My husband and I stayed for one night while our son visited a nearby college. While the hotel is older, our room was very clean. We were impressed with how nice the kitchen was too. We will definitely stay here again if our son goes to school in Santa Barbara.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
comfortable---rooms small but was expected. Very friendly staff. A couple of blocks from the ocean and pier.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Sweet time in Santa Barbara"
We stayed only one night at this hotel. It was as nice as the photos and Yelp reviews said it was. The rooms were big, the place was quiet. It had a kitchen with microwave oven, dish towels, utensils, huge fridge, king size bed, a safety box, etc. The hotel also had a nice jacuzzi, a nice sized pool, wine and cheese at 4:30, milk and cookies at 6:30, […] free bike rentals, and a wonderful deluxe continental breakfast. I loved it! We took advantage of everything. The only thing was that next door to us, there was a live band playing music on Saturday night while we were trying to have an enjoyable evening of our own without so much loud music. However, it did not last long. The hotel staff told me that it was going to end at 10 PM which they did. I guess being there on Spring Break means this partying could happen. However, stopping at 10 PM is very reasonable and I would not hold it against the hotel since they were so gracious and accommodating to us. I will definitely stay there again. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"great service, amenities, and location!"
The hotel looks very well-maintained and the facility was clean and welcoming. It has a sliding doors opening up to the other corridor in just about every room, it looked like. The inner balconies had plenty of benches with a beautiful center lounge area. I didn't use the pool area, but I saw people relaxing in the jacuzzi and swimming in the pool. […] The staff was amazing and seemed sincerely happy about working there. I missed out on the great amenities, but just the fact they offer wine & cheese and cookies & milk on top of all the other great aspects makes me want to return. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Great place with lots of great opportunities for being at the hotel....wine and cheese, breakfast and even evening snacks. Plus the beach cruisers were the one main reason we booked this hotel and it was worth it. The boardwalk is a block away and the main parts of town are only a few blocks away. Staff was extremely friendly and helpful.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Stayed for two nights"
A very good experience. The staff was extremely helpful and courteous.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Girls Trip to SB"
My daughter and I stayed at the hotel and had a great time. It was perfect for us as it provided breakfast, an afternoon snack, and cookies and milk in the evening. It has a nice pool in the center courtyard which was fun but also provided almost every room with a nice poolside view. It also has free internet and a DVD player so my young daughter and […] I could watch a movie before bed. It was close to the beach (less than 3 blocks) so we were able to do a lot without getting in the car. The Inn provided bikes but none were small enough for my 9 year old daughter but we were able to rent a tandem bike nearby for less than $20. I do wish there had been a little fridge in our room as we had a nice dinner that we had leftovers but had no where to store them. The staff was incredibly friendly and helpful, we will stay there again! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
It was a great cozy hotel. The staff was great. We can't wait to go back again. And would recommend it highly.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
don't be discouraged by the entrance of the hotel. Although it's located right next to an apartment building, the inn itself is very homey. They have a free wine & cheese from 4:30-6:30. The beach is two blocks away as well as state st so there's many restaurant options. There is a walking trail next to the hotel as well. I'll be staying here again […] . Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Very friendly and fun."
Excellent. The wine and cheese reception turned out to be a great daily routine. Continental breakfast -superb! Will go again next spring.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"i should have spent more for another decent hotel"
it's so dingy. there's a pool and it's cute from the outside but when you get into your room, it's so old. bathroom was ok.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Beautiful little ma and pa place, nice employeesGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Loved my bike ride, cheese and wine and fresh cookies.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Cute and clean :)"
Great staff, cool location. They could do with updating their rooms, but really no complaints as far as the room. A little pricey, but hey, that's Santa Barbara.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Great for families with the kitchen"
I brought my parents with me to see my son who lives in SBA, so we had 2 queen beds. The room was very clean and roomy. The first morning we had problems with the shower and the safe. We told the front desk, they sent someone up right away. The shower worked great and I was able to use the safe. The Continental breakfast was also very nice with many […] choices. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Very pleased overall. The queen bed seemed to be a double size rather than a queen. Nice evening cheese and wine reception and continental breakfast.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Inn By The Harbor"
The room (#220) smelled musty, almost like mold, one of the beds sagged in the middle and I wouldn't recommend the hotel to anyone until it is in better shape. It was markedly overpriced for the quality of the room.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Response by Inn By The Harbor Greetings Traveler, I am terribly sorry to hear you were disappointed during your recent stay with us. Thank you for alerting us of your discomforts with this guestroom. Based on your comments, we have replaced the mattress and our hotel team has serviced this room thoroughly to meet our highest quality. We appreciate you sharing your experience with us so that we may better serve all our guests. Warmly, Greg Broussard, General Manager
"Great place to stay"
Two lone females traveling together in December. Management have carefully thought about making your stay a pleasant one. Staff are friendly and helpful. Breakfast buffet in lobby was excellent and really nice touches to have the free wine and cheese and biscuits in the evening. Weather did not co-operate for us but I can see that the pool area would […] be a nice place to relax and spend some time in sun or shade. A great plus was having your own kitchen just off the bedroom. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Walking distance to beach"
Very close to harbor, beaches and downtown. Well maintained facility. Room was a little small and bed too soft but had a great time staying there.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great Deal, Great amenities, close to most"
We really enjoyed our stay and were surprised by all the amenities. When we checked in, the manager on duty listed everything out; wine and cheese hour, evening milk and cookies, free dvd rentals, free bike rentals, and a continental breakfast that had a pretty good variety. We were close enough to walk to the pier, less than a mile, and could walk […] down to state street. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Good value for money."
