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Laval
Reviewed 25 March 2014

NIce quiet place. Rooms are small but very clean (paper thin walls!). The shower is fantastic. Their breakfast is good and has a good selection of items. The location is one block from the beach. We will come back!

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Montreal, Canada
Reviewed 24 March 2014

We would come back. The location is great, breakfast is good, rooms and lobby are clean, bathroom got renovated not long ago. Again, it is a motel, so you could hear people around your room, but to us, it is not a problem.

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Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 15 March 2014

My wife and I really enjoyed our stay at this motor court as it was comfortable and in a great, quiet location for walking to sites of Santa Barbara; it is near the beach and wharf restaurants and also State Street shops. We were able to walk to the magnificent Court House and it is only a 10 minute drive...

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

I am glad you mentioned Sambos restaurant in your review. I believe that it is the only remaining restaurant from the Sambos chain from years ago. Marina Beach Motel is located near the harbor and Stearns wharf, a very quiet beach area. Our guests feel there is good value at Marina Beach.

Niteroi, RJ
Reviewed 5 March 2014

My wife and I spent a night at this hotel on our way to LA. It was a good choice. Location is very good, really near the beach. There are some bikes available for free, which was a great way to see the city. Rooms are somewhat comfortable. You can park your car in front of your door, which is...

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

We appreciate your review. Most customers feel that there is good value at Marina Beach.

Wilsonville, Oregon
Reviewed 4 March 2014

This renovated motor court is in a great location, on a quiet street a block off the water (marina area). The rooms are on the small side, but well-appointed, and the value is excellent. The staff is friendly and most helpful, and the breakfast is generous.

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

Our guests enjoy that they can park right in front of the room...they do not need to carry their bags a long distance to the room. And we consistently get good comments about 'value'...our prices are fair for what we have at Marina Beach. Thanks for your review.

Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 17 February 2014

I recently stayed at the Marina Beach Motel for 2 nights. For the price you cannot beat the location, 2 blocks from the harbor, a few blocks from popular State street and Stearns Wharf. The motel offers free use of bikes and an ample simple breakfast. The staff are helpful and the rooms very clean with exceptional showers. They allow...

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

Your response is very nice and very accurate. We do not pretend to be a 5 star hotel, but our facility is very comfortable, clean and a great value.

Garden City, Idaho
Reviewed 4 February 2014

The location near the bay and the cleanliness of the room and property were excellent. We highly recommend this motel especially if you are traveling with a pet. The staff was helpful and very friendly. If we would have had more time we would have stayed another night.

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

Thank you for your review. We appreciate that guests take time to let everyone know what their experience was at Marina Beach. Some folks are hesitant to stay at a motel, thank goodness for Trip Advisor...travelers can get honest opinions about hotels.

Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 30 January 2014

I was very leery about staying in a motel. The pictures online looked good, but I was still skeptical. This was going to be our last stop on our road trip from LA to San Francisco so I figured I would take a chance, since it was only one night. We were traveling with our dog, and this place is...

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

Thank you very much for your very complete review. The readers got a good picture of what to expect at Marina Beach

Los Angeles
Reviewed 24 January 2014

My husband and I took a weekend getaway to Santa Barbara and stayed at this motel for one night. It is so close to the beach, pier, and state street so we were able to walk everywhere. They also have free bikes to use throughout the day, and we really enjoyed riding along the beach! The breakfast in the morning...

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

Thanks for your review!! Our motel is a good value that most people mention in their reviews. And many people mention the showers, all expanded and remodeled within the past 2 years...most with two shower heads -one with a rain head and another with a convention version. Couples enjoy having two shower heads. And our location is unbeatable.

Orange County, CA
Reviewed 3 January 2014

I've stayed in SB several times over the years and this was definitely the best one. Unless you stay at one of the higher-end resorts or hotels, this is definitely worth the price point. Check-in was smooth, rooms were small but cozy. Bed was very comfortable and I really liked the bathroom - great upgrades - huge walk in shower...

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

I am glad you enjoyed your stay at the Marina Beach. We have found that most customers feel that they have had a very nice experience for an affordable price.

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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
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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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 Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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:
#2 Best Value Hotel in Santa Barbara
#9 Romantic Hotel in Santa Barbara
#20 Family Hotel in Santa Barbara
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