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Marina Beach Motel
Ranked #15 of 52 Hotels in Santa Barbara
Certificate of Excellence
Charlotte, NC
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“No need to spend more”
Reviewed 7 June 2014

There are many other hotels within 2 or 3 blocks of Marina Beach that cost quite a bit more than this place does, but there isn't any need to spend the money. Its a very quaint property in an excellent location. The rooms are small, but well appointed and comfortable. (Good bathrooms and beds!) Its in the perfect location and quiet. I would come here again.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
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Dan W, Owner at Marina Beach Motel, responded to this review, 28 July 2014
As I have read on many reviews, Marina Beach offers very good quality lodging at a fair price. And if you appreciate old fashioned hospitality, make a reservation and give us a try.
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San Diego, California
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Reviewed 5 June 2014

We've stayed 4x ... the most recent being 5/30/14. We invited another couple this time and they love it as much as we do! The Staff is friendly, the (totally) remodeled rooms are DARLING, everything is spotlessly clean and the complimentary breakfast is outstanding. And to top it off ... it is just a few steps from the beach/marina and the price is right! EXCELLENT VALUE!

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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Dan W, Owner at Marina Beach Motel, responded to this review, 28 July 2014
Thank you for repeating at Marina Beach AND continuing to take time to review us. Please identify yourselves and let me offer you a great discount on your next trip!!
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Anaheim, California
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122 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 June 2014

This quaint little motel just 1 block from the beach in Santa Barbara is a delightful find. We have stayed here several times and each time we are more impressed. Pet friendly and people who stay here always seem so friendly. Quiet and peaceful they have a lovely little grassy area set with lounge chairs and a lovely "patio" table and chairs. Free continental breakfast and bicycles you can "check" out for a day cycling around Santa Barbara. Highly recommend this motel.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Dan W, Owner at Marina Beach Motel, responded to this review, 28 July 2014
Thanks for your five star review!!!
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La Verne, California
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Reviewed 31 May 2014

The first time we came to this motel was the night we got married. That was July 21, 1979. Then we would come back many times with our children. They are all grown now so now it's gone full circle, just me and wifey again. It's still our only choice when we stay in this town. It cannot be beat for value, location, quaintness, an laid back relaxation. This place has been upgraded many times, each time for the better. I expect you will love it as much as we do. (Thank you Warrens for what you continue to do to the Bixby's home away from home. We'll be back in Sept. for the CSN concert at the bowl)

Room Tip: No pool, no restaurant, no problem.
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with family
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Dan W, Owner at Marina Beach Motel, responded to this review, 28 July 2014
Thanks to you for taking time to write a great review!! The Bixby's are always nice to see...going all the way back to the mid 70's when we first met Chuck (Kane) as well as your parents. Crosby Stills and Nash again?? I hope to see you in September!! Please let me know your dates in SB... Dan
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Boynton Beach, Florida
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6 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 May 2014

Our review starts with an amazing young lady named Ashley. It was our first contact with this property that made us book our reservations. Upon arrival we were so pleased with our room, the location, the front desk.Our room was better than the photo and breakfast out side in the morning with a wonderful variety of breakfast delicacies including fresh fruit - cereals- baked breads - and - pastries that are still making our mouth water.
Thank you for making our stay one to remember. Santa Barbara is breath taking. Don't miss this gem on your travels.
Nina W

Room Tip: The corner one on the circle. Has lots of windows.
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Dan W, Owner at Marina Beach Motel, responded to this review, 28 July 2014
I am Sooooooo very happy that you mentioned Ashley by name. It gives me an opportunity to thank her personally and can you imagine how good it feels to her to have her name mentioned like you did?? Thanks for making your review very personal.
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Belize
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37 reviews
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Reviewed 29 May 2014

This is a throw back to the old motel... single story, circle drive and park in front of your room. The rooms are very well appointed and spotless. The personnel couldn't be nicer or more helpful. Just a block from the marina and beach. We wish we could have stayed longer.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Dan W, Owner at Marina Beach Motel, responded to this review, 28 July 2014
thanks for the five star review, please come back soon!!!
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Rancho Cucamonga, California, United States
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21 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 May 2014

Stayed here with a friend. We had wonderful service, a substantial breakfast in the morning, tea and coffee all day and night. The room was clean and cozy. The location was perfect for everything we wanted to do in Santa Barbara. Highly recommend this location. The price was really good as well.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
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Dan W, Owner at Marina Beach Motel, responded to this review, 28 July 2014
The Marina Beach Motel is located in one of the best neighborhoods in SB... We're one block from the beach and harbor. And only two blocks from State Street, the main visitor retail area. Come and stay at our quaint little seaside motel.
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Property: Marina Beach Motel
Address: 21 Bath St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3802
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Region: United States > California > Santa Barbara
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Best Value Hotel in Santa Barbara
#9 Romantic Hotel in Santa Barbara
#20 Family Hotel in Santa Barbara
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:3 star — Marina Beach Motel 3*
Number of rooms: 32
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Family owned since 1976, Marina Beach Motel is located in the heart of Santa Barbara's harbor, wharf, and beach district. At only 37 steps from the beach, Marina Beach Motel is the ideal spot for couples, families and the occasional lone traveler to immerse themselves in the beauty and leisure of Santa Barbara. At Marina Beach Motel, we understand the importance of providing excellent amenities at an affordable price. We focus our efforts on catering to the needs of the customer while striving for a high level of satisfaction, making us one of the best places to stay in Santa Barbara. Our dedicated, family-owned business promises to become one of your favorite vacation spots in California. ... more   less 
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