$163 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: May 11, 2015 Check-out: May 13, 2015

Inn by the Harbor

3 stars
View map of 433 W. Montecito St., Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
3.6
out of 5
51 reviews
great location

Situated about 5 mins from the harbour, staff very friendly especially Anthony who recommended... See full review

  • sammychung
  • Sep 11, 2014
Great road trip stop

I found the hotel to be great value for money, charming and in a good location. See full review

  • Christian N.
  • Apr 6, 2015
Santa Barbara inn tucks guests in at night with cookies and milk
The Inn by the Harbor is just two blocks from West Beach in Santa Barbara and a short walk to the yacht harbor and waterfront restaurants. Built in a Spanish Colonial style with winding staircases, wrought iron and red tiles, the Inn by the Harbor provides a wealth of amenities to guests. Freebies like complimentary bike rentals, free DVD rentals, free deluxe continental breakfast each morning, afternoon wine and cheese, and evening milk and cookies are just a few reasons travelers stay at the inn. Additionally, guests sunbathe on the courtyard patio beneath palm trees, swim in the outdoor heated pool or soak in the Jacuzzi.

 

Highlights
  • Free high-speed Internet throughout hotel
  • Free deluxe continental breakfast
  • Heated outdoor pool and Jacuzzi
  • Free bike rentals
Rooms
The Inn by the Harbor offers 42 non-smoking rooms with Spanish Mediterranean décor and one or two queen beds. Other amenities include free Wi-Fi, satellite TV with premium channels, DVD player with free movie rentals, coffee maker, toiletries, free local phone calls and voice mail, mini-fridge, hair dryer, data port, in-room safe, air conditioning, iron/ironing board. Some rooms feature full kitchens.
Features
The Inn by the Harbor provides free bike rentals for guests to ride down to West Beach or up to the various shops, theaters and restaurants on State Street. Fitness fans have guest privileges at a nearby fitness center. Guest laundry facilities allow travelers to tidy their clothes. The palm tree flanked courtyard with heated outdoor pool and Jacuzzi offers sunbathing and swimming.

 

Dining
The Inn by the Harbor offers a free deluxe continental breakfast each morning, with items like hard-boiled eggs, fresh fruit, juice, milk, cereal and more. The inn also provides an afternoon wine and cheese spread, and evening milk and cookies. Several local restaurants are within walking distance.

 

Transportation
  • Santa Barbara Municipal Airport (10.1 mi/16.3 km)
  • Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport (89.4 mi/143.9 km)
  • Santa Barbara Amtrak (0.5 mi/0.8 km)

 

Attractions
  • Stearns Wharf (1 mi/1.6 km)
  • Santa Barbara Museum of Art (1.9 mi/3.1 km)
  • Santa Barbara Zoo (2.4 mi/3.9 km)
  • Mission Santa Barbara (2.9 mi/4.7 km)
  • Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History (3.4 mi/5.5 km)
  • University of California, Santa Barbara (11.4 mi/18.3 km)

 

Business
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • In-room workspace with data port

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Inn by the Harbor Rooms

Queen Room
Room with one queen bed includes complimentary wireless internet access, cable/satellite TV with premium channels, DVD player with complimentary movie rentals, voice mail and complimentary local phone calls, compact refrigerator, hairdryer, in-room safe, iron/ironing board, non smoking.
Deluxe Room
Room with two queen beds includes complimentary wireless internet access, cable/satellite TV with premium channels, DVD player with complimentary movie rentals, voice mail and complimentary local phone calls, compact refrigerator, hairdryer, in-room safe, iron/ironing board, non smoking.

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Concierge
Activities
Outdoor pool
Internet
WiFi
Parking
Free parking
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities

Nearby points of interest

  • Santa Barbara City College: 0.1 mi
  • Sterns Wharf: 0.5 mi
  • Santa Barbara County Courthouse: 0.7 mi
  • Nojoqui Falls Country Park: 0.8 mi
  • Rafael Gonzalez House: 0.9 mi
  • El Paseo Shopping Mall: 1.5 mi
  • Alameda Park: 1.6 mi
  • Antioch University: 1.8 mi
  • Santa Barbara Maritime Museum: 2 mi
  • Mission Santa Barbara: 2.2 mi
  • Skofield Park: 3.5 mi
  • Casa del Herrero: 3.9 mi
  • Virginia Hotel: 7.3 mi
  • University of California, Santa Barbara: 8.7 mi
  • UCSB Events Center: 8.8 mi
  • Santa Barbara City College: 0.1 mi
  • Sterns Wharf: 0.5 mi
  • Santa Barbara County Courthouse: 0.7 mi
  • Nojoqui Falls Country Park: 0.8 mi
  • Rafael Gonzalez House: 0.9 mi
  • El Paseo Shopping Mall: 1.5 mi
  • Alameda Park: 1.6 mi
  • Antioch University: 1.8 mi
  • Santa Barbara Maritime Museum: 2 mi
  • Mission Santa Barbara: 2.2 mi
  • Skofield Park: 3.5 mi
  • Casa del Herrero: 3.9 mi
  • Virginia Hotel: 7.3 mi
  • University of California, Santa Barbara: 8.7 mi
  • UCSB Events Center: 8.8 mi
  • Cold Spring Tavern: 11.1 mi
  • Santa Barbara Zoo: 196 mi

