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Franciscan Inn
Ranked #11 of 52 Hotels in Santa Barbara
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 15 December 2013 via mobile

Good location in Santa Barbara and one of the more affordable options. Accommodated our late check in and were very friendly at the continental breakfast offered in the lobby in the morning. Would definitely stay here again and would recommend to others looking to stay in the area.

Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 30 November 2013 via mobile

Staying in room 102. Room seems a little dated. Wi-Fi Internet does not work. Carpet has deep stains. Shower-head in bathroom is really low unless you're under 5 and a half feet tall. Water pressure in shower feels a little low and hot water comes and goes at times.
Wallpaper was out of date. Walls are thin so hear most of your neighbors conversations and/or loud noise like we had the other night.
Complimentary breakfast was good. Not a lot of selection but what they had was good.
Queen bed wasn't very comfortable but ok for a weekend.
Otherwise, location was real good. Close to the highway and shops.

Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
3  Thank Nev K
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Reviewed 30 October 2013

Stayed just one night while in the area. Well maintained, charming property near the beach. Comfortable bed with nice linens. Room was older but very clean and neat. Flat screen TV. Area was quiet at night. Nice pool area and great hot tub. They are completely renovating one section of rooms at this inn but this does not affect your stay. Nice continental breakfast. Parking was not a problem. Loved Santa Barbara and would stay here again!

Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 14 October 2013

Recently my sister and I went to Santa Barbara to relax and unwind. The Franciscan Inn was an awesome choice to stay. Extremely friendly and helpful staff. The room was clean and the beds very comfortable. We enjoyed the continental breakfast, simple yet adequate. Could have used a banana though, but the apples were great. The chocolate chip cookies in the afternoon were baked to perfection. The Franciscan Inn is three blocks from the beach which we thought was perfect for us. Quiet when you need it quiet and a short walk to where the action is. I have a feeling my sis and I will be back. PS...really easy to get to from airport.

Room Tip: Room 172 was great. Upper level, back of property, overlooking hotel.
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  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 10 October 2013

Somewhat a plain vanilla motel but efficient staff, clean, close to waterfront and pier (can't say I liked the wharf), and inexpensive - $126.00 - for our 9/24/13 room. The breakfast was adequate, being held in their lobby with no tables but was tasty and filling with fresh pastries, fruit, hard boiled eggs and other standard fare. Unless you are in to fancy digs it is worth a stay.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled with family
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1  Thank Don617
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Reviewed 30 September 2013

Wonderful accommodations. The grounds are beautiful and the room was very quiet. The front desk happily recommended a full day's worth of suggested sightseeing for us. Because we traveled via Amtrak (train station about 3 blocks away) AND post summer rates, our room was insanely affordable. If we come again to enjoy lovely and friendly Santa Barbara, we'll make our stay at Franciscan Inn.

Room Tip: Consider traveling to SB after middle of September-room rates much cheaper.
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  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 6 September 2013

We booked this hotel on the spur of the moment for a trip down California's coastline to Santa Barbara. I spoke to Eric, the assistant manager, regarding the hotel's accommodations, continental breakfast, and vicinity to the ocean. Eric's input is what I based our reservation upon. Once we arrived at the hotel, we were so pleasantly surprised as it was everything Eric said and more. The room cleanliness was impeccable, the pool and hot tub were nicely located. We were one block from the ocean and within walking distance to many attractions. The continental breakfast was so much more than what one would expect with a wonderful hostess to greet us and serve the breakfast. It was a terrific experience and we will surely book this hotel if we find ourselves in Santa Barbara again. I highly recommend this hotel to anyone who is looking for a fabulously quaint, clean and quiet place to stay for a very reasonable price.

Room Tip: No restaurant at the hotel and room service was not required
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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:
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Santa Barbara
#10 Family Hotel in Santa Barbara
#12 Romantic Hotel in Santa Barbara
#18 Business Hotel in Santa Barbara
Price Range: £101 - £198 (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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