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Motel 6 Santa Barbara - Beach

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 April 2016

Unfortunately this hotel is a good 25 minute walk to where the life is on State Street and Stearn's Wharf. The girl on the desk was very helpful although later on we were scared to go into reception because she was having a blazing row with what seemed to be her boss (unprofessional). The "non smoking" room smelt of smoke... More 

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6Team, Brand Experience Team Member at Motel 6 Santa Barbara - Beach, responded to this review

Carlisle, Thank you for your feedback. We sincerely apologize for your unpleasant stay as a result of the inconveniences you experienced with the size of the room and the comfort of your bed during your recent stay. Please know the window condition you describe is an exception to our guest commitment and as such, we apologize for the noise inconvenience... More 

Oxford, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2016

Having stayed in many independent motels, we thought motel 6 would be a "safe bet" for our visit to Santa Barbara. Although the room was clean and close to the pier and downtown, the rooms are very small compared to independents at a similar cost. The wifi was also an additional charge which is unusual.

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Reviewed 4 January 2016

The heater is very noisy and if you turn it off during the night you will be frozen. No free wifi, no breakfast. A bit expensive for just a room (not close to the city center). But the room was clean and bed ok.

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Long Beach
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108 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 December 2015

Since this is a Motel 6, one shouldn't expect the Ritz - which I have been fortunate enough to stay at. But for what is essentially a bed and shower, this place wasn't bad. Our room had an actual ocean view if you leaned to the right, the rooms have been recently remodeled and were clean. The one down side... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 14 November 2015

We have stayed in Motel 6's across California on our road trip south and were very pleased with this one. Not much to say about the rooms as they are pretty universal. Good bed nice clean modern decor with good shower. The plaque in reception stated that this was the very first motel 6 which was pretty cool. It is... More 

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Nipomo, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 November 2015

Location. Location. Location. There is no way that you could get a hotel room closer to the beach in Santa Barbara at this price. My room even had a view of the ocean. The staff was really nice, easy parking, less than 5 minute walk to Zoo, the beach, and great restaurants. It is not a fancy hotel. It is... More 

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Gravesend, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2015

We found the motel really dirty, we found hairs on the bed. However the staff were friendly and helpful. The past part of the hotel was that it was so close to beach. Apparently 84 steps. They had free parking.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2015 via mobile

We booked upon arrival which cost us £220 dollars for 2 nights. Based on the location, it's understandable why it might be pricey but for what you get is absolutely shocking!!!!!! It's clean and extremely basic but wifi cost us 3 dollars per person which only lasted for 24 hours then we had to re-buy it!?!? No fridge for our... More 

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Reviewed 30 September 2015

This possibly has to be the worst place i haver ever stayed in. I was travelling through the area and was planning to stay two nights as i wanted to explore the town but this was soon short lived as the motel was very disappointing. As soon as i entered the room there was a terrible smell that made me... More 

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6Team, brand expericened team member at Motel 6 Santa Barbara - Beach, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to post your review. We strive to provide a clean, comfortable room and are disappointed your stay was unsatisfactory due to the odor concern and bed comfort issues you describe. Please accept our apologies for the inconveniences you describe. We invite you to contact our Guest Relations department at 1-855-787-9864 to record... More 

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Reviewed 17 September 2015 via mobile

Very nice clean room. I enjoyed staying here. Too bad it was too small. Great location and great price. Close to the zoo across the street from the beach. This room is great for singles without a family. Especially if you have a lot of luggage. Don't get me wrong it was a great stay at the last minute. It... More 

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  • Free Parking
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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: $128 - $278 (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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“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.”
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“I was in Room 204. Had the ocean view. Most do not.”
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