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“A wonderful hidden treasure!”
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Franciscan Inn
Ranked #13 of 52 Hotels in Santa Barbara
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 29 May 2014 via mobile

I was happily surprised of our room. I felt like I was at home! A small apartment/ cottage feel. The jacuzzi was right outside our door. Walking distance from the harbor! I am definitely going back.
The bathroom was beautiful. The room was very clean. White wood shutter windows. Continental breakfast. The sofa couch was very comfortable. I was very happy!

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Reviewed 28 May 2014

This small quaint inn was a nice find for my daughters and mine getaway. It was close to the beach and State Street and had a comfortable feel. The room came equipped with a small kitchen so we could make breakfast in our room which was handy. Though they do provide a continental breakfast in the lobby if you eat carbs. The staff is probably the best thing about this hotel, especially the ladies who help you with your morning coffee, etc. The two we encountered during our stay were gracious, friendly, extremely helpful in providing information about the area, what to see, where to eat. The downfalls, no bathrobes, no counter space in the bathrooms, and no pool. That being said, we would stay there again.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled with family
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1  Thank Leslie B
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Reviewed 26 May 2014

We booked this without any expectations but were pleasantly surprised.It is closet to beach and pier.A short walk to shops and restaurants.The rooms were up to date and clean.In the morning they provided coffee and a continental breakfast which we did not expect.All in all very good value for the location and quality.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Farrercove
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Reviewed 24 May 2014

Stayed here one night to attend a graduation ceremony. Wonderful location that is within walking distance to the beach, restaurants, pier and shopping. Clean room & bathroom with comfortable bed. Friendly front desk service with basic food for breakfast. Fruit, pastries and oatmeal. Nice to grab a pastry and coffee to go. The afternoon warm cookies were a nice touch. We reserved a king bed because we traveled with our son (4 years old), and he slept on our bed.

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Thank Carrie E
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Reviewed 20 May 2014

My husband, sister and sister in law all stayed here this winter on an over night stay in Santa Barbara. It was a great choice. Clean, lovely rooms with comfortable beds. Excellent breakfast. Delightful sitting room for hanging out and enjoying warm cookies in the afternoon and breakfast in the morning. And the staff was so friendly and helpful. I would stay here again any time if I was lucky enough to get back to Santa Barbara. My only caution is that if you are a family looking for extensive pool activities, this might not be the choice for you. It was too cool to swim when we were there, but the pool that they do have is rather small and probably not real "kid friendly".

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled with family
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1  Thank Trish K
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Reviewed 18 May 2014

Everything about this motel was perfect--the location (right near the harbour and State Street), the friendliness of staff, the efficiency of check-in and -out, the beautiful grounds with pool and spa, laundry facilities and especially the way the room was thoughtfully designed and equipped with everything one might need. Highly recommended.

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1  Thank maryes_11
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Reviewed 14 May 2014 via mobile

The Franciscan Inn was a hidden gem! Found the hotel online. Spring rate of 170.00 a night. Very reasonable compared to all of the other choices. We made our way to Santa Barbara from San Diego for a one night stay. Just blocks from the beach!Upon entering the quaint grounds we were greeted with such beauty. The grounds of this small hotel are Gorgeous. Flowers everywhere. Sounds of fountains and birds.. The office was decorated beautifully. ..serving coffee, fruit and fresh baked cookies for their occupants. The Gentleman at the
Front desk was professional and helpful to us first timers of SB. Out room (114) was on the bottom floor in a newly remodeled wing. A large fountain along with a spa and laundry area were steps from our room. The room was a a spacious surprise. Felt like a fancy apartment. Equipped w kitchenette couch dining table and 40 inch flat screen was the first room. Bathroom had a large tub with a spa like shower head. The bdrm had a queen size bed with a bed set of navy and white bed linens. To our surprise another large flat screen TV on the wall for our enjoyment. Overall we would've loved to have stayed longer but had to get back to Sacramento. We will definitely be returning here on our next trip to Santa Barbara!

Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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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
#10 Family Hotel in Santa Barbara
#12 Romantic Hotel in Santa Barbara
#18 Business Hotel in Santa Barbara
Price Range: £100 - £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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