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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 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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St. John's, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We are a family of four and we stayed for one night. The staff were friendly and the location was perfect with grocery stores, pharmacies and several restaurants within the immediate area. The room was clean but unbelievably small, there was just enough room for the two beds but not much else. In fact I had to leave most of... More 

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Concord, CA
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed here for one night. It was terrible. The room smelled like an ashtray. The linens felt dirty. The whole room felt generally dirty and almost a sticky feel... The people hanging out late at night were rude and loud. This was probably the worst hotel experience I've ever encountered. It was not at all cheap... For a motel,... More 

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to post your review. We strive to provide a comfortable night's rest, and are disappointed your stay was unsatisfactory due to the noise concerns you describe. Safety and security are high priorities within Motel 6 standards for quality and we regret you felt differently during your visit. Please know the issues you... More 

Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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167 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

I don't enjoy this, but the motel needs to improve and customers need to be aware what they're paying for. The cost here is sort of mid level, it's not cheap, it's by no means expensive though. My expectations were that this would be a very basic room, no thrills and just somewhere to rest your head. Facility wise, that's... More 

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

James, 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 

San Jose, California
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

I didn't expect anything fancy, believe me! Basic I expected, but this was nearly squalor. One washcloth for two people? We asked for another at the desk & got too thoroughly worn, pink handtowels--no washcloth. I asked for one of their quieter rooms and got a room two doors from the busy street where traffic and motorcycles kept me awake... More 

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. We strive to provide a comfortable night's rest and are disappointed your stay was unsatisfactory due to the comfort issues you describe. We are committed to delivering a clean, comfortable room and apologize for any failure in delivering on the commitment during your recent stay. We encourage you... More 

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

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

Bronwyn, Thank you for taking the time to share your review. Please know that the conditions you describe are atypical to Motel 6 standards for quality, and we apologize for the inconveniences you experienced. We are glad to be able to provide Wi-Fi to our guests, but apologize for the inconvenience you experienced with our policy and the connection to... More 

Birmingham, Michigan
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21 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

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 

Broadbeach, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 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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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
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 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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