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433 W Montecito St, Santa Barbara, CA, 93101, United States of America, ‏‎800-491-6126
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4.2 / 5Excellent

Score breakdown (from 516 reviews)

Average rating for:

  • Cleanliness
    4.4
  • Service
    4.6
  • Comfort
    4.2
  • Condition
    4.1
  • Neighborhood
    4.0
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Last minute room add-on"
Add on booking was cheerfully accommodated by Peter, who followed up with alternate room and then next day calling to fit us four into our first preference, not having to move. The Inn is well cared for, employees are efficient and welcoming, lobby breakfasts are plentiful, and well stocked. We will return.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night family trip Feb 16, 2015
A Traveler
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
If staying on the 2nd level there are many stairs to climb, with heavy luggage this can be difficult. Excellent service, especially Frank at the front desk. Room was comfortable, could have updates of curtains to make space more feel more up to date. The kitchen with a fridge was lovely, not sure if it is included in all rooms.
Genuine Venere guest review
Other trip Feb 18, 2015
A Traveler
US
3.0 / 5Good
"Santa Barbara"
Staff was excellent and helpful. Typical SB hotel/motel over priced but average for SB. We left a cookie on the kitchen counter and when we returned there were lots of ants. Maintenance responded quickly with traps, but that didn't help. They needed to spray the room. Refrigerator was loud. Easy freeway access and good location.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night family trip Feb 13, 2015
LANCE
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
Good, pricy, is this enough. Ok already. I will not do any more reviewed requiring lenthy comments
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Feb 16, 2015
Steve
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
Perfect little place. Staff was awesome. Pool and hot tub were great. Free bike rentals. Close to pier harbor and beach. And bath robes in the rooms. I'm looking for an excuse to go back already.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Response by Inn By The Harbor
Greetings Edward, Thank you for your recent stay with us. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed our hotel. We hope to see you again. Warmly, Greg Broussard ~ General Manager
1 night romance trip Feb 12, 2015
Edward
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Road trip stop"
Last minute road trip and it was getting dark, we didn't know where to stay! I so glad we found this quaint little place. Upon our fast checking-in we were offered cookies and milk, then off to find our room that was a little old but very clean. The pool and spa were clean and welcoming. Our overall experience, nice a 9 out of 10.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night trip with friends Jan 25, 2015
Michelle
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Warm and welcoming stay. Wonderful staff!"
The hotel was clean although a little dated. They could really make it superb with some paint and updating silk flowers etc. The staff were incredible. Probably the best anywhere! All of the little niceties like wine and cheese and cookies and milk really made the stay quite nice. Free bike rental was also a bonus. We took advantage of that. It was great!
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night family trip Jan 24, 2015
A Traveler
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Great B&B near the water in Santa Babara"
Traveled as a couple in early January. Had a wonderful time at this B&B. The service was top notch, and they have partnerships with a few other B&Bs in the area (I believe they are all under the same ownership), so you can borrow bikes to take along the beach. The beach is just a stone's throw away, and it's also a quick ride over to the popular State Street. Be sure to enjoy the afternoon wine/cheese cookies/milk offerings!
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night romance trip Jan 9, 2015
Tamiz
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Amazing!"
Amazing Service!! The people at the front desk are super friendly and really nice!
