We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
$25 Amazon.com Gift Card Get yours when you book a hotel on TripAdvisor and review your stay!

Sunset Motel

Show Prices
Book on TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
Enter dates for best prices
powered by PriceFinder
1 room
Check In Check Out
Please enter your travel dates to continue
Check Availability
Book on
or compare prices from up to 200 sites including:
Professional photos
Sunset Motel
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"moduleList":["handlers","shims"],"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))","shims":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'shims'))"}},"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

88 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 60: English reviews
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

OK, it's not down by the wharf, but it's close to Oak Park where the French Festival is each year, as well as being near the Mission, etc.. No pool, but clean and well appointed. Good price. I would recommend it.

Helpful?
Thank Ellen B
Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Was in Santa Barbara for a concert with the wife and we stayed here. The room was amazing and beautiful. Comfortable bed, large size, felt like I was staying in someone's apartment. It was far more than I expected when I booked a "motel". The only reason I didn't give 5 stars is they advertise breakfast is included, but their... More 

Helpful?
Thank GarrettBundy
Level Contributor
7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The area was safe and pleasant. The grounds and building were attractive and tidy. The room we held was clean and comfortable. Two full beds, a small table and two chairs, a bureau with TV atop it, and a dorm-size refrigerator topped by a microwave pretty much utilized all the functional space, allowing just enough room to walk. It was... More 

Helpful?
Thank HillarysDad
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Pleasant rooms, the receptionist waited up for us to arrive after a long drive from Monterey which was very nice. Good location, very close drive to the courthouse and the harbour. Bathroom is very nice and clean, rooms are average sized. Only bad thing would be that our beds were very creaky and a tad uncomfortable. Breakfast wasn't great but... More 

Helpful?
Thank francesca_rae_11
Santa Fe, New Mexico
Level Contributor
29 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is an affordable hotel in an area where you can easily pay more than $300 for a room per night. The Sunset is no-nonsense, clean, with friendly staff. On the downside, some of the clientele don't respect obvious rules like not making excessive noise in the parking lot late at night and early morning, but that's a problem with... More 

Helpful?
Thank Michael H
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

We were planning a very last minute weekend getaway to Santa Barbara this past weekend and every hotel/motel we looked at was either sold out or insanely expensive, but I'm so glad I found the Sunset Motel, they had one room left for a decent price (considering the last minute reservation) so we booked it. The motel itself is located... More 

Helpful?
Thank Marcella P
Schinnen, The Netherlands
Level Contributor
25 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

Nice location across the street from one of Santa Barbara's best dining institution...Harrys! The room was nice and we paid roughly 130 for a Monday stay. anything more than this would be too much. Parking is limited and does fill up fast. The continental breakfast consisted of muffins and coffee, nothing to brag about. If you can get into the... More 

Helpful?
Thank Bill D

Travelers are raving about these Santa Barbara hotels

Surrey, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

Very comfortable, quiet, convenient, clean & reasonable! Fresh, tasty items for continental breakfast and friendly, helpful staff. Travel brochures handy and the motel is in a lovely setting. Will definitely be back!

Helpful?
Thank Sandy H
Shanghai, China
Level Contributor
16 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

The place is conveniently located (if you come with a car) on the main street of the city, but still a bit away from the downtown, in a quiet neighborhood. We haven't expected much, but the the room was surprisingly clean. There were a couple of minuses though. First, the sink is located outside of the bathroom, a bit separated... More 

Helpful?
Thank Anna_WeHo
Los Angeles, California
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2016

The price of the room was relatively cheap compared to others in Santa Barbara (around $90) during the spring break time. We have stayed here twice now and the second time was even better than the first. Though the room is slightly smaller than most hotels, the bed is SO comfortable (memory foam mattress?) and the TV was very large... More 

Helpful?
Thank jeanniegals
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

38 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveler Photos (25)
Viewed
Bathroom (6)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (4)
Viewed
Room/Suite (8)
Viewed
View from Room (3)
Viewed
Other (4)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (13)
Viewed
Room/Suite (8)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (4)
Viewed
Other (1)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these Santa Barbara hotels
0.1 mi away
Oasis Inn & Suites
Oasis Inn & Suites
#40 of 52 in Santa Barbara
3.5 of 5 stars 186 reviews
0.6 mi away
BEST WESTERN PLUS Pepper Tree Inn
0.1 mi away
Motel 6 Santa Barbara - State Street
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.3 mi away
Agave Inn
Agave Inn
#26 of 52 in Santa Barbara
4.0 of 5 stars 413 reviews
0.5 mi away
Quality Inn Santa Barbara
Quality Inn Santa Barbara
#38 of 52 in Santa Barbara
3.5 of 5 stars 184 reviews
0.2 mi away
Rose Garden Inn
Rose Garden Inn
#46 of 52 in Santa Barbara
3.0 of 5 stars 95 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

Amenities

Highlights
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Concierge
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Try a little touch of Santa Barbara hospitality.A nice small motel on upper State Street, the Sunset Motel offers a little touch of warm and friendly Santa Barbara hospitality, without breaking the budget.We are the owners and the innkeepers so we have a personal stake in the motel and in your comfort.Stay close to restaurants, shopping (Macy's and more), and Earl Warren Showgrounds. The bus in front will take you straight to downtown. What’s not to love?We look forward to seeing you. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Sunset Motel

Address: 3504 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93105-2628
Location: United States > California > Santa Barbara
Price Range: $109 - $357 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Sunset Motel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 17
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Booking.com, Hotels.com, Orbitz, Hotwire, Priceline, Travelocity and Odigeo so you can book your Sunset Motel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Sunset Hotel Santa Barbara
Sunset Motel Santa Barbara
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay