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 hotel continues to win over guests’ hearts with its chic-hipster style, kind service, complimentary hotel amenities, and central address along State Street. Recently opened in 2014, this hotel in Santa Barbara offers 27 private hotel rooms and 4 shared hostel rooms, as well as plenty of fun on-site amenities - including Corn Hole, Ping Pong, and a Giant Jenga Set!

At The Wayfarer Santa Barbara, we're all about having common spaces for our guests to be social. That's why our downtown Santa Barbara hotel offers a spacious community kitchen and dining area for guests to use at their leisure. Located adjacent to our lobby - where you'll meet Lloyd our life-size giraffe - our kitchen and dining room is the place where complimentary breakfast is served every morning from 7 – 10 am, which features fresh bagels, toast, cereal, yogurt, Peet’s Coffee, and fruit. You'll also enjoy our year-round heated pool, surrounded by large inflatable red chairs that just crave an Instagram picture (which is easy with complimentary Wi-Fi), as well as fun on-site events like hosted pub crawls with Wayfarer-exclusive drink specials.

We look forward to welcoming you to The Wayfarer Santa Barbara! Book direct here for the best rates, guaranteed.
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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 rooms and 27 private hotel rooms, including accessible guest rooms
  • Outdoor heated pool, surrounded by lounge chairs & patio tables
  • Onsite games, including Corn Hole, Jenga, & Ping Pong
  • Large community kitchen & dining room
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Complimentary continental breakfast served daily from 7 - 10 am
  • 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
  • Onsite bike rentals
  • Colorful guest library
  • Fun onsite events
  • Woman Walking Bike Next to Wayfarer Santa Barbara
  • A Bike with a Toy California License Plate
  • A Man Browsing Colorful Books
  • Hotel Exterior with Blue Sky and Palm Trees
  • Hotel Pool Deck with Christmas Lights

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