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night business trip Jan 23, 2015
A Traveler
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Older but well maintained"
Not really by the harbor, but not far and good location. Moderate street noise Older but well maintained
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Jan 25, 2015
A Traveler
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
"In by the Harbor"
Very comfortable bed. Good breakfast. Kitchen a great bonus for those on a budget. Room was what you would expect for age of and type of building. Overall a great choice for value seeking travelor who values comfortable bed and decent quality for continental breakfast
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night business trip Jan 20, 2015
Gary
US
3.0 / 5Good
"Weekend Stay in Santa Barbara"
Location is excellent based on weekend price. Staff is excellent. Room and bathroom are small.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Jan 17, 2015
SDPutter
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3.0 / 5Good
"Needing some updating"
Clean room and comfortable, but the room needed an update out of the 70's.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Jan 16, 2015
DD
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Anniversary Stay at The Inn By The Harbor"
Upstairs room was a little small, but adequate. Requested to change to a ground floor room. We were told that the Inn was full and the only thing left was a two room suite. The parking lot was never full and there isn't a lot of parking. Sunday we only saw three other people there. Full????? The bed was a little soft for my liking. My wife was comfortable. The wine and cheese reception was nice and the continental breakfast was plenty adequate with all the usual stuff well stocked and available. Room and bedding all clean and comfortable. It rained our first two days there, so we were unable to use the pool and spa until the day we checked out. They had drained the spa, so we had to wait until they refilled it and it heated up. Once it heated up it was nice and we know it was clean and treated. The pool was nice also,even for January. Peter at the front desk on Saturday night helped us with a cab and restaurant recommendations. Very helpful. Clerk on Sunday morning not so helpful with recommendations for getting to State Street. I don't think he wanted to be there. We have been wanting to stay there based on reviews and finally gave it a try for our 7th anniversary celebration. Satisfactory, but will probably try somewhere else closer to the beach next time.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night romance trip Jan 10, 2015
Walter
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Nice, comfy and large rooms!"
This is one of the nicest hotels I've stayed at in Santa Barbara. The deluxe king was large, spacious and had a large kitchen. More like a studio than s hotel room! I will definitely stay there again!
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Jan 14, 2015
Teresa
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"A Wonderful Hotel"
This is a wonderful hotel. The setting is lovely (gardens, flowering vines, ferns, large trees, a green lawn, etc.); the location is perfect; the staff are friendly and quite responsive. I would recommend it highly to anyone.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Jan 12, 2015
A Traveler
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Overnight is not enough!"
I wish we could have stayed longer to enjoy the facility more!
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night romance trip Jan 2, 2015
Joseph
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Wonderful Stay"
We were visiting our son and his girlfriend in CA over New Years and stayed at the inn for a weekend family getaway. We couldn't say enough about Anthony,the staff and their service. They went out of their way to make sure we had a great time! The breakfast , cookies ,wine and cheese were welcomed. We also took advantage of the free bikes . The inn is centrally located and seems to attract a friendly group of visitors. Would definitely stay here again!
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night romance trip Jan 1, 2015
A Traveler
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
We asked for a quiet room in the back. Great location… easy to get to downtown and to the beach.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Response by Inn By The Harbor
Greetings from Santa Barbara, Thank you for your recent stay with us. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed our hotel. We hope to see you again. Warmly, Greg Broussard ~ General Manager
Other trip Jan 5, 2015
A Traveler
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Great stay!"
-Lovely decor (cozy and warm, not fancy) -Exceptionally friendly and helpful staff -We walked everywhere -- to town, the harbor, the wharf -We enjoyed the breakfast, afternoon wine and cheese and evening milk and cookies, as well as the hot tub Thank you!
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night family trip Dec 30, 2014
James
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Positive"
The service was excellent. The bed was extremely comfortable.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night romance trip Dec 26, 2014
A Traveler
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Comfortable, clean, friendly."
perfect spot for our short visit to SB. This is an older-style hotel, but it was very clean & well maintained. Lots of attention to detail, right down to the fresh cookies in the lobby when we arrived. Within walking distance to the harbor, beach & downtown shops. We came by Amtrak & it was only a mile from there too. Friendly, helpful staff guided us to the best restaurants & scenic drives.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Dec 31, 2014
Sal
US
3.0 / 5Good
"Nice but small."
Hotel was an older hotel but was well taken care of. Only real complaint is the rooms are very small and not well lit. Other than that was a very nice place to stay.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night romance trip Dec 14, 2014
Scott
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Perfection near the beach"
This was a weekend visit back home. I honestly must say, home was never like this! It was an outstanding stay! Everything about this hotel was terrific. Breakfast, wine and cheese, milk and cookies... who could ask for more? This is a must stay!
