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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
  • Collect nightsYou can collect™ Rewards nights here
Awesome vibe
Great location
Great amenities
Fairly good value for money

The Wayfarer

from £153
  • Room, Multiple Beds, Private Bathroom (Private)
  • Room, Multiple Beds, Private Bathroom (Private)
  • Shared Dormitory, 1 Single Bed (Men Only)
  • Shared Dormitory, 1 Single Bed (Women Only)

What’s around The Wayfarer


  • In The Funk Zone
  • Stearns Wharf - 10-minute walk
  • Santa Barbara City College - 15-minute walk
  • Santa Barbara Zoo - 36-minute walk
  • Santa Barbara Bowl - 38-minute walk
  • Moreton Bay Fig Tree - 3-minute walk
  • Reagan Ranch Center - 3-minute walk
  • MOXI, The Wolf Museum of Exploration + Innovation - 3-minute walk

Getting around

  • Santa Barbara, CA (SBA-Santa Barbara Municipal) 12-min drive
  • Santa Ynez, CA (SQA) 37-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


  • Check-in time 3:00 PM-6:00 AM
  • Check-out time is noon
An adult aged 18 or older must assume all liability for the booking.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • No cots (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms

WiFi rated fast

  • Great for browsing, email, gaming and videochat



  • 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
  • Pool sunloungers
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Lift
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible public bathroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible van parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible pool
  • Wheelchair-accessible on-site restaurant
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge
Languages Spoken
  • English

In the room

Sleep well
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • 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
  • Phone
  • 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


Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

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.

Recent reviews

Fabulous 8.6 From 302 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, gb1 night 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, gb1 night romance trip
Very good 8.0
Recommended if you can find a good deal!
Overall, this fit exactly the needs of what we're looking for. Close to the beach, close to restaurants (we didn't have a car so we walked everywhere), and a pool. The room was a lot smaller than expected, but we were only there for a few days and was barely in the room, so it wasn't a big deal.
Michele, us3 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
We’ll be back
Loved the room and location! Room was small but your really only there to sleep or lounge. Room opened to pool side with lounge chairs for 2 in our patio. Continental breakfast was so nice! Great experience and definitely will be back.
Michelle, us1 night trip

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