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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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Dublin, Ireland
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60 reviews 60 reviews
3 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Los Angeles, California
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55 reviews 55 reviews
28 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

stayed here with a few friends. I was very pleasantly surprised. The location is great, right by the water, just a short walk. Hotel grounds are clean, good parking and look like typical Santa Barbara. This was nice to see. The hotel rooms are clean, private, cozy and inviting. Bed was very comfortable. The morning breakfast they have in their... More 

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Clayton, California
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wanted to getaway for a few days and this was the perfect place. Located just a few blocks from the beach and walking distance to Stearns Wharf, the Trolly, and State Street. From first call the staff was very friendly, helpful and knowledgeable, suggesting some "local" restaurants and places to see, not just the standard tourist spots. The Inn itself... More 

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22 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

PROS This is a nice, motel-like place. Very nice staff. Free warm cookies and fruit at the end of the day. Great location, only a couple quiet blocks to the beach. The neighborhood seems very safe and quiet. Rooms are comfortable and the linens on the bed are very clean--fresh duvet covers for each guest. Nice, WARM pool and small... More 

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Annandale, Virginia
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5 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Centrally located for the harbor and wharf areas. Nice staff with helpful advice. Good breakfast and afternoon cookies. Fruit basket out all the time. We stayed in a standard suite with a queen pull out. Traveling with two teens - plenty of room. Nice small kitchenette and dining table.

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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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8 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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5 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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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:
#3 Best Value Hotel in Santa Barbara
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Santa Barbara
#13 Romantic Hotel in Santa Barbara
#20 Family Hotel in Santa Barbara

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