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Sunset Motel

2.5 of 5 Motel   |   3504 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93105
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Ranked #44 of 59 hotels in Santa Barbara
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  • Location
    3 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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59 reviews 59 reviews
25 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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16 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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Las Vegas, Nevada
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

Dirty floors, creaky bed, smoke from other rooms came into ours. When I checked in, the front desk clerk was terse, unfriendly, unprofessional and I could barely understand what she was saying. I should have stayed at the Motel 6 across the street. Even for $60 some a night, they should have decent customer service and have the place cleaned... More

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41 reviews 41 reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013 via mobile

The hotel is a little out of town and without a car would be buses. The hotel needs some work, if your only staying quickly over night, it's a cheap stay... The service at the front counter is as average as the rooms.

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Tempe, Arizona
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

Stay here only if you want a terrible smelling room, bed linens that should have been put to rest many years ago, very run down. This hotel is not even in the category of budget but more like step above camping.

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Los Angeles, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013

If you are looking for a basic, budget motel in very expensive Santa Barbara, this is the place for you. It has recently been very tastefully updated so the reviews about it's shabbiness are entirely outdated. We payed $90 off season for a king room that was clean, fresh and very attractive. I can't say anything negative about Sunset Motel,... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013 via mobile

A drive out from the sea front where the chain motels are. We paid $90 for a spotless room with two queen beds and a double sofa bed, which round here is good for the location. Santa barbera isn't cheap. The staff were really friendly, the wi fi fast.

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Also Known As:
Sunset Hotel Santa Barbara
Sunset Hotel
Sunset Motel Santa Barbara
Address: 3504 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93105
Location: United States > California > Santa Barbara
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
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Ranked #44 of 59 hotels in Santa Barbara
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Sunset Motel 2.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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