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    Ala Mar Motel

    102 W Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3505
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    Overview
    • Excellent7%
    • Very good16%
    • Average21%
    • Poor17%
    • Terrible39%
    25 Jul 2017
    “Vintage motel on the beach”
    15 Jan 2017
    “Low quality motel”
    Free Wifi
    Free Parking
    Breakfast included
    Beachfront
    Non-Smoking Rooms
    Suites
    Pets Allowed
    Wheelchair Access
    Tennis Court
    2.0 Star Hotel
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    Reviewed 24 July 2012

    Walked in from the street and asked for a room (strong smell of ganja from the Office?). Looked nice from The outside, but The room was in bad need of maintanence. No AC, the bathroom-door wouldnt close, The bathroom-window wouldn't open (!). The paint is...More

    Thank Mickebas
    Reviewed 23 July 2012

    We arrived late in Santa Barbara and the Ala Mar was the first place that we came too. When booking in the office wanted cash payment. Room was a bit quirky but with a very large bed. The bathroom was actually in the bedroom and...More

    Thank angleseypat
    Reviewed 30 June 2012

    The room looked fine but when sleeping, woke up at 1am itching like hell having bites all over my body. I've been staying at a number of hotels till this one around the US and will definately not stay here again. I should have read...More

    5  Thank Terry G
    Reviewed 27 June 2012

    A spur of the moment booking upon arrival in Santa Barbara. The staff were friendly and welcoming, the location perfect (on the sea front) and the room a good size. Contrary to other reports, no sign of bed bugs and the room was pretty clean....More

    Thank Becca M
    Reviewed 22 June 2012

    I went into this paying a top price for a popular weekend in summer. I went into this knowing there were many bad reviews on various sites online. I still kept the reservation because I'm super low-maintenance when it comes to what I expect and...More

    5  Thank wd7375
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    • Top amenities
    • Free Parking
    • Beachfront
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
    • Breakfast included
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Free Parking
    • Breakfast included
    • Things to do
    • Tennis Court
    Details
    • Price range
    • US$171 - US$293 (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
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