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Marina Beach Motel

21 Bath Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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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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Lake Arrowhead, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The rooms have been remodeled recently and are very nice and clean. I love the shower. It's huge and has two shower heads. One is overhead. The King room isn't real large, but cozy. There is a small fridge, coffee maker, but no microwave oven. We love the bikes that they supply for free. They also supply helmets and locks.... More 

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

excellent place to stay. standard of cleanliness is very high.staff very helpful,breakfast first class.rooms are a dream.will stay there again without doubt. but with the reviews already placed i might be lucky to get a room it's that popular. congratulations to all the staff for making our stay a pleasure. all the best from frances and terry huddersfield, england.

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

Thanks for writing the review. The staff at Marina Beach is outstanding, the property is regularly highly ranked for 'good value'. More 

Arlington, Virginia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
10 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thanks for taking time to let Trip Advisor readers know how well you enjoyed our property. More 

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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015 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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Dan W, Owner at Marina Beach Motel, responded to this review

We're rated #6 in Santa Barbara. Our guests feel that we have fair pricing for the property!! More 

Los Angeles, California
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55 reviews 55 reviews
24 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

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

Thanks for your nice words. We enjoy a great location in SB, close to the waterfront and State street. We work very hard at providing an updated, comfortable hotel for guests at a reasonable price. More 

Surrey
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40 reviews 40 reviews
24 hotel reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

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

Tripadvisor rates Marina Beach as overall #6 in SB, but #1 in value. for readers that have not stayed here, please give us a try on your next trip to SB More 

Tallahassee, Florida
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121 reviews 121 reviews
7 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

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

Thanks for staying at mbm. Please return to SB soon!! More 

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

Thanks for your nice review. I'm sorry you had to deal with our rain storm, but appreicate it that you brought rain to our drought-stricken area. Please come back for some better weather. More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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Thanks for your five star rating More 

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

Tripadvisor rates our hotel as #1 best value in SB, #6 rated overall 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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