"Better the last time"
I really liked this hotel six months ago when I stayed for 4 nights. This time, the room they gave me was smaller but fine until an employee opened my door at 10:30 am to see if I would be checking out. Luckily I was dressed but it still shook me up. The hotel upgraded me to another room and assured me that that wouldn't happen again.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Good but not worth the money"
The hotel was clean and in good shape for being an older hotel. And the front desk was friendly and helpful. But I just don't think the quality was worth what I paid. Shower had no pressure - like having water just sprinkle down on you. Guests downstairs from us looked like they lived at the hotel with a screaming baby running all over the grounds. […] Pool was dirty. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
We loved the hotel.... thanks!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Very comfortable. The staff makes sure everyone feels special. The room was very clean and had everything I needed.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Friendly staff, great location, and charming"
Checked in with a very friendly front desk clerk that should set the example for others. Conversational and sincere. Loved the cookie service. The hotel grounds are fantastic and can easily serve as the backdrop for family photos. We didn't try out the pool but the pool area was well maintained and the pool appeared clean and inviting. The room was […] very spacious with a full kitchen. You can tell the hotel is old but has been renovated with care and has a charm you don't get with modern, push-button hotels. No complaints and all and would definitely recommend the Inn By The Harbor for couples or families. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Attention and staff excellent!"
Attention to details. Pleasant surprise with all the Important things that matter on a vacation!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Nice hotel great location"
Very comfortable. Nice bed. Friendly staff. Good location. Near everythingGenuine Expedia guest review
"Nice and intimate"
We enjoyed Inn by the Harbor Santa Barbara very much. The hotel is on the small size but the rooms are spacious enough. It is beautifully decorated, clean, and unexpectedly equipped with kichenette in the double room. It is close enough to the harbour so it would be nice if it also had some ocean view rooms. But that is not a comment to things that […] can be improved. Overall, we believe we had a much more enjoyable experience than if we'd stayed at one of the franchised hotels. Hotel staff are amable and it is also fairly priced. We will definitely stay here again next time. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Friendly, convenient and great value.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"right off the 101"
Easy to find hotel with lots of Charm. My husband likes a more contemporary hotel but the grounds were lush with flowers and vegetation that was very appealing. Just an overnight stay ..quiet and close to the water about 2blocks. Lots of nice shopping and eating all around a 3block radius.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Enjoyed our stay"
Very we'll maintained Staff very friendly Breakfast very well preparedGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Diamond in the rough"
So glad we found this spot. Not modern but no problem. Surpassed our expectations not with frills or design, but with care. Free bike rentals and DVD rentals (huge selection). Free wine, cheese, cookies/milk, breakfast! Well kept grounds. Adjacent to SBCC, wharf and beach. Short walk to State street shopping and dining. Safe feeling and clean. You can […] tell that the staff really care. Very friendly. Feels almost like a B Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Great service at front deskGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Nice place to stay"
The person at the front desk was really nice and helpful. The deluxe king room was spacious but had a bad smell. Amenities were great: wine and chesse in the afternoon, milk and cookies in the evening, continental breakfast (ok), free dvd rentals and free bike rentals. I would definitely go back.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Nice and close to downtown"
Pleasantly surprised upon check-in when informed that we had been upgraded to a king bed. After a long 5 hour drive it was nice to hear. Staff was very friendly and very accommodating.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Comfortable family vacation HQ"
Strongly recommend this hotel. 1) The staff are friendly, knowledgeable and very competent. It's a delight to interact with good people. 2) Room was better than described online. The kitchen was a surprise, room comfortable for 2 adults and 2 kids 12/10. Beds were really comfortable. 3) the free stuff: wine & cheese reception each day is a nice wind […] down. The kids loved the free cookies and milk. Free DVDs - 1000 to choose from. Great pool setup and lots of pool towels as you want them, free bike rentals was wonderful and 4 hours was brilliant! Even has a excercise room - small but was great. Lastly - location made walking access easy to beach or State St for shopping and food. This is really a relaxing place to stay - use it all to the max, it only gets better and better. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Spring Break Get-a-way"
Santa Barbara is one of our favorite cities to visit and were actually married here at what was then the Fess Parker's Red Lion Resort in 1996. We frequently come back to visit and that is where we usually stay but wanted to try a different hotel. It looked great online but the rooms are very dated with obvious chipped paint, small holes in the wall […] and it just appeared unkept. Disappointed and it was only $70.00 cheaper. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Spacious room like a studio apt"
I've been in different hotels but the room size of this one is like a studio apartment. I would stay here again. A little pricey but all the other hotel prices are comparable and this serves free continental breakfast. The breakfast (coffee, juice, pastry, bagel and fruits) helps to start the day. Very Santa Barbara.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Hotel is ok if you will be out most of the day"
