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Outdoor pool, sun loungers
Outdoor pool, sun loungers
Outdoor pool, sun loungers
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Guest reviews

4.3/5 Excellent
576 reviews
Guests rated this property 4.6/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchen
  • Parking Available
  • Laundry
  • 24/7 Front Desk

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Explore the area

Popular LocationStearns Wharf10 min walk
Popular LocationLobero Theater14 min walk
Popular LocationPresidio Santa Barbara15 min walk
AirportSanta Barbara, CA (SBA-Santa Barbara Municipal)12 min drive

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  • Room, Multiple Beds, Private Bathroom (Private)

    4.4/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 140 sq ft
    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 King Bed and 1 Twin Murphy Bed
    More detailsRoom, Multiple Beds, Private Bathroom (Private)
  • Room, Multiple Beds, Private Bathroom (Private)

    4.8/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 140 sq ft
    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 Queen Bed and 1 Twin Murphy Bed
    More detailsRoom, Multiple Beds, Private Bathroom (Private)
  • Shared Dormitory, 1 Twin Bed (Men Only)

    4.1/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 160 sq ft
    • Sleeps 1
    • 1 Twin Bed
    More detailsShared Dormitory, 1 Twin Bed (Men Only)
  • Shared Dormitory, 1 Twin Bed (Women Only)

    3.8/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 160 sq ft
    • Sleeps 1
    • 1 Twin Bed
    More detailsShared Dormitory, 1 Twin Bed (Women Only)

The average per-night price is based on the lowest price found within the past 24 hours for the next 30 nights. All prices exclude taxes and fees and are based on a 1-night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

About this area

Santa Barbara

Located in Santa Barbara, The Wayfarer is in the city center and near the beach. While the natural beauty of Los Padres National Forest and Goleta Beach can be enjoyed by anyone, those looking for an activity can check out Stearns Wharf. Santa Barbara Zoo and Center for Urban Agriculture at Fairview Gardens are also worth visiting. Spend some time exploring the area's activities, including winery tours.

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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Stearns Wharf - 10 min walk
  • Santa Barbara Harbor - 12 min walk
  • Lobero Theater - 14 min walk
  • Santa Barbara City College - 15 min walk
  • Presidio Santa Barbara - 15 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
  • Helena Avenue Bakery - 3 min walk
  • Santa Barbara Wine Collective - 3 min walk
  • The Lark - 3 min walk

About this property

The Wayfarer

3.5-star Santa Barbara hotel in The Funk Zone, walk to Stearns Wharf
Along with an outdoor pool, this smoke-free hotel has self parking and concierge services. WiFi in public areas is free. Additionally, laundry facilities, a 24-hour front desk, and free newspapers are onsite. All 31 rooms provide free WiFi, premium bedding, and flat-screen TVs. Other amenities available to guests include safes, showers, and phones.
The Wayfarer offers 31 accommodations with safes and designer toiletries. Beds feature premium bedding. Guests can make use of the shared/communal kitchen. Bathrooms include showers and complimentary toiletries.

This Santa Barbara hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Flat-screen televisions are featured in guestrooms.

Recreational amenities at the hotel include an outdoor pool.

Property amenities

Internet

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

Parking and transportation

Self parking: USD 10 per night
Limited parking spaces
Area shuttle (surcharge)

Things to do

Outdoor pool

Family friendly

Laundry facilities
Outdoor pool

Conveniences

Elevator
Free newspapers in lobby

Guest services

24-hour front desk
Concierge services
Laundry facilities
Luggage storage

Languages spoken

English

Outdoors

Pool sun loungers

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
Accessible bathroom
In-room accessibility
Roll-in shower
Wheelchair-accessible lounge
Wheelchair-accessible parking
Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
Wheelchair-accessible pool
Wheelchair-accessible public washroom
Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
Wheelchair-accessible restaurant
Wheelchair-accessible van parking

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Smoke-free property

Room amenities

Bedroom

Blackout drapes/curtains
Linens
Premium bedding

Bathroom

Designer toiletries
Hair dryer (on request)
Shower
Towels

Entertainment

42-inch flat-screen TV

Food and drink

Shared kitchen access

More

Phone
Safe

Policies

Check-in

Check-in from 3:00 PM - 6:00 AM
Early check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18

Check-out

Check-out before noon
Late check-out subject to availability

Special check-in instructions

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)

Children and extra beds

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

Property payment types

American ExpressDiners ClubDiscoverJCB InternationalMastercardVisa

Important information

Optional extras

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

  • Self parking fee: USD 10 per night (in/out privileges)

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.
    Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a first aid kit.
  • This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.
  • Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.
  • Contactless check-out is available.
  • The property affirms that it adheres to the SafeStay (AHLA - USA) sanitization guidelines.

We should mention

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms

Property is 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

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at The Wayfarer and receive a full refund?
Yes, The Wayfarer offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to The Wayfarer cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
How much does it cost to stay at The Wayfarer?
As of Jul 6, 2020, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at The Wayfarer on Jul 7, 2020 start from $149, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
Does The Wayfarer have a pool?
Yes, this property has an outdoor pool.
Is The Wayfarer pet-friendly?
No, only service animals are welcome at the property.
How much is parking at this property?
Self parking is available for USD 10 per night. Limited spots are available.
What time is check-in at this property?
Check-in is from 3:00 PM–6:00 AM.
What time is check-out at this property?
Check-out is at noon.
Where is The Wayfarer located?
Located in The Funk Zone, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Moreton Bay Fig Tree and Stearns Wharf. Santa Barbara City College and Santa Barbara County Courthouse are also within 1 mi (2 km). Santa Barbara Station is only a 3-minute walk.

Guest reviews

Overall score and ratings for The Wayfarer

4.3
Excellent
5 - Excellent
316
4 - Good
179
3 - Okay
53
2 - Mediocre
18
1 - Poor
10
4.6
Cleanliness
4.5
Service and Staff
4.3
Amenities
4.5
Property condition

4/5 Good

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities

Cute boutique and stylish hotel. Small on extra but big on fun

Stayed 1 night in Jul 2020

4/5 Good

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

Stayed 2 nights in Jun 2020

2/5

    This traveler didn’t leave comments with their review
    Stayed 1 night in Jun 2020

    4/5 Good

      This traveler didn’t leave comments with their review
      Stayed 1 night in Jun 2020

      5/5 Excellent

      • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

      i loved the art, decor and mermaid wallpaper, rooms were small but well priced and GREAT location

      Stayed 1 night in May 2020