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Does the Franciscan Hotel offer accessible rooms?

Yes. We offer accessible guest rooms at the Franciscan Hotel in Santa Barbara. We also strive to ensure that every area of our property goes above and beyond ADA standards. Learn more about our hotel accessibility features.

How many rooms does the Franciscan Hotel have?

The Franciscan Hotel features 53 non-smoking, Spanish-style guest rooms and suites. Each rooms feature serene beach-themed décor in hues of blue, coral and sand, along with original artworks of Santa Barbara scenes

What are the amenities offered at the Franciscan Hotel?

We offer an array of thoughtful amenities, including a heated Swimming Pool, Pool / hot tub, Afternoon reception (freshly baked cookies served in our lobby daily from 1 PM - 9 PM.), complimentary breakfast (coming soon in early 2024), parking, free Wi-Fi, and a Gift shop. Start making your reservations at The Franciscan Hotel in Santa Barbara, California.

What are the top restaurants near the Franciscan Hotel?

The Franciscan Hotel is close to the top restaurants, such as Toma Restaurant and Bar, Brophy Bros, Rudy's Mexican Restaurant, Loquita Santa Barbara, and Lucky Penny.

What are the Special offers and Vacation packages offered at the Franciscan Hotel?

We offer exceptional offers and special packages for your memorable vacation in Santa Barbara. From Book Direct Special to Sunday Monday Fun Day, Third Nigh Free, and Suite Deal, we have it covered for you.

What amenities does The Franciscan Hotel offer for my pet during our stay?

At The Franciscan Hotel, your furry friend is warmly welcomed. Our hotel offers a well-curated list of pet-friendly activities in Santa Barbara to ensure an enjoyable stay. Check out our pet policies. Contact our on-site concierge at your service to guide you to pet-friendly locations in the area, making your visit a delightful experience for you and your pet. For more doggie info, you may visit here.

What are the top attractions near the Franciscan Hotel?

The Franciscan Hotel puts you close to top attractions in Santa Barbara, including Santa Barbara Harbor, Funk Zone, Santa Barbara Mission, Moxi Museum, Granada Theater, and Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History.

What are the top water activities near the Franciscan Hotel?

Engage in exciting water sports including surfing, stand-up paddleboarding, sea kayaking, and sailing. The harbor near the Franciscan Hotel is an excellent spot to start your water adventure and create memories with families and special someone.

What are the top shopping spots near the Franciscan Hotel?​​​​​​​

Indulge in a shopping spree at the heart of Santa Barbara near the Franciscan Hotel with these top spots, such as State Street, Paseo Nuevo Shopping Mall, La Arcada Courtyard and Funk Zone.

What's the best way to get around Santa Barbara near the Franciscan Hotel?

Explore Santa Barbara easily by renting a bike or hopping on the downtown electric shuttle. Enjoy easy access to bike-friendly streets and shuttle routes, making city exploration a breeze while staying at our hotel.

Are there any must-visit wineries near the Franciscan Hotel in Santa Barbara?

Yes. Discover nearby wine-tasting tours at Santa Ynez and Santa Maria Valleys to explore exquisite wineries, including Sunstone Vineyards or Demetria Estate.

Does the Franciscan Hotel offer non-smoking rooms and suites?

Yes. The guest rooms and suites are 100% non smoking. There is a $250 cleaning charge for smoking in any guest room or suite.

How far is the Franciscan Hotel from the airport?

Our hotel is 9.8 miles (14 minutes) from Santa Barbara Muncipal Airport.

How far is the Franciscan Hotel from Downtown Santa Barbara?

The Franciscan Hotel is 1.4 Miles from Downtown Santa Barbara.

What are the in-room amenities offered at the Franciscan Hotel?

The Franciscan Hotel offers Spanish-style rooms and suites with exceptional in-room amenities, including plush king/queen beds, flat-screen TV, mini fridge, microwave, complimentary Wi-Fi, and coffee/ tea maker.

What are the payment methods accepted at The Franciscan Hotel?

At The Franciscan Hotel, a valid ID matching the name on your card is required for payment. We accept American Express, Mastercard, Visa Carte Blanche, and Debit Cards, although Discover is not accepted. Besides card payments, the hotel also welcomes Cash and Traveler's checks for your convenience.

What are the hours of operation of the Gift Shop at Franciscan Hotel?

Yes. Our Gift Shop is open from 7 AM to 11 PM daily in our lobby. Please ask Front Desk for menu. The following are available:

  • Ice cold beverages: SmartWater, Sparkling Water, Gatorade, and Redbull.
  • Snacks: Pringles, Brownie Brittle, Pistachios and Haribo Gummy Selection.
  • Sundries: Toothbrush kit, Shaving kit, Single Razor, and Tylenol.

Does the Franciscan hotel offer after hours security?

Yes. We offer after-hours security guards on the property from 11 PM to 7 AM daily.

Does the Franciscan Hotel have a gym?


Does the Franciscan Hotel have elevators?

No, however there are two ADA-accessible rooms on the first floor

Is there a spa center in the Franciscan Hotel?


Does the Franciscan Hotel serve complimentary breakfast?

Yes. Our hotel offers complimentary breakfast daily for the guests staying at our hotel.

Does the Franciscan Hotel have venue spaces?