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Motel 6 Santa Barbara - Carpinteria South

5550 Carpinteria Avenue, US 101 North at Bailard Avenue, Carpinteria, CA 93013
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Chico, California
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12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

Well what can I say about the modern-looking Motel 6...it's cheap and the location is great! It's minutes away from the beach and good places to eat. We are a large family of 6 so we always need to get 2 rooms. So with our AARP discount and the low rate at the motel, we can afford to stay a... More 

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California USA
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20 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015

This Motel 6 is recently remodeled, clean and within 10 miles of downtown Santa Barbara. From what I am familiar with, this is the best value in South Santa Barbara county if you are looking for accommodations for less than $75 a night. Bed a little too firm for me but that is the only negative. If you are looking... More 

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San Diego, California
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9 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Granted there is usually a police car for some problem when we drive by but there was a room, bed, sink, door which locked and 1/2 the price of the next door hotel. You want luxury... Pay for it. You want a reasonable place for the night ..this works

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6 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015 via mobile

Paid a lot to stay here for one night. Room was very basic and did not provide shampoo or wifi. They know they can get away with over charging when demand is high. Room was at least clean and the pool looked nice, although we did not go in it.

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share your review. Motel 6 standards for quality rest on our promise to offer the lowest price of any national chain by delivering the essential elements of a comfortable room for a satisfying stay, for this reason we apologize for the disappointment you describe with the expectations of amenities. We encourage... More 

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Spokane Valley, Washington
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10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

Hanging out in Santa Barbara for a few days en route to LA county from Washington state, we fled the hotel prices in Santa Barbara. Although, the price was much nicer at this Motel 6 in Carpinteria, we paid the price figuratively. The beds were doubles, there was no dresser or end table to set wallets, purses, and keys, the... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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14 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

Ok, so I wasn't expecting the Ritz here - we went in knowing that our experience would be no frills. This included two small bars of soap and bargain basement towels that I would hesitate giving to my spoiled beagle to rest on. The beds were adequate at best and the room was clean. Sheets were borderline muslin and about... More 

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6Team, brand expericened team member at Motel 6 Santa Barbara - Carpinteria South, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for sharing your feedback. We apologize for any misunderstanding that may have occurred during your recent stay with regard your reservation and the inconveniences you experienced. Motel 6 standards for quality rest on our promise to offer the lowest price of any national chain by delivering the essential elements of a comfortable room for a satisfying... More 

Gresham, Oregon
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

No amenities (kleenex, alarm clock, coffeepot). Premium price for bad mattress on piece of plywood. No fan, heat, a/c. Stuffy. Yet you get the pleasure of paying +$200. Wouldn't stay here again!!! We know it was august, however this is way too much for what you get.

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Thank Kathy K
6Team, brand expericened team member at Motel 6 Santa Barbara - Carpinteria South, responded to this review

Kathy, Thank you for sharing your feedback. We apologize for any misunderstanding that may have occurred during your recent stay with regard to our rate policies and the inconveniences you experienced. We are committed to delivering a clean, comfortable room and apologize for any failure in following through on that commitment during your recent stay. Our staff aims to provide... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015 via mobile

Small room, no free wifi, no fridge, no microwave, no iron, no blow dryer, no breakfast, no box springs- just a mattress on a board. I was much more comfortable at summer camp when I was a kid. We would NEVER stay here again! The only reason we chose this motel was because we could park in front of the... More 

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Thank Brenda K
6Team, brand expericened team member at Motel 6 Santa Barbara - Carpinteria South, responded to this review

Brenda, Thank you for sharing your review. Motel 6 standards for quality rest on our promise to offer the lowest price of any national chain by delivering the essential elements of a comfortable room for a satisfying stay, for this reason we apologize for the disappointment you describe with the expectations of amenities. We do offer accessible rooms to our... More 

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17 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Apparently just because this motel is located near Santa Barbara they feel they can over charge ($145 - $185) depending on the weekend. I would be willing to pay this IF the place were at least clean. Bathroom was gross with something on the wall that I didn't want to go near. In future if this is the only vacancy... More 

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6Team, brand expericened team member at Motel 6 Santa Barbara - Carpinteria South, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for posting your review. We are committed to delivering a clean, comfortable room and apologize for any failure in delivering on the commitment during your recent stay. Please know the conditions you experienced are an exception to our guest commitment and as such, we apologize. Motel 6 standards for quality rest on our promise to offer... More 

Lambersart, France
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117 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 via mobile

Coming from Chicago on route 66, we stayed there for one night. Room was correct. Parking close. Nice welcome too. Coffee available in the morning. This is very sad that wifi is not included. Good place for our next visit

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