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12 East Montecito Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-2323 See on map
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3.5 Star accommodation
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The Wayfarer is an upscale, modern lodging establishment in Santa Barbara's Funk Zone, perfectly centered on the Urban Wine Trail, 3 blocks from the beach, and 1 block from historic State Street. We More offer private traditional rooms and shared rooms. The traditional, private rooms are just like a standard hotel room. Shared rooms come in Female-Only and Male-Only and can sleep up to 5 guests. Guests of The Wayfarer also enjoy complimentary Wi-Fi, complimentary breakfast and common social spaces like the fully-equipped community kitchen and year-round heated pool as well as on-site guest laundry. Less
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Heated pool
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Non-Smoking Hotel
Outdoor pool
Self-Serve Laundry
Shuttle Bus Service
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Free Parking
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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USD 176 - USD 315 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
United States > California > Santa Barbara
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100Great for walkers
Grade: 100 out of 100
252Restaurantswithin 0.5 km
69Attractionswithin 0.5 km
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

My husband and I stayed here for 1 night before a wedding and were very happy! Unique, boutique hotel with cute rooms and a great community breakfast area and pool. Love the character of the hotel ! If I’m in Santa Barbara again I will...More

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Reviewed 28 June 2018 via mobile

Love this little hotel - it’s located about 5 minutes walk from the Amtrak station, in the hip Funk Zone, with several wine tasting rooms and one brewery within stone’s throw and walking distance to all the shopping and restaurants in downtown Santa Barbara. The...More

1  Thank Khukri53
Response from Kristin B, General Manager at The WayfarerResponded 1 July 2018

Hi! Thank you for the lovely review of your recent stay! It is great to hear you enjoyed time in Santa Barbara and at The Wayfarer. We hope to welcome you back again soon!

Reviewed 15 September 2018 via mobile

I had dinner with my husband on September 10th. We had a window table looking directly at the Haystack Rock. We shared the crab cocktail and I had the halibut and my spouse had the sturgeon. The food was delicious, although a bit slow coming...More

Thank Nancy C
Response from KristinB2475, General Manager at The WayfarerResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Nancy, Thank you for the review! I am a bit confused about your comments. Maybe your review was intended for a restaurant you dined at during your travels to Santa Barbara? It is great to hear however you enjoyed your experience while there.

Reviewed 5 September 2018

My husband and I stayed in the private king room for labor day weekend. We drove down from SF and paid for parking (however you may find free parking on the street). The location is perfect - right near the action of the funk zone...More

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Response from KristinB2475, General Manager at The WayfarerResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Barbs3188, Thanks so much for the 5 star review! Thanks you for choosing the Wayfarer as your accommodation choice while visiting Santa Barbara! We hope to welcome you abck again soon!

Reviewed 31 August 2018

I stayed in one of the female dorm rooms. The beds were so comfortable and big, the bathroom was great and the linens were freshened up daily. The continental breakfast is simple but does the job. I enjoyed the communal style of the kitchen area....More

Thank Nikiwe A
Response from Kristin B, General Manager at The WayfarerResponded 1 September 2018

Hi! It is great to hear that you had a wonderful stay with us! The entire staff takes pride in providing the best possible experience for visitors to the Wayfarer and we appreciate the feedback.

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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
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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
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"King private room - we got one with pool access (great to get a morning breeze). The private bath is small..."
4 Sep. 2018
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"I loved my room, a single queen that overlooked the pool."
27 Aug. 2018
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"Pool side!"
16 Aug. 2018
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"There are no "good rooms" - due to location next to the freeway"
9 Aug. 2018
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