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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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West LA
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 of 5 stars NEW

Nice place with some charm, and a pleasant change from the budget chain options e.g. Best Western. The location is very convenient, with the inn located on a quiet side street within walking distance of the beach, the growing funk zone and the heart of down town. The major downside was the room itself. I had a ground floor queen... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel is quaint and was relatively clean, but it is like staying at Grandma's house with outdated, stained furniture and a tiny bathroom. We had a queen room on the ground floor with windows that faced out to the parking lot, so we heard every car pull up, every door shut, and the walls in the hotel were paper... More 

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Worcestershire, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We are a family of five and stayed here in September 2014. We had the most amazing suite (we only asked for a room). Two bedrooms, large bathroom, seating are! The most amazing comfortably beds! Easy walking distance to the beach, lovely breakfast and very friendly staff. We only stayed one night, but wish we could have stayed longer.

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San Jose, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Super cute & very clean inn. Walking distance to beach & close to state street shopping & dining. Nice little breakfast in morning & really friendly staff... Pool area is cute but did not get to use it this trip...I would stay here again on our next trip to Santa Barbara....

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Dublin, Ireland
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62 reviews 62 reviews
3 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

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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20 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

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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28 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

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
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

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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Top Contributor
83 reviews 83 reviews
23 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

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
18 reviews 18 reviews
5 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

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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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:
#4 Best Value Hotel in Santa Barbara
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Santa Barbara
#13 Romantic Hotel in Santa Barbara
#18 Family Hotel in Santa Barbara

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