The Waterman Santa Barbara

12 East Montecito StreetSanta BarbaraCA 93101USA
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About The Waterman Santa Barbara

Surrounded by the galleries, eateries and boutiques of the artsy Funk Zone, The Wayfarer provides travelers with a playful place to stay, cool amenities and proximity to East Beach and other points of interest.

Stylish hotel rooms feature contemporary, fun interiors like mermaid wallpaper and lion pillows along with free Wi-Fi, flatscreen HD TVs and work desks. Also, there are several shared hostel style rooms (women only/men only) featuring individual beds, as well as bunk beds and lockers.

Everyone enjoys taking in the sun at the heated outdoor pool. Guests also appreciate the convenient onsite laundry facilities.

Here, mornings start with a free breakfast and guests can also access the community kitchen. Plus, just steps from the hotel are all sorts of restaurants catering to diverse tastes.

The property is near many popular Santa Barbara attractions including State Street, the Urban Wine Trail and the famous Santa Barbara Pier.


12 East Montecito Street, Santa Barbara, CA, CA 93101, USA
Telephone: +1 8058451000 | Fax: +1 8057705525 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour reception
  • Conference rooms
  • Deck chairs / Lounge chairs
  • Elevator
  • Express check-in / out
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Hotel safe
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Parking garage
  • Pets allowed
  • Terrace
  • Towels at the pool / beach
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Balcony / Patio
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Cable TV
  • Desk
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Ironing board
  • Telephone
  • WiFi in rooms


  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible paths / hallways
  • Wheelchair accessible

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 16:00
  • Check-out: 12:00

Positive Reviews

Close to Everything

Right in the heart of the Funk Zone, The Wayfarer is steps from restaurants, shops, galleries, State Street, East Beach and the Urban Wine Trail. Travelers seem to appreciate the convenient location near everything.

Free Breakfast a Plus

Complimentary bagels, muffins and coffee are always appreciated in the morning.

Clean and Comfy

A few travelers recommend staying here because the rooms are so clean. Housekeeping seems to be on top of it and guests have certainly noticed during their stay.

Negative Reviews

On the Small Side

On several occasions, guests have commented that the size of the rooms and bathrooms are too cozy for their liking. However, they have also noticed that the hotel makes good use of the space and layout.

Bright in the Mornings

Light sleepers might notice the bright light in the morning because the blinds don't seem to completely block out the sun. Staying under the covers might help.

Some Street Noise

Given that the hotel is right next to the 101 Freeway, noise from the traffic is noticeable. However, only a few people have said that this was a problem.

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index based on 1283 reviews across the web
8.8 /10
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    8.8 /10
8.8 out of 10 based on 1283 reviews