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
3:00 PM
Check-out:
12:00 PM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

Ratings and reviews for Inn by the Harbor

Overall score

3.6 / 5
5.01.0
51 out of 51
Amenities:
3.6
Cleanliness:
4.2
Hotel staff:
4.4
Comfort:
3.9
Location:
3.9
Value:
3.6

80% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Christian N.
Business
Chester
Apr 6, 2015

Great road trip stop

I found the hotel to be great value for money, charming and in a good location.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Sweet Pea.
Business
Versailles
Apr 6, 2015

Great Trip

Enjoyed our stay - room was dated but very clean and spacious. Staff was very friendly and helpful. The little things, i.e., wine and cheese in afternoon cookies and milk before bed were such a nice treat. Would definitely stay there again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Peggy T.
Business
N/A
Mar 2, 2015

Fun Get Away

My husband and I booked a 2 night stay in Santa Barbara. It was the first time we've been there. The city is very pretty with a beautiful harbor area and a lovely main shopping district. We arrived on Amtrak and found the city pretty easy to access without a car. The city provides a shuttle for .50 (.25 if you're a senior!) that gives pretty good accessibility to much of the city. They also have a "hop on hop off trolley". Our hotel was fine but could use some updates particularly to the bathroom. (It is our understanding that they are going to start remodeling them soon). Rooms were also lacking in drawer space but were clean. Complimentary breakfast was certainly adequate and well stocked. While we were never around for the complimentary wine and cheese served every afternoon we did enjoy the nighttime cookies and milk. Yummy!!! We enjoyed our stay at the Inn and would probably stay there again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Sulema V.
Business
South Gate
Dec 21, 2014

Fun getaway!

Love my stay. Amazing bike ride into town and up to Mission. Staff is always happy to see you and help you with questions or request.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Kilster
Business
New York, NY
Nov 9, 2014

Nice staff

I stayed here for a night. The staff was very nice. It felt like a step up from a motel, but the staff added some nice touches such as wine and cheese and milk and cookies to give the place a more homey feel.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
RainedOut
Business
Los Angeles, CA
Nov 3, 2014

Very old & small but great staff

This is a very old place. The rooms are quite small. Uncomfortable bed. Shares a driveway/parking lot with an apartment building where strange people hang out in the carports. The staff however are the shining glory for the place- the front desk staff were cheerful and extremely helpful.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
2
Location:
2
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Landlocked in MN
Business
Minnesota
Sep 16, 2014

Lovely wedding weekend

If you like comfort and don’t need modern amenities this is a fantastic hotel. We appreciated the comfortable bed, a kitchenette and that there was plenty of space in the room. The deluxe continental breakfast was sufficient to get the day started and they had cruiser bikes available for free for a nice beach ride. The only unfortunate part of the room was the bathroom was dated with the shower head being a bit low for taller guests. Overall it was a great stay and I would highly recommend it.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
sammychung
Business
uk
Sep 11, 2014

great location

Situated about 5 mins from the harbour, staff very friendly especially Anthony who recommended several attractions and was very helpful,

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
CAL Explorer
Business
Novato, California
Jun 28, 2014

Explore Santa Barbara

There was an efficient and friendly check in. The location was good with an easy walk to the harbor and wharf and it was close to historic State Street. In addition to the continental breakfast, this motel offered complimentary wine and cheese in the late afternoon. They also provided a complimentary bicycle. There was no view and the renovation of what had been an apartment building was fair at best.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
2
Location:
3
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
D9guy
Business
Santa Cruz CA
Jun 19, 2014

Weekend Fun

This was an easy spot for enjoying the Harbor and Funk Zone of lower State Street downtown. The breakfast saved us tune and hassle too.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Funk Zone Food Walking Tour and Segway oh Sabra Barbara History Tour were fantastic.

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