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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
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Very Good8.4
Awesome vibe
Great location
Tasty breakfast
Great room
225See all 225 reviews
From 441 reviews

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

The Wayfarer, Santa Barbara

from $206
  • 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
  • Presidio Santa Barbara - 15 min walk
  • Santa Barbara Museum of Art - 17 min walk
  • Santa Barbara County Courthouse - 20 min walk
  • Santa Barbara Zoo - 36 min walk
  • Stearns Wharf - 10 min walk
  • Santa Barbara City College - 15 min walk
  • Santa Barbara Bowl - 38 min walk

Getting around

  • Santa Barbara, CA (SBA-Santa Barbara Municipal) - 12 min drive
  • Santa Ynez, CA (SQA) - 47 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


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

Required at check-in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • 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
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Elevator/lift
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

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

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.

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Recent reviews

Very Good 8.4 From 225 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
Smart hotel
Terrific convenience for downtown, funk zone and beach. Rooms are very small but the overall vibe and service combined with location makes up for this minor deficit.
Susan, usRomance trip
Exceptional 10.0
I will def stay here again. What a great property! Plus the staff were so helpful and kind. 💞
Rachel, usOther trip
Exceptional 10.0
Great location! Great service! Great hotel!
usTrip with friends
Good 6.0
Spent the first night in a queen room, near the side with freeway traffic. The room is clean and comfortable, only complaint is that there are no bedside tables or closets to place things and the bathroom is too small for comfort, hard to move around in there and I'm petite. Spend second two nights in a king room on the quieter side, still no bedside tables or closet but at least the bathroom was ever so slightly larger and it made all the difference in terms of having enough space to move in the shower.
usBusiness trip
Very Good 8.0
We had a great stay. I was surprised there wasn’t more space in the room. It was a little cramped. I loved the service! It was very clean and loved the attention that was given to their guests.
Carol, usFamily trip

The Wayfarer, Santa Barbara

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