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Franciscan Inn

109 Bath Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    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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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

My husband & I chose to take a few days to create a mini honeymoon, after our wedding in Malibu, instead of heading out right away on a larger honeymoon. We were so happy to find this little gem of a place, the Franciscan Inn. We called to make reservations in advance, & upon arrival, were given the option to... More 

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Vancouver, BC Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

We recently stayed at The Franciscan Inn in Santa Barbara. This is a small family owned & run hotel ideally located 1 block from the beach and half way between Stearn's Wharf and The Harbour. The hotel grounds and gardens are well kept and very clean including the laundry, hot tub and pool. However a couple more tables & chairs... More 

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Pasadena, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Love the Franciscan Inn ! Quaint, comfortable, affordable and very friendly staff. Conveniently located to the beach, the pier, State street and all it's shopping. Great continental breakfast and yummy afternoon cookies. Enjoyed the pool area, where we were able to enjoy happy hour.

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Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

We got into Santa Barbara very early so our room wasn't ready but they let us park for free and we went out exploring and to get lunch. Very short walk to the beach and pier. We walked up State street to get lunch. The staff was very friendly and accommodating. We were very happy to find that had laundry... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

The hotel was convenient to walk to all of downtown but the hotel staff was irritating when they came to our room three times to complain about noise between 8:30 and 9:30pm, well before quiet hours. Breakfast was free and nice.

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Monterey, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Staying in downtown Santa Barbara is never inexpensive. The Franciscan Inn is a nice choice for business or personal travel, reasonably priced, very well located, friendly, professional staff. I recommend this property.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Stayed 2 nights at the Franciscan Inn. It's in a really convenient location on Bath St being very short walk from Amtrak Station, State Street and of course the waterfront. It's a typical motel style place which is clean but nothing too fancy. An onsite coin laundry was most welcome. Strangley the room we stayed in didn't have either a... More 

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Coimbra, Portugal
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

We stayed here for one night on the way to San Francisco to L.A. We paid the same rate than at our previous hotel in Cambria. There is no comparison between Franciscan Inn and the beautiful Sands Pebbles Inn. The good points : free parking, easy access from Highway 1, spacious room, free Hi-fi,close to the beach and a walking... More 

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Arvada, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

I spent two nights at the Franciscan Inn for a business trip to Santa Barbara. Location is very good. Just a couple of blocks away from the beach, Stearns wharf, marina, and many ocean view restaurants. Also just a few blocks away from the highway 101. Although you can walk to the downtown center, you probably want to drive to... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

After spending one night and 24 hours in Santa Barbara at the end of August, I can comfortably recommend the Franciscan Inn as a decent spot in which to decamp for the night. Located one block from the beach and a 15 minute walk to the pier and the main strip of shops, bars and restaurants, the location was near... More 

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Address: 109 Bath Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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Location: United States > California > Santa Barbara
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 53
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Also Known As:
The Franciscan Hotel Santa Barbara
Franciscan Hotel Santa Barbara
The Franciscan Inn
Franciscan Inn Santa Barbara Ca
Hotel Style:
#4 Best Value Hotel in Santa Barbara
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Santa Barbara
#14 Romantic Hotel in Santa Barbara
#18 Family Hotel in Santa Barbara

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