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Ala Mar Motel
Ranked #49 of 52 Hotels in Santa Barbara
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Edinburgh ,UK
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Reviewed 12 September 2004

During a three week trip in California this summer with my family,staying in a wide variety of accommodation ,this was the worst by far .The location is good but the place gives the impression of suffering badly from chronic under-investment.The furniture and carpets were worn and dirty .The bedclothes appeared not to have been properly laundered and the pillows were clearly stained underneath the pillowcases. Moreover ,both the rooms that we were offered had a very unpleasant smell. We checked out about one hour after getting our keys ,just as soon as we had organised rooms elsewhere.

  • Stayed: August 2004
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Aliso Viejo, CA
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Reviewed 5 August 2004

This motel was expensive and dumpy. We booked our room the day of our stay; it was about $250 for the night. The room was dark and smelled very musty. The shower knobs were mismatched and the shampoo "provided" by the motel had a broken seal from prior use by another patron. The bed was lumpy and extremely uncomfortable. It was the worst motel I've ever stayed at.

  • Stayed: April 2003
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Reviewed 24 May 2004

My husband and I stayed at the Ala Mar last weekend, and loved the laid back, no frills rooms. We had a great ocean view from our second story room, plus a jacuzzi tub big enough for two. The location is awesome - only a block from State Street, and a 10 minute walk to the harbor. After your day excursions, you can lay out on their sun deck and just relax and enjoy the beautiful weather with a cocktail and a good book. My husband and I have stayed all over the world, and just loved the quaintness of this hotel. If it's over the top luxury you are looking for, than the Ala Mar is not for you, but if you want a comfortable room, with a great location than stay here.

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Sacramento, CA
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Reviewed 15 May 2003

The Ala Mar Motel is the quintessential beach motel - a fast disappearing breed in Santa Barbara. The rooms are light, airy and interesting. The owners use beautiful tile and quirkey artwork, but you feel entirely comfortable tracking sand into the big jacuzzi tubs. The proprietors couldn't be friendlier or more down to earth.It rates an excellent because it is comfortable and beachy, with perfect casualness. The views and location are just gravy. The low prices won't last.

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Reviewed 16 June 2017 via mobile
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Stayed: June 2017, travelled with family
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Reviewed 21 November 2016
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  • Stayed: November 2016, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 25 September 2016
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  • Stayed: September 2016, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Ala Mar Motel

Address: 102 W Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3505
Region: United States > California > Santa Barbara
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#17 On the Beach Hotel in Santa Barbara
Price Range: £126 - £216 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Ala Mar Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 19
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Great location next to the beach and State St. We're a small boutique motel. Some rooms have private a jacuzzi. Most rooms have the beach view. We also have rooms with full kitchens. ... more   less 
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