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12 East Montecito Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-2323 See on map
Free Wifi
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3.5 Star accommodation
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All reviews communal kitchen hotel hostel murphy bed shared room state street fun place to stay rooms are small cool hotel wine tasting great pool bagels perfect location amtrak station pool area walking distance awesome hotel lounge chairs
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This hotel certainly exceeded my expectations. Check was quick and the service was great. The rooms are extremely clean and are well kept. The rooms are a tad bit small, but is perfect in terms of the comfort you get. The breakfast was such a...More

Date of stay: December 2018
Thank Pranisha108
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Reviewed May 4, 2018

My husband and I had a 2 day road trip in a big rig and decided to spend a relaxing evening in Santa Barbara. While on the road I quickly looked at some options and definitely wanted to avoid the $300-$500 options. The Wayfarer came...More

Date of stay: May 2018
Thank Caryn T
Response from Kristin B, General Manager at The WayfarerResponded May 13, 2018

Hi Caryn T, It is so great to read your over the top kind words about the Wayfarer Team, thank you for recognizing these all stars! It is great to see you enjoyed the hotel amenities as well as the surrounding area. Thank you for...More

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Physically the nicest hostel I've ever stayed at - clean, up to date, plush beds. Convenient location near Wharf and train station. Cereal, oatmeal, and fruit for breakfast. All the attendants I personally interacted with were friendly and helpful. Good check in hours. However, I...More

Date of stay: December 2018
Thank electriceve
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We paid over $200 for our stay here and we were tortured with a ridiculous amount of noise left right and centre of our room. They mentioned the no noise policy after 9pm. But around 9.30pm, there were kids running around the corridors and then...More

Date of stay: January 2019
Thank Christine L
Response from GMWayfarerSB, General Manager at The WayfarerResponded 1 week ago

Greetings Christine, It is very helpful for me to understand how it feels to be a guest of the Wayfarer, and in your case to see how we could improve. Thank you for bringing that to my attention and I am very sorry we didn't...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was our first time visiting the Wayfarer in Santa Barbara. We chose the Wayfarer because of it's downtown location. This place did not disappoint! All of the staff was very friendly and Trish was so helpful! She told us all about the funk zone...More

Date of stay: November 2018
Thank MaryCapps2014
Response from rhyso368, General Manager at The WayfarerResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear MaryCapps2014, Thank you so much for your kind comments. We appreciate your remarks and I will be sure to share them with our entire team. I am pleased to know Trish provided exceptional service and was very professional. Trish is one of the many...More

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The Wayfarer is an upscale, modern lodging establishment in Santa Barbara's Funk Zone, perfectly centered on the Urban Wine Trail, 3 blocks from the beach, and 1 block from historic State Street. We More offer private traditional rooms and shared rooms. The traditional, private rooms are just like a standard hotel room. Shared rooms come in Female-Only and Male-Only and can sleep up to 5 guests. Guests of The Wayfarer also enjoy complimentary Wi-Fi, complimentary breakfast and common social spaces like the fully-equipped community kitchen and year-round heated pool as well as on-site guest laundry. Less
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US$156 - US$294 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
United States > California > Santa Barbara
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US$156 - US$294 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
United States > California > Santa Barbara
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August 19, 2017|
Response from Magnolia3333 | Reviewed this property |
Samantha - Right in front of the hotel, there are bikes that are labeled "Wayfarer." Not sure if there's a cost, but ask the staff. The hope is that you can use for free. Another good thing about the Wayfarer is that... More
April 12, 2017|
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Response from fa1949 | Reviewed this property |
practically across the street from the train station -easy walk ck out on google map
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"poolside rooms"
Nov. 30, 2018
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"King private room - we got one with pool access (great to get a morning breeze). The private bath is small..."
Sep. 4, 2018
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"I loved my room, a single queen that overlooked the pool."
Aug. 27, 2018
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"Pool side!"
Aug. 16, 2018
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