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Motel 6 Lompoc, CA
2 out of 5
1521 North H Street, SR 1/N. H Street at E. Central Ave, Lompoc, CA
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The price is $74 per night from Sep 26 to Sep 26
Situated in Lompoc, this motel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Artesia School Museum, Fabing-McKay Spanne House, and Lompoc Museum. La Purisima Mission State Historic ...
3/5 (952 reviews)
"Stay was ok. Old rooms and appliances. It was mid-summer and the A/C never worked, I stayed in the heater all night long. They gave a $15 refund, but it wasn't worth a full night of sleeplessness. Things can be improved!"

Reviewed on Aug 22, 2021

Motel 6 Lompoc, CA
Avania Inn of Santa Barbara
2.5 out of 5
128 Castillo St, Santa Barbara, CA
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The price is $157 per night from Oct 4 to Oct 4
Located in Santa Barbara Beach, this motel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Carriage and Western Art Museum and 2.4 mi (3.8 km) from Santa Barbara Bowl. Santa Barbara ...
4.3/5Excellent! (414 reviews)
"great location. grab and go breakfast was convenient, but only flavored dairy products for coffee was annoying"

Reviewed on Sep 23, 2021

Avania Inn of Santa Barbara
Royal Copenhagen Inn
2.5 out of 5
1579 Mission drive, Solvang, CA
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The price is $129 per night from Sep 27 to Sep 27
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 ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (1,148 reviews)
"Staff was great. I had a question and they called me back when they found out info they didn't have before. Room was huge, but bed was hard and squeaky and the TV system was annoying."

Reviewed on Sep 21, 2021

Royal Copenhagen Inn
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Motel 6 Buellton, CA - Solvang Area
2 out of 5
333 McMurray Road, Buellton, CA
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The price is $60 per night from Oct 3 to Oct 3
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 ...
3.6/5Good! (969 reviews)
"Need better cleanup of property either fix ice machine right or replace it bette maintenance on rooms lower prices for Friday and Saturday nights this is not the Marriott or Hilton"

Reviewed on Sep 18, 2021

Motel 6 Buellton, CA - Solvang Area
Super 8 by Wyndham Santa Barbara/Goleta
2 out of 5
6021 Hollister Ave, Goleta, CA
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The price is $118 per night from Oct 17 to Oct 17
Situated near the airport, this motel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Center for Urban Agriculture at Fairview Gardens, University of California-Santa Barbara, and ...
3.5/5Good! (951 reviews)
"convenient"

Reviewed on Sep 17, 2021

Super 8 by Wyndham Santa Barbara/Goleta
Motel 6 Carpinteria, CA - Santa Barbara - South
2 out of 5
5550 Carpinteria Ave, Carpinteria, CA
Situated by the ocean, this motel is 1 mi (1.6 km) from Tomol Interpretive Play Area and 1.3 mi (2.2 km) from Carpinteria State Beach. Tar Pits Park and Carpinteria ...
3.8/5Good! (925 reviews)
"staff was awesome plenty of parking lots of green space for dogs and poop bags-"

Reviewed on Sep 16, 2021

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Motel 6 Carpinteria, CA - Santa Barbara - South
Motel 6 Goleta, CA - Santa Barbara
2 out of 5
5897 Calle Real, Goleta, CA
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The price is $99 per night from Oct 3 to Oct 3
Situated in Goleta, this motel is 0.7 mi (1.1 km) from Center for Urban Agriculture at Fairview Gardens and within 3 mi (5 km) of Rancho La Patera and Stow House ...
3.2/5 (968 reviews)
"The room was modern and comfortable, but very small. There were no shampoo/condition."

Reviewed on Sep 5, 2021

Motel 6 Goleta, CA - Santa Barbara
Sandpiper Lodge
2 out of 5
3525 State St, Santa Barbara, CA
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The price is $159 per night from Sep 26 to Sep 26
Located in North State, this motel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Upper State Street and within 3 mi (5 km) of Los Padres National Forest and Santa Barbara County Courthouse. ...
3.9/5Very Good! (963 reviews)
"A little smelly but other then that it was good!!"

