The Waterman

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Outdoor pool, open 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM, sun loungers
Outdoor pool, open 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM, sun loungers
Outdoor pool, open 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM, sun loungers
Terrace/patio

Overview of The Waterman

The Waterman

3.5 star property
3.5-star hotel with outdoor pool, near Stearns Wharf

8.6/10 Fabulous

751 verified Hotels.com guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Parking available
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet friendly
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
The price is $251
Price available on 9/5/2022
Map
12 E Montecito Street, Santa Barbara, CA, 93101
Main amenities
  • Housekeeping (on request)
  • Near the beach
  • Outdoor pool
  • Self parking
  • Terrace
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Library
  • Communal living room
  • Front desk safe
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Microwave in a common area
For families
  • Cookware, dishware, and utensils
  • Private bathroom
  • Premium TV channels
  • Terrace
  • Elevator
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
Cleaning & Safety
  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitizer provided
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Social distancing

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About this area

What's nearby

  • In Lower State
  • Santa Barbara Zoo - 36 min walk
  • Stearns Wharf - 2 min drive
  • Santa Barbara Bowl - 13 min drive
  • Upper State Street - 9 min drive
  • University of California, Santa Barbara - 17 min drive
  • Carpinteria State Beach - 19 min drive

Getting around

  • Santa Barbara Municipal Airport (SBA) - 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

About this property

The Waterman

The Waterman puts you 1.8 mi (3 km) from Santa Barbara Zoo. Guests can enjoy the outdoor pool, along with onsite hiking/biking trails. A snack bar/deli and a terrace are offered, and in-room conveniences include refrigerators and microwaves. The comfortable beds and helpful staff get good marks from fellow travelers.

Languages

English, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
Property is disinfected with electrostatic spray
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows standard cleaning and disinfection practices of Commitment to Clean (Marriott)
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC) and SafeStay (AHLA - USA)

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Masks and gloves available
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitizer provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 31 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors

Arriving/Leaving

  • Check-in time from 4:00 PM - midnight
  • Express check-in/out
  • Early check-in subject to availability
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age - 21
  • Check-out time is noon
  • Late check-out subject to availability

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

Special check-in instructions

  • An adult age 18 or older must assume all liability for the booking
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • If you are planning to arrive after midnight please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 21

Children

  • No cribs (infant beds)

Pets

  • Pets allowed (2 per room)*
  • Service animals welcome
  • Restrictions apply*
  • Pets must be supervised

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms

Parking

  • Uncovered onsite self parking (USD 30 per night; includes in/out privileges)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking and van parking on site
  • Onsite parking limited (max 1 space per unit)

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Shared microwave
  • Shared refrigerator
  • Snack bar/deli

Traveling with children

  • Children's games
  • Pool gate
  • Fence around the pool

What to do

  • Hiking/biking trails
  • Table tennis
  • Beach nearby
  • Discount at nearby fitness center
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Horse riding nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Whale-watching nearby

Working away

  • Coworking spaces

Services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Luggage storage
  • Bicycle rentals
  • Pool loungers

Facilities

  • 1 building/tower
  • Built in 2014
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • Communal living room
  • An outdoor pool
  • Bicycle parking

Accessibility

  • Braille/raised signage
  • Elevator
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible public washroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible van parking
  • Valet for wheelchair-equipped vehicle
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to elevator
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible pool
  • Wheelchair-accessible business center
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge
  • Handrails in stairways
  • Closed captioned TV
  • Lowered electrical outlets in bathroom
  • Grab bar near toilet
  • Transfer shower
  • Lever door handles
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Stair-free path to entrance
  • Pool hoist on site

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 42-inch LCD TV
  • Premium cable channels

Home comfort

  • Climate-controlled air conditioning and heating

Sleep well

  • Premium bedding

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Toilet paper

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi
  • Free local calls

Food and drink

  • Full-sized refrigerator/freezer
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Shared kitchen access
  • Stovetop
  • Oven
  • Toaster
  • Cookware, dishes, and utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice maker
  • Paper towels

More

  • Housekeeping (on request)

Fees & policies

Refundable deposits

  • Deposit: USD 35 per accommodation, per night

Optional extras

  • Early check-in can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability, amount varies)
  • Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability, amount varies)

Pets

  • Service animals exempt from fees
  • Pets are allowed for an extra charge of USD 50 per accommodation, per night

Parking

  • Uncovered self parking costs USD 30 per night with in/out privileges

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • Pool access available from 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F; the property is cleaned and disinfected with electrostatic spray.

Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; masks are required in public areas.

Contactless check-out is available.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast.

This property affirms that it follows the cleaning and disinfection practices of Commitment to Clean (Marriott).

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC) and SafeStay (AHLA - USA).

Policies

Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a first aid kit on site.

This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly).

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

This property accepts credit cards and debit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

Wayfarer Hostel
Wayfarer Hostel Santa Barbara
Wayfarer Santa Barbara
Wayfarer Hotel Santa Barbara
Wayfarer Hotel
The Wayfarer
The Waterman Hotel
The Waterman Santa Barbara
The Waterman Hotel Santa Barbara

Frequently asked questions

Overall score and ratings

8.6

Fabulous

9.2/10

Cleanliness

9.0/10

Staff & service

8.3/10

Amenities

8.9/10

Property conditions & facilities

8.8/10

Eco-friendliness

10/10 Exceptional

We had a wonderful time. Everything was excellent.
Dawn, 2-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very Good

This hotel is in an excellent location for walking to the pier and shops/restaurants within the Funkzone. The room was clean, however probably the smallest room we've ever stayed in. The staff was excellent. Overall, a bit pricey for the size of the room but you're paying for the location.
Dwayne, 2-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very Good

Small but completely appropriate use of space. Fun design Wish bathroom and hall way doors were sealed more on bottom for privacy/noise
michele, 1-night family trip
Verified Orbitz guest review

8/10 Very Good

Great one night stay. Our room wasn’t ready till about 7 due to some circumstances but we were comped for half of the room. I would have wanted the entire night comped but we
Jonathan, 1-night trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

We had the most amazing stay! The rooms and entire property are beautiful and modern. The manager, Jean Luc was very hospitable and made sure our stay was perfect. I highly recommend!
jennifer, 1-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Robert, 1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Fun!
It was a fun hotel. The beds were very comfortable. Great stay.
Danielle, 1-night trip with friends
Verified Hotels.com guest review

8/10 Very Good

rose, 1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very Good

Hotel is really nice, stuff is supper friendly and ready to help. Location it’s great, it’s just a lot of noice from the street, and other rooms. They offer free coffee in the morning which was good to have.
Mayela, 1-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Lindsay, 4-night trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review