We decided last minute to go to a dog show in Santa Barbara in August, which meant we were limited in places we could stay on short notice with dogs for under $300 a night! We chose this Motel 6 over the other one in Carpinteria because it was about $15 a night less expensive than the one just south. And this one still averaged with taxes and everything to be $100 a night. This one said it had been "recently refreshed". Um, I'd like to know where. The carpet was dirty, it smelled musty. The room was soooo tiny, it was basically the size of a walk in closet with a small bath attached. The only thing that looked recently refreshed was the credenza that 13" television was sitting on and the shower that looked like they had taken it out of a nice motorhome. We stay at Motel 6's a few times a year because they dont charge fees to have the dogs, but this has got to be the worst one we stayed at among all of them in many different states. Now to the other "guests". We arrived on a Thursday and it became clear that this motel 6 is where the state is housing menial workers during the week who are working on the HOV lanes that are being built on the 101. So after work they would just hang out in the parking lot and drink til 2 am....then there were the tweakers loitering in the parking lot as well as 2 prostitutes that made their "office" at this establishment. Over the weekend the workers moved out and lots of dog show people moved in, but many had lots of problems with their rooms including sewage coming up thru their toilets, toilets not working for 8-10 hours and not hearing from the staff as to when they could get fixed. And there is no AC at this place so without doors and windows open it was stifling in the room. The weekend we were there it was only in the low 70s during the day but it was always very warm in the room. We tried turning on the fan in the room to help move the air but when we did it stunk really badly so we turned it off. Since we felt very uncomfortable sleeping with the window open let alone the door due to the problems we saw with many of the clientele, it was very very warm when we were sleeping. We basically just slept on top of the sheet in underwear to sleep without sweating. the mattresses were very cheap and uncomfortable. The only thing i saw at this motel that was decent was their pool. It was sparkling clean. Besides that one redeeming quality, this was an awful place.
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