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4.3 out of 5

"The property was clean, safe and nice. Its best feature is the location. The property is located across for Santa Barbara's main pier and around the ... " More

By a verified traveler on Sun 09 May 2021

Hotel Description

Family-friendly 3.5-star hotel with outdoor pool

Walk to the beach

A stay at this Santa Barbara Beach hotel places you steps from Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History Sea Center and within a 5-minute walk of MOXI, The Wolf Museum of Exploration + Innovation. Stearns Wharf and Reagan Ranch Center are also within half a mile (1 km).

Family-friendly fun

2 spa tubs, an outdoor pool, and a fitness center are all featured at this smoke-free hotel. Bring the family and enjoy the children's pool, along with scuba diving. Enjoy the sauna and perks like free WiFi.

Free Internet, MP3 docks

The 139 guestrooms offer free WiFi and free wired Internet, flat-screen TVs with cable channels, and balconies or patios. Other amenities include MP3 docks, room service, and premium bedding.

Standard Room, 1 Bedroom

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max
$268* Per night/room Oct 5 - Oct 6

Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

City Room, 2 Queen Beds, Balcony, City View

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Basic Room, 1 King Bed, Resort View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Deluxe Room, 2 Queen Beds

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

City Room, 1 King Bed, Balcony, City View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Harbor View Inn ratings based on 9 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.3 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Harbor View Inn

Everyone (4) Couples (1)
5 out of 5
The property was clean, safe and nice. Its best feature is the location. The property is located across for Santa Barbara's main pier and around the corner from State street which is where most of the restaurants, bars and shops are located.

Posted by on May 9, 2021

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5 out of 5

Posted by on Feb 28, 2021

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4 out of 5
Third floor room had some nice views, even though not facing the water directly, I could still see some of the shoreline. Great location, right across from the beach. Staff nice, and the room was clean and tastefully decorated.

Posted by , from Los Angeles on Aug 30, 2020

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5 out of 5

great location

Pros: location
Cons: price is a little high for what you get.
Location: close to shopping
right accross from the beach. just stayed one nite, but it was very nice Front desk could use some improvement they did everything they could to suck an extra $20 out of me to get a king bed rather than 2 queens. paying for parking here is a rip off for sure.

Posted by on Sep 7, 2015

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4 out of 5

Close to beach and main drag

Pros: The rooms were nice and the bed was comfortable.
Cons: Didn't care for the balcony above the coffee shop, not very private.
Location: Beach, shopping and close to interstate.
I thought the hotel was very nice. The front desk talked me into upgraded my room. However, the sink leaked all on the floor and my friend slipped. I mentioned this at check out and the only reply I got was "oh sorry about that". I would have at least expected a discount for the upgrade.

Posted by on Mar 24, 2015

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1 out of 5

over priced

The front desk staff and bellhop were nice, but I felt that the hotel is over priced. We were given a room on the first floor where the sliding door faced a canal, and we could not open the doors because of the smell. The bed was terribly uncomfortable. The smoke alarm sounded at 5am for 20 minutes. My kids feet were black from running around barefoot on the carpet. Even after all of that the most annoying part was the checkout. Checkout was at noon and we were a couple of minutes late returning from the hotel restaurant (because of the poor service at the restaurant) and we were promptly locked out of our room at noon! We were given a few minutes to grab our bags and as we were moving our bags hotel security opened the door to our room and asked if we were leaving. Strange, since we are a quiet family of 4 (2 adults and 2 young children) and not a bunch of rowdy party animals.. The hotel is across the street from the beach and pier, but the water is full of stingrays on the shoreline and virtually unusable. Do not go to the restaurant, service was horrible. There is a rude waitress (Lauren) that doubles as the bartender and could not be more rude if she tried. Your best bet is to walk 1/2 block north to Sambo's. Food at Sambo's was great and service was fast and friendly.

Posted by , from san diego on Aug 4, 2013

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5 out of 5

very nice stay--rooms very comfortable

Pros: Close restaurants
cant wait to visit again--very nice stay--center of city--close to many shops/restaurants

Posted by , from ohio on Nov 1, 2012

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5 out of 5

ACES!!

Had a wonderful experience at this hotel. Stayed for a night and received great customer service!! From the bellhops to the desk, they helped make my stay much more enjoyable. The rooms are great and once you stay here you see what you pay for :) The only downside I would bring up (only cuz the girlfriend wants to be a grump) is the parking, it was a saturday night and we had come back from a night downtown and we had to park in their garage which is a walk away from where we stayed...but i was just burning off the lobster so no big deal!

