Welcome to The Waterman

Pet Friendly Downtown Santa Barbara Hotel Near Stearns Wharf

Located in the trendy Funk Zone neighborhood in downtown Santa Barbara, The Waterman hotel is steps from State Street, putting restaurants, award-winning microbreweries, wine-tasting rooms, and shopping, all within reach from our front doors. Explore Stearns Wharf, less than 1 mile from us, and local beaches like West Beach and East Beach, just a bike ride away. Make use of our beach cruisers to explore the area or relax by our outdoor pool. Feel like cooking? A kitchen is available for use with top-of-the-line appliances. Family and friends will love gathering in our library lounge or playing one of our free community games. Staying for long? Our marketplace is stocked with refreshments and we offer free coffee and tea every morning. Enjoy a cozy guest room (135 - 175 sq ft in size) with a flat-screen TV, free WiFi, and a modern bathroom with a walk-in shower at our pet-friendly hotel. Each room is styled to perfection, featuring shiny mermaid wallpaper, cheeky tiger pillows, and retro inspired telephones.

Rooms & Suites


Check-in: 4:00 pm

Check-out: 12:00 pm

Minimum Age Required: 21

Smoke Free Property

Pet Policy

Pets Allowed

$50/night or $150/stay for 3+ night stay. 2 pets are allowed.



On-Site Parking

Daily: $30

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The Waterman

12 E Montecito Street, Santa Barbara, California, USA, 93101

Tel: +1 805-845-1000
Distance from Property: 10.2 Miles
Phone Number: +1 805-683-4011
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Alternate Airport Transportation
Santa Barbara MTD
Distance from Property: 89.1 Miles
Phone Number: +1 818-840-8840
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Alternate Airport Transportation
Distance from Property: 95.7 Miles
Phone Number: +1 310-646-5252
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Alternate Airport Transportation


Train Station

Santa Barbara Amtrak


Santa Barbara: Get 3,000 bonus points per night

: May 12, 2022August 4, 2022

Treat yourself to a rewarding stay at The Waterman hotel and explore local beaches and attractions.


Get Your Funk On!

: January 26, 2022December 31, 2022

Start your Santa Barbara getaway with a bottle of Margerum Wine and exclusive deals at local Santa Barbara restaurants.


Where the FUNK Did I Park?

: January 26, 2022December 31, 2022

Save on parking during your next trip when you stay at The Waterman Santa Barbara hotel. Leave the car because you're now entering the Funk Zone.

Property Details

Policies and Payments

Accepts: Credit Cards


Property has elevators

Languages spoken by staff:

For more information about the physical features of our accessible rooms, common areas or special services relating to a specific disability please call +1 805-845-1000

Accessible Hotel Features

Property has elevators

Self Operating lift or a sloped entry in hotel swimming pools

Service Animals are Welcome

Accessible Areas with Accessible Routes from Public Entrance

Accessible Entrance to On-Site Pool

Main Entrance is Accessible

Meeting Spaces are Accessible

Guest Room Accessibility

Accessible Vanities

Adjustable Height Hand-Held Shower Wand

Bathtub Seat

Close Caption TV

Lever Handles on Guest Room Doors

Lowered Electrical Outlets

Lowered Viewports in Guest Room Doors

Mobility accessible rooms

Non-slip Grab Rails in the Bathroom

Roll-in Shower

Toilet Seat at Wheelchair Height - Toilet for Disabled

Transfer Showers in Guest Rooms