Staff is helpful and delightful. Room is well appointed, clean and comfortable. Hotel makes customers feel welcome with wine and snacks in evening and is accommodating when it comes to late checkout. It is also located close to the beach and good value for money.Genuine Expedia guest review
Really enjoyed our stay. The Staff at this Inn plus the other affiliate Inns, treated as special guests. A tad expensive but so are the other Santa Barbara hotels!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"great hotel for a family"
Great place for families to stay by the beach for a few days. Our room had a great little kitchen, which can go a long way for us. Plus a pool and hot tub!Genuine Expedia guest review
"Not a 7 min walk to Stearns Wharf but still great"
This hotel is advertised as being a 7 minute walk to Stearn's Wharf. I would like to see the person that can walk that far that fast. The walk is not that bad, however, but it is closer to a 15 minute walk to get to the wharf or into town. The staff is extremely friendly and helpful. The free continental breakfast was very good. Also enjoyed free hot […] apple cider in the afternoon and took advantage of the free beach cruisers. I just wished we would have been there for the free wine reception in the afternoon. Overall this is a very attractive and comfortable hotel and we would stay here again Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Inn by the Harbor"
Overall, the Inn by the Harbor is a good choice, when the price is right. This is one of three sister hotel properties that are within a block of each other (the others being the Lavender Inn, and the Brisas Del Mar). All three properties share resources. For example, the (decent continental) breakfast choices will be pretty much the same, and all use […] of videos and bikes a handled at the Brisas, which also serves as the late evening admin location. I've found the staff at all three properties to be courteous and helpful. As other reviews have pointed out, this is an older property that isn't as fancy as the on-line pictures make it look, and there are things about it that happen in old places, e.g., inconsistent hot and cold shower water flow. But, it is clean, well-maintained, and comfortable. The price of these locations also bounce around, so I usually shop rates on Hotels.com. When Inn by the Harbor's rates are below the chain hotels, it's a good choice. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Quaint, safe and great location"
If you are looking for fancy, don't look here. If you are looking for grandma's house type comfort, then you will be quite satisfied. Well maintained older quaint complex with exterior corridors, no elevator to the second floor. Nicer than average continental breakfast, flavored coffees. Friendly staff. Check out was later... at noon, great to have […] extra time to hop to the near beach prior to check out and return to a room to clean up the kids before departure. Free bikes to borrow for a ride along the beach. Complex looked like an old modified apartment complex, room with closets and a full kitchen. Felt safe, great location. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Couldn't ask for more."
Complementary cheese and wine, cookies and milk and cruiser bike hire - perfect! Really helpful staff going the extra mile to help out. Would stay there again.Genuine Expedia guest review
This is an old "motor inn" that has been given a "re-do". it is a noisy location with apartments next door. It is good enough to spend a night but not vacation worthyGenuine Expedia guest review
Comfortable inn with bountiful breakfast buffet and wine and cheese in the afternoon. Large rooms with all amenities. Decor is dated but pleasant. Helpful staffGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Romantic Beach Cottage"
The hotel was cute and quaint. An older building but the grounds very well kept and a nice romantic feel. The staff was GREAT!! Super helpful and attentive. Great location just off the “main strip” but within walking or cab distance to all.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Walking distance to sights."
EnjoyableGenuine Hotels.com guest review
The properity was within walking distance to both the harbor and downtown, and the room was comfortable. However, the bathroom had some hair on the floor and in the shower and the fridge did not work. It was OK for only one night, but would reconsider for a longer stayGenuine Expedia guest review
"Good place for a couple."
