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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
    4.5 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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Santa Barbara, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

Have stayed here the past three years for the 4th of July fireworks show. Very convenient Half block to the beach. Little over priced for the size of the room. Every thing else was perfect. Very friendly staff, clean room and nice Samsung tv for viewing. Would and have recommended to friends.

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Vacaville, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Just off the beach,a short walk to the train station and State street ,you can not beat the location. The staff is friendly,the breakfast is fine and the pool is a plus. The prices vary little but are fair for the location. They have several room options,kitchens etc. Several good places to eat within walking distance,our favorite is Brophy Brothers... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This hotel was in a good location, free convenient parking. The cookies,free hot drinks and water are all nice perks. The room was in need of modernisation. Our bed only had square pillows which were quite uncomfortable. The main let down was that the carpet turned my feet black. The upholstered chairs in the room were so grubby I didn't... More 

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Los Angeles
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Everything is within walking distance from the hotel. The hotel is quiet, nice, very clean, and people & staff are very friendly. Will definitely be going back to the hotel on my next stay in Santa Barbara.

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When we are in Santa Barbara, we always stay at the Franciscan Inn. It's comfortable, close to the beach, affordable, and the people there are always very nice and helpful. We consider them our home away from home. There is a small pool; the rooms are well appointed and clean; and in the living room guests often gather in the... More 

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Los Angeles
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As I was checking out Friday morning I told the clerk the Franciscan Inn has become my 'go-to' hotel in Santa Barbara. I've never been disappointed. The room I select is on the small size, but I travel alone, so this isn't an issue. The bed is very comfortable. The room is quiet. The bathroom sparkling clean. The room is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

Although this is quite a small Inn it has a very homely feel and is very cosy. Very quick check in. Rooms have iron, ironing board and hairdryer, tea and coffee making facilities. Breakfast is adequate and served in the small reception area, not enough seating if alot of people are staying unfortunately, but very nice all the same. Would... More 

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Santa Cruz, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

We had a lovely stay at the Franciscan Hotel. The room was clean, spacious, and well appointed. The bed was very comfortable. The breakfast was fine, except for the coffee, which none of us liked very much.

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Metro Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Friendly, accommodating staff; comfortable rooms; varying continental breakfast; cookies in the afternoon! Location is great - 1 block from the West Beach area with the Marina and the Yacht Club, easy walk to State Street.

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Santa Maria, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

This property is very nice. Remember that it's an Inn not a luxury hotel. It's quaint, nicely decorated and very clean. Rooms are a bit small, but over all perfect for an Inn. The hotel lobby has a very nice continental breakfast every morning from 7 to 10. Coffee needs some help, but okay for free. They also have warm... More 

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