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Santa Barbara

Harbor View Inn

Travelzoo Staff

Why We Love This Hotel

  • Super central waterfront location and a breezy, coastal vibe
  • A short walk to dining, shopping, bars and 20+ tasting rooms on Santa Barbara’s Urban Wine Trail
  • Every room comes with a patio or balcony

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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.



  • Bar
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Gym / fitness center
  • Outdoor pool
  • Pool bar
  • Restaurant
  • Sauna / Steam Room
  • Spa
  • 100% smoke-free


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge service
  • Currency exchange / ATM
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Business center

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Mini bar
  • Outdoor space for some rooms
  • Pay-per-view / movies on demand
  • Safe
  • Sitting area
  • Flatscreen TV


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in guest rooms


  • Bathrobes
  • Hair-dryer


  • Parking (fees apply)


Check-in: Standard Time is 4pm.

Checkout: Standard Time is 12pm.

Cancellation: 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.

Additional details: 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.

Have a Question? Contact Travelzoo.

Customer Service available Mon-Fri, 8am-6pm AET

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

Please note: Some amenities and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. All prices stated have been verified at the time of publication and may vary at the discretion of the hotel.

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