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Motel 6 Santa Barbara - Carpinteria North
Motel 6 Santa Barbara - Carpinteria North
2.0 out of 5.0 4200 Via Real, Carpinteria, CA
Free Cancellation
$80
3.2/5 (1554 reviews)

I loved that it was close to our venue. Family and I went to concert at the Santa Barbara Bowl. We were able to get to our venue within 15 or even sooner. Being located right off and on the freeway was a plus! Very easy to find.

Reviewed on Aug 12, 2019
Situated in Carpinteria, this motel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Tomol Interpretive Play Area, Los Padres National Forest, and Carpinteria State Beach. Seaside Gardens ...
Avania Inn of Santa Barbara
Avania Inn of Santa Barbara
2.5 out of 5.0 128 Castillo St, Santa Barbara, CA
Free Cancellation
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$139
3.8/5 (1198 reviews)

Great room size, a couple of minutes from the beach, great breakfast choices. A pleasant surprise for a last minute booking!!

Reviewed on Aug 17, 2019
Located in Santa Barbara Beach, this motel is within a 10-minute walk of Carriage and Western Art Museum and Santa Barbara City College. Presidio Santa Barbara ...
Motel 6 Lompoc
Motel 6 Lompoc
2.0 out of 5.0 1521 North H Street, SR 1/N. H Street at E. Central Ave, Lompoc, CA
Free Cancellation
$50
3.0/5 (910 reviews)

With the number of folks and dogs at the hotel it was extremely quiet!! Grounds were clean. Parking was good. Staff cleaned rooms nicely.

Reviewed on Jul 30, 2019
Situated in Lompoc, this motel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Artesia School Museum, Fabing-McKay Spanne House, and Lompoc Museum. Lompoc Civic Auditorium and Ryon ...
Motel 6 Santa Barbara - Carpinteria South
Motel 6 Santa Barbara - Carpinteria South
2.0 out of 5.0 5550 Carpinteria Ave, Carpinteria, CA
Free Cancellation
$86
3.3/5 (1369 reviews)

Dry friendly and helpful staff. Clean room. Nice pool.

Reviewed on Aug 14, 2019
Situated by the ocean, this motel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Tar Pits Park and Carpinteria State Beach. Los Padres National Forest is 1.6 mi (2.6 km) away. Carpinteria ...
Royal Copenhagen Inn
Royal Copenhagen Inn
2.5 out of 5.0 1579 Mission drive, Solvang, CA
Free Cancellation
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$99
4.3/5 (1556 reviews)

It feels like home. There’s no other hotel for us in Solvang. In a word: perfect.

Reviewed on Aug 22, 2019
Located in the heart of Solvang, this motel is within a 5-minute walk of Solvang Brewing Company, Wildling Museum, and Solvang Festival Theater. Hans Christian ...
Motel 6 Buellton - Solvang Area
Motel 6 Buellton - Solvang Area
2.0 out of 5.0 333 McMurray Road, Buellton, CA
Free Cancellation
$60
3.5/5 (730 reviews)

Very polite person at front counter. Fast check in. A/C did not work properly.

Reviewed on Aug 12, 2019
Situated in the suburbs, this motel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Mendenhall's Museum of Gasoline Pumps & Petroliana and OstrichLand USA. Mosby Winery and Hans Christian ...
Motel 6 Santa Barbara - Goleta
Motel 6 Santa Barbara - Goleta
2.0 out of 5.0 5897 Calle Real, Goleta, CA
Free Cancellation
$96
3.1/5 (855 reviews)

Staff was friendly and helpful. Nearby restaurants.

Reviewed on Aug 9, 2019
Situated in Goleta, this motel is 0.7 mi (1.1 km) from Center for Urban Agriculture at Fairview Gardens and 2.7 mi (4.4 km) from Los Padres National Forest. ...
Sandpiper Lodge
Sandpiper Lodge
2.0 out of 5.0 3525 State St, Santa Barbara, CA
Free Cancellation
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$119
3.8/5 (1965 reviews)

Quaint room, comfortable. Air conditioning was not working properly. Staff was very helpful and came to counter to help with check-in after hours.

Reviewed on Aug 17, 2019
Located in North State, this motel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Santa Barbara Golf Club and Upper State Street. Santa Barbara Natural History Museum and Los Padres ...
Solvang Inn and Cottages
Solvang Inn and Cottages
2.0 out of 5.0 1518 Mission Drive, Solvang, CA
Free Cancellation
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$109
4.1/5 (985 reviews)

Great location. Friendly staff and nice facilities

Reviewed on Aug 22, 2019
Situated in Solvang, this motel is steps from Solvang Brewing Company, Wildling Museum, and Hans Christian Andersen Park. Solvang Festival Theater and Hans Christian ...
Hummingbird Inn of Ojai
Hummingbird Inn of Ojai
2.5 out of 5.0 1208 E Ojai Ave, Ojai, CA
Free Cancellation
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$100
3.8/5 (280 reviews)

The room was incredibly well maintained, with hardwood floors and beautiful decor. The front desk staff was very attentive, considerate and super professional. The property amenities surprised us as well and we loved being there every minute. Can’t wait to be back.

