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The Wayfarer

3.5-star3.5 stars
12 E Montecito Street, Santa Barbara, CA, 93101, United States of America

3.5-star hotel with outdoor pool, near Stearns Wharf
  • Free continental breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking
  • Collect nightsYou can collect™ Rewards nights here
Awesome vibe
Great location
Great amenities
Fairly good value for money

The Wayfarer

from A$241
  • Room, Multiple Beds (Private)
  • Room, Multiple Beds (Private)
  • Room, Men only (Dormitory)
  • Room, Women only (Dormitory)

What’s around The Wayfarer


  • In The Funk Zone
  • Presidio Santa Barbara - 15 min walk
  • Santa Barbara Museum of Art - 17 min walk
  • Santa Barbara County Courthouse - 20 min walk
  • Santa Barbara Zoo - 36 min walk
  • Stearns Wharf - 10 min walk
  • Santa Barbara City College - 15 min walk
  • Santa Barbara Bowl - 38 min walk

Getting around

  • Santa Barbara, CA (SBA-Santa Barbara Municipal) - 12 min drive
  • Santa Ynez, CA (SQA) - 37 min drive
  • Santa Barbara Station - 3 min walk
  • Carpinteria Station - 12 min drive
  • Goleta Station - 13 min drive
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)

About The Wayfarer

The Wayfarer offers a great location, putting you within a 15-minute walk of Stearns Wharf and Santa Barbara City College. Guests can take a dip in the outdoor pool, and free perks include WiFi, self parking, and continental breakfast daily between 7:00 AM and 10:00 AM. Rooms offer up nice touches like premium bedding and designer toiletries. Fellow travelers say good things about the overall property condition and central location.

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 31 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 2 floors


  • 24-hour check-in
  • Check-out time is noon

Required at check-in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Free self parking


  • Area shuttle *

Payment types at the property

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Free continental breakfast daily
Things to do
  • Outdoor pool
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Lift
Languages Spoken
  • English

In the room

Sleep well
  • Premium bedding
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer (on request)
Be entertained
  • 42-inch flat-screen TV
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
  • In-room safe

The Wayfarer’s small print

Also known as

  • Wayfarer Hostel Santa Barbara
  • Wayfarer Hostel
  • Wayfarer Santa Barbara
  • Wayfarer Hotel Santa Barbara
  • Wayfarer Hotel
  • The Wayfarer Hotel
  • The Wayfarer Santa Barbara
  • The Wayfarer Hotel Santa Barbara

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check-in or check-out:

  • Resort fee: USD 20

Optional extras

Area shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

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Recent reviews

Fabulous 8.6 From 142 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
Great location, clean and comfortable. That says it all.
Frank, us1 night trip
Fair 4.0
Got to hotel a little late in the evening. Sometime after 8pm. No one at front desk just a sign saying helping another quest please wait. Had to wait to 20 minutes for someone to show at desk. But this person walked in thru side door with her boyfriend it seemed and had just been smoking on back of building. Not helping another Guest.
robert, us1 night business trip
Very good 8.0
Perfect B&B alternative
Good location reasonable if you stay at shared room (about $60/night) You need to find a front desk person as they are usually away, perfect for B&B alternative for short stay
Yuki, us1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Best choice
What a welcoming choice....personelle was professional and warm, personal. Accomodation was clean and quality. I highly recommend.
Janel, us1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Gem in Santa Barbara
Fun place they make the most of space in rooms. But pool is great and the Funktown neighborhood and proximity to the beach is great.
Kennneth, us1 night trip

The Wayfarer

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