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Reviewed 4 October 2014

Stayed 2 nights at the Franciscan Inn. It's in a really convenient location on Bath St being very short walk from Amtrak Station, State Street and of course the waterfront. It's a typical motel style place which is clean but nothing too fancy. An onsite coin laundry was most welcome. Strangley the room we stayed in didn't have either a...

4Thank camnicky
Coimbra, Portugal
Reviewed 28 September 2014

We stayed here for one night on the way to San Francisco to L.A. We paid the same rate than at our previous hotel in Cambria. There is no comparison between Franciscan Inn and the beautiful Sands Pebbles Inn. The good points : free parking, easy access from Highway 1, spacious room, free Hi-fi,close to the beach and a walking...

4Thank margarida
Arvada, Colorado
Reviewed 23 September 2014

I spent two nights at the Franciscan Inn for a business trip to Santa Barbara. Location is very good. Just a couple of blocks away from the beach, Stearns wharf, marina, and many ocean view restaurants. Also just a few blocks away from the highway 101. Although you can walk to the downtown center, you probably want to drive to...

4Thank Sukgeun C
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 September 2014

After spending one night and 24 hours in Santa Barbara at the end of August, I can comfortably recommend the Franciscan Inn as a decent spot in which to decamp for the night. Located one block from the beach and a 15 minute walk to the pier and the main strip of shops, bars and restaurants, the location was near...

1Thank AlexandraL23
Fareham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 September 2014

Lovely Inn where we stayed one night. Was expensive at £250 however this may be normal for the area. Close to the beach, clean room, continental breakfast served by very sweet lady, on site parking handy.

2Thank Hampshire300
Riverside, CA
Reviewed 11 September 2014

Spent the weekend here over Labor Day. Great Location -Just a block off the beach and a few blocks from the hustle and bustle of downtown State st. Only thing lacking was a little outdoor seating area....

1Thank DesireeToler
Toledo, Ohio
Reviewed 8 September 2014

About 2 blocks from the Santa Barbara beach area, located on a quiet street. Comfortable beds and clean rooms. The breakfast left something to be desired, but it was better than nothing. Hotel staff was very friendly and helpful.

3Thank skirack
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 4 September 2014

Just returned from a 4-night stay at the Franciscan Inn over Labor Day weekend. The location is great - only a couple blocks from the harbor, but seems even closer when you make the walk. This is also a very quiet neighborhood. For anyone concerned about noise, I can assure you we experienced no noise issues with the place full...

1Thank BradLang
Arlington, VA
Reviewed 2 September 2014 via mobile

Oh those Franciscan Inn afternoon choc chip or oatmeal cookies with hot beverages or iced water in the lobby - so blissful after a dunk in the pool (8ft deep). But it's the entire package here at the Franciscan Inn that makes it worth the price. Stayed at the pricey Eagle and Harbor House across the street and I did...

3Thank Arlington_VAHawaii50
las vegas
Reviewed 28 August 2014

This was our second visit in almost a year and it was every bit as good as our first. The double queen on the first floor was clean and comfortable. The staff from housekeeping to Dan at the front desk and Carol hosting breakfast were very good. The housekeeping staff was specially important as my wife was injured mid-way through...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Beachfront
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • 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: $207 - $405 (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:
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Santa Barbara
#12 Family Hotel in Santa Barbara
#12 Romantic Hotel in Santa Barbara
#18 Business Hotel in Santa Barbara
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“Bedroom in suites has a VERY inconvient dresser. I can't see in the top drawer or on the top, which limits space to put personal items. Also bathroom could use a place to put clothing,etc. when taking a shower. This has just been a problem the last few years, but it sure is an inconvience.”
 of 5 bubbles marthab570, 22 Feb 2017 | Read review
“The right faucet in the bathroom sink needs replacement. It can accidentally waste a lot of fresh cold water. Your facilities technician tried to fix it with an adjustment but the fix didn't work.”
 of 5 bubbles 525walkerl, 20 Feb 2017 | Read review
“get a room on the street level facing the road”
 of 5 bubbles 2travellersmeandyou, 10 Jan 2017 | Read review
“I would recommend rooms in the single story section”
 of 5 bubbles Aylwin_Forbes, 7 Jan 2017 | Read review
“I like the larger rooms. ”
 of 5 bubbles ChristiC105, 7 Jan 2017 | Read review
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