Harbor View Inn - Santa Barbara  4 stars

28 West Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara, United States, 93101  show mapSave
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Verified Reviews:

  • Rooms are fantastic - Bed was super comfy - Spa was excellent - Complimentary wifi
  • Fitness center is tiny - Staff is superb - Highly recommend - Nice, but overpriced
  • Clean hotel - Great for beach access - Room was spacious - Large bath area
  • Close to all the attractions - Staff was friendly - Attached restaurant - Yummy breakfast
  • Across form pier and harbor - View of the ocean - Great service - Parking was easy


Harbor View Inn is a 4-star hotel located in the center of Santa Barbara.

The hotel is located in the museum district of Santa Barbara, in the proximity of Santa Barbara Zoo, Shoreline Park and The Granada Theatre. A 10-minute walk will take you to Antioch College, Santa Barbara City College and Santa Barbara Deep Sea.

Harbor View Inn overlooks parks and provides quick access to a white beach.

5 minutes' walk to Santa Barbara Amtrak train station. 15 minutes' drive from Municipal airport.


All spacious guestrooms include City Double Room, Family Double Room and Deluxe Double Room that come with satellite TV, a minibar, a private balcony, a laptop-size safe and individual climate control. All of the rooms have a beautiful view over the ocean. They are fitted with a bathtub, a hairdryer and bathrobes in the en-suite bathrooms.


Breakfast is served in the bar each morning. The gastronomic restaurant provides delicious meals. The bar serves beverages as well snacks and pastries.


Guests are welcome to use a cloakroom, a safe deposit box and a cash machine for general purposes and a photocopier, a business center and internet access for business needs.


Leisure facilities feature an outdoor swimming pool, a patio and a veranda. The hotel offers fitness classes and a gym on the premises.


Wireless internet is available in public areas and is free of charge.

Guest Parking

Public hotel parking is possible on site and the rate is USD 15 per day.

Number of rooms   115.

City Center Santa Barbara - 4300 ft
Airports Municipal (SBA) - 8.7 mi, Cunnamulla (CMA) - 36.7 mi
Train Stations Amtrack Station Santa Barbara - 1000 ft, Santa Barbara Amtrak - 1000 ft
Restaurants Eladio's at the Harbor View Inn (cuisine: American, Mediterranean, Californian) - 300 ft, Eladios (cuisine: American) - 400 ft
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  • Parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • Elevator
  • ATM/cash machine
  • Concierge desk
  • Storage space
  • 24-Hour Front Desk
  • Front desk
  • Newspapers/magazines
  • Cloakroom
  • Spa & wellness center
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
Dining facilities
  • Bar/lounge
  • Restaurant
Business facilities
  • Business center
  • Fax/photocopying
Facilities for people with disabilities
  • Rooms/facilities for people with disabilities
Leisure and relaxation facilities
  • Swimming pool
  • Sauna
  • Fitness center
  • Exercise gym
  • Whirlpool
  • Hot tub
  • Shiatsu massage
Room view
  • Sea view
  • City view
  • Ocean view
  • Resort view
Room facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Room service
  • Heating
  • Tea and Coffee Facilities
  • Ironing facilities
  • Mini bar
  • Balcony
  • Dressing area
  • Bathtub
  • Hair dryer
  • Shower
  • Private bathroom
Kitchen facilities
  • Refrigerator
  • Cable TV
  • Satellite TV
  • AM/FM alarm clock
  • Telephone
  • CD player



from  4 am


until  12 pm


Pets are not allowed.

