As the name suggests, the popular Harbor View Inn is perched right on the waterfront where State Street -- downtown’s main drag -- turns into Stearns Wharf.
Though not directly on the sand, the hotel is a few hundred feet across Cabrillo Boulevard from West Beach, a popular stretch among locals for picnics and pick-up volleyball. Location is certainly the main draw for guests, as many of downtown’s shops and restaurants are easily accessible on foot. The wine-centric Funk Zone and more than 20 tasting rooms along the city’s Urban Wine Trail are within a 20-minute radius on foot. The Santa Barbara Amtark station is also a six-minute walk away.
The stucco Mediterranean-style property is more relaxed than larger nearby luxe resorts, with comfortable coastal-inspired rooms that all come with a patio or balcony. It's "a taste of the best of old California, " says Forbes Travel Guide, with conveniences like an outdoor pool area with a spacious sundeck, bar and whirlpool, a full-service spa, coffee shop and restaurant on-site.
From the press:
“If you're looking for a taste of the best of old California, look no further than Harbor View Inn” -- Forbes Travel Guide
“In terms of proximity to Santa Barbara’s most popular tourist destinations, it doesn’t get more central than this” -- Gayot
Newspaper / magazines
Gym / fitness center
Sauna / Steam Room
24-hour front desk
Currency exchange / ATM
Laundry / dry cleaning
Room service (limited hours)
Coffee / tea-making facilities
Iron and ironing board
Outdoor space for some rooms
Pay-per-view / movies on demand
Complimentary Wi-Fi in guest rooms
Parking (fees apply)
Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.
Standard check-in time: 4pm
Standard checkout time: 12pm
Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.
Pets not allowed Check-in time starts at 4pm Check-out time is 12pm
You must present a photo ID when checking in. Your credit card is charged at the time you book. Bed type and smoking preferences are not guaranteed.Your reservation is prepaid and is guaranteed for late arrival. The total charge includes all room charges and taxes, as well as fees for access and booking. Any incidental charges such as parking, phone calls, and room service will be handled directly between you and the property.
Know Before You Go
Up to 3 children 15 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding.
The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
Breakfast fee: between USD 10 and USD 15 per person (approximately)
Self parking fee: USD 15.00 per night
Late check-out fee: USD 100.00
Rollaway bed fee: USD 15.00 per night
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.
Santa Barbara is about an hour and a half drive north of Los Angeles. Santa Barbara Airport is the closest option for regional flights, 15-minutes away. The hotel is also easily accessible via train -- the Amtrak Station is a six minutes away on foot. Cross the tracks and head south on Chapala Street then turn left on W Cabrillo Boulevard to arrive at the hotel.
Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.
You will pay the hotel in the hotel's local currency. The rate displayed (in GBP) is an estimate based on today's currency exchange rate.
*Unless otherwise stated, Travelzoo-exclusive extras are valid once per stay (based on two adults sharing). Value is an estimate based on double occupancy. Extras are only included with Member Rates and may not be available on all dates. Extras are non-transferable and have no cash value. Total value may vary depending on time of booking and availability. When included, breakfast may be limited to 2 guests per stay subject to hotel’s discretion. Other restrictions may apply; see our T&Cs for details.
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