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Motel 6 Santa Barbara - Carpinteria North

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Frederiksberg, Denmark
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38 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The situation of this motel is not good, it is not close to Carpenteria and not close to Santa Barbara, and is much more expensive than other options close by. Service at reception is slow at all hours of the day. Rooms are extremely basic, no micro, no fridge, no wifi - well the latter you can get for a... More 

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6Team, Brand Experience Team Member at Motel 6 Santa Barbara - Carpinteria North, responded to this review

Jens, Thank you for taking the time to share your review. 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 are glad... More 

Geldrop, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands
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10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The hotel had 1 non-smoking room with a queensized bed left. The rooms are renovated and look nice. The hotel is located next to the highway. During the night traffic does not get less and the walls are very thin. Several trucks and motorcycles kept me awake during the night. Which makes me feel even more tired then when we... More 

Thank Anoniem1234
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45 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Terrible. Booked this as we were getting tired of driving and I was going to need wifi to do some work in the morning. Plus we wanted to see what all the hype was with all the ads down the highway and decided to give it a shot. Check in was annoying. The check-in guy had this attitude about him.... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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374 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 193 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

Yes overpriced, not too clean, and a bit run down, but it has a pool and is close to everything. We had to carry our bags upstairs some of which were rotten. It has parking but not much else. We walked back from the restaurant and saw a man in a wheelchair sleeping beside the road something we are not... More 

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California City, California
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15 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2016 via mobile

We were in Carpinteria for a festival and most accommodation required a 2 night stay. We only stayed here as it was the cheapest ($200!) for a night. The room was very comfortable and the front office staff assisted us by changing our room from a smoking to non smoking which was great. The staff were very friendly and if... More 

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6Team, Brand Experience Team Member at Motel 6 Santa Barbara - Carpinteria North, responded to this review

Ivanhoff, Thank you for sharing your review. We apologize for any misunderstanding that may have occurred during your recent stay with regard to our rates and the inconveniences you experienced. 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. More 

Los Angeles, California
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35 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2016 via mobile

Room was smelly Beds are uncomfortable Room was close to the freeway, with no noise isolation AC is not good enough, temperature was 90+ inside Very expensive We will never come back again to this very uncomfortable hotel. Nothing good but the proximity of Santa Barbara.

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Stockholm, Sweden
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12 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2016

An ok place with a modern touch. Very close to the shops and a Mexican restaurant. Great pool with shade and sunbeds. It's clean though no fridge and air condition. There is a sense of insecurity given that anyone can enter the motel from the main road. Good for an overnight stay or two. The Internet was not free!

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Bethel Island, California
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30 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 25, 2016

After reading these reviews I have to say that some of these people clearly have never stayed in a Motel 6! This Motel 6 was exactly what it advertised itself to be! The rooms look EXACTLY like they do online, no surprises! I thought it was perfect and the staff was great, no issues there! The rooms and the grounds... More 

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San Francisco, California
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52 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 22, 2016 via mobile

I stayed here for one night to rest from the drive from SF. It is clean motel, pools area is alright, good location. The room had a horrible smell of cleaning supplies, no hair drier or shampoo. Wouldn't stay here again unless it was a last minute cheap stay to rest.

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Sacramento, California
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82 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 21, 2016

We had driven all day from Phoenix to Santa Barbara and checked online for an inexpensive decent hotel and came up with Motel 6. I have shied away from this change because of reputation but we were so tired that we just grabbed it. First off, we got there late and they said they were sold out so our room... More 

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Additional Information about Motel 6 Santa Barbara - Carpinteria North

Address: 4200 Via Real, Carpinteria, CA 93013-1222
Location: United States > California > Carpinteria
Price Range: $68 - $151 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Motel 6 Santa Barbara - Carpinteria North 2*
Number of rooms: 124
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