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Wretched place - dark, dingy, depressing, don't stay there. Costs as much as good hotels nearby. We couldn't wait to get out. Only advantage was adjoining free car parking and they let us leave the car there all day.
Good location by the beach and parking lot. No internet available. The room was smelly and the duvet was even more smelly. Bedsheets had not been ironed ( or they were used!). Expensive for what it offers.
Ala Mar Motel - Santa Barbara
Having made no prior reservations for Santa Barbara, we just wanted to find somewhere cheap and cheerful for a 2 night stay for our 2 and a half weeks across the USA. We stumbled (unfortunately) across the Ala Mar...More
My wife "had business to take care of", in Santa Barbara.
This was our second, but first time at Ala Mar Motel.
To be honest, I was expecting what pictures others have posted, and what people rated it (2 1/2).
There were only two rooms...More
The hotel is right on the beach, cannot get any better than this regarding location :) our room was clean and tidy. The Irish gentleman at the reception was nice and gave us some tips on where to go / what to do around the...More
US$179 - US$313 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Star rating provided by Expedia.
#16 On the Beach Hotel in Santa Barbara
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