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Pacific Crest Inn by the Sea

433 Corona Del Mar, Santa Barbara, CA 93103
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Ranked #47 of 53 Hotels in Santa Barbara
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 5 weeks ago
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    2.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Nuneaton, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
29 hotel reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Enjoyed our stay, withing walking distance of the beach and restaurants. Great shopping but needed the car, the owners gave us details on where to park and places to see. Clean and comfortable. The only problem we had was the train noise.

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Torrance, California
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39 reviews 39 reviews
21 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

The motel is not as nice as it appears in the photos, the photos are very misleading. Its old and the room smelled. I normally request a well lit room because I do not like a dark room; the problem we encountered was, the blackout curtains had to remain closed at all times in order to have any privacy. Also,... More 

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San Francisco, CA
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163 reviews 163 reviews
42 hotel reviews
194 helpful votes 194 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

A very nice place to stay when on a budget (although it's still $150 per night or so as a "bargain" hotel). Pros: fridge, large room with wood floors, bathtub, room service of sorts, large closet, tables with chairs, two blocks from East Beach, heigh ceilings in some rooms. Cons: hard mattress, and our room needed a serious surface cleaning... More 

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Los Altos, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
18 hotel reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

We rolled into town about 3:30 p.m. and checked in on Dec. 28. It's a 1960s-era motel that is undergoing interior room renovation. Our room, 118, was one. Located on the second floor of the main building near the office, the room's ceilings are high and airy. The bathroom is tiny, but had been recently been tastefully re-tiled and shower... More 

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Tiburon, CA
15 reviews 15 reviews
9 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

The property is in a great location; 1/2 block up and across the shoreline street from the beach. Very quiet and safe feeling street, unlike the busy-ness of the other motel areas along the shore. Room (103) was very large, and had a kitchen (surprise!). Would be a nice lower cost place for a more extended stay (a beach vacation).... More 

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

After booking a room for a long weekend, I read some terrible reviews about this hotel and I was worried that I had made the wrong decision. I was happily surprised when I arrived to the hotel and see our room (# 113). It was decent and very clean; the bed was fine (we prefer hard beds). The hotel location... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

We really enjoyed this hotel. Very large rooms, close to beach and short walk to the main street. There wasn't a fridge in the room but reception was kind enough to let us use the kitchen that was attached to the the room at no extra cost as we only wanted to use the fridge. Staff were friendly and very... More 

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Monticello, Georgia
19 reviews 19 reviews
8 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

My husband and I were here on business and had to stay in Santa Barbara for about 2 weeks and didn't want to spend too much money. After staying in the Motel 6 next door for a couple of nights (that review is posted too) we decided that with no fridge or microwave it just wasn't going to work for... More 

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Ventura County, California
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38 reviews 38 reviews
21 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

I live just south of Santa Barbara in Ventura County so I have stayed in many hotels in Santa Barbara from Bacara to the Four Seasons Biltmore and many hotels in between. We made a last minute decision to spend a night in Santa Barbara, so we weren't looking for a resort. This hotel is more like a motel. It's... More 

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los angeles
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I'm sure had we stayed at another room our review would be higher however our room had no ventilation...it was sooooo hot and the bed was horrible. The location is great and the room was clean. The service was fine.

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