The Wayfarer

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

Cheapest
rate per night

8.6

Excellent
based on 556 reviews
The Wayfarer - Santa Barbara, CA, United States
02.12 Wed
-
03.12 Thu
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Booking.com ₪511
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Good to know

Value for money

7.7

Distance to city center

1.1 km

Location rating

9.2

Nearest Airport

Santa Barbara

Distance to airport

13.7 km

Rooms

02.12 Wed
03.12 Thu

Queen Rooms

₪511+

Bed type
Provider
Total stay + taxes & fees
Unknown
₪511
Unknown
₪527
Unknown
₪527
Unknown
₪566
Unknown
₪566
Unknown
₪862
Queen bed
₪1,189
Unknown
₪1,526

Standard Rooms

₪750+

Bed type
Provider
Total stay + taxes & fees
Unknown
₪750

Double Rooms

₪868+

Bed type
Provider
Total stay + taxes & fees
Queen bed
₪868
Queen bed
₪981

Deluxe Rooms

₪602+

Bed type
Provider
Total stay + taxes & fees
Unknown
₪602
Unknown
₪602
Unknown
₪639
Unknown
₪663
Unknown
₪829

Reviews

Pros

Cons

Traveler rating

249
52
26
8
2

Time of year

Traveler type

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  • Good
    Aug 2020
    6.2

    light switch didnt work nor did the bathroom fan

  • Excellent
    Jun 2020
    10.0

    Obviously there are changes due to COVID, but it was an great stay!!

  • Excellent
    Dec 2018
    10.0

    Great value and location in the Funk Zone

    Hip and fun; great location

    The water tastes weird; the perfect view of the freeway

  • Excellent
    May 2017
    10.0

    Expensive for hostel

    But it had amazingly comfortable beds. The decor was fancy, the bathrooms were very modern - I see why it was a little more pricey than average hostels. Had a tv in the room, and with decent channels! Location is prime. Had nightly activities but the night I was there, it was cancelled because not enough people wanted to do it.

    The price

  • Excellent
    Jun 2016
    9.1

    Excellent Location

    Rooms are not huge but comfortable, new and clean. Staff was very helpful and polite. The proximity to everything--wine tasting, breweries, restaurants, the beach and all the shops on State St could not be better. Also close to the train station.

    no complaints at all.

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About

Overview

The Wayfarer is a unique hotel in downtown Santa Barbara, CA. Described with the “social traveler in mind,” it is decorated in a lighthearted style and features a blend of comfortable and private guest rooms along with dorm-style hostel rooms for the more budget-centered traveler. The hybrid hotel is in the heart of the city and less than 1,000 feet from the local Amtrak Train Station. It is part of the city’s Funk Zone and is walking distance to Antioch College, West Beach and the area’s theaters and great eateries. The hotel is also less than ten miles from the Santa Barbara Airport.

Though it is designed for the budget-conscious travelers, it is not a bare bones hotel. Visitors can enjoy the use of the outdoor pool, the free daily breakfast, the game room, the onsite laundry facilities, the community kitchen, bike rentals, and more. The property also features free WiFi throughout, and parking for guests is available for an additional fee.

The 27 private rooms all feature 42” LCD TVs, luxury linens, private baths, and use of the concierge, storage lockers, and business services. The shared dormitories are gender specific and visitors can book their individual beds. All of the dorms have private lockers and premium entertainment systems with TVs, work areas, and premium linens. Single or group reservations are accepted.

Just steps from some of the most interesting destinations and appealing galleries, beaches, restaurants, and activities, the Wayfarer is a unique property for those who like affordable travel in stylish and amenities-rich locations.

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Features

Free parking
Free airport shuttle
Free Wi-Fi
Pool
Pet friendly
Air Conditioning

8.6 Excellent

based on 556 reviews

9.1

Cleanliness

8.8

Comfort

8.9

Staff

7.7

Value for money

Check in

15:00

Check out

12:00

Cancellation/prepayment

Policies vary by room type and provider.

Amenities

No smoking
Cooking classes
Free Wi-Fi
Wi-Fi available in all areas
Internet
Terrace/Patio
Daily housekeeping
Increased accessibility
Fax/photocopying
Lockers
Linens
Concierge service
Towels
Safety deposit box
Cable or satellite TV
Telephone
Carpeted
Laundry facilities
Elevator
Air-conditioned
Flat-screen TV
Newspapers
Hiking
Toilet
Shared bathroom
Safe
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge/TV area
Heating
Shower
24-hour check-in
Complimentary breakfast
Pets not allowed
Free parking
Bicycle rental
Table tennis
Board games/puzzles
Game room
Desk
Private bathroom
Outdoor pool
Wardrobe or closet
24hr front desk
Evening entertainment
Storage available
Private parking

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Bedroom (4)
Bar (1)
Pool (2)

Location

Most Popular Landmarks

  • West Beach 0.5 km
  • Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara 0.8 km
  • Stearns Wharf 0.9 km
  • Presidio of Santa Barbara 1 km
  • Santa Barbara Maritime Museum 1.2 km
  • Santa Barbara County Courthouse 1.3 km

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