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4.9 out of 5

"Good place for the price. Clean. Modernized bathrooms. Kitchen if you need one. Comfy beds. No view but close enough to everything to walk or quick d ... " More

By a verified traveler on Sat 26 Jun 2021

Hotel Description

3.5-star hotel near Carriage and Western Art Museum

Oceanside stay

Within a 10-minute walk of this Santa Barbara Beach hotel, you'll find Carriage and Western Art Museum and Santa Barbara City College. Moreton Bay Fig Tree and Santa Barbara Harbor are also within half a mile (1 km).

Free perks

This hotel features an outdoor pool and a spa tub. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the 24-hour business center and free WiFi in public areas. Guests will appreciate freebies like on-the-go breakfast and free self parking.

Free WiFi, flat-screen TVs

In addition to flat-screen TVs with cable channels, the 42 guestrooms offer free WiFi and balconies or patios. DVD players, coffee/tea makers, and free local calls are also available.

Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$279* Per night/room Aug 5 - Aug 6

Standard Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Deluxe Room, 2 Queen Beds

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Inn By The Harbor ratings based on 10 Verified Reviews

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

Guest reviews for Inn By The Harbor

Everyone (6) Family (1)
5 out of 5
Good place for the price. Clean. Modernized bathrooms. Kitchen if you need one. Comfy beds. No view but close enough to everything to walk or quick drive to downtown and beach

Posted by on Jun 26, 2021

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jul 2, 2021 by Guest Liaison

Hello and thank you for booking with us at Inn by the Harbor. Your kind and thoughtful 5 out of 5 will be shared with our entire team. We strive to make sure each and every guest has the most amazing stay possible, it looks like we were able to accomplish that with you! We are so happy that you enjoyed yourself here with us, it looks like you were able to take advantage of a number of our amenities and have a relaxing experience. We hope this will contribute to future bookings with us so we can be your home away from home. We can't wait to see you on your next return visit back to Santa Barbara! Cheers.

5 out of 5

Posted by on Jun 25, 2021

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jul 5, 2021 by Manager

Thank you for our 5-star review. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay with us.

5 out of 5

Posted by on Jun 3, 2021

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jun 15, 2021 by Manager

Thank you for choosing the Inn by the Harbor for your visit to Santa Barbara.

4 out of 5
Very pleasant

Posted by on Apr 18, 2021

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Comment from Hotel Management

Apr 19, 2021 by Manager

Thank you for choosing the Inn by the Harbor for your visit to Santa Barbara.

5 out of 5

Posted by on Apr 1, 2021

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Comment from Hotel Management

Apr 12, 2021 by Manager

Thank you for our 5-star review. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay at the Inn by the Harbor.

5 out of 5
Mickey at check in was amazing! Super helpful and friendly. Location good. Quiet room with full kitchen. Would stay again!

Posted by , from Chapel hill, NC on Oct 24, 2020

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Comment from Hotel Management

Oct 26, 2020 by Manager

Greetings Tracey, It is wonderful to hear you enjoyed your stay at the Inn by the Harbor. Thank you for your compliments and for taking time to share your impressions with other travelers. We hope to serve you again soon.

5 out of 5
Clean, comfortable, cute place to spend the weekend. Close to restaurants and the beach.

Posted by , from Bakersfield, California on Oct 12, 2020

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Oct 12, 2020 by Manager

Greetings Jessica, We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. Thank you for taking time to share your experience with other travelers.

5 out of 5
Older property but well maintained and clean. Convenient access to freeway and harbor. Very friendly staff.

Posted by on Aug 26, 2020

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Aug 26, 2020 by Manager

Thank you for our 5-star review. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay with us.

5 out of 5

nice and clean motel. not too close to the seaside

nice and clean motel. not too close to seaside but within walking distance.

Posted by on Jun 18, 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jun 20, 2018 by manager

Thank you for your recent stay at the Inn by the Harbor. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed our hotel.

