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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
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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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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2009

We arrived here after a 12 hour flight and 2 hour drive from LA and were just happy to be anywhere with a bed in all honesty! We paid $118 plus tax for one room for a family of 4 which was great for SB. It was right next to the beach, the rooms were very clean, the shower was... More 

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San Diego, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2009

Stayed for one night in June 09. A single room on a Friday night was 119 plus tax. While this is expensive for a Motel 6, it is fairly inexpensive relative to other Santa Barbara hotels. The rooms appeared to have been remodeled since my last stay a few years ago. They kind of have an Ikea sort of look,... More 

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Y Felinheli, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2009

We were pleasantly surprised with the quality and location of this motel. It is located less than two minutes' walk from Santa Barbara's lovely beach - from our first floor room, we could see the palm lined shore! The room itself was small but very clean and the furniture, bed etc were all very new - including the flat screen... More 

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Ontario,CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2009

As long as there are no more than two in your traveling group, these rooms will do. If you have got a family of 4, even 3, you best stay somewhere else. The location can't be beat for the price. I still could not believe we were so close to the water! Literally walking distance, about an eigth of a... More 

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Los Angeles
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2009

I had stayed at this Motel 6 before, but not in the last 5 years or so. As most other travelers say, whatever the issues, being a few steps from the beach in Santa Barbara for this price is a terrific value. When I pulled in I saw construction equipment: cherry pickers, dumpsters, etc. I steeled myself for a messy,... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2009

My husband and recently stayed at the Motel 6 just off the beach in Santa Barbara. We had requested a second floor ocean-view room and were surprised when the manager asked us if we wanted to say in one of the newly upgraded rooms. Of course we said yes! We were very pleased with the new decor. The fluorsescent polyester... More 

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Kettering, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2009

This was my second trip to Santa Barbara and my first stay at this hotel. They were renovating the backside rooms to a new design for Motel 6. The front rooms were not yet renovated, but were clean and the staff pleasant and helpful. One of my favorite M6's, and I've stayed at more than a few. My room was... More 

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boulder, CO
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2009

This hotel is definitely a no frills type place, but it's RIGHT near the beach. When we stayed, there was a ton of renovation work going on, complete with 7:00am construction work right outside our window. The rooms were nothing much to write home about, but clean enough and on our budget, the place had a PERFECT location. about a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2009

This motel is located in a quiet neighborhood, one block from the beach and is near the shuttle route that serves most of the tourist sites in the area. The motel is clean and comfortable and has a helpful and pleasant staff. This is a budget motel for Santa Barbara at $100.00 per night, so, don't expect a spacious room... More 

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San Diego, California
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2008

The room was clean and felt pretty new. There were no toiletries given except for soap. As another person mentioned, there is no toilet seat (weird) and no tissue. There is a small desk and chair. There is also no fridge or microwave, which is pretty common with this type of room. Internet is not free - you have to... More 

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