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Marina Beach Motel

21 Bath Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Arlington, Virginia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
10 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Oh my goodness, what a find! Modern kitch. Such a happy, clean, colorful place. I think they just refurbished recently and the rooms, while small, are great. Comfortable, clean, pretty. It's a little motor in with a little park like sitting are in the middle. The office building has books and games and a little sitting area; also patios outside.... More 

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7 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were very happy when we opened the door to this very clean and modern room. Spacious with 2 queen beds, a well appointed kitchenette and lovely bathroom. You can tell the owners care about their guests, and the staff working on the front desk we're welcoming and very friendly. Breakfast was basic but plentiful. Location was excellent, just back... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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55 reviews 55 reviews
24 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've been to Santa Barbara many times and stayed at a variety of hotels, but Marina Beach Motel is the only one I will be returning to. It's been recently renovated and it's clean, nicely decorated, comfortable, free wifi, and the location is perfect. We stayed in room 1 - king with kitchenette. The room was large and the kitchenette... More 

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40 reviews 40 reviews
24 hotel reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed here for two nights and were very impressed with the motel. We had a spacious room with two queen beds and a kitchenette/dining area. The decor was fresh, and the bathroom also looked newly done. The room was quiet and the beds very comfortable. The staff went out of their way to be helpful. Great breakfast served at... More 

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Tallahassee, Florida
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6 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was an AMAZING stay. Clean, comfortable, large rooms (mine had a claw foot tub) are the icing on the cake after you walk around the grounds and walk out to the beach (37 steps is what they advertise, and it's true). The service was phenomenal, and the stay magical. Definitely a must at the low price and the awesome... More 

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Munich, Germany
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

we just took a drive through town to find accomodation for the night and chose this motel. We were very pleased about the friendly service, the absolutely lovely room (with brand new bathroom), the quiet location and the lovely breakfast, served in the lobby. A big rainstorm chased us away, otherwise we would have stayed well beyond our original plans.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014 via mobile

this was a great place all the way around. Very clean and quaint. Located 1 block from the beach and 2 blocks from State Street. What a gem. Reasonably priced and wonderful service. Simply elegant a great choice in Santa Barbara.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

The accommodations were very clean and appeared to be recently remodeled with nice fixtures in the bathroom. The room was comfortable. The staff was very nice. The breakfast served at the lobby area was supplied with many tasty baked goods from a local pastry shop and are delivered fresh daily...this is complementary. There's lots of excellent dining choices near the... More 

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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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81 reviews 81 reviews
25 hotel reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

A motel but very much a boutique one which is beautifully decorated and maintained. Great location with a friendly welcome and lovely breakfast. Helpful staff who gave us ideas of where to go. A really comfortable stay and we could have stayed a week but were touring California from the UK so that wasn't an option. Restaurants and bars within... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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68 reviews 68 reviews
23 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

We stayed here a night recently and highly recommend this place. It is called a motel, and technically it is, but it is the nicest one I've ever stayed in. Our room looked recently refurbished to a high standard. Large comfy bed. Tastefully decorated. Lovely bathroom with dual shower. Generally very good facilities. Nice seating area by the hotel to... More 

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Address: 21 Bath Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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Location: United States > California > Santa Barbara
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 32
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Also Known As:
Marina Beach Hotel Santa Barbara
Marina Beach Santa Barbara
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#1 Best Value Hotel in Santa Barbara
#7 Family Hotel in Santa Barbara
#7 Romantic Hotel in Santa Barbara

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