Harbor View Inn

Boutique hotel situated steps from the ocean

Situated steps from the beach, this boutique hotel provides the ideal venue for your Santa Barbara stay.  Lounge by the glittering pool on the sun-dappled terrace, head to Spa Beaumontia for a relaxing treatment and enjoy hand-crafted Mediterranean fare at the hotel’s restaurant. Set moments from Steam Wharf and a brief drive away from the centre of Santa Barbara, this is the ideal base for a stay at on the affectionately named ‘American Riviera’.

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Tripadvisor rating 1566 Reviews
McWay Falls, Big Sur

Hotel highlights

  • Relax by the secluded pool
  • Excellent location close to the ocean
  • Enjoy a rejuvenating spa treatment
  • Dine on-site
  • Beautiful Mediterranean-style architecture

Hotel Features

General Information

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  • 86 rooms
  • Floors have lift access: Yes

Main Facilities

  • Outdoor pool

Board Basis Options

  • Room Only

Hotel Location

Location Highlights

Harbor View Inn

1566 Reviews 84% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 792
  • Very Good 535
  • Average 130
  • Poor 56
  • Terrible 53

What to Expect

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Nov 29, 2019

Great location but a few glitches

Atlanta, Georgia

Should be a five star rating but....a few glitches. I stayed here because the AMTRAK train station is next door. So I wasn’t thinking about location but should have been because it’s awesome. I arrived to my North Wing Room and loved it - smart and elegant. However, it was cold outside and the room temperature was 65 degrees. Turned the (very complicated) thermostat up and left. Returning, still 65 degrees even though my setting was 70. Called the front and the mechanic apologized that the thermostat was on air conditioning! So, finally to relax ... turned on the TV ... and no TV! Mechanic offered to change my room but I was exhausted and annoyed. Management needs a manual for the HVAC and needs to check out TV’s.
Nov 29, 2019

lovely location and clean smart hotel

We did our research and wanted to stay on the beach when visiting for only 2 nights. Even though the most basic room it was still the size of a suite with large balcony, sofa area and his and hers sinks. We love the hotel, it was right at the end of state street which suited us perfectly, we could leave the car for the weekend and just walk everywhere we wanted to go. I would definitely choose to stay here again.
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