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La Mirada, California
Reviewed 26 June 2014

Came here for years, price was right and always a wonderful getaway for just the two of us. Great location, rooms spacious, clean and comfortable and only a block or so to the beach and pier. Close enough to take a leisurely walk to State St. You can see and enjoy the cute and quaint homes along the way, once...

1Thank Want2btravelers
Reviewed 30 May 2014 via mobile

I was happily surprised of our room. I felt like I was at home! A small apartment/ cottage feel. The jacuzzi was right outside our door. Walking distance from the harbor! I am definitely going back. The bathroom was beautiful. The room was very clean. White wood shutter windows. Continental breakfast. The sofa couch was very comfortable. I was very...

3Thank Lvgsong
Wellington, Florida
Reviewed 29 May 2014

This small quaint inn was a nice find for my daughters and mine getaway. It was close to the beach and State Street and had a comfortable feel. The room came equipped with a small kitchen so we could make breakfast in our room which was handy. Though they do provide a continental breakfast in the lobby if you eat...

1Thank Leslie B
Reviewed 27 May 2014

We booked this without any expectations but were pleasantly surprised.It is closet to beach and pier.A short walk to shops and restaurants.The rooms were up to date and clean.In the morning they provided coffee and a continental breakfast which we did not expect.All in all very good value for the location and quality.

1Thank Farrercove
Anaheim, California
Reviewed 25 May 2014

Stayed here one night to attend a graduation ceremony. Wonderful location that is within walking distance to the beach, restaurants, pier and shopping. Clean room & bathroom with comfortable bed. Friendly front desk service with basic food for breakfast. Fruit, pastries and oatmeal. Nice to grab a pastry and coffee to go. The afternoon warm cookies were a nice touch....

Thank Carrie E
Sister Bay, Wisconsin
Reviewed 21 May 2014

My husband, sister and sister in law all stayed here this winter on an over night stay in Santa Barbara. It was a great choice. Clean, lovely rooms with comfortable beds. Excellent breakfast. Delightful sitting room for hanging out and enjoying warm cookies in the afternoon and breakfast in the morning. And the staff was so friendly and helpful. I...

1Thank Trish K
United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 May 2014

Everything about this motel was perfect--the location (right near the harbour and State Street), the friendliness of staff, the efficiency of check-in and -out, the beautiful grounds with pool and spa, laundry facilities and especially the way the room was thoughtfully designed and equipped with everything one might need. Highly recommended.

1Thank maryes_11
Reviewed 15 May 2014 via mobile

The Franciscan Inn was a hidden gem! Found the hotel online. Spring rate of 170.00 a night. Very reasonable compared to all of the other choices. We made our way to Santa Barbara from San Diego for a one night stay. Just blocks from the beach!Upon entering the quaint grounds we were greeted with such beauty. The grounds of this...

Thank hwa21
Los Angeles
Reviewed 14 May 2014

We stayed here for one night when we were in town for a wedding. All of the big and/or fancy hotels in Santa Barbara have a 2-night minimum (which we couldn't do because of schedule), which drives me crazy -- I've been all over the country and in some great beach towns across the world, and I can't think of...

Thank JarJar319
Cut and Shoot, Texas
Reviewed 9 May 2014

Spent two nights in end of April. Over two hundred dollars a night for a motel room which seems overpriced. Had a child with us and needed a roll away which they could not provide. Was woken up in the middle of the night by a woman screaming "he is going to kill me" scared my grand daughter to death,...

1Thank mrblahblah1

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Beachfront
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Dry Cleaning
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Convenient location, casual comfort and caring staff make this cozy inn the quintessential hub of your Santa Barbara visit. Continental breakfast, pool, spa, afternoon cookies, Wi-Fi and more awaits you. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Franciscan Inn

Address: 109 Bath Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Region: United States > California > Santa Barbara
Price Range: $208 - $351 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 53
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Also Known As:
The Franciscan Hotel Santa Barbara
Franciscan Hotel Santa Barbara
The Franciscan Inn
Franciscan Inn Santa Barbara Ca
Hotel Style:
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Santa Barbara
#12 Family Hotel in Santa Barbara
#12 Romantic Hotel in Santa Barbara
#18 Business Hotel in Santa Barbara
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“get a room on the street level facing the road”
 of 5 bubbles 2travellersmeandyou, 10 Jan 2017 | Read review
“I would recommend rooms in the single story section”
 of 5 bubbles Aylwin_Forbes, 7 Jan 2017 | Read review
“I like the larger rooms. ”
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“There were a lot of cords by the bedside. ”
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“Our room was on the street, not a problem, but the inner court might have been nicer.”
 of 5 bubbles MikeE228, 29 Dec 2016 | Read review
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