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Marina Beach Motel

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21 Bath Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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rochester
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8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

While vacationing in the Santa Barbara area we stayed for 3 nights at this little "motel style" spot about a 100 yds. from the beach. The units must have recently been renovated because they were spotless. We had an efficiency unit, though we only used the small refrigerator - all new appliances and granite counter tops, and in the bathroom... More 

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

Threefriends, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review! We're happy to hear that you enjoyed your time at Marina Beach, and that our staff was friendly and accommodating. We hope that you'll come back and stay with us the next time you're in Santa Barbara! More 

Chicago, Illinois
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wow! Just amazed how nice the rooms were and it was a comfortable stay for my friends and I. It didn't feel like a motel at all. They obviously raised the standards for motels. The staff went above and beyond for us and even offered free breakfast. I really liked their location being steps away from the beach. I highly... More 

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Thank KNelson23
Dan W, Public Relations Manager at Marina Beach Motel, responded to this review

KNelson23, Thank you for the kind reveiw! We're happy that you and your friends enjoyed your time at Marina Beach Motel (Hotel), and that you were able to spend some time at the beach! :) We hope you'll stay with us again in the future. More 

Somerville, United States
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42 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

We selected Marina Beach Hotel after searching the internet and reading other trip advisor reviews and we were NOT disappointed! This place is a gem! We wanted a simple place to stay with parking and beach access that would provide pedestrian access to the beach and attractions, and this was it! We chose a room with a king bed and... More 

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

Ellen, We're so happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Marina Beach! It sounds like you were able to take advantage of many of the wonderful things about Santa Barbara. Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review, and we'll have to admit - we love Toma too! :D More 

Toronto
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26 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

I spent about a month researching Santa Barbara hotels because I wanted to have the perfect experience there. I originally booked another hotel but had a nagging uneasiness so changed to the Marina Beach Motel. What a great choice! The motel is in the perfect location. You are a block from the beach and marina and a less than 10... More 

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

CathyToronto, We are so happy that we were able to be the lodging you were searching for in Santa Barbara! In fact, we're pretty flattered that you chose us over your original reservation with another hotel; it makes us feel pretty special. Thank you for taking the time to write us a review, and we're looking forward to having you... More 

lahaina, maui, hi.
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92 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

I found this place here on trip advisor and the rooms looked nicely updated in the photos. one of the reasons I booked is I saw a photo of a large bathtub, I like taking baths espeically if it's chilly out and so I booked a king room with kitchen thinking it would have the large tube. we checked in... More 

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

Rick9cat, Thank you for taking the time to write us a review! It's great to hear that you were able to come and enjoy all that Marina Beach Motel has to offer - we truly appreciate the feedback. We're sorry to hear that you weren't able to get a room with a large bathtub, but we're happy that you found... More 

Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
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288 reviews
62 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 409 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015

We chose the Marina beach for its central location, value for money, breakfast and lovely rooms and we werent disappointed. I can't think of a negative thing to say as everything was spotless especially a lovely bathroom and comfy bed. Breakfast was simple but fresh and tasty. Lots of things to do/places to go within walking distance. Would return if... More 

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Thank 2016-Paul
Dan W, Public Relations Manager at Marina Beach Motel, responded to this review

P-151, We're so happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Marina Beach Motel, and, more importantly, that we were able to meet your expectations! Thank you for taking the time to write us a review, and we look forward to seeing you again during your next visit to Santa Barbara. More 

Texas
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71 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

Very quaint, small and friendly. Super clean and within steps to the beach, pier and restaurants. Worth every dollar, hands down. Will stay again for sure. There are many other higher level hotels in the area but honestly, good luck finding a better bang for the dollar.

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

WKU-Wanderer, We couldn't have asked for a better review! Thank you so much for taking the time out of your day to provide us with feedback, and for reminding us why we love to serve guests like you. Make sure to stop by and say hello the next time that you're in the area! More 

Toulouse, France
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50 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

We stayed for the first time in the Marina Beach Motel and had a great time. After a night in the aircraft, we arrived clearly too early for normal check in, but since the previous guests had already checked out, everything was done for us to get the room as quickly as possible while we had our coffee outside in... More 

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

Flying_Marcy, Wonderful! We're happy to hear that you had such an enjoyable stay at Marina Beach Motel. Thank you for taking the time to provide us with feedback; it's awesome that you were able to experience all of the best features and amenities that we have to offer! We hope that you'll be able to stay with us again soon. More 

West Kelowna, Canada
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82 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

This was our third visit to the Marina Beach Motel. We stayed in a King kitchenette for 10 nights arriving on September 28. Things we like about staying at the motel: - Parking is free. - Free bicycle rentals. - Walking distance to the beach, Stearn's Wharf, restaurants, pubs, a near-by grocery store. - Complimentary continental breakfast. - Friendly and... More 

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

Michael, Wow. Thank you so much for sharing your experience with us! It's wonderful to hear from people who have truly spent some time on the property. We feel fortunate that you've found such a home at Marina Beach, and, more importantly, that you'll be coming back to see us again! We're looking forward to it. More 

Palm Springs, California
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51 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

This was our second stay at this hotel. It is located in a perfect place in Santa Barbara - right down the street from the beach, restaurants, shopping and the beachfront area. This time, our room was larger - with a small kitchenette - very nice! Like last time, our room was very clean, the breakfast was more than adequate,... More 

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

Airedale Traveler, We're so happy to hear that you came back to Marina Beach Motel for a second stay, and, more importantly, that you were happy with your accommodations! Thank you for taking the time to write us a review; we truly appreciate the feedback. We're sorry to hear that our staff didn't greet you with the warm welcome that... More 

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