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Inn by the Harbor

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07/05/2017 08/05/2017
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

We stayed at the Inn by the Harbor for one night as part of our honeymoon, booked through Trailfinders. We arrived early so were unable to check in but we're able to park the car and walk into Santa Barbara (15 minutes). On our return we were greeted by Frank, who is a credit to this hotel. His knowledge of...

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Frisco, Texas
Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

For its location in Santa Barbara and its "class" this is a great B&B. I confirm all of the positive comments about the staff. I have never had such a welcoming and helpful stay ever. Our primary interaction was at the front desk, primarily with Frank, who is such a nice, warm and competent guy. However, all of our interactions...

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BroussardG, General Manager at Inn by the Harbor, responded to this review

Thank you Andrew for your recent stay at the Inn by the Harbor. We are happy to hear you enjoyed our hotel and appreciate the time and care you took in sharing your experience with other travelers. Thank you for the recognition of our front desk staff. We are fortunate to have a hotel team who takes great pride in...

Canada
Reviewed 1 week ago

Not a fancy place, but a very well-run place. It's a classic motel where they've done everything right to make your stay comfortable. The bathroom was updated, had a wonderful shower; the room had a small fridge and a big TV (with a huge assortment of free rental DVDs). Breakfast was a simple small buffet: cereal, yogurt, milk, bagel, pastry,...

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BroussardG, General Manager at Inn by the Harbor, responded to this review

Wow CCVVBB, thank you for this lovely review of your recent stay with us. We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed the Inn by the Harbor and appreciate your generous compliments. Our hotel team is like a family so I will be sure to share your comments with everyone. I know they will love to read “they’ve done everything right”...

Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Have to agree with some of the other low rated comments on here. Booked through Trailfinders. This was the only accommodation on a 2 week fly drive we were disappointed with especially as photos give impression of a very nice Hotel/Inn. Customer service was excellent but rooms look very tired (especially kitchen/bathroom) and location not great. Glad we only stayed...

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BroussardG, General Manager at Inn by the Harbor, responded to this review

Greetings CCVVBB, Thank you for your recent stay with us. I am sorry to hear you were less than satisfied with your guest room. We rely on our guests to share their experience with others so it is never our intention to mislead or misrepresent ourselves. Please know that our team will brainstorm on how we might be able to...

Devizes, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First impressions were that this was a tired hotel that had seen better days. The decor is old fashioned and a bit worn but the great service and friendliness of everyone who works there makes it an absolute joy. They can't do enough for you! You can borrow bikes and ride down to the beach and harbour or walk to...

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BroussardG, General Manager at Inn by the Harbor, responded to this review

Thank you 91DeniseV for your recent stay at the Inn by the Harbor. We are happy to hear you were well cared for by our amazing team members. We are fortunate to have a team who takes great pride in offering the best quality service possible. Thank you for choosing the Inn by the Harbor. There is no higher compliment...

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent stay shame it was only for one night........5 star staff and the manager William was a friendly helpful fellow as nothing was a problem...he made our stay extra special as our party was celebrating an anniversary and a birthday.. Thanks to everyone at the Inn by The Harbor.... ps you have to try the wine and cheese and milk...

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BroussardG, Manager at Inn by the Harbor, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent stay with us, Geordie. We are delighted to hear you and your party enjoyed your visit to Santa Barbara. It is great to hear to know you were pleased with your experience at the Inn by the Harbor and found it to be extra special for your party's anniversary and birthday celebration. and found Sam...

Swindon, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We loved this place and can't wait to return. Santa Barbra is such a lovely beach to walk along. The hotel has a small pool to cool off in and cookies are available in the evenings. Tea and coffee is available all day in the lobbies. We borrowed the bikes and cycled around Santa Barbra which are free to hire...

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BroussardG, General Manager at Inn by the Harbor, responded to this review

Thank you Hannah497 for this lovely review of your recent stay with us. We are delighted to know you enjoyed your visit to Santa Barbara. Your kind compliments are greatly appreciated, particularly your acknowledgment of Melissa, one of our Front Desk Superstars. We are fortunate to have a team who really cares about offering the best service possible to each...

Portland OR
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A recent first time visit to the Santa Barbara area had us staying 4 nights at the Inn by the Harbor on Montecito St. As far as connivence to the harbor area and lower State Street, the location was perfect. We explored a lot on foot. The staff is friendly as accommodating. Unfortunately, it still feels like an older style...

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BroussardG, General Manager at Inn by the Harbor, responded to this review

Thank you FrequentTraveller61, for this lovely review of your recent stay with us. We are pleased to know you found the location of the Brisas del Mar to be conveniently located to the waterfront and downtown Santa Barbara. Based on your comments. Thank you for your compliments towards our staff members. We are fortunate to have a team who truly...

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The hotel is in a great location, in walking distance to all the attractions of Santa Barbara. At check in, we were informed that as we were on honeymoon, they had upgraded us to a king room with a shared patio. When we got to the room, we found chocolates and a bottle of champagne in the fridge. The room...

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BroussardG, General Manager at Inn by the Harbor, responded to this review

Happy Honeymoon Jill and hubby, Thank you for sharing your special celebration with us. We love being part of memory making experiences and are thrilled to hear you enjoyed your stay. Your 5-star review and compliments are greatly appreciated. Thank you for choosing the Inn by the Harbor. We look forward to serving you again for many anniversary celebrations. Warm...

Norwalk, CT
Reviewed 10 March 2017

The Inn by the Harbor is one of three hotels run by the same owners. They are all near each other, and if you stay at one you can take advantage of the amenities at the others. The other two are Las Brisas del Mar, and Lavender. The weather was quite cool, so we didn't use the pool - but...

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Thank you viajera923 for your recent stay at the Inn by the Harbor. We are happy to hear you enjoyed our hotel and got to know our amazing team members. We are fortunate to have a team who takes great pride in offering the best quality service possible. Thank you for choosing the Inn by the Harbor. There is no...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
  • Hot Tub
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Dry Cleaning
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Nestled among tropical gardens beneath the swaying palms, the Inn by the Harbor is an enchanting Santa Barbara hotel and resort escape. Built in the Spanish Colonial tradition, the white adobe inn features red tile roofs, inlaid tile staircases, wrought iron embellishments, and a heated pool. The Inn is just a short walk from Santa Barbara's golden beaches, yacht harbor, and oceanfront restaurants. The guest rooms at our Santa Barbara hotel and retreat are decorated with Spanish Mediterranean style furnishings. Many also feature full kitchens, which make them ideal for vacations and extended stay lodging. The Inn serves a deluxe continental breakfast, afternoon wine and cheese, and evening milk and cookies.The Inn by the Harbor hotel is within walking distance of many Santa Barbara attractions including West Beach and the beachfront bike path, the yacht harbor, Stearns Wharf, and the vibrant shops and cafes lining State Street. Golf courses, wineries, and the Santa Barbara Mission are all just minutes away. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Inn by the Harbor

Address: 433 W. Montecito St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Region: United States > California > Santa Barbara
Price Range: $281 - $515 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Inn by the Harbor 2.5*
Number of rooms: 42
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  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
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“Stay more than one day”
geordiel826, 16 Apr 2017 | Read review
“the quieter rooms overlook the pool area”
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“We asked for a room overlooking the inner courtyard which was quieter and nicer location.”
rogersviv, 13 Feb 2017 | Read review
“All rooms that we saw looked out onto the pool”
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