Harbor View Inn

Santa Barbara, California Coast

Virgin rating

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

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

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.

  • Free Nights: Stay for 4 nights, pay for 3 for stays completed between 1 Jan–23 May '22 and 12 Sep'22–31 Mar '23.

    Any applicable offers havebeen calculated into the prices shown. Offers may not be combinable. Offer only valid on Saturday to Thursday stays. 

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

  • Excellent (854)
  • Very good (546)
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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great location

May 10, 2022 Jadranka P London, United Kingdom

We booked this place for its location and we’re happy with our choice. It is shame that the hotel does not provide breakfast but there were plenty of options nearby which is ok. In hindsight we should have booked earlier and ask for room with better view but for one night it was ok.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Waterfront Heaven.

May 6, 2022 SteveV-NYC New York City, New York

I wasn’t seeking a big resort for a peaceful stay on the waterfront. I chose this property for its proximity to the sand. It’s literally across the street. It was perfect. Walking distance to great restaurants and shopping. And for exercise; a walk, a jog, a bike ride are right at your door. Clear star filled nights. The staff was a… Read more
I wasn’t seeking a big resort for a peaceful stay on the waterfront. I chose this property for its proximity to the sand. It’s literally across the street. It was perfect. Walking distance to great restaurants and shopping. And for exercise; a walk, a jog, a bike ride are right at your door. Clear star filled nights. The staff was a friendly team that was genuinely eager to help in every capacity. Everyone seemed so pleased that we’d chosen to call this hotel our home base for a few nights. I’d truly make this my first choice when I return to this charming city on the Pacific Ocean. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Lovely hotel in great location

May 5, 2022 MaryMadelyn Rancho Santa Fe, California

Our room was a handicapped accessible room with a roll in shower. It was nicely appointed, very clean, and with a lovely view of the canal in the back of the hotel. The location is perfect, close to restaurants, shops, and directly across the street from the beach. They also have a beautiful pool area. We would definitely stay there again!
Image of the Tripadvisor rating High-end rooms, great pool and good location for the town

Apr 30, 2022 Newman36 High Wycombe, United Kingdom

Lovely hotel with great modern and updated rooms. Really large walk-in shower room was a great touch. Staff really friendly, pool area lovely. Great location for restaurants/bars. Room servicing isn’t being done as standard but you could call and request a light service (towels, rubbish and they made beds) which although isn’t a full service was… Read more
Lovely hotel with great modern and updated rooms. Really large walk-in shower room was a great touch. Staff really friendly, pool area lovely. Great location for restaurants/bars. Room servicing isn’t being done as standard but you could call and request a light service (towels, rubbish and they made beds) which although isn’t a full service was more than we experienced at other hotels - so in this instance was a plus despite needing to be requested each day. Only downside - the hotel has various wings/buildings, one of which is actually across the road and backs onto the town/bars . (East if I remember correctly ) This meant a longer walk to and from pool/main hotel area, and secondly you do get more noise from the trains/bars late night early morning . Main advice would be to request a particular location if this may concern you. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Unfaultable hotel in a lovely ideal location

Apr 23, 2022 226alexf Leeds, United Kingdom

Clean and friendly hotel with great facilities such as a heated outdoor pool and coffee facilities. The hotel is in a lovely location close to restaurants and the sea front. We only stayed one night but would recomend the toma Italian, but be sure to book! The food and service was amazing!