"Beautiful view, spacious room, and friendly staff!"
We had a wonderful stay at the Harbor View Inn, at the end of March, 2015. We had a corner ocean-view room on the 2nd floor (room 203). We could see over Cabrillo Blvd. - straight ahead to the beach, Stearn's Wharf pier was to the left, and the harbor was to the right. The traffic noise level and construction project on Cabrillo was not bad, and did not bother us at all. It was a very short walk across the street to the entrance to Stearn's Wharf and (the beginning of) State St., and just a few minute walk in the other direction brought us to Sambo's pancake diner - a favorite on every SB visit. Our hotel room was spacious, and even had 2 balconies, (but the 2nd balcony overlooked the covered parking area). The front balcony was wonderful - we sat on the lounge chairs and just enjoyed the view. The room, hallways, pool area, and parking areas were all kept very clean, and the landscaping was beautiful. The parking might be a bit challenging at times...but I'm sure the parking attendants could help. The staff was so friendly and helpful - from the people at the front & parking desks, to the housekeeping & room-service staff, to the pool attendant - they always had a smile and a friendly greeting. The pool area was large, and though it was pretty crowded when we went, we still had plenty of room and personal space. We enjoyed our time at this hotel so much, and will definitely return on our next visit to Santa Barbara!
Anonymous ;) from San Diego, CA