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1 room, 2 adults

The Wayfarer

3.5-star3.5 stars
12 E Montecito Street, Santa Barbara, CA, 93101, United States of America

3.5-star hotel with outdoor pool, near Stearns Wharf
  • Free continental breakfast, free WiFi and free parking
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From 448 reviews. TripAdvisor Traveller Rating.

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

  • Lovely feel and friendly staff. Rooms a little on the small side but good design makes up…Aug 11, 2019
  • The hotel was quite modern and stylish in appearance. We had a room opening onto the…Jul 31, 2019

The Wayfarer

from £141
  • Room, Multiple Beds (Private)
  • Room, Multiple Beds (Private)
  • Room, Men only (Dormitory)
  • Room, Women only (Dormitory)

What’s around The Wayfarer


  • In The Funk Zone
  • Presidio Santa Barbara (15-minute walk)
  • Santa Barbara Museum of Art (17-minute walk)
  • Santa Barbara County Courthouse (20-minute walk)
  • Santa Barbara Zoo (36-minute walk)
  • Stearns Wharf (10-minute walk)
  • Santa Barbara City College (15-minute walk)
  • Santa Barbara Bowl (38-minute walk)

Getting around

  • Santa Barbara, CA (SBA-Santa Barbara Municipal) 12-min drive
  • Santa Ynez, CA (SQA) 47-min drive
  • Santa Barbara Station 3-min walk
  • Carpinteria Station 12-min drive
  • Goleta Station 13-min drive
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 31 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 2 floors


  • 24-hour check-in
  • Check-out time is noon

Required at check-in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Free self parking


  • Area shuttle *

Payment types at the property

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Free continental breakfast daily
Things to do
  • Outdoor pool
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Lift
Languages Spoken
  • English

In the room

Sleep well
  • Premium bedding
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer (on request)
Be entertained
  • 42-inch flat-screen TV
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
  • In-room safe

The Wayfarer’s small print

Also known as

  • Wayfarer Hostel Santa Barbara
  • Wayfarer Santa Barbara
  • The Wayfarer Hotel
  • The Wayfarer Santa Barbara
  • The Wayfarer Hotel Santa Barbara
  • The Wayfarer Hotel
  • The Wayfarer Santa Barbara
  • The Wayfarer Hotel Santa Barbara

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check-in or check-out:

  • Resort fee: USD 20

Optional extras

Area shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

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Recent reviews

Fabulous 8.6 From 282 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
Great location, clean modern, great vibe with really kind and helpful staff.
John, gb2 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
the only place you should stay in Santa Barbara!
Such a fantastic place to say. Quirky hotel with swimming pool, laundry facilities and a stunning, huge kitchen. Breakfast was great. Free bikes you can hire. Perfect location within walking distance to shops and pier. Service was top quality and host was very attentive. Such good value for the quality of my stay.
Bethany, gbOther trip
Exceptional 10.0
A central location and a casual vibe.
Ideally located a short walk to the pier and the shopping and eating hub. The hotel is small but has everything you need. It is not a luxury hotel but you wouldn’t expect that from the price. No pretty views outside however the area you are in is so central to everything it didn’t matter. It has plenty of parking, the reception staff are excellent and it has a communal kitchen for you to use so always free tea, coffee and water. Cooking facilities if you want them. A concept I hadn’t seen before but liked. A good selection of bagels, toast, fruit and cereal etc for breakfast which is included. You prepare this yourself in the kitchen and can either eat there or take back to your room. The hotel has a very casual and friendly vibe, we loved it.
Julieann, gbRomance trip
Very good 8.0
Great hotel/'hostel', but only OK location.
Stayed for 2 nights. The 'hostel' was very comfy and the bed/pillows were amazing. This is what you'd expect from a boutique hotel just with less amenities/services. The surrounding are is a bit odd, as was downtown Santa Barbara. Doesn't fill you with confidence for your safety when walking around at night. There are some nice places to eat/drink in the funk zone though. The wayfarer is great, but would probably look to stay in a different area if we returned.
Samuel, gb2 night romance trip
Fair 4.0
Got to hotel a little late in the evening. Sometime after 8pm. No one at front desk just a sign saying helping another quest please wait. Had to wait to 20 minutes for someone to show at desk. But this person walked in thru side door with her boyfriend it seemed and had just been smoking on back of building. Not helping another Guest.
robert, us1 night business trip

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