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A Favorite Hotel Near UCSB, Westmont, & More

.Our downtown Santa Barbara hotel has become a favorite place to stay among college visitors. Our hotel is centrally located in the heart of the downtown area - just steps away from some of the best restaurants and shopping - while just a short drive away from UC Santa Barbara, Westmont College, and Santa Barbara City College (SBCC).

Ideal for visiting friends, parents, or students, discover The Wayfarer during your next trip to Santa Barbara! It's the perfect home-base for experiencing the best of Santa Barbara, while touring its local colleges and universities.

UC Santa Barbara

552 University Road
Santa Barbara, CA 93106

The University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) is one of the 10 campuses of the University of California system. Founded in 1891, UCSB is located on 1,022 oceanfront acres in Goleta, CA - just a 15-minute drive north from The Wayfarer.

Westmont College

955 La Paz Rd
Santa Barbara, CA 93108

Westmont College is an interdenominational Christian liberal arts college located in Montecito, CA. Founded in 1937, the campus itself resides in the hills of Montecito and features 110 acres. It's located just 5 miles south-east from The Wayfarer.

Santa Barbara City College

721 Cliff Dr
Santa Barbara, CA 93109

Santa Barbara City College (SBCC) is a 2-year community college that is located on 74 acres in Santa Barbara. Opened in 1911, it's located in the West Beach area - less than 1 mile from The Wayfarer.

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