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Ala Mar Motel

2.0 of 5 Motel   |   102 W. Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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Ranked #49 of 54 Hotels in Santa Barbara
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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The Netherlands
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17 reviews 17 reviews
17 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2009

Dear reviewers, don't be so "childish" please! We stayed in a lot of motels/ hotels...mostly did we get what we paid for. In Santa Barbara right on the boulevard...a less expensive motel compared to the other nearby motels. Yes, the rooms are not really upscale, but what do you think? For that money on that place. Don't bother, don't make... More 

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Wausau, Wisconsin
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2009

Great location near State St. and the beach, but the room was a bit rough. Included an outdoor patio, but very limited parking lot. Room was quiet (especially considering it was a Friday night). Decor could use an update, to say the least. Continental breakfast was a nice bonus.

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los angeles
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2009

Hotel from the outside appeared to have all of the quaint features that the photos on line said it had. My sister and I were looking for a short get away and so the Ala Mar Motel was chosen as our destination. At first we were okay with the run down interior, the running toilet, and the lack air conditioning.... More 

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Los Angeles
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2009

Our room cost us $250.We had a last minute trip to Santa Barbara and wanted to be near the beach. Made a huge mistake of not asking to see the room first. My husband and I are very easy to please, stayed at plenty of dumpy places in our years of traveling as well as some very nice places for... More 

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Huntington Beach
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2009

Stayed once before, small problems. Both times I stayed upstairs. The internet pictures must be downstairs or another hotel. Bathroom window would not shut or lock. Needed to call management to help get heat on. Second time I knew it had "Beach Charm" old but nice. Got up to take a shower, no water. Desk manager was very nice and... More 

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PA
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29 hotel reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2009

Room was OK for the price. We pulled off the highway in. Check in staff was friendly and helpful. Morning staff was the pitts. The desk clerk actually yelled at a customer who took her seat at a dining table in the crowded breakfast area, We had called the same desk clerk an hour before about the wifi being out... More 

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Newcastle, England
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2009

Was stopping at santa barbara for one night as part of road trip down the pacific highway, walked in off the street managed to stay in room 107 on ground floor for $93, parking, wifi and small breakfast included too. Young guy in the office was really helpful and let us look at room first. Room was ok, two large... More 

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Temple
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2008

it was not worth the price at all. the only good thing was the view. my husband is in the military and for him to say the place was not good. that says alot because he has been deployed twice. i will never stay there again.

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Ca
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2008

We just got home from staying here. We walked in off the street and I requested a peek at the room first and the minute we saw it we came back and said "We will take it!" Room 106 downstairs! Very modern, new tile floors, bathroom, 2 person jacuzzi tub and flat screen tv mounted on the wall. No A/C... More 

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Park City Utah
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3 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2008

After reading the reviews I figured this place was going to a dump. But we've stayed in plenty of low dollar beach motels and i figured the reviews might have been from people that expected 5 star service for motel 6 prices. I was right. Our room was number 11 and was a little dark and two lights did not... More 

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Address: 102 W. Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Location: United States > California > Santa Barbara
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — Ala Mar Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 19
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Also Known As:
Ala Mar Hotel Santa Barbara
Ala Mar Santa Barbara
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#14 On the Beach Hotel in Santa Barbara

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