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

  • Excellent (817)
  • Very good (538)
  • Average (134)
  • Poor (57)
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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Nice, but nothing special except location

Sep 8, 2020 159sherif San Diego, California

Visited recently on 9/3 and 9/4. Added a night after the initial reservation and the hotel wasn’t able to accommodate a combined reservation, nor book the second night (even though it was available on every third party site). That was fine, as it’s a holiday weekend so understandable. But, when we checked out of the first room, our luggage wasn’t… Read more
Visited recently on 9/3 and 9/4. Added a night after the initial reservation and the hotel wasn’t able to accommodate a combined reservation, nor book the second night (even though it was available on every third party site). That was fine, as it’s a holiday weekend so understandable. But, when we checked out of the first room, our luggage wasn’t moved to our new room, as promised. Next, parking fee was $35/night. This is absurd and should be included in room fee- of course you are going to park at the hotel! Resort fees still included even though the only “resort amenity” open was the pool - which was not the cleanest (even though there weren’t too many people in it) and closed early at 8pm. Beside that, I called front desk and room service and no answer. Never had to leave a message with a hotel before unless they are small (this one isn’t). Room service delivered the requested towels about an hour after the message was left. Prior to arrival, they weren’t answering phones either and I had to request a callback by leaving 2 messages with the hotel manager. When we visited or walked past the front desk, there were always a few people. So, I’m confused why they don’t answer their phones. Rooms: first was courtyard view. It wasn’t. There was a huge tree blocking any kind of view. Nice decor. No fridge?? Weird. Bed was too soft for us. Clean though. Second room was oceanfront (across the street from beach/pier. Smaller bathroom and shower and tub room longer to fill. Balcony was spacious and good for laying out, as the beaches were closed due to the holiday. Decor was not as nice, and again- fridge was not one that would cool? Location makes this place great. Service was personable but that’s an expectation. Other than that, overrated from the review I read. Will try somewhere different next time. Read less
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Aug 22, 2020 YasiE88

Highly recommend this hotel! It’s the perfect location right across from the beach. The rooms were very spacious and clean and new. Most notably were the staff. They were very professional and accommodating. Big shout out to the manager Mark who made sure our stay was truly a memorable experience! Can’t wait to go back! Thank you!
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great getaway

Aug 12, 2020 Ngoc1111

My family and I wanted to have a relaxing getaway. The Hotel was great and walking distances to everything. All the staffs are super friendly and respectful. I dealt with Julie initially with booking but all staffs were great. Berenice Lara in the sales department was extremely wonderful to work with. She really help in accommodating us with our… Read more
My family and I wanted to have a relaxing getaway. The Hotel was great and walking distances to everything. All the staffs are super friendly and respectful. I dealt with Julie initially with booking but all staffs were great. Berenice Lara in the sales department was extremely wonderful to work with. She really help in accommodating us with our sudden changes in vacation plans. Thank you everyone! We had a great time and will definitely come back. Ngoc Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great Location with Lovely Ocean Views

Aug 9, 2020 Monica H Hermosa Beach, California

I just spent the weekend at the Harbor View Inn and loved the hotel. My room was recently refurbished and also had an ocean view with balcony. The hotel was in walking distance of the pier, beach, State Street, restaurants, wine tasting, and many parks. This is a great location for people who like to walk or ride bikes.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating lush tropical get away- warm weather, beaches, pools and comfort.

Aug 3, 2020 tastyfoodgirl

Walking into the office I was tranced by the music and the service. We were upgraded to a suite. As we walked into the center I was moved by the lush plants that surrounded the pool. Each room faces the pool and jacuzzi. We walked down the beach - 10 min walk. We made our way using the list the manger gave us where to eat. Flor De Maiz - what a… Read more
Walking into the office I was tranced by the music and the service. We were upgraded to a suite. As we walked into the center I was moved by the lush plants that surrounded the pool. Each room faces the pool and jacuzzi. We walked down the beach - 10 min walk. We made our way using the list the manger gave us where to eat. Flor De Maiz - what a great happy hour! The Funk Zone is also walking distance as well as the famous pier. Move over Hawaii Santa Barbara has my heart, and with comfort -vintage charm and lush gardens I will visit Harbor View Inn. ( we play the music station at home now.) Read less