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Marina Beach Motel

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05/06/2017 06/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Newport Beach, California
Reviewed 1 week ago

This adorable beach hotel is very nice. Parking in front of your room is a bygone era classic motel. But they made this place much more special. Our room was very nice, with two big beds white white bedding and semi hard pillows. Bathroom had lots of white fluffy towels and the shower had a handle to ease getting in...

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Thank AwardproTravel
Dan W, Manager at Marina Beach Motel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the kind words and high praise! We really appreciate when our guests take the time to let us know about their experience, and it makes our hard work pay off when they enjoyed their stay. We hope you come back again soon!

La Canada Flintridge, California, United States
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a lovely, clean motel. easy to get to and easy access to all of Santa Barbara. They have bikes available and they have a nice breakfast. The management is very helpful. We enjoyed our time there and will be back.

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Dan W, Manager at Marina Beach Motel, responded to this review

Having breakfast and then hitting the town on our bikes is a great way to start the day, we hope you enjoyed it! We're happy to hear that your experience with the management was helpful, we always strive for 100% customer satisfaction. We can't wait to have you back!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Rooms are small but are very clean. The staff is friendly. It is the perfect place to stay when you want to visit Santa Barbara. They have rooms with kitchens, bikes available and a light breakfast. We love staying here. We are already scheduled to return in May 2017.

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Dan W, Manager at Marina Beach Motel, responded to this review

A friendly staff and clean accommodations are what we strive for, so it makes us happy to hear you enjoyed that Carla! We so happy to hear you loved your stay and can't wait to see you this May!

Cambria, California
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed at the Marina Beach Motel last night (5/3/2017). I had a job interview that occurred at the last minute and I found this lovely establishment online. Listen, this place is a gem! It is a five minute walk (or less) from the beach. The accommodations were excellent! The room was extremely clean and welcoming. The bathroom and shower...

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Dan W, Manager at Marina Beach Motel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the high praise, Sheryl! We love hearing when our guests have an incredible experience, and we love it, even more, when they wish to come back again. Oh, and we hope that the interview went great! We look forward to seeing you again.

Seattle, WA
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I really wanted to like this place... it's in a great location and there are bonuses like being able to take the bikes out on the beach. I had rented 2 rooms: 1 for my family, 1 for my parents. My parents' roomed reeked like a bottle of Febreeze had been poured all over the carpets. I assumed this was...

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Dan W, Manager at Marina Beach Motel, responded to this review

We appreciate you taking the time to leave us a review. We're also really happy to hear that you enjoyed the bike rentals and used them to explore the beach! However, we are extremely sorry to hear about your problems with the unexpected noise at night. We never want our guests to have any issues during their stay, and it's...

Mays86
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We arrived after dark and the place was sweetly lit with fairy lights. The check in person was very pleasant and told us everything we needed to know, including the free WiFi code. Our room was lovely, the bed was very big and comfy, there was seating and storage units and a wardrobe too. The complementary continental breakfast the next...

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Dan W, Manager at Marina Beach Motel, responded to this review

Eating outside and a quick walk to the beach is such a great start to the day! We hope you get a chance to stay longer next time and explore all that Santa Barbara has to offer!

Los Angeles, California, United States
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Clean, quiet, friendly staff, steps to the beach. Ask for a room with a kitchen. It is worth the extra charge and gives you more space. Fantastic location just off Cabrillo and only a couple of blocks to State Street. Only negative - no pool for a quick dip at the end of the day

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Dan W, Manager at Marina Beach Motel, responded to this review

Thanks for the high praise Tom! We're excited to hear that you enjoyed your time here at Marina Beach Motel. We hope that jumping in the ocean too cool off is a good alternative to the pool. We hope to see you back soon!

Munich, Germany
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

This motel has many positive aspects. It is close to the beach, clean, the staff is efficient and helpful. We also enjoyed the complimentary breakfast. Besides a choice of pastries, and coffee, there was orange juice, Jogurt, cereals and hard boiled eggs. We liked being able to borrow bikes to explore Santa Barbara. The only negative was a smoke alarm...

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Dan W, Manager at Marina Beach Motel, responded to this review

We definitely can understand the frustration you had in regards to the smoke alarm and we're extremely sorry this happened. We appreciate the feedback and will try to improve in that aspect, but we're also really happy to you enjoyed all the amenities we have to offer. We do hope to see you back again!

Crumlin, NI
Reviewed 9 April 2017

Great little motel on the harbour front just a short walk from the pier and the centre. Was a very clean room with a class shower! Breakfast was ok, but then what do you expect for a motel? Would thoroughly recommend this place.

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Dan W, Manager at Marina Beach Motel, responded to this review

So happy to hear our motel was an excellent find for you! We completely agree and are thrilled that you were able to enjoy the location and clean amenities. We appreciate you passing along the kind words and hope to see you soon!

Thunder Bay, Canada
Reviewed 19 March 2017

We were there with a party of 4. This is our second time staying at this property in the last four years . Overall had a very good experience. We all enjoyed the breakfast every morning . the location was excellent and was within walking distance of many fine restaurants , the beach and Cabrillo Blvd, and State Street. We...

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Dan W, Manager at Marina Beach Motel, responded to this review

We're so happy to hear that you chose to come back and stay with us again! We really appreciate hearing when returning guests enjoyed their previous visit enough to come again. We try to update our motel as much as possible and continue to do so every year. We hope to see you back again soon!

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Family owned since 1976, Marina Beach Motel is located in the heart of Santa Barbara's harbor, wharf, and beach district. At only 37 steps from the beach, Marina Beach Motel is the ideal spot for couples, families and the occasional lone traveler to immerse themselves in the beauty and leisure of Santa Barbara. At Marina Beach Motel, we understand the importance of providing excellent amenities at an affordable price. We focus our efforts on catering to the needs of the customer while striving for a high level of satisfaction, making us one of the best places to stay in Santa Barbara. Our dedicated, family-owned business promises to become one of your favorite vacation spots in California. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Marina Beach Motel

Address: 21 Bath St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3802
Region: United States > California > Santa Barbara
Price Range: $252 - $390 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Marina Beach Motel 3*
Number of rooms: 32
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Also Known As:
Marina Beach Hotel Santa Barbara
Marina Beach Santa Barbara
Hotel Style:
#3 Best Value Hotel in Santa Barbara
#9 Romantic Hotel in Santa Barbara
#20 Family Hotel in Santa Barbara
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“talk to the front desk they were helpful”
AwardproTravel, 17 May 2017 | Read review
“All the rooms are centrally and conveniently located.”
skm4253, 4 May 2017 | Read review
“Get a room with a kitchen to get the extra space.”
178TomK, 28 Apr 2017 | Read review
“do not pick rooms 12 or 12A in the corner as they seem a bit smaller”
Vince2008, 18 Mar 2017 | Read review
“off the street is quieter but all rooms were off the parking area”
JKRan, 29 Dec 2016 | Read review
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