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Motel 6 Santa Barbara - Beach
Ranked #45 of 52 Hotels in Santa Barbara
Reviewed October 7, 2012

This motel is located just across from the beach so cannot argue with the location. Room was tidy and fresh just as you need. No fridge or microwave but that was not a deal breaker. Lots of information available in the reception so good for the first time visitor.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 15, 2012

I wouldn't usually stay at a Motel 6 but needed to stay in Santa Barbara for just one night and after I read reviews and saw the pics of the room decided to give it a try - plus the cheap price. We had our two small dogs traveling with us which are also OK to stay with us here so that was great too. The rooms look just like the pics - a modern twist to a budget motel with granite countertops - CUTE - but really small, and the beds were also smalll and uncomfortable, 2 on 1 bed wasn't working. I read a review about hair in the shower so I checked ours and yep, someones' long black strand was still there! Since it was just one, I wiped it up and surveyed the rest of the bathroom and it appeared to be clean. This is not a 5 star hotel so don't expect any frills but for a $50/night Motel 6 it was OK for a night. Couldn't stay longer than 1 night here for the mere lack of comfort in a tiny room and futon-like bed.

  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 22, 2012

Whilst there was nothing terribly wrong with this motel we found it a little lacking. For the same amount of money (or even less) you generally get a fridge, coffe/tea making facilities in the room and toiletteries. The rooms are pretty small however our room was clean. The lady at reception was nice and pretty helpful and the motel is very close to the beach. On the whole, I would say that this motel is overpriced.

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 22, 2012

Let me start off by saying that I realize that Santa Barbara lodging isn't cheap. That being said, this place was a dump. For 150 a night, you should be at least getting sheets that don't feel like paper towels. The only good thing about this place is the location.

Room Tip: for what you pay, book somewhere else
  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank stickks
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Reviewed July 16, 2012

At first glance, this Motel 6 looked okay. Its near the beach, which is nice. Also, because it was $175 per night (basically the same as some much better places I've stayed at in SB in the past) I figured it had to be passable. There is, however, absolutely nothing to recommend this place.

The rooms are tiny, which is fine, but you don't realize how bad it is until you try and settle down.

Want a non-smoking room? Sure thing, but its going to reek of cigarette butts and have an ash tray with a no smoking sign on it. Still unclear what that means.
Want to unpack your bag? Sorry, no place to do so.
Want to take a shower? Sorry, water pressure is terrible, there's no shampoo or conditioner and the towels are tiny and scratchy. Better off drying yourself with a brillo pad.
Want to see what you are doing? Sorry, two of the four lights in the room are out.
Want to take a phone message or write down an address? Sorry, no pen or paper.
Want to go to sleep? Go for it, but there are cigarette burns all over the blanket.
Want to stay asleep? Sorry, there's a Harley Davidson coming and going outside your window at all hours (honestly, this happened each night we were there).

Also, curtains and everything else besides the most basic surfaces were covered in dust.

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If you're looking to spend $175 on a room close to the beach with a mattress, running water, and a door to lock, then this place is for you. If you're expecting anything more, go elsewhere.

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed July 9, 2012

I was pleasantly surprised at how clean the motel was. I have never stayed at a Motel 6, and usually prefer 3 or 4 star places because I am not a good traveler and a bit fussy on cleanliness. Granted the towels are thin and no extras are provided, but to me the main issue is how clean it is and this passed the test. It is driving minutes to Goleta Beach where we found free parking and uncrowded beaches on a sunny summer Sunday, and very close to UCSB. The staff was accommodating & friendly, close to stores & restaurants, and freeway close (maybe a little too close.) :>) Overall it was a good experience.

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed July 5, 2012

Room too small and few amenities. Very small scratchy hard bath towels. Great people at the desk. Accomodations too minimal and basic to my liking for the price.

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank 8888lila
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Additional Information about Motel 6 Santa Barbara - Beach

Address: 443 Corona Del Mar, US 101/El Camino South at Milpas Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93103-3601
Location: United States > California > Santa Barbara
Amenities:
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #45 of 52 Hotels in Santa Barbara
Price Range: $108 - $297 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Motel 6 Santa Barbara - Beach 2*
Number of rooms: 51
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