Harbor View Inn  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


The spectacular Harbor View Inn offers a patio, a courtyard and a veranda as well as a cloakroom, a gift shop and a safe deposit box available on-site. Since 1984, it has been a prominent hotel in the center of Santa Barbara.

Set steps away from tropical beaches close to parks. A 5-minute walk will take you to Pedego Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara Visitor Center and Reagan Ranch Center.

It lies only 300m away from Santa Barbara Amtrak train station. 15 minutes' drive from Municipal airport.


The hotel offers 115 rooms. All of them feature a flat-screen TV, a minibar and cable TV. You can enjoy the beautiful views of the Pacific Ocean.


The air-conditioned restaurant provides light meals. At the luxury beach bar guests will enjoy a selection of beverages.


Harbor View Inn boasts a business center, internet access as well as 24-hour reception, concierge service.


Spa facilities at Harbor View Inn include a sauna, Jacuzzi. The hotel offers a gym, fitness classes available in the fitness center.


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 10 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
  • Wi-Fi Internet
  • 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
  • City view
  • Ocean view
  • Resort view
Room facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Room service
  • Heating
  • Tea and Coffee Facilities
  • Ironing facilities
  • Work desk
  • Mini bar
  • Balcony
  • Dressing area
  • Bathtub
  • Hair dryer
  • Shower
  • Toilet
  • Private bathroom
  • Bathrobe
Kitchen facilities
  • Refrigerator
  • Cable TV
  • Satellite TV
  • AM/FM alarm clock
  • Telephone
  • Radio
  • CD player
  • iPod docking station



from  12 pm


until  12 pm

Children and extra beds
  • All children under the age of 16 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • Older children/adults may stay at the price of USD 15 per person per night in an extra bed. 
  • One child under the age of 4 may stay for free in an extra bed. 

Pets are not allowed.

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Bed type: King Size Bed
View: Ocean view

Harbor View Inn LocationWhat's nearby

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  • Underground stations
  • Train stations
  • Parks
  • 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
  • 2700 ft
Train stations
  • 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 Performing Arts
    4300 ft
  • Veterans Memorial Building
    400 ft
Universities, Institutes
  • Lobero Theatre
    4000 ft
  • Lobero Theatre Foundation
    4000 ft
  • Ensemble Theater Company
    4300 ft
  • Thomas Casino Systems
    4300 ft

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 56 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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