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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
  • Free continental breakfast and free WiFi
Awesome vibe
Great location
Great amenities
Great pool
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From 381 reviewsTripAdvisor Traveller Rating

The Wayfarer, Santa Barbara

from $155
  • Shared Dormitory, Men only
  • Shared Dormitory, Women only
  • Room, 1 King Bed (Private)
  • Shared Dormitory, Women only
  • Shared Dormitory, Men only
  • Room (Quad Female Dorm Bed)
  • Room, 1 Queen Bed (Private)

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.
24-hour airport shuttle service is available on request. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.

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



  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours) *


  • 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

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
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Shared accommodations

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


For transfers, guests must contact the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

Optional extras

Self parking costs USD 15.00 per night

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

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 Santa Barbara Urban Wine Trail
  • Presidio Santa Barbara - 16 min walk
  • Santa Barbara County Courthouse - 21 min walk
  • Santa Barbara Museum of Art - 19 min walk
  • Santa Barbara Zoo - 34 min walk
  • Moreton Bay Fig Tree - 3 min walk
  • Reagan Ranch Center - 3 min walk
  • Santa Barbara Art Foundry - 6 min walk

Getting around

  • Santa Barbara, CA (SBA-Santa Barbara Municipal) - 14 min drive
  • Santa Ynez, CA (SQA) - 38 min drive
  • Santa Barbara Station - 3 min walk
  • Goleta Station - 13 min drive
  • Carpinteria Station - 13 min drive
  • Self parking (surcharge)
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)

Recent reviews

Fabulous 8.6 From 205 reviews

The Wayfarer, Santa Barbara
Would visit again
At first I was thrown off because I didn’t realize our view would be of road, but really it’s in such a good location, and is surrounded by great food and bars. The services is speedy and helpful. Parking is only 15 dollars a day. The vaulted ceilings make you feel like the room is larger than it really is. I’d definitely stay again.
Cyrille, us2 night trip with friends
The Wayfarer, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara Vibes
The vibe of this place is fantastic. From the funky decor to the lounge area to the communal kitchen, the pool, the setting. So good! Superb service—we didn’t love the location of our first room, so they got us into a new one right by the pool. The location was perfect for walking around town and it’s very close to the train station. Highly recommend this spot.
Laura, us1 night trip
The Wayfarer, Santa Barbara
Mediocre hotel with expensive rates
The room was very small but clean. It was lacking a few basic amenities. For example, there were no hangers to hang any clothing, so I ended up using the back of the one chair in the room. There were also no cups of any kind, which made tooth brushing a challenge. The location is so-so in relation to the touristy parts of the town, but the hotel sits just a few feet away from the busy US 101 freeway, so the room was noisy. I toughed it out for one night but would not consider staying here again.
A Traveler, us1 night trip
The Wayfarer, Santa Barbara
Great find, very nice room and friendly staff.
A Traveler, us1 night trip
The Wayfarer, Santa Barbara
Nice place and convenient location too!
Very good customer service
LeeAnn, us1 night romance trip

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The Wayfarer, Santa Barbara

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