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 Loved the new North Building

Jan 22, 2020 KathyS190 Haverford, Pennsylvania, United States

We visited Santa Barbara for the Film Festival and were looking for a reasonably priced hotel. Harbor View Inn exceeded our expectations. The North Building is new with large rooms, very nice bathrooms with large shower, spa bathrobes in room. We didn't have an ocean view but really enjoyed the hotel. Location is beautiful at the foot of State… Read more
We visited Santa Barbara for the Film Festival and were looking for a reasonably priced hotel. Harbor View Inn exceeded our expectations. The North Building is new with large rooms, very nice bathrooms with large shower, spa bathrobes in room. We didn't have an ocean view but really enjoyed the hotel. Location is beautiful at the foot of State Street facing the pier and beach promenade. Finney's across the street is a terrific place for a meal - food is excellent. We will return to this hotel. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Perfect Location and Room

Jan 17, 2020 LisaT503 King City, Oregon

It was our first trip to Santa Barbara, and we happened upon this hotel. The location was great, with walking paths along the beach. Shops and restaurants all within walking distance, including the Funk Zone. Our room, #308, is highly recommended in the North Wing. We had two balconies and terrific views. We really enjoyed the area and… Read more
It was our first trip to Santa Barbara, and we happened upon this hotel. The location was great, with walking paths along the beach. Shops and restaurants all within walking distance, including the Funk Zone. Our room, #308, is highly recommended in the North Wing. We had two balconies and terrific views. We really enjoyed the area and hope to have the opportunity to return. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Lovely place

Jan 14, 2020 Lorian1116 Monterey, California

We are only down for a quick one night birthday getaway for my daughter, but we enjoyed our stay here very much. All of the staff that we encountered were genuinely nice and helpful, especially Julie at the front desk,she was so helpful, she gave us a very fair price for an upgrade to a room with a view of the hillside (we booked a basic room and… Read more
We are only down for a quick one night birthday getaway for my daughter, but we enjoyed our stay here very much. All of the staff that we encountered were genuinely nice and helpful, especially Julie at the front desk,she was so helpful, she gave us a very fair price for an upgrade to a room with a view of the hillside (we booked a basic room and since we are from Monterey Bay we really didn’t see the point of an ocean view since we see it all of the time anyways) She also took the time to give us great ideas of things to do and places to eat in the area. She really made us feel welcome. Our room was very clean and functional but can tell that it is an older building/room the tv, thermostat, iPhone 4 clock radio dock were all looking a bit old but you can tell the staff at the hotel really do their best to keep the place as nice as they can with what they have to work with. All in all I would definitely stay there again for the wonderful hospitality that we experienced! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Been a favorite of ours for the past 20 years

Jan 8, 2020 lollylooloo95123 San Jose, California

Excellent location, helpful staff, and nice big rooms with ocean view. We have never stayed in the newer wing of the hotel but hope to next time. The only negative is $25 dollar to park on the property is a rip off in my opinion. We.were able to find street parking close by luckily, and they still charged us for valet. Luckily i noticed this… Read more
Excellent location, helpful staff, and nice big rooms with ocean view. We have never stayed in the newer wing of the hotel but hope to next time. The only negative is $25 dollar to park on the property is a rip off in my opinion. We.were able to find street parking close by luckily, and they still charged us for valet. Luckily i noticed this on the itemized bill after we got home and they reversed the charge.. We stayed for my birthday and New Years eve, the hotel brought up a bottle of wine for my birthday which was a very nice surprise. We love Harbor View Inn. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Nice surprise

Jan 7, 2020 3376 LA, CA

We stayed at the new north building on Christmas eve, with valet parking under the building and information counter of its own. Although there's no ocean view, we had a corner room right on state street. The room is large, bed is comfortable and the bathroom toilet unite is the best. We traveled from to LA to Berkeley and back on this trip, this… Read more
We stayed at the new north building on Christmas eve, with valet parking under the building and information counter of its own. Although there's no ocean view, we had a corner room right on state street. The room is large, bed is comfortable and the bathroom toilet unite is the best. We traveled from to LA to Berkeley and back on this trip, this is the best hotel room in this trip. We'll definitely come back to this hotel. Read less