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night romance trip Dec 5, 2014
Christopher
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Cutest little hotel"
This was a last minute trip and we arrived late yet they came and checked us in with no problem. I was pleased to find an affordable place to stay on a Holiday. The Room was very clean and had a full kitchen and a free little breakfast included. I will definately stay here again.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Nov 30, 2014
Cathy
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
"No problems"
The hotel is in an ok location and is more like a motel than a nice hotel. But it's been maintained quite nicely. Breakfast was included which was also nice. The hotel is close to the beach, another plus.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night family trip Nov 24, 2014
A Traveler
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Wonderful Cottage Getaway"
Fantastic accommodations! We loved this modern, comfortable, airy and peaceful cottage & courtyard setting. It was also a little off the 'tourist block' but walking distance to many attractions. The service was very friendly, helpful and welcoming. Thank you for surpassing our expectations!
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night romance trip Oct 19, 2014
Stephanie
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Hidden oasis"
The hotel was great. It is in a college neighborhood but that is un noticeable once you step inside the hotel walls. It is beautiful inside and out. Everyone is very friendly and helpful. They have a heated pool and hot tub open till ten which was great and clean. Only cons were the cramped layout of our room (always bumping into Somthing) and the breakfast was kinda sad. Other then that I would stay at this hotel again
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night romance trip Nov 18, 2014
Richard
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Nice hotel close to beach"
This place was great! The breakfast was nice, the wine and cheese was nice, and so were the milk and cookies. We also liked the free beach bike rentals! Nice clean rooms and comfortable beds!
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Nov 18, 2014
ali
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Love the receptions"
Cute inn, a bit farther from everything than I thought. Very comfy room. Loved the wine & cheese, cookies & milk and a lovely continental breakfast! Liz was a doll!
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Nov 16, 2014
Suzi
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
Well positioned for seafront, downtown and the freeway. Relatively quiet despite being near Amtrak and freeway. Enjoyed our stay and would return.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Nov 16, 2014
A Traveler
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
The clerk who checked us in was so nice and explained everything we needed to know
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Nov 16, 2014
Laney
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Restfull get away"
Had a great two day stay. Staff was cordial and helpful. Good location close to most attractions and breakfast was super.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night romance trip Nov 9, 2014
Roger
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Old Santa Barbara look and feel."
Old but nice and clean. Walking distance to beach and downtown. Very friendly and comfortable.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night romance trip Nov 7, 2014
Michael
US
3.0 / 5Good
"Good hotel except the ants"
Hotel is an older building that has been well maintained and kept clean. Only problem with the room were the ants. Not a ton of them, but still not something I find acceptable in a hotel room. Otherwise, the hotel was pleasant and clean.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night trip Nov 7, 2014
Laura
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"I Love Santa Barbara"
Very comfortable, within walking distance to downtown and the harbor, pier. Will definitely return.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
5 night trip Oct 22, 2014
Ellen
US
3.0 / 5Good
"Perfectly Adequate"
The Inn By the Harbor is not as close the harbor as it's name might imply. However, it is a fine establishment to rest your head on a pillow. Nothing negative to note except location and I accept responsibility for failing to research enough.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night trip Oct 22, 2014
Joe
US
3.0 / 5Good
"Location & bikes are best part of hotel"
The location is great. The staff friendly & helpful. The place is old, but clean and well kept. We had an unexpected kitchen, which we didn't need. Maybe that is why the cost was so high. There was a lot of light in the room, nice. They offer breakfast, which is not extensive, but good for us. Cookies/milk in evening, I think wine, tho we missed that. The best part is free use of the bikes which we used both mornings to ride along the coast. Wonderful way to start the day. My lower overall rating was due to the value; $250/night was too high.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night family trip Oct 24, 2014
valerie
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Friendly, comfortable and generous with amenities"
We took a chance and won the lottery. Our room was very well furnished and very clean. We appreciated the snacks at night and the great breakfast in the morning. The staff was helpful in orienting us to the neighborhood and directing us to a great dinner spot. The only drawback is that with our windows open, the street noises were a bit loud. We will be back!
