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Motel 6 Santa Barbara - Beach

443 Corona Del Mar, US 101/El Camino South at Milpas Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93103
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  • Location
    4.5 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
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Oxnard, California
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12 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Booked over the phone and was quoted $200 for 2 nights. Upon arriving to the hotel, it was the rate per night. Since everything else was already booked, mid summer, we stayed there. Room is super small. Had to ask for towels. No mini fridge. Overpriced and no amenities. Could use better mattresses and better comforters. We got one with... More 

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

Rhonda, 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 

Camboriu
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37 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is one block from the beach. Check-in and out was very fast. It was a simple, clean and small room, good for one night sleep. The staff was friendly. Wi-fi is paid and fast. It was noisy by the morning.

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Leeds
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3 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The wifi is only free if you pay extra. Does this make sense? Of all the motels we have stayed at along the west coast of California, this is the 1st we've had to pay extra for wifi. And it's a long walk to any restaurants. Is it worth it? No.

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Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share your review. 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 the network. We encourage you to contact our Guest Relations department at 1-855-787-9864 to record the details of your visit to help... More 

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Santa Clara, California
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8 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

I booked to have a place for myself and my daughter and grand daughter and it was perfect. Even had a view of beach, it is only one block to east beach and the pike and walking path on Cabrillo Blvd., plus walking distance to the zoo!!

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Arizona
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37 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

The room was very basic. Two very comfortable beds with plenty of nice firm pillows, two wood chairs with a small half-round table fastened to the wall, a large flat screen TV with blurry picture, good A/C, and a decent bathroom (no hair dryer or shampoo) but no coffee maker, fridge, or microwave (there wouldn't have been room for them... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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15 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

These rooms were typical of a motel, with no additional amenities included other than a large flat screen T.V. They were small, but dog friendly and VERY close to the beach. Good for those with pets or looking to save some money, but still be near all Santa Barbara has to offer. Management provided us with a quiet room when... More 

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Southern California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

The motel is located across the street from the beach and bike path. About a mile walk to the pier. Upgraded rooms with flat-screen TV (not much to watch of course). Plenty of parking on both sided of the motel. Adding a coffee maker and a microwave would yield 5 stars from me.

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Carlsbad, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

This is a Motel 6. It has been refurbished and as everyone knows it is the first Motel 6 in the USA. The room had bamboo like floors, two queen beds and a bathroom. The location is awesome, The management is helpful and friendly. The room was clean and all that was promised. The negatives are small and because this... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

This hotel is perfect if you're traveling alone or just need a quick one-night stand. It is clean enough and the bed and bathroom are basic, but get the job done. This is not a great place if you are looking for extra conveniences.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Not impressed. Though the property has been updated, it is easy to see through the "improvements." The pergo floor is coming up a little bit, there are burns in the table and cracks in the wall/paint. At least the bed was comfortable.

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