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4.8 out of 5

"Location not great but okay. Great staff and room was very clean " More

By a verified traveler on Fri 28 Oct 2022

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Hotel Description

3.5-star hotel near Santa Barbara City College

Oceanside stay

At this Santa Barbara Beach hotel, you'll be within a 5-minute walk of Santa Barbara City College and Carriage and Western Art Museum. Moreton Bay Fig Tree and Santa Barbara Harbor are also within half a mile (1 km).

Free perks

This hotel features an outdoor pool and a gym. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the 24-hour business center and free WiFi in public areas. Enjoy the spa tub and free perks like continental breakfast and free self parking.

Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$140* Per night/room Feb 9 - Feb 10

Standard Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Deluxe Room, 2 Queen Beds

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Inn By The Harbor ratings based on 18 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.8 out of 5 5.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 5.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 0.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Inn By The Harbor

Everyone (9) Couples (4) Family (2)
2 out of 5
I don’t know who rated this property that high, but I would never stay there. There is a low test apartment complex in the same alley as the hotel with guys working on cars at night. My room was at the end of the building and one window look into the property lobby with no opening and the other one I had in red vacancy sign out front glowed through the window all night long. I could have stayed at the Fess Larker for $60!more than this place, but was trying to find new properties with the exit of IHG in the areas. This one was a mistake…stay away.

Posted by on Jan 25, 2023

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jan 26, 2023 by Inn By The Harbor Front Desk

Jason,Thank you for giving our hotel a visit and leaving valuable feedback. That room you had I believe is 221, it is one of the less desirable rooms we have. That night we had a sold out schedule. I see your arrival time was after 9:30p, which was why we no options to accommodate your preferences. Here at The Inn By The Harbor we list multiple beautiful rooms here with all kinds of bedding types that can view the garden and/or the pool and spa area. We will flag your res and make sure to give you priority. We hope that you give us another chance to give you a better experience for one of your visits to Santa Barbara.

5 out of 5
Location not great but okay. Great staff and room was very clean

Posted by on Oct 28, 2022

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Comment from Hotel Management

Oct 28, 2022 by Jesus Miranda Guest Services

Good Afternoon Robin . Thank you for staying with us at the inn by the Harbor. I couldn't be more happy that you enjoyed your stay with us, we hope to see you again real soon.

5 out of 5

Posted by , from Dalton Gardens on Sep 21, 2022

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5 out of 5

Posted by , from CULVER CITY on Aug 14, 2022

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5 out of 5

Posted by on Aug 5, 2022

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5 out of 5
Super cute place - great location. Very easy to walk to the beach and the Funk Zone. The staff was incredibly nice and helpful. Would DEFINITELY stay here again.

Posted by , from HOUSTON on Mar 8, 2022

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Comment from Hotel Management

Mar 8, 2022 by Manager

Thank you Chelsea for our 5-star rating. We definitely look forward to welcoming you back to the Inn by the Harbor.

5 out of 5

Posted by on Mar 3, 2022

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5 out of 5

Posted by , from CHEVY CHASE on Mar 1, 2022

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5 out of 5
Excellent, older property that has been fully renovated. Pretty grounds. Nice touches such as champagne in the room, happy hour, nice toiletries. Lovely hotel.

Posted by , from COLORADO SPRINGS on Nov 18, 2021

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Comment from Hotel Management

Nov 18, 2021 by Sam

Hi Darrell, Thank you for taking the time to leave us some feedback, we're happy you enjoyed our property, we agree with you its all about the little things that make our hotel great. We hope to see you again soon. Thanks, IBH staff

5 out of 5
friendly staff; great location to walk downtown and to the beach

Posted by on Oct 11, 2021

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Comment from Hotel Management

Oct 11, 2021 by Manager

Thank you Linda for our 5-star rating. It is wonderful to hear you enjoyed your stay with us and found us to be conveniently located. We hope to welcome you back to the Inn by the Harbor for during your next Santa Barbara getaway.

Property Features

Inn By The Harbor offers its guests an outdoor pool, a spa tub, and a fitness center. WiFi is free in public spaces. You'll find a 24-hour business center on site. Free breakfast is available daily. Tour/ticket assistance, multilingual staff, and a garden are also featured at the business-friendly Inn By The Harbor. Free self parking is available. This 3.5-star Santa Barbara hotel is smoke free.

  • 42 guestrooms or units
  • 2 levels
  • Continental breakfast (free)
  • Business center (24 hours)
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-out
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Garden
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Number of outdoor pools - 1
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • DVD player

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking

Transport

  • Train station: Santa Barbara Station (0.7 km / 0.4 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Inn By The Harbor offers 42 accommodations, which are accessible via exterior corridors and feature DVD players and safes. Rooms open to balconies or patios. Flat-screen televisions come with premium cable channels. Bathrooms include showers, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. This Santa Barbara hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones; free local calls are provided (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and irons/ironing boards. In-room massages and hypo-allergenic bedding can be requested. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Private balcony or patio
  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels
  • DVD player
  • Coffee maker
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Shower
  • Cribs (free)
  • Rollaway beds (free)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Massage in room (surcharge)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Exterior corridor access
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

Guests are served free continental breakfast daily.

Nearby Activities

An outdoor pool and a spa tub are on site. Other recreational amenities include a fitness center.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Bicycle rentals on site
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Sailing nearby

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • Wheelchair accessible path of travel
  • Accessible bathroom (in select rooms)
  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible van parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to elevator
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 11:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 7:00 AM - 10:00 PM. If you are planning to arrive after 10:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests will receive an email 24 hours before arrival with check-in instructions. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

The front desk at this property is open daily from 7:00 AM - 10:00 PM.
Guests arriving after 10:00 PM must make advance arrangements by contacting the property using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests will receive an email 24 hours before arrival with check-in information. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 11:00 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Up to 2 children 12 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Free rollaway/extra beds!
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, and a first aid kit

Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession. This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and Discover. Cash is not accepted. For guests' safety, the property includes a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, and a first aid kit in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property. Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitizer. Contactless check-out is available.

  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Security system
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Protective clothing is not available to guests
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Staffed front desk
  • Children stay free - maximum age 12
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • Guests will receive an email with special check-in instructions
  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Smoke detector
  • Children stay free
  • Individually-wrapped food options are not available
  • Number of children who can stay free - 2
  • No gap period between guest stays

Hotel Names

  • Inn Harbor
  • Inn Harbor Santa Barbara
  • Harbor Santa Barbara
  • Inn By The Harbor Hotel Santa Barbara
  • Inn By The Harbor Hotel
  • Inn By The Harbor Santa Barbara
  • Inn By The Harbor Hotel Santa Barbara

You should know

  • Up to 2 children 12 years old and younger stay free in the same room as the parent or guardian when using existing bedding.
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Frequently Asked Questions

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.