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 4-star Harbor View Inn provides beautiful views over the Pacific Ocean. Since 1984, it has been a prominent hotel in the center of Santa Barbara.

It is placed close to the museum district, in the vicinity of Arlington Theatre, Shoreline Park and The Granada Theatre. A 20-minute walk to the center of Santa Barbara.

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

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


The property comprises of spacious rooms well-appointed with iPod dock, in-room safe, satellite TV, a minibar and individual climate control. They are fitted with modern bathrooms with a bathtub, a hairdryer and bathrobes.


Breakfast is served in the bar each morning. The gastronomic restaurant provides delicious meals. The luxury bar serves a selection of beverages.


Guests are welcome to use a cloakroom, a safe deposit box and a cash machine for general purposes and daily newspapers, a photocopier and a business center 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
  • City view
  • Ocean 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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Bed type: Two Queen Size Beds or King Size Bed or Double Bed
Size: 455 sq. feet
View: Ocean view, City view
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    Harbor View Inn LocationWhat's nearby

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    • Hotels nearby
    • Airports
    • 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 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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