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Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

Love love this place, recommend it to anyone looking for a romantic place to spend the weekend. Our visit was amazing, 5 minutes walk to restaurants and wine tasting rooms downtown, great staff and rooms. We took the train which lets you off around the corner on state street. Reasonable rates, upon check in we were given a choice of...

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Plainwell, Michigan
Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

Stayed here for business, the staff and service was awesome. The rooms are somewhat dated, which would be fine if it wasn't for some of the "adds". Wifi was spotty, TV signal would drop out, and no fan in shower. But the location is great able to walk to the pier and up State St to shops and all the...

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Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Loved our overnight stay at the Harbor View Inn. Friendly staff and a great view - rooms a little dated but still very well kept. We were able to walk into town and a lovely walk along the water. Would stay here again.

Thank Aussiechix
Los Angeles, United States
Reviewed 18 January 2017

My wife and I just drove to Santa Barbara without plan, and without hotel reservation. We had stayed in the hotel once before, so we tried it again. We liked our view of the ocean from our room. It was a nice stay. A little over our expectations, money-wise, but it was worth it.

Thank Khosrow S
Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 17 January 2017

We first stayed here 27 years ago, when the most expensive room was about $180. But for that amount, you got the best views, service, cleanliness etc.The price has changed but the quality has not. MLK weekend is an anniversary of sorts for us as we stayed here for our first romantic getaway. Upon arrival we were offered an upgrade...

Thank Dellanno31
New York City, New York
Reviewed 13 January 2017

I was doing a work vacation with my wife and needed solid internet access to do what I needed to do. Past reviews were inconclusive but I found it perfectly adequate. I don't know if coverage was different in other parts of the property but the front building near the lobby worked well. In addition, the hotel was right in...

Thank Danilo T
Reviewed 11 January 2017

We loved this Hotel, stayed whist on a trip down the coast. The staff were friendly and gave us lots of recommendations on places to eat and to visit. Had the pool area to ourselves one afternoon, it was lovely. Great location with 15 minute walk into town, right on the waterfront and close to the pier. Our room is...

1Thank Jill Y
Gainesville, Georgia
Reviewed 4 January 2017

This is a beautiful property! staff was accommodating although I did not need much. I had a fabulous 2nd story room overlooking the street (not too busy) , which allowed me to people watch from my oversized deck. I went In April which was too cool for pool or Ocean although some people braved it. The location has perfect view...

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Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

One great night at this hotel on our way up the coast. The staff were very friendly and made excellent recommendations for dinner and breakfast. Rooms was very comfortable and quiet and the twin was great to walk around Would visit again

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Reviewed 13 December 2016

Room was very nice, and the location was great. The wifi was not strong enough to work in our room. The room was expensive, and it was surprising to see so many additional charges including "fancy" bottles of drinking water.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Room Service
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
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 

Additional Information about Harbor View Inn

Address: 28 W Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Region: United States > California > Santa Barbara
Price Range: RM1,125 - RM2,197 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Harbor View Inn 4*
Number of rooms: 115
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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
Hotel Style:
#5 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
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“Room 114 is ground floor, end of hallway with pool/garden and partial beach/pier views, plus very private lanai. West wing facing beach.”
 of 5 bubbles 998elizabethl, 7 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Splurge for the ocean view. They have nice balconies with lounge chairs.”
 of 5 bubbles buytravelnotstuff, 15 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Ask for upper room away from corner of State St. and Cabrillo Blvd - especially in warmer weather when more populated by tourists”
 of 5 bubbles bettypon7, 31 Jan 2017 | Read review
“This has a nice access to the beach, and pier.”
 of 5 bubbles khosrows740, 17 Jan 2017 | Read review
“The ocean view is best but if not available opt for a city view”
 of 5 bubbles Dellanno31, 16 Jan 2017 | Read review
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