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Motel 6 Santa Barbara - Goleta

5897 Calle Real, US 101 South at Fairview Avenue, Goleta, CA 93117
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Room wasn't ready and we were asked to return after 3pm. Receptionist tried hard but was new and had problems registering us. Other staff were rude and uninterested in assisting. This was the 1st motel/ hotel which didn't offer free wifi. After paying for the service it didn't work particularly well anyway. There was no fridge or microwave which we... More 

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Birmingham, Michigan
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6 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The room had been updated but keep in mind this is Motel 6 not the Ritz Carlton. It's the cheapest place to stay in Goleta so you are getting the bare basics. The room was clean, the bed wasn't real comfortable but for just a night or two it will do. We stayed in a room towards the front which... More 

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Saratoga, California
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It's a good thing that we only need to stay here for a night. I was surprised that the hotel here is so expensive. I have not stayed at a 2 stars motel like this for many years. But this motel is what I can find available rooms less than $200. The room is OK. The first room got plumbing... More 

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

Vicky, Thank you for sharing your review. We apologize for any misunderstanding that may have occurred during your recent stay with regard to our rates and the inconveniences you experienced. We encourage you to contact our Guest Relations department at 1-855-787-9864 to record the details of your visit to help us provide a better guest experience in the future. More 

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Broadbeach, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Santa Barbara area isn't cheap to stay so staying at Motel 6 wouldn't be our first choice but for the price it was perfect. The checkin staff, Isaac and the others were accommodating and helpful. The rooms are small but clean and pretty quiet. There are a number of places to eat. Trader Joe's is next door so for location... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

I wish I read some of the reviews before making the mistake of staying in this hotel! It was too expensive for what it is... but the shocking truth is, it stinks of chlorine that I awoke in a state of alarm at 1am, wondering what that awful smell is! It was so bad I got up, dressed, and opened... More 

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San Diego, California
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

I have stayed in many types of hotels over the years including luxury ones. For this particular trip we were looking to save some $. We stayed here with our 2 teenage children around Thanksgiving for 2 nights. We had 2 rooms each with 2 double beds- not queen- this is important. I would not recommend more than 2 people... More 

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Orange, California, United States
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

This hotel is junk. Imagine paying 160 for a cubicle furnished by big lots that reeked of humid must, cigarettes and chlorine. Not to mention the bed had broken springs, was harder than the floor and would crunch and bang with the slightest movement. The blankets, of which you have one are sewed to resemble a throw over the end,... More 

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

Candice, Thank you for sharing your review. We strive to deliver a great guest experience, but it sounds as though we did not perform to our usual standards in this case. We are committed to delivering a clean, comfortable room and are sorry for any failure in delivering on the commitment during your recent stay. Please know the issues you... More 

Hong Kong, China
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57 reviews 57 reviews
41 hotel reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This hotel is very similar to the Ibis chains in Europe where you get a no-frills experience at a relatively cheap price. You do pay a small premium for the brand name, if you can call it that. The rooms seem to be designed with the cleaning staff in mind and lack of anything more than a few rough towels... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

June 26/27, 2014. Room want ready till around 4:15pm. Modern looking? Not sure, I guess so. No carpet, all tile probably why it's dog friendly. Floors were very, very filthy. Dog urine not ruled out. Don't drop anything on the floor! Oh yeah, there are no drawers to put your clothes in. Floor and tub very slippery when wet. Not... More 

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Sacramento, California
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27 reviews 27 reviews
17 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

I have to say... From the horror stories I have heard about Motel 6's, our stay wasn't even close to that; it was great! We were looking for an extremely cheap place to crash at during our apartment hunting in Isla Vista and this Motel 6 happened to be just that. I was a little shocked how pricey the room... More 

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