I chose this hotel because it had decent reviews however there are pros and cons like everything.Genuine Expedia guest review
Great location, super comfy beds/bedding, very relaxing hotel, friendly staff. The breakfast & reception snacks are a really great perk, as are the free bike rentals. Great hotel for the price, would definitely stay again in the future.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great Friendly Small Hotel"
My family and I always enjoy staying with this small hotel group (There are two other hotels nearby; one adjoining, all run by the same group). Although some of the rooms are a bit dated, it is always very clean, and the staff are all very friendly. The landscaping is beautiful. The location is hard to beat with being a 5 minute walk from the beach […] and a 5 minute drive from State Street's business section. My son always loves the crackers and cheese in the afternoon and the breakfasts are fantastic. We will definitely stay here again when we come to Santa Barbara. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Clean, close to the harbor"
Room was clean but very compact. Just a few blocks from the harbor and downtown SB. Staff was eager to please and provided helpful hints on sites. Unfortunately we visited during February's heavy rains and weren't able to enjoy any of the hotel's outdoor amenities. Their sister hotel next door has a library of hundreds of DVDs available for in-room […] viewing to occupy rainy day time. Would like to return in better weather. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great breakfast and afternoon snacks"
The grounds are lovely; the rooms not quite what we expected, but they were very clean. The morning breakfast was almost a brunch, and the afternoon wine and cheese provided more than just that.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Awesome hotel in Santa Barbara"
I stayed here for a weekend with my girlfriends. It was a great location - located less than a mile from downtown and most of the tasting rooms in the city. It also felt pretty safe to be walking at night in the neighborhood. I was pleasantly surprised by how large the room was and the good quality of the fixtures in the room. The hotel property itself […] was very well maintained and looked like a tropical garden. All the hotel staff that we interacted with were super helpful and friendly. I will definitely look to stay at this hotel when I visit Santa Barbara again. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Nice place to stay for the weekend"
Hotel staff were excellent - the walls were a little thin, could hear the neighbor's pretty easily, Located close to the beachGenuine Hotels.com guest review
All the staff were very pleasant and hekpful.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Beautiful grounds, wonderful staff"
We will definitely return to Inn by the Harbor on our next trip, the grounds were beautiful. The staff were friendly, nice, helpful. The hotel was warm, inviting, comfortable, clean, well maintained. The amenities were great. Loved breakfast. Wish we could have joined them for wine, cheese and cookies- great idea.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Nice but expensive"
Vintage 1950s style room with big kitchen and bathroom. Beautiful courtyard with excellent continental breakfast. However, the pillows were shredded foam and the hair dryer didn't work. For the price I expected a bit more elegance.Genuine Expedia guest review
Loved the front desk staff. Such a nice, quaint hotel. The only miss was that we were to have a room with a queen bed and was given one with doubles.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Nice people....dated room"
The personnel were very pleasant but the rooms were out of the 60's. Didn't expect it to be a hot, hip hotel but although clean, the wallpaper, bedspread, drapes, furnishings really were from the last century....and not in a mid-century modern sort of way. Nice variety offered in lobby for breakfast. If it were in flyover land, the room would not be […] unexpected. But in Santa Barbara? Time to re-do, people...especially for the price. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"The best hotel on our roadtrip"
Great hotel. Everything was perfect.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Nice room, quiet property, very nice staff, nice wine reception and breakfast.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Well Maintained Hotel with Lovely Courtyard"
The hotel has been beautifully maintained and is a small hotel by the usual standards. The courtyard is lush and tropical with vines trained along the outside stair and walkway railings. I don't know when the hotel was built, but the small kitchen and bathroom reminded me of the Madmen era and both have been well kept up and are quite clean. This gave […] the room a sense of history different from a newer somewhat sterile space. The table and chairs in the room could be used for meals or for setting up one's laptop. Beach cruiser bicycles are complimentary and are fun to ride along the waterfront which is about two blocks away. Walking to State St., the Pier, and local shops and restaurants is quite easy. Though the hotel has a few businesses near it, nice homes and other attractive hotels make for a nice neighborhood to walk through to get to where one wants to go. Yanonali St. off State St. near the water has a popular brewery and wine tasting rooms. There are also cafes and restaurants in this area. It makes a great area to explore. Kayak rentals are nearby in the harbor. A morning paddle is a great way to start the day. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Response by Inn By The Harbor Greetings from Santa Barbara Natalie! Thank you for your recent stay with us and for offering a brief summary of your experience with other Expedia travelers. I am delighted to hear you enjoyed our lovely garden area. As you mentioned, many of our guests enjoy the convenient location to Santa Barbara’s waterfront and downtown State Street with restaurants and attractions. I am glad you enjoyed the use of our beach cruisers as they are a great way to explore our beach town. Should your travel plans bring you back to Santa Barbara from Oregon, we hope you visit us again! Warmly Greg Broussard, General Manager.
