Harbor View Inn

28 W Cabrillo Blvd | Santa Barbara, CA 93101  [SEE MAP]Santa Barbara, CA  [SEE ADDRESS]

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All rooms include private patios or balconies
Some guests say the room rates are overpriced
Recent guests said the Harbor View Inn's location is its main selling point. Located at the entry to Stearns Wharf, the property sits across from the beach and just a short walk from downtown Santa Barbara, California. Some travelers note that room rates here are fairly steep, especially when compared to larger properties nearby. However, guests are quick to praise the employees –particularly the concierge – for their eagerness to help you enjoy your time in Santa Barbara. Staff members are efficient when it comes to arranging dinner plans and suggesting things to do in the area. Meanwhile, every room has a patio or balcony to allow guests to breathe in the sea air. And outside their quarters, guests can be found lounging poolside, enjoying massages in Spa Beaumontia or enjoying dinner and the view at Eladio's Restaurant & Bar.
Santa Barbara, CA
Hotel Class
Property Type
Boutique hotel, 115 rooms
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  • 4.0Hotel Class
  • GOODCritic Rating


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Designed to showcase classic Santa Barbara architecture, the stucco property is studded with colorful tiles and sturdy wood ceiling beams, harking back to a bygone era.



... This service-oriented inn across from picturesque West Beach overlooks the ocean and Stearn's Wharf.

AAA/CAA Four Diamond Awards 2019

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by Tripadvisor. A total of 1581 have reviewed the Harbor View Inn, giving it a rating of 4.5, on a scale of 1-5.

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Tripadvisor Travel Rating: Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1581 reviews 4.5 (based on 1581 reviews)

Guest Rooms

Featuring Spanish-inspired styling with dark wood accents, guest rooms at the Harbor View Inn have flat-screen TVs with on-demand movies and free HBO, stocked minibars and Keurig coffee makers. Most rooms have a table with chairs, as well as two chaises. Bathrooms are equipped with terrycloth robes and hair dryers.
  • City or ocean views from patios and balconies
  • Free Wi-Fi access throughout property

Standard room size425 square feet

  • Premium channels
  • Workspace/desk
  • Minifridge
  • Bathrobes/slippers
  • Minibar
  • Shower/tub combo
  • Separate shower
  • Separate tub
  • Internet
  • Wireless internet
  • Free internet
  • Fee for internet usage
  • Guest rooms with patios and balconies
  • Adjoining rooms available

Location & Parking

Situated within Santa Barbara, California's West Beach neighborhood, the Harbor View Inn exudes classic, old California Spanish-styling. The hotel's stucco exterior is accented by palm trees and lush flowers. Within walking distance of the shops and restaurants on State Street, Sterns Wharf and the beach, the hotel offers a centralized location for exploring Santa Barbara.
  • Santa Barbara Amtrak station is two blocks north of the property; multiple bus stops nearby
  • Gift shop with swim essentials and sundries on-site
  • Located 11 miles east of Santa Barbara Airport
  • 24-hour valet parking
  • 24-hour self-parking ($15)
  • Airport shuttle
  • Car service

Within walking distance of:

  • Bus stop
  • Restaurants
  • Movie theater
  • Train station
  • Beach
  • Theater
  • Subway/metro stop
  • Grocery store
  • Shopping


Eladio's Restaurant & Bar serves a Meditteranean-inspired menu for breakfast, lunch and dinner in an upscale environment. It also has a popular weekend brunch. The property's State Street Coffee offers espresso drinks and fresh pastries. There's also the Poolside Bar & Grill, which offers seasonal food and beverage service by the pool.
  • Room service available during Eladio's Restaurant & Bar hours

Number of restaurants2

Cuisine TypesAmerican

  • Fine dining
  • Casual dining
  • Quick service cafe/coffee shop/marketplace
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service
  • 24-hour room service
  • free breakfast


The property's heated outdoor pool features views of the Pacific Ocean. The pool is surrounded by a patio with lounge chairs. Poolside food and beverage service is also available. What's more, guests will find a Jacuzzi on the pool deck.
  • Pool open daily from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Lap pool
  • Wading pool
  • Lazy river
  • Family pool
  • Infinity pool
  • Whirlpool/hot tub
  • Adults-only pool
  • Lifeguard on duty
  • Poolside service
  • Waterslide
  • Deck chairs or cabanas
  • Pool bar


The hotel's Spa Beaumontia is named after the Beaumontia flower that grows on the property. The facility offers a variety of facials, body treatments and massages. All guests can use the spa's sauna and hot tub.

    Services offered:

    • Massage
    • Facial
    • Body Treatments (i.e. scrubs, wraps)
    • Salon services
    • Outdoor treatment area
    • Steam room
    • Sauna


    The Harbor View Inn has a small children's pool, and complimentary cribs are available upon request. A kid-friendly pool is also located on-site.
      • Kids Club
      • Free Kids Club
      • Fee for Kids Club
      • Cribs
      • High Chairs


      This hotel has a fitness center with cardio machines and free weights. The facility is located near the property's pool.
      • Fitness center open daily from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
      • Weight equipment
      • Cardio equipment
      • Yoga mats
      • Free fitness classes
      • Premium fitness classes (with fee)

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