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Motel 6 Santa Barbara - State Street
Ranked #48 of 52 Hotels in Santa Barbara
Reviewed 29 April 2014

Had a first floor double room which was very small with no storage space. There's a half table under the TV with two chairs and in the bathroom are two shelves and two coat racks with hangers. The beds were a little hard but didn't wake up with a backache. We didn't even use the luggage rack for our carry-on because we needed room to walk. It was smaller than a college dorm! But on the plus, it was clean and everything worked well. The only reason why we chose this place is because it was the only motel that allowed a one night stay on the weekend while others wanted a two night minimum. Although it's the cheapest and pets are free, we probably would not return.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 14 January 2014

Spend a night on Motel 6, State Street again. Have been there before and will definitely come back. It's just a nice experience - everything works, is clean, the lady at the reception is so welcoming, gives you all the right information in a quick and polite manner, and at the same time makes you feel you're a special guest to her. I know this is "only" a motel - most people pass by and for many of us, it's just a bed for the night. But finding such a well functioning and welcoming bed for the night is a rare experience.
Go for Motel 6, State Street if you want a stay at a reasonable price.

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled with family
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5  Thank LisPetersson
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Reviewed 11 November 2013

Passed through Santa Barbara 11-2-2013 (Halloween weekend) and tried to get a Hotel, but everything was sold out.
Stopped by at the Motel 6 (not necessarily my first choice) and they had one room left, so I took it... And guess what... The room was niiiiice. Newly renovated with hardwood floor, nice clean bathroom and also the Lady at the front desk was super nice.
Best of all, there was no drama at all at night.
The management there does a very good job ! Carry on

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank DieterSzurowski
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Reviewed 22 September 2013

People need to rate this Motel based on it being a Motel 6, not the Ritz-Carlton. This property has obviously had some recent updates done to the rooms. The property and room were clean. Rooms are on the smaller side, so instead of running the air all night, we just ran the fan and that worked out perfect, it kept the air circulating. The bathroom was a nice size. Beds were comfortable, had no problem sleeping! The front desk was very friendly when we checked-in, they even let us check-in early without any hassle. Motel 6 keeps everything basic in order to provide the affordable price they provide. Obviously some Motel 6's are nicer than others, this one was definitely nice and clean! I would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled with friends
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3  Thank TaraCambria
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Reviewed 21 July 2013

Chose this place because of the price compared with nearer the beach, and was happy with the choice. The room was a good size and was clean. No coffee machine, but we were only here for one night so not a big problem. The breakfast was O.K. Plenty of inexpensive places to eat in the area, and very easy to get to the interesting part of town. Wi-fi didn't work in the room, which was frustrating for the short time we were here. The pool was a good size but very cold.

Stayed: July 2013, travelled with family
3  Thank Nigel S
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Reviewed 15 June 2013 via mobile

Not that much to say about a small and non special place like this. Room is small for 2 people but manage to fit 2 double beds in so 4 people. The room was so small we were scared to turn the AC on in case we would get sick, and it made a lot of noice. No coffee in the rooms as we now have found it in every motel before it was a disappointment. Beds are good, but makes a lot of noice that kept waking me up all night. Wifi is the worst, but the receptionist knew so gave us password for free. And true, kept logging off every 5 minutes and didn't work well.
Next time in Santa Barbra, gonna choose one of the motels in the area next to this one. Staying on the beach is expensive but we expected more then this..

  • Stayed: June 2013
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1  Thank Martine J
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Reviewed 13 April 2013

We spent a night here mid-week while helping my son. I can't remember when I last stayed in a more basic hotel. There is no closet, just two pegs (only one of which was there) and two open shelves in the bath. One side of the bed had a fixed table, and there was a fixed table and chair. I could touch the side wall while lying on the bed and the foot of the bed was less than an arm-span from the wall there. That's it. Worse than many economy hotels in Europe. AC was adequate, if noisy.

Bed reasonably comfortable, but the mattress rocked and made noise whenever one turned over, thereby disturbing the bed partner.

Amenities were non-existent -- a small bar of soap and thin towels. No shampoo, no tissues, coffee in the office in the morning, but, after smelling it, my husband passed. No tea, cold water, etc.

Staff was polite, room was relatively clean.

Neighborhood is marginal -- we woke to a scruffy young man being interviewed in the parking lot by several police on what appeared to be a domestic assault call.

Room Tip: Upstairs, away from State Street might be quieter.
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  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Motel 6 Santa Barbara - State Street

Address: 3505 State St, US 101/El Camino North at SR 225/Los Positas Road, Santa Barbara, CA 93105-2627
Region: United States > California > Santa Barbara
Amenities:
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #48 of 52 Hotels in Santa Barbara
Price Range: £70 - £166 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Motel 6 Santa Barbara - State Street 2*
Number of rooms: 59
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