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Marina Beach Motel

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21 Bath Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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Longmont, Colorado
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96 reviews 96 reviews
5 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

King-sized bed. Large t.v. AC. Nice amenity: double-headed shower. Felt so nice! But I didn't linger; California is going through a drought. Very clean motel. Quiet. Simple and nice . Beautiful pastries as part of the complimentary breakfast. Fantastic front desk personnel. Bikes for free. I go to Santa Barbara frequently and will definitely stay there again.

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Dan W, Public Relations Manager at Marina Beach Motel, responded to this review

EBS33527, Wow! Thank you for such a glowing review. We really appreciate the shout-out to our front desk personnel -- they will be happy to hear your comments. Looking forward to seeing you on your next trip to Santa Barbara! More 

Morro Bay, Ca.
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We have now stayed twice at this property, and we have been pleased both times. Be aware that this motel was probably built 50/70 years ago, so rooms are very small, but they are beautifully decorated, and the bathrooms are modern, clean, and updated to 2015 standards. It is best suited to house 1 or 2 people, who don't plan... More 

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Dan W, Public Relations Manager at Marina Beach Motel, responded to this review

Pnr315, Thank you so much for noting our updated accommodations. We appreciate the kind words and are happy to hear that you will be returning to Marina Beach Motel. Looking forward to seeing you soon! More 

Charlottesville, Virginia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent 2 nights in Santa Barbara last week. On the first night we stayed at The Lavender Inn but relocated for the 2nd night because, while the room was very nice, the staff were unpleasant. We're really glad that we did because the Marina Beach Motel was excellent. The room was very model with the best shower we've ever... More 

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Dan W, Public Relations Manager at Marina Beach Motel, responded to this review

Jason, We're so happy to hear that you found Marina Beach Motel so accommodating, and that we could make your stay in Santa Barbara a pleasant one! We appreciate the kind words about our lodging and amenities, and we hope that you'll come stay with us again soon. More 

Dixon, California
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101 reviews 101 reviews
25 hotel reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The location is a short walk to the main beach blvd and the pier. The rooms are small but nicely updated. The only issue we had was the noise factor, this is traditional old motel with the cars parked 3 ft from the front door, so you hear everyone coming and going. If you keep the windows closed it's not... More 

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Dan W, Public Relations Manager at Marina Beach Motel, responded to this review

Blacktieranch, Thank you for stopping by to write a review about Marina Beach Motel. We appreciate your business, and apologize for any noise that may have kept your from your sleep. More 

Seattle, Washington
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125 reviews 125 reviews
36 hotel reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I just returned home after a one week's stay at the Marina Beach Motel. We loved it, although we did notice a couple guests with attitudes who were staying there. Here's what we noted and loved about the Marina Beach. We arrived late on a Sunday evening and were signed in by the very nice young man... More 

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Dan W, Guest Relations Manager at Marina Beach Motel, responded to this review

Cloudyskiies, It's not often that we come across a review like yours, and we couldn't be more appreciative. From the bottom of our hearts, we thank you dearly for taking so much time and detail to describe our property, staff and amenities. We are sincerely happy that you had such an enjoyable time at Marina Beach Motel, and we will... More 

Bogota, Colombia
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Booked a two bed room, got a one bed. Dealing with the reception staff was a challange: lazy, ignorant. No service orientation at all. Very laid back, even for So Ca standards. Toilet smelled, internet worked only part time. They basically rely on their location a few blocks from the beach, but not more.

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

I am very sorry you had an unpleasant experience at the Marina Beach Motel. We usually get very high reviews from our guests. It's very difficult for guests and our staff when there is a breakdown in communication when reservations are made. We strive to ensure that guests get the type of room they need. Sometimes when reservations are made... More 

Frederick, MD
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Marina Beach Motel was a lovely little Motel. I was reminded of the little roadside motels from days gone by, but with all the modern upgrades. It is a basic motel, no frills, small rooms, but clean and comfortable. Breakfast included really delicious pastries, better than most, really. Just a quick half block walk to the waterfront and only... More 

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Dan W, Public Relations Manager at Marina Beach Motel, responded to this review

Rose, Thank you for writing us a review! We appreciate the kind words and hope to see you at Marina Beach Motel again soon! More 

Naperville, Illinois
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71 reviews 71 reviews
36 hotel reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This motel is located near the west end of the beach. It's clean, quaint and updated. We enjoyed the comfortable bed, the rain shower and continental breakfast. The big negative is the indifferent staff. A young man at the front desk barely acknowledged us after a 4 hour traffic trip from L.A. He was so enamored with his phone, he... More 

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Dan W, Public Relations Manager at Marina Beach Motel, responded to this review

Kmjlhs, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We appreciate the feedback and were very unhappy that you were given such displeasurable service by our staff. The situation has been remedied and we hope that you will return to Marina Beach Motel so we can provide you with a more positive experience. More 

Naperville, Illinois
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We really enjoyed the room, location of the motel and bikes. The bed was comfortable, the room clean and it had a great rain shower. It's located at the west end of the beach which made it convenient to walk and ride bikes along the beach. Now the big negative was the front desk staff. An indifferent young man barely... More 

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Dan W, Public Relations Manager at Marina Beach Motel, responded to this review

K O, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We appreciate the feedback and can assure you that the situation with our staff has been remedied. We hope you will return to have a much more enjoyable (and welcoming!) experience. More 

Knoxville, Tennessee
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131 reviews 131 reviews
38 hotel reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The location of this hotel is excellent. It's close to the harbor and pier and walking distance to downtown. The rooms were a little rough around the edges but acceptable. Other reviews mention that is was recently renovated. The only thing we noticed was new carpet. Other items in the room needed updating. The bikes were free and in decent... More 

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

Thanks for your recent review but I am sorry we couldn't satisfy every one of your needs. We have just finished a complete remodel of the entire property and normal get rave reviews about the updated rooms. We have accomplished the following in the past 1 1/2 years...new plantation shutters in every room, 100% replacement of doors with state of... More 

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