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The Waterman

12 East Montecito Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101

+1 805 845 1000

per night


based on 537 reviews

About The Waterman, Santa Barbara

Value for money

The Wayfarer provides modern accommodation in Santa Barbara and is within a 20-minute walk of Santa Barbara Metropolitan Transit District Station. It is a short walk from Andalucia Building and is close to the area's well-known attractions. Those staying at the hostel can take advantage of the relaxation amenities, which include an outdoor pool. Welcoming and professional staff are available 24 hours a day. The Wayfarer has 31 traditional rooms that are filled with a range of essential facilities to ensure guests have an enjoyable stay. Guests also have access to a communal kitchen. The hostel is close to Santa Barbara Historical Museum, Brooks Institute and Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History Sea Center. Stearns Wharf is also within a five-minute walk.

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Property safety measures

Heightened sanitation

Daily cleaning, increased availability of sanitation products.

Social distancing measures

Lobbies with safe social distancing.

Streamlined check-in and check-out.

Minimal contact with hotel personnel and other guests.

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Hotel Amenities & Facilities

  • Outdoor pool
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Wi-Fi available in all areas
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable or satellite TV
  • Free toiletries
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Internet
  • Parking
  • Laundry facilities

Health and safety

  • Face masks for guests available
  • Physical distancing in dining areas
  • Physical distancing rules
  • First-aid kit
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Hand sanitizer in guest accommodation and key areas
  • Screens or physical barriers placed between staff and guests in appropriate areas
  • Use of cleaning chemicals that are effective against coronavirus
  • Guest accommodation is disinfected between stays
  • All plates, cutlery, glasses and other tableware have been sanitized
  • Delivered food is securely covered
  • Guests can opt-out of accommodation cleaning
  • Staff follow all safety protocols as directed by local authorities


  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Wi-Fi available in all areas
  • Internet
  • Linens
  • Towels
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Shampoo
  • Free toiletries
  • Smoke alarms
  • Heating
  • Body soap
  • Air-conditioned
  • Trash cans

Accessibility and suitability

  • Entire unit located on ground floor
  • Entire unit wheelchair accessible
  • Roll-in shower
  • Increased accessibility
  • Elevator
  • Accessible by elevator
  • No smoking
  • Pets not allowed
  • Upper floors accessible by elevator
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs


  • Family rooms
  • Inner courtyard view
  • Lockers
  • Telephone
  • Carpeted
  • City view
  • Pool view
  • Storage available


  • Shower
  • Hairdryer
  • Toilet
  • Toilet paper
  • Walk-in shower
  • Private bathroom

Services and conveniences

  • Safety deposit box
  • Concierge service
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Key card access
  • Express check-out
  • 24hr front desk


  • Terrace/Patio
  • Beach towels
  • Balcony
  • Outdoor dining area
  • Outdoor furniture

Things to do

  • Hiking
  • Board games/puzzles
  • Cycling
  • Cooking classes
  • Table tennis

Media and entertainment

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Library
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Cable or satellite TV


  • Grocery deliveries
  • Shared kitchen
  • Snack bar
  • Food can be delivered to guest accommodation

Parking and transportation

  • Parking
  • Private parking


  • Heated pool
  • Outdoor pool


  • Laundry facilities


  • Clothes rack


  • Desk

Places of interest near The Waterman

Attractions in Santa Barbara, California curated by momondo

The Waterman location: 12 East Montecito Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Restaurants and Cafés

Enterprise Fish Co. - Santa Barbara0.1 mi
Dawn Patrol0.1 mi
Seven Bar & Kitchen0.1 mi
Casa Blanca0.1 mi

The Waterman Reviews

GreatBased on 537 verified guest reviews

Pros +
  • Great place with a great personal. (in 94 reviews)
  • Very clean and very friendly staff! (in 83 reviews)
  • Perfect breakfast and really good located. (in 61 reviews)
Cons -
  • The room was very small. (in 16 reviews)

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Check in/Check out

Check in anytime after 3:00 PM, check out anytime before 12:00 PM


Cancellation/prepayment policies vary by room type and provider.

Frequently asked questions

  • The Waterman is typically below the average price of 3 star hotels in Santa Barbara. On average, you can expect to pay $425 per night in Santa Barbara. The Waterman typically costs $289 per night, which is $136 cheaper than the Santa Barbara average.

  • The drive from Santa Barbara to The Waterman will take you about 25min depending on traffic, with a distance of 8.5 mi. Hotels located in more populated areas may see vastly more traffic which will add to your travel time.

  • With parking available at The Waterman, you could always rent a car for as low as $31/day and park it at the hotel. This would give you freedom while visiting Santa Barbara. Another more common option is to just take a taxi or rideshare service from the airport to The Waterman. The nearest airport to the hotel is Santa Barbara.

  • Yes, The Waterman has a pool that customers can use. Typically, hotel pools have restrictions based on the time of day so be sure to speak to the front desk before using the pool.

  • Getting to Santa Barbara city center should be easy enough, as it is just 0.7 mi away from The Waterman. In Santa Barbara city center you will find Lobero Theater, along with many other popular sights and things to do.

  • For assistance from an employee at The Waterman please call +1 805 845 1000.

  • Yes, The Waterman has Wi-Fi available to hotel guests.

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