My husband and I are planning to spend a few days in Santa Barbara after attending a conference in LA. We wanted an ocean view, so we had planned on staying at the Harbor View Inn, but we understand that there is a lot of construction around that hotel. We're now considering the Fess Parker or the Santa Barbara Inn. It sounds like the Fess Parker has a nice property but rooms are a little run-down. Santa Barbara Inn looks nice, but it's farther from town.
Please let me know if you have any input or suggestions. Thanks for the help.