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Sunset Motel

3504 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93105
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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Tacoma, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

I was very impressed. When I looked on TripAdvisor, this was the second cheapest room for the night. I chose it for price and because one of the reviews said it was under new ownership and they were making improvements. I stayed in room #103 which was beautiful--it had woodgrain floors, a big (maybe 50 inches?) flatscreen TV with about... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Nice and clean motel located ~ 30 blocks away from the main attractions in Santa Barbara. The lady at the front desk was very attentive. Breakfast and wifi included, as well as a microwave and fridge in the room.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

This hotel was very cute and clean. The beds were very comfortable and the showers were very nice as well. The location is great as it was only a few minutes away from any main local attractions. You can tell that the owners of this motel take great pride in keeping the rooms as well as the grounds looking great.

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Melbourne, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

The motel itself was fine. The room was small but comfortable and the wifi was excellent. The reason I have given this a poor rating is because of the staff. We originally booked 1 night and decided to stay an extra night. My husband went to reception to book the extra night and when he tried to pay, the receptionist... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

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
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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 via mobile

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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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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