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Motel 6 Santa Barbara - Beach

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San Francisco, CA
Reviewed 1 September 2011

We stayed here in August and had a bit of a crazy time. We checked in around 7 pm, but when we went to the room, to our surprise, it was not ready. No linens, not cleaned except garbage emptied. The manager offered to clean it for us, but we declined thinking that it may not be cleaned as well...

1Thank JayBird007
Milton Keynes
Reviewed 29 August 2011

Great location and OK for one night. Went becasue it was recommended in Fodor ..... Only good thing was ,location.

1Thank Rozatmk
Reviewed 25 August 2011

My boyfriend and I stayed here one night on our drive from SF to LA. It was perfect for what we needed. The room is quite small and was a bit loud at night, but nothing that couldn't be tolerated for 1- 2 nights. If you are going to SB for relaxation and staying a bit longer, I would say...

Thank trayb
Reviewed 9 August 2011

I mainly booked a room at this Motel 6 because of the location -right next to the beach- and all other hotels/motels in that area of Santa Barbara were already fully booked. The price wasn't even that much of an issue, had I found another hotel close by for under $250 a night, I would likely have stayed there instead....

3Thank Wouter B
Irvine, CA
Reviewed 29 July 2011

This was the best rate by half of the nearby options and the room was extremely clean and contemporary. We were all pleasantly surprised and happy with our decision.

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Reviewed 22 July 2011

Stayed two nights here as part of a trip around California/Nevada with four of us sharing a room with two double beds. This room was one of the most expensive booked and had the least space by far. Stayed in 9 other locations and no where else charged additionally for wi-fi, which turned out, according to the kids, to be...

Thank julieaview
Reviewed 17 July 2011

While it is a motel 6, we did pay $150 a night, they could have had a box of tissues in the room, or a coffee pot. The location is nice and the room is clean. I would not stay here again.

1Thank Ejdj5188
Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 28 June 2011

Stayed here this weekend for a wedding. Rooms have been updated to a mod/retro/modern style. You can tell someone is trying here, but it is still rough around the edges. Staff was friendly and helpful. You can see the beach out the windows of the top-floor rooms. The Santa Barbara zoo is just a 5 minute walk away. We paid...

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Los Banos, California
Reviewed 13 June 2011

Location for this Motel 6 is the high lite. There were 4 of us in this 2 double bed, room was just to small. It is really made for 2 people. The bathroom is verry small too. Floors need a better sweeping each day for the sand blows in under the door. Swimming pool is nice, kids they don't seem...

Thank Bdbc
Olympia, Washington
Reviewed 12 June 2011

The location is absolutely great, the room was spotless, nice tub/shower, good size flat screen TV, and a fine front staff. Having said that, please realize this is not a resort... you need to bring your own hairdryer, pool/beach towels, and shampoo/conditioner. I do this anyway : ) The largest bed is a double, so big folk may want a...

Thank Franko360

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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
Region: United States > California > Santa Barbara
Price Range: RM518 - RM1,125 (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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Motel 6 Santa Barbara - Beach Hotel Santa Barbara
Motel Six Santa Barbara
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“The hotel/motel has two storeys ....take your pick. Some of the rooms at the front of the hotel/motel have an obstructed view of the beach”
 of 5 bubbles GOGOGONE, 10 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Upstairs is good, but no elevator. So be ready to carry the bags.”
 of 5 bubbles Nemothelonely, 24 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Beach view is nice, but the Mt's are nice too.”
 of 5 bubbles 292elizabethb, 8 Jul 2016 | Read review
“If you have bags to move get a ground floor room not lift here”
 of 5 bubbles nglenjarman, 15 Jun 2016 | Read review
“To get a good room go somewhere else.”
 of 5 bubbles gerardg851, 26 Apr 2016 | Read review
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