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Norwalk, CT
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

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...

Tallinn, Estonia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hotel has exceptional staff -- they help you whatever question you have and do it well! The rooms are large, but starting to look old, especially the kitchens should really be redone, they look like form the 70s. Ocean is close, nice walk down there and also State street is close. I expected it to be livelier, but I...

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

Greetings from Santa Barbara, KristaE70, We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your recent visit to the Inn by the Harbor. Thank you for taking time to highlight the exceptional service of our hotel team. We are fortunate to have a team of Super Stars who genuinely care about the quality of service they offer each of our guests. Based...

Los Angeles
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Clean, nicely decorated spacious rooms-ours had a full kitchen. Comfortable beds with down pillows and comforters. Beautiful landscaping, nice pool and jacuzzi. Quiet, yet centrally located, walking distance to State Street and Stearns Warf. Free breakfast, wine & cheese, and yummy fresh-baked cookies they bake on site. Super friendly and helpful front desk staff. Free parking, free Wi-Fi. No harbor...

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

Greetings IrieFamily We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your recent visit to the Inn by the Harbor. It sounds like you stayed in one of our deluxe guestrooms which concluded a full kitchen, equipped with necessary cooking utensils. Thank you for your compliments regarding our pool, jacuzzi, and grounds. I will be sure to share your comments with...

Scotland
Reviewed 16 February 2017

This is a late review as we stayed here in October 2016. We really enjoyed staying here... yes the rooms need a bit updated but the free wine and snacks and then the free cookies make up for it. The beds are comfy and the shower nice and powerful. Breakfast was a nice surprise, continental with excellent choice. Our room...

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

I’m happy to know your experience at our hotel popped into your memory. Thank you for reflecting on your visit to Santa Barbara and for sharing your October stay at the Inn by the Harbor with other travelers. We appreciate your compliments and hope to see you again in the near future. Warmest regards ~ Greg Broussard, General Manager

Prince George, Canada
Reviewed 14 February 2017

We purchased hotel on Hotwire and was very pleasantly surprised by the many extra touches this hotel provides. We received a great room overlooking the pool with lots of windows. They provide a great breakfast in the am with lots of pastries, yoghurt, fruit and great coffee. We hit the free wine at 4:30 lots of days after coming in...

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

Thank you, RogersViv, for this amazing review of the Inn by the Harbor. We are so happy to hear you enjoyed our hotel and appreciate your lovely compliments. It’s great to learn you met some of our ‘snow bird’ guests and treated yourself to our hotel snacks. We hope to see you again. Warm regards, Greg Broussard, General Manager

Palm Springs, California
Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

I was pleasantly surprised with the accommodations. We have stayed at many hotels in SB and it's difficult to find a decent place at a good price point and this hotel fits the bill. Nice size rooms, including a kitchen. The staff was very gracious at my late check in, even offering milk with my cookies at that late hour....

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

Thank you for your lovely compliments. I am happy to hear you were pleasantly surprised with your recent stay at the Inn by the Harbor. Our hotel team works diligently to offer the best quality service and guest rooms for our guests so we appreciate your praises. Should your travels bring you back to Santa Barbara, we hope your visit...

West Palm Beach, Florida
Reviewed 31 January 2017

Clean rooms Cookies and milk at night Complimentary wine evenings Frank at the service desk brings life to the whole place. He is very polite, helpful and attentive. The only improvement I recommend is a better breakfast. Too much carbs.

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

Thank you Josue for this lovely review of the Inn by the Harbor. We also appreciate your kind compliments regarding Frank. We are very fortunate to have Frank and other team members who take great pride in offering superior service and quality guestrooms. I will be sure to share your comments with our entire hotel team. Warmest regards ~ Greg...

fresno,ca
Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

We found this for a last minute stop on our college search weekend. We wanted two separate beds and this was just about the only place we could find, since we booked at the last minute. For 225 dollars a night, the place was not too bad considering the proximity to the harbor, beach, and State Street. The staff was...

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

Thank you TravelGuy for your recent stay with us. We appreciate your kind compliments and attention to fine details. I will be sure to share your comments with our hotel team. Best wishes during your college search. Kind regards ~ Greg Broussard, General Manger

Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 4 January 2017

Lovely room, with a nice fireplace. But... it sits right on freeway 101 and the freeway noise is seriously distracting. Lovely breakfast, paricularly the baked goods, but... there isn't enough room to sit if all the guests are present. Friendly staff, but... they had no clue about the wineries in the area. And, y'know, it's pricey. We won't be back.

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

Greeting from Santa Barbara! Thank you for your recent stay with us. I am terribly sorry to hear you were less than satisfied with the location of our hotel and the area knowledge of our team members. You have many hotels to choose from when visiting Santa Barbara so it is important to us that our team is able to...

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

The beds are really comfy and the location is a short walk to the wharf and various restaurants. I booked this hotel as I was attracted to it having a kitchen and thought we would cook for at least one night. Unfortunately the odd smell in the kitchen area meant that we didn't want to use it. The kitchen facilities...

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

Greetings Catherine, I am terribly sorry to hear you were unhappy with your recent stay with us. Please know that based on your comments our hotel team will inspect each of our guest rooms to ensure a fresh atmosphere for our guests. It is important to us that each of our guests enjoy their experience at the Inn by the...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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
Internet
  • 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: $253 - $454 (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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“the quieter rooms overlook the pool area”
 of 5 bubbles fiftyfiftyScotland, 15 Feb 2017 | Read review
“We asked for a room overlooking the inner courtyard which was quieter and nicer location.”
 of 5 bubbles rogersviv, 13 Feb 2017 | Read review
“All rooms that we saw looked out onto the pool”
 of 5 bubbles FiT_12, 24 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Ground Floor Room”
 of 5 bubbles aquatec4u, 3 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Upstairs overlooking the garden”
 of 5 bubbles Kesser48, 25 Aug 2016 | Read review
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