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Genoa, Nevada
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I have stayed at Franciscan Inn in Santa Barbara several times and consider it a very good value. It is well located and the rooms are nice, clean and accommodating. Their upgrades continue and are going well. The staff is always courteous and accommodating and the front lobby is cozy and cheerful. My sister stayed at Franciscan for the first...

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Connolly, Australia
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Our room was very nice. The proximity to the beach is just right. For the money, a hot breakfast would serve better. I have diabetes and your morning offerings were not healthy for me. Perhaps hard boiled eggs, etc.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a great stay here back in June. The room was beautifully updated. Small but exactly what we needed. I also loved the fact that the entrance to our room was on the street , so we could just walk out and go. We didn't get a chance to use to pool but it looked great! very short walk...

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Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 1 week ago

Recently stayed 3 nights here on a family trip with two young kids aged 5 and 3 along the west coast, and can't speak highly enough of it. Staff were very friendly, rooms were clean and quiet, parking was free, wifi worked well, and the pool was a hit with the kids. You can't be the location as it's a...

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Riverside, CA
Reviewed 1 week ago

Comfortable clean rooms , great location, Perhaps might want to consider adding a bit of protein other than peanut butter at breakfast like yogurt or a boiled egg and perhaps add another small cafe table or two for additional seating... Otherwise , lovely breakfast setting with fireplace. Innkeeper- Sue, I believe, was very warm and friendly...

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Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an easy 4-star review. We were looking for a moderately priced hotel near the downtown in Santa Barbara, and the Franciscan presented itself as an option that was also quite close (one block) to the beach. It also happens to be extremely close to 101, and so location-wise is hard to beat. I figured the area would be...

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Christi
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Franciscan Inn is a lovely inn located in Santa Barbara. From the minute you check in until your departure you will be pleased at the excellent service. Santa Barbara and the Franciscan Inn keep drawing me back to visit.

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San Diego
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent customer service, they allowed us to check in early, there was always someone in the office to answer any questions, and the complimentary breakfast came in handy! I was sick and their selection of tea's was really helpful. The room was small but we didn't need much. It was cozy and clean. We enjoyed our stay!

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Santa Cruz, California
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were pleasantly surprised by how nice the place was. Very nice staff. Spacious room. The one disappointment was the lousy breakfast. Hardly what one would call "breakfast" at all. Not even any cold cereal.

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Redwood City, United States
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Franciscan Inn is a nice hotel in a great location; easy, walkable access to many of the nice areas in Santa Barbara; beach, harbor, restaurants and things like bike rentals. Rooms are nice, clean; they have a good breakfast included. Nice pool as well. A bit noisy sometimes, but overall a great spot.

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Beachfront
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
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  • Pool
  • Hot Tub
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  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Dry Cleaning
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 

Additional Information about Franciscan Inn

Address: 109 Bath Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Region: United States > California > Santa Barbara
Price Range: RM700 - RM1,173 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 53
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Also Known As:
The Franciscan Hotel Santa Barbara
Franciscan Hotel Santa Barbara
The Franciscan Inn
Franciscan Inn Santa Barbara Ca
Hotel Style:
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Santa Barbara
#12 Romantic Hotel in Santa Barbara
#12 Family Hotel in Santa Barbara
#18 Business Hotel in Santa Barbara
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“get a room on the street level facing the road”
 of 5 bubbles 2travellersmeandyou, 10 Jan 2017 | Read review
“I would recommend rooms in the single story section”
 of 5 bubbles Aylwin_Forbes, 7 Jan 2017 | Read review
“I like the larger rooms. ”
 of 5 bubbles ChristiC105, 7 Jan 2017 | Read review
“There were a lot of cords by the bedside. ”
 of 5 bubbles T1592XMkatiej, 7 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Our room was on the street, not a problem, but the inner court might have been nicer.”
 of 5 bubbles MikeE228, 29 Dec 2016 | Read review
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