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Motel 6 Santa Barbara - Goleta

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Berlin
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Maybe I am particularly uneasy about the idea of sleeping almost literally on a four lane divided highway because I do not own a car and do not drive much. But the noise that comes along with it is almost unbearable. This could be compensated for partially if all other things worked well. But this is not the case. Importantly,...

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Clonmel, Ireland
Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

Stayed here for 4 nights with friends while On a roadtrip. Location is not convenient for going to the beach or going to Santa Barbara. Wifi is expensive and slow. Small dark room. Hardly enough space for luggage

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

Dear Guest, We sincerely apologize for your unpleasant stay as a result of the inconveniences you experienced with the size of the room. 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...

San Francisco, California
Reviewed August 16, 2016

We booked that afternoon to check in after 9pm that night for a UCSB tour at 9 the following morning. Since we were just looking for hot showers and clean beds, my husband thought we would try Motel 6. Very cramped and Spartan for about $100 on a Thursday night during off-season. No shampoo, no hair dryer, no bath mat...

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Bergen Co., New Jersey
Reviewed August 12, 2016

Trying to find a hotel in the Santa Barbara area on a weekend is like trying to find a drink during prohibition; you can do it, but even the lower end brands are going to cost you. I stayed here with my 15 y.o. son during a trip a California and the only reason we stayed here was because it...

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Reviewed August 4, 2016 via mobile

The motel 6 was convenient and check in was extremely easy and quick, but definitely overpriced for the room. The rooms are remodeled and basic but I was actually pleasantly surprised by the comfort of the bed and pillow. I thought they could throw in a small bottle of shampoo/conditioner for the price. The area was close to everything-stores, restaurants,...

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

Dear DeAnn, 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 with the expectations of amenities. We encourage...

Kansas City, Missouri
Reviewed June 26, 2016

It's overpriced, just like all Santa Barbara motels. The beds are just a mattress on a platform (no box spring), but this didn't bother our sleep quality. I appreciated the wood laminate flooring, 2 wooden chairs, and no dresser because I knew there were no bugs or grime hiding in carpet, stuffed chairs, drawers. They should mop the floor more...

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Visalia
Reviewed June 15, 2016 via mobile

This was the most uncomfortable stay I have ever had. The vibe of the place was uncomfortable. I have never stayed at a motel 6 but thought I would give it a try for the night. The room had a prison feel to it. Bed, tv, table. No artwork, no soft touches to make you feel at home. Definitely would...

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Reviewed May 4, 2016 via mobile

For almost a hundred dollars I got a thin mattress on a platform, noisy upstairs neighbors, internet I had to pay for (not!), low water pressure and a tiny room. To be fair, the room was very clean and staff at front desk very friendly. Next time in this area I will pay more to get more elsewhere.

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

John, We are sorry to hear that you did not enjoy our award winning Phoenix room redesign featuring wood-effect laminate floors. 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.

Avondale, Arizona
Reviewed March 28, 2016

I stayed for 2 days and I paid $100 a night. There are absolutely NO amenities!! I forgot my blow dryer and had to walk over to CVS next door WITH WET HAIR to buy one. Sad that they do not provide anything. Room feels like it's from the 70's. It's quiet enough but not worth the price.

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Dear Annette, 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 with the expectations of amenities. We encourage...

Gunnison, Colorado
Reviewed January 15, 2016

The computer system was down when I arrived so they kept my credit card & ID, which was problematic for getting dinner & a drink. The room totaled $100 for the night which seemed a lot higher than what I booked it for but I didn't have a record because I'd done it by phone and forgot to write it...

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Amenities

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  • Free Parking
  • Pool
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Pool
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Paid Wifi
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry

Additional Information about Motel 6 Santa Barbara - Goleta

Address: 5897 Calle Real, US 101 South at Fairview Avenue, Goleta, CA 93117-2346
Location: United States > California > Goleta
Price Range: $93 - $132 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Motel 6 Santa Barbara - Goleta 2*
Number of rooms: 88
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“Try to stay away from the motorway in the back.”
 of 5 bubbles Karlkoreander, yesterday | Read review
“Doubt there are any good rooms. Bring earplugs to block out the road noise and air conditioner noise.”
 of 5 bubbles Joanna650, Aug 16, 2016 | Read review
“With no elevators, the mobility impaired should request a 1st floor room.”
 of 5 bubbles World17, Aug 12, 2016 | Read review
“2nd floor is quieter. If highway noise is bothering you, make sure your window is closed all the way.”
 of 5 bubbles BudgetButSafe, Jun 26, 2016 | Read review
“If you want a room with a bed and a toilet and shower, this is your place!”
 of 5 bubbles moralesannette36, Mar 28, 2016 | Read review
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