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Had a nice stay.

very cozy

We stayed here for July 4th and chose this for the location. It was perfect, we easily parked our car at the hotel for the night, and walked down to the harbor to watch the fireworks. The check in person (Micky?) was very friendly and accommodating as were the housekeepers. We were comfortable although overall the room could use a renovation. We would stay here again though.

Older property. Convenient for beach and harbor. Bathroom drains had bad odour and sink plug didnt work. Staff were very friendly

It’s one of the better low budget options that has a kitchen. They usually have a pretty decent breakfast available too. The place is clean and the people are nice.

Great location. Lighting was not adequate in the refinished bathroom.

The staff were so friendly and helpful, the room was clean and the bed was comfy, the complimentary champagne and breakfast baggies were the cherries on top! We enjoyed lounging by the pool and taking in their lush green landscaping. Conveniently located and easy to find. We'll definitely be back!

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.

W Montecito St Santa Barbara CA

Hotel highlights

  • Free on-the-go breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free uncovered self parking
  • Outdoor pool

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 dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, 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 (9) Couples (7) Family (8)
4
Partner Couples

Had a nice stay.

By on Aug 2, 2021

Review comment responded on Aug 7, 2021

We are delighted to hear you had a nice stay with us at the Inn by the Harbor. We look forward to serving you again soon.

5
Partner Couples

very cozy

By on Jul 14, 2021

Review comment responded on Jul 15, 2021

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

5
Everyone

By on Jul 8, 2021

Review comment responded on Jul 19, 2021

Thank you for choosing the Inn by the Harbor and for our 5-star review.

4
Family

We stayed here for July 4th and chose this for the location. It was perfect, we easily parked our car at the hotel for the night, and walked down to the harbor to watch the fireworks. The check in person (Micky?) was very friendly and accommodating as were the housekeepers. We were comfortable although overall the room could use a renovation. We would stay here again though.

By on Jul 7, 2021

Review comment responded on Jul 7, 2021

It is wonderful to hear you celebrated Independence Day with us. Thank you for your kind comments and special mention of Mickey and our housekeeping team. We are fortunate to have a team who truly care about proving our guests top notch service. Thank you for taking time to share your impressions with other travelers.

4
Partner Couples

Older property. Convenient for beach and harbor. Bathroom drains had bad odour and sink plug didnt work. Staff were very friendly

By on Jun 29, 2021

Review comment responded on Jul 2, 2021

Hello thank you for booking with us at Inn by the Harbor. Your kind and thoughtful comments will be shared with our entire team. We strive to make sure each and every guest has the most amazing stay possible, it looks like we were able to accomplish that with you. We thank you for your feedback and we will make sure that these things are looked into and corrected. We are happy that you enjoyed yourself here with us, we hope you were able to take advantage of a number of our amenities and have a relaxing experience. We can't wait to see you on your next return visit back to Santa Barbara! Cheers.

4
Business Business

It’s one of the better low budget options that has a kitchen. They usually have a pretty decent breakfast available too. The place is clean and the people are nice.

By on Jun 13, 2021

Review comment responded on Jun 15, 2021

Thank you for your kind comments. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay with us at the Inn by the Harbor.

5
Family

Great location. Lighting was not adequate in the refinished bathroom.

By on May 18, 2021

Review comment responded on May 18, 2021

Thank you for your recent stay at the Inn by the Harbor. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed our hotel and appreciate your valuable feedback.

5
Partner Couples

The staff were so friendly and helpful, the room was clean and the bed was comfy, the complimentary champagne and breakfast baggies were the cherries on top! We enjoyed lounging by the pool and taking in their lush green landscaping. Conveniently located and easy to find. We'll definitely be back!

By on Apr 16, 2021

Review comment responded on Apr 19, 2021

Thank you for taking time to write this lovely review. It is wonderful to hear you enjoyed your stay with us and and treated yourself to our complimentary amenities. We look forward to serving you again when you return to Santa Barbara.

5
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.

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