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Reviewed 5 September 2013

Lovely, lovely stay. Great location..walking distance from the beach. Rooms are nice and spacious, clean and staff is very accommodating. Highly recommend! West Beach..where the hotel is..feels a bit touristy. I'd recommend going to east beach which is only a 10-15 minute walk from the hotel. A bit more quiet and nicer. If you are looking for restaurant recommendations: Cava,...

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San Francisco
Reviewed 31 August 2013 via mobile

Everything that could go wrong went wrong. After booking a room for nearly $390 a night we were looking forward to a relaxing trip and expecting excellent customer service. Nonexistent. It just gets worse if you can imagine it. Major security breach occurred when the front desk gave us a room key that was being occupied and imagine the faces...

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

I want to Thank-you for letting me know about our service failures during your stay. I am sorry my staff gave you the wrong keys to your room putting you in a very uncomfortable position that should have never happened. I am glad you had a few positive comments for us but I understand your late of wanting to give...

Dallas
Reviewed 31 August 2013

This hotel is almost on the corner of State Street & Ocean Boulevard - the street that runs along the ocean.  None of the hotels are directly on the beach because Ocean Blvd is between the ocean & the hotels.  Also the area of State Street where the fun restaurants & shops are located is 3 or 4 blocks from...

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Reviewed 30 August 2013

We were booked for a week, but left after 60 hours! Hotel is old, smelly, and in desperate need of updates! We had the most expensive suite for our honeymoon thinking it was awesome based on pics we've seen on their website. Wrong wrong! Spa? Really? Where exactly is this? Fitness area? Give me a break! Old equipment, broken down...

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4Thank SandiJ94
Los Angeles
Reviewed 28 August 2013

My wife and I spent a lovely weekend at the Inn. We booked an ocean view room and were not dissapointed. Room was large, and the front balcony had a beautiful view of the pier and the harbor. The fitness room was quite nice and the hotel restaurant was surprisingly good. The service was very good and responsive to our...

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New Orleans, Louisiana
Reviewed 21 August 2013

This is a great hotel in a great location right across the street from the beach and the pier. Our room was quite large and nicely furnished and the bathroom was very spacious. We had a large balcony, but it looked over the parking lot; but I did not pay for an ocean view room. So really nothing to complain...

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3Thank CaliforniaLori
Fillmore, California
Reviewed 18 August 2013

Wow, this was a fun stay. Right across the street from the Beach and Wharf and centrally located to walk to lots of restaurants, bars and shops. The service personal was wonderful and very helpful. We had a little balcony that we could view the ocean and harbor I dont think all the rooms have a view so I would...

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2Thank Beth M
California
Reviewed 17 August 2013

We have stayed here several times. This hotel is across from the beach, clean and has nice amenities. The lawn and pool area are great during the summer months. Easy walk to the beach and we catch the trolly across the street to head to town. Friendly, professional staff. Only thing that is missing is that the free Wi-Fi hasn't...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 August 2013

The Harbor View Inn was the third of four hotels we have used during our tour of Southern California, and is the unanimous favourite. Friendly staff, great pool, spacious and well maintained rooms set this place above the others. Only downside was the extremely limited choice of snacks available in he coffee shop mid-morning when we went in, but that...

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London
Reviewed 17 August 2013

We were let down when we saw our room. It is a bit tired and dark. However reception are really lovely and helpful especially the young lady. We did mention when we left that we thought the rooms were not up to standard and were told that they have more modern rooms in the other building but they are more...

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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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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • 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 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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“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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