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Marina Beach Motel

21 Bath Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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Ranked #11 of 61 hotels in Santa Barbara
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 6 days ago
judybudy Oak Hill, Virginia, USA
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Oak Hill, Virginia, USA
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This motel provided a nice, clean spacious room very close to the beach. There was also a mini kitchenette in the room, although it was not stocked with dishes. The continental breakfast was nice and the hotel staff was helpful. I apologize for not knowing her name, but the older lady at the desk told us that Toma was a... More

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Boise, Idaho
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Rooms are updated, spacious, very clean. The courtyard area was a great place for our family to hang out and visit and for the kids to play. Free breakfast (although at $250 per nite, we definitely paid for breakfast) was nice, although I would have liked more protein options. Free bicycle rentals were a treat. I assume the price is... More

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Somerset, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We found this motel by accident and then were delighted by the room and services provided. A good room with fantastic bathroom. Free loan of bicycles and beach towels. Well cared for grounds. Quiet at night but very close to the beach, pier and not far from downtown areas. A good choice of continental breakfast items. After 3 weeks on... More

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Haifa, Israel
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed for one night. The location is convenient and within walking distance to the beach and harbor, and the complementary breakfast is nice. Parking is also convenient. However, the room smelled very strongly of some bug repelling product or cleaning material. Opening the windows and the air conditioning unit did not make the smell disappear throughout my stay. The room... More

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evanston, il
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When I was a little girl, a long time ago, my family took some cross country driving trips, and we would often stop at little motels en route. This place reminded me of some of those, although it is upgraded and has very nice landscaping. The location is excellent, a block from the ocean. They do have free bikes to... More

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Newcastle upon Tyne
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This motel wasn't cheap - but nothing in Santa Barbara is in the summer. The accommodation though was really nice, with great air con and decent wifi. It felt very comfortable. It's also just a short walk from the beach, and there are restaurants nearby. It is a longer walk - 15-20 mins - into the centre of Santa Barbara's... More

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Thousand Oaks, California, United States
15 reviews 15 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I would say that this was a good location to the beach and craft Faire on Sunday. I was disappointed that it didn't have a pool.it was nice that they had bikes. Rooms were clean and upgraded. The rooms are overpriced but so is everything in Santa Barbara. Can't say I was overly impressed.

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120 reviews 120 reviews
43 hotel reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This location is a block from the beach....and so nice and quiet. The room was as comfortable a room as we stayed in during our week in California. The amenities were excellent. They serve a very nice breakfast out of the large office and its front deck. Bikes to use at no charge! The room was on the small side.... More

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Dan W, Owner at Marina Beach Motel, responded to this review

Thanks for your written review. Our guests continue to feel that they get good value at Marina Beach More

Oslo, Norway
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed three nights here, and enjoyed the great location near the beach. We used the free bikes to explore the beachfront. State street is a short drive or bicycle ride away. The motel also provided free beach towels, and a reasonable breakfast. Would stay here again.

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Dan W, Owner at Marina Beach Motel, responded to this review

We are glad you took time to write the review. Our prospective guests can get uncensored opinions about our property. More

Dana Point, California
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Stayed 2 nights while attending a wedding. Everyone mentions the location, which is perfect. But the motel itself is a jewel amongst other motels. A really comfortable and cute place. Courtyard area is beautiful. One night we took advantage of the ocean breezes and sat outside to eat our dinner. The room we had (#14), had just been refurbished. Absolutely... More

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Dan W, Owner at Marina Beach Motel, responded to this review

We appreciate that you have rated the property highly, especially since some travelers are afraid to stay at a 'motel'. The Marina Beach is fully modernized and includes the comfort of all newer properties. More

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Address: 21 Bath Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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Location: United States > California > Santa Barbara
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