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Sunset Motel
Ranked #44 of 52 Hotels in Santa Barbara
Reviewed August 24, 2014

The motel is approximately 4 miles from the beach and is clean and modern, with a help yourself continental style breakfast. Parking is easy. Would recommend the motel, the only downside is paper thin walls. The motel is easy to find and a good overnight option. Would recommend a visit to the Fishhouse restaurant on Santa Barbara sea front.

  • Stayed: August 2014, traveled solo
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Reviewed August 19, 2014 via mobile

It's an average motel with its ups and downs, the people are very kind and helpful and it's not to far from the pier/beach. The rooms are spacious and the people try hard to keep them in as good shape as possible.

Stayed: July 2014, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 12, 2014

When we checked in we were told our room was ready- room had piles of beer cans & bed that looked like it had been bombed. Next room- stark, spartan but with a VERY big tv set.
Bed was very uncomfortable- big sag in middle as though someone very fat had slept there.
only two towels in bathroom. Bath/shower had no safety handles- no anti slip mat.
This place would be acceptable for $39 per night- not the $125 per night we paid
The floors were dirty. if this is all that's avaiable- drive to Ventura.

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  • Stayed: August 2014, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank DavidP890
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Reviewed August 3, 2014

Sunset Motel is a very long walk from the action (we did it once) but the State Street bus takes you right there for 80 cents. The rooms are clean but small. Thoughtful additions included fridge and microwave, coffee and coffeemaker. And coffee, fruit, muffins and coffee are offered as breakfast. I wasn't bothered by the traffic (I slept soundly after the long walk there). Good natured staff. If you're stuck for a place to stay, this one is simple and fine.

  • Stayed: July 2014, traveled with friends
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Thank JaybirdHyderabad
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Reviewed July 29, 2014

During this time of the year this jewel of a city was sold out and we really had to search for an affordable hotel. Sunset Motel is adequate but the traffic noise from the street greatly lowers the value if this stay.

  • Stayed: July 2014
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Thank Carol W
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Reviewed June 24, 2014

It is alway very hard to find a reasonably priced place to stay in Santa Barbara.

I found this place to be exceptionally clean, friendly staff, close to shopping, and only 15 minutes to the beach.

The WiFi was free and worked great.

My rating is based on a clean safe reasonably priced place to stay.

This is not a five star hotel, but I would stay here over Motel 6 any day of the Week.

  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled solo
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Reviewed June 5, 2014

I was surprised to find a clean and remodeled room for this price. Well equipped for a motel. The only thing that could be improved is the bed. It was way too soft. Not sure if it was an age issue or a style.
The location is not by the beach. It is on a busy street with walking distance to quite a few restaurants.

  • Stayed: June 2014, traveled solo
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Additional Information about Sunset Motel

Address: 3504 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93105-2628
Location: United States > California > Santa Barbara
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #44 of 52 Hotels in Santa Barbara
Price Range: $93 - $247 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Sunset Motel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 17
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 
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