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The Wayfarer

12 East Montecito Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101, United States
+1 805 845 1000

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8.8

Excellent
based on 656 reviews
The Wayfarer - Santa Barbara, CA, United States
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Good to know

Distance to city centre 1.1 km
Location rating 9.4
Nearest airport Santa Barbara
Distance to airport 13.7 km

Rooms

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Deluxe rooms

$405+

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$405 per night

Queen rooms

$200+

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$200 per night
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$226 per night
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Queen bed
$289 per night
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$305 per night
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$324 per night
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$336 per night
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$382 per night
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$396 per night
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$439 per night
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$451 per night

King rooms

$240+

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$240 per night
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$279 per night
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$304 per night
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$309 per night

Reviews

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Traveller rating

228
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bring an eye in 3 reviews
close to the beach in 35 reviews
communal kitchen in 7 reviews
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funk zone in 9 reviews
good breakfast in 98 reviews
great location in 112 reviews
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restaurants breweries in 19 reviews
rooms are very comfortable in 5 reviews
santa barbara in 10 reviews
single bed in 44 reviews
small room in 88 reviews
space was small in 8 reviews
staff was great in 103 reviews
swimming pool in 45 reviews
walking distance in 36 reviews
  • Okay
    Nov 2019
    5.0

    I loved the breakfast, the pool area, the cleaning and the comfort of the bed.

  • Excellent
    Nov 2019
    10.0

    The staff at the hotel were the most welcoming people in the world. There was a surf pre-film festival party that was on as soon as I arrived

  • Good
    Nov 2019
    8.0

    A great modern hostel to stay in. Great staff that is really willing to help. Great bike service as I could use the bike for free! Good location, near the city center and the beach. Clean and nice room. Enough space to keep your personal belonings in a locker although you need to bring your own lock.

  • Excellent
    Oct 2019
    8.3

    Cozy style, friendly staff, close to the wharf and downton, good breakfast

    My room a little bit noisy, it was on highway side

  • Excellent
    Oct 2019
    9.6

    Very clean, comfortable and everything (eg. Towels etc) was good quality. Great location. Easy parking.

    On the pricey side for a shared dorm.

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About

Overview

The Wayfarer is a unique hotel in downtown Santa Barbara, CA. Described with the “social traveler in mind,” it is decorated in a lighthearted style and features a blend of comfortable and private guest rooms along with dorm-style hostel rooms for the more budget-centered traveler. The hybrid hotel is in the heart of the city and less than 1,000 feet from the local Amtrak Train Station. It is part of the city’s Funk Zone and is walking distance to Antioch College, West Beach and the area’s theaters and great eateries. The hotel is also less than ten miles from the Santa Barbara Airport.

Though it is designed for the budget-conscious travelers, it is not a bare bones hotel. Visitors can enjoy the use of the outdoor pool, the free daily breakfast, the game room, the onsite laundry facilities, the community kitchen, bike rentals, and more. The property also features free WiFi throughout, and parking for guests is available for an additional fee.

The 27 private rooms all feature 42” LCD TVs, luxury linens, private baths, and use of the concierge, storage lockers, and business services. The shared dormitories are gender specific and visitors can book their individual beds. All of the dorms have private lockers and premium entertainment systems with TVs, work areas, and premium linens. Single or group reservations are accepted.

Just steps from some of the most interesting destinations and appealing galleries, beaches, restaurants, and activities, the Wayfarer is a unique property for those who like affordable travel in stylish and amenities-rich locations.

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Features

Free parking
Free airport shuttle
Free Wi-Fi
Pool
Pet friendly
Spa

8.8 Excellent

based on 656 reviews

9.5

Vibe

9.4

Location

5.6

Value

4.9

Comfort

Things to know

  • Modern hostel
  • Friendly atmosphere
  • Stylish hostel

Check in

15:00

Check out

12:00

Cancellation/pre-payment

Policies vary by room type and provider.

AMENITIES

Complimentary breakfast
Free Wi-Fi
Internet
Concierge service
Bicycle hire
Game room
Outdoor pool
No smoking
Air-conditioned
24-hour front desk
Safe
Free parking
Storage available
Hiking
Laundry facilities
Pets not allowed
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FAQs when booking at The Wayfarer

Where is The Wayfarer located?

The Wayfarer is located at 12 East Montecito Street, 1.1 km from the centre of Santa Barbara. West Beach is the closest landmark to The Wayfarer.

When is check-in time and check-out time at The Wayfarer?

Check-in time is 15:00 and check-out time is 12:00 at The Wayfarer.

Does The Wayfarer offer free Wi-Fi?

Yes, The Wayfarer offers free Wi-Fi.

Does The Wayfarer offer free parking?

Yes, The Wayfarer offers free parking.

Does The Wayfarer offer free airport shuttle service?

No, The Wayfarer does not offer free airport shuttle service.

How far is The Wayfarer from the airport?

The Wayfarer is 13.7 km from Santa Barbara. The Wayfarer is 88.2 km from Santa Maria Public.

Can you bring pets to The Wayfarer?

No, pets are not allowed at The Wayfarer.

Does The Wayfarer have a pool?

Yes, The Wayfarer has a pool on-site.

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Location

Most popular landmarks

  • West Beach 0.5 km
  • Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara 0.8 km
  • Stearns Wharf 0.9 km
  • Presidio of Santa Barbara 1 km
  • Santa Barbara Maritime Museum 1.2 km
  • Santa Barbara County Courthouse 1.3 km

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Getting Around

Santa Barbara 13.7 km
Santa Maria Public 88.2 km
Santa Barbara, California 163 m
Goleta 14 km

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