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Motel 6 Santa Barbara - Carpinteria South

2.0 of 5 Motel   |   5550 Carpinteria Avenue, US 101 North at Bailard Avenue, Carpinteria, CA 93013
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Ranked #3 of 6 Hotels in Carpinteria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015
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Culver City, California
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

I never expected this place to be anything but a place to lay my head in the evening. It was a pleasant surprise! The rooms were much nicer than the ones I had in Ventura, Ca two year ago. It is a pet friendly place and for the money I was not disappointed at all. The staff was very nice... More 

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Crawley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

This was a typical Motel 6 with the current renovated style which may or may not please you, depending on your opinion of orange. I find it’s ok. Two beds of adequate comfort and cleanliness, a small seating and table area, and a good TV. Washing and bathroom facilities were fine. On the subject of toiletries, towels and other people’s... More 

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Benidorm, Spain
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

I was very disappointed ,i have stayed in many hotels recently and for the price this hotel provided nothing more than a bed and very basic room. I arrived when it was raining,there was no internal mat to wipe your feet so the floor was filthy after bringing in the cases. There was only 1 towel in the room so... More 

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17 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

The room was very modern and had a nice seating area!! it was the last room available due to a cancellation and the desk clerk very accommodating. This is a really basic room with no views although a really good area to walk the dog, It was clean and comfortable but no microwave or refrigerator. Also Wi Fi cost extra... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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12 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

It was the cheapest hotel in the area price wise and accommodation wise. The double beds looked crisp in the pictures but it translates to stiff, hard and a very uncomfortable sleep. When we showered, my sister noticed black stuff falling from the walls in the bathroom as water poured down the sides. We didn't complain at the time, since... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

My family was on a road trip from SF to SD and I really wanted to see Santa Barbara but Carpinteria was a much cheaper option. We'd been staying in Motel 6 for most of the trip and hadn't had many pleasant experiences until here. The rooms are the typical renovated Motel 6 rooms. Much smaller than usual but clean... More 

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San Luis Obispo, California
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18 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

I'd had other colleagues stay at this motel in the past and thus tried it myself the other week - and it worked out very well. Great option for economically visiting SB area for a few days or just passing through. Simple, modern clean look room design, fresh paint treatment, no carpet in the room, flat screen tv as the... More 

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Simi Valley, California
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9 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

I was surprised at how nice and new the décor in my room was. People need to realize Motel 6 is not a 5 star but it is still a nice clean place to stay. I was happy that I took the time to read other reviews so I saw there were no in room blow dryers which most of... More 

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Cardiff
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

As a family of 4 travelling around California we found this to be a great little motel for the price. The rooms were very clean, the motel was within walking distance to a great shopping centre and not much further into the town and beach. The pool area was big and clean. We couldnt find / afford to stay in... More 

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SJ, California
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

This is NOT a chi-chi boutique hotel . . . hello! It allows you to travel with PETS! But it is excellent value for a basic room that allowed us to bring along our dog. Convenient location in Capinteria on main street leading to food, stores, and beaches/parks. Room was bright and cheery and "no stress" as the room has... More 

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Address: 5550 Carpinteria Avenue, US 101 North at Bailard Avenue, Carpinteria, CA 93013
Location: United States > California > Carpinteria
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Motel 6 Santa Barbara - Carpinteria South 2*
Number of rooms: 138
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