Reviewed on Sep 22, 2021

Sandpiper Lodge
Solvang Inn and Cottages
2 out of 5
1518 Mission Drive, Solvang, CA
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The price is $115 per night from Sep 26 to Sep 26
Situated in Solvang, this motel is steps from Solvang Brewing Company, Wildling Museum, and Hans Christian Andersen Park. Solvang Festival Theater and Hans Christian ...
4.3/5Excellent! (947 reviews)
"The cottage was very comfortable"

Reviewed on Sep 23, 2021

Solvang Inn and Cottages
Motel 6 Santa Barbara, CA - Beach
2 out of 5
443 Corona Del Mar, Santa Barbara, CA
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The price is $149 per night from Sep 26 to Sep 26
Located in East Beach, this motel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from East Beach and 2 mi (3.3 km) from Santa Barbara Bowl. Cabrillo Pavillion and Santa Barbara Zoo are ...
3.7/5Good! (965 reviews)
"Great and very clean motel right across from East Beach area. Easy walk up to downtown. The bathroom seemed newly renovated, and the room was small but had cute decor."

Reviewed on Sep 14, 2021

Motel 6 Santa Barbara, CA - Beach
Svendsgaard's Danish Lodge Americas Best Value Inn
2 out of 5
1711 Mission Dr, Solvang, CA
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The price is $129 per night from Sep 29 to Sep 29
Situated in Solvang, this motel is steps from Hans Christian Andersen Museum and Old Mission Santa Ines. Solvang Festival Theater and Solvang Vintage Motorcycle ...
4.1/5Very Good! (957 reviews)
"Great location right at the start of town. Room was as expected, comfortable and clean nothing special. Complimentary danishes in the lobby was a nice touch!"

Reviewed on Aug 30, 2021

Svendsgaard's Danish Lodge Americas Best Value Inn
Hamlet Inn
2 out of 5
1532 Mission Dr, Solvang, CA
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The price is $99 per night from Oct 6 to Oct 6
Situated in Solvang, this motel is steps from Solvang Brewing Company and Wildling Museum. Hans Christian Andersen Park and Solvang Festival Theater are also ...
4.2/5Very Good! (383 reviews)
"It was great having 2 bedrooms and the location is excellent, wish that the bathroom was a little bigger. Overall a great stay."

Reviewed on Sep 20, 2021

Hamlet Inn
Motel 6 Santa Barbara, CA - State Street
2 out of 5
3505 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA
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The price is $109 per night from Oct 12 to Oct 12
Located in North State, this motel is within a 10-minute walk of Upper State Street and Santa Barbara Golf Club. La Cumbre Plaza and Earl Warren Showgrounds ...
3.3/5 (899 reviews)
"It was clean and quiet. It would have been nice to have a hair dryer and some shampoo."

Reviewed on Aug 21, 2021

Motel 6 Santa Barbara, CA - State Street
Inn at Highway 1
2.5 out of 5
1200 N H St, Lompoc, CA
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The price is $119 per night from Oct 3 to Oct 3
Located in the heart of Lompoc, this motel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Artesia School Museum, Fabing-McKay Spanne House, and Lompoc Civic Auditorium. Ryon Memorial ...
4.3/5Excellent! (118 reviews)
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Reviewed on Sep 21, 2021

Inn at Highway 1
Casa Del Sol
2.5 out of 5
5585 Carpinteria Ave, Carpinteria, CA
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The price is $185 per night from Sep 27 to Sep 27
Situated near the beach, this motel is within a 15-minute walk of Tar Pits Park and Carpinteria State Beach. Carpinteria Seal Sanctuary and Tomol Interpretive ...
3.5/5Good! (239 reviews)
"It's okay"

