The Franciscan Inn

109 Bath StreetSanta Barbara93101USA
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About The Franciscan Inn

The Franciscan Inn in Santa Barbara is located within walking distance of the beach and features an outdoor swimming pool and secluded whirlpool.

The Franciscan Inn offers a range of room and suite choices, from a standard queen-size room to a spacious split-level suite featuring two queen beds, a kitchenette, and a seating area. All guest rooms feature coffee-makers, free Wi-Fi access, individual climate control, HBO and extra premium channels, plus iHomes with iPad and iPod docking stations.

The hotel offers a concierge and laundry/dry-cleaning service, plus free on-site parking to all of its guests.

The Franciscan Inn offers a simple complimentary breakfast served daily in the hotel lobby. It also provides an afternoon reception of homemade hot cookies daily.

This hotel is situated within walking distance of the beach. The University of California is around a 10-minute drive away, while Los Angeles International Airport is located 1.5 hours’ drive from the property.


109 Bath Street, Santa Barbara, CA, 93101, USA
Telephone: +1(805)9638845 | Fax: +1(805)5643295 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchen / Kitchenette
  • A/C
  • Parking
  • Balcony / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • TV / Entertainment
  • Hairdryer
  • Pool
  • Non-smoking rooms

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • Concierge
  • Deck chairs / Lounge chairs
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Hotel bar
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Parking garage
  • Towels at the pool / beach
  • Washing machine
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Bathroom with bathtub
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Cable TV
  • Central heating
  • Electric kettle
  • Fan
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Ironing board
  • Refrigerator
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms

Wellness / Spa

  • Whirlpool / Hot tub


  • Accessible parking
  • Wheelchair accessible

Positive Reviews

Great location right by the beach

Most guests who have stayed at the Franciscan Inn have commented that the location of this hotel is ideal. It's just moments from the seafront and people liked that they could easily walk to and from the beach in just minutes.

Friendly and welcoming staff

There have been a number of reports that the staff at this hotel are exceptionally friendly and helpful. Previous guests have commented that the front desk staff in particular are extremely eager to assist with any queries or questions, and that they extended a warm welcome to all of their guests.

Great facilities included as standard

The Franciscan Inn provides free Wi-Fi and free on-site parking for those staying at the hotel. It also has a fantastic pool area and a hot tub for guests' use, plus serves a daily breakfast. Previous guests liked that all of this was included in the cost of their stay.

Negative Reviews

Great breakfast, but nowhere to sit

Most previous guests enjoyed the free breakfast that this hotel offers. However, as it is served in the lobby, there isn't much room to sit and enjoy it. Some guests report that they got around this by taking their breakfast to their rooms to eat. A small number of guests said that the choice at breakfast could be improved upon.

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index based on 1190 reviews across the web
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8.6 out of 10 based on 1190 reviews