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The Wayfarer, Santa Barbara

3.5-star3.5 stars
12 E Montecito StreetSanta BarbaraCA93101United States of America

3.5-star hotel with outdoor pool, near Presidio Santa Barbara
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Very Good8.4
Awesome vibe
Great amenities
Great location
More comfort would be nice
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The Wayfarer, Santa Barbara

from $212
  • Room, 1 King Bed (Private)
  • Room, 1 Queen Bed (Private)
  • Shared Dormitory, Men only
  • Shared Dormitory, Women only

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 11 AM
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 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



  • Self parking *


  • Area shuttle *

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
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Laundry facilities
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Elevator/lift

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

Optional extras

Self parking costs USD 15.00 per night

Area shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

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

What’s around The Wayfarer, Santa Barbara


  • In The Funk Zone
  • Presidio Santa Barbara - 16 min walk
  • Santa Barbara County Courthouse - 21 min walk
  • Santa Barbara Museum of Art - 19 min walk
  • Santa Barbara Zoo - 35 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) - 14 min drive
  • Santa Ynez, CA (SQA) - 37 min drive
  • Santa Barbara Station - 3 min walk
  • Carpinteria Station - 15 min drive
  • Goleta Station - 15 min drive
  • Self parking (surcharge)
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)

Recent reviews

Very Good 8.4 From 190 reviews

The Wayfarer, Santa Barbara
Very Good8.0
The hotel was clean and nice. Staff was very nice and helpful It's set up as a hostel, with all of the cabinets in the room lockable - a bit odd if you're traveling as a couple or with your family. The item we found most disconcerting about the room was the lack of side tables by the bed. You don't realize how much you use them until they are not there - no place to put your phone/alarm clock, glass of water or a book. Kind of a bummer.
Tom, us2 night trip
The Wayfarer, Santa Barbara
There are full rooms and hostel rooms, I thought hostel room with 5 beds was too cramped. There are no personal lights or plugs near bed and it makes this challenging.
A Traveler, us1 night trip
The Wayfarer, Santa Barbara
Very Good8.0
Simple basic comforts
Convenient location to shopping and marina. Plumbing issues cause some disruptive hours. Comfortable rooms and would stay again.
Linda, us1 night trip
The Wayfarer, Santa Barbara
This was an amazing hotel full of charm and decor. The location was perfect. The team was professional, courteous and helpful.
Deborah, us2 night trip
The Wayfarer, Santa Barbara
Very Good8.0
Good deal
Rooms are small, but great service and super clean.
Rosa, us1 night trip

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The Wayfarer, Santa Barbara

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