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Marina Beach Motel

21 Bath Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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Ranked #9 of 60 hotels in Santa Barbara
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
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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
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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120 reviews 120 reviews
43 hotel reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW 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 days ago NEW

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
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Crestline, California
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57 reviews 57 reviews
26 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Other reviews said this motel was a 5-minute walk into town but that is not true, if you’re referring to State Street. Its a 15-20 minute (very pretty) walk into the heart of the little downtown or the pier. But, If you are not afraid of that, considering the prices of the other hotels in the immediate area, this is... More

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

Thanks for your great review!! More

Lisburn, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I cannot say enough about this motel - great location , pretty room , cool bikes and yummy breakfast especially the juice and banana loaf. But best of all were the owners on hand at all times with help and advice and in our case some practical help with some emailing !! Wish we could have stayed longer.

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thanks for the favorite granny comments!! We and our staff try to treat travelers as we would want to be treated ourselves. More

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147 reviews 147 reviews
50 hotel reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This motel was very nice with great finishes including crown molding, etc. It felt more like a nice bedroom and not a motel room. Parking was a bit tight. Breakfast was very nice, great pastries, cereals, coffee and teas, orange juice and yogurts. Tea and coffee available in the reception area all day. Staff very nice and efficient, nice breakfast... More

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

Our rooms were built in 1940, first opened in january 1941. At that time, rooms were constructed smaller than what are built today. As many guests say, most people don't mind since they are in SB to be outside exploring. More

Phelan, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Location was perfect. Short walk to beach and wharf. You can take shuttle to State St shopping, or just a short drive. Room was a little cramped but tidy, soft bed. Fridge and microwave for late night snacking.

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Thanks for your kind review More

Bucharest
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91 reviews 91 reviews
29 hotel reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The motel is clean, relaxed, quiet, minutes from the beach and 15 min walk from city center. It has been lovely to wake up and be on the beach in 2 minutes. The staff is helpfull and wiling to help you with bookings at the local attractions or restaurants. Rooms are not new, but clean and comfortable.

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

Marina Beach is well located, just minutes away from most of the tourist attractions. Most of our guests feel that this property has good value. More

San Francisco
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29 reviews 29 reviews
10 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've stayed at this property several times now one reason being they allow pets. Located one block from the beach this is a delightful place to stay. Rooms vary in size and lay out but all are very comfortable with nice amenities. A very relaxed vibe will be found here. The beds are very comfortable and the rooms are super... More

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

We appreciate that you are a repeat guest. Upgrades for Marina Beach are ongoing, new furniture and artwork will be installed this fall. More

Las Vegas
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51 reviews 51 reviews
12 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Several years ago we stayed here and I wrote a fairly critical review which was well warranted at the time. The management responded appropriately that changes were in process. Clearly they were! They have really renovated these rooms to a level much beyond "motel" status! Fresh, clean, well done, nice design and a super bathroom with a killer rate so... More

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

Thanks for giving us another try. And thanks for giving us good review this time around. Our remodeling continues, new furniture and artwork has been ordered and will be installed this fall. 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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Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style
#2 Best Value Hotel in Santa Barbara #8 Family Hotel in Santa Barbara #11 Romantic Hotel in Santa Barbara
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