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Sunset Motel

2.5 of 5 3504 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93105
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  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A reasonable motel for its price. Environment was generally clean and tidy. The location was very good with lots of nice restaurants nearby. Services were very limited but it was okay. You don't really expect too much from a motel like this one. The room size was reasonable with many TV channels. Will come back if needed.

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Austin, Texas
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Due to emergency, could not make our trip and we tried to cancel our reservation with sufficient advanced notice. The booking agency attempted to make the cancellation too. However, the Sunset Motel would not answer their phone and charged us full price. Caveat emptor.

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Pleasanton, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

I needed to add a night to my stay on move-in weekend Sept 2014. While more than I usually pay, it was significantly less than my other options. The room was clean, jacuzzi tub, excellent TV, refrigerator, microwave, coffeemaker. TOWELS! Towels big enough for a not size two human being! Such good towels, especially for a 2 star motel! I... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

We only stayed one night, but found the room provided everything including a huge TV. It was clean, comfortable and a breakfast was included. It is a little out of the main town, but still has shops and restaurants nearby.

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Huntington Beach, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

I did not stay here but I tried to make reservations via phone and online I could not reserve a room either way. When I tried to book by phone I was given a different rate than on the website when I inquired they said they could only give one room at that price (I was booking two rooms) the... More 

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St Helens, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Just spent two nights at the sunset motel, which we thoroughly enjoyed. Very courteous staff and clean, well decorated rooms. Great location, just a 10 minute taxi ride to the heart of Santa Barbara and there is a 7/11 nearby, which is very handy.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Stayed for two nights and was pleasantly surprised. Room was very clean and had everything we could have needed. Furniture a little dated, but bed was super comfortable and huge TV! Bathroom was great! Looks recently renovated with ceramic tile and is very nice! Breakfast spread was a surprise. Only a few items to chose from, but enough for us.

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Sacramento, California
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

It was a newly remodeled, reasonably priced, and very comfortable accommodation. The outside of the motel was recently painted and neat as a pin. And found the inside to be the same. Newly remodeled bathroom with lovely tile and nicely, though modestly, appointed in all other ways. It had a huge flat screen TV screen and free WiFi. Would choose... More 

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

The motel is approximately 4 miles from the beach and is clean and modern, with a help yourself continental style breakfast. Parking is easy. Would recommend the motel, the only downside is paper thin walls. The motel is easy to find and a good overnight option. Would recommend a visit to the Fishhouse restaurant on Santa Barbara sea front.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

It's an average motel with its ups and downs, the people are very kind and helpful and it's not to far from the pier/beach. The rooms are spacious and the people try hard to keep them in as good shape as possible.

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Address: 3504 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93105
Location: United States > California > Santa Barbara
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Sunset Motel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 17
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