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12 East Montecito Street, West Beach , Santa Barbara, CA 93101, U.S.A. – Show map
Excellent location — rated 9.1/10! (score from 126 reviews)
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Outdoor pool (all year)
Bicycle rental, Evening entertainment
Private parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed) and costs USD 10 per day.
Shuttle service (surcharge), Airport shuttle (surcharge), 24-hour front desk, Luggage storage, Lockers, Laundry, Daily maid service, Fax/photocopying
Newspapers, Safety deposit box, Non-smoking rooms, Heating, Non-smoking throughout, Air conditioning
The Lucky Penny (0.2miles)
Pacific Ocean (0.5miles)
From 15:00 hours
Until 11:00 hours
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Children and extra beds
All children are welcome.
There is no capacity for extra beds in the room.
Pets are not allowed.
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Based on 126 reviews
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Featuring a one acre tropical courtyard and an outdoor pool, this Santa Barbara hotel offers rooms with flat-screen cable TV. It is one mile from the Museum of Natural History.
Score from 2559 reviews Good
This Santa Barbara, California hotel, located 2 miles from West Beach and the Pacific Ocean, features an outdoor pool. Rooms at Orange Tree Inn offer cable TV and free Wi-Fi.
Score from 1209 reviews Good
This hotel features 2 year-round outdoor heated pools and a hot tub. Guest rooms boast a flat-screen TV with premium channels and DVD player.
Score from 528 reviews Good
Free Wi-Fi and a daily continental breakfast are provided at this 100% non-smoking Santa Barbara hotel. Rooms feature a TV and a seating area. Earl Warren Showgrounds are 1 mile away.
Score from 938 reviews Good
Comfy beds and pillows, sound proof windows, fabulous night staff, excellent location.
Nothing bad to say.
high speed free wifi
The whole hotel is awesome! The room is bright and cute, and the bathroom is super clean and fully equipped. The location is very good that near the AMTRAK. Even though it is expensive for a dorm bed, the price is worth it.
The hostel/hotel has a very nice design. The beds were extremely comfortable and the kitchen facilities were really good!
In the shared room (5 beds) up to 5 people share one bathroom. This bathroom is only seperated from the bedroom by a glass door. So the privacy is only minimal, especially at night.
Location, design, amenities
Shower flooded the floor
Proximity to Amtrak. The staff was friendly & helpful. A great place to get off the train for a night or two.
That I couldn't stay longer
I stayed here for three nights with my family, and overall it was a great experience. It's a combination between a hotel and hostel: you can either sleep in a private room or a dorm, but you share breakfast with the other guests. It has a very funky and unique design, it is properly equipped, the staff is helpful, and the location is perfect: it's a 5 minute walk to both the beach and the main street.
Although we were three people, the rooms are actually really only for two. There is no space for suitcases, and the bathroom - although well equipped - is pretty small. Also, they could offer a little more variety for breakfast.
Cleaness and design of the dorm room, service of the staff, convenient location close to train station and state street
Pillows were great for propping up and reading in bed, but not for sleeping.
Very Kind and Home feeling
Nice decoration, breakfast and pool area.
Noicy from the freeway and bathroom ventilation.
Santa Barabara so close and just a great vibe at this young, modern hotel. Great kitchen, laundry facilities and fab staff.
Rooms are small but the hotel has a massive shared kitchen and Santa Barbara is close with a fab pool and fun games in the shared areas who cares
Staff are exceptional! Pristine & Contemporary Private & Dorm Rooms with its own elegant Bath/Shower & State-of-the-Art kitchen! Location is excellent and very convenient on foot to the coast and all the clusters of retail shops, bars, restaurants, coffee shops, etc...
Dorm beds are a bit pricey and private rooms are quite small. Otherwise, it is an excellent hotel/hostel!
Clean rooms, perfect location, friendly staff, great decor!
Sharing a room with strangers can be a bit interesting, but it's always an adventure!
everything except breakfast
breakfast was not good very little option
amazing hostel! feels more like a hotel with room service (even in dorms), pool, big flatscreen tv and cool community area.
Great decor and amenities. This hotel does not fall short on anything. You won't be disapointed!!
Walls a but thin, definitely heard the guy in the adjacent room snoring, and another couple conversing.
Plush bed, unique decor, location to state street, great vibe, awesome staff.
Thin walls. Spearmint rhino close by.
This Hostel is like a proper Hotel with a nice outdoor pool, unfortunately I couldn't use it as the weather wasn't good. The dorms were very clean and nice, we also had a big TV screen in it. For breakfast they offered a diversity e.g. Oatmeal, bagels, toast, joghurt, fruits.... The location is pretty good, there are many bars around and it's a 2 min walk to State Street, where all the restaurants,shops and bars are. I would recommend The Wayfarer to you.
There was no hairdryer in the women dorm bathroom. There could be a few more electric sockets, especially one for the 5th bed.
Decor Kitchen Pool area Bar with dinning options across the road excellent
Would have loved gluten free options at breakfast
location; staff helpfulness
breakfast is very limited.
The Staff Location Interesting Room
The Price for Private rooms The Room, though interesting is very small The TV had a great deal of digital static.
Very clean Big kitchen area Modern Hotel
Staff was great, room was clean and nice. We only stayed one night but it was lots of fun. Great lobby and community spaces. Love the option of private room and community vibe. Memory foam mattresses was nice. Interesting fold out "bed" above the king.
They need a magnetic bottle opener on a the fridge. Standard hostel equipment. Here you have to get it from the desk. Pool area is smaller than pictured and looks out on to State street. Still very nice and well maintained.
Really perfect location. The hostel itself is newly opened beautiful and clean. Breakfast is basic but tasty. Good coffee during whole day not just for breakfast. Possibility to rent a bike directly in hostel.
Bit pricy for a hostel but you pay for being in Santa Barbara...
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