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Motel 6 Santa Barbara - Beach

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

My boyfriend and I stayed there only for one night, and thank goodness. First of all, we made a reservation in Booking and for whatever reason the card was declined so instead of calling us (which apparently they were not allowed to because the number was not from the US), they cancelled the booking. We arrived around 9pm and had...

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San Diego
Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

We've stayed here several times and it is,always nice. This time we had an ocean view room. It's half block from beach. Conducive for lovely walks. Staff is always helpful and respectful. We like that there is no carpet in rooms. Feels clean and fresh.

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1Thank MaxSanDiego
Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

This Motel 6 has been renovated. I like the new, efficient decor. Parking is tight and it was definitely pricey for a Motel 6- I paid just over $200 after taxes for one night on Labor Day weekend. But it is only a block to the beach and just a quick drive or bike ride to the Warf. If I...

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Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

The motel is actually not bad at all i hear complains of the rooms being dirty, noisy, ugly, old, or way to plain. Yea it was plain, but in reality the room was nice, clean and in a very safe and nice neighborhood! I would recommend it, i mean in reality why cause too much attention to a room where...

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Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 26 August 2016

After a long drive we were welcomed by a bored, not so happy receptionist, not so eager to answer my tourist questions...not impressed. Room was on the other side of the building, really pricey for not facing the water, was really loud in the morning and the room and bathroom, though clean, were very sterile and plain

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Sacramento, California
Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

Can't beat the price & closeness to the beach For us we just wanted to bring our dogs and be close to the beach We could even see the ocean from our front door. I'm Great value & in walking distance to many restaurants, the pier, harbor The ocean. Etc

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Essen, Germany
Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

Was ok, nothing special. The room was very small and not really nice. But we could see the Pacific and this was the best of the hotel. It was also very expensive and the money not worth. Anyway it was ok for one night only. Would not go there next time.

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Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

If you have to stay the night because it's either this place or your car, then this is your hotel. Rooms are very small. Towels are old and thin. No coffee pot. Only a bar of soap in a wrapper. Sheets and blankets sucked. Mattresses were not comfortable at all. Walls are thin. Neighbors had lots of sex. Good for...

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La Habra, California
Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

The view from our room and at the pool was beautiful. I liked the service of the staff, very friendly and helpful. I wish the floors had been cleaned better as they felt sandy. The room also had a musty smell that was most likely a combination of ocean air and the air conditioner. Overall, we enjoyed our stay!

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Reigate
Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

Santa Barbara clearly gets busy on a weekend and we secured one of the last rooms. They warned us that the bed was small but we had left it late in tbe day. Ocean view almost. Small plunge pool. No coffee in room but free at reception in the mornings. No hair dryer but available at reception. Fine for its...

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“The hotel/motel has two storeys ....take your pick. Some of the rooms at the front of the hotel/motel have an obstructed view of the beach”
 of 5 bubbles GOGOGONE, 10 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Upstairs is good, but no elevator. So be ready to carry the bags.”
 of 5 bubbles Nemothelonely, 24 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Beach view is nice, but the Mt's are nice too.”
 of 5 bubbles 292elizabethb, 8 Jul 2016 | Read review
“If you have bags to move get a ground floor room not lift here”
 of 5 bubbles nglenjarman, 15 Jun 2016 | Read review
“To get a good room go somewhere else.”
 of 5 bubbles gerardg851, 26 Apr 2016 | Read review
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