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“Marina beach motel Santa Barbara”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Marina Beach Motel

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Marina Beach Motel
Ranked #15 of 51 Hotels in Santa Barbara
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Cooroy
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3 reviews
“Marina beach motel Santa Barbara”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2013

Great motel with full kitchen, free push bike hire, walking distance to everywhere, we had two nights here and thought it was one of the best motels we have stayed in on our trip, great value would highly recommend it

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Dan W, Owner at Marina Beach Motel, responded to this review, September 18, 2013
We appreciate your kind comments about our property. It really gives readers a good idea of what they will experience here.
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Huntington Beach, CA
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2013

This motel is in a great location; walking distance to the beach, the train station, and to State Street. The room appeared to have been recently updated. It was clean, there was a kitchenette in the room, and the shower had both a normal shower head and a rain shower above. On the downside the parking was a bit tight, the TV was an older CRT model, we could sometimes hear the people in the next room and the wood slat blinds made it so the room could not be totally dark at night. The room price was reasonable. We did not get a chance to use the free bikes, but it was a nice option to have. Overall we would stay again.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Dan W, Owner at Marina Beach Motel, responded to this review, September 18, 2013
Your review is appreciated. Our tv's, new furniture, artwork, etc. will be replaced this winter.
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2013

We only had one night here, but wish it could have been longer. Surprisingly cute motel, with a really well fitted out room for the size (admittedly small) and type. Helpful staff. Breakfast was a DIY continental arrangement with a decent selection. We loved the free bikes (plenty available even in a really busy time) and the location of the motel meant it was simple to take a lovely, leisurely cycle along the sea front. Its a bit further from the high street, but we didn't find that an issue.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Dan W, Owner at Marina Beach Motel, responded to this review, September 18, 2013
Thanks for your nice review. Most people find Marina Beach to be a good value...price vs accommodations.
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Ada, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2013

My husband and I went on one of our dream and bucket list vacations this past August and stayed at this beautiful little Motel. It was clean and staff very friendly, just perfect and short distance to the beach. We enjoyed our stay very much!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Dan W, Owner at Marina Beach Motel, responded to this review, September 3, 2013
Our property usually gets rated 4 or 5 and thanks for taking your time to pass along your experience at Marina Beach
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London
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2013

This motel had all the convenient attributes of a motel but felt like a very relaxing holiday destination: Small, well-kept bit of garden in the middle, good decoration throughout, quiet, decent free breakfast, excellent staff. It was very good value relative to Santa Barbara and the location meant you could walk everywhere you wanted to. The free beach bikes were a great benefit which we all enjoyed. It was a really relaxing place to stay for a couple of days.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Dan W, Owner at Marina Beach Motel, responded to this review, September 3, 2013
thanks for your positive review
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Taunton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2013

great place for the family. good accommodation, lovely breakfast was a very pleasant surprise and the kids really enjoyed the complementary bikes we had access to for free. Just yards from the beach and a good restaurant, made the overnight stop a very pleasant one. good service, good staff, recommended.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Dan W, Owner at Marina Beach Motel, responded to this review, September 3, 2013
Thanks for your review, you're one of many travelers from the UK that find our property to be just the right lodging facility.
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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2013

We are from Australia and had no idea where to stay so we called in to a couple of places before finding this motel. It was $40 less than the one straight across the street and even included free wi fi and breakfast. We were able to walk to the pier for dinner. Very pleased with this choice.

  • Stayed August 2013
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Dan W, Owner at Marina Beach Motel, responded to this review, September 3, 2013
International travelers have fallen in love with our property. Many feel that the price is fair for what they get at Marina Beach.
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Property: Marina Beach Motel
Address: 21 Bath St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3802
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Location: United States > California > Santa Barbara
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 Best Value Hotel in Santa Barbara
#9 Romantic Hotel in Santa Barbara
#20 Family Hotel in Santa Barbara
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Marina Beach Motel 3*
Number of rooms: 32
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 
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