"Between the noisy neighbor, the small bathroom, and the cold water for showers, our stay was terrible. This was our 2nd and last stay at this hotel. Don't expect a refreshing night away from home.2021-10-06"
"Good experience. I got a handicap room as requested, and the bedsheets were fresh. I have no complaints and plan to stay here again.2017-01-28"
"Reasonably priced for the area. I've stayed at this hotel before, and it's an excellent place to stay. The room was clean.2016-06-10"
"Excellent hotel for the price. The room was clean and fresh, and the bedsheets were clean. There was only one chair; two would've been nice. Great breakfast.2015-10-09"
"The hotel was nice and clean. Be aware that if you bring a pet, you can't leave it in your room if you go out.2019-06-17"
"Central downtown location. The hotel was clean, and the front desk clerks were helpful.2017-05-30"
"Although the hotel was clean, the bed was comfortable, and the staff was friendly, I had 3 frustrations. The hotel was on the north end of State Street, and I had to walk alone 2 blocks in the dark to get to 2 restaurants; I'd thought it was closer to the busy part of State Street. No movie channels available on the TV, and I had to pay for parking.2015-11-01"
"Nice hotel in a good location. Bring your bathing suit.2015-10-09"
Pet friendly hotel
- allows dogs only up to 75 pounds in 1st floor rooms, 2 dogs per room - $75 per stay pet fee if staying 6 nights or less - $150 per stay pet fee if staying 7 nights or more. - Sep 2019 < Less
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"The hotel staff made it a comfortable stay. I was glad I purchased the extended WiFi plan.2018-10-21"
"Good all-around hotel, but it was suffering from delayed maintenance. The room was clean, and the staff was pleasant and helpful. Continental breakfast was fresh and tasty. I'd stay here again.2015-04-04"
"The motel room was small, but the bathroom was up-to-date. The elevator wasn't conveniently located, and it was a long trot to the breakfast area from the rear rooms. The grounds were nicely kept, and there was a large grassy area.2019-04-19"
"Great motel stay. We were upgraded to a suite. The complimentary breakfast was good. Stay here.2016-05-03"
"Close to everything. The motel was a bit pricey, but the room was updated and nicer than the exterior led me to expect. Wonderful front desk clerk and shuttle driver. Average place, but the complimentary shuttle was a huge benefit.2015-09-07"
"A very pleasant motel. Stay here.2015-08-16"
"The hotel and grounds were beautiful. Friendly, helpful staff. I locked myself out of my room, and they checked my identity, then gave me another key. Housekeeping promptly called me when they found jewelry I'd left behind. I was impressed. Definitely opt for this hotel.2015-05-29"
"The motel was relaxed but clean. The staff was efficient, friendly, and looked after my every need. There were pets everywhere, but no smell or evident waste. Not much selection at the restaurant.2017-05-11"
"I enjoyed my stay, but the motel room wasn't what I expected. The bed was big and comfortable, and the staff was friendly. Nice bar and fireplace. No complimentary breakfast.2016-02-20"
"The motel was older, but the room was clean and presentable. It had 2 queen beds, a sofa, desk and chair, dresser, microwave and fridge, and coffee maker. A sliding glass door opened to a large balcony with a table and chairs. The employees were super courteous, accommodating, and sweet. The pool area was clean. Great place to stay.2022-06-12"
"The motel was run-down. The electrical outlet didn't work, and the bathroom faucet sprayed water all over the place. I wasn't able to check in early even though the room was ready. Don't stay here.2021-12-13"
"Easy to access from the freeway. Near the airport and UCSB, and just 11 minutes to downtown Santa Barbara. Clean, well-stocked room. The beds were well-made. The motel clerk was friendly and let us check in 30 minutes early on a rainy day. Great continental breakfast with waffles, hot cereal, fruit, and a variety of hot drinks. 2019-01-08"
"The motel was fine, but the room was really small and didn't have a fridge.2017-04-26"
"This motel was ridiculously priced considering how dated and worn it was. The carpet was dirty, the furniture was damaged, and the walls needed fresh paint. The bathroom wasn't that clean. I didn't like it here. Look elsewhere.2015-07-20"
We order the hotels on this page by how close they are to this attraction.
Most of our competitors order these same hotels in other ways that make them more money.
How Do We Define Motel?
To us, motels are smaller lodgings that have rooms you can enter directly from the parking area.
At hotels, on the other hand, you can enter your room only through a hall inside the building.
Hotel Booking Tips
Beware of non-refundable reservations that could cost you a lot of money if you change or cancel them. +Non-refundable reservations are a gamble that will usually save you less than $10. If you make a $90 non-refundable reservation instead of a $100 refundable booking, you are betting $90 to win $10. Would you do that in Las Vegas? -
Don't assume you can cancel a non-refundable reservation without penalty if you notify the hotel weeks or even months in advance. +Often you cannot because some hotels' profit strategy is to get paid more than once for the same room for the same night. -
Always read cancellation policies carefully before you make a reservation. + When is the latest date and time you can cancel without penalty? - More >
When you make a reservation, you will receive a confirmation email. Take a copy with you to the hotel.
The earlier in the afternoon you check into a hotel, the more likely you will get a room or suite that matches your preferences.