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The Breakfast in a Bag was a really nice touch. Front Desk personnel was very informative & helpful

Quaint small old school hotel...not the average over priced mega hotel

We enjoyed our stay. The grounds were immaculate and well tended to. The rooms could use some updating but for the price it was well worth the stay. No resort fee, free parking, free to-go breakfast. Very friendly staff. We will return!

Hotel was walking distance to multiple places! For example state street and strains Wharf.

Wonderful location! Frank was helpful, generous and a great host.

Quiet, clean. Unlimited beach cruiser use. Would be nice to have a microwave in the room.

Very clean and great customer service.. walking distance to the beach, restaurants and shops!!

Came here for a work trip. The staff was excellent. Really helpful and kind. Rooms were clean as a whistle. Great extras like free breakfast, wine and cheese snacks in 1afternoon, and cookies and milk at night. All day coffee! Nice pool and hot tub (actually hot). Also, complimentary bikes to ride to the beach- so close! Nice bike path. The staff told me how to reach it all. These things help you overlook the rooms being rather dated- but still very clean. The bed was excellent. Also, my water pressure in the shower was not great. But all things considered, it was a nice stay.

Evening wine and cheese, cookies and milk provided great opportunity to meet other guests for socializing. Desk personnel extremely helpful!

Tropical surroundings of the property was amazing. Only issue i had was with the cleanliness of the pool cushions.

On the pros: good location, and amenities. American breakfast surpasses standards, and they offer wine, cookies, cheese and crackers in the early evening. All included in the night rate which is great. Staff is attentive. Few cons: our room was not too clean, we found a couple of insects in the bathroom and food under the bed. The cleaning crew could do a better job vacuuming and cleaning the rooms. The hot tub is way too hot over 103 so it's hard to even get in, and the pool is way too cool for the winter season (open pool), under 80 degrees.

hotel too expensive for what it has to offer in terms of amenities and condition it is in

Nice staff and room. The free parking is nice and the pool is clean kept up. The breakfast is a nice set up and the wine at night is good. Very comfortable place to stay but a little pricey. It's located on a noisy street, so sitting out front for breakfast in loud. I would stay here again.

The room was a good size the only down side was the fact that this was the only room at the hotel the faces a walk and the laundry room.

Didn’t give a perfect score because one day the room was not done, and the tv was kind of frozen, slow, didn’t respond to the remote. Other than that, our stay was smooth and pleasant.

We arrived in the early evening and were greeted with a knowledgeable friendly desk clerk who was also a home grown local. Fresh scones, cookies and a bottle of sparkling wine added to our surprise. Perhaps, it was other places we stayed at on our trip along the state, but the Inn is a standout. The property delightful and restful. The pool and hot tub clean, accessible and enjoyable. The vegetation everywhere added to our relaxation. The room was roomy, clean and the full kitchen was a welcome surprise. Finally, we didn't feel cramped. Parking was easy. We didn't have to pay extra for this or that. We wanted to stay more days, but were on a schedule. Of course, we'll be back.

The room i was given was more like a two bedroom aparment I diffidently would bring the family here next time I am in the Santa Barbara area.

Very quaint and perfectly located! Staff were very friendly!

I loved this hotel. It's my favorite hotel in Santa Barbara. Will stay here again. Nick at the front desk was extremely nice, helpful and attentive to his guests.

W Montecito St Santa Barbara CA

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Santa Barbara City College
  • Free on-the-go breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free uncovered self parking

Located in Santa Barbara Beach, Inn By The Harbor is within a 5-minute walk of Carriage and Western Art Museum and within 15 minutes of other popular attractions like Santa Barbara City College. This 42-room, 3.5-star hotel has conveniences like an outdoor pool, free in-room WiFi, and free self parking.


Dining

Free on-the-go breakfast is served each morning from 7:00 AM to 10:00 AM.


Rooms

Inn By The Harbor's 42 rooms provide balconies or patios, coffee makers, and free local calls. Guests can expect free WiFi and flat-screen TVs with cable channels and DVD players. Bathrooms have hair dryers and free toiletries. Other standard amenities include safes, ironing boards, and desks.


Property features

Guests staying at Inn By The Harbor enjoy an outdoor pool, a spa tub, and free WiFi in public areas. You can take advantage of free parking if you drive. The front desk has multilingual staff that can help with tours or tickets, dry cleaning/laundry, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include a 24-hour business center, coffee/tea in a common area, and express check-out.

