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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
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Queensland
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43 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 

Edinburgh
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10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 

Redondo Beach, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Three women went on a Road Trip over Memorial Day Weekend. We chose this motel because of the location and that it had three beds.... well, two queen beds and a single pull out sofa that was very comfortable. The continental breakfast was included.

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

Patty, We love the way that you wrote this review, and we are so happy that you all had a fantastic Memorial Day Weekend! We hope to see you again soon. More 

Grapeview, Washington
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227 reviews
41 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

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
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

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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9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015 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
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 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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100 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

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 

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