Motel 6 Santa Barbara - Beach

Star Rating
2 out of 5
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3.3 / 5
970 reviews


  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Free Parking
  • Pet Friendly


What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Santa Barbara Zoo
    8 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Stearns Wharf
    3 min drive
  • Restaurant
    21 min walk
  • Restaurant
    State Street Cafe
    24 min walk
  • Airport
    Santa Barbara, CA (SBA-Santa Barbara Municipal)
    14 min drive

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    About this area

    Santa Barbara

    Located near the beach, Motel 6 Santa Barbara - Beach is in Santa Barbara's East Beach neighborhood, a walkable area with good shopping. Santa Barbara Museum of Art and Santa Barbara Bowl are cultural highlights, and some of the area's notable landmarks include Presidio Santa Barbara and Santa Barbara County Courthouse. Santa Barbara Zoo and Center for Urban Agriculture at Fairview Gardens are also worth visiting. Our guests appreciate the motel's central location.

    What's nearby

    • Popular Location
      Santa Barbara Zoo - 8 min walk
    • Popular Location
      Butterfly Beach - 3 min drive
    • Popular Location
      Stearns Wharf - 3 min drive
    • Popular Location
      El Presidio de Santa Barbara State Historic Park - 3 min drive
    • Popular Location
      Santa Barbara Harbor - 5 min drive

    Getting around

    • Santa Barbara Station - 7 min drive
    • Santa Barbara, CA (SBA-Santa Barbara Municipal) - 14 min drive


    • Fishouse — 21 min walk
    • State Street Cafe — 24 min walk
    • The Lark — 25 min walk
    • Figueroa Mountain Brewing Company — 25 min walk
    • Helena Avenue Bakery — 26 min walk

    About this property

    Motel 6 Santa Barbara - Beach

    Along with an outdoor pool, this smoke-free motel has coffee/tea in a common area and a 24-hour front desk. Self parking is free. Other amenities include a vending machine. All 51 rooms offer free WiFi, LCD TVs with cable channels, and free local calls.

    Property amenities


    • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

    Parking and transportation

    • Free self parking

    Food and drink

    • Coffee/tea in common area(s)

    Things to do

    • Outdoor pool

    Family friendly

    • Free cribs/infant beds
    • Outdoor pool


    • No elevators
    • Vending machine

    Guest services

    • 24-hour front desk
    • Daily housekeeping

    Languages spoken

    • English


    • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
    • Accessible bathroom
    • In-room accessibility
    • Roll-in shower
    • Wheelchair-accessible parking


    • Smoke-free property

    Room amenities


    • Air conditioning
    • Free cribs/infant beds


    • Shower/tub combination


    • 32-inch LCD TV
    • Cable channels


    • Access via exterior corridors
    • Desk
    • Free local calls
    • Phone

    Nearby things to do


    • Beach access

    Frequently asked questions


    Guest rating

    5 - Excellent
    4 - Good
    3 - Okay
    2 - Mediocre
    1 - Poor
    Service and Staff
    Property condition


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      Stayed 3 nights in Dec 2019


      • Liked: Cleanliness
      • Disliked: Staff & service

      Stayed 2 nights in Nov 2019


      • Disliked: Amenities, property conditions & facilities

      I stayed here around Thanksgiving of 2019 with my two kids.Half of this property is fenced off and under construction and has been since December of 2018. The pool seemed to be operational but was also fenced off and unusable. Upon arrival there was a plumber in the driveway discussing digging out the front driveway due to a storm drainage issue in the rear of the property that had flooded the rear parking lot with a ton of water from a recent rain. They ended up using a power sump pump to suck out all the water, but had to return the next day after it rained again. There was a bit of noise and activity due to this. The staff was friendly but was unable to offer any compensation for these things. The room itself was very basic. The room lacked a proper bathroom door, more so a set of double doors that was hard to close that led to the sink area which led to a "non doored" toilet and shower room. This lacked privacy since these doors were hard to shut and didn't have any locks. I didn't want to see my son pooping while I was brushing my teeth for instance. There are no microwaves or fridges in the room at all. The beds were very hard and supported by a thin mattress and solid piece of wood underneath. A step up from a jailhouse maybe but not much past that. The TV had a custom HDMI/VGA/RCA port accessible outlet but whoever installed the TV neglected to connect HDMI. So I had to winch my hand behind the TV to connect the HDMI. The WiFi was slow and unreliable.

      Stayed 2 nights in Nov 2019


      • Liked: Staff & service
      • Disliked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities

      Very basic. No Kleenex, no shampoo, bed was not very comfortable, very noisy highway traffic, construction next door with workers arriving at 6:30 am . It was not worth the money even though it was near the beach.

      Stayed 1 night in Nov 2019


      • Liked: Cleanliness
      • Disliked: Property conditions & facilities, room comfort

      Construction and wifi wasn't working. Bummer.

      The location is great, but half the hotel was under construction. This meant that people were right outside our window working on rooms next door - not very relaxing. Most frustratingly, the Internet wasn't working. I called the front desk and they tried to help, but we couldn't get a connection the whole stay.

      Stayed 2 nights in Nov 2019

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