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Franciscan Inn

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109 Bath Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Pros: Fantastic location. You are in easy walking distance of the beach and the main part of town. You can also easily walk to the trolley if you would like. You are far enough away from the beach (2 blocks) that there isn't a lot of noise. Inn feel: Fresh baked cookies. Breakfast. Warm environment. Clean rooms with a kitchenette... More 

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Castro Valley, California, United States
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9 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Imagine being one block from the harbor, beach, and the Esplanade (Cabrillo Blvd) in beautiful Santa Barbara, near Stearns Wharf and numerous good restaurants. Imagine having a nice, private affordable place where the staff are gracious and helpful. Where they have a nice hot tub and pool and wonderful apples and snacks. That has been my experience at the Franciscan... More 

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Louisville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We did not have a car, but this location worked out well. Once you walk down to the water you can catch a waterfront trolley for 50 cents down to the pier and catch another trolley that will take you up State St. to all the shopping, the art museum, and the courthouse. Uber also works really well there to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

We had a great time in Santa Barbara and we owe a great deal of that experience to Franciscan Inn. We arrived not knowing what to expect and Eric made suggestions as to what we can see in town. Eric also made brilliant recommendations for us to eat at Enterprise and Endless Summer and offered us coupons for these restaurants.... More 

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Flintshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016 via mobile

We stayed at this hotel as part of a route 1 trip. We were originally at the Pepper Tree which was unfortunately not suitable for us with a toddler so we relocated and we were so glad we did - we stayed in a suite which had a separate kitchenette/living area, it was beautifully furnished and decorated and the staff... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

I stayed here in beautiful Santa Barbara, CA on 12/18/15 for one night, while on a road trip throughout California. The hotel is clean and well maintained. I did not have advance reservations, but they had plenty of vacancies as this was near Christmas and the hotel was not even half full, according to the receptionist. We were warmly greeted.... More 

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

Looking to get away with the family for a few days to unwind. Wanted two rooms and with a kitchenette for a reasonable price. There were a few good options, but I chose this because it also offered air conditioning. We could not have been happier. The staff is super friendly. My kids loved the cookies at 3pm. The rooms... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

Warm welcome. We were early, but they made sure our room could be made available sooner so that we could let our luggage in and start our visit. Nice room, comfortable bed, quiet area, close to the beach. Nice breakfast room with everything needed.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

We booked a "suite" so that we would have the frig & microwave along with kitchenette type of setup with dishes and a small cooktop. We never used the cooktop but were grateful for the dishes. The hotel is adorable and the staff are very helpful - but we were hit with that old musty smell upon entering our room.... More 

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Huntington Beach, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

We had an unusual situation when we visited...sections of the 5 freeway were closed down, so travelers were taking the 101 instead. The increase in traffic on the 101 basically caused almost a stand still on the freeway. So by the time we got to the hotel, we were extremely frustrated, as was every other traveler. The front desk staff... More 

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