Hiya. We're looking for a clean, safe hotel or motel with a decent sized pool (the pool really matters as we're from Scotland and only get to sunbathe whilst on holiday!) near/ish to Santa Barbara.
We are willing to stay up to half an hours drive inland, as we'll have a car. We would go as far north as SLO.
Have been trawling the site for ages trying to find a good hotel, but they all seem quite overpriced just to be near the beach, which isn't our main priority anyway.
Budget would be up to $300 a night in early September for a really special place, but would ideally prefer to spend half that. (One of our all time favourite hotels was a $60 Best Western that just happened to have a great pool and be in a quiet spot in upstate NY.)
Any ideas really appreciated.