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Franciscan Inn

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At a Glance


  • walking distance from waterfront and harbor
  • family-friendly
  • great value


  • busy lobby
  • pool can be crowded

Fodorite Reviews

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Franciscan Inn Review

The friendly staff and the range of cheery, spacious beach-theme rooms, from singles to mini- and family suites, at this family-owned Spanish-Mediterranean motel make this a good choice for all types of travelers; its location just a block from the harbor and West Beach is hard to beat. Part of the structure dates from the 1920s.

    Hotel Details

  • 33 rooms, 20 suites
  • Rate includes breakfast.
  • Credit cards accepted.
Updated: 05-04-2014

Fodorite Reviews

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  • Service  

    Convenient location, clean rooms, Santa Barbara prices

    I appreciated the willingness of the staff to allow for late check-in for my group, and I found the rooms to be fairly spacious, the beds comfortable and clean (no bed bugs!), and the bathroom wellappointed with the standard amenities. And it's in a good location not too close to the beach to allow for less traffic. My one complaint would be the prices. It's a fairly standard, cute, spanish style place, but it's priced for a more upscale vacation destination. But that's what you get if you want to stay in Santa Barbara.

    by margiedochas, 9/9/12

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