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Franciscan Inn

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109 Bath Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Montreal, Canada
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4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our stay in this Inn was very pleasant. The staff was very helpful and friendly. The room very quaint and the home baked goodies at breakfast were an added bonus. We loved the location off this Inn and would surely stay here again.

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Anchorage, Alaska, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed two nights here in early March. The exterior of the hotel has that typical Santa Barbara Spanish-style charm, and it's a great location- close to the beach, walking distance to downtown, and just a few blocks away from a local neighborhood grocery market. Our King w/ kitchenette room was pleasantly clean and comfortable with nice amenities, and they... More 

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Albany, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We recently stayed for two nights while we were visiting our son. We had a very nice stay. It was a great location and would be really great during the warmer weather. The staff was nice and very helpful. The pool and hot tub were clean and the pool was heated to a nice 82 degrees. The breakfast was a... More 

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California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Many of the hotels in SB are motel-like although called inns. The Franciscan is a remodeled motel type of accommodation. Our room was quite pleasant and comfortable with new furniture, wall prints etc. The hot tub is secluded and also quite nice. The pool is next to the parking lot which is not so pleasant. However, the biggest drawback are... More 

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West LA
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice place with some charm, and a pleasant change from the budget chain options e.g. Best Western. The location is very convenient, with the inn located on a quiet side street within walking distance of the beach, the growing funk zone and the heart of down town. The major downside was the room itself. I had a ground floor queen... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

This hotel is quaint and was relatively clean, but it is like staying at Grandma's house with outdated, stained furniture and a tiny bathroom. We had a queen room on the ground floor with windows that faced out to the parking lot, so we heard every car pull up, every door shut, and the walls in the hotel were paper... More 

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Worcestershire, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

We are a family of five and stayed here in September 2014. We had the most amazing suite (we only asked for a room). Two bedrooms, large bathroom, seating are! The most amazing comfortably beds! Easy walking distance to the beach, lovely breakfast and very friendly staff. We only stayed one night, but wish we could have stayed longer.

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San Jose, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Super cute & very clean inn. Walking distance to beach & close to state street shopping & dining. Nice little breakfast in morning & really friendly staff... Pool area is cute but did not get to use it this trip...I would stay here again on our next trip to Santa Barbara....

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Dublin, Ireland
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62 reviews 62 reviews
3 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Stayed here for one night in a lovely suite with family. helpful front desk staff who provided info on restaurants nearby. Afternoon refreshments served in lobby, tea, coffee and cookies which is a nice addition! The breakfast is a limited buffet type that is however served by a member of staff1 The location is very convenient to the beach and... More 

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Sherman Oaks
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21 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Stayed at the Franciscan Inn over the New Year's holiday, because my house was full of guests. I chose it because of its close proximity to the beach and the reasonable price. I live in Santa Barbara and had walked by many times and it looks inviting. The only type of room left when I booked was a suite and... More 

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