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Franciscan Inn
Ranked #10 of 51 Hotels in Santa Barbara
Certificate of Excellence
Boston, Massachusetts
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“great stay”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2011

very nice room, breakfast, walk dowtown. would recommend this location to anyone!

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2011

This place in only a short walk to the ocean. Rooms are comfortable. Nice continental breakfast in the morning.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2011

The Franciscan Inn is Bath Street just off the beaten path. Easily within walking distance to State Street and Marina restaurants. This is an older hotel but nicely upgraded. The rooms are tastefully decorated and wall papered. My wife loved it and thought it was so cute! We had the two room suite with 2 queens and 1 sofa bed in the main room, and 1 queen in a separate room. The hotel has seasonal rates for two persons plus a nominal charge for each additional up to 7 people. The outdoor pool is heated year round. There is an outdoor Jacuzzi on the opposite side of the hotel. They also serve continental breakfast, fruit and variety of coffees every morning.

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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with family
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Forest Grove, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2011

We were in Santa Barbara for a small family gathering, and the Franciscan was a good choice to stay. Not everyone had a car, so having a pool, the beach and all its attractions, along with State Street nearby was a real plus. Also close to the train station. Our room was clean, and the staff was all incredibly helpful. Breakfast decent, and fresh cookies every afternoon in the lobby. It's older, and the walls are a bit thin, but overall a very good value for the money. I would stay there again, and recommend it to anyone.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with family
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springfield, nj
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2011

Santa Barbara was new to us as we had only two days in the city and two nights at the Franciscan Inn. In the morning, we came to breakfast which starts at 7 pm at the Inn. What a surprise to have such gracious breakfast service by Carol. Her knowledge of the area and excellent dining and sightseeing suggestions wee invaluable to us and we knew how to spend our time each day. The room was comfy, it was a good value to the money and I would feel comfortable returning there, especially to pick Carol's brain.

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Additional Information about Franciscan Inn

Property: Franciscan Inn
Address: 109 Bath St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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Region: United States > California > Santa Barbara
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Santa Barbara
#12 Romantic Hotel in Santa Barbara
#12 Family Hotel in Santa Barbara
#18 Business Hotel in Santa Barbara
Price range (per night): $245 - $456
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Franciscan Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 53
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 
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