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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

Geo was very helpful with suggestions on sites to see, restaurants to go to and gave us outstanding service for the time we stayed there. No matter how busy he was, he always found time to attend to our every need, European style hospitality here in the States.

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Santa Barbara
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

Seedy, at best. Poor maintenance, rooms not properly cleaned, old fashioned metal key system so security is an issue. Plus is that rooms come with companionship, usually cockroaches. You will never be lonely

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015 via mobile

We arrived in santa barbara having not booked a hotel after a long drive from san fran, i was asking in a petrol station where abouts the hotels where and a random stranger suggested this hotel. He then let us follow him to the hotel as we were lost and had ran out of battery on my phone. Which was... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

We stop here for one night. We didn't had a reservation at Santa Barbara, so after asking around in other places, we decide this was the best choice. The location is amazing. The place is simple but clean. Although, the room didn't had aircon and you here a lot of noise from the other rooms. There is a very nice... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 via mobile

Cheap and correct price to value, but rooms are not well isolated (you hear every noise) and do not have any air condition! Location is great, parking is free and the staff allowed us to leave the car longer than we kept the room. Overall ok, rooms to improve, friendly staff.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 via mobile

Found this hotel by driving along the seafront and seeing the vacancy sign. Checked the room and all fine - no aircon but coped with fan, open windows and the cooling effect of the sea! Didn't have breakfast as store had been ransacked! WiFi ok most of the time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Driving the scenic Pacific Coast Highway from LA to San Francisco we decided to stop for a night in Santa Barbara (how could you not?!). A part of the trip was to not plan anything, including accommodations along the way. So driving into Santa Barbara we pulled into the parking space of the first motel we saw. The guy at... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

We planned a trip to Santa Barbara but didn't make any hotel reservations thinking that rooms would be available on a Monday. All the other Hotels on Cabrillo, which is directly across the street from the beach, were booked and very over priced!! We stopped into this Motel and they had a room. To our surprise the room was very... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015 via mobile

With a little attention this place could be stunning. It's classic Santa Barbara architecture but is so poorly maintained that's almost missed. There is exposed water hose hanging out of the wall (used to be a sink?), no smoke detector, missing wall plates on the sockets, a fridge sitting in the pathway to the bathroom, no coffee pot in room... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Geo and the staff care and treat you as if you are family!! We stayed in room #103 which perfectly accommodated our family of four adults and two children. The room had two queen size beds along with a twin which was perfect!! The motel is cute and we'll kept. At anytime of the day there is someone that will... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Great location next to the beach and State St. We're a small boutique motel. Some rooms have private a jacuzzi. Most rooms have the beach view. We also have rooms with full kitchens. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Ala Mar Motel

Address: 102 W. Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Location: United States > California > Santa Barbara
Price Range: $181 - $303 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Ala Mar Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 19
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Also Known As:
Ala Mar Hotel Santa Barbara
Ala Mar Santa Barbara
Hotel Style:
#15 On the Beach Hotel in Santa Barbara
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