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The Franciscan Hotel in Santa Barbara

In the 1920s, the Franciscan Inn in Santa Barbara was born as a Spanish-style house on a beach-side ranch, mirroring the region's rich architectural history. The Neer family purchased the three hotels and the family's tradition of offering warm Santa Barbara hospitality persists at this prime location, collectively known as the Franciscan Inn now, where it has evolved into a charming hideaway, conveniently located just 1.5 blocks from the beach and within walking distance of downtown attractions.

History Of The Franciscan Hotel In Santa Barbara
The Franciscan Hotel History


  • Fourteen different guest room and suite options were designed to accommodate a wide variety of styles and budgets to meet all of your needs.
  • Guest can enjoy free, off-street parking for the duration of their stay.
  • The Concierge desk at the Franciscan Inn serves as a hub for guest services.
  • Guests can enjoy an enclosed parklett outside for outdoor dining as well as complementary wine tasting featuring wines from local wineries.
  • Enjoy lush gardens surrounding the property (need clarification on which types of plants are in the garden to describe them) (Ed loves the word "lush" specifically to describe the gardens).
  • Guests can relax and take in the sunshine at the outdoor pool or private hot tub.