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Sunset Motel

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Lake Oswego, Oregon
Reviewed 29 August 2016

Motels are very expensive there and this was one of the lowest priced. I was expecting run down but found beautiful upgrades and quiet on the busiest street in town. Cleanliness was perfection. Only negative was very cheap toiletries; bring your own shampoo.

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Thank iambirdlady
Reviewed 26 August 2016

OK, it's not down by the wharf, but it's close to Oak Park where the French Festival is each year, as well as being near the Mission, etc.. No pool, but clean and well appointed. Good price. I would recommend it.

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Thank Ellen B
Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 26 August 2016

Was in Santa Barbara for a concert with the wife and we stayed here. The room was amazing and beautiful. Comfortable bed, large size, felt like I was staying in someone's apartment. It was far more than I expected when I booked a "motel". The only reason I didn't give 5 stars is they advertise breakfast is included, but their...

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Thank GarrettBundy
Reviewed 22 August 2016

The area was safe and pleasant. The grounds and building were attractive and tidy. The room we held was clean and comfortable. Two full beds, a small table and two chairs, a bureau with TV atop it, and a dorm-size refrigerator topped by a microwave pretty much utilized all the functional space, allowing just enough room to walk. It was...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

Pleasant rooms, the receptionist waited up for us to arrive after a long drive from Monterey which was very nice. Good location, very close drive to the courthouse and the harbour. Bathroom is very nice and clean, rooms are average sized. Only bad thing would be that our beds were very creaky and a tad uncomfortable. Breakfast wasn't great but...

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
Reviewed 25 July 2016

This is an affordable hotel in an area where you can easily pay more than $300 for a room per night. The Sunset is no-nonsense, clean, with friendly staff. On the downside, some of the clientele don't respect obvious rules like not making excessive noise in the parking lot late at night and early morning, but that's a problem with...

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Thank Michael H
Reviewed 11 July 2016

We were planning a very last minute weekend getaway to Santa Barbara this past weekend and every hotel/motel we looked at was either sold out or insanely expensive, but I'm so glad I found the Sunset Motel, they had one room left for a decent price (considering the last minute reservation) so we booked it. The motel itself is located...

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Schinnen, The Netherlands
Reviewed 16 June 2016

Nice location across the street from one of Santa Barbara's best dining institution...Harrys! The room was nice and we paid roughly 130 for a Monday stay. anything more than this would be too much. Parking is limited and does fill up fast. The continental breakfast consisted of muffins and coffee, nothing to brag about. If you can get into the...

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Thank Bill D
Surrey, Canada
Reviewed 1 June 2016

Very comfortable, quiet, convenient, clean & reasonable! Fresh, tasty items for continental breakfast and friendly, helpful staff. Travel brochures handy and the motel is in a lovely setting. Will definitely be back!

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Shanghai, China
Reviewed 22 May 2016

The place is conveniently located (if you come with a car) on the main street of the city, but still a bit away from the downtown, in a quiet neighborhood. We haven't expected much, but the the room was surprisingly clean. There were a couple of minuses though. First, the sink is located outside of the bathroom, a bit separated...

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Try a little touch of Santa Barbara hospitality.A nice small motel on upper State Street, the Sunset Motel offers a little touch of warm and friendly Santa Barbara hospitality, without breaking the budget.We are the owners and the innkeepers so we have a personal stake in the motel and in your comfort.Stay close to restaurants, shopping (Macy's and more), and Earl Warren Showgrounds. The bus in front will take you straight to downtown. What’s not to love?We look forward to seeing you. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Sunset Motel

Address: 3504 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93105-2628
Region: United States > California > Santa Barbara
Price Range: $170 - $424 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Sunset Motel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 17
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Sunset Motel Santa Barbara
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“Room 207 is excellent - with a 65" LG TV”
swolcott, 15 Nov 2016 | Read review
“I was downstairs, 107, and perfectly quiet, but if you open door or window,, there is a nice water feature outside.”
iambirdlady, 29 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Parking is limited.”
billd98, 16 Jun 2016 | Read review
“book some place else if you can”
jrmontgomery, 24 Feb 2016 | Read review
“go to a different motel”
  • dirty floors-dirt wiped off feet
  • unsafe shower- no grab handle no antislip mat
DavidP890, 12 Aug 2014 | Read review
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