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Harbor View Inn Standard Room
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Harbor View Inn Standard Room
Bed type: 2 Queen Size beds or King Size bed or 1 King and 1 Double
Size: 455 sq. feet
View: Ocean view, City view

Double Room

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    Quadruple Room
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    Bed type: Quad
    View: City view
    Family Double Room
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    Bed type: 2 Queen Size beds or Queen Size bed
    View: City view
    Deluxe Double Room
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    Harbor View Inn Deluxe Double Room
    Harbor View Inn Deluxe Double Room
    Harbor View Inn Deluxe Double Room
    Harbor View Inn Deluxe Double Room
    Bed type: King Size bed
    Size: 550 sq. feet
    View: Resort view
    Room facilities

      Harbor View Inn LocationWhat's nearby

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      • Tourist attractions
      • Museums
      • Convention centers
      • Stadiums
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      What's nearby

      Tourist attractions
      • Santa Barbara Harbor and Breakwater
        700 ft
      • Joe's Cafe
        1700 ft
      • Martini Madness Lounge
        1700 ft
      • The James Joyce
        2000 ft
      • Blue Agave
        2700 ft
      Train stations
      • Amtrack Station Santa Barbara
        700 ft
      • Santa Barbara Amtrak
        700 ft
      • Historic Carousels
        1400 ft
      Historical sites
      • Trussell-Winchester Adobe
        1700 ft
      • Fernald Mansion
        2000 ft
      • Presidio State Historic Park
        4300 ft
      • La Playa Stadium
        3000 ft
      • Sea Center
        400 ft
      • Community Arts Music Assn
        1000 ft
      • Arts Fund
        1700 ft
      • Santa Barbara Carriage Museum
        1700 ft
      • Old Spanish Days Carriage Museum
        1700 ft
      • Art From Scrap
        3300 ft
      • Santa Barbara Historical Museum
        4000 ft
      • Santa Barbara Parks and Rec Dept
        3700 ft
      • EL Presidio de Santa Barbara State Park
        4300 ft
      • Veterans Memorial Building
        400 ft
      Universities, Institutes
      • Santa Barbara City College
        2700 ft
      • Santa Barbara Community Clg
        4000 ft
      • Institute For Holistic Studies
        4300 ft
      • Lobero Theatre Foundation
        4000 ft
      • Lobero Theatre
        4000 ft
      • Thomas Casino Systems
        4300 ft
      Oceanfront Areas

      Local Attractions

      • Santa Barbara County Courthouse
        1.1 mi
        1100 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara
      • Santa Barbara Museum of Art
        1.1 mi
        1130 State Street, Santa Barbara
      • Karpeles Manuscript Library
        1.1 mi
        21 West Anapamu Street, Santa Barbara
      • Shoreline Park
        1.2 mi
        Shoreline Drive and La Marina Drive, Santa Barbara
      • Santa Barbara Zoo
        1.3 mi
        500 Ninos Drive, Santa Barbara

      Near the hotel

      • Stearns Wharf
        300 ft
        Cabrillo Boulevard, Santa Barbara
      • Reagan Ranch Center
        1100 ft
        217 State Street, Santa Barbara
      • Carriage & Western Art Museum
        2400 ft
        129 Castillo St., Santa Barbara
      • Chase Palm Park
        2500 ft
        323 E Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara
      • Santa Barbara Maritime Museum
        3000 ft
        113 Harbor Way, Ste. 190, Santa Barbara
      • Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum
        3600 ft
        653 Paseo Nuevo, Upper Arts Terrace, Santa Barbara
      • Santa Barbara Historical Museum
        4200 ft
        136 East De la Guerra Street, Santa Barbara

      Restaurants Nearby

      • Eladio's at the Harbor View Inn

        63% likes this, based on 25 reviews
        Cuisine: American, Mediterranean, Californian

        300 ft
        28 W. Cabrillo Blvd.
      • Eladios

        68% likes this, based on 118 reviews
        Cuisine: American
        Price Range: USD 21 - USD 51

        400 ft
        1 State St

        Phone: +1 805-963-4466

      • Scarlett Begonia

        78% likes this, based on 91 reviews
        Cuisine: American
        Price Range: USD 30 - USD 30

