We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
24/12/2017 25/12/2017
    There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
    • {providername} {price}
    {providername} {price}
      {listitems}
    {sold_out_text}
    We can't find prices for this accommodation
    From {rate_price} {rate_periodicity}

    Ala Mar Motel

    102 W Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3505
    Save
    Lowest prices for your stay
    24/12/2017 25/12/2017
    Are these your travel dates?
    TripAdvisor uses this information to find you the lowest prices for your stay.
    US$159
    US$145
    SAVE US$14
    US$159
    US$145
    Traveller (81)
    Room & Suite (35)
    Dining (1)
    Overview
    • Excellent8%
    • Very good15%
    • Average21%
    • Poor16%
    • Terrible40%
    Travellers talk about
    “tile floors” (2 reviews)
    “west coast” (2 reviews)
    Free Wifi
    Free Parking
    Breakfast included
    Beachfront
    Non-Smoking Rooms
    Suites
    Pets Allowed
    Wheelchair Access
    Pool
    2.0 Star Hotel
    All hotel details
    {"containerClass":null,"containerAttributes":null,"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","moduleList":["handlers"],"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"},"dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"}},"scriptFlags":null}
    Rooms
    24 Dec25 Dec
    |
    1 room, 2 adults, 0 children
    Standard Room

    Getting you more information on this room

    Free Cancellation
    Select
    Show Available Rooms
    Sorry, this partner no longer has rooms available on TripAdvisor. Please visit one of our 6 partner sites to see rooms from US$145.
    We're sorry, there are no rooms available on TripAdvisor. Please change your dates, or view all Santa Barbara hotels with availability
    Standard Room

