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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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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I loved this motel. It was so adorable super clean fantastic price and a mini apartment. I would stay here again and I highly recommend. They had nice complimentary breakfast and table to sit outside. They offer free bicycle rental which i also recommend. Ride bike to pier and enjoy the views. This was my favorite!

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

Luigi, Thank you for stopping by to write us a review! It's so nice to hear that you loved Marina Beach and that you made good use of the bicycles. We're always happy when our customers get to appreciate the beautiful views of Santa Barbara! More 

White Rock, Canada
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13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Second time staying at this wonderful family-run motel. Clean updated room, friendly staff, steps to beach and Stearns wharf and shuttle to State Street shopping and restaurants. Park in front of your own room, free breakfast and Wifi. Thanks for making our SB trip so enjoyable!

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

Jojo, We're so happy that you were able to stay with us again! It's always a pleasure. Thank you so much for writing us a review, and we hope to make your stay in Santa Barbara a pleasant one for many years to come. More 

Placentia, California, United States
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Simple motel, single level with your car just outside your door. Rooms were up to date, fresh, and cleaned everyday. An easy walk down the street from the Pier and Harbor for whale watching. All in all, we were satisfied with our stay and would consider staying there again when we come back to Santa Barbara.

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

Tom, We're happy to hear that Marina Beach was a good choice for your stay in Santa Barbara! We appreciate the feedback and we hope to see you again in the future. More 

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8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is amazing. A family run business, not a chain. Walking distance to all the SB attractions and non-attractions. The rooms are wonderful. The last time we stayed in April we had a great room with a private entrance in the back of the hotel. The room was spacious and the in room jacuzzi was delightful. We've stayed twice... More 

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

Thomas, We're so happy to see that you had such an enjoyable time at Marina Beach Motel and, most importantly, that you'll be back! Thank you for taking the time out of your day to write such a glowing review, and we hope to see you again soon. More 

Sterling, Virginia
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16 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Absolutely loved staying here. The entire place is obviously well loved and cared for from the beautiful entry to the excellent fixtures in the rooms and super comfy bed. The continental breakfast offers high quality scones, croissants and other delicious items. Having the use of bicycles was fantastic and the location can't be beat! Just loved it!!!

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

andil64, We couldn't have asked for a better review. We're so happy that you've noticed the extra love and care that we give when tending to our property, and we hope to see you again soon! More 

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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My twins are going to college in Santa Barbara and occasionally when they're not coming home, I'm going to Santa Barbara. I've found this little gem. Thank you TripAdvisor!! it's close to downtown, the beach and it's nice, it's clean and it's affordable. The little breakfast is a good quality (and I typically HATE motel continental breakfasts) Even though I... More 

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

Kristi, Thank you for the kind words. We're happy to have you! More 

Belfast N.Ireland..
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28 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed for 1 night on our road trip and it was perfect,room was ready even tho we were early and free breakfast in the morning! Walls were slightly thin when next door had tv up loud for a while but nothing to complain about! Comfy beds and free breakfast so for the price it was perfect place to recharge the... More 

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

Domo23, We're so happy that you enjoyed your stay. We hope that you had an amazing road trip, and if you ever come through Santa Barbara again we'd love to have you back! More 

Queensland
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43 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

We arrived around noon having driven from L.A. after arriving from Australia that morning. Check-in is 4:00 PM however the manager was most accommodating and got us in to our room shortly after arriving. My wife’s eyes were bulging from her head so she was most thankful. Our room was very clean and comfortable and had a great size refreshing... More 

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

Legar, We're happy that Marina Beach could provide you with a relaxing place to rest your head during your stay in Santa Barbara! Thank you for taking the time to write us a review, and we hope to see you again soon. More 

West Kelowna, Canada
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85 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

We stayed at the Marina Beach Motel for 10 nights towards the end of last April. Like our previous stay before that, we had a king bed with a kitchenette. Again, we had an enjoyable stay. The motel is walking distance to the beach, many near-by restaurants, pubs, a food market, Stearn's Warf and State Street which has an awesome... More 

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

Michael, It's great to hear from guests who have been with us for a longer period of time, particularly because we feel like they truly get a feel for Marina Beach! We are overjoyed to hear that you had such a pleasant experience, and we're excited to have you back in September. Until then, enjoy your summer! More 

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10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015 via mobile

We were lucky enough to find this gem on our trip up the coast. The Marina Beach Motel is a very welcoming place and the two ladies at the reception desk went over and above to help us during our stay. We had a lovely room with a jacuzzi and a delicious breakfast was included. Thanks Marina Beach Motel for... More 

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

Nicola, Thank you so much for taking the time to write us a review! It makes us happy to hear when customers have had an enjoyable time at Marina Beach Motel -- especially if our staff contributed to their positive experience! We're looking forward to your next stay with us! More 

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