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Marina Beach Motel
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Reviewed 30 July 2014

I would say that this was a good location to the beach and craft Faire on Sunday. I was disappointed that it didn't have a pool.it was nice that they had bikes. Rooms were clean and upgraded. The rooms are overpriced but so is everything in Santa Barbara. Can't say I was overly impressed.

Room Tip: Not sure. Rooms were small.
  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 26 July 2014

This location is a block from the beach....and so nice and quiet. The room was as comfortable a room as we stayed in during our week in California. The amenities were excellent. They serve a very nice breakfast out of the large office and its front deck. Bikes to use at no charge!
The room was on the small side. This is where you feel like you are in an old motel....just a little cramped. The wifi signal was weak.
But when you go to Santa Barbara you are focused on the waterfront....and this is a great place to do that from....excellent eating choices right around the corner.

Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
Thank Baysidetrips
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Dan W, Owner at Marina Beach Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 28 July 2014

Thanks for your written review. Our guests continue to feel that they get good value at Marina Beach

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Reviewed 26 July 2014

We stayed three nights here, and enjoyed the great location near the beach. We used the free bikes to explore the beachfront. State street is a short drive or bicycle ride away. The motel also provided free beach towels, and a reasonable breakfast. Would stay here again.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with family
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Thank RSK2012
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Dan W, Owner at Marina Beach Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 28 July 2014

We are glad you took time to write the review. Our prospective guests can get uncensored opinions about our property.

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Reviewed 22 July 2014

Stayed 2 nights while attending a wedding. Everyone mentions the location, which is perfect. But the motel itself is a jewel amongst other motels. A really comfortable and cute place. Courtyard area is beautiful. One night we took advantage of the ocean breezes and sat outside to eat our dinner. The room we had (#14), had just been refurbished. Absolutely loved the showers, although with the drought in California they might have to put a timer on the showers. It's tempting to stand under the showers way too long. If we ever need a place to stay in Santa Barbara again I would not hesitate to stay here.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with family
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Thank Regina B
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Dan W, Owner at Marina Beach Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 28 July 2014

We appreciate that you have rated the property highly, especially since some travelers are afraid to stay at a 'motel'. The Marina Beach is fully modernized and includes the comfort of all newer properties.

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Reviewed 22 July 2014

Other reviews said this motel was a 5-minute walk into town but that is not true, if you’re referring to State Street. Its a 15-20 minute (very pretty) walk into the heart of the little downtown or the pier. But, If you are not afraid of that, considering the prices of the other hotels in the immediate area, this is a BIG value.

Its unpretentious and the motel and grounds are pretty and well kept. The rooms are on the small side but they are clean, comfortable and up-to-date. The staff was great and the breakfast included was good.

I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend it.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with friends
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Thank Janet E
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Dan W, Owner at Marina Beach Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 28 July 2014

Thanks for your great review!!

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