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Motel 6 Santa Barbara - Beach
Ranked #45 of 52 Hotels in Santa Barbara
Reviewed 10 July 2017

This was the only place available that was "reasonable" at $200 night for a Motel 6. It smelled of disinfectant and the sheets were like sandpaper over cardboard mattresses with the freeway passing by your head. But if it's only for a night there are probably worse places. I will avoid it if possible and plan ahead better.

Stayed: June 2017
Thank Angela V
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Reviewed 9 June 2017 via mobile

Stayed here for 2 nights on our road trip and it was perfect. We wanted cheap, clean and comfortable in a good location and that's what we got. Plenty of parking (free), and there is a little green/white electric bus just down the road that's only 50 cents each, going along the front and to downtown SB - perfect, and every 15 mins.
The room was small but fine for what we needed, air con and good tv which had many channels. We were on the front and top deck so had a sea view - would recommend asking for a room up top as a lot of people use this as a pit stop and leave early morning with their suitcases.

We went to a cute wine tasting bar called 'deep sea' it's on the pier up some steps and has a balcony area over looking the sea where you can also catch the sun.

Would 100% stay here again.

Stayed: June 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

I know Motel 6 is a bargain brand, but I expect a bargain price when the facility is as bad as this one. They take advantage of their location and the time of year (spring break) to jack their prices unconscionably.

The room was tiny and austere, like a monestary cell. No carpet, the mattress on a platform (no box spring), missing baseboard trim, paper thin towels, not even those tiny bottles of shampoo that you find everywhere. A small table attached tot he wall with a hard dining room chair on one side and a banquette-type bench on the other. No in room coffee pot, something that would set them back perhaps $15 per room. Wi-Fi that was spotty at best and so bad I used my cell phone as a hot spot instead. The whole place had a tired, worn air to it, and had I known it was this bad I wouldn't have booked there. The seasonal price of $191 was quite frankly a ripoff.

The staff is not enough and very accommodating, but the are selling an inferior product.

Stayed: April 2017, travelled solo
1  Thank 1SGTommy
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Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

Stayed here for 2 nights as part of american holiday. Very clean hotel, only 2 minute walk to the beach.
Checked in by Rodney, who informed me that American invented the motorised Taxi (private joke) haha.
The motel 6 chain offers cheaper accomadation, there is wifi available, this is $3 per 24 hrs, we managed to use our irish charm and get it for free.
Santa Babara is a great town, well worth a visit

Stayed: February 2017, travelled with friends
Thank John5840
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Reviewed 11 January 2017

One cannot say too much or too little about this property. It is close to the beach. The rooms are clean with basic amenities. The staff are efficient, if not all that friendly. There are a few restaurants nearby ...a very good Mexican restaurant about a 10 minutes walk up Milpas Street

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  • Stayed: December 2016, travelled with family
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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 93103-3601
Region: United States > California > Santa Barbara
Amenities:
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #45 of 52 Hotels in Santa Barbara
Price Range: AU$123 - AU$320 (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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