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Franciscan Inn

109 Bath Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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Franciscan Inn
Ranked #15 of 59 hotels in Santa Barbara
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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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San Jose, CA
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38 reviews 38 reviews
19 hotel reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

My wife and I were on a road trip down the California coast to San Diego and decided to stay one night in Santa Barbara. We chose the Franciscan Inn based on the other reviews in TripAdvisor. Let me first say that everything about our stay here was great.The Franciscan Inn is located about 1 block from the beach and... More

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Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
10 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I cannot say enough positive things about this family run property. All of the employees treated us like family and catered to our every need. We enjoyed room 111 which is a king bed remodeled unit, very charmingly decorated in a seaside motif. The room rate included continental breakfast and afternoon cookies. Hearing the doves coo from trees on the... More

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Dallas, Texas
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As a former travel agent, I stumbled upon the Inn over 20 years ago and rarely stay any other place. Located in a desirable location on a tree-lined residential street, all amenities are close by, i.e., the beach, Stearn's Wharf, Amtrak, restaurants, trolley tours, market. Their continental breakfast (and afternoon Reception) is more than adequate, considering this is NOT a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Needed a place for a Saturday night. This Inn was very reasonably priced, in a great location close to the beach, and with very polite and helpful staff at the front desk. Do not expect over the top Californian type "customer service", with beach blonde fake smiles; each staff member I dealt with was very courteous, and everyone at the... More

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Palm Beach, Australia
15 reviews 15 reviews
11 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

This is a well priced, great location just a short walk from the wharf, marina and the State Street shopping precinct. The hotel is quaint, the rooms very clean, comfortable and well appointed. Reception staff were very welcoming and helpful and the lobby has a peaceful ambience with the fireplace and tea/coffee available.

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Santa Clarita, California, United States
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55 reviews 55 reviews
6 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

The inn is located within walking distance to the beach and the harbor. This small clean inn has free parking breakfast and great staff I have stayed here multiple times over the last 35 years. Avoid rooms by the trash collection area to much noise. They do have some rooms that can hold a family they do have a pool

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Bakersfield, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

A dear friend and I always choose the Franciscan Inn when we go to Santa Barbara for medical appointments, business, and leisure. The location is perfect (a block or so from the wharf) and the staff is amazingly helpful and accommodating. The best feature of this quaint, convenient, clean, quiet inn is the small, charming atmosphere. We have stayed in... More

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Upland, CA
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

We stayed at the Franciscan Inn last weekend for the first time and it was delightful. It is a family owned business and they do a wonderful job keeping the grounds very clean. It is a quaint place and quite charming indeed! The beds are very comfortable and room service was perfection plus. The staff is very accommodating and friendly.... More

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Beaumont, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014 via mobile

20 years ago my wife and I visited Santa Barbara for the first time and stayed at the Franciscan Inn. We fell in love with it then. The experience has gotten better and better each time we return. We are coming back for Valentine's day. Auntie Carol is the most delightful addition to our experience coming back to Santa Barbara... More

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New York City, New York
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35 reviews 35 reviews
10 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

Good location in Santa Barbara and one of the more affordable options. Accommodated our late check in and were very friendly at the continental breakfast offered in the lobby in the morning. Would definitely stay here again and would recommend to others looking to stay in the area.

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Additional Information about Franciscan Inn

Also Known As:
The Franciscan Hotel Santa Barbara
Franciscan Hotel Santa Barbara
The Franciscan Hotel
The Franciscan Inn
Franciscan Inn Santa Barbara Ca
Address: 109 Bath Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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Location: United States > California > Santa Barbara
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Santa Barbara
#15 Romantic Hotel in Santa Barbara
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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