        500 ft
        11 West Victoria Street #10

        Phone: (805) 770-2143

      • Rusty's Pizza Parlor

        66% likes this, based on 102 reviews
        Cuisine: Pizza

        700 ft
        15 E Cabrillo Blvd

        Phone: (805) 564-1111

      • Sambo's Restaurant

        71% likes this, based on 249 reviews
        Cuisine: American
        Price Range: USD 6 - USD 15

        900 ft
        216 W Cabrillo Blvd

        Phone: 805-965-3269

      Harbor View Inn Reviews

      Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Harbor View Inn

      Average guest rating

      out of 10
      Based on 59 reviews

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      Individual guest reviews

      • Couple

        Beautiful accommodations, amazing location, comfortable bed, friendly housekeeping staff.

        Desk staff wasn't as welcoming or as helpful as in many of the other luxury hotels we've stayed at. The check-in seemed rushed even though no one was in the lobby. This was my 35th birthday trip and no one went out of their way to recognize it.

        • Average rating
      • Single

        Excellent facilities, very helpful staff, terrific location

        A more powerful hair dryer would have been nice

        • Average rating
      • Couple

        The Inn was beautiful and luxurious. The staff was friendly, the rooms were spacious and tastefully decorated. The bathrooms were amazing!

        The room was a bit pricey.

        • Average rating
      • Older travelers

        I was close to the ocean and central to the city so we could do what we wanted to do easily and without long car trips

        • Average rating
      • Family with children

        The room was very large and comfortable with double qeen bed and living zone both inside the room and outdoor in a small garden. Position of the hotel is perfect, in the best zone of Santa Barbara, near all attractions.

        • Average rating
      • Older travelers

        Loved the proximity to the beach and the room was awesome. Clean, nicely decorated and very comfortable.

        The room keys deactivated 3 times. We had to keep returning to the front desk to have them reactivated. Very frustrating! We were not the only ones, as we overheard other guests experiencing the same issues. Obviously the hotel needs to invest in a new system. The front desk staff were apologetic and told us to keep them away from our cell phones as this could demagnetize them. We followed their instructions, but it still kept happening.

        • Average rating
      • Single

        Meticulously maintained and in a great location--would return

        • Average rating
      • Older travelers

        It's location is superb and the beds are probably the best I have ever slept in - well ous was anyway. But it was expensive for what you got

        • Average rating
      • Older travelers

        Beautiful view. Walking distance to many shops and right on trolley line so moving about is easy.

        I had a problem with the bath tub, and it was not fixed during my stay. I had taken a bath (the tub is huge and great for soaking). But the stopper was stuck and I couldn't release the water. My husband notified housekeeping, who came and unplugged the stopper to let the water out, then cleaned the tub. But the stopper was left out and not fixed so I could not use the tub again.

        • Average rating
      • Older travelers

        Easy location on the Santa Barbara waterfront, nice stroll to restaurants, a clean and comfortable hotel.

        • Average rating
      • Older travelers

        Great location across from the Wharf and Harbor.

        The air condition was not working in our room, and it was uncomfortably hot and stuffy. The maintenance staff adjusted the thermostat, but it did not fix the problem. Next morning, we heard the air conditioning in our building was broken. We checked out a day early. Otherwise, the room was nice. Bathroom very nice. Restaurant on the corner was average at best.

        • Average rating
      • Older travelers

        Pleasant & Central beach location with easy access to town, restaurants, etc. Well appointed & quiet room with easy access to pool & spa. Good parking.

        No criticism at all. It was perfect for a short,non-business trip to Sta. Barbara.

        • Average rating
      • Older travelers

        location, service, quality of food, show and big bath!

        Found matress a little "soft and soggy" for my taste

        • Average rating
      • Older travelers

        It was accurately portrayed on the web. We got what we expected to get.

        • Average rating
      • Family with children

        Clean and well equipped

        Two rooms were not adjacent Restaurant was closed - no breakfast facilities Pricey for what it was

        • Average rating
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