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The Waterman

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Exterior
Outdoor pool, open 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM, pool loungers
Outdoor pool, open 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM, pool loungers
Outdoor pool, open 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM, pool loungers
Terrace/patio

Overview of The Waterman

The Waterman

3.5-star property
3.5-star hotel with outdoor pool, near Stearns Wharf

8.6/10 Fabulous

753 verified Hotels.com guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Free breakfast
  • Parking available
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet-friendly
  • Non-smoking
The price is €230
Price available on 30/01/2023
Map
12 E Montecito Street, Santa Barbara, CA, 93101

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About this area

What's nearby

  • In The Funk Zone
  • Santa Barbara Zoo - 8 min drive

Getting around

  • Santa Barbara, CA (SBA-Santa Barbara Municipal) - 12 min drive
  • Santa Ynez, CA (SQA) - 47 min drive
  • Santa Barbara Station - 3 min walk
  • Goleta Station - 16 min drive
  • UC Santa Barbara Station - 16 min drive

Restaurants

  • Mony's Mexican Food - 2 min walk
  • Figueroa Mountain Brewing Company - 3 min walk
  • The Lark - 3 min walk
  • Lucky Penny - 3 min walk
  • Loquita - 3 min walk

About this property

The Waterman

Located in the entertainment district, The Waterman is a great choice for a stay in Santa Barbara. Guests can enjoy the outdoor pool, and hiking/biking trails, kayaking and parasailing are nearby. A snack bar/deli and a terrace are offered, and in-room conveniences include fridges and microwaves. The helpful staff and beach get good marks from fellow travellers.

Languages

English, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
The property is disinfected using an electrostatic spray
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Follows the standard cleaning and disinfection practices of Commitment to Clean (Marriott)
Follows the industry cleaning and disinfection practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA) and COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC)

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Masks and gloves available
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitiser provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Individually wrapped food options available for breakfast
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 31 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors

Arriving/Leaving

  • Check-in time from 4:00 PM until midnight
  • Express check-out available
  • Early check-in subject to availability
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age – 21
  • Check-out time is noon
  • Late check-out subject to availability

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • An adult aged 18 or older must assume all liability for the booking
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • If you are planning to arrive after midnight please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 21

Children

  • No cots (infant beds)

Pets

  • Pets allowed (2 per room)*
  • Service animals welcome
  • Restrictions apply*
  • Pets must be supervised

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms

Parking

  • Uncovered on-site self-parking (USD 30 per night; includes in/out privileges)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking and van parking on site
  • On-site parking is limited (max. 1 space per unit)

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free continental breakfast each morning 7:00 AM–10:00 AM
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Shared microwave
  • Shared fridge
  • Snack bar/deli

Travelling with children

  • Children's games
  • Pool gate
  • Fence around the pool

What to do

  • Ping pong
  • Beach nearby
  • Discount at nearby fitness centre
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Horse riding nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Scuba-diving nearby
  • Whale watching nearby

Working away

  • Co-working spaces

Services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Luggage storage
  • Bike hire
  • Pool loungers

Facilities

  • 1 building/tower
  • Built in 2014
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • Communal living room
  • An outdoor pool
  • Bike parking

Accessibility

  • Braille/raised signage
  • Lift
  • Accessible bathroom (selected rooms)
  • Roll-in shower (selected rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible public bathroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible van parking
  • Valet for wheelchair-equipped vehicle
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to lift
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible pool
  • Wheelchair-accessible business centre
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge
  • Handrails in stairwells
  • Closed-captioned TV
  • Lowered plug sockets in bathroom
  • Grab bar near toilet
  • Transfer shower
  • Lever door handles
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Step-free path to entrance
  • Pool hoist on site

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • LCD television
  • Premium cable channels

Home comfort

  • Climate-controlled air conditioning and heating

Sleep well

  • Premium bedding

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels
  • Toilet paper

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi
  • Free local calls

Food and drink

  • Full-sized fridge/freezer
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Shared kitchen access
  • Stovetop
  • Oven
  • Toaster
  • Cookware, dishes and utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice maker
  • Paper towels

More

  • Housekeeping (on request)

Fees & policies

Refundable deposits

  • Deposit: USD 35 per accommodation, per night

Optional extras

  • Early check-in can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability)
  • Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability)

Pets

  • Service animals exempt from fees
  • Pets are allowed for an extra charge of USD 50 per accommodation, per night

Parking

  • Uncovered self-parking costs USD 30 per night with in/out privileges

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • Pool access available from 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

The property is cleaned and disinfected with electrostatic spray; disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; guests are provided with hand sanitiser; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; masks are required in public areas.

