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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great place as a base to explore Santa Barbara. The location was excellent, right opposite ocean and next to State Street. Very comfy rooms, lovely balcony with ocean view (despite us not being in an ocean view room) helpful staff, good wifi and excellent pool area if you fancy a lazy day.

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Maryland
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We loved our brief stay at The Harbor View Hotel. Perfectly situated at the base of State Street with all the shops and literally steps from the ocean. The staff was very friendly & helpful. Since we stayed only one night, I forgoed the upgrade to ocean view, but our room was huge. This is the place we will stay...

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our favourite hotel - definitely worth upgrading to an ocean view room - ours was huge with a big balcony over looking the beach & sea. Perfect place to explore Santa Barbara. Very friendly staff in the hotel, coffee shop, and the restaurant Eladios. Would return often if it was possible!

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Santa Monica, California
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Harbor View Inn is a perfect spot for those looking to enjoy the best of Santa Barbara. Steps from the ocean and a short walk/ride to State St./Funk Zone. The hotel has all the amenities you need: pool, workout room, valet; and the customer service puts them over-the-top. I mentioned it was my birthday... and we were happily surprised...

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San Francisco, California
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This hotel is ideally located at the foot of State Street. We had a beautiful room that was very large and well-appointed. We upgraded to an ocean view which I highly recommend. The staff was very professional and friendly. We having been looking for a go-to place to stay in SB for several years and have finally found it.

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Pleasanton, California
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hotel is on the beach with a beautiful view of the ocean - could not have been better. The staff was very accommodating, including the new valet service. The location is also great for walking along the beach, right across the street. The room was very clean, spacious and very comfortable. We started a one week road trip here...

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New York City, New York
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you don't know downtown SB and want a place that is close to everything by foot or the trolley, this is a great hotel. It is directly across from the wharf, the beach and the main street trolley stop. The "funk zone" and a lot of shops and restaurants are in walking distance. Our room was great, very big...

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Vashon, WA
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed for five nights and have a pretty solid idea what this hotel is all about. For starters the staff is terrific, and I must give kudos especially to the night staff as they were overall the most helpful and friendly. Really the management must really know how to hire and train people because the staff from bellman to...

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durham
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Driving up the Pacific Coast Highway required us to stop a few times, and one of those was in Santa Barbara. We did a lot of research and narrowed it down to a few hotels and decided on Harbon View Inn. We had seen a lot of the negative reviews which caused us to pause, but upon arriving and settling...

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Colorado
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice quaint/older hotel with a great location. Nothing fancy here but comfortable rooms, nightly happy hour with wine cheese and fruit and decent continental breakfast. The sister property next door has bicycles for hotel guests and is a great way to tour the waterfront.

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Mark R, General Manager at Harbor View Inn, responded to this review

Hello This is not our hotel we do not have a wine and cheese happy hour or a continental breakfast. Thank-you Mark Romasanta G.M.

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • 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: $390 - $704 (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 Spa Hotel in Santa Barbara
#5 On the Beach 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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“The views of the beach from this hotel are great. The hotel has two buildings. You want to stay in the main building across from the beach.”
cbw51, 22 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Be warned there is considerable construction going on around the hotel - ask for a quiet room as they start hammering at 7 am!”
KathrynP616, 7 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Best location for views of the ocean”
gregwehn, 6 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Got a great view of the pool and part of the ocean without having to book an 'ocean view' suite.”
GinaR400, 29 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Room 114 is ground floor, end of hallway with pool/garden and partial beach/pier views, plus very private lanai. West wing facing beach.”
998elizabethl, 7 Mar 2017 | Read review
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