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Harbor View Inn

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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

"We had an amazing time this weekend. The location was perfect! We had requested to be near our friends and were told we were right across the hall but we were not. Otherwise it was perfect."
23 Jun, 2019 - Westlake Village, CA, USA
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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.



  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Gym / fitness center
  • Hot Tub / Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor pool
  • Pool bar
  • No pets allowed
  • Spa
  • 100% smoke-free
  • Sauna


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

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Central heating
  • 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
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in public areas


  • Bathrobes
  • Hair-dryer
  • Luxury toiletries
  • Bathtub or shower


  • Valet service (fees apply)


Check-in: Standard Time is 4pm.
Minimum age required to check in: 21.

Checkout: Standard Time is 12pm.

Children and additional guests: Children 16 or under stay free of charge when using existing bedding.
Cot available upon request: free of charge.
Extra beds are not available.

Pets: Only service animals allowed.

Fees: Valet service fee: US$25 inclusive of tax per night.

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.

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

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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(24 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Harbor View Inn Santa Barbara (CA) over the past 15 months.
4.3 Ambiance
4.7 Location
4.4 Rooms
4.2 Quality of Service
4.0 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
We had an amazing time this weekend. The location was perfect! We had requested to be near our friends and were told we were right across the hall but we were not. Otherwise it was perfect.
Chad 23 Jun, 2019 Westlake Village, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
perfect for a girls trip getaway good location - close to ever4ything we wanted to do
Other Comments
Rooms were new, clean and very up to date - patios and balconies were fun to gather on
Art 23 Jun, 2019 Long Beach, CA, USA
Other Comments
Perhaps the garage park @ the newer building could have been provided for the people staying there instead of valetl parking. It can be an inclusive with the price of the hotel per night. Just a thought... Since they're hauling luggages😊
Francelyn 23 Jun, 2019 San Jose, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
New rioms were large and comfortable... great showers. I have to say, however, it was surprising that for new construction/design they did not place charging stations or even electrical outlets by the nightstands....???
Other Comments
My main issue with this hotel is the layout... there are buildings of rooms with no connection to the hotel campus... thus making the parking situation ridiculous. Only valets are allowed to move the cars while “on property”. Unfortunately this whole situation makes the experience awkward and time consuming.
Joan 07 Jun, 2019 Methuen, MA, USA
Enjoyed Most
nice clean updated room
Cynthia 06 Jun, 2019 San Juan Capistrano, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Large room & fantastic room service
jennifer 23 May, 2019 Laguna Hills, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Location was fantastic. The room was fabulous. All around great experience.
Gregory 20 May, 2019 SUN VALLEY, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
The new hotel is very nice, and so is the location.
Other Comments
Someone stole my ice chest from the back of my truck in a secure valet area. My room was in a new Separate building with NO clear access to the main building. I had to use a construction gate to get to the pool area. I was not offered a room in the main building, even though I would have paid extra for it.
Ryan 09 May, 2019 Fullerton, CA, USA
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KEDDI 01 May, 2019 San Diego, CA, USA
Other Comments
Other than an issue with housekeeping not refreshing our room while we were out for the day and later sending them to the wrong room once we complained twice.
Andres 29 Apr, 2019 Murrieta, CA, USA

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