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Encino
Reviewed 2 January 2014

I love the Marina Beach Motel, and I will be staying here every time I am in Santa Barbara! I got the standard queen room and although it was a little small, it was very cozy and very clean. The bathroom was also very clean and the shower is probably one of the best I have taken in my life!...

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

Our showers are a recent upgrade, finished all in early 2013. 2014 will bring new furniture, artwork and plantation shutters. We're glad you enjoy our property

Exmoor National Park, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 December 2013

We have stayed at Marina Beach Motel four times, and will certainly be going back there. We cannot fault it in any way, excellent location, very clean rooms, and the staff are so welcoming. Highly recommend it and cannot wait until our next stay.

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

Thanks for your repeated business. We know that a large number of our customers are 'repeats'. Thanks for taking time to let everyone know about us!!

Virginia Beach, Virginia
Reviewed 13 December 2013

I know I will gush...but this was such an unexpected surprise! My cousin and I traveled from Oceanside up to Davenport, CA and stopped in Santa Barbara for a night. I wish I could have had this motel for the entire trip and almost went back to SB just to stay there again! It was so comfortable...so clean...so cute. The...

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

your nice comments are a good guide for future travelers. We always strive to satisfy our guests. We look forward to welcoming you back to Santa Barbara

San Diego, California
Reviewed 6 December 2013

The hotel is professionally upgraded and beautifully landscaped. They offer a nice getaway breakfast and were very helpful in finding a place to dine. There must be 10 restaurants in walking distance. We were in at 6 PM and out at 8AM and it worked out great. We will stop there again and give it more time.

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

I hope you come back soon and give Santa Barbara several days of your attention!!

Grapeview, Washington
Reviewed 30 November 2013

We love to stay in older motor court style motels that have been updated and are well cared for. This one certainly fits our liking. It was built in 1941 and has been extensively renovated and is very well cared for. Location is great with an easy walk from the train station. Close to the beach as well as an...

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

I am sorry that the coffee was not suitable to your taste. It remains to be difficult to choose a coffee that agrees with the wide range of taste. Thanks for staying at our property.

Cardiff, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 November 2013

If you need to say in Santa Barbara, this should be your number one choice. We passed several pleasant looking Motels but we were so glad we stayed at Marina Beach. It is very cute, our room was behind reception, so essentially was not facing the U shaped complex itself, but we still felt very safe and secure. The room...

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

Your nice review is much appreciated!!

Cheshire
Reviewed 8 November 2013

We had no prior reservation when we reached Santa Barbara as part of our tour. We tried one Inn but a look at their upmarket prices drove us away, but they did recommend us to look on Bath Street where there are several motels. We got a room with two queen beds, a kitchen, outside patio with furniture, and a...

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

Thanks for your nice review. We are continuously working on maintaining our property; this year we are working on new furniture, artwork and plantation blinds.

Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 3 November 2013

The thought of staying at a "motel" ordinarily does not appeal to me but the price, convenience to the beach and State Street, cleanliness, free bikes available to use during the day to explore town made it the perfect choice for a one-night getaway. We were in town for a wedding and rather than pay the price per night at...

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

thanks for your nice review, we appreciate the time you have taken to say nice things about our motel

United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 October 2013

We arrived early for check in but despite this, within 15 minutes we were able to check in as our room was ready. This was a great start to our two night stay in Santa Barbara. Check in was quick and our room easy to find due to the simple layout of the motel. The room itself was clean and...

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

We appreciate your detailed review. It is very helpful for other travelers to your uncensored view of our property.

Buenos Aires, Argentina
Reviewed 20 October 2013

Definitely a great option if you are traveling with a low budget. Great location! Very clean and comfortable, and a more than acceptable breakfast! The staff is super kind, and the free bicycles are superb to enjoy your stay in this lovely town.

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

Thanks for your kind words about our property. Some of our rooms are small, but well decorated with all new bathrooms, carpet and bedding. And our location is wonderful!!

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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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