Address: 12 E Montecito St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Welcome to The Wayfarer Hotel in Santa Barbara

A Downtown Locale ~ Just Steps from State Street, East Beach, & the Santa Barbara Pier

Nestled in the trendy Funk Zone neighborhood, this downtown Santa Barbara boutique hotel continues to win over guests’ hearts with its chic-hipster style, kind service, unique hotel amenities, and central address along State Street. Established in 2014, our hotel in Santa Barbara offers 27 private hotel rooms and 4 shared hostel rooms , as well as plenty of fun on-site entertainment - including Corn Hole, Ping Pong, and Giant Jenga.

At The Wayfarer Santa Barbara, we're all about having common spaces for our guests to be social. Located adjacent to our lobby - meet Lloyd our life-size giraffe. You'll also enjoy our year-round heated pool overlooking State Street.

We look forward to welcoming you to The Wayfarer Santa Barbara! Book for the best rates, guaranteed.
  • Woman standing in front of Lucky Penny penny-wall in The Funk Zone
  • Lucky Penny Sign - The Funk Zone
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The Funk Zone is Santa Barbara’s newest "it" neighborhood luring guests to an eclectic pocket of wine, dining, shopping, and art. Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and Highway 101 in downtown Santa Barbara, the Funk Zone offers a vast collection of artisan shops, hip eateries, over 20 wine tasting rooms, and award-winning microbreweries. From winemakers to surfboard shapers to adventurous chefs, the creative flock to the Funk Zone - all just steps from our playful hotel in downtown Santa Barbara.

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Wayfarer HIghlights:

  • 4 dorm-style shared rooms and 27 private hotel rooms, including accessible guest rooms
  • Outdoor heated pool surrounded by lounge chairs & patio tables
  • On-site games including Corn Hole, Jenga, & Ping Pong
  • High speed WiFi
  • Unique Santa Barbara event space for up to 100 guests
  • Central location, just steps from State Street and 2 blocks from East Beach & the Santa Barbara Pier
  • On-site beach cruisers
  • Colorful guest library
  • Hosted on-site event line-up

**As the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation continues to evolve, our hotel will not be offering complimentary breakfast or access to The Kitchen for our hotel guests. Pool reservations are now available. Read more here.

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  • A Bike with a Toy California License Plate
  • hotel lounge area
  • Hotel Exterior with Blue Sky and Palm Trees
  • Hotel Pool Deck with Christmas Lights

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