5 out of 5

Pleasant Oasis in time of disaster

Arrived in time for wine and cheese, perfect after a stressful drive. Frank the desk clerk was accommodating and, upgraded us to a small studio. Old but charming decor and grounds. The evening cookies and milk was a lovely way to end the day. Our travel was 2days after the flood disaster the hotel was near a evacuation zone yet the staff maintained a calm and professional attitude. We left the inn to get dinner and rushed back to the seclusion of this oasis.

Posted by , from California on Jan 14, 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jan 17, 2018 by Manager

Thank you S.I. for choosing the Inn by the Harbor. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay with us after a stressful experience. It is lovely to hear you felt we were “an oases” for you. Please know that it was our pleasure to serve and provide a bit of comfort fo you. Warm regards, Greg Broussard, General Manager

Renovations + Closures

The following facilities or services will be unavailable from July 1 2021 to January 1 2022 (dates subject to change):

  • Dining venue(s)
  • Fitness facilities

Property Features

Inn By The Harbor offers its guests an outdoor pool and a spa tub. WiFi is free in public spaces. You'll find a 24-hour business center on site. Free breakfast is available daily. Tour/ticket assistance, multilingual staff, and a garden are also featured at the business-friendly Inn By The Harbor. Free self parking is available. This 3.5-star Santa Barbara hotel is smoke free.

  • 42 guestrooms or units
  • 2 levels
  • To-go breakfast (free)
  • Business center (24 hours)
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Express check-out
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Garden
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Outdoor pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • DVD player

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking

Transport

  • Airport: Santa Barbara Municipal Airport (SBA) (16.3 km / 10.1 mi)
  • Train station: Santa Barbara Station (0.7 km / 0.4 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Inn By The Harbor offers 42 accommodations, which are accessible via exterior corridors and feature DVD players and safes. Rooms open to balconies or patios. Flat-screen televisions come with premium cable channels. Bathrooms include showers, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. This Santa Barbara hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones; free local calls are provided (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and irons/ironing boards. In-room massages and hypo-allergenic bedding can be requested. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Private balcony or patio
  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels
  • DVD player
  • Coffee maker
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Shower
  • Cribs (free)
  • Rollaway beds (free)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Massage in room (surcharge)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Exterior corridor access
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

Guests are served free on-the-go breakfast daily from 7:00 AM to 10:00 AM.

Nearby Activities

An outdoor pool and a spa tub are on site.

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

  • Bicycle rentals on site
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Sailing 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 path of travel
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible van parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to elevator
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 11:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 7:00 AM - 10:00 PM. If you arrive at the property after hours, you'll need to check in at an alternate location: 805-966-2219If you are planning to arrive after 11:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests will receive an email 24 hours before arrival with check-in instructions. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

The front desk at this property is open daily from 7:00 AM - 10:00 PM.
Guests arriving after hours will need to go to the following location to check in: 805-966-2219
Guests arriving after 11:00 PM must make advance arrangements by contacting the property using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests will receive an email 24 hours before arrival with check-in information. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 11:00 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Up to 2 children stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Free rollaway/extra beds!
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

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, debit card, or cash deposit 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 credit cards; cash is not accepted

Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, 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 cash deposit, credit card, or debit 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 credit cards. Cash is not accepted. For guests' safety, the property includes a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, 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. 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. Contactless check-out is available.

  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Security system
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Protective clothing is not available to guests
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • Guests will receive an email with special check-in instructions
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually-wrapped food options are not available
  • Number of children who can stay free - 2
  • No gap period between guest stays

Hotel Names

  • Inn Harbor
  • Inn Harbor Santa Barbara
  • Harbor Santa Barbara
  • Inn By The Harbor Hotel Santa Barbara
  • Inn By The Harbor Hotel
  • Inn By The Harbor Santa Barbara
  • Inn By The Harbor Hotel Santa Barbara
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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.