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We enjoyed our stay, but I wish I had understood that the Murphy bed was above our bed! We are about 60 years old and this was not acceptable. We had to get an additional room for the nights we had a family member with us. Also , the bathroom is tiny. To use the shower, the shower door goes right in front of the toilet. Our room had a patio with lounge chairs. This was very nice! The hotel was within walking distance to the beach, Stearns Wharf, and many restaurants. The staff was very friendly and pleasant.

The place is well situated which it makes it easier to enjoy beautiful Santa Barbara.

Great location and overall good experience but the ‘king’ room is tiny. You can barely get around the bed. I stabbed my toe on furniture trying to get door open the space is so small and I’m a small person!

This was my first time staying in this type of environment and it wasn't bad. My roommate was quiet. There was a television in the room when she was gone I used it.

I have stayed here a few times when I come to Santa Barbara, this hotel Is in a great location , close to downtown and right on the funk zone , great restaurants and winery’s all around . The staff is great especially Nathanial he is very helpful and a great asset to Wayfarer, Hope that he is there when I return

Very helpful staff. Convenient location comfortable room

I have never stayed in a hostel. Santa Barbara is a very expensive especially at the peak of summer. All I needed was a night's sleep. Was reluctant about a hostel and how it works. Turned out perfect! So glad, didn't spend twice at much to stay at Motel 6. Thus place is so modern and contemporary. I was thrilled with the design and art they had put time to embellish the whole place. I arrived late and a few girls were sleeping. You just have to use your phone light to get around if you are at that point. The location is nice. It is next to my favorite fish restaurant, Enterprise. I dropped my suitcase and went out. Upon coming back to sleep I discovered the room actually has a bathroom of its own. I was looking for shared showers in the hallway, but this was refreshing. I was very cozy at the top of the bunk bed. It was a little adventure. I'd definitely stay there again if I need a place.

The hotel is clean, the staff is kind, funny and they really know what and to do to make your stay, very comfortable, I love you guys...

Room tiny but everything else great. Best location in SB for walking everywhere. Great hotel.

Like many of the previous reviews mentioned, the hotel staff is very friendly, knowledgeable, and responsive. It is very clear that they are focused on their clients and making this hotel a great place to stay. This was definitely a highlight of our 10 day tour of California.

I was in town for work. I'll be back to stay again

E Montecito Street Santa Barbara CA

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Stearns Wharf and Santa Barbara City College
  • Free continental breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking

Located in The Funk Zone, The Wayfarer is a leisurely stroll from popular sights such as Stearns Wharf and Santa Barbara City College. This 31-room, 3.5-star hotel has an outdoor pool along with free in-room WiFi and free self parking.


Free continental breakfast is served each morning from 7:00 AM to 10:00 AM.


All 31 rooms feature safes. Guests can expect free WiFi and 42-inch flat-screen TVs. Beds sport premium bedding and bathrooms offer designer toiletries.

Property features

Guests of The Wayfarer enjoy features like an outdoor pool, free WiFi in public areas, and free newspapers. You can take advantage of free parking, along with an area shuttle for a fee. The front desk is staffed 24 hours a day to help with luggage storage and concierge services. This hotel also has laundry facilities.

Room options

Room, Women only (Dormitory)

Twin 1 | Sleeps 1

Room, Multiple Beds (Private)

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Room, Men only (Dormitory)

Twin 1 | Sleeps 1

Guest reviews for The Wayfarer

Everyone (7) Couples (1) Family (4)

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