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Marina Beach Motel

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Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

If it wasn't for the location, and quality of the actual room I would have given it a lower rating. When my husband and I first arrived he noticed a few ants on the counter by the stove. We went to the front desk and got raid to spray on the counter. The next morning I went to get something...

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

Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review Elizabeth! We are truly sorry to hear about the room situation with the ants. That is not something we ever want a guest to experience. We promise this is not representative of our motel as a whole, as we have not experienced this before. However, we appreciate you talking to...

Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

Stayed in a king plus kitchenette room overnight for business. Shower had overhead "rain" head IN ADDITION to std shower head. Kitchenette had two gas burners, a compact fridge, and a coffee maker. Wi-fi was included. Room had a wall-mounted A/C unit. Closet included a safe. King bed was comfy. The place is located right next to the marina, boardwalk,...

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

We're so happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay Roger! We appreciate you taking the time to let us know about your experience with us. We try our best to properly clean and maintain everything, so your feedback is always good to hear to help us improve. We really hope to see you back soon!

Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

Great location, great spacious rooms, kind and helpful personnel. Everything was perfectly clean, bathroom had white tiles and lots of light. There was even a complete kitchenette, with stone counter and sink. Simple continental breakfast was an additional bonus, and we could enjoy it outside in a nice garden. Bikes were offered to use without additional cost. Absolutely the best...

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

We're so happy to hear you enjoyed your time with us Jouko! We really appreciate you taking the time to leave us a review and letting us know what you liked about our motel! We hope you come back again soon!

Norfolk, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 October 2016

This was our third visit to Marina Beach and we were so pleased we returned. Situated in a quiet location just back from the busy beach road, this pretty, traditional motel is ideal for visiting Santa Barbara. Parking is on site and there is no need to use your car again. The rooms are comfortable, clean and bright, the house-keeping...

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

We're so happy to hear that you decided to return Briel! We appreciate you noticing the small changes we make overtime as well, as we're constantly trying to make your stay better each visit. We hope to see you again!

Reviewed 5 October 2016

Let me start by saying that I was extremely impressed. And I mean EXTREMELY AND PLEASANTLY impressed. Location is as good as you can get. Its off the main drag by a half block so you don't have the noise from auto and foot traffic. Its just steps from the shuttle service for the waterfront drag and State street. And...

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

Thanks so much for the kind words! We really appreciate you taking the time to express your thoughts about our friendly service and accommodations. We try to make sure every guest has an experience like the one you described, so it means a lot to us hearing that we delivered in every way! We look forward to seeing you in...

Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

Returned here after 7 years. As good as we remembered. A motel with a hotel feel. Close to the beach and the Brewhouse and State St in walking distance. Staff very helpful and knowledgeable rooms very comfortable

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

We're so happy to hear that your experience was still great after all this time! We love hearing when guests return, no matter how long ago it was. We hope you come visit sooner next time!

Derby, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

This pretty motel is well maintained, clean and comfortable. We enjoyed our stay here, and slept well. It's in a good location, within easy walking distance of State Street and the Wharf area. The breakfast was ample, and gave us a good start to a long driving day. The only downside for us was that we couldn't stay in Santa...

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

We're so happy that you enjoyed your time with us! We wish you could have stayed longer as well. That just means you'll have to come visit again! Hope to see you soon.

San Diego, California
Reviewed 4 September 2016

This little motel is a gem. Don't let the word "motel" turn you off. It almost did for me and what a mistake I would have made. The rooms are super clean and very functional. The morning pastries, coffee, and juice were excellent. The location and amenities were perfect. The staff was extremely friendly and helpful. I am usually super...

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

We're so happy to hear you enjoyed your stay and are extremely thankful for the positive review! We love when guests are truly satisfied with their experience and you are no exception. We would love for you to come back sometime soon!

Newhall, California
Reviewed 1 September 2016

This is a cute little motel right near the beach and some of the best restaurants in Santa Barbara. Clean, comfortable, staff friendly & helpful, rooms modern and updated. Shower looks great but rain style heads give very little water. Took forever to rinse hair after shampooing. Continental breakfast pretty good. The pastries looked better than they tasted - pretty...

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

Thanks so much for the kind words Janet! We're happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. We'd love to have you come back soon!

Reviewed 25 August 2016

Staying there again for the first time after 19 years it is always a big question; is it as good as we remember? Staying 3 nights we had a good stay. The motel has a nice atmosphere, the continental breakfast among the better we had and staff was helpful when we were in touch with them. We will return in...

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

We're so happy to hear that after 19 years between visits you enjoyed your stay. We really hope you come back earlier than 19 years though!

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
  • Kitchenette
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
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: $204 - $302 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 32
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Also Known As:
Marina Beach Hotel Santa Barbara
Marina Beach Santa Barbara
Hotel Style:
#9 Romantic Hotel in Santa Barbara
#20 Family Hotel in Santa Barbara
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“kitchenette rooms are great”
 of 5 bubbles michaeljames101, 23 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Please note that not all rooms are the same. Some are standard bed and bath while others offer kitchenettes and private patios.”
 of 5 bubbles jesusb765, 4 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Any room is great”
 of 5 bubbles TessieSanDiego, 3 Sep 2016 | Read review
“all rooms are equally situated, so no matter which one you get, you will always be fine”
 of 5 bubbles venice7_8, 8 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Th King w/o kitchen was OK but not massive. If you want bigger you may need to go for a room with kitchen and / or suite.”
 of 5 bubbles claudiamP5195WD, 19 Jun 2016 | Read review
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