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night trip Oct 19, 2014
Betsy D
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Very Nice Clean Hotel"
It was an over night stay but enjoyed the hotel very much. Staff are super friendly and helpful.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night trip Oct 16, 2014
Misty
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
"very friendly staff and helpful. Clean room"
Staff very friendly and helpful about the neighbourhood. Clean room
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night romance trip Oct 16, 2014
Karen
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
Only there for one night,but stay was perfect. Close to beach,very quiet. Will definitely stay there again when I can spend more time.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Oct 18, 2014
Howard
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Very close to wharf and 5th St"
Had a wonderful time. Most helpful staff(cleaning & office. Couldn't find a better place to stay, it's the best.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Oct 16, 2014
Mona
US
2.0 / 5Fair
"Not a three-star hotel"
The room was fairly quiet, and it was nice to have a kitchen. The bed was of the thick, modern type, but too soft, and the towels, windows, and carpet were of good quality. However, the hotel is run-down, much more so than their advertising suggests, and needs a refresh. For example, there were holes in the porcelain of the sinks and tubs, the fixtures were old and worn, and there were areas of the bathroom wall that had flaking paint. We had to change rooms twice, once at 11:30 at night, because the refrigerator was blowing warm air, and the other time because the room they put us in was booked the next day. They did replace the refrigerator in our old room, but the exterior had rust stains. However, it did work. Additionally, one of the cups they provided on the counter, with plastic wrap on top, was dirty inside and had a bad smell. Finally, the staff, four of whom seemed less professional than even 2-star chain staff (we encountered 6 at various times), lost their thin veneer of professional courtesy when we asked politely if they could compensate us for being made to switch rooms twice in a 3-night stay. The answer was that we could have some champagne or chocolate, but no discount for our next stay, and then they were somewhat disparaging of the fact that we'd paid through Hotels.com. It's just as well--we won't be staying at the Inn at the Harbor again.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
3 night romance trip Oct 10, 2014
Paul Fussell
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
Great hotel located near the harbor and close to shopping, dining, water sports, etc. The rooms could use some updating as I felt our room was not what I expected for the price we paid.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Oct 15, 2014
A Traveler
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Good Service and Atmosphere"
I enjoyed this hotel a lot. Although the rooms are very outdated, "has that early 1980's look to it" it's very large and clean with with a full kitchen, bathroom, and little study area. The staff is friendly and let you know of the amenities the hotel offered like bike rentals etc. The free afternoon cheese and wine was a good interesting perk. Breakfast was good too, mostly fresh fruits, yogurt etc. Free Parking, There's about a 10 minute walk to the harbor area, then if you want it's another 10 min walk to the restaurants / pier which has great scenic view of the mountains and ocean. It's on a main road but the area feels pretty safe. Since Santa Barbara is kinda spread out, this is a good place to stay if you want to explore for a few days.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night romance trip Sep 18, 2014
Shawn
US
3.0 / 5Good
"close to beach"
Great location, great staff, clean and comfortable rooms. Great bed and pillows. Adequate breakfast. A nice touch with the evening cheese and wine and then warm choloate chip cookies later. It helps take the sting off the cost of the room, because this place is however, an upgraded motel and it looks like it. The problem lies in Santa Barbara itself and the ridiculous prices they get for the rooms. For the price I paid it would have been the Marriot in any other town. I will stay here again as I have no complaints other then the cost.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Sep 15, 2014
A Traveler
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Excellent Staff"
Sophia, the receptionist was very professional, courteous, and helpful. She had several waiting to check-in. She acknowledged and greeted each person as they entered the lobby. We were in Santa Barbara to attend a memorial service. Being unfamiliar with Santa Barbara, we asked Sophia questions regarding the best route to get to church from the hotel, she printed and pointed out exactly how to get to our destination. Later in the evening, I had other questions and she answered my questions with courtesy and provided the details I needed. The hotel was excellent and we enjoyed our short stay. We would definitely come back.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night trip Sep 12, 2014
A Traveler
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
Great place - our room had a fabulous patio! Such a nice wine and cheese happy hour! Will stay here again!
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night trip Sep 6, 2014
Dixie
US
2.0 / 5Fair
"Tough location and better for midgets"
The room was very small with too much furniture. We could not open ouvTV hutch and open the door. Getting into and out of parking lot was treacherous. Happy Hour and cookie fest were good and appreciated.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Aug 8, 2014
Jill
US
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