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Marina Beach Motel

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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Munich, Germany
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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25 hotel reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A motel but very much a boutique one which is beautifully decorated and maintained. Great location with a friendly welcome and lovely breakfast. Helpful staff who gave us ideas of where to go. A really comfortable stay and we could have stayed a week but were touring California from the UK so that wasn't an option. Restaurants and bars within... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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65 reviews 65 reviews
22 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed here a night recently and highly recommend this place. It is called a motel, and technically it is, but it is the nicest one I've ever stayed in. Our room looked recently refurbished to a high standard. Large comfy bed. Tastefully decorated. Lovely bathroom with dual shower. Generally very good facilities. Nice seating area by the hotel to... More 

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West Kelowna, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

This was our third visit to Santa Barbara but our first stay at the Marina Beach Motel. This is a comfortable, clean, updated, friendly motel that is a block from the beach. It is also walking distance to many restaurants, bars, a local grocery store, and State Street. The staff are very friendly and helpful and make you feel welcome.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014 via mobile

Great location just one block from the ocean & within walking distance of the pier and restaurants. Rooms all upgraded, nicely appointed, new interiors. Parking for 1 car in front of or near each unit. Small rooms. Only flaw is this is an old style motel with small rooms and thin noise-carrying walls &windows. If you don't mind a snug... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

We stayed here at the end of a 2 wk trip down the coast. Every year we spend our anniversary in Santa Barbara and about two years ago we started staying here and have made this our go to place to stay. The rooms are clean, up to date decor, the staff are welcoming and very helpful. We walk everywhere... More 

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Sun City, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

The main reason we chose this motel was because the Ad said it was 37 steps to the beach. It was actually about a block and half to the beach. When I asked the manager about it, she said, Oh that is just a joke to tell people we are close to the beach. The motel itself was adequate. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Perfect location. Cross the street and you're at the beach. Walk maybe 12 blocks and you're on State Street. Many excellent restaurants just a block or two away. Very clean. Great service. Up-to-date decor. Very friendly front desk with great suggestions. Would love to stay here again.

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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
#6 Family Hotel in Santa Barbara
#7 Romantic Hotel in Santa Barbara

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