Inn By The Harbor

433 West Montecito Street , Santa Barbara, CA 93101 USA (Show map)


Nestled among lush gardens beneath the swaying palms, the Inn by the Harbor is an enchanting Santa Barbara escape. Built in the Spanish Colonial tradition, the white adobe inn features red tile roofs, inlaid tile staircases, wrought iron embellishments, and a heated pool. The Inn is just a short walk from Santa Barbara’s golden beaches, yacht harbor, and oceanfront restaurants. The guest rooms are decorated with charming Spanish Mediterranean furnishings. Many also feature full kitchens, which make them ideal for family vacations and extended stays. The Inn serves a deluxe continental breakfast, afternoon wine and cheese, and evening milk and cookies. The Inn by the Harbor is within walking distance of many Santa Barbara attractions including West Beach and the beachfront bike path, the yacht harbor, Stearns Wharf, and the vibrant shops and cafes lining State Street. Golf courses, wineries, and the Santa Barbara Mission are all just minutes away.



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  • Guest room3.0
  • Service4.0
  • Value2.5
  • Cleanliness3.5
  • Onsite Dining3.0

Nice, but not traditional B&B

2.8 on April 20, 2010

Stayed one night here. Nice, clean and breakfast was OK. This is an old motel, refurbished very nicely (and with kitchenettes!) but it is NOT what you think of when you think B&B. The nice picture with the dolphin in the foreground had the photographer with his back to an extremely busy road leading to the freeway. As another reviewer mentioned the photos available show nicer and more updated than other parts of the hotel. You should also check all rates. I found a better rate with standard reservation ($130) then I did with AAA rate ($170) so try some different rates if you want to stay here. I rated the value a bit low as I was expecting a more traditional B&B and found the rate charged to be a bit high for what was provided.

Pleasent stay

3.6 on January 04, 2009

We spent a weekend in this B&B and overall had a very nice time. It is not as luxurious as it appears on the pictures, but very comfortable and attentive service. Considering prices in Santa Barbabra, it was also well priced. If I could afford it again, I would go back anytime :)

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Location Type

3 blocks from harbor, City


Los Angeles, CA (LAX) 100 miles

Directions to property:

From Los Angeles: 101 northbound, Take Bath Street exit, Turn left on Haley Street, Turn left at first stoplight onto Castillo Street go to second stoplight turn right onto Montecito Street the Inn will be on your left. From San Francisco: 101 southbound, Take Castillo street exit, at bottom of exit turn right go to next stoplight turn right onto Montecito Street the Inn will be on your left. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Movie Theater, Museum, Nature area, Ocean, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, Winery, Zoo

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Urban Inn

On-site amenities

Computer, Fax Machine, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Spa, Washer/dryer , In Room Coffee, Fresh Baked Cookies, Afternoon Wine and Cheese Service, Free HBO, Free Parking, Cribs

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Desk, Fridge, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Microwave, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Turndown Service, Videos, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Horseback riding, Kayaking, Volleyball , Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Swimming pool, Tennis courts, Water sports

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  • Check In:: 3 pm
  • Check Out:: 12 noon
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No 100% non smoking Inn
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Yes Children 3 and under stay free
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 night stay on weekends
  • Accepted payments Other, AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Diners club, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Cancellations: Cancellation must be received 48 hours prior to date of reservation to avoid a late cancellation fee.
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Gregory Broussard

Languages spoken

English, Spanish

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  • Time Served: 7:30am-10am
  • Serving Location: Served on the patio ajacent to reception

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