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Sunset Motel

2.5 of 5 Motel   |   3504 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93105
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Ranked #33 of 60 hotels in Santa Barbara
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 4 weeks ago
zip22313 Alexandria, VA
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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Alexandria, VA
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127 reviews 127 reviews
26 hotel reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is alway very hard to find a reasonably priced place to stay in Santa Barbara. I found this place to be exceptionally clean, friendly staff, close to shopping, and only 15 minutes to the beach. The WiFi was free and worked great. My rating is based on a clean safe reasonably priced place to stay. This is not a... More

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Los Gatos, CA
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

I was surprised to find a clean and remodeled room for this price. Well equipped for a motel. The only thing that could be improved is the bed. It was way too soft. Not sure if it was an age issue or a style. The location is not by the beach. It is on a busy street with walking distance... More

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San Luis Potosi, Mexico
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

The rooms are really modern and clean! The staff is really nice and helpful (we checked in too late, at 11pm, and so we called at the motel and there were still there, waiting for us). The breakfast was OK, you can eat at a small table in your room.

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Union City, United States
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

Let me start with the good: The furnishings were nice. HOWEVER, when we entered the room the floor felt a little scratchy, but I thought nothing of it as we just dropped our bags off and headed to dinner. When we returned from dinner and moved around a bit in the room, I realized that there was a thin layer... More

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44 reviews 44 reviews
19 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

The rooms have been recently upgraded with paint, new furniture and bathrooms. Good value for money. The outside garden and paint were being completed whilst we were there. 5 mike from water and 3 mile to downtown shops with major retailers trading. Walking distance to shops and restaurants. Good value. Good room service. Will return for business. Very intermittent WiFi... More

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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73 reviews 73 reviews
30 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

I really loved my stay in this hotel. We only stay one night, but we got na upgrade so we stayed in a nice suíte with jacuzzi and a huge lcd screen. The bed was really comfortable and the room was clean. The staff was really friendly and we have no complaints about this hotel. It was really value for... More

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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

I was searching for a motel that was cheap but had good ratings. this one was perfect. Part of the hotel was being renovated. We stayed in what must be newly renovated. Huge flat TV. Nice new furnishings. Microwave, fridge. Good bed. Very clean. The same woman served us every time at the desk. She was very helpful, friendly and... More

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

My partner and I went to Santa Barbara for the weekend. We were on a budget and just wanted somewhere safe to lay our heads. After searching on tripadvisor the sunset motel came up, it was only 2 stars but after reading the recent reviews which said it had been updated and had new owners, we thought we'd give it... More

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Portland, Oregon
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

This motel is under new ownership and the rooms have been nicely upgraded. I stayed in room #109, which had hardwood floors, a big LG TV, refrigerator, microwave, new and comfortable mattress, nice bathroom with shower and separate room for counter and sink. The room was super clean. The location of the property is also good, since it is on... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014 via mobile

This motel is a hidden gem. Not much from the outside, and there's no pool, but the rooms have new modern furniture and flat screens and ours was clean and had a microwave, refrigerator, coffee maker, flat screen tv, hair dryer, etc. I was impressed and would pick it over motel 6 or super 8 any day.

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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*
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Try a little touch of Santa Barbara hospitality.A nice small motel on upper State Street, the Sunset Motel offers a little touch of warm and friendly Santa Barbara hospitality, without breaking the budget.We are the owners and the innkeepers so we have a personal stake in the motel and in your comfort.Stay close to restaurants, shopping (Macy's and more), and Earl Warren Showgrounds. The bus in front will take you straight to downtown. What’s not to love?We look forward to seeing you. ... more   less 
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