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The Wayfarer

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The Wayfarer is an upscale, modern lodging establishment in Santa Barbara's Funk Zone, perfectly centered on the Urban Wine Trail, 3 blocks from the beach, and 1 block from historic State Street. We offer private traditional rooms and shared rooms. The traditional, private rooms are just like a standard hotel room. Shared rooms come in Female-Only and Male-Only and can sleep up to 5 guests. Guests of The Wayfarer also enjoy complimentary Wi-Fi, complimentary breakfast and common social spaces like the fully-equipped community kitchen and year-round heated pool as well as on-site guest laundry.
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Heated pool
Laundry Service
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor pool
Public Wifi
Self-Serve Laundry
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This is a cute find if you want to visit SB without breaking the bank. Yes, the rooms are small. Yes, it's next the freeway. No, there aren't spectacular views. However, it's very walkable, newly remodeled, very clean, staff and other visitors were friendly. It's not luxe
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Response from GMWayfarerSB, General Manager at The Wayfarer
Responded 3 days ago
Hi and thank you for your review. I'm glad to read that you felt like you received good value during your stay with us. We hope to see you back again soon. Sincerely, David Romero General Manager
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Hotel's Favourite
My husband and I had a 2 day road trip in a big rig and decided to spend a relaxing evening in Santa Barbara. While on the road I quickly looked at some options and definitely wanted to avoid the $300-$500 options. The Wayfarer came up on my search and it looked appealing and
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Response from Kristin B, General Manager at The Wayfarer
Responded 13 May 2018
Hi Caryn T, It is so great to read your over the top kind words about the Wayfarer Team, thank you for recognizing these all stars! It is great to see you enjoyed the hotel amenities as well as the surrounding area. Thank you for recommending The Wayfarer to your friends and family. We hope to welcome you back again soon!
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First time visiting Santa Barbara and had the Wayfarer recommended to me by a friend. The hotel is in the funk zone so it is close to many wineries, bars, and restaurants. It is also just a block from the train station. The staff was very friendly and accommodating. The
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Response from GMWayfarerSB, General Manager at The Wayfarer
Responded 2 weeks ago
Hi DiamondHH, Thank you for your review. We're glad you had a good time during your visit and can't wait until next time. Have a great week, David Romero General Manager The Wayfarer Santa Barbara
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From the moment you walk in the staff make you feel right at home. My husband and I enjoyed a weekend getaway and were blown away by the friendliness of everyone! Miranda was great on informing us of all the best places to explore in the neighborhood. All of the wineries and
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Response from GMWayfarerSB, General Manager at The Wayfarer
Responded 2 weeks ago
Hi Leanne, Thank you for your five star review! I'm glad you had such a great time during your stay with us. We think Miranda is pretty "great" too. With so many amazing wine tasting rooms, restaurants and breweries you'll have to continue the area exploration soon. Thank you for being our guest. Sincerely, David Romero General Manager
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I stayed for 2 days this past week on a business trip. The rooms were clean, cute, nicely decorated and modern. The King bed was very comfortable and the bathroom was quaint. The room is on the small side but it’s cozy. Reminded me of a NYC hotel room size wise. Nice continental
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Response from GMWayfarerSB, General Manager at The Wayfarer
Responded 29 Jan 2019
Dear ronbj5465UZ. Thank you so much for taking the time to review our property after your recent stay. I am glad you enjoyed it as much as you described it-please come visit us again when you are in town. Best, Luis Mendoza Interim General Manager
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Pool side rooms with outdoor seating area.
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I think they're about $10/day. Not sure, I didn't rent bikes.
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If we come by Rail/ bus how far is the hotel?
practically across the street from the train station -easy walk ck out on google map
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how many blocks from the beach?
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Is the hotel located on the beach? Is there a view of the beach? Thank you!
I do not think there is a beach view, but very short walk. At this moment there seems to be a lot of construction close to beach so a lot nicer, we think, to stay at the Wayfarer a couple of blocks away.
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Does it cost to park while staying at the hotel?
Hello, Thank you for your interest in the Wayfarer. We have a $10.00 parking fee
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"poolside rooms"
"King private room - we got one with pool access (great to get a morning breeze). The private bath is small but worked great for the 2 of us."
"I loved my room, a single queen that overlooked the pool."
"Pool side!"
"There are no "good rooms" - due to location next to the freeway"
US$88 - US$344 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
United StatesCaliforniaSanta Barbara
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