lovely bedrooms and a brilliant valet service, The staff cater for all needs and understand the importance of customer service. We did not eat in… Read more
Wow, this is a beautiful hotel on the seafront of Santa Barbara, right next to the restaurants and bars in State Street. The hotel gave us rooms with views of the sea and a terrace which were perfect. Lovely bedrooms and a brilliant valet service, The staff cater for all needs and understand the importance of customer service. We did not eat in the hotel but went to the Sandbar further up State Street which is a fantastic restaurant. If I ever find myself back in Santa Barbara, I will not hesitate in booking myself in the Harbor View. And to the staff - take a bow ! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Amazing room, perfect location, friendly staff

Apr 1, 2019 459emmetta

I loved everything about this hotel. The room was beautiful and very spacious, with a private patio looking directly onto the beach. The bed was comfortable, the shower had good water pressure. The location of the hotel was perfect at the edge of State St. and across the street from the beach. The staff was very friendly and always welcomed us… Read more
I loved everything about this hotel. The room was beautiful and very spacious, with a private patio looking directly onto the beach. The bed was comfortable, the shower had good water pressure. The location of the hotel was perfect at the edge of State St. and across the street from the beach. The staff was very friendly and always welcomed us with a smile. A special thank you to Greg, our valet who took excellent care of us: he always remembered which car was ours, asked if we needed driving directions, he even packed our bags into our car for us when we checked out but weren't ready to hit the road yet. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating What a wonderful surprise...amazing value and almost perfect!

Mar 20, 2019 tahoeed San Diego, California

We have stayed in a number of hotels in Santa Barbara from the very best to the so-so hotels. The Harbor View is the best hotel for the value and we will stay again. The location is great, the rooms are clean, large and everything works perfectly. Bed is comfy, bathroom with two sinks and good shower. Two nice chairs to sit on and a desk,… Read more
We have stayed in a number of hotels in Santa Barbara from the very best to the so-so hotels. The Harbor View is the best hotel for the value and we will stay again. The location is great, the rooms are clean, large and everything works perfectly. Bed is comfy, bathroom with two sinks and good shower. Two nice chairs to sit on and a desk, plenty of drawer and closet space. Mini fridge, in room safe, very good wi-fi, good tv! 315 is an amazing corner room with incredible ocean views. Great patio with two very comfortable chairs outside to sit and sip some wine. Breakfast are just okay with the very basics and afternoons feature wine and cheese. Staff was incredible. Great value. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Wonderful!

Mar 14, 2019 Susanssl Houston, Texas

You can’t beat the location of this hotel but it would be great even if it wasn’t right across from the pier and had great views. The room was so nice and we enjoyed the L’Occtiane products. The staff was friendly. There are so many restaurants right near the hotel. We will be back!