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21 Bath St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3802
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
Updated 07/24/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 07/24/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#7 of 55 hotels in Santa Barbara
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Family owned since 1976, Marina Beach Motel is located in the heart of Santa Barbara's harbor, wharf, and beach district. At only a half block from the beach, Marina Beach Motel is the ideal spot for couples, families and the occasional lone traveler to immerse themselves in the beauty and leisure of Santa Barbara. At Marina Beach Motel, we understand the importance of providing excellent amenities at an affordable price. We focus our efforts on catering to the needs of the customer while striving for a high level of satisfaction, making us one of the best places to stay in Santa Barbara. Our dedicated, family-owned business promises to become one of your favorite vacation spots in California.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Bicycles available
Children's television networks
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Newspaper
Parking
Wifi
Breakfast buffet
Vending machine
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
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Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Safe
Coffee / tea maker
Kitchenette
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Microwave
Refrigerator
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Non-smoking rooms
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vintagejessica wrote a review Jul 27
Byron, California2 contributions
Great location, perfect for small families. I’ve been raving about our stay in Santa Barbara with several of my friends. Planning on returning to Marina Beach Motel next time we head that way. I was pleasantly surprised, Was not expecting a functional kitchen or a patio. We will definitely be back.
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Date of stay: July 2021
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Responded 3 days ago
Thank you for your review! We're glad you had a great stay and we're looking forward to seeing you again!
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janny45 wrote a review Jul 21
Los Osos, California176 contributions74 helpful votes
We live just a couple hours from Santa Barbara but we wanted a quick little getaway and luckily found Marina Beach Motel (thru TripAdvisor which is my go-to source of info) It is like a boutique hotel; the scale is intimate and the friendliness of the staff makes it feel personal. The room wasn't big, but it was fresh and clean and tastefully decorated. The grounds are filled with colorful flowers and there is outdoor seating to relax in and enjoy the continental breakfast. We saw bikes there, but we didn't ask to use them. We got a map from the desk clerk to the nearby Funktown neighborhood where we wandered around checking out the shops, wine tasting options, breweries and restaurants. We will definitely come again to this charming motel.
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Date of stay: July 2021
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Responded 1 week ago
Thank you for your review, Janet! We're glad you had a great stay and we hope to see you again soon.
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Alice F wrote a review Jul 2
Seattle, Washington246 contributions60 helpful votes
We recently stayed at the Marina Beach Motel on the recommendation of a good friend. This was our fourth trip to SB and we'd previously stayed at two other motels. By far, the Marina Beach Motel is our absolute favorite due to the extremely hospitable, friendly, and helpful office staff, cozy retro feeling, and lovely landscaping. The location is perfect; tucked on a quiet side street, yet close to the harbor and walking paths. The rooms and ground are very clean and well maintained. The rain shower head is great, and the Continental Breakfast was filling. We can't wait to visit again!
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Date of stay: June 2021
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Room Tip: There are a variety of room types. We liked the King room with a kitchenette.
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Responded 3 weeks ago
Thank you, Curtis! We're glad you enjoyed your stay and we hope to see you again soon!
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bananappeal wrote a review Jun 2021
naples3 contributions
From the moment I called Marina Beach Hotel, through our arrival, stay, and departure. The seven rooms full of my family loved the place. Everything was clean and up to date, but the feeling was 50s motor court with a much better garden in the middle
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
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Responded Jun 23, 2021
Thank you for your review! We're glad you enjoyed your stay and we hope to see you again soon.
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BruinGirl01 wrote a review Jun 2021
Lakewood, California11 contributions
My husband and I had one night in Santa Barbara and this place was recommended by our AAA travel agent. What a gem! The room was very clean and my husband loved the shower because it was roomy and had a second shower head from above. The front desk staff member, Jonathan, was chill and very helpful, especially with recommendations for dinner. He also went out of his way to then make us dinner reservations for the night, which was greatly appreciated. Thanks, Jonathan!!
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Date of stay: June 2021
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Responded Jun 21, 2021
Thank you for your review! We're so glad you had a great stay and we hope you'll visit again.
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PRICE RANGE
$127 - $333 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
marina beach hotel santa barbara, marina beach santa barbara
LOCATION
United StatesCaliforniaSanta Barbara
NUMBER OF ROOMS
32
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Frequently Asked Questions about Marina Beach Motel
Which popular attractions are close to Marina Beach Motel?
Nearby attractions include MOXI, The Wolf Museum of Exploration + Innovation (0.3 miles), Carriage & Western Art Museum (0.10 miles), and Waterfront (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Marina Beach Motel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Marina Beach Motel?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Marina Beach Motel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Marina Beach Motel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Marina Beach Motel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Toma Restaurant and Bar, The Brewhouse, and Chad's Cafe.
Is Marina Beach Motel located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.7 miles away from the center of Santa Barbara.
Are pets allowed at Marina Beach Motel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to Marina Beach Motel?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Santa Barbara County Courthouse (1.1 miles), Casa del Herrero (3.7 miles), and Old Mission Santa Barbara (2.3 miles).
Is Marina Beach Motel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.