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Franciscan Inn
Ranked #14 of 52 Hotels in Santa Barbara
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 16 April 2012

I stay here periodically with my five-year-old daughter. We come for the pool, which is heated to 80 degrees year-round, and the cookies at 3:30 every day. The staff is amazing, the location unbeatable. Set back just enough from the noise and traffic of Cabrillo Boulevard, the hotel is within walking distance of the Amtrak station, the pier, the waterfront, and State Street. Great place for kids and families.

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Reviewed 3 April 2012

My sister and I chose the Franciscan Inn for a very overdue reunion. It was a very pleasant stay - close to the beach and a short walk to State Street. The reception crew were most amiable. I had the pleasure of being brought breakfast in bed, I wasn't sure about the "eating breakfast on a tray" theme in the lounge area, but whilst checking out, it all looked very cosy and inviting with the fire and ambience. Would love to go back - if invited!! Not entirely sure about Nikita 123's comment about Restoration Hardwear - lost on me I'm afraid, but it was all very nice and spotlessly clean.

Room Tip: Upstairs are best
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Reviewed 2 April 2012

Rented a suite right on the street corner with the bedroom separated from the living room which included a 4 foot long kitchen equipment cabinet (sink and burner but no microwave). Surprised to discover no BR door but just a passage separating the BR from the LR. Carpet needed replacing. The small fireplace is a nice touch-- Santa Barbara is chilly in March. Home baked cookies in the afternoon and muffins and bagels, etc. and great coffee every morning. WiFi worked in the lobby but not in the room.

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1  Thank retireeprescott
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Reviewed 29 March 2012

We enjoyed our 2-night stay at the Franciscan. The rooms are very comfortable and the location is convenient. It is one block to the beach and a short walk to restaurants and State Street. The staff is particularly friendly and helpful. There is a heated pool and jacuzzi, but they are not located together. This is an excellent value.

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Reviewed 27 March 2012

We had the pleasure of spending a night at the Franciscan Inn last weekend and I hastened on to Trip Advisor to write about our stay there!
The staff were promising and soon loosened up with some recollections of their time in our homeland, the cookies were warm and tasty.
The room was perfectly adequate for a one night stay, and upon exploring the closets we discovered all necessary accessories such as iron and hairdryer!
I felt almost as if the Inn was furnished by Restoration Hardware at a glimpse!!

Room Tip: Upper floor rooms would be best!
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Additional Information about Franciscan Inn

Address: 109 Bath St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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Region: United States > California > Santa Barbara
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#6 On the Beach Hotel in Santa Barbara
#12 Romantic Hotel in Santa Barbara
#12 Family Hotel in Santa Barbara
#18 Business Hotel in Santa Barbara
Price Range: ₹ 10,315 - ₹ 18,618 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Franciscan Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 53
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Convenient location, casual comfort and caring staff make this cozy inn the quintessential hub of your Santa Barbara visit. Continental breakfast, pool, spa, afternoon cookies, Wi-Fi and more awaits you. ... more   less 
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