Harbor View Inn Santa Barbara
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Harbor View Inn Santa Barbara Reviews
Mid-Price Hotel close the Santa Barbara Shore Aug 31, 2009
This was my 2nd time in Santa Barbara. However the first time that i stayed at a hotel with an ocean view.
The "Harbor View Inn" actually isn't a bad hotel. The location is perfect, you're just steps away from the state street, where all the shops are. And just a couple of footsteps away from the sand of the ocean.
But we wanted to extend our stay for 2 more nights, and at that point we didn't get the same price we paid through our travel agent. The charged a regular double room 265$ (without taxes) for 1 night.
If i'd would have stayed at a 5 star hotel, or an amazing hotel like those in vegas, i wouldn't complain about the price. This hotel however didn't have any style. No modern interior, no lobby with style, really nothing arty in the whole building.
The beds were big, and confortable, but the bedsheets looked kinda old. The bathroom was clean, but it looked exactly the same as those i know from motels. Regular Tv station, regular fridge. Rreally nothing to say "wow".
However after lots of talking they dropped the price to 190$ for a room with an ocean view.
I gotta say that the 2nd room we got, after we extended for 2 more nights, we got a pretty fancy room. The interior kinda looked the same, but we had a nice balcony with direct access to the backyard, and the small pool outside.
I can't say anything bad about the hotel. However the price you get at the lobby isn't really cheap, and i would never pay 260$ for a double room at that hotel.
The Staff was alright... most of the crew was pretty friendly, however there were some who really weren't the nicest one. I'm also talking about those who didn't want to lower the room rate for us;)
Through our travel agent we've got a double room for 170$ or so... which was totally ok. Hey it's really just a couple of meters away from the pier, ocean, sand...
At our check-in we've got some tickets, which allowed us to get 10% off, at restaurants in the hotel area.
Free Parking is included. They have a big parking between both hotel buildings, and at the backside of the hotel. No problem at all to get a parkingplace at any time.
Part of the California & Las Vegas 2009 travel blog
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Harbor View Inn Santa Barbara Overview
The Harbor View Inn Santa Barbara is situated across from West Beach. Guests will find that this accommodation in Santa Barbara is next to Stearns Wharf. The hotel also offers easy access to museums and numerous beaches. The Harbor View Inn Santa Barbara is located only a short distance from the municipal airport, which can be easily reached using the city’s public bus system or by using taxi cabs or rental cars. Santa Barbara public buses offer easy access to attractions, while the waterfront shuttle offers travelers a unique and convenient way to explore the beaches and the many activities they offer.
All of the rooms at the four diamond Harbor View Inn Santa Barbara offer wireless Internet access. Each room also offers a chaise lounge, a flat screen cable television, phones, and a minibar. All rooms include private bathrooms as well as coffee makers.
Guests of the Harbor View Inn Santa Barbara will find plenty of dining and shopping choices in the area. The hotel offers an onsite restaurant and bar. There is a Jacuzzi onsite as well as a pool and a relaxing spa that offers numerous treatments.
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