The Wayfarer

12 East Montecito Street, Santa Barbara, CA, USA

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Hotel Description

The Wayfarer is perhaps best known as an exemplar of the “hip hostel” trend, which marries budget communal lodgings with boutique-hotel looks. But here on Tablet, this stylish Santa Barbara hotel is notable for its twenty-seven private rooms, which actually make up the bulk of the accommodations — each of which sleeps up to three guests (of your choosing!) in a king or queen bed plus a twin-sized Murphy bed.

The look is classic whitewashed Spanish Colonial on the outside and a dark, vibrant, dare we say funky contemporary style on the inside, with bright yellow accents livening sober, richly textured rooms. Free wi-fi and proper electronics are a must for a hotel with such a youthful audience, and the Wayfarer is as wired as they come.

This part of town is pedestrian-friendly, which is a good thing, because it’s also home to more than a few local wine producers’ tasting rooms, as well as microbreweries, restaurants, galleries and shops. You can rent a bike for a bit of further exploration, or you can while away the hours in the Wayfarer’s social spaces, including the pool and the community kitchen and dining room. And if you’re on a long enough trip, you’ll appreciate one hostel amenity in particular: on-site laundry.

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Hotel Criteria

  • 31 Rooms
  • Style: Modern Design
  • Atmosphere: Lively

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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • 24 hour front desk
  • Central air conditioning
  • Free wi-fi
  • No pets allowed
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Self service parking (charges apply)
  • Shopping area nearby
  • Wi-fi (charges apply)
  • Wine tours nearby

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Please note: Pets are not allowed at The Wayfarer.

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3pm,

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11am

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    • 170 ft²/15 m².
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    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 King Bed
    • 170 ft²/15 m².
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    Views: pool, courtyard or street.

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    • flat panel television
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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • 24 hour front desk
  • Central air conditioning
  • Free wi-fi
  • No pets allowed
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Self service parking (charges apply)
  • Shopping area nearby
  • Wi-fi (charges apply)
  • Wine tours nearby

Need to Know

Please note: Pets are not allowed at The Wayfarer.

Credit cards accepted:

Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover

Check in:

3pm,

Check out:

11am

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