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Harbor House Inn
Ranked #2 of 52 Hotels in Santa Barbara
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 9 June 2015 via mobile

After much research we found this little Gem of a Hotel, and are glad we did!
Situated a block back from the Beach, it is perfect for the Harbor, Wharf and Beach. The Main Street is a 10 minute walk with all the shops and bars (albeit we ate at the Harbor, very pretty and picturesque).
The room was great: set in a pretty courtyard and had air-con and a cooling fan.

A nice touch was the availability of bikes and beach gear for guests.

Loved Santa Barbara, and would love to come back: if I did I would stay here again

Stayed: October 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 30 May 2015

We go to Santa Barbara frequently and have stayed at most of the hotels around West Beach. But by far, our experience at Harbor House has always been the best! The rooms are immaculate and even though the property is older (as is every place in West Beach), the decor of each room is nicely updated and the kitchens or kitchenettes are well stocked with everything you need to make meals, should you decide to do so. Also, these are small things, but I love that each room has a large safe big enough to put two laptops and more; love the bath robes for lounging; and love that the rooms come with two suit case stands instead of the typical one (so my husband and I don't have to put one suit case on the floor or chair). Finally, I love not feeling like your being "nickel and dimed" to death....bikes and beach stuff are complimentary, free wifi, free DVDs, and that lovely complimentary welcome basket--a nice and yummy touch!. The owner is a true hostess. Thank you!

  • Stayed: May 2015, travelled on business
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Reviewed 30 May 2015

We stayed here one night and I wish we could have spent a couple of days, the room was so cute, modern with a very period feel with antique furnishings and a small kitchen, very comfortable with beautiful gardens outside the door and bikes to use for free! Just a block away from Sterns pier and dinner at an Italian restaurant around the corner was delightful. Shower was a little small but the room seemed like a modern blast from the past which was great. Staff were excellent.

  • Stayed: May 2015, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 26 May 2015

The Hotel is very close to the beach and in nice quiet neighborhood. We had a very clean and well decorated King size bed with well-equipped Kitchen. Free rental of bicycles. Touring with bicycle around the beach and to downtown is great and fun.

  • Stayed: February 2015, travelled with family
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Reviewed 26 May 2015

We were quite happy with our stay at the inn. The staff was friendly, and we had a nice basket of snack items and juices in our room when we arrived. The room had a small kitchen which was well outfitted, even though we did not cook beyond making tea. It was very pleasant overall and quiet in the evening.

The area was perfect - within walking distance of State Street and just a couple blocks from the ocean. We were attending a wedding at the Biltmore on Saturday and found this to be a nice location, just a 10 minute drive to the Biltmore. We did feel that the price was a tad high for the size of the room.

They also have bikes available to take out, which would be nice for a more leisurely trip. Harbor House Inn is surrounded by other inns, but this was not an issue. Parking on the property is tight, but we easily found street parking nearby.

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  • Stayed: May 2015, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Harbor House Inn

Address: 104 Bath St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3805
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Region: United States > California > Santa Barbara
Amenities:
Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Santa Barbara
Price Range: €138 - €296 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Harbor House Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 17
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
17 One-of-a-kind studios with kitchens located one short block from West Beach nestled between Stearn's Wharf & the Santa Barbara Harbor. Room amenities include free wireless internet access & local phone calls and complimentary use of 3-speed cruising bicycles. Beach chairs, towels & umbrellas are also available at no charge. For guests enjoying 2 or more nights, a complimentary Welcome Breakfast Basket is included upon arrival. ... more   less 
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