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Sunset Motel

2.5 of 5 Motel   |   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
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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Sacramento, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 4 days ago NEW

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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Rome, Italy
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Los Angeles, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When we checked in we were told our room was ready- room had piles of beer cans & bed that looked like it had been bombed. Next room- stark, spartan but with a VERY big tv set. Bed was very uncomfortable- big sag in middle as though someone very fat had slept there. only two towels in bathroom. Bath/shower had... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Sunset Motel is a very long walk from the action (we did it once) but the State Street bus takes you right there for 80 cents. The rooms are clean but small. Thoughtful additions included fridge and microwave, coffee and coffeemaker. And coffee, fruit, muffins and coffee are offered as breakfast. I wasn't bothered by the traffic (I slept soundly... More

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Los Angeles, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

During this time of the year this jewel of a city was sold out and we really had to search for an affordable hotel. Sunset Motel is adequate but the traffic noise from the street greatly lowers the value if this stay.

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Alexandria, VA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

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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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
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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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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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