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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a cute affordable motel. The room was clean and quiet. It is a lovely family owned motel that has character rather than the corporate cookie cutter ambiance. Although we just spent an overnight on a very busy holiday weekend, we were pleasantly surprised by this little gem.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nicely maintained. A little ways from downtown, but easy to travel by car. Reception was pleasant and efficient. Rooms minimalist, but clean and modern. Only issue was the bed. Squeaky and shakey with springs stronger than the mattress. Recommended if you want a break from the boutique pricing in the city center

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I booked the hotel 2 weeks prior to the stay. A couple of days prior to the stay the room was more than 50% cheaper. Naturally we cancelled the first reservation and re-booked at the lower rate. The front office smelled of curry which is fine I suppose if you are in a restaurant but not a hotel office/lobby. We... More 

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Lake Oswego, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Motels are very expensive there and this was one of the lowest priced. I was expecting run down but found beautiful upgrades and quiet on the busiest street in town. Cleanliness was perfection. Only negative was very cheap toiletries; bring your own shampoo.

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Thank iambirdlady
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2016

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.

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Thank Ellen B
Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2016

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 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016

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 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016 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 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

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 

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Thank Michael H
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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 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
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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: $108 - $301 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Sunset Motel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 17
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