Overview

The Wayfarer

12 East Montecito Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101, United States
+1 805 845 1000

S$ 95+

Overall guest ratings

8.8/10 Excellent
based on 822 reviews

Review highlights

  • 10.0
  • 9.5
  • 6.5
  • 6.4

Good to know

  • Friendly atmosphere
  • Stylish hotel
  • Beautiful architecture

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    About

    Nestled in the trendy Funk Zone neighborhood, The Wayfarer hotel in downtown Santa Barbara continues to win over guests’ hearts with its chic-hipster style, kind service, complimentary hotel amenities, and central address along State Street. Newly opened in 2014, this Santa Barbara boutique hotel offers 27 private hotel rooms and 4 shared hostel rooms, as well as plenty of fun on-site amenities - including Corn Hole, Ping Pong, and a Giant Jenga Set!

    At The Wayfarer Santa Barbara, we're all about having common spaces for our guests to be social. That's why our downtown Santa Barbara hotel offers a spacious community kitchen and dining area for guests to use at their leisure. Located adjacent to our lobby - where you'll meet Lloyd our life-size giraffe - our kitchen and dining room is the place where complimentary breakfast is served every morning from 7 – 10 am, which features fresh bagels, toast, cereal, yogurt, Peet’s Coffee, and fruit. You'll also enjoy our year-round heated pool, surrounded by large inflatable red chairs that just crave an Instagram picture (which is easy with complimentary Wi-Fi), as well as fun on-site events like hosted pub crawls with Wayfarer-exclusive drink specials.

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    The Wayfarer

    AMENITIES

    • Complimentary breakfast
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Concierge service
    • Laundry facilities
    • Bicycle hire
    • Outdoor pool
    • No smoking
    • Air-conditioned
    • 24 Hour Front Desk
    • Safe
    • Pets not allowed
    • Parking (surcharge)
    • Storage available
    • Internet
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    Reviews

    Guest reviews

    Overall rating

    8.8 Excellent
    based on 822 reviews
    • 10.0 "Incredible bar."
    • 9.5 "Excellent amenities."
      9.6 "96% thought the building was wonderful."
      10.0 "100% thought the architecture was beautiful."
      10.0 "100% said the facilities were very new."
    • 9.4 "Awesome vibe."
      9.7 "97% said it was a stylish hotel."
      9.9 "99% thought, the hotel was modern."
      8.6 "86% enjoyed the friendly atmosphere."
      10.0 "100% thought the hotel was luxurious."
    • 9.2 "Terrific location."
      10.0 "100% appreciated the closeness to the beach."
      10.0 "City centre within easy reach, said 100%."
      7.3 "Great parking, according to 73%."
      10.0 "100% thought it was easy to get to the train station."
      10.0 "100% enjoyed the restaurants & bars nearby."
      10.0 "100% liked the proximity to sightseeing."
      10.0 "100% liked the proximity to shopping."
    • 8.8 "Food is delicious."
      10.0 "Yummy desserts, said 100%."
    • 6.5 "Rooms are ok."
      6.2 "For only 62%, the bathroom was ok."
      5.6 "Only 56% thought the shower was ok."
    • 6.4 "Average value."
    • 4.9 "Not very comfortable."
      1.6 "84% said rooms were small."
      2.2 "78% criticized the small bathroom."
    • 1.4 "Disappointing internet connection."
      1.4 "86% said the wifi quality was bad."
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    Overall rating

    8.3 Excellent
    based on 271 reviews
    • 9.6 "Excellent amenities."
      9.7 "97% thought the building was wonderful."
      10.0 "100% thought the architecture was beautiful."
    • 9.3 "Terrific location."
      7.3 "Great parking, according to 73%."
      10.0 "100% appreciated the closeness to the beach."
    • 9.2 "Awesome vibe."
      9.7 "97% said it was a stylish hotel."
      8.3 "83% enjoyed the friendly atmosphere."
      9.8 "98% thought, the hotel was modern."
    • 8.8 "Food is delicious."
    • 8.6 "Pool is good."
    • 6.5 "Average value."
    • 5.9 "Rooms are ok."
      6.1 "For only 61%, the bathroom was ok."
      6.8 "Only 68% thought the furniture was functional."
    • 4.7 "Not very comfortable."
      1.5 "85% said rooms were small."
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    Overall rating

    8.4 Excellent
    based on 189 reviews
    • 9.5 "Excellent amenities."
      9.5 "95% thought the building was wonderful."
      10.0 "100% thought the architecture was beautiful."
    • 9.4 "Awesome vibe."
      9.6 "96% said it was a stylish hotel."
      8.8 "88% enjoyed the friendly atmosphere."
      9.9 "99% thought, the hotel was modern."
    • 9.1 "Terrific location."
      10.0 "100% appreciated the closeness to the beach."
    • 8.8 "Great service."
      9.5 "95% found the staff to be very friendly."
    • 8.2 "Pool is good."
    • 6.7 "Average value."
    • 5.8 "Rooms are ok."
    • 4.6 "Not very comfortable."
      1.7 "83% said rooms were small."
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    Overall rating

    9.2 Excellent
    based on 361 reviews
    • 9.5 "Awesome vibe."
      9.7 "97% said it was a stylish hotel."
      8.8 "88% enjoyed the friendly atmosphere."
      9.9 "99% thought, the hotel was modern."
    • 9.5 "Excellent amenities."
      9.6 "96% thought the building was wonderful."
      10.0 "100% thought the architecture was beautiful."
      10.0 "100% said the facilities were very new."
    • 9.5 "Terrific location."
      10.0 "100% appreciated the closeness to the beach."
      10.0 "City centre within easy reach, said 100%."
      7.2 "Great parking, according to 72%."
    • 9.0 "Food is to die for."
      10.0 "Yummy desserts, said 100%."
    • 9.0 "World class service."
      9.4 "94% found the staff to be very friendly."
      8.2 "82% thought the service was very professional."
    • 6.1 "Average value."
    Hotel type
    Solo Hotel
    Guests recommend this hotel for solo travelers.
    Good to know
    "Friendly atmosphere"
    "Stylish hotel"
    "Beautiful architecture"
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