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1 room, 2 adults

The Wayfarer, Santa Barbara

3.5-star3.5 stars
12 E Montecito Street, Santa Barbara, CA, 93101, United States of America

3.5-star hotel with outdoor pool, near Stearns Wharf
  • Free continental breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking
  • Collect nightsYou can collect® Rewards nights here
Awesome vibe
Great location
Great amenities
Fairly good value for money

The Wayfarer, Santa Barbara

from $144
  • Room, Multiple Beds (Private)
  • Room, Multiple Beds (Private)
  • Room, Men only (Dormitory)
  • Room, Women only (Dormitory)

What’s around The Wayfarer, Santa Barbara


  • In The Funk Zone
  • Stearns Wharf - 10 min walk
  • Santa Barbara City College - 15 min walk
  • Santa Barbara Zoo - 36 min walk
  • Santa Barbara Bowl - 38 min walk
  • Moreton Bay Fig Tree - 3 min walk
  • Reagan Ranch Center - 3 min walk
  • MOXI, The Wolf Museum of Exploration + Innovation - 3 min walk

Getting around

  • Santa Barbara, CA (SBA-Santa Barbara Municipal) - 12 min drive
  • Santa Ynez, CA (SQA) - 37 min drive
  • Santa Barbara Station - 3 min walk
  • Carpinteria Station - 12 min drive
  • Goleta Station - 13 min drive
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 31 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 2 floors

Check-in and check-out

  • 24-hour check-in
  • Check-out time is noon

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID required

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Free self parking


  • Area shuttle *

Payment types at the property

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Free continental breakfast daily
Things to do
  • Outdoor pool
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Elevator
Languages Spoken
  • English

In the room

Sleep well
  • Premium bedding
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer (on request)
Be entertained
  • 42-inch flat-screen TV
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
  • In-room safe

The Wayfarer, Santa Barbara’s small print

Also known as

  • Wayfarer Hostel
  • Wayfarer Hostel Santa Barbara
  • Wayfarer Santa Barbara
  • Wayfarer Hotel Santa Barbara
  • Wayfarer Hotel
  • The Wayfarer Hotel
  • The Wayfarer Santa Barbara
  • The Wayfarer Hotel Santa Barbara

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check-in or check-out:

  • Resort fee: USD 20

Optional extras

Area shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

Recent reviews

Fabulous 8.6 From 302 reviews

Good 6.0
Overpriced but nice.
Overpriced, but clean and safe. Downtown where everything is.
Charles, us1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
I loved the concept of home-sweet-home setting. Appreciated the friendliness of staff. The hotel was in the prime location from all establishments; 5-10 minutes walking distance from everything. Would definitely come back with my family for future family staycation.
ERLYN, us2 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Great location, clean and comfortable. That says it all.
Frank, us1 night trip
Fair 4.0
Got to hotel a little late in the evening. Sometime after 8pm. No one at front desk just a sign saying helping another quest please wait. Had to wait to 20 minutes for someone to show at desk. But this person walked in thru side door with her boyfriend it seemed and had just been smoking on back of building. Not helping another Guest.
robert, us1 night business trip
Very Good 8.0
Perfect B&B alternative
Good location reasonable if you stay at shared room (about $60/night) You need to find a front desk person as they are usually away, perfect for B&B alternative for short stay
Yuki, us1 night trip

The Wayfarer, Santa Barbara

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