    Getting you more information on this room

    Free Cancellation
    Select
    {"BOOKING_FEATURES": ["IB_STREAMLINED_SELECTED_ROOM","IB_SHOW_EMAIL_FOR_INSECURE_LOGIN","VISA_SPONSORSHIP_WEB","RCMS_INLINE_ROOM_GRID_MAX_OCC","IB_POST_BOOKING_LOGIN","IB_IRG_PERFORMANCE_METRICS","IB_IRG_MATCH_META","CHILDREN_SEARCH","ATTRACTIONS_REMOVE_PAYMENT_ADDRESS_FIELDS","HR_IB_EXCLUDE_TAXES_AND_FEES","IB_DW_CCNAME_WITH_AUTOCOMPLETE","IB_IRG_PERFORMANCE_METRICS_MOBILE","IB_BOOKNOW_CLEAN_WITH_ICON_SHORT_BTN","STORED_CARDS","IB_PRICE_WINS_COPY","IB_PRICES_OUTSIDE_ROOM_BUTTON","IB_EXIT_INTERRUPTER","IB_SHOW_AMENITIES_AS_ICONS","META_AIR","IB_INLINE_ROOM_GRID","IB_TIME_OF_STAY_PAYMENT_TYPES_V3","IBEX_HIGH_EQUITY_BRANDING","IB_PRICE_WINS_POST_TX","IB_BOOKING_FORM_FAVICON","IB_URGENCY_BLOCK"] , "IMPRESSION_KEY": "30583346518d4c2a830f4e81e09cb880", "roomSelectionModel": {"partnerInfos":[],"multiplePartners":false,"polling":{"locationId":119675,"bookingSessionId":null,"detailedAvailabilityKey":null,"commerceContentIds":[109265751],"additionalContentIds":[],"pollCount":0,"checkin":{"day":24,"month":12,"year":2017},"checkout":{"day":25,"month":12,"year":2017},"adults":2,"child_rm_ages":"","rooms":1,"display_rooms":300,"entryPrice":145,"entryCurrency":"USD","complete":true,"formKey":"","showAllRooms":true,"genNewBookingSessionId":false,"winningProviderAtClick":"","selectedRoomKey":"","impressionKey":"30583346518d4c2a830f4e81e09cb880","navArea":null,"referringServlet":"Hotel_Review","highestMetaPrice":159,"lowestMetaPrice":145,"additionalPartner":false,"highestMetaPriceDisplay":159,"roomsToVerify":[],"clazz":null},"summary":null,"unavailable":false,"metaOffers":[],"mismatchCheckModel":null,"totalMediaCount":0,"hotelPhotos":[],"noticeHeaderMessage":null,"moreProviders":null,"lowestPricePartner":null,"showAllRooms":true,"isMetaCheaper":false,"isBookingLessThanOrEqualToMeta":null,"avgHistoricalPrice":0.0,"avgHistoricalDisplayPrice":null,"expressBookState":{"hasFullTravelerInfo":false,"hasReducedBillingInfo":false,"hasFullBillingInfo":false},"highestMetaPrice":159,"lowestMetaPrice":145,"highestMetaPriceDisplay":159,"hotelName":"Ala Mar Motel","hasSpecialTimeOfStayTaxes":false,"trackingTree":null,"trackingTreeId":null,"showPriceHoverTooltip":false,"trackingContext":"eyJzdGF0ZSI6IkhPVEVMX0FVQ1RJT04iLCJwIjoiSFJfTWFpbkNvbW1lcmNlIiwiaWRzIjp7IkJGSyI6IjMwNTgzMzQ2NTE4ZDRjMmE4MzBmNGU4MWUwOWNiODgwIiwiQUlLIjoiZDMyNjc1ZDAxMjY1NDQ5NThlYTA0MDRkN2I2NGYxY2UifSwiZW50cnlTZXJ2bGV0IjoiSG90ZWxfUmV2aWV3In0=","cheaperPricesExist":false,"enableLPF":false,"priceDropPercent":0,"canExpandRooms":false,"expandRoomsToAllPartners":false,"roomSelectionKey":null,"useSupplierDirectTreatment":false,"isSupplierDirect":false,"showProviderSeparator":false,"clazz":null,"isPriceDrawerEnabled":false,"seeMoreMessage":null,"seeMoreIFrameMessage":null,"isPricelineCom":false,"isMetaMarketingLandOnBookingFormEnabled":false}, "ibAvailability": true, "metaAvailability": true, "topOfferIsIB": false, "numHacTries": -1, "checkIn": "24/12/2017", "checkOut": "25/12/2017", "lowestPrice": "US$145", "hasDates": true, "hacComplete": true, "contentIdMappings": {"54223850":"TravelocityEWS","109265751":"HotelsCom2IB","65695759":"Hotwire","32681077":"Expedia","78885140":"OrbitzEWS","79437574":"CheapTicketsEWS","32455056":"BookingCom"}, "pollingEnabled": false, "preventScroll": false, "offerClickToken": null, "conditionalUpdate": false, "mightGetRooms": true, "divClasses": "ppr_rup ppr_priv_hr_inline_room_grid_hsx", "singlePartnerRoomGridWidget": {"containerClass":null,"containerAttributes":null,"widget":{"name":"ibex_room_grid_hsx","template":"ibex_room_grid_hsx__widget","moduleList":["handlers","tracking"],"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_room_grid_hsx","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))","tracking":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'tracking'))"},"dust":{"sub_header":"ibex_room_grid_hsx__sub_header"}},"scriptFlags":null}, "multiPartnerRoomGridWidget": null, "mismatchMessage": {"containerClass":null,"containerAttributes":null,"widget":{"name":"ibex_mismatch_message","template":"ibex_mismatch_message__widget","moduleList":["handler"],"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_mismatch_message","js":{"handler":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handler'))"},"dust":{}},"scriptFlags":null}, "maxRoomsToShow": 300, "isTablet": false, "roomGridRowWidget": {"containerClass":null,"containerAttributes":null,"widget":{"name":"ibex_room_grid_row_hsx","template":"ibex_room_grid_row_hsx__widget","moduleList":[],"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_room_grid_row_hsx","js":{},"dust":{"amenities":"ibex_room_grid_row_hsx__amenities","condition_col":"ibex_room_grid_row_hsx__condition_col","price_text":"ibex_room_grid_row_hsx__price_text","reservation_col":"ibex_room_grid_row_hsx__reservation_col"}},"scriptFlags":null}, "mismatchMessageLightbox": null, "deviceInfo": "OtherOS OtherBrowser", "bookOnTripAdvisor": "Book on <img class=\"ibHeaderImg\" alt=\"TripAdvisor\" src=\"https:\/\/static.tacdn.com\/img2\/branding\/rebrand\/TA_logo_primary.png\"\/>"}
    Write a ReviewReviews (161)
    Traveller rating
    Traveller type
    Time of year
    Language

