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Perth, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago 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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Thank Cootea
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 1 week ago 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 2 weeks ago 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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago 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!

Gainesville, Florida
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This small homey spot has nice rooms, a fairly good breakfast offering, very sweet staff, all within a block from the harbor. Nothing fancy but everything was clean and comfortable. Good spot if you like to walk or ride bikes (they have cruisers you can use at no cost). Would definitely stay again!

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

Clean and comfortable is what we aim for and we appreciated our motel Edy! Being close to the harbor and bike rides are what people should take advantage of in Santa Barbara so it's great to see you wrote about it. We hope to see you again soon!

Regina, Canada
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This little Motel is packed full of all the things a traveller would hope to find when staying somewhere over night. I can't say enough positive things to do justice, but I'll try! We arrived in Santa Barbara on Tuesday, November 1st and checked in around 3:30 pm. The staff that greeted us were so helpful and friendly. They gave...

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

Glowing reviews and zero complaints are exactly what we strive for! Your experience at Marina Beach Motel is what we hope every guest experiences when they stay with us. We're so happy to have you as a guest and truly hope to see you again!

Wakefield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We discovered the Gems that are Santa Barbara and the Marina Beach Motel in Feb 2016. We enjoyed it so much the first time that we returned here from the UK in October 2016. Yes, this is motel-style accommodation, but it's family run, the family and staff are very friendly and make you feel very welcome. The rooms in our...

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Reviewed 25 October 2016

I shopped around for a good value place to stay in Santa Barbara; I didn't want to spend too much time in a hotel, so I was only looking for a roof over my head, but I got much more than I expected for the price. The room was large, clean and had all the facilities I wanted. I didn't...

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

We're pleased to hear that you felt like you got the best bang for your buck Alistair! We appreciate you taking the time to leave a review and enjoyed your time in Santa Barbara. We really hope to see you again when you visit!

Kelowna, Canada
Reviewed 23 October 2016

We stayed at the Marina Beach Motel arriving on September 26th for 10 nights. This was our fourth stay at this motel. As in past visits, we absolutely enjoyed our stay at this property. Although we rent a car, everything you need is within walking distance: the beach is a block away, restaurants, pubs, a grocery store, Stearns Wharf, State...

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

We're so happy to hear that you feel welcomed each stay with us Michael! We really do love hearing guests that continue to come back to Marina Beach Motel and have an incredible experience each visit. It really makes the effort and time we put into our motel worth it! We appreciate your kind words and will definitely let Nan...

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
  • Kitchenette
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
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  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
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: €143 - €211 (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:
#9 Romantic Hotel in Santa Barbara
#20 Family Hotel in Santa Barbara
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“kitchenette rooms are great”
 of 5 bubbles michaeljames101, 23 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Please note that not all rooms are the same. Some are standard bed and bath while others offer kitchenettes and private patios.”
 of 5 bubbles jesusb765, 4 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Any room is great”
 of 5 bubbles TessieSanDiego, 3 Sep 2016 | Read review
“all rooms are equally situated, so no matter which one you get, you will always be fine”
 of 5 bubbles venice7_8, 8 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Th King w/o kitchen was OK but not massive. If you want bigger you may need to go for a room with kitchen and / or suite.”
 of 5 bubbles claudiamP5195WD, 19 Jun 2016 | Read review
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