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Aledo, Texas
Reviewed 29 March 2015

I truly enjoyed my stay at Franciscan Inn! It's a cute Inn reminds me of a cottage.Staff was friendly and our room was very clean, quiet, comfortable bed and we enjoyed a free breakfast(continental)! The beach was minutes away and restaurants were very close by. I would definitely stay there again. .

2Thank azulwater1
Montreal, Canada
Reviewed 20 March 2015

Our stay in this Inn was very pleasant. The staff was very helpful and friendly. The room very quaint and the home baked goodies at breakfast were an added bonus. We loved the location off this Inn and would surely stay here again.

1Thank Rekha T
Anchorage, Alaska, United States
Reviewed 12 March 2015

We stayed two nights here in early March. The exterior of the hotel has that typical Santa Barbara Spanish-style charm, and it's a great location- close to the beach, walking distance to downtown, and just a few blocks away from a local neighborhood grocery market. Our King w/ kitchenette room was pleasantly clean and comfortable with nice amenities, and they...

2Thank Dan B
Albany, New York
Reviewed 3 March 2015

We recently stayed for two nights while we were visiting our son. We had a very nice stay. It was a great location and would be really great during the warmer weather. The staff was nice and very helpful. The pool and hot tub were clean and the pool was heated to a nice 82 degrees. The breakfast was a...

Thank Flo H
Reviewed 1 March 2015

Many of the hotels in SB are motel-like although called inns. The Franciscan is a remodeled motel type of accommodation. Our room was quite pleasant and comfortable with new furniture, wall prints etc. The hot tub is secluded and also quite nice. The pool is next to the parking lot which is not so pleasant. However, the biggest drawback are...

2Thank globetrotter6
West LA
Reviewed 22 February 2015

Nice place with some charm, and a pleasant change from the budget chain options e.g. Best Western. The location is very convenient, with the inn located on a quiet side street within walking distance of the beach, the growing funk zone and the heart of down town. The major downside was the room itself. I had a ground floor queen...

1Thank SM_burghound
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Reviewed 17 February 2015

This hotel is quaint and was relatively clean, but it is like staying at Grandma's house with outdated, stained furniture and a tiny bathroom. We had a queen room on the ground floor with windows that faced out to the parking lot, so we heard every car pull up, every door shut, and the walls in the hotel were paper...

1Thank AmandaMae07
Worcestershire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 February 2015

We are a family of five and stayed here in September 2014. We had the most amazing suite (we only asked for a room). Two bedrooms, large bathroom, seating are! The most amazing comfortably beds! Easy walking distance to the beach, lovely breakfast and very friendly staff. We only stayed one night, but wish we could have stayed longer.

1Thank Jo B
San Jose, California
Reviewed 31 January 2015 via mobile

Super cute & very clean inn. Walking distance to beach & close to state street shopping & dining. Nice little breakfast in morning & really friendly staff... Pool area is cute but did not get to use it this trip...I would stay here again on our next trip to Santa Barbara....

2Thank Sixpacktravel
Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 14 January 2015

Stayed here for one night in a lovely suite with family. helpful front desk staff who provided info on restaurants nearby. Afternoon refreshments served in lobby, tea, coffee and cookies which is a nice addition! The breakfast is a limited buffet type that is however served by a member of staff1 The location is very convenient to the beach and...

4Thank LisaSimpson45

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Beachfront
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • 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 St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Region: United States > California > Santa Barbara
Price Range: €154 - €279 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Franciscan Inn 2.5*
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:
#4 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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“All rooms are quiet as it is not on a busy street. Our suite near the fountain was especially quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles 711peggyc, 14 Mar 2017 | Read review
“OOOPs only negative.....heater/fan was not working in the bath room. Our room was upstairs...two queen beds...comfy and quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles eleanorw601, 11 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Bedroom in suites has a VERY inconvient dresser. I can't see in the top drawer or on the top, which limits space to put personal items. Also bathroom could use a place to put clothing,etc. when taking a shower. This has just been a problem the last few years, but it sure is an inconvience.”
 of 5 bubbles marthab570, 22 Feb 2017 | Read review
“The right faucet in the bathroom sink needs replacement. It can accidentally waste a lot of fresh cold water. Your facilities technician tried to fix it with an adjustment but the fix didn't work.”
 of 5 bubbles 525walkerl, 20 Feb 2017 | Read review
“get a room on the street level facing the road”
 of 5 bubbles 2travellersmeandyou, 10 Jan 2017 | Read review
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