Reviewed on Aug 1, 2019
Situated in Ojai, this motel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Soule Park Golf Course and Los Padres National Forest. Ojai Art Center and Ojai Valley Museum of History ...
Super 8 by Wyndham Santa Barbara/Goleta
Super 8 by Wyndham Santa Barbara/Goleta
2.0 out of 5.0 6021 Hollister Ave, Goleta, CA
Free Cancellation
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$98
3.5/5 (934 reviews)

It was very clean! That only thing I wish it had was an iron.

Reviewed on Aug 11, 2019
Situated near the airport, this motel is 1.1 mi (1.8 km) from Center for Urban Agriculture at Fairview Gardens and within 3 mi (5 km) of Los Padres National ...
Inn of Lompoc
Inn of Lompoc
2.5 out of 5.0 1122 North H Street, Lompoc, CA
Free Cancellation
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$60
3.0/5 (279 reviews)

Great service provided by the receptionist guy. The location is also great.

Reviewed on Jul 8, 2019
Situated in Lompoc, this motel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Artesia School Museum, Fabing-McKay Spanne House, and Lompoc Museum. Lompoc Civic Auditorium and Ryon ...
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Chumash Casino Resort

Chumash Casino Resort

3400 East Highway 246, Santa Ynez, CA
    4.0 out of 5.0
     
     
    4.4 out of 5 (1179 reviews)

    Chumash Casino Resort$87

    Aug 28 - Aug 29

    Chumash Casino Resort$87
    Sideways Inn

    Sideways Inn

    114 E Highway 246, Buellton, CA
      3.0 out of 5.0
       
       
      4.5 out of 5 (1431 reviews)

      Sideways Inn$99

      Aug 29 - Aug 30

      Sideways Inn$99

      Santa Barbara Motels for the Frugal Traveler

      There are 39 inexpensive motels in Santa Barbara among the more than 447 hotels and other lodging choices. When you pick one of these budget accommodations, there might not be abundant amenities like you'd find at a traditional hotel but you'll save more cash to use on your vacation.

      When you save on your room price, you can make the most of what Santa Barbara has to offer. Not-to-be-missed sights include Presidio Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, and Santa Barbara County Courthouse.

      Fun fact: In the U.S., motels became more commonplace after World War II with the appeal of road trip vacations, peaking in the mid-1960s with more than 60,000 properties. When you stay at a motel property, you'll usually access your room directly from the parking lot.


      Below are a few of our customers’ favorite Santa Barbara motels available to book:

      Royal Copenhagen Inn

      • Stay within a short 9-minute drive of Los Padres National Forest.
      • Enjoy access to the outdoor pool, and freebies including breakfast, WiFi, and parking.

      Avania Inn of Santa Barbara

      • An outdoor pool along with freebies like breakfast, WiFi, and parking are available during your stay.
      • You'll be located within a 5-minute drive of Santa Barbara Museum of Art and Presidio Santa Barbara.

      The Inn at East Beach

      • Enjoy access to the outdoor pool, and freebies including breakfast and WiFi.
      • Stay within a 5-minute drive of Santa Barbara Zoo and Presidio Santa Barbara.

      Sandpiper Lodge

      • You'll be located within a 5-minute drive of Mission Santa Barbara and Santa Barbara Museum of Art.
      • An outdoor pool along with freebies like breakfast, WiFi, and parking are available during your stay.

      Solvang Inn and Cottages

      • Stay within a short 9-minute drive of Los Padres National Forest.
      • Enjoy access to the outdoor pool, and freebies including breakfast, WiFi, and parking.


      Things to Do in Santa Barbara


      Enjoy the charming cafés and top-notch restaurants in this walkable area while you're sightseeing. People who visit Santa Barbara love its shops, seaside, and wineries.

      Here are some popular places:

      • Presidio Santa Barbara
      • Santa Barbara Museum of Art
      • Santa Barbara County Courthouse

      These are some of the parks and outdoorsy places:

      • Santa Barbara Botanical Garden
      • Lotusland
      • Los Padres National Forest

      You'll find these family-friendly attractions:

      • Santa Barbara Zoo
      • OstrichLand USA
      • Center for Urban Agriculture at Fairview Gardens

      Santa Barbara is also notable for its:

      • Historical sites
      • Biking

      Best Time to Visit Santa Barbara


      Decide when you'd like to visit Santa Barbara by reviewing the seasonal weather details below:
      • The hottest months are typically September and August, while January and December are the coldest months
      • January-March: Daytime temperatures average 66° F and nighttime temperatures average 40° F
      • April-June: 72° F is the daytime average and 46° F is the nighttime average
      • July-September: Daytime averages are around 75° F and nighttime averages are around 54° F
      • October-December: The average temperatures are 73° F during the day and 40° F at night
      • Average rainfall is 17.09 inches in a year

      How to Get to Santa Barbara and Around the Area



      Santa Barbara Transportation
      NameTypeDistance
      Santa Barbara, CA (SBA-Santa Barbara Municipal)Airport7.8 mi (12.6 km)
      Santa Ynez, CA (SQA)Airport25 mi (40.3 km)
      Oxnard, CA (OXR)Airport31.9 mi (51.4 km)
      Santa Barbara StationTrain Station0.6 mi (0.9 km)
      Goleta StationTrain Station8.3 mi (13.3 km)
      Carpinteria StationTrain Station10.2 mi (16.4 km)

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