Posted by on Feb 13, 2011

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5 out of 5

Beautiful hotel

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Harbor View Inn. We arrived in Santa Barbara around noon after traveling ten hours with an infant and the hotel let us check in despite their four o'clock check in time. The staff at the front desk were very friendly and extremely professional. They helped us in many ways during our six days in Santa Barbara. The housekeeping staff was also excellent. Our room was always in order and clean when we arrived back in the evening. We had a room facing the pool with a glimpse of the beach. The landscaping was beautiful and the grounds of the entire place were super clean. There is a restaurant ( eladio's ) and coffee shop ( State Street Coffee ) connected to the hotel by a nice walking path. We had an excellent BLT on Sourdough at Eladio's for lunch and coffee every morning at SSC. You get a 20% off voucher at both places for staying at Harbor View.

Posted by on May 2, 2010

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Property Features

As a guest of Harbor View Inn, you'll find 2 spa tubs, an outdoor pool, a sauna, and a fitness center. You can enjoy a drink at the pool bar. You'll find a 24-hour business center on site. Public spaces have free WiFi. A children's pool, tour/ticket assistance, and multilingual staff are also featured at the family-friendly Harbor View Inn. Limited parking is available for a fee and is offered on a first-come, first-served basis. This 3.5-star Santa Barbara hotel is smoke free.

  • 139 guestrooms or units
  • 3 levels
  • Bar by the pool
  • Business center (24 hours)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Garden
  • Gift shop
  • ATM
  • Bellhop
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Outdoor pool
  • Children's pool
  • Free WiFi

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Self parking (surcharge) , Parking (limited spaces)

Transport

  • Train station: Santa Barbara Station (0.5 km / 0.3 mi)
  • Parking: Self parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Harbor View Inn offers 139 accommodations, which are accessible via exterior corridors and feature MP3 docking stations and safes. Rooms open to balconies or patios. Beds feature premium bedding. Flat-screen televisions come with premium cable channels and pay movies. Bathrooms include bathtubs or showers, bathrobes, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. This Santa Barbara hotel provides complimentary wired and wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones; local and long-distance calls are complimentary (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and irons/ironing boards. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Private balcony or patio
  • MP3 dock
  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels
  • Movies for purchase
  • Coffee maker
  • Luxury bedding
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Long distance calls (free)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Bathrobes
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Exterior corridor access
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ceiling fan
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Activities

2 spa tubs are on site along with an outdoor pool. In addition to a children's pool, other recreational amenities include a sauna and a fitness center.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Segway rental/tour nearby
  • Mountain climbing nearby
  • Scuba diving on site
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)
  • Pool hoist on site
  • Wheelchair accessible path of travel
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible public washroom
  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • In-room accessibility
  • Braille or raised signage
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to elevator
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible spa
  • Wheelchair-accessible pool
  • Wheelchair-accessible fitness center
  • Wheelchair-accessible meeting spaces/business center

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM
  • Check-in time ends at anytime
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

This hotel will charge guests' credit cards 2 days prior to arrival for any bookings where payment for the stay will be made on site instead of at the time of booking.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

Check-out

  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Up to 3 children stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 15.0 per night.

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card may be required at check-in for incidental charges

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and Discover; cash is not accepted

This property reserves the right to pre-authorize the guest's credit card prior to arrival.

Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a first aid kit

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A credit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and Discover. Cash is not accepted. This property reserves the right to pre-authorize the guest's credit card prior to arrival. For guests' safety, the property includes a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a first aid kit in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F. Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests. Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Credit card pre-authorization
  • Staff temperature checks are not conducted regularly
  • Temperature checks are not available to guests
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-out is not available
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Protective clothing is available to guests
  • Masks are available to guests
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Gloves are available to guests
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Property does not follow sanitization practices of any association
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is not available
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Parking height restrictions apply
  • Individually-wrapped food options are not available
  • Number of children who can stay free - 3

Fees

Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Deposit: USD 75 per accommodation, per night

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Self parking fee: USD 32 per night (in/out privileges)
  • Late check-out fee: USD 100.00
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 15.0 per night

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Harbor View Inn
  • Harbor View Inn Santa Barbara
  • Harbor View Santa Barbara
  • Inn View
  • Harbor View Hotel Santa Barbara
  • Santa Barbara Harbor View Inn
  • Harbor View Inn
  • Harbor View Inn Hotel
  • Harbor View Inn Santa Barbara
  • Harbor View Inn Hotel Santa Barbara

You should know

  • Pool access available from 7:00 AM to 8:00 PM.
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Frequently Asked Questions

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.