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"The Classic Look....its great. I felt like I was back in 1962. " More

By a verified traveler on Sun 03 Jan 2021

Hotel Description

Motel near Santa Barbara Zoo in Santa Barbara

Oceanside stay

A stay at this East Beach motel places you within half a mile (1 km) of Santa Barbara Zoo and 2 miles (3 km) of Stearns Wharf. Santa Barbara Bowl and Santa Barbara City College are also within 3 miles (5 km).

Terrace

Free self parking is available and the motel's front desk is staffed around-the-clock. A terrace is also provided.

Free WiFi, LCD TVs

The 51 guestrooms offer LCD TVs with cable channels, along with free WiFi and free local calls.

Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed, Accessible, Non Smoking

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$84* Per night/room Jan 28 - Jan 29

Deluxe Room, 1 Queen Bed, Non Smoking, Refrigerator

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Deluxe Room, 1 Queen Bed, Accessible, Non Smoking

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed, Non Smoking, Refrigerator

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Standard Room, 2 Double Beds, Accessible, Non Smoking

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Deluxe Room, 1 Queen Bed, Accessible, Non Smoking

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Motel 6 Santa Barbara, CA - Beach ratings based on 16 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.3 out of 5 3.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 2.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Motel 6 Santa Barbara, CA - Beach

Everyone (12) Couples (1) Family (4)
5 out of 5
The Classic Look....its great. I felt like I was back in 1962.

Posted by on Jan 3, 2021

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1 out of 5
Checked in at motel and my girlfriend and I were hungry so I left to goto 7-11 for snacks, within 15 minutes of checking in while I was at store the office guy goes to room to hassle my girlfriend about not having proper ID so proceeds to be rude and throws her out, so I’m on my way back to room and find her walking down street at 12:45 pm in the cold with her hair wet. Unbelievable disrespect and disregard for her safety. I’ll never stay there again, unless new employees are hired.

Posted by , from Santa Barbara, East Beach on Oct 15, 2020

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Comment from Hotel Management

Dec 1, 2020 by Brand Experience Team

Hi Kevin, On behalf of Motel 6, we would like to apologize for the inconvenience you incurred while our guest as this is not our standard. We are committed to guest satisfaction and appreciate you taking time to review your experience. Thank you for bringing this to our attention. Lilith #Team6

5 out of 5
I love this hotel again! I started visiting this sight 25 years ago. Loved it. Great location and great for the kids. About 10 years ago I went and it had fallen into ill repair and a lot of rif raf. Needed to come to santa Barbara again and stayed again. The hotel is lovely again. Remodeled and just lovely. Had forgotten how wonderful Santa Barbara is. Will be coming here agin and again.

Posted by , from Monterey California on Sep 28, 2020

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Comment from Hotel Management

Dec 1, 2020 by Brand Experience Team

Hi Cindyrose, Thank you for the excellent review! We look forward to seeing you soon. Lilith #Team6

5 out of 5

Posted by on Aug 16, 2020

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5 out of 5
Front desk employee was really helpful and super nice. Very accommodating and quick check in.

Posted by on Aug 20, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Aug 23, 2019 by Brand Experience Team

Hi Traveler, Thank you for taking time to share your review with us. We're happy to hear the service was great and you were taken care of by our staff. We hope to see you again soon. Safe Travels. Lilith #Team6

2 out of 5
Not much. Was Supposed to get a deluxe room. But got a very unpleasant room instead.

Posted by on Aug 20, 2019

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Aug 23, 2019 by Brand Experience Team

Hi Emi, Thank you for taking the time to share your review. We are committed to provide a comfortable night's rest and are disappointed to learn that we fell short of your expectations. On behalf of Motel 6, we would like to apologize that your stay was less than satisfactory. We are committed to guest satisfaction and appreciate you taking time to review your experience.

4 out of 5
Great location. Very basic room. If you like simple. This fits the bill.

