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433 W Montecito St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3880
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Updated 16/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 16/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

About

#5 of 19 B&Bs / Inns in Santa Barbara
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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 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.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Bicycles available
Board games / puzzles
Books, DVDs, music for children
Electric vehicle charging station
Parking
Wifi
Hot bath
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Fence around pool
Complimentary welcome drink
Vending machine
Business Centre with Internet Access
Massage
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
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Room features
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Safe
Microwave
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Hair dryer
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
HOTEL STYLE
Mid-range
Green
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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Lawrence S wrote a review 5 Oct
Las Vegas, Nevada22 contributions11 helpful votes
Hotel is located a 10 minute walk to the beach and boat harbor. Staff was great and helpful. We had a courtyard facing room very clean, quiet and secluded. Bed was extremely comfortable and the room was a very good size. Close to restaurants. Happy hour every night in the lobby at 4:30…very nice surprise!!!! Would definitely stay here again!!
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Liz Rodriguez, Other at Inn by the Harbor
Responded 3 weeks ago
Greetings Lawrence680, Thank you for this lovely summary of your recent stay with us. It is wonderful to hear you enjoyed our hotel and we greatly appreciate your kind comments. We look forward to welcoming you back to the Inn by the Harbor.
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Piers R wrote a review Sep 2021
14 contributions10 helpful votes
Property's Favourite Review
We came up from a 5* in LA on our costal drive and I said “oh.. we booked a motel”… and we loved it! Checked in by Frank, such a welcoming and friendly attitude, we were immediately enchanted. We also heard other guests commenting on Frank’s friendliness while we were there. When we checked out another absolutely charming guy was at the desk to wish us farewell. The rooms were large (include a kitchen!) and clean and the internal garden of the place is well kept, pretty, and an enjoyable place to lounge out by the pool and hot tub. My wife even decided this was her favorite stop on our west coast driving holiday. It helped that we loved lunch with our toes in the sand at “the shoreline” and a great atmospheric bar seated dinner in nearby “honor bar”. No doubt will be back to stay in Santa Barbara and specifically at this hotel.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Liz Rodriguez, Other at Inn by the Harbor
Responded 5 Sep 2021
Greetings 0piersr, Thank you for taking time to share this lovely review. It is wonderful to hear you received a warm welcome by Frank and the rest of our hotel team. We are fortunate to have a team who takes great pride in offering our guests warm and personalized service. Thank you for kind comments. We look forward to welcoming you back to the Inn by the Harbor.
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Enrica Brunilde A. wrote a review 4 Oct
Italy32 contributions24 helpful votes
Inn By the Harbor is a nice, pretty, and peaceful INN. It's close to the main street of Santa Barbara (7-8 mins walk to State Street, 5 mins to the beach). The staff is friendly and in the afternoon free wine & cheese and cookies & teas. Our room was clean, comfortable, and facing a green small garden. Wi-fi is free. Breakfast is a little bit poor (until 10 am and no choice for vegans). No water in the minibar and no slippers.
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Date of stay: November 2020
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Response from Liz Rodriguez, Other at Inn by the Harbor
Responded 3 weeks ago
Greetings Enrica, We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. Thank you for your kind comments. Each guestroom is provided with 2 water bottles in the refrigerator so I'm surprised to hear you did not see this. I will be sure to follow up with our team to ensure each of our guests receive the complimentary amenities we provide. Thank you for allowing us the opportunity to better serve all our guests.
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ng wrote a review Jun 2021
Santa Barbara, California1 contribution1 helpful vote
This place is a dumpy motel. It Smelled of smoke when we arrived. AC struggled to keep the room cool. Water pressure was non existent. Location is not bad and it’s fairly quiet but not worth the price they set the rate at. Decent selection of bikes
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Liz Rodriguez, Other at Inn by the Harbor
Responded 21 Jun 2021
Dear Navigator24840649642, I am terribly sorry to hear you were less than satisfied with your recent stay with us. Based on your comments our hotel team will inspect our air conditioner units and water pressure. Thank you for sharing your valuable feedback. Please accept our sincerest apologies for not meeting your expectations.
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Dgomez wrote a review Jun 2021
25 contributions51 helpful votes
So I had great hopes for this place. The good part of it is the nice garden area in between rooms. Decent small pool. Hot tub is only big enough for 2. The area is mostly homeless or tourist. The worst part for me was that twice I got locked out of my room by my keys not working! Had to return to the office and get new keys! Also I stayed in room 219 and had the strangest faint smell of urine! Also strange noise outside of our window 2 of the nights. Really hoped for more!
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Liz Rodriguez, Other at Inn by the Harbor
Responded 17 Jun 2021
Greetings Dgizz, I am terribly sorry to hear about your recent experience at our hotel. Based on your comments our team will inspect the carpet in your guestroom and noise outside of your guestroom. Please accept our sincerest apologies for not meeting your expectations.
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PRICE RANGE
US$176 - US$310 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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United StatesCaliforniaSanta Barbara
NUMBER OF ROOMS
42
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Frequently Asked Questions about Inn by the Harbor
Which popular attractions are close to Inn by the Harbor?
Nearby attractions include Jamie Slone Wines (1.2 km), Santa Barbara Maritime Museum (0.7 km), and Santa Barbara Harbor (0.8 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Inn by the Harbor?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Inn by the Harbor?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Inn by the Harbor?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and a free welcome drink during their stay.
Is parking available at Inn by the Harbor?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Inn by the Harbor?
Conveniently located restaurants include McConnell's Fine Ice Creams, The Black Sheep, and Toma Restaurant and Bar.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Inn by the Harbor?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Inn by the Harbor?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Inn by the Harbor?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Are there any historical sites close to Inn by the Harbor?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Santa Barbara County Courthouse (1.6 km), Casa del Herrero (6.3 km), and Old Mission Santa Barbara (3.4 km).