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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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Grapeview, Washington
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224 reviews 224 reviews
41 hotel reviews
134 helpful votes 134 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here last time we were in Santa Barbara and really enjoyed it. This time we wanted to introduce our friends to it and we all had a great stay. We enjoy staying in older motor court motels that have been updated and are well cared for. Location is great with an easy walk from the train station. Close... More 

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

Jim, We're so happy to hear that you enjoyed your return to Marina Beach! We look forward to having you back, and we want to sincerely thank you for stopping by to write us a review. More 

Gibraltar
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The location of the motel is pretty good, near to the beach and handy for the main shopping Street (State Street) Rooms are a little small by Californian standards and the lack of equipment in the kitchen was a bit of an issue, though plates and utensils can be requested from the front desk. We found the rooms a little... More 

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

r3dc4r, We are sorry to hear that Marina Beach Motel did not meet your expectations. Our rooms are recently renovated, so it is disappointing to learn that they were not up to your standards. We appreciate your business and and hope that you will return in the future so that we may better your experience. More 

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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A great little motel just a block from a beach. Basic, but very well taken care of with nice bathrooms, clean rooms and well kept common areas. No pool, but motel offers free bikes rentals, and the beach patch is a minute away. A great place to spend a few nights.

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

Anton, Thank you for taking the time to stop by and write us a review. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay at Marina Beach Motel and we hope to see you again soon! More 

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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Completely unwelcoming place. Staff struggled to say good morning and anything more than that is out of the question. Room is average motel style although quite big. Odd that they have a kitchen but no kitchen ware, we didn't want to cook so no problem for us but just seemed a bit weird... Cars park right up to your front... More 

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

Ratters, We are so sorry to hear that your stay at Marina Beach was not a pleasant one. Kitchenware is available to our guests upon request, whether or not you should so choose to use it. We are sincerely sorry that our front desk staff failed to meet your expectations and/or provide you with the necessary information about the kitchenware... More 

Boise, Idaho
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I was a little skeptical of this place because it was relatively inexpensive considering its location so close to the beach, but it was absolutely fantastic! It's an older motel that has been completely refurbished with clean, modern, comfortable rooms. The complimentary breakfast had some of the best pastries I'd ever had. They allow you to borrow bikes and helmets... More 

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

DCTraveler, Thank you, thank you, thank you! It is great to hear from our guests, especially when they have had such a pleasant experience at Marina Beach. We take your compliments to heart, and we will continue to strive to provide our guests with the best accommodations possible. We would love to have you back, and hope to see you... More 

Longmont, Colorado
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98 reviews 98 reviews
5 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 April 18, 2015

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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100 reviews 100 reviews
24 hotel reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 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
35 hotel reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

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 

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