My wife and I stayed here for 5 days in early April. Everything about the hotel was a delight. The staff at check-in was very welcoming and helpful; our room, which faced ocean, was large and comfortable; the pool, with a small on-site food and drink space, was relaxing and well-taken care of. My only issue was that our room was made up late in the afternoon, so it wasn't as pleasant to be there during the day. A nice thing is that the hotel is on the edge of State Street, Santa Barbara's main street, with hundreds of stores and restaurants of all types, and just across from the city pier where you can enjoy a pleasant walk. The hotel also has a restaurant, Eladio's, which was pretty good and reasonably priced for breakfast. We didn't eat other meals there, so I can't comment on their quality. One other nearby restaurant we did have breakfast at, Sambo's on Cabrillo Blvd, is convenient, but I'd have to classify it as a "greasy spoon" with mediocre food. We did, however, have great dinners at Olio Pizzeria (a popular local spot) and Trattoria Vittoria, though our best dinner by far was at the Stonehouse Restaurant at San Ysidro Ranch in Santa Barbara. It's a ways from the hotel, but the reward is great. The Ranch's grounds are beautiful (we sat outside and drank wine for a while before going to dinner) and the restaurant's service and food are top notch. The only caution: it is pretty pricey, so be prepared.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Harbor View Hotel Santa Barbara
- Santa Barbara Harbor View Inn
- Harbor View Santa Barbara
- Harbor View Inn Santa Barbara