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Motel 6 Santa Maria

2040 North Preisker Lane, Santa Maria, CA 93454
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  • Location
    3 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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Tehachapi, California
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

1) STUNK 2) 1st floor you will hear everything. We got the joy of staying under inconsiderate guests who stayed up all night dragging bags, stomping, sliding chair, & slamming doors. Got no sleep. 3) stains on bedding and pillowcases. 4) upgrade means no fridge, coffee pot or microwave. Crappy A/C units. 5) NO coffee until 7. 6) door jams... More 

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Dear Guest, Thank you for sharing your feedback. We apologize for any misunderstanding that may have occurred during your recent stay with regard to our rate policies and the inconveniences you experienced. We are committed to delivering a clean, comfortable room and apologize for any failure in following through on that commitment during your recent stay. Our staff aims to... More 

Arroyo Grande, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Experience - Disgusted. For $160 its the hardest I've been screwed ever. Amenities - That's easy. None. No shampoo, conditioner. Air conditioning broken. Noisy. Want some ice? Nearly a city block walk to the ice machine, the only one is next to the office. Just filthy. Again, probably the worst I've ever seen. I should have slept in my car.

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Apple Valley, California
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Were were told our room was non smoking but smelled strong of smoke and there were 3 ashtrays in the room. The desk clerk said they had no other rooms but offered us room spray Freeway noise kept us from opening window for air and was still loud with windows closed. Someone knocked on our door four times looking for... More 

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6Team, Brand Experience Team member at Motel 6 Santa Maria, responded to this review

Jan, Thank you for sharing your feedback. We are committed to delivering a clean, comfortable visit and apologize for any failure in following through on that commitment during your recent stay. We strive to provide a clean, comfortable stay and are disappointed your visit was unsatisfactory due to the odor concern you describe. Safety and security are high priorities within... More 

Santa Clara, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

This area is popular and hotel/motels fill up quickly. Spent 2 nights at this motel 6 and was a bit surprised at how expensive it was...Over $100/night. We arrived pretty late and all the paperwork was ready for us (Thank You Heather!). The rooms were clean and the beds were very comfortable. The facility is dated, no hair dryer or... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 via mobile

. It look ok from the outside until you walked in the office it smelled like smoke. When u walk in the room it looked clean and smelled nice, but when you took a second look . The bedding was dirty and stained . My friend got bug bits on her arm and back. Lots of construction guys . They... More 

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6Team, Brand Experience Team member at Motel 6 Santa Maria, responded to this review

Rachel, Thank you for taking the time to post your review. We strive to provide a comfortable night's rest, and are disappointed your stay was unsatisfactory due to the noise concerns you describe. Safety and security are high priorities within Motel 6 standards for quality and we regret you felt differently during your visit. Motel 6 standards for quality rest... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

This motel is the cheapest in the area, offering only the minimal necessities (e.g., soap, towels, clothes hangers, etc.), but no microwave, hair dryer, iron, etc. Cleanliness is so so (not bad if you are not pedantic). So OK if you just stop to take a nap, wash up and continue on your way. During the night you can hear... More 

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Redondo Beach
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Was driving north late at night and just needed a place to rest overnight. Eric at registration was very polite and friendly, even late at night. Wanted a room close to my car which I received-it was an "accessible room" but that was okay because I was given the option of taking that room close to parking or another room.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 via mobile

You get what you pay for. All we needed clean to a certain standard and looked like an ikea showroom with less stuff. Would only suggest one night here perhaps if you are just passing through like we were.

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London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

We clearly had one of the newly refurbished rooms. Very clean ,very pleasant. No charm but we stopped in Santa maria to break up our drive and were not expecting much. Free coffee in the morning. The wi-fi was rubbish and I had to keep returning to the front desk for new codes before giving up. I slept fine and... More 

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California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Ho-hum: After staying very happily recently in two of the newer Motel 6's (like the more expensive one in Santa Barbara), my spending a night here was like going back in time to the bad old days of this national budget chain. I had a very spartan room with no place to hang clothes, a shower with no tub, a... More 

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