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The staff were very helpful and extremely nice. The pool area was great and everything was covid safe and clean.. Perfect location too.. I will definitely be back!

front desk is more like dorm monitors, they weren’t trained professionals. I had issues with air conditioning and plumbing, they didn’t seem to care and no one was around late night or answered phone at front desk. When I complained they shrugged it off, the location is great for funk zone even though they are located next to noisy highway but was pretty unsatisfied with staff and service.

The Staff was wonderful and to spend YEAR TWO of Pak-Toe in Santa Barbara CALIFORNIA USA during the Wiccan Roman Satanic Festival was just Dope!!!

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 WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Outdoor pool
  • Concierge services

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 welcomes guests with conveniences like an outdoor pool, free in-room WiFi, and coffee/tea in a common area.


Rooms

All 31 individually decorated rooms feature free local calls and desks. Guests can expect free WiFi and 42-inch flat-screen TVs with cable channels. Beds sport premium bedding and bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Housekeeping is available on request.


Property features

The Wayfarer features an outdoor pool, free WiFi in public areas, and coffee in a common area. Self parking is available for USD 10 per night. The front desk is staffed 24/7 to help with concierge services, securing valuables, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include a microwave in a common area, a refrigerator in a common area, and a library.

Room options

Standard Room, Private Bathroom (Private Room 1 Queen & 1 Twin Murphy)

1 Queen Bed and 1 Twin Murphy Bed | Sleeps 3

Standard Room, Private Bathroom (Private Room1 King & 1 Twin MurphyBed)

1 King Bed and 1 Twin Murphy Bed | Sleeps 3

Guest reviews for The Wayfarer

Everyone (8) Couples (2) Family (5)
5
Family

The staff were very helpful and extremely nice. The pool area was great and everything was covid safe and clean.. Perfect location too.. I will definitely be back!

By , from Los Angeles, CA. on Sep 29, 2020

Review comment responded on Sep 29, 2020

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel after your recent stay. I am delighted to hear that your stay went well, please come visit us again. Warm Regards, Luis Mendoza Interim General Manager

3
Partner Couples

front desk is more like dorm monitors, they weren’t trained professionals. I had issues with air conditioning and plumbing, they didn’t seem to care and no one was around late night or answered phone at front desk. When I complained they shrugged it off, the location is great for funk zone even though they are located next to noisy highway but was pretty unsatisfied with staff and service.

By , from Los Angeles on Sep 5, 2020

Review comment responded on Sep 16, 2020

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel after your recent stay. I am very sorry to hear that your stay did not go as well as planned, rest assure we will use your constructive feedback to improve our product and experience. I hope you give another chance; my staff and I would love to welcome you back. Warm Regards, Luis Mendoza Task Force General Manager

5
Everyone

By on Jun 19, 2020

Review comment responded on Jun 24, 2020

Thank you for your great rating! Hope to welcome you back soon. Warm Regards, Wayfarer Management

5
Friends Business Business

The Staff was wonderful and to spend YEAR TWO of Pak-Toe in Santa Barbara CALIFORNIA USA during the Wiccan Roman Satanic Festival was just Dope!!!

By on Feb 12, 2020

Review comment responded on Feb 21, 2020

The usage of the word "Dope" always brings a smile to our faces. Thank you for staying with us and we hope to see you again soon.

4
Family Family

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.

By on Oct 17, 2019

Review comment responded on Oct 22, 2019

Hi Anonymous, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. we greatly appreciate your feedback and will look into ways we can make the location of our "Murphy bed" more clear. I was very happy to see that you had a good experience and I hope that means that you'll stay with us again and again, moving forward. Thank you,

5
Partner Couples

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

By on Sep 20, 2019

Review comment responded on Oct 5, 2019

Thank you. We agree with you. Santa Barbara is beautiful. Thanks,

4
Friends

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!

By on Aug 9, 2019

Review comment responded on Aug 27, 2019

Hi and thank you for taking the time to write a review. We do have some different layouts in some of our rooms, so please shoot me a quick email before your next stay and we'll try something different to make you more comfortable. Until next time,

5
Family

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.

By on Jul 3, 2019

Review comment responded on Jul 12, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I'm glad to see you had a good time. If you prefer, we also have private guest rooms available. Thanks again

5
Family

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

By on Jun 12, 2019

Review comment responded on Jun 13, 2019

Hi and Thank you for your wonderful comments about your stay. I'll will pass on your kind words to Nathaniel. We're so happy to have him on our team and I'm glad he was able to positively impact your stay with us. Have a great week

5
Everyone

By on Apr 30, 2019

Review comment responded on May 2, 2019

Thank you for your review.

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