We had a great time here. The staff was extremely helpful! We truly enjoyed all the extras.Genuine Expedia guest review
We were very pleased with the Inn by the Harbor. The room was well appointed and comfortable. The continental breakfast, afternoon wine and cheese and evening cookies were great. We would definitely stay there again. The staff were pleasant and helpful. It is a little bit of a walk to the harbor and to the beach but still manageable.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Don't expect too much"
The hotel was much older and worn than I anticipated based on the reviews I read online and especially the price The rating was a 4.2 - the same as the Fess Parker Hotel and we went with high expectations, This is an old motel that felt dingy and we were very glad we had only booked one night. Breakfast was the only positve. I would not stay here again […] and wish I had booked a different hotel. Disappointed. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
reminded me of a visit to Grandma's -the facility is old but very clean, well maintained, lovely gardensm homey welcoming room.We were just passing thru - arrived late (10pm) left early am, but the breakfast was high quality and seemed like a nice place to stay longer.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Comfortable bed and breakfast"
Bed was too soft for comfort and pillows were too thin. Staff was very courteous and helpful. Highly recommended if you want to stay close to the city sights and beach.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"relaxing get away"
Quaint and comfortable. Small, but adequate, pool. Could use a few more lounge chairs. Ample parking at no extra charge. Nice continental breakfast. Afternoon wine, cheese and crackers or milk and warm cookies. Just a few blocks from the wharf and State Street shops. Would stay again!Genuine Expedia guest review
"Not clean, but close to the beach"
The best thing about this hotel is its proximity to the ocean and downtown. Otherwise, it was not updated at all over the past couple of decades. The room was not clean. It was quiet in the mornings, which was nice for sleeping in. The breakfast was decent.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Great for couples!"
The staff were all so helpful and friendly. The room was clean and amazing looking! The bed was soooo comfortable. Their hot tub and pool were very relaxing. What I liked about my stay was that I came here for one night to surprise my boyfriend for his birthday and although we came during a holiday weekend where the hotel was all booked up, it was still […] very quiet, there were few kids playing around, and we had a wonderfully relaxed and romantic time! Thank you to the amazing staff for making my first stay there so wonderful! I will definitely be back! Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Lots of extras"
Good location. Breakfast was a bit repetitive, but at least included. Nice wine and cheese hour and cookies and milk included each evening. Free wifi was nice. Room lacked any drawers which was a bummer - had to live out of suitcase. Very helpful reception. Nice quiet pool. Overall for the money, a nice stay.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"The Inn Hotel"
Hotel was well located very clean and a good breakfast. The room was a little small but we were only there one night so it worked out well.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Nice for a quick Santa Barbara get-away."
When I booked this hotel I thought I had booked the "harbor" hotel across from the wharf. That hotel is actually the "Harbor View Inn" not the "Inn by the Harbor". It was my fault for not checking the map and having a better memory and while initially disappointed at discovering the hotel I booked was not across from the wharf this hotel turned out […] to be quite nice. It's an older hotel which has been renovated so it's not especially fancy but it was clean and the bed was very comfortable. The staff was also friendly and helpful. The walk to the water is not far and actually quite refreshing after dinner. The free bike cruisers are a joy. We stayed in an upstairs room near the rear of the hotel which turned out to be the quietest room I've ever stayed in. The hotel is next to an apartment that is not in the best condition but it didn't pose any problems. I guess the bottom line is would I stay here again and the answer is yes. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"OK PLACE TO STAY"
The pictures on the web site are real decieving. The hotel did offer all that they said as far as wine bar at night and breakfast in the morning. The room was comfortable but the kitchenette is in need of a facelift. The pool area was nice and enjoyable.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
I thought the staff went out of their way to accommodate my needs and they were very friendly and courteous. The room and surroundings were very nice. Thank you for a nice stay.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
We loved it. Two of us had stayed there last year. That's why we chose to stay again. A deluxe room is just the right size for a party of fourGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"not for romance"
The hotel was okay for what it was. The pictures online did it too much justice. It had a high rating for romance. Not my idea of a romance hotel. If you are looking for a no frills clean hotel this is the place.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great Front Desk Service"
Based on the pictures on this site, I thought it would be a larger property and larger room. However, it was in a great location and the staff couldn't be friendlier! Took my bike and rode throughout Santa Barbara. It was a great weekend.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Easy walk to the beach"
Easy walk to and west beach eateries. Plenty of "freebies" - bikes , movies, fresh baked cookies, wine and cheese, ect.Genuine Expedia guest review
"beautifully maintained Hotel staff amazing"
I was so comfortable and slept so well The breakfast in the morning was delicioous and loved having a little kitchen for eveing mealsGenuine Hotels.com guest review
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