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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I are staying here in a standard room over Thanksgiving.mfirst, it is a small family owned hotel. If you are looking for a place with a big lobby and a bar, you need to look elsewhere. There are such hotels not too far away, but they care considerably more expensive. The FI is about a block fom... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I stayed at the Franciscan Inn last Friday, November 11 until Saturday, November 12th. We were in town for the Santa Barbara Veteran's Half Marathon. The location was perfect as the run started at Leadbetter Beach. It is also close to many restaurants and beach recreation. Our room was spacious and super comfortable for both of us.... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The location was very good so close to beach .. and room is big enough i wish i come back to this wonderful place . ..what a helpful staff was there and is close to state street down town of santa barbra

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited here in August and stayed in a King room, which was a larger room. We requested to be near to the pool and our room was just a short distance away. Parking was available on site. The bed was comfy but had a guest next door who played their TV all night, so our sleep was disturbed. We mentioned... More 

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We loved the central, yet quiet location and the helpful and personal evening reception staff. The room was spacious and comfortable. Interior somewhat aged, but impeccably clean. Parking very convenient. Limited seating capacity in the breakfast area, but easily compensated by taking breakfast to the room. The fridge and a small collection of silverware/plates were a good add-on. We didn't... More 

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Franciscan Inn is located just several blocks from both piers and both are within walking distance. Being a couple of blocks away the area is quiet but there are good restaurants within walking distance.. The staff at the Inn was friendly and helpful. The continental breakfast was a plus and the room was comfortable and clean. The room did... More 

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Reviewed 27 October 2016

First time in Santa Barbara - picked the Franciscan because it could sleep four in a "suite" and looked like it had a good position for both town and beach. First impression - bright, clean and looked welcoming, with lots of parking. Inside, even better, lovely Reception/breakfast room with very friendly and helpful guy behind the desk. Layout of motel... More 

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Reviewed 27 October 2016

We stayed in a fairly spacious room on the second floor of this cute, if somewhat dated, motel. Front desk staff was efficient, if a bit impersonal for an independent place, the room was quiet, beds were comfortable, and WiFi worked well. There is a nice outdoor pool and a hot tub on site, and it was just a few... More 

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Reviewed 26 October 2016

The staff was very helpful. Accomodations simple but quaint. Ample free parking . Complimentary breakfast was with a good variety and clean cozy living room area to eat. Location very close to the beach. They also have a clean pool and lounge area. Overall an excellent stay. Anthony & Gilda

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Reviewed 25 October 2016

The rooms are quite small and the bathroom could have done with a remodel but overall our stay at the Franciscan was very good. This is more of a motel than a hotel but we would recommend it. A short walk into town, the beach and the marina make it ideal for exploring without needing to use the car. The... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Breakfast
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
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  • Pool
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  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
  • Dry Cleaning
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Convenient location, casual comfort and caring staff make this cozy inn the quintessential hub of your Santa Barbara visit. Continental breakfast, pool, spa, afternoon cookies, Wi-Fi and more awaits you. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Franciscan Inn

Address: 109 Bath Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Region: United States > California > Santa Barbara
Price Range: $243 - $383 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 53
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Also Known As:
The Franciscan Hotel Santa Barbara
Franciscan Hotel Santa Barbara
The Franciscan Inn
Franciscan Inn Santa Barbara Ca
Hotel Style:
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Santa Barbara
#12 Romantic Hotel in Santa Barbara
#12 Family Hotel in Santa Barbara
#18 Business Hotel in Santa Barbara
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“The 'suite' (double room plus sofabed in lounge) was comfortable and quiet. Up the steps towards the back of the hotel.”
 of 5 bubbles LoveGreeceSomerset, 27 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Ask if the room has been renovated and when.”
  • Kitchenette
  • Looking down hall toward closet, bath and kitchen beyond
  • Good counter space
  • Comfortable queen size bed. Space for only one chair.
  • kitchenette with referring, microwave, stove, coffee maker
 of 5 bubbles LydiaG575, 13 Sep 2016 | Read review
“We like the lower level rooms easier to load and unload your things. We were 2 doors away from the pool which was fine”
 of 5 bubbles donnawE8182XR, 30 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Since our room was on the lower level near the office, maybe choose a room not so close where people are walking by.”
 of 5 bubbles Skamom, 11 Jul 2016 | Read review
“We had a Standard suite with a queen bed and pullout couch. Good for three people. It was quiet and on the first floor (109 i think)”
 of 5 bubbles ctpeachinsf, 8 Jun 2016 | Read review
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