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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Review is a quite late however better late then never. We stayed here July 2015 and July 2016 for two nights each stay, the price was reasonable and the rooms are amazing. Both stays our room looked like it had been updated recently and looked modern. It had a nice kitchen with a stove, sink, refrigerator, small table and perfect...

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Dallas, Texas
Reviewed 1 week ago

The lady and I stayed at Marina Beach Motel on our road trip from San Diego to San Francisco. It was easy to find and located conveniently close to the beach, city centre, and train station. It's clean, friendly, and fun.

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Dan W, Manager at Marina Beach Motel, responded to this review

What a fun road trip! We're so happy to hear that you decided to stay with us at Marina Beach Motel on your journey. We hope you thoroughly enjoyed your time in Santa Barbara and we definitely would love to see you both again! Also, have a safe drive up to San Francisco!

Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here for 2 nights and if our trip had allowed we would have stayed longer. The motel is such a pretty place (my idea of motels was not like this!) with a quaint little entrance cabin and reception area. The rooms are spacious and fully equipped (TV, alarm clock, safe deposit box, coffee machine) and the room and...

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Dan W, Manager at Marina Beach Motel, responded to this review

We always wish our guests could stay longer, but that gives you another reason to come visit again! We also appreciate all of the kind words about our motel, it really makes our work worthwhile. We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband, daughter, her fiancé and me stayed here a week between Christmas and New Years and provided for a quiet respite, great location for us to explore central California. Rooms are clean and staff helpful. The hot tea always available nursed me through a scratchy throat and we loved breakfast outside in the sun each day of our stay....

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Dan W, Manager at Marina Beach Motel, responded to this review

A picture on the beach is always a great idea, we're happy to hear you took advantage! It also is great to hear that the hot tea helped with your scratchy throat, we hope it's all better now! Thanks so much for staying with us and we hope that we get to see you and your family again soon!

Orange County, California
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were traveling down from Washington back to Southern California with our two kids and stayed here one night. It was a great little find, close to the boardwalk and the free bikes were such a nice diversion for the kids from all the driving. Breakfast was very good and the staff was helpful and kind. We would definitely go...

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Dan W, Manager at Marina Beach Motel, responded to this review

That's so great the bikes helped your kids release some of the pent-up energy from a long car ride! We hope the rest of your ride back up to Washington was smooth and pleasant. We're so happy you decided to stay with us and really hope you come back again!

Perth, Australia
Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

This motel was pretty good. Friendly staff, good complimentary breakfast, clean and tidy rooms. Good location. Near the beach (unfortunately it rained for our 2 day stay) and we could walk to restaurants on State street if we didn't want to take the car. Only downside is our room (23) had paperthin walls and we were woken up at 6am...

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Dan W, Manager at Marina Beach Motel, responded to this review

We're happy to hear that the staff was friendly and the rooms were nice and clean! That's too bad about the rain, maybe another incentive to come back again when the weather's nicer? However, we're sorry that the walls were not as soundproof as you would have liked. We'll definitely take that into account when trying to improve. We hope...

Florence, AL
Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

We stayed here for one night on our journey up the coast, and this was a quaint, sweet little place. Our room was cozy, clean, and well appointed. The kitchenette is very nice and convenient. There were windows with shutters in the front and back for a nice breeze. MB Motel is within walking distance from the Wharf in one...

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Dan W, Manager at Marina Beach Motel, responded to this review

We hope that the rest of your journey up the coast was just as enjoyable Laura! We're really happy to hear that you had a great time at Marina Beach Motel. Good choice on Moby Dicks, super tasty! We hope that you decide to make another trip to Santa Barbara and stay with us again!

Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

Stayed here for one night while traveling across the country the room was private, outside entrance, clean and a short walk to the beach and about 10 minute walk to some great food choices. My only cons: the parking is limited on the street or you can park in the lot but it is small as well, also I recommend...

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Dan W, Manager at Marina Beach Motel, responded to this review

We hope that your journey across the country is awesome and that your stop at Marina Beach Motel was worth the stay! We're happy to hear that you enjoyed the short walk to the beach as well as the local restaurants. We hope to see you again on your next adventure!

Richmond, Virginia
Reviewed 18 November 2016

I was a little nervous staying in a motel (I typically stay with bigger chains), but after reading the reviews we decided to give Marina Beach a try & boy am I happy that we did! The room was great, clean, modern design, comfortable. The location was very convenient to downtown & the pier. We walked to the pier &...

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Dan W, Manager at Marina Beach Motel, responded to this review

So happy to hear that you decided to take a chance on us Jen! We love that we were a pleasant surprise and that you enjoyed the rooms. Taking advantage of the location is something we urge each guest to do so it's great knowing you spent some time downtown and at the pier. We hope to see you back...

Sandy, Utah
Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

Wow! I was really sad to leave this little motel when it was time to move on. It is located less than a block from the beach, in a quiet location. Our room was spotless. We had the king room with kitchen and found it to be roomy and comfortable. We were in room 22 which looked out onto a...

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Dan W, Manager at Marina Beach Motel, responded to this review

We were really sad to see you leave Cheryl! Although, we really appreciate you taking the time to leave us such a great review! We love hearing when guests enjoy their room as well as the location surrounding them. We can't wait to see you again on your next visit to Santa Barbara!

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
  • Kitchenette
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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 

Additional Information about Marina Beach Motel

Address: 21 Bath St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3802
Region: United States > California > Santa Barbara
Price Range: $199 - $244 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 32
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Also Known As:
Marina Beach Hotel Santa Barbara
Marina Beach Santa Barbara
Hotel Style:
#3 Best Value Hotel in Santa Barbara
#9 Romantic Hotel in Santa Barbara
#20 Family Hotel in Santa Barbara
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