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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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Can’t wait to go back

Sep 30, 2021 W9411TSchristinep

We fell in love with Santa Barbara and the Harbor View Inn while on a college trip. We were in the newly renovated north wing and the location is perfect to town/State street. Pool and pool bar are great, staff was extremely accommodating, and we walked across the street to the Harbor to rent a paddle board and kayak. Highly recommend!
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Amazing stay, would recommend to anyone!

Sep 17, 2021 415albal

We had the pleasure of staying here for the weekend and loved every minute of it. The location was perfect. We were able to go to the beach across the street in the morning and hang out at the pool for the afternoons. There are several restaurants within walking distance. In addition, the staff was very helpful and friendly. We can't wait to come… Read more
We had the pleasure of staying here for the weekend and loved every minute of it. The location was perfect. We were able to go to the beach across the street in the morning and hang out at the pool for the afternoons. There are several restaurants within walking distance. In addition, the staff was very helpful and friendly. We can't wait to come back. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great location and roomy suite!

Sep 5, 2021 DeborahandAndy Los Angeles, CA

May 2021, our first car trip away since the lockdown in March 2020. Very clean, comfortable, roomy and quiet suite. Easy walk to State Street shopping, restaurants and the beach. Appreciated that the Harbor View Inn did not have a 2 night minimum to stay a Sunday night. Used hotel parking lot- pricy @ $32 but convenient and safe.
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Aug 28, 2021 PrincessNthePea Texas

Can't say enough positive things about this hotel. Check in staff was delightful. Very informative and helpful. We stayed in the North Wing, which is in a separate building. We did not find this a problem at all. It has its own parking garage as well. Just a short walk to the main lobby building, so not sure why some folks take issue with… Read more
Can't say enough positive things about this hotel. Check in staff was delightful. Very informative and helpful. We stayed in the North Wing, which is in a separate building. We did not find this a problem at all. It has its own parking garage as well. Just a short walk to the main lobby building, so not sure why some folks take issue with this. Parking is $32 a night, which is not ideal, but seems to be the case with most hotels these days. The spots are narrow, so you do have to be mindful when parking. The room was spacious and well laid out. Sink area separate from toilet which is a plus. Nice bath products. Magnifying mirror. Very quiet and great bed. The only complaint we have is that the water is too soft! The hotel is very conveniently located to the beach, restaurants and shops. You can stay here and walk everywhere. We would definitely stay here again. Compared to many of the other hotels in the area, this is good value for the money. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Value for the money

Aug 24, 2021 K4941ZBmelissaa

Gorgeous views- right across the street from Stearns Wharf and all these delicious restaurants. My room was much bigger than I imagined. My room was very clean, very comfortable, and well appointed. I had a small balcony. There is a pool. Front staff friendly and helpful. Parking on premises (extra fee). I had a “city view” and it was of the… Read more
Gorgeous views- right across the street from Stearns Wharf and all these delicious restaurants. My room was much bigger than I imagined. My room was very clean, very comfortable, and well appointed. I had a small balcony. There is a pool. Front staff friendly and helpful. Parking on premises (extra fee). I had a “city view” and it was of the beautiful and quaint downtown area. I could see the mountains further back. Perfect location. Would come back here again. Read less