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1 room, 2 adults

The Wayfarer, Santa Barbara, United States of America

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 WiFi and free parking
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Awesome vibe
Great location
Great amenities
Fairly good value for money

The Wayfarer, Santa Barbara, United States of America

from NZ$246
  • Room, Multiple Beds, Private Bathroom (Private)
  • Room, Multiple Beds, Private Bathroom (Private)
  • Shared Dormitory, 1 Twin Bed (Men Only)
  • Shared Dormitory, 1 Twin Bed (Women Only)

What’s around The Wayfarer, Santa Barbara, United States of America


  • In The Funk Zone
  • Stearns Wharf - 10 min walk
  • Santa Barbara City College - 15 min walk
  • Santa Barbara County Courthouse - 20 min walk
  • Santa Barbara Zoo - 36 min walk
  • Santa Barbara Bowl - 38 min walk
  • Moreton Bay Fig Tree - 3 min walk
  • Reagan Ranch Center - 3 min walk

Getting around

  • Santa Barbara, CA (SBA-Santa Barbara Municipal) - 12 min drive
  • Santa Ynez, CA (SQA) - 47 min drive
  • Santa Barbara Station - 3 min walk
  • Carpinteria Station - 12 min drive
  • Goleta Station - 13 min drive
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

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


  • Check-in time 3:00 PM-6:00 AM
  • Check-out time is noon
An adult age 18 or older must assume all liability for the booking.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)


  • 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

Things to do
  • Outdoor pool
  • Pool sun loungers
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Elevator
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible public bathroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible van parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible pool
  • Wheelchair-accessible on-site restaurant
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge
Languages Spoken
  • English

In the room

Sleep well
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • 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
  • Phone
  • In-room safe

The Wayfarer, Santa Barbara, United States of America’s small print

Also known as

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


Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property, and guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.

For traveler safety, the following measures are in place: social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; an acrylic shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas.

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.

FAQs for The Wayfarer, Santa Barbara, United States of America

  • Is there a pool at The Wayfarer?
    Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
  • Are pets allowed at The Wayfarer?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
  • Is parking offered at The Wayfarer?
    Yes, there's free self parking.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at The Wayfarer?
    You can check in from 3:00 PM to 6:00 AM. Check-out time is noon.
  • Are there restaurants at or near The Wayfarer?
    Yes. Nearby restaurants include Enterprise Fish Company (2-min walk), Figueroa Mountain Brewing Company (3-min walk), and Helena Avenue Bakery (3-min walk).

Recent reviews

Fabulous 8.6 From 300 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
The Beds are the Best!
Our stay at the Wayfarer is always the best, we love this place. Great place, great staff, great location, and the beds are outstanding for hotel beds! We can’t say enough about this place.
Jill, us4 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Great customer service and location
us1 night trip
Good 6.0
Cute and comfy enough, but not worth the price.
If your goal is a highly instagrammable hotel, this place is a great option. Super cute. And, it is very clean with fast wifi in a truly fabulous location. That cannot be beat. Beyond the surface though, it's lacking in substance. The staff (with one exception) was really rude and standoffish. Had a 'if you can't figure it out yourself, it's not my problem' attitude. Breakfast was quite mediocre (boring options and they kept running out of stuff), rooms insanely tiny, shower water barely got hot. And oh my god, the noise from the nearby roads - windows quite thin and really difficult to get good sleep. If this hotel had been $150/night, I wouldn't complain. For the price we paid, I'm pretty disappointed. I wish I would've picked another hotel in the area.
Nathan, us2 night trip with friends
Exceptional 10.0
Great stay
Great staff, location and facilities. In heart of Funk Zone, so easy access to wineries, restaurants and the beach!
Joshua, us1 night trip
Good 6.0
Overpriced but nice.
Overpriced, but clean and safe. Downtown where everything is.
Charles, us1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
I loved the concept of home-sweet-home setting. Appreciated the friendliness of staff. The hotel was in the prime location from all establishments; 5-10 minutes walking distance from everything. Would definitely come back with my family for future family staycation.
ERLYN, us2 night trip
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

The Wayfarer, Santa Barbara, United States of America

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