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Motel 6 Santa Barbara - Beach
Ranked #45 of 51 Hotels in Santa Barbara
Chicago, IL
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47 reviews
47 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Nice place overall”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 9, 2013

We asked for a room with a better view and were given a very nice room on the second floor with a wonderful view and this made our stay so pleasant. We liked the room, we liked the location, and service was very good. Plenty of parking space, a grocery store nearby, and beach is just across two roads. Nice place overall.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 21, 2013

We stayed here for a night in February 2013. The price is extremely affordable for Santa Barbara ( 80-90 dollars). The rooms were very nice, newly furbished, spotless clean and large. If you ask for a second floor room facing the ocean you will have a very nice view of the beach. I believe it is one of the best beaches in SB, and it is half block away from the hotel! There is also a pool, but I do not think you will choose that over the ocean once you see the view! Free parking and wi-fii. Free coffee in the morning. Easy check in and check out. This motel is also the first Motel 6 in California!

To the left, there is a bird sanctuary and the pier and the main street are 5 min drive to the right.
Overall, this is the place to stay at when you are in SB. Will definitely stay here when we revisit.
One last thing: do visit Santa Barbara county historic courthouse! It is amazing.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 7, 2013

Awesome location. The rooms are nice looking but small. We only had an option for a queen bed and that was very uncomfortable. There was also a train that went by pretty late at night that was super loud. This place is inexpensive for Santa Barbara and it is a half block from east beach which is why we stayed there.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 22, 2013

Here is a great value: the least expensive hotel in an expensive city, half a block from the best beach in that city. As you would expect, there is no closet or dresser, just a rack with some hangers, and some shelves. Everything was neat and clean though, and although we did not have an ocean view we enjoyed the beautiful mountains just as much. I had breakfast by the pool with a view of the ocean (brought my own milk and cereal!)

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Riverside, ca
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 6, 2013

Ask for rooms upstairs overlooking the pool with an ocean view and you won't be disappointed. For $86.00 (SENIOR RATE) we were half a block from East Beach," around the corner " from a trendy fresh produce GROCERY...within walking distance of the Santa Barbara Zoo, and could easily rent bicycles or just walk to Stearn's Wharf! Our room had a double ocean view, WiFi that cost an extra 2.99, and every other convenience we really needed for a one or two night stay at the beach. Rooms are updated and clean, staff is mostly friendly, especially the female manager, whom we have met each time we've stayed there. Parking is free and convenient...No fridge in the room, but we didn't need it. All in all, a perfect place if you don't want to spend more than $140 a night (depending on the season) for an ocean view room!!! NO COMPLAINTS...OH YEA...the pool is sparkling clean and there doesn't seem to be any noise factor from other rooms.

Room Tip: ROOMS 225, 226, 227, 228, are ocean-view rooms close to the main stairway.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Riverside, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 27, 2013

If you are looking for a place to crash in Santa Barbara, this is it. The room was clean and comfortable. No extras. If you are used to a hotel room, this is not for you. If you are looking for a place to sleep and close to the beach, you have found a gem.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 19, 2013

My husband has not been well. This is the first time we have traveled anywhere in over a year; however, we do not have much more time together and just wanted one more good memory. So we decided on a little getaway with our dog - and Motel 6 is truly dog friendly.
The price ($77 before taxes) was better than anything we looked at, the location (incredibly near the beach - just behind a Hyatt) was great, the room was mostly accessible (but we are still struggling with our wheelchair and O2 tank). Special thanks to a staff member, Joanne. Because of her lovely attitude and generous assistance, she saved the day and helped us to avoid further embarrassment and discomfort.
BTW - the bed was fine - no lumps, no problems.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Motel 6 Santa Barbara - Beach
Address: 443 Corona Del Mar, US 101/El Camino South at Milpas Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93103
Location: United States > California > Santa Barbara
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Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #45 of 51 Hotels in Santa Barbara
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Hotel Class:2 star — Motel 6 Santa Barbara - Beach 2*
Number of rooms: 51
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