Contactless check-out is available.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

Individually wrapped food options are available for breakfast.

This property affirms that it follows the cleaning and disinfection practices of Commitment to Clean (Marriott) guidelines.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA) and COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC).

Policies

This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession

Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector and a first aid kit on site.

This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly).

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

This property accepts credit cards and debit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

Wayfarer Hostel Santa Barbara
Wayfarer Santa Barbara
The Wayfarer
The Waterman Hotel
The Waterman Santa Barbara
The Waterman Hotel Santa Barbara

Frequently asked questions

Does The Waterman offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, The Waterman does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at The Waterman?
As of 28 January 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at The Waterman on 30 January 2023 start from €230, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at The Waterman?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at The Waterman?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool. Guests have pool access from 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM.
Are pets allowed at The Waterman?
Yes, pets are welcome, with a limit of 2 per room. There's a charge of USD 50 per accommodation, per night. Service animals are exempt from fees.
Is parking offered on site at The Waterman?
Yes. Self-parking costs USD 30 per night. Parking spaces may be limited.
What are the check-in and check-out times at The Waterman?
You can check in from 4:00 PM - midnight. There's a charge for early check-in (subject to availability). Check-out time is noon. Late check-out is available for a charge (subject to availability). Express check-out and contactless check-out are available.
What is there to do at The Waterman and nearby?
Have fun with nearby activities such as boat tours, fishing and hiking. The Waterman also has an outdoor pool.
Are there restaurants at or near The Waterman?
Yes. Nearby restaurants include Santa Barbara Roasting Company (3-min walk), Backyard Bowls (3-min walk) and Union Ale (4-min walk).
What's the area around The Waterman like?
The Waterman is in The Funk Zone, a short 3-minute walk from Santa Barbara Station and 10 minutes' walk from Stearns Wharf. Travellers say that this hotel is in a good location.

Reviews

8.6

Fabulous

9.2/10

Cleanliness

9.0/10

Staff & service

8.3/10

Amenities

8.9/10

Property conditions & facilities

8.8/10

Eco-friendliness

Reviews

8/10 Very good

Amy, 2-night trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Beautiful property - very friendly staff, bonus that it's dog friendly. Incredibly walkable to awesome areas of the Funk Zone. Cozy rooms but have everything you need for a few nights.
Michelle, 1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

6/10 Good

Chloe, 1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

6/10 Good

This is a well placed hotel, and the staff was nice. However, the cost was really twice as high as it should have been. The rooms are quite small, not even room for a chair, and no bedside tables, plus the extra nightly $30/night parking fee is not reasonable considering the overall price of the room. It is pet friendly, which is nice, for another additional fee of $50/night.
Andrea, 2-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

We had a wonderful time. Everything was excellent.
Dawn, 2-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

This hotel is in an excellent location for walking to the pier and shops/restaurants within the Funkzone. The room was clean, however probably the smallest room we've ever stayed in. The staff was excellent. Overall, a bit pricey for the size of the room but you're paying for the location.
Dwayne, 2-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Small but completely appropriate use of space. Fun design Wish bathroom and hall way doors were sealed more on bottom for privacy/noise
michele, 1-night family trip
Verified Orbitz guest review

8/10 Very good

Great one night stay. Our room wasn’t ready till about 7 due to some circumstances but we were comped for half of the room. I would have wanted the entire night comped but we
Jonathan, 1-night trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

We had the most amazing stay! The rooms and entire property are beautiful and modern. The manager, Jean Luc was very hospitable and made sure our stay was perfect. I highly recommend!
jennifer, 1-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Robert, 1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review