We arrived in Santa Barbara quite late in the day and it was the day before Veterans, so we expected places to be busy - they were and also expensive. This motel is deceiving, because it looks quite nice from the outside - it's more or less on the beach front has a cute wooden balcony with wicker furniture on it - don't let it mislead you. The first room we saw was probably one of the darkest rooms I've ever been in - I think it was wood panelled and painted dark brown - it also had a very strange smell!! We ended taking one on the ground floor, which was only marginally better. The bathroom was tiny - room for one person only and I don't know if the carpet in the room had ever been cleaned - definately no bare feet!! After a very restless night - I was scared in case the blanket or top cover would touch me, I got up early and we moved on!! Forget about the "continental" breakfast - the coffee was cold and the muffins were not fresh. It was the worst place we had stayed in during our 3 week holiday in California.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Ala Mar Hotel Santa Barbara
- Ala Mar Santa Barbara