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Marina Beach Motel
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Reviewed July 13, 2014

Location was perfect. Short walk to beach and wharf. You can take shuttle to State St shopping, or just a short drive. Room was a little cramped but tidy, soft bed. Fridge and microwave for late night snacking.

  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Dan W, Owner at Marina Beach Motel, responded to this reviewResponded July 28, 2014

Thanks for your kind review

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Reviewed July 9, 2014

The motel is clean, relaxed, quiet, minutes from the beach and 15 min walk from city center. It has been lovely to wake up and be on the beach in 2 minutes. The staff is helpfull and wiling to help you with bookings at the local attractions or restaurants. Rooms are not new, but clean and comfortable.

Room Tip: all rooms are similarly good
  • Stayed: June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Dan W, Owner at Marina Beach Motel, responded to this reviewResponded July 28, 2014

Marina Beach is well located, just minutes away from most of the tourist attractions. Most of our guests feel that this property has good value.

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Reviewed July 4, 2014

I've stayed at this property several times now one reason being they allow pets. Located one block from the beach this is a delightful place to stay. Rooms vary in size and lay out but all are very comfortable with nice amenities. A very relaxed vibe will be found here. The beds are very comfortable and the rooms are super clean and everything in working order. The continental breakfast features above average pastries, cereals, coffees, teas, fresh juices, fruit, yogurt and more. The friendly staff is a plus as well. Beautiful Santa Barbara at it's best. You will love staying here.

Room Tip: All rooms of various shapes and sizes....ask to see a few.
  • Stayed: June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Dan W, Owner at Marina Beach Motel, responded to this reviewResponded July 28, 2014

We appreciate that you are a repeat guest. Upgrades for Marina Beach are ongoing, new furniture and artwork will be installed this fall.

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Reviewed June 27, 2014

Several years ago we stayed here and I wrote a fairly critical review which was well warranted at the time. The management responded appropriately that changes were in process.

Clearly they were! They have really renovated these rooms to a level much beyond "motel" status! Fresh, clean, well done, nice design and a super bathroom with a killer rate so typical of Santa Barbara.

They have earned this updated review and my business for the future too! Thanks and well done!!!

  • Stayed: June 2014, traveled on business
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Dan W, Owner at Marina Beach Motel, responded to this reviewResponded July 28, 2014

Thanks for giving us another try. And thanks for giving us good review this time around. Our remodeling continues, new furniture and artwork has been ordered and will be installed this fall.

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Reviewed June 23, 2014

We recently stayed here on a weekend that is celebrated locally " Summer Solstice"Much to our surprise it is a annual event here in Santa Barbara. We were very lucky to get a booking for that weekend. But were delighted when we arrived. It was well groomed , very clean and the grounds well manicured. The neighborhood is quiet and about 37 steps to the beach and marina. It has very comfortable rooms with with a kitchenette that includes a gas range and micro wave. We found our King size bed to be very comfortable,The bathroom were designed in the European style , but in a size that most Americans would prefer. They were very clean and well maintained.The units are built around an open courtyard and allows you to park in front of you unit.The Continental Breakfast is simple but we found that most everyone there took advantage of it.The staff was always very polite and courteous and was quick to help you or answer and questions. If you are an active person you will enjoy the bicycles they have available for their guests. This motel was a great value. we plan to go back every year.

Room Tip: I believe they have 2 units that may be suites with a sofa, two beds and a small kitchen and a small private patio , ideal for a family of 5, it was perfect for us. The remaining units are similar. There are no vistas to see so any unit will be the same.
  • Stayed: June 2014, traveled with family
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Thank Michael M
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Dan W, Owner at Marina Beach Motel, responded to this reviewResponded July 28, 2014

thanks for your kind review, most guests do feel like they pay a fair price for nice accomodations!!

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