Natasha Burton

Correspondent

  • Santa Barbara, California, USA

Natasha Burton is a correspondent who lives in Santa Barbara and covers the area for Forbes Travel Guide. Originally from Los Angeles, she enjoys the Central Coast’s slower pace, ample outdoor activities and many opportunities for wine tasting. The freelance lifestyle writer and editor’s work regularly appears on Glo.com, MSN, iVillage.com and Cosmopolitan.com, among, other outlets. In 2011, she co-wrote a dating guide, The Little Black Book of Big Red Flags, and her second book, 101 Quizzes for Couples, publishes in December 2013.

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    What’s the best time to visit Harbor View Inn?

    While many travelers choose to visit Santa Barbara in the summer for their standard family vacation, the best time of year to check into Harbor View Inn is actually in the fall, when the weather is warmer. June, July and even August can be vey foggy, while September through December is typically hotter and dryer, especially right by the beach where the hotel is located. There are also typically less visitors to the area in this period and hotel prices drop to their lowest during the fall season, making this the ideal time for a peaceful, cost-effective getaway.
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    What are the rooms like at Harbor View Inn?

    Harbor View Inn’s 115 rooms are divided among three buildings, comprised of 102 standard rooms and 13 suites, all with private terraces or balconies. While only some of the rooms have been given the "ocean view" distinction, many of the resort rooms actually have partial ocean views due to the strategic placement of windows and terraces. The style of the rooms is modern Spanish, with colorful accent walls, wood-beamed ceilings and travertine tiles that evoke Santa Barbara's cultural roots. 
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    Where is Harbor View Inn located?

    Beachfront boutique hotel Harbor View Inn is situated on Cabrillo Boulevard — Santa Barbara's main beach drag — within the city's tourist hub. Its location is ideal for travelers wanting to be within walking distance of a number of attractions, including State Street, which boasts a collection of shopping areas and a variety of restaurants; the Funk Zone, where you'll find downtown's Urban Wine Trail of tasting rooms; Stearns Wharf; the Ty Warner Sea Center; Santa Barbara's harbor; and, of course, the beach. The hotel is only a short drive from other landmarks like the Santa Barbara Courthouse, the Mission, museums, golf courses and botanical gardens.
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