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“Don't be fooled” 2 of 5 stars
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Motel 6 Santa Maria
2.0 of 5 Motel   |   2040 North Preisker Lane, Santa Maria, CA 93454   |  
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Ranked #9 of 20 Hotels in Santa Maria
1 review
“Don't be fooled”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW 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 are noisy and wake up super early . They we knocking on our doors....
i recommend that you spend a little more and go somewhere better . I would NEVER risk my kids to be in a place like this.

Stayed May 2015, traveled with friends
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6Team, Brand Experience Team member at Motel 6 Santa Maria, responded to this review, 4 days ago
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 on our promise to offer the lowest price of any national chain by delivering the essential elements of a comfortable room for a satisfying stay, for this reason we apologize for the disappointment you describe in the expectations of amenities. We encourage you to contact our Guest Relations department at 1-855-787-9864 to record the details of your visit to help us provide a better guest experience in the future.
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Rating summary
  • Location
    3 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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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 the traffic on the 101. There is a short pool, about 6 yard long; good only for a dip on a hot day.

Room Tip: Rooms facing the 101 highway get more noise.
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  • Stayed April 2015, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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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. The room was very plain, nothing fancy. The most important thing was that everything was clean and in working order. I received exactly what I expected and paid for.

  • Stayed February 2015, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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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.

  • Stayed July 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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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 it was clean. That's pretty much all people would want from this motel surely?

Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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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 curtain that fell down and outside there were very, very dirty sidewalks (see my photo). (The laundry room was pretty clean, but there was no place to fold clothes.) With so many other motels to choose from on Broadway, this one was no great shakes, although it did serve its purpose in giving me a quiet place to rest my head for the night.

Room Tip: Always ask for an upstairs room to avoid as much noise as you can.
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  • Stayed September 2014, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Stayed here last because I did not want to take a 2 1/2 hour drive home. Motel 6 has done some renovations. Laminate flooring throughout, instead of nasty carpeting. A big plus. Hot water when you shower,comfortable and clean bedding. Everything so far a plus, except the shower. Ever seen a superman movie, where he would jump into a phone booth to change into his superman get up. Well that's what's it's like taking a shower. Very small shower with a slide type shower curtain. Motel 6 could have made the shower a little bigger. I'm 5' 10" 195 lbs and it was small for me. Imagine someone 6' 4" and 230 lbs!!! Nuff said!

Stayed September 2014, traveled with friends
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Additional Information about Motel 6 Santa Maria

Address: 2040 North Preisker Lane, Santa Maria, CA 93454
Location: United States > California > Santa Maria
Amenities:
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #9 of 20 Hotels in Santa Maria
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Motel 6 Santa Maria 2*
Number of rooms: 126
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