The Waterman

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Outdoor pool, open 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM, sun loungers
Terrace/Patio
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Premium bedding, individually decorated, individually furnished, desk

Overview of The Waterman

The Waterman

3.5 out of 5

4.3/5 Excellent

Guests rated this property 4.6/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Kitchen
  • Parking available
  • 24/7 front desk

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitizer provided
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Social distancing
12 E Montecito Street, Santa Barbara, CA, 93101

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationStearns Wharf10 min walk
  • Popular LocationSanta Barbara Harbor12 min walk
  • Popular LocationSanta Barbara County Courthouse20 min walk
  • AirportSanta Barbara, CA (SBA-Santa Barbara Municipal)12 min drive

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About this area

Santa Barbara

Located in Santa Barbara, The Waterman is in the city center and near the beach. Stearns Wharf and Santa Barbara Harbor are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Butterfly Beach and Los Padres National Forest. Looking to enjoy an event or a game while in town? See what's happening at Earl Warren Showgrounds or UC SB Events Center. Kayaking, snorkeling, and sailing offer great chances to get out on the surrounding water, or you can seek out an adventure with hiking/biking trails nearby.

What's nearby

  • MOXI, The Wolf Museum of Exploration + Innovation - 3 min walk
  • Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History Sea Center - 7 min walk
  • Stearns Wharf - 10 min walk
  • Santa Barbara Harbor - 12 min walk
  • Santa Barbara County Courthouse - 20 min walk

Getting around

  • Santa Barbara Station - 3 min walk
  • Santa Barbara Municipal Airport (SBA) - 12 min drive

Restaurants

  • Enterprise Fish Company — 2 min walk
  • Figueroa Mountain Brewing Company — 3 min walk
  • The Lark — 3 min walk
  • Lucky Penny — 3 min walk
  • Loquita — 3 min walk

About this property

The Waterman

3.5-star Santa Barbara hotel in The Funk Zone, walk to Stearns Wharf
Along with an outdoor pool, this smoke-free hotel has a snack bar/deli and self parking. WiFi in public areas is free. Additionally, coffee/tea in a common area, a microwave in a common area, and a refrigerator in a common area are onsite. All rooms are individually decorated and offer free WiFi and free local calls. For a bit of entertainment, LCD TVs come with cable channels, and guests can also appreciate conveniences like refrigerators and microwaves. Housekeeping is available on request.
The Waterman offers 31 accommodations with shared/communal kitchens and hair dryers. Each accommodation is individually furnished and decorated. Beds feature premium bedding. 42-inch LCD televisions come with premium cable channels. Guests can make use of the in-room full-sized refrigerators/freezers and microwaves. Bathrooms include showers and complimentary toiletries.

Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones; free local calls are provided (restrictions may apply). Change of towels and change of bedsheets can be requested. Housekeeping is provided on request.

Recreational amenities at the hotel include an outdoor pool.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
Property is disinfected with electrostatic spray
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows standard cleaning and disinfection practices of Commitment to Clean (Marriott)
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC) and SafeStay (AHLA - USA)

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Masks and gloves available
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitizer provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Uncovered self parking on site (USD 30 per night; includes in/out privileges)
  • Limited onsite parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking and van parking available

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea in common area(s)

Things to do

  • Bicycle rentals
  • Bike parking
  • Hiking/biking trails
  • Outdoor pool
  • Table tennis

Family friendly

  • Children's games
  • Full-sized refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor pool
  • Snack bar/deli

Conveniences

  • Elevator
  • Front-desk safe
  • Library

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Change of bedsheets (on request)
  • Change of towels (on request)
  • Concierge services
  • Housekeeping (on request)
  • Luggage storage

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Business services

  • Coworking space

Outdoors

  • Outdoor entertainment area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Pool sun loungers
  • Terrace

Accessibility

  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Grab bar near toilet
  • Handrails in hallways
  • Height-adjustable showerhead
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Lever door handles
  • Low-height electrical outlets in bathroom
  • Low-height view port in door
  • Pool hoist on site
  • Roll-in shower (select rooms)
  • Stair-free path to entrance
  • Transfer shower
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Wheelchair-accessible business center
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to elevator
  • Wheelchair-accessible pool
  • Wheelchair-accessible public washroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible van parking

More

  • Books
  • Communal living room
  • Games
  • Shared microwave
  • Shared refrigerator
  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Bed sheets
  • Heating (climate-controlled)
  • Premium bedding

Bathroom

  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Shampoo
  • Shower
  • Soap
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels

Entertainment

  • 42-inch LCD TV
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels

Food and drink

  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Paper towels
  • Refrigerator
  • Shared kitchen access
  • Stovetop
  • Toaster

More

  • Desk
  • Free local calls
  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
  • Laptop-friendly workspace
  • Phone

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Policies

Check-in

Check-in from 3:00 PM - midnight
Early check-in subject to availability
Early check-in is available for a fee (amount varies)
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18

Check-out

Check-out before noon
Late check-out subject to availability
A late check-out fee will be charged

Special check-in instructions

If you are planning to arrive after midnight please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
An adult age 18 or older must assume all liability for the booking

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)
Service animals are exempt from fees

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available
Cribs (infant beds) are not available

Property payment types

Important information

Fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Deposit: USD 35 per accommodation, per night

We have included all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Uncovered self parking fee: USD 30 per night (in/out privileges)
  • Early check-in is available for a fee (subject to availability, amount varies)
  • Late check-out is available for a fee (subject to availability, amount varies)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation
This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, Diners Club, and debit cards; cash is not accepted
Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a first aid kit

We should mention

Pool access available from 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms
A car is not required for transportation to and from this property
This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly)

Property is also known as

Wayfarer Hostel
Wayfarer Hostel Santa Barbara
Wayfarer Santa Barbara
Wayfarer Hotel Santa Barbara
Wayfarer Hotel
The Wayfarer
The Waterman Hotel
The Waterman Santa Barbara
The Waterman Hotel Santa Barbara

Frequently asked questions

Overall score and ratings

4.3

Excellent

Rating 5 - Excellent. 390 out of 721 reviews
5 - Excellent 54%
Rating 4 - Good. 211 out of 721 reviews
4 - Good 29%
Rating 3 - Okay. 74 out of 721 reviews
3 - Okay 10%
Rating 2 - Poor. 32 out of 721 reviews
2 - Poor 4%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 14 out of 721 reviews
1 - Terrible 2%

4.6/5

Cleanliness

4.5/5

Staff & service

4.2/5

Amenities

4.5/5

Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Love the stay so close to everything.
Stayed 3 nights in Sep 2021

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
This stay was a mini trip within a vacation from san diego by train. We were unfamiliar with the area and were on foot. The property was clean and well maintained. The lobby provided a communal kitchen and we were welcomed to use it and store perishables if needed as there weren't any fridges in the room. There was a small variety of food options available. The room was small but quaint. We didn't need much more than a bed anyway. Bed was comfortable. The bathroom was compact and very unique. What we found most intriguing was how high the ceiling was and how a second bed folded out above the main bed, likely for children. The staff was wonderful and accommodating. This hotel was ideally located between the beach and downtown shopping.
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2021

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Location to funk zone beach pier and restaurants
Stayed 2 nights in Aug 2021

4/5 Good

Traveled with family and small children
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
I like the friendly staffs and the location, room is bit on the smaller side.
Stayed 1 night in Aug 2021

3/5 Okay

Stayed 2 nights in Jul 2021