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Franciscan Inn
Ranked #13 of 52 Hotels in Santa Barbara
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed August 18, 2012

Everything old in room. Internet didn't work at all. We were told that renovation was supposed to be finished, but hadn't started yet. There was a card saying we would get 10% off our rate, but when we inquired they said it was already in our rate. Really?? There was a small pool and a hot tub, but weren't in the same location. You needed to walk through the grounds to get from one to another. A woman served you pastries for breakfastand we felt guilty asking for a second.

Stayed: August 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 28, 2012

My husband and I were traveling down the CA coast and decided to make a stop in Santa Barbara for the night. We found this wonderful gem in a book that I had purchased, and I am SUPER glad we did!! It is in a fantastic location close to beaches, the pier, and the marina. We were only in Santa Barbara for one night, but I would have stayed much longer at this great hideaway. The staff were among the friendliest people I have ever met, and the woman who served breakfast in the morning was so sweet! The room was perfect and even had a little kitchen complete with a stove, microwave, and refrigerator. I am in love with this place and will for sure be back in the very near future!!

Room Tip: Ask for a room that is facing the courtyard!! :)
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  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank JJK1228
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Reviewed July 26, 2012

We found this hotel quite by accident when researching reasonably-priced hotels to kick off our California Coastal tour. There were 3 of us travelling and they provided us a clean, comfortable room with a second bedroom, an added treat.

The hotel is covered in beautiful vines, the lobby is beautiful and the included breakfast was plentiful and served by a sweet and knowledgeable lady named "Aunt Carol". There is a beautiful courtyard by the hot tub and is great for relaxing or photos.

This will be the first of many times we will stay at Franciscan Inn whenever we're in Santa Barbara.
Thanks, Franciscan Inn!

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with family
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2  Thank JimJoannDiamondBarCA
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Reviewed July 4, 2012

We stayed there for 2 nights in late June on vacation and loved this hotel. The bed was very comfortable, there was air conditioning, and a nice TV with cable. The hot tub was great too. It is in a very nice area and a short walk to the pier and State Street. There was plenty of parking available when we were there. We would definitely stay there again.

Stayed: June 2012, traveled as a couple
1  Thank April C
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Reviewed July 3, 2012

Great location – just a block to the beach and 2 blocks to State St. Started each morning with a long bike ride or rollerblade, so location was perfect for me. It has a nice pool (not too fancy, but cute), hot tub, and free continental breakfast in the morning. Staff is very friendly. We were in a standard suite, which was perfect for 3 people – Queen in the bedroom, sofa bed in living room, little kitchenette and table. Would definitely stay here again.

Stayed: June 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed June 23, 2012

The location was okay but it still was a hike to the beach & wharf, and with all the parking availability, if you already have a car it isn't a big perk. It's overpriced for the age and size and the needing different codes for each wi fi device is just weird, but it did work well. Breakfast was as you would expect for a continental breakfast -- the cheese was outstanding tho. We thought the server was a non-issue.

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed June 7, 2012

We stayed here 25 years ago and came back for another stay. They obviously have remodeled since our original visit as the property was in excellent shape. I like parking next to the room so tha I have access to my car. The standard rooms are small as is the bathroom but I expected I already knew that. Nothing fancy but everything you need. It has a nice pool and the lobby has hot cookies and coffee. The light breakfast was served by a very nice local lady who was very helpful and friendly. The location cant be beat. It is close to the beach and to downtown. There is a tourist hop on and off bus that is close by. The area is safe and quiet and of course Santa Barbara is a magical and special place.

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Franciscan Inn

Address: 109 Bath St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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Location: United States > California > Santa Barbara
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#6 On the Beach Hotel in Santa Barbara
#12 Romantic Hotel in Santa Barbara
#12 Family Hotel in Santa Barbara
#18 Business Hotel in Santa Barbara
Price Range: $133 - $263 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Franciscan Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 53
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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