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Marina Beach Motel

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Banbury, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited as a group of 4-me, my wife, our 18 year old daughter and her 18 year old friend-on holiday from the UK. We were very impressed by the Marina Beach Motel. The motel is tastefully designed, it's super clean white washed rooms with their smart grey doors surrounding a well tended tropical garden area with fountain and tables.... More 

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Thank Fixieman
Dan W, Public Relations Manager at Marina Beach Motel, responded to this review

We're so happy you and your family enjoyed your stay with us and that you liked the motel's design, garden, breakfast, staff, free bike rentals, and location. Drop by us again next time you're in the States! More 

California
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104 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed at the Marina Beach Motel with my grand-daughter, prior to a visit to UCSB. We were very satisfied with the room. It is a basic one floor motel, so each room is entered from the car courtyard. The rooms are clean, well maintained and the WIFI worked properly. Walking distance to the beach and town; I'd stay there... More 

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Thank pico1
Dan W, Public Relations Manager at Marina Beach Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for the review, pico1! We're happy you and your granddaughter liked your room and the location. We hope you'll come back soon! More 

Los ANGELES
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23 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed at this wonderful place for the second time and were very satisfied with the room which included a kitchenette with all needed, a spacious modern bathroom with double size shower, a continental breakfast that included plenty to choose from, free use of bikes which we didn't get to use because was a little cold and an area for eating,... More 

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Thank venice7_8
Dan W, Public Relations Manager at Marina Beach Motel, responded to this review

We're so happy to hear you're a repeat guest with us, venice7_8! It's lovely to know you enjoyed the room, kitchenette, bathroom, breakfast, free bike rentals, staff, and grounds. We feel honored to be your favorite place to stay in Santa Barbara. We look forward to your next visit! More 

Bremen, Germany
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107 reviews
49 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

You cannot beat the value for money when you stay here. Walking distance to beaches, pier and downtown. Also the SB Shuttle stops nearby. Free bikes available. Room was a bit small (King without kitchen) but adequate and OK for 3 nights. Comfortable bed. Modern bathroom with a double size shower. Courtyard with a sitting area in the middle. Breakfast... More 

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Thank claudiamP5195WD
Dan W, Public Relations Manager at Marina Beach Motel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind and detailed review! We're delighted to hear you were this happy with your stay at Marina Beach Motel and that you never needed to use your car while you were here. We hope you'll come back soon! More 

Dublin, Ireland
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016 via mobile

A lovely sweet little motel with lovely, clean and comfortable ensuite rooms. Nice helpful staff and beach cruisers available for guests. Easy access to restaurants and to downtown Santa Barbara. I would definitely recommend and I would stay again when I'm in Santa Barbara next.

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Thank Emily M
Dan W, Public Relations Manager at Marina Beach Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review us, Emily! We're so happy you found our motel to be lovely, clean and comfortable. We're glad you liked the location and free bike rentals as well. We look forward to your next visit! More 

Nuremberg, Germany
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11 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

We stayed four days in the Marina Beach hotel in Santa Barbara. State street, the main shopping street, is within walking distance of 10min. But we advise everybody to use the free and cool bikes provided by motel. We had a blast cycling down the beaches and having a cold breeze in the sun. The beach is basically just around... More 

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Thank MatthewKol
Dan W, Public Relations Manager at Marina Beach Motel, responded to this review

We're happy you stayed with during your 4 days in Santa Barbara, Matthew! We're ecstatic you took advantage of the free bike rentals and that you enjoyed being 37 steps from the beach. We hope you'll visit again soon! More 

Zurich, Switzerland
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153 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016 via mobile

The management is aware of the problem: There is an information sheet in the room telling you to call the lobby, if the neighbors are too loud. You can hear every word spoken in the next room. Unfortunately, we had a middleaged American woman next door speaking nonstop. Some people just don't know how to whisper (and behave properly in... More 

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Thank fabian_zurich
Dan W, Public Relations Manager at Marina Beach Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review, Fabian! We're sorry you felt that your neighbors were too loud. We'll look into this issue with management right away. Your feedback is important to us. We're glad you enjoyed the other aspects of your stay with us, though, and hope you'll stay with us again! More 

Carmel, California
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84 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

For some reason we skip around in Santa Barbara when it comes to hotels, not having found one to always go back to. We have stayed at the Marina Beach Hotel several times over the past 30 years.We were pleased to find the nice grounds, clean rooms, updated bathrooms (we tried the waterfall shower head), adequate breakfast and free bicycles.... More 

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Thank phh26541
Dan W, Public Relations Manager at Marina Beach Motel, responded to this review

We're happy you've chosen to stay at Marina Beach Motel so many times in the past 30 years! We're happy to hear you like our location, accommodations, free bike rentals, and complimentary breakfast. Thank you for taking the time to leave such a detailed review. We hope you come back soon! More 

Phoenix, Arizona
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016

Very friendly and helpful staff that answered all of my questions about Santa Barbara in general. I stayed in room 30 with the large Jacuzzi tub that was absolutely wonderful. It also has a large shower with 2 showerheads and enough room for at least 2 people. The room is on the street corner behind the lobby. I was a... More 

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Thank AzFosterKatz
Dan W, Public Relations Manager at Marina Beach Motel, responded to this review

We're happy to hear you enjoyed your stay in room 30 and that you liked the jacuzzi! We're also glad you liked the king bed, WiFi, and proximity to the beach. We hope you'll come back soon! More 

bay area, california
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14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016

My son & I stayed here for an overnight after a college tour of UCSB. From moment we drove in, I loved the look of the place. We stayed in a King room with a kitchen (as no doubles available at time with kitchen). Room was very clean. Staff was friendly. It's on a very cute street just half block... More 

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Thank kvh2kids
Dan W, Public Relations Manager at Marina Beach Motel, responded to this review

We're so happy you chose to stay with us during your son's college visit. What an exciting time for both of you! We're glad you enjoyed our accommodations, staff, breakfast, and location. We hope you'll come back soon! More 

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Family owned since 1976, Marina Beach Motel is located in the heart of Santa Barbara's harbor, wharf, and beach district. At only 37 steps 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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Marina Beach Motel

Address: 21 Bath Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Location: United States > California > Santa Barbara
Price Range: $202 - $280 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 32
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Also Known As:
Marina Beach Hotel Santa Barbara
Marina Beach Santa Barbara
Hotel Style:
#2 Best Value Hotel in Santa Barbara
#9 Romantic Hotel in Santa Barbara
#20 Family Hotel in Santa Barbara
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