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Franciscan Inn

109 Bath Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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Ranked #17 of 61 hotels in Santa Barbara
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 5 days ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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las vegas
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225 reviews 225 reviews
43 hotel reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This was our second visit in almost a year and it was every bit as good as our first. The double queen on the first floor was clean and comfortable. The staff from housekeeping to Dan at the front desk and Carol hosting breakfast were very good. The housekeeping staff was specially important as my wife was injured mid-way through... More

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Rochester Hills, Michigan
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5 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Staff was most gracious and helpful. Fridge didn't work upon check-in and was immediately replaced. No other issues. Stayed 5 nites. Room looked as though just remodeled, very nice. 2nd floor, on the small side but perfect for 2 given the length of our stay. Be aware this has exterior entrances in a U shape surrounding the parking lot. Though... More

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Fullerton, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great place to stay if you prefer a hotel that isn't a "cookie-cutter" hotel. The rooms in the older section of the grounds are all different, some having kitchenettes, some having a mini-suite, and some just single rooms. You will need to be specific in what type of accommodations you want when you book. The grounds are... More

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New Orleans
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed in Santa Barbara for one day during our drive up the central coast. We stayed at the Franciscan Inn and loved everything about it. At the check in the gentleman who took care of us was happy to give us plenty of suggestions for things to do and see while in town for a night and the next... More

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Atlanta, GA
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6 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great find for a great place to stay close to the beach and not far from State Street. Very nice rooms, clean, comfortable bed, great location, friendly staff, very nice breakfast. So nice to be able to park right outside your room!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very cute, clean hotel.. Good location.. Walking distance to the beach, harbour, shopping.. Friendly staff.. They take it seriously, what they are doing.. You can park your car infront of your room... It's so cosy, you almost feel at home..

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed overnight in Standard suite - newly renovated with AC. Clean and nicely decorated. Living room has pull out sofa bed and kitchenette fully stock with utensils, pots, pan & plates. On-site coin operated washing machine makes extended stay perfect. Service was excellent. Cost very reasonable for the area - 1 block from beach and walking distance from shops and... More

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Santa Monica, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed over a Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday night and the room with a King bed was about $620 out the door. It was big enough for two and it was clean and quiet except for when our neighbor next door decided to slam the door at 6:30 in the morning. That's not the Inn's fault though. The Inn is... More

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32 hotel reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were welcomed by the friendly staff and started to feel almost like at home. The Franciscan Inn is in a quiet location.The rooms were very clean and tidy, the kitchen in our suite as well. You can enjoy free wifi, a good sized pool and a "private" breakfast in the morning. A variety of bagels, muffins, oat meal and... More

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United States
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116 reviews 116 reviews
10 hotel reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The lady in the front office was very friendly and welcoming. She gave us a map and circled directions to places we were interested in. Look at your map -it has some discounts in there. There is free parking in the motel's courtyard. There is also a pool. Our room had a queen bed but seemed like a very small... More

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Address: 109 Bath Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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Location: United States > California > Santa Barbara
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Convenient location, casual comfort and caring staff make this cozy inn the quintessential hub of your Santa Barbara visit. Continental breakfast, pool, spa, afternoon cookies, Wi-Fi and more awaits you. ... more   less 
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