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Franciscan Inn

109 Bath Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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Ranked #15 of 61 Hotels in Santa Barbara
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
Hampshire300 Fareham, United Kingdom
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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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Fareham, United Kingdom
20 reviews 20 reviews
15 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely Inn where we stayed one night. Was expensive at £250 however this may be normal for the area. Close to the beach, clean room, continental breakfast served by very sweet lady, on site parking handy.

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Riverside, CA
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Spent the weekend here over Labor Day. Great Location -Just a block off the beach and a few blocks from the hustle and bustle of downtown State st. Only thing lacking was a little outdoor seating area....

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Toledo, Ohio
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46 reviews 46 reviews
9 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

About 2 blocks from the Santa Barbara beach area, located on a quiet street. Comfortable beds and clean rooms. The breakfast left something to be desired, but it was better than nothing. Hotel staff was very friendly and helpful.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just returned from a 4-night stay at the Franciscan Inn over Labor Day weekend. The location is great - only a couple blocks from the harbor, but seems even closer when you make the walk. This is also a very quiet neighborhood. For anyone concerned about noise, I can assure you we experienced no noise issues with the place full... More

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Arlington, VA
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Oh those Franciscan Inn afternoon choc chip or oatmeal cookies with hot beverages or iced water in the lobby - so blissful after a dunk in the pool (8ft deep). But it's the entire package here at the Franciscan Inn that makes it worth the price. Stayed at the pricey Eagle and Harbor House across the street and I did... More

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las vegas
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232 reviews 232 reviews
44 hotel reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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62 reviews 62 reviews
5 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 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 August 17, 2014

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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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 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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Address: 109 Bath Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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Location: United States > California > Santa Barbara
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