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Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 20 September 2011

This place is a dump. We were put in a room with no windows...really, no windows except for one the size of a shoe box behind the bed. There was no air conditioning and it was a hot summer evening. The room fit the double bed and a small desk - very claustrophobic. Shower and toilet were filthy. Rips in...

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London
Reviewed 20 September 2011

The hotel is certainly not luxurious, but it was clean, the staff were friendly and it is in an unbeatable llocation. Santa Barbara hotels are notoriously expensive, so we feel like we got a pretty good deal considering. We booked it before we looked at trip advisor, and, after reading the reviews on here we set our expectations low, but...

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Cali
Reviewed 14 September 2011

Recently, I was planning a trip to Santa Barbara with a friend. Because of the bad reviews on Trip Advisor, we booked another hotel. During our stay, we decided to visit Ala Mar and check out the accomodations first hand. The desk clerk, Armando, graciously allowed us to see one of the rooms. The is an older motel but the...

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Kent
Reviewed 6 August 2011

Staff were helpful but that is it... believe the negative reviews of this motel... it was dirty and dismal... room featured sticky old carpet, dirty bed clothes and general grime everywhere... the cleaners need sacking!! The shower was pretty powerful BUT afterwards the bathroom smelt of sewage.. the bathroom floors and walls were filthy... have they not heard of a...

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3Thank miloKent
California
Reviewed 13 June 2011

No parking, sleazy people hanging out during all hours of the night, room was dirty and needed maintenance, loud parties, no amenities. The reception area was the size of a closet and the receptionist was a grimy looking kid. Looked like some of the doors had been kicked in! Or maybe it was the guests clawing their way out to...

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2Thank MosaicGurl
Tucson, Arizona
Reviewed 11 June 2011

This had to be one of the worst stays of our life. Like another blog said, 'the only good reviews has to be from staff.' We were tired from traveling and took the first available,. We didn't know it was the worst available. The price was outragious for the experience. Any other room of this type would rent around $30-65....

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5Thank Lee123_11
New Haven, Connecticut
Reviewed 2 January 2011

One sentence sums it up : Termite feces on the bed. We thought this might be sawdust but when it appeared again the second night we looked into it online, and it seemed to be a match. A bit unnerving since it seemed to be coming from the ceilings onto the pillows which mean it was probably in our hair...

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2Thank pasdnous
San Francisco, California
Reviewed 31 December 2010

When we arrived no one was at the desk. Then a kid in a hotrod showed up with an out -of- control black pit bull whom he called "his son." He proposed to check us in. Just then the regular desk clerk showed up - a little bit older fellow- and took over for the kid. He too had a...

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2Thank wanderlust60713
Pasadena, California
Reviewed 28 November 2010

Don't let their Web photos seduce you. We *thought* we were getting a room like the ones on the Web. We walked into a fleabag, hideous dump of a room. The desk staff were kids who looked like gang bangers. After 5 min. in the room we asked for a refund and made reservations elsewhere. Then, the mgr. did a...

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2Thank Steve L
Oshkosh, Wisconsin
Reviewed 3 November 2010

If you just want a motel right across the beach, within short walking distance from Stern's Wharf, this is a great location. But that's about it. The parking lot is tight fit for the amount of cars allowed. The registration/breakfast room is no bigger than a small closet. We made reservations four weeks ahead, but when we got there we...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Great location next to the beach and State St. We're a small boutique motel. Some rooms have private a jacuzzi. Most rooms have the beach view. We also have rooms with full kitchens. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Ala Mar Motel

Address: 102 W Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3505
Region: United States > California > Santa Barbara
Price Range: €158 - €252 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Ala Mar Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 19
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Also Known As:
Ala Mar Hotel Santa Barbara
Ala Mar Santa Barbara
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#15 On the Beach Hotel in Santa Barbara
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“Find different accommodation”
 of 5 bubbles Amy1218, 8 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Upper floor a bit quieter.”
 of 5 bubbles 877paule, 26 Dec 2015 | Read review
“Choose room in adjacent hotel/motel and save some aggro.”
 of 5 bubbles Eristikos, 22 Nov 2015 | Read review
“Just ask for 119”
 of 5 bubbles Atli_Steinn, 27 Aug 2015 | Read review
“The so-called suite is nice, still simple and only worth the money during low season (we payed 130 USD per night.”
 of 5 bubbles MaritI_12, 10 Jan 2015 | Read review
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