Nestled in a quiet residential neighborhood, this Spanish-style hideaway is one of the places locals recommend to visiting friends. Just a block from the beach, low-slung buildings with terra-cotta roofs and whitewashed stucco house a hard-to-find variety of accommodations—great options for extended stays and families. The 31 guestrooms and 22 suites (27 units were remodeled at the end of 2013) offer 10 different room styles that range from a standard queen-size guestroom to the split-level Edgewater Suite with two queen beds, kitchenette, and living room. Décor reflects Santa Barbara's relaxed yet sophisticated style, with beach-themed fabrics, warm woods, and original artwork depicting the town's landmarks. Friendly, knowledgeable staff will guide you to local activities. The Franciscan's location makes it the perfect launchpad to explore beaches and the red-hot Funk Zone and its Santa Barbara Urban Wine Trail. Guests can also easily catch the 50¢ downtown-waterfront electric shuttle from Stearns Wharf to main-drag State Street.
Santa Barbara› Hotel
109 Bath St. (at Cabrillo Blvd.)
Our Rating Neighborhood Around Town Phone 805/963-8845 Prices $150–$275 double, $190–$375 suite Units 31 guest rooms, 22 suites Amenities Free parking, on-site laundry, some kitchenettes, outdoor heated pool, spa tub, Wi-Fi (free) Web site Franciscan InnBook a Room Now
Map109 Bath St. Santa Barbara
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