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“funk zone”(76 reviews)
“communal kitchen”(15 reviews)
“hotel hostel”(9 reviews)
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Breakfast included
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Self-Serve Laundry
Free Parking
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Okay ... I am not a young chicken so when I told my wife I spent the night at a hostel, she said "WHAT"! What a cool place this is! Artistic, comfortable, great staff and here is the great part...you meet people from all over...More

Thank bernardlaborie
Response from Kristin B, General Manager at The WayfarerResponded 4 days ago

Hi bernardlaborie, Thank you very much for taking the time to share your experience while staying at the Wayfarer. Thank you for being our guest and we hope you can visit us again!

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Reviewed 20 September 2017

The Wayfarer has a vibrant vibe to it, with quirky cool decor like mermaid printed wallpaper and lioness throw pillows with pigtails. It has communal space to chillax or play gigantic Connect Four or Jenga. It also has a large communal kitchen with complimentary breakfast,...More

Thank ChrissiH
Management response:Responded 27 September 2017

Dear ChrissiH, The Wayfarer team truly appreciate your feed back about your recent stay! We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay at The Wayfarer. It is great to read you were able to really take in all of the great amenities both The Wayfarer...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a great place for our couple day stay in SB. Its close to the beach and state street. The kitschy modern decor was fun to discover as was all the the games sprinkled throughout out. The room is tiny but it didn't matter...More

1  Thank dgurskis2018
Response from Kristin B, General Manager at The WayfarerResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi! Thanks so much for the fun review! The Wayfarer team works hard to make sure each guest stay is memorable. We hope to welcome you back again soon!

Reviewed 1 February 2018

The Wayfarer holds a special place in my heart. Myself and my 2 boys (3 & 8 years) evacuated the Montecito mudslides to the Wayfarer and ended up staying for 3 weeks! Most of the community couldn't wait to come home but we never wanted...More

Thank sbca
Response from Kristin B, General Manager at The WayfarerResponded 3 February 2018

Hi sbca, What an amazing review, thank you! First, we are happy that you and your boys are safe! Despite the situation that you experienced at your home in Montecito we are honored you chose to make the Wayfarer your home away from home; we...More

Reviewed 31 January 2018

Walking distance to dozens of great restaurants, breweries and wine tasting rooms both in the Funk Zone and on State Street. Clean rooms, very friendly staff and nice poolside area made for a great weekend.

Thank Connor D
Response from Kristin B, General Manager at The WayfarerResponded 7 February 2018

Hi Connor, Thanks so much for the awesome 5 star review! The staff works hard to make vacation memories for all of our gests. We hope to welcome you back again soon!

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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
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Self-Serve Laundry
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Heated pool
Outdoor pool
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USD 155 - USD 398 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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USD 155 - USD 398 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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20 August 2017|
Response from Magnolia3333 | Reviewed this property |
Samantha - Right in front of the hotel, there are bikes that are labeled "Wayfarer." Not sure if there's a cost, but ask the staff. The hope is that you can use for free. Another good thing about the Wayfarer is that... More
13 April 2017|
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Response from fa1949 | Reviewed this property |
practically across the street from the train station -easy walk ck out on google map
7 January 2017|
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Room Tips
"Room 112 opens to pool, largest queen room, great city view!"
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"Ask for a pool side room on first floor - if not ask for poolside on second floor"
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"Don't stay here- there are no good rooms"
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"book early, look for the discounts!"
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