"Nice hotel staff, facility getting old."
The hotel itself is getting old, you can see attempts to update and paint, but overall for the price I paid this time of year it was possibly slightly over priced IMHO. The staff was great!!! Rooms were clean. I would stay here again if I get a better price next time!Genuine Expedia guest review
"All the warmth of Santa Barbara!"
We always have a great time here - the extra's like the wine and cheese in the afternoon and warm cookies at night, bikes to ride, heated pool and spa, movies for free - make this a real vacation highlight.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Cozy Room by the harbor"
I absolutely loved this place and have told all of my friends to stay here. It was warm and inviting, the staff is incredible. It was perfect for the weekend, so close to everything. The room was like a small studio with a kitchen and view of the pool. The best part of this place is the staff, second only to the free parking, cookies & milk, wine & […] cheese, and deluxe continental breakfast. Don't hesitate to book this place, its very cute. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
This place was great. The staff was very friendly, the room was clean, and we enjoyed our stay. They offer wine and cheese in the afternoon and milk and cookies at night...very charming. Price was a tiny bit high as it was not as close to the beach as I thought it would be, but it is in walking distance.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Cute little place"
This was a great little hotel for our stay. It was close enough to the beach and State Street that walking was no problem. We found a great rate and they upgraded us to a suite room. The place was definitely an old apartment complex at one point, but who cares? It was clean and convenient. Really comfy bed, too.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Inn by the Harbor"
It was a quick stop. Convenient location for my purpose. Friendly and nice enough. Not a destination place for me but not bad overall.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Right near the harbor and beach. Great continental breakfast and wine and cheese reception at night. Don't forget the milk and cookies!Genuine Expedia guest review
What a great place, loved the free bike rental and very clean with great serviceGenuine Expedia guest review
Very comfortable, great staffGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"business trip to SBC so glad close to campus."
I only stayed overnight but very quiet. great touch to have refreshments upon arrival, nice continental breakfast. Hotel clerk was slow noticing that I was waiting to be serviced, but very accommodating when it came to changing my room to first floor because there was not elevator.Genuine Expedia guest review
The hotel staff were very friendly and it was great to have a glass of wine and cheese and crackers awaiting us upon arrival. The rooms were pleasant, clean and comfortable. Older tiles were chipped but to be expected due to the age of the facilities. We were upgraded and each room had a kitchenette which we were not expecting. The hotel was convenient […] enough though on a very busy street that was difficult to access during rush hour. It was also a bit more like a standard motel than a bed and breakfast. Pricey too even with the discount. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Overall our stay was comfortable. The front desk staff were extremely courteous and helpful. The grounds were clean and gardens nicely kept.Genuine Expedia guest review
"ok for just 1 night"
The front desk women that checked us in was not friendly at all, that was the night of 11/5. We did not feel welcomed by her or felt that she was helpful. The room had a strange odor and the windows were so thin we could hear every car door, car alarm, people walking by. There were also loud crickets or some other bug chirping loudly in our room which […] made it difficult to sleep as well. Room did not feel clean. We were traveling with our toddler and preschool age children. I would not stay here again if we decide to stop through this area. Besides its location to Main st and the beach, I do not see any other reason to recommend this hotel. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Two days in Santa Barbara"
This old style is well located near the beach The staff are very friendly knowledgeable about the area and helpfull The pool is a great facility free bike hire free car parking wine reception each evening very adequate breakfast included Overall great value for money Woul stay againGenuine Expedia guest review
"nice hotel close to harbor"
the three best things about the hotel was 1.) that we got a kitchen with it which was great for eating after dinner snacks or left overs, storing our own groceries in the very nice full sized refrigerator: 2.) the sliding door opened out to a very nice garden, patio area: 3.) great happy hour with wine and ordevors. The staff was friendly and easy going. […] The hotel does need some up dating. The cabinets in the bathroom and kitchen were old style wood in need of paint with a more modern flair. The wall paper was too busy and dated and should be replaced. The rest of the furniture and decor was good. I would stay there again. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"I was disappointed in the hotel."
The Inn was old and could have used some updating. It smelled old in the room as well. Our room was at the back of the parking lot. No view. At the prices they charge it was not all worth the money. Sorry. In the kitchen there was a slot for a bread board but that was missing. In one of the cabinet doors in the kitchen there was a hole . The liner paper […] that was in the cabinets looked as old as I can remember that as a child in my parents house in the 60's. They put a towel rack up in the bathroom and left the plaster around the holes and never painted it. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Great place to stay!"
We had a great stay at the Inn By The Harbor. Room was comfortable and clean. The property is well landscaped with private room entrances. Staff is friendly and knowledgable of the area. Continental breakfast, happy hour and cookies were a nice surprise. Parking was easily accessed.Genuine Expedia guest review
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