    1 - 5 of 132 reviews

    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    Hot and stuffy room with a view of the parking lot next door. Broken lamps, broken window blinds, no closet, and a very uncomfortable bed. It was 58 degrees outside and our room was so uncomfortably hot and stuffy we had the fan on all...More

    Thank dananz0
    Reviewed 30 October 2017

    We arrived late in town on a road trip heading to L.A. we hadn't booked anywhere and just thought we'd try somewhere on the front. We came across the Ala Mar it was perfect, cheap and the room was basic, a bit dated, but it...More

    Thank John W
    Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

    Room dusty, carpet dirty, window in bathroom old and doesn't open, view out of windows is rooftop below scattered with trash. Lamp in room broken and didn't work. Paid $230 for one night in this dump! Beware and stay away!

    Thank nurselaura2001
    Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

    My family stayed here in September. It is seconds from the beach and is perfect for short term passing through stay. The room was clean. Complimentary breakfast in the morning. Very hospitable at reception. Great value for money.

    Thank Jane H
    Reviewed 25 September 2017

    i stayed for one night. the room was $275. the room was infested by bugs and insects, there was water on the floor, it smelt of mould, the bedside lamps did not work, the room was filthy. there was a dirty pillowcase on the bed....More

    1  Thank travelbyvelo
    Hotel Milo Santa Barbara
    492 reviews
    #17 of 52 hotels in Santa Barbara
    0.1 km
     
    The Fess Parker - A Doubletree by Hilton Resort
    3,425 reviews
    #30 of 52 hotels in Santa Barbara
    1.4 km
     
    Kimpton Canary Hotel
    1,096 reviews
    #6 of 52 hotels in Santa Barbara
    1.5 km
     
    Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara
    2,191 reviews
    #7 of 52 hotels in Santa Barbara
    4.5 km
     
    About
    Amenities
    • Top amenities
    • Free Parking
    • Beachfront
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
    • Breakfast included
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Free Parking
    • Breakfast included
    Details
    • Price range
    • US$143 - US$244 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
    • Hotel class
    • Hotel Style
    • #17 On the Beach Hotel in Santa Barbara
    • Room types
    • Suites ,
    • Non-Smoking Rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 19
    • Reservation Options
    • TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Expedia, Priceline, Travelocity, Hotels.com, Hotwire, TripOnline SA, Cancelon and getaroom.com so you can book your Ala Mar Motel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
    • Location
    • United States >
    • California >
    • Santa Barbara
    • Also Known As
    • Ala Mar Hotel Santa Barbara ,
    • Ala Mar Santa Barbara
    Add Photo Photos
    Traveller (81)
    Room & Suite (35)
    Dining (1)
    Hotel & Grounds (38)
    Bathroom (7)
    Business Centre & Event Rooms (1)
    Nearby
    Nearby HotelsSee all 52 hotels in Santa Barbara
    Hotel Milo Santa Barbara
    492 reviews
    .14 km away
     
    The Fess Parker - A Doubletree by Hilton Resort
    3,425 reviews
    1.41 km away
     
    Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara
    2,191 reviews
    4.50 km away
     
    Kimpton Canary Hotel
    1,096 reviews
    1.49 km away
     
    Nearby Restaurants
    Toma Restaurant and Bar
    1,504 reviews
    .37 km away
    The Lark
    834 reviews
    .39 km away
    Enterprise Fish Co. - Santa Barbara
    1,102 reviews
    .40 km away
    Santa Barbara FisHouse
    861 reviews
    .37 km away
    Nearby Attractions
    Moreton Bay Fig Tree
    300 reviews
    .40 km away
    Reagan Ranch Center
    226 reviews
    .37 km away
    MOXI, The Wolf Museum of Exploration + Innovation
    27 reviews
    .26 km away
    Santa Barbara Winery
    97 reviews
    .45 km away
    Questions & Answers
    Get quick answers from Ala Mar Motel staff and past guests.
    Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
    Posting guidelines
    Submit
    Room Tips
    "Chose another hotel"
    Read review
    "Find different accommodation"
    Read review
    "Upper floor a bit quieter."
    Read review
    "Choose room in adjacent hotel/motel and save some aggro."
    Read review
    Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
    Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing