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Motel 6 Santa Barbara - Goleta

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San Francisco, California
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13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 August 2016

We booked that afternoon to check in after 9pm that night for a UCSB tour at 9 the following morning. Since we were just looking for hot showers and clean beds, my husband thought we would try Motel 6. Very cramped and Spartan for about $100 on a Thursday night during off-season. No shampoo, no hair dryer, no bath mat... More 

Thank Joanna650
Bergen Co., New Jersey
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80 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2016

Trying to find a hotel in the Santa Barbara area on a weekend is like trying to find a drink during prohibition; you can do it, but even the lower end brands are going to cost you. I stayed here with my 15 y.o. son during a trip a California and the only reason we stayed here was because it... More 

Thank World17
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

The motel 6 was convenient and check in was extremely easy and quick, but definitely overpriced for the room. The rooms are remodeled and basic but I was actually pleasantly surprised by the comfort of the bed and pillow. I thought they could throw in a small bottle of shampoo/conditioner for the price. The area was close to everything-stores, restaurants,... More 

Thank DeAnn R
6Team, Brand Experience Team Member at Motel 6 Santa Barbara - Goleta, responded to this review

Dear DeAnn, Thank you for taking the time to share your review. Motel 6 standards for quality rest on our promise to offer the lowest price of any national chain by delivering the essential elements of a comfortable room for a satisfying stay, for this reason we apologize for the disappointment you describe with the expectations of amenities. We encourage... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 June 2016

It's overpriced, just like all Santa Barbara motels. The beds are just a mattress on a platform (no box spring), but this didn't bother our sleep quality. I appreciated the wood laminate flooring, 2 wooden chairs, and no dresser because I knew there were no bugs or grime hiding in carpet, stuffed chairs, drawers. They should mop the floor more... More 

1 Thank BudgetButSafe
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95 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 June 2016 via mobile

This was the most uncomfortable stay I have ever had. The vibe of the place was uncomfortable. I have never stayed at a motel 6 but thought I would give it a try for the night. The room had a prison feel to it. Bed, tv, table. No artwork, no soft touches to make you feel at home. Definitely would... More 

2 Thank Romanticgal
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 May 2016 via mobile

For almost a hundred dollars I got a thin mattress on a platform, noisy upstairs neighbors, internet I had to pay for (not!), low water pressure and a tiny room. To be fair, the room was very clean and staff at front desk very friendly. Next time in this area I will pay more to get more elsewhere.

2 Thank John B
6Team, Brand Experience Team Member at Motel 6 Santa Barbara - Goleta, responded to this review

John, We are sorry to hear that you did not enjoy our award winning Phoenix room redesign featuring wood-effect laminate floors. We encourage you to contact our Guest Relations department at 1-855-787-9864 to record the details of your visit to help us provide a better guest experience in the future. More 

Avondale, Arizona
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2016

I stayed for 2 days and I paid $100 a night. There are absolutely NO amenities!! I forgot my blow dryer and had to walk over to CVS next door WITH WET HAIR to buy one. Sad that they do not provide anything. Room feels like it's from the 70's. It's quiet enough but not worth the price.

3 Thank moralesannette36
6Team, Brand Experience Team Member at Motel 6 Santa Barbara - Goleta, responded to this review

Dear Annette, Thank you for taking the time to share your review. Motel 6 standards for quality rest on our promise to offer the lowest price of any national chain by delivering the essential elements of a comfortable room for a satisfying stay, for this reason we apologize for the disappointment you describe with the expectations of amenities. We encourage... More 

Gunnison, Colorado
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144 reviews
60 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2016

The computer system was down when I arrived so they kept my credit card & ID, which was problematic for getting dinner & a drink. The room totaled $100 for the night which seemed a lot higher than what I booked it for but I didn't have a record because I'd done it by phone and forgot to write it... More 

1 Thank OnlyHighways
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14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2016

Clean place. Stayed here for a night during a visit to Santa Barbara. Staff are nice. Price was good. Can't complain. There are a few stores to buy food from about 5 minutes walking distance. I would go there again if I was passing through.

1 Thank Sanj G
South Ogden, Utah, United States
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33 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 2015

A Two Full Bed Room on Ground Floor. Was here to visit Family for a funeral . Everything was clean and functional. The room is small. No amenities. TV Newer Beds Ok for the price. Staff is very friendly Located near shopping and restaurants Maybe ten minutes to beach ten minutes to Santa Barbara

Thank Cathie McGregor C

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  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Air Conditioning
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Additional Information about Motel 6 Santa Barbara - Goleta

Address: 5897 Calle Real, US 101 South at Fairview Avenue, Goleta, CA 93117
Region: United States > California > Goleta
Price Range: $125 - $184 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Motel 6 Santa Barbara - Goleta 2*
Number of rooms: 88
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“Doubt there are any good rooms. Bring earplugs to block out the road noise and air conditioner noise.”
 of 5 bubbles Joanna650, 16 Aug 2016 | Read review
“With no elevators, the mobility impaired should request a 1st floor room.”
 of 5 bubbles World17, 12 Aug 2016 | Read review
“2nd floor is quieter. If highway noise is bothering you, make sure your window is closed all the way.”
 of 5 bubbles BudgetButSafe, 26 Jun 2016 | Read review
“If you want a room with a bed and a toilet and shower, this is your place!”
 of 5 bubbles moralesannette36, 28 Mar 2016 | Read review
“If you don't mind hauling your luggage upstairs. You may want an upstairs room quieter from parking lot and no one walking above you.”
 of 5 bubbles cathiemcgregorc, 11 Nov 2015 | Read review
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