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    The Wayfarer

    12 East Montecito Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-2323
    (805) 845-1000
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    Free Wifi
    Breakfast included
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    Self-Serve Laundry
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    3.5 Star Hotel
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    Reviewed 5 days ago

    After staying at many hotels during our California road trip, the Wayfarer was one of our favourites due to the cleanliness, 'new' and modern feel. The room was thoughtfully decorated and very comfortable (one very minor niggle would be the quality of the blind as...More

    1  Thank Namrogeht
    Response from Kristin B, General Manager at The WayfarerResponded 4 days ago

    Dear Namrogeht, It is very helpful for me to understand how it feels to be a guest of the Wayfarer, and in your case to see how we could improve. Thank you for bringing your experiences to my attention and I am very sorry we...More

    Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

    We stayed here on our honeymoon in September 2017. What a wonderful hotel! Such a perfect location in Santa Barbara between the beach and the town and really close to excellent bars and restaurants. The room was well equipped with a very comfortable bed. The...More

    Thank Hayley P
    Response from Kristin B, General Manager at The WayfarerResponded 4 days ago

    Hi Hayley! Congratulations and happy Honeymoon! Thank you for choosing The Wayfarer and Santa Barbara as the place to spend your Honeymoon! The entire staff takes pride in providing the best possible experience for visitors to the Wayfarer and we appreciate your feed back! We...More

    Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

    Loved my stay at The Wayfarer the room was small but fine for our one night stay the bed was massive and comfortable. The place itself was lovely clean and really nicely decorated in a unique way. Breakfast in the morning was a nice selection...More

    Thank Amb T
    Response from Kristin B, General Manager at The WayfarerResponded 4 days ago

    Hi Amb T, Thanks so much for the 5 star review! To bad you were not able to spend more time in Santa Barbara. That just means you will need to plan another trip again soon! We can't wait to welcome you back to the...More

    Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

    I love this place, met people from around the world, walking distance to beach, bycicles available, near train station and wine tasting, but above all great staff, Jesus, Chandler, Trisha so friendly, plus great hiking trails!More

    Thank Patricia A
    Management response:Responded 3 weeks ago

    Dear Patricia A, We great appreciate your feedback and the 5 star rating! It is great to see that you encountered genuine, friendly service. Special shout out to Jesus, Chandler, and Trisha. We are delighted that you met new friends from around the globe. We...More

    Reviewed 4 weeks ago

    The Wayfarer has a vibrant vibe to it, with quirky cool decor like mermaid printed wallpaper and lioness throw pillows with pigtails. It has communal space to chillax or play gigantic Connect Four or Jenga. It also has a large communal kitchen with complimentary breakfast,...More

    Thank ChrissiH
    Management response:Responded 3 weeks ago

    Dear ChrissiH, The Wayfarer team truly appreciate your feed back about your recent stay! We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay at The Wayfarer. It is great to read you were able to really take in all of the great amenities both The Wayfarer...More

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    Samantha I
    19 August 2017|
    Response from Magnolia3333 | Reviewed this property |
    Samantha - Right in front of the hotel, there are bikes that are labeled "Wayfarer." Not sure if there's a cost, but ask the staff. The hope is that you can use for free. Another good thing about the Wayfarer is that... More
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    Response from fa1949 | Reviewed this property |
    practically across the street from the train station -easy walk ck out on google map
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    Room Tips
    "Ground floor room with pool access and lounge chairs on patio"
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    "Communicate with staff if you have special needs or concerns, they will try their best to help!"
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    "How many in your group, cost, & if you want to be by the pool."
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    "All rooms were quiet, or at least that was my experience."
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