Posted by on Apr 8, 2019

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1 out of 5
Mom and I decided to travel on a budget from SF to Santa Barbara, and decided to try Motel 6 for the 1st time, not only in SB, but in Monterey as well. What a terrible decision! Motel 6 in Monterey (Munras location) was actually very nice, so I thought I had made the right decision to book the one in SB for $135 a night! Man, wish I had paid more for another place. The check in took over 4hs because they didn’t have the room ready on a Monday (they were short staffed), even affer that, the floors were filthy (I looked at my feet and they were so dirty that I took a towel and cleaned the floor myself and could not believe how dirty that was!). The room was loud and on the 1st floor, and we could not sleep with all the noise from the 2nd floor. If I had not paid it in advance, I would have asked to cancel my stay. The room was super small, towels were not soft at all, no fridge/microwave like other Motel 6. Also there were some people smoking outside our door and the smell got inside my room and I had to ask the front desk to ask them to smoke elsewhere. The staff was very friendly though and location is next to the beach, but I would not go back there. If you must stay there, try to stay on the 2nd floor at least.

Posted by on Sep 20, 2018

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3 out of 5
You can not beat the location for the price. But you do get what you pay for. We stayed 8 days and our room keys kept not working. Then there is the no place to put your clothes except for you suit case. This can get hard with a child. There was 2 great staff members, the others didn't pay much attention to you. So while the location was great I would spend more for a better room next time.

Posted by , from Lowville NY on Jul 27, 2018

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5 out of 5
Very pleasant staff clean comfortable room excellent location close to beach we would stay there next visit thank you

Posted by on Feb 19, 2018

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About the Motel 6 Santa Barbara, CA - Beach

Location 443 Corona Del Mar, Santa Barbara, CA 93103

Renovations + Closures

Due to COVID-19, this property’s food and beverage options may be limited.

Property Features

As a guest of Motel 6 Santa Barbara, CA - Beach, you'll find a terrace and a vending machine. The front desk is open around the clock. Free self parking is available. This Santa Barbara motel is smoke free.

  • 51 guestrooms or units
  • 2 levels
  • 2 buildings
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Terrace
  • No smoking on site

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking

Transport

  • Airport: Santa Barbara Municipal Airport (SBA) (19.1 km / 11.9 mi)
  • Train station: Santa Barbara Station (2.3 km / 1.5 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Motel 6 Santa Barbara, CA - Beach offers 51 accommodations, which are accessible via exterior corridors and feature blackout drapes/curtains. 32-inch LCD televisions come with cable channels. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones; free local calls are provided (restrictions may apply).

  • LCD television
  • Cable channels
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Local calls (free)
  • Telephone
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Exterior corridor access
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • Wheelchair accessible path of travel
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible public washroom
  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair-accessible van parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible pool
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 3:00 AM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Due to COVID-19, this property's food and beverage options may be limited pursuant to local regulations.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Up to 2 children stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.

Pet Policy

  • Pets are welcome and stay free
  • Only dogs and cats are allowed
  • Maximum 2 per room

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card may be required at check-in for incidental charges

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation

This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted

Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a first aid kit

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A credit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation. This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

For guests' safety, the property includes a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a first aid kit in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property and commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays. Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff. The property affirms that it follows sanitization practices of Clean@6 (Motel 6) guidelines.

  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Staff temperature checks are conducted regularly
  • Pets allowed (no fees)
  • Temperature checks are not available to guests
  • Bed sheets and towels are not washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-out is not available
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Protective clothing is not available to guests
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Property does not follow sanitization practices of any association
  • Staffed front desk
  • Guests are not provided with hand sanitizer
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is not available
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • Property does not follow regional sanitization guidelines
  • Property follows a brand or regulatory agency's sanitization guidelines Clean@6 (Motel 6)
  • No elevators
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually-wrapped food options are not available
  • Number of children who can stay free - 2
  • No gap period between guest stays

Hotel Names

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You should know

  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.
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Frequently Asked Questions

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.