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Marina Beach Motel

21 Bath Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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Ranked #8 of 59 hotels in Santa Barbara
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 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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San Diego
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31 reviews 31 reviews
15 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The ideal location in Santa Barbara--not on a main street, but close enough to walk to the beach or catch the shuttle downtown. The room was adequate. A bit small, but it was clean and well maintained. The service at the front desk was very helpful. They do a pretty decent job of the breakfast. Better than I expected for... More

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Laval
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

NIce quiet place. Rooms are small but very clean (paper thin walls!). The shower is fantastic. Their breakfast is good and has a good selection of items. The location is one block from the beach. We will come back!

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Montreal, Canada
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4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We would come back. The location is great, breakfast is good, rooms and lobby are clean, bathroom got renovated not long ago. Again, it is a motel, so you could hear people around your room, but to us, it is not a problem.

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Toronto, Canada
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128 reviews 128 reviews
22 hotel reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I really enjoyed our stay at this motor court as it was comfortable and in a great, quiet location for walking to sites of Santa Barbara; it is near the beach and wharf restaurants and also State Street shops. We were able to walk to the magnificent Court House and it is only a 10 minute drive... More

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

I am glad you mentioned Sambos restaurant in your review. I believe that it is the only remaining restaurant from the Sambos chain from years ago. Marina Beach Motel is located near the harbor and Stearns wharf, a very quiet beach area. Our guests feel there is good value at Marina Beach. More

Niteroi, RJ
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63 reviews 63 reviews
28 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

My wife and I spent a night at this hotel on our way to LA. It was a good choice. Location is very good, really near the beach. There are some bikes available for free, which was a great way to see the city. Rooms are somewhat comfortable. You can park your car in front of your door, which is... More

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

We appreciate your review. Most customers feel that there is good value at Marina Beach. More

Wilsonville, Oregon
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5 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

This renovated motor court is in a great location, on a quiet street a block off the water (marina area). The rooms are on the small side, but well-appointed, and the value is excellent. The staff is friendly and most helpful, and the breakfast is generous.

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

Our guests enjoy that they can park right in front of the room...they do not need to carry their bags a long distance to the room. And we consistently get good comments about 'value'...our prices are fair for what we have at Marina Beach. Thanks for your review. More

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38 reviews 38 reviews
7 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

I recently stayed at the Marina Beach Motel for 2 nights. For the price you cannot beat the location, 2 blocks from the harbor, a few blocks from popular State street and Stearns Wharf. The motel offers free use of bikes and an ample simple breakfast. The staff are helpful and the rooms very clean with exceptional showers. They allow... More

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

Your response is very nice and very accurate. We do not pretend to be a 5 star hotel, but our facility is very comfortable, clean and a great value. More

Garden City, Idaho
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

The location near the bay and the cleanliness of the room and property were excellent. We highly recommend this motel especially if you are traveling with a pet. The staff was helpful and very friendly. If we would have had more time we would have stayed another night.

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

Thank you for your review. We appreciate that guests take time to let everyone know what their experience was at Marina Beach. Some folks are hesitant to stay at a motel, thank goodness for Trip Advisor...travelers can get honest opinions about hotels. More

Los Angeles, California
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

I was very leery about staying in a motel. The pictures online looked good, but I was still skeptical. This was going to be our last stop on our road trip from LA to San Francisco so I figured I would take a chance, since it was only one night. We were traveling with our dog, and this place is... More

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

Thank you very much for your very complete review. The readers got a good picture of what to expect at Marina Beach More

Los Angeles
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

My husband and I took a weekend getaway to Santa Barbara and stayed at this motel for one night. It is so close to the beach, pier, and state street so we were able to walk everywhere. They also have free bikes to use throughout the day, and we really enjoyed riding along the beach! The breakfast in the morning... More

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

Thanks for your review!! Our motel is a good value that most people mention in their reviews. And many people mention the showers, all expanded and remodeled within the past 2 years...most with two shower heads -one with a rain head and another with a convention version. Couples enjoy having two shower heads. And our location is unbeatable. More

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Additional Information about Marina Beach Motel

Also Known As:
Marina Beach Hotel Santa Barbara
Marina Beach Hotel
Marina Beach Santa Barbara
Address: 21 Bath Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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Location: United States > California > Santa Barbara
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
#4 Best Value Hotel in Santa Barbara
#8 Family Hotel in Santa Barbara
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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