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Franciscan Inn
Ranked #14 of 52 Hotels in Santa Barbara
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 3 August 2013

My wife and I stayed here in January while I was checking out a PhD program at UCSB. We had one of the suites, complete with kitchenette. It was very clean, comfortable, and nicely decorated. The bed was extremely comfortable and the shower had great water pressure. We arrived late after visiting some family near LA, but the office staff was very accommodating and helped us get settled. Each morning, there was a full-service continental breakfast in the lobby. It was a short walk to the oceanfront and there were a number of bars and restaurants nearby. It was a slightly longer walk (just over a mile) to a really good sushi restaurant (Sushi Teri). My wife used the hot tub while I was in meetings and enjoyed it thoroughly. The program I was visiting picked up the tab, so I can't speak to the value of the room, but I will definitely recommend it to friends and family when they come for a visit.

  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled on business
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Reviewed 2 August 2013 via mobile

We stayed in the Hotel for one night on our way from cambria to LA on the Fiesta Festival and the Hotel was great! Good location, nice and clean room very good service in the front desk everything was fun!! Nice choice!!

  • Stayed: July 2013
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Reviewed 29 July 2013

I stayed here in July. We had the room right next door to the pool and ice machine. Our room did not have smelly carpets. It was perfect. I have no complaints in any way about this Inn.
A little bit of info you are 3 blocks (10min) from the nearest convinience (beer and wine) store.
1 block from the beach.
It is set in a quite bit of town.
As other reviews have mentioned Cookies, you can smell them on the way in, you can smell them as they bake mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.
I could not fault the place.

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  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 28 July 2013 via mobile

Very sweet little place that we stumbled upon randomly when driving down the big sur. in a good location near the beach but the best thing was the reception staff who were really friendly, helpful and sweet. They also make the best cookies ever for a 4pm tea treat. A little over priced personally but worth it for a stop over.

  • Stayed: August 2012
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Reviewed 21 July 2013

We stayed for 3 nights to enjoy the beach and local restaurants. We found the Inn to be very comfortable and quaint. The staff really cares and demonstrates this by doing the little extra. For example, we needed a taxi to visit the Lotus Land Garden and they were willing to arrange it for us. Also, they brought us bags of ice when we only asked for the bags. The breakfast is acceptable, but we found the croissant to be stale and they had no cereal or milk. The bagels were fantastic (proper boiled NY style), but one day there were no bagels. There was oatmeal, but only the kind for adding hot water. So, the average breakfast is the only reason we do not rate a level 5. A suggestion would be to add milk and cereal, and keep the bagels every day and please be sure all is fresh.

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  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 14 July 2013

The room was very clean and the staff was very helpful. We were visiting from out of town 2 nights, and their suggestions on things to do and where to eat were great! The breakfast had a wide variety to pick from, all of which was yummy. The cookies during the day were a nice bonus. If we are in the area again, we will be staying here for sure.

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 8 July 2013

I went for a weekend wedding and could not have been more pleased. The room was spotless, the place was quiet but two blocks from the beach and pier. You could walk to State Street. I had to leave early, but the nice gentleman offered me coffee and a Danish for my trip. Who cares about the cozy furnishings in such a pretty city.

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Franciscan Inn

Address: 109 Bath St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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Region: 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: £93 - £216 (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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