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Harbor View Inn
Ranked #10 of 52 Hotels in Santa Barbara
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Wrexham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Great place to stay!!”
Reviewed 28 July 2012

This was the 4th hotel we stayed at during our road trip, after staying at some wonderful hotels we arrived at the Harbor View Inn and were not disappointed!!

The reception staff were extremely helpful offering maps and advice on Santa Barbara, we were also offered an upgrade on our room which we took, it was well worth the additional $30 per night!! Our room was stunning with a balcony which had an ocean view. The pool area was fantastic and the pool staff were great!!

I would highly recommend this hotel to anyone visiting Santa Barbara, it's in a great location. We only regret not staying there longer!

Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 27 July 2012

Last 4 days of our California vacation spent at the Harbor View. When we booked the room we decided to treat ourselves to the Ocean View Delux King - fantastic!! Our room was enormous, with a 3 piece suite, writing bureau, huge 45"+ TV, enormous bathroom with walk in shower, fridge, bath robes, safe, and an east facing ocean view balcony with 2 chairs & sunbed to enjoy the rising sun in the morning. Complimentary pistachios & white wine on our arrival.
Pool area really clean, towels provided. Reception really helpful for restaurants. Definately come back here again.
Hotel is right on the ocean front, between Stearns Wharf and the harbour.
No breakfast provided at the hotel, need to go to Eladios next door, or Breakwater near the harbour. State Street coffee house was closed all the time we were there.

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  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Ottawa
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Reviewed 20 July 2012

Although I had read many positive reviews of the Harbor View prior to our arrival, I have to say, I was pleasantly surprised with the overall accommodation. I don't know why, maybe because it is as classified as an "inn" as opposed to a full service hotel, I was expecting something else, something less. I was mistaken. The Harbor View Inn was a wonderful vacation choice for my husband, 15 year old teenage son and me. It offered the amenities of a full service hotel (including pool, hot tub, poolside cabana service, and onsite restaurant) at a reasonable price, plus it had a warm charming feel to it. It was also conveniently situated, across the street from the wharf and pier where you could spend time strolling leisurely along the boardwalk (or running, skateboarding or rollerblading if that's more your thing), soaking in the sun and the incredible seascape. It was also just a short drive or trolley ride to the buzz of State Street where you can dine or shop or both. All in all, a wonderful accommodation, in a lovely location at a reasonable price. The downside? Maid service was a little slow one day and our room was not prepared until very late in the afternoon (I.e. around 3 pm), plus we could not get a wifi connection from our room itself; it only seemed to work from our balcony or from the poolside area. Mind you, we did not have an oceanfront or resort view. We were situated to the rear of the building, so perhaps that had something to do with it. But aside for these minor irritants, we enjoyed our stay at the Harbor View Inn and would definitely return again and recommend it to anyone traveling to the Santa Barbara area for a family vacation.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
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Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed 19 July 2012

arrived in Santa Barbara as our second last stop, hotel is fabulous really homely and doesnt have that huge hotel feel. Reception were really friendly and even sent up a bottle of champers as they knew we were on honeymoon. Rooms were huge and had balconys and were nice and quiet too. Santa barbara is a reall lovely relazed location lots of nice places to eat would definately go back and would love to stay here again - highly recommend. Lots of parking too.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Bakersfield, California, United States
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Reviewed 19 July 2012 via mobile

I loved the location. Rooms were big and clean. I'd say for te beach a four star for sure. I would stay here again

  • Stayed July 2012
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Leeds
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Reviewed 18 July 2012 via mobile

absolutely loved this hotel ,really close to beach ,plenty of amenities and set in a lovely area .Parking free on arrival ,pool great ,staff very friendly .

Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
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San Francisco
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Reviewed 16 July 2012

I stayed at the Harbor View this weekend. The room was spacious and clean and the location is excellent. Being so close to restaurants and the beach makes this hotel a great choice for exploring Santa Barbara. The pool is nice and has a nice beach view and the poolside food was very good. It's nice to have beverage and food service poolside all day. Our room's view was ok--parton beach view/partial construction view. The room was very loud as we were over the parking lot. The toilet made noise all night as well. Other than the noise at night, I thought the hotel was very nice and a good choice.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
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Property: Harbor View Inn
Address: 28 W Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3504
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Region: United States > California > Santa Barbara
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Santa Barbara
#5 Spa Hotel in Santa Barbara
#7 Luxury Hotel in Santa Barbara
#9 Family Hotel in Santa Barbara
#10 Romantic Hotel in Santa Barbara
#11 Business Hotel in Santa Barbara
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:4 star — Harbor View Inn 4*
Number of rooms: 115
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to Santa Barbara's premier 4-Diamond boutique oceanfront hotel. Centrally located to the beach, downtown shops, restaurants, museums and attractions. Enjoy all of our wonderful amenities which include heated pool and jacuzzi, Full service Spa,room service, gift shop, fitness center, coffee bar and restaurant, Eladio's. ... more   less 
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