Room options

Deluxe Room, 2 Queen Beds

2 Queen Beds | Sleeps 4

Standard Room, 1 King Bed

1 King Bed | Sleeps 2

Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed

1 Queen Bed | Sleeps 2

Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed

1 King Bed | Sleeps 2

Guest reviews for Inn By The Harbor

Everyone (16) Couples (3) Family (6)
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Partner Couples

The Breakfast in a Bag was a really nice touch. Front Desk personnel was very informative & helpful

By on Feb 20, 2021

Review comment responded on Feb 20, 2021

We are pleased to hear you enjoyed the In Room Breakfast Bag our hotel team provided for you. Thank you for taking time to a your impressions with other travelers.

4
Family

Quaint small old school hotel...not the average over priced mega hotel

By on Feb 15, 2021

Review comment responded on Feb 22, 2021

Thank you for choosing the Inn by the Harbor for your visit to Santa Barbara. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed our hotel.

4
Family

We enjoyed our stay. The grounds were immaculate and well tended to. The rooms could use some updating but for the price it was well worth the stay. No resort fee, free parking, free to-go breakfast. Very friendly staff. We will return!

By , from Eastvale, CA on Nov 2, 2020

Review comment responded on Nov 2, 2020

Thank you Vera for your valuable feedback. We love hearing that you enjoyed your stay with us. We look forward to serving you during your next Santa Barbara getaway.

4
Family

Hotel was walking distance to multiple places! For example state street and strains Wharf.

By , from San Diego on Oct 18, 2020

Review comment responded on Oct 19, 2020

Greetings Maqui, Thank you for your kind comments. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your recent stay with us and found our hotel to be conveniently located. We hope to serve you again soon.

5
Partner Couples

Wonderful location! Frank was helpful, generous and a great host.

By on Sep 24, 2020

Review comment responded on Sep 25, 2020

Thank you for taking time to share your experience with other travelers. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay with us and greatly appreciate your compliments towards Frank. We are fortunate to have a team who take great pride in offering our guests warm and friendly service. Should your travels bring you back to Santa Barbara, we hope you visit us again.

4
Family Business Business

Quiet, clean. Unlimited beach cruiser use. Would be nice to have a microwave in the room.

By , from Bakersfield on Sep 16, 2020

Review comment responded on Sep 18, 2020

Thank you Stephen for choosing the Inn by the Harbor for your visit to Santa Barbara.

5
Family

Very clean and great customer service.. walking distance to the beach, restaurants and shops!!

By , from Hawthorne CA on Aug 8, 2020

Review comment responded on Aug 8, 2020

Thank you LG for your recent stay with us. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed our hotel.

4
Everyone

Came here for a work trip. The staff was excellent. Really helpful and kind. Rooms were clean as a whistle. Great extras like free breakfast, wine and cheese snacks in 1afternoon, and cookies and milk at night. All day coffee! Nice pool and hot tub (actually hot). Also, complimentary bikes to ride to the beach- so close! Nice bike path. The staff told me how to reach it all. These things help you overlook the rooms being rather dated- but still very clean. The bed was excellent. Also, my water pressure in the shower was not great. But all things considered, it was a nice stay.

By , from Burbank on Feb 26, 2020

Review comment responded on Feb 27, 2020

Thank you Katy for your recent stay at the Inn by the Harbor. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed our hotel and treated yourself to the little extras we offer. I'm sorry to hear you felt our rooms were a bit dated. Our hotel team will brainstorm ideas to add a more modern look and feel. Thank you for sharing your compliments and ideas to help us better serve all our guests. Should your travels (work or pleasure) bring you back to Santa Barbara, we hope you visit us again. Kind regards ~ Greg Broussard, General Manager

5
Partner Couples

Evening wine and cheese, cookies and milk provided great opportunity to meet other guests for socializing. Desk personnel extremely helpful!

By on Jan 31, 2020

Review comment responded on Jan 31, 2020

Thank you for our 5-star review. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay at the Inn by the Harbor and the tasty treats we offer. We look forward to serving you again.

4
Family

Tropical surroundings of the property was amazing. Only issue i had was with the cleanliness of the pool cushions.

By on Sep 27, 2019

Review comment responded on Sep 27, 2019

It is wonderful to hear you enjoyed your stay with us and enjoyed the tropical garden area.

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