Reviewed on Sep 17, 2021

Casa Del Sol
Marina Beach Motel
3 out of 5
21 Bath St, Santa Barbara, CA
The price is $193 per night from Sep 30 to Sep 30
Located in Santa Barbara Beach, this motel is 0.2 mi (0.3 km) from Carriage and Western Art Museum and 2.5 mi (4 km) from Santa Barbara Bowl. Santa Barbara Harbor ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (258 reviews)
"Everything was great"

Reviewed on Sep 20, 2021

Marina Beach Motel
Lotus of Lompoc - A Great Hospitality Inn
2 out of 5
1415 E Ocean Ave, Lompoc, CA
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The price is $86 per night from Oct 3 to Oct 3
Situated in Lompoc, this motel is within a 15-minute walk of Fiddlehead Cellars and Beattie Park. Lompoc Museum and Artesia School Museum are also within 1 mi ...
3.6/5Good! (987 reviews)
"Good stay! There was no breakfast as mentioned on the website, due to recent COVID related restrictions. Other than that, everything was great!"

Reviewed on Aug 22, 2021

Lotus of Lompoc - A Great Hospitality Inn
Ala Mar by the Sea
2 out of 5
102 West Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara, CA
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The price is $206 per night from Oct 12 to Oct 12
Located in Santa Barbara Beach, this beachfront motel is in the entertainment district and within a 15-minute walk of Stearns Wharf and Leadbetter Beach. Presidio ...
3/5 (603 reviews)
"Great location. Nothing fancy but a great upstairs outdoor patio that we loved."

Reviewed on Sep 21, 2021

Ala Mar by the Sea
Town and Country Inn
2.5 out of 5
2800 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA
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The price is $105 per night from Oct 3 to Oct 3
Located in North State, this motel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Santa Barbara Symphony Orchestra and Upper State Street. Santa Barbara County Courthouse and Los ...
3.2/5 (581 reviews)
"I expected a less worn and well used property. I was not fully disappointed, just surprised. It was clean for the most part, although I did pull some webs out from behind the bed when I tried to find out why the beside lamp was not plugged in. Carpet worn, tub/shower was pitted. Just a well-used ..."

Reviewed on Aug 30, 2021

Town and Country Inn
Oasis Inn & Suites
2 out of 5
3344 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA
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The price is $92 per night from Oct 4 to Oct 4
Located in San Roque, this motel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Upper State Street and within 3 mi (5 km) of Los Padres National Forest and Santa Barbara County Courthouse. ...
3.7/5Good! (843 reviews)
"Liked everything"

Reviewed on Sep 20, 2021

Oasis Inn & Suites
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Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort

Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort

4 out of 5
633 E Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara, CA
The price is $270 per night from Oct 4 to Oct 4
4/5Very Good! (1,114 reviews)
"Rooms were clean and staff was friendly"

Reviewed on Sep 21, 2021

Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort
Hyatt Place Santa Barbara

Hyatt Place Santa Barbara

3.5 out of 5
4111 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA
The price is $195 per night from Sep 30 to Sep 30
4/5Very Good! (440 reviews)
"Pet friendly"

Reviewed on Sep 19, 2021

Hyatt Place Santa Barbara
Hotel Milo Santa Barbara

Hotel Milo Santa Barbara

3.5 out of 5
202 W Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara, CA
The price is $217 per night from Oct 24 to Oct 24
4/5Very Good! (969 reviews)
"Great location. Comfortable room, but floor was a little "dusty". Staff was super nice. When we needed extra towels, etc, they brought them right away. Loved the tables outside, and enjoyed the fire pits in the evenings. We'd stay there again."

Reviewed on Sep 13, 2021

Hotel Milo Santa Barbara
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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) Airport 7.8 mi (12.6 km)
Santa Ynez, CA (SQA) Airport 25 mi (40.3 km)
Oxnard, CA (OXR) Airport 31.9 mi (51.4 km)
Santa Barbara Station Train Station 0.6 mi (0.9 km)
Goleta Station Train Station 8.3 mi (13.3 km)
Carpinteria Station Train Station 10.2 mi (16.4 km)

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