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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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4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were expecting the worst at $99 but will pleasantly surprised by the room. Clean and simple. Hardwood floors, flat screen, modern furniture and decent bathroom. Well maintained. Make sure you get a room not facing busy freeway. Near by liquor store for snacks etc.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First off let me say we weren't expecting much in this hotel. The price was good for the area and it is pet friendly. The bed had 2 broken springs.. not helpful, there was only one facecloth for 2 people and the AC unti was ridiculously noisy. We would not recommend it to any of our friends. If you need... More

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Fullerton, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fourth visit to this Motel 6 in the last eighteen months. Each time our stay has been very pleasant. Phil, the manager, is friendly and approachable and cares about the property. Typical Motel 6 layout and amenities, not luxurious in any way, but the rooms are kept very clean and fresh. Would recommend to anyone who is looking for a... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Clean motel off the 101 freeway south of Santa Barbara. Good for one night stay. We paid $70 but not sure I would pay more for the room. We walked the local beach which was nice and no one was on it! If you need a place to just sleep before hitting the road, this place will do.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Super nice staff they gave us free wifi when it should have been $3 each per device for 24 hours. There was a really nice room with a large TV and lots of channels to choose from; everywhere was clean and the pool was great, very quiet for August which we loved. The location was fine, a short drive from... More

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Mission Viejo, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

This hotel was much too overpriced for what we received. The beds are extremely hard, the towels a step up from sandpaper. You receive one bar of soap only, no hair dryer, no shampoo or lotion. I wasn't expecting 5 /star quality by any means, but seriously, $140 a night for a Motel 6 should at the very least include... More

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6Team, Brand Experience Team member at Motel 6 Santa Barbara - Carpinteria South, responded to this review

Apm71, Thank you for sharing your review. We apologize for your unpleasant stay due to the noise concerns and room rate issues you described. We encourage you to contact our Guest Relations at 1-855-787-9864, so that we can better address your concerns and improve our service for guests in the future. More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Had a meeting in SB and I decided to save money and stay here solo for one night. The area is nice and quiet. It's close to food and shopping. 15 min drive from Santa Barbara. During the week if you plan on heading into SB from here you will hit traffic in the mornings. This location tends to be... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

This hotel is overpriced. It's the basic motel and the coat is like a hotel with amenities but it's very far away from the truth when it comes to that. It's noisy and probably should be prices at half of what I paid for it. The only thing that I can say good from this place is that is clean

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

The room we stayed in could have been more comfortable, the bed was hard, the sheets, blanket and pillows were very thin. The bedcover was thin and stained. The sink area and TV looked new, the shower area could be updated and more clean. Even after going back 3 times to get our "key's" to work they were difficult. The... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Stayed one night, can't comment on location as we arrived late and left early, but clean, modern rooms, a comfortable nights sleep, and a good price. What more do you want? (Pool looked nice too, shame we didn't get chance to use it)

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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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