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3504 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93105-2628
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#47 of 55 hotels in Santa Barbara
Try a little touch of Santa Barbara hospitality.A nice small motel on upper State Street, the Sunset Motel offers a little touch of warm and friendly Santa Barbara hospitality, without breaking the budget.We are the owners and the innkeepers so we have a personal stake in the motel and in your comfort.Stay close to restaurants, shopping (Macy's and more), and Earl Warren Showgrounds. The bus in front will take you straight to downtown. What’s not to love?We look forward to seeing you.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Secured parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hot bath
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Room features
Air conditioning
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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Marlene V wrote a review Sep 2021
Clovis, California114 contributions21 helpful votes
The room we were given was off a narrow hallway and so the room was quite dark. It was quite small. There was peeling paint and scuff marks on the walls. The toilet roll dispenser bar was missing and an electric outlet plate was broken (very easy things to fix). The website states that the kitchen is fully equipped but there was only a microwave and a small refrigerator--no bowls, spoons, etc. We did not even have mugs for the coffee machine. And there was only one plastic cup for the two of us. We would not return to the Sunset Motel.
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Date of stay: August 2021
Room Tip: Ask for a room that is not off that small hallway.
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John C wrote a review Jul 2021
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It seems like they have a lot of homeless in the area. Lot of people coming and going, little bags on the ground, people kept coming to the next door neighbors room until 2 or 3 in the morning, or they were leaving ever 20 minutes, not sure which. We got worried to leave our car anywhere close to the hotel. hotel was nice and clean enough
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Date of stay: July 2021
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T L wrote a review May 2021
San Diego, California313 contributions162 helpful votes
The major complaint about my stay here was the lumpy mattress and the awful sheets. They were so ruff and uncomfortable. The other item was the tub shower combo... for an elderly person it was so dangerous trying to get over the side of the tub and there was no grip bar. The motel is on a busy street and near a convenience store. Didn’t feel really safe.
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Date of stay: May 2021
Jennifer L wrote a review Jun 2020
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Never will I stay here or give them a dime of my money. Such a rude woman at the front desk. I had a reservation and she cancels it becuase I didnt show up at 5pm. I showed up at 7:30pm after a loooooong 7hour drive to find that instead of calling me to see where I was she decided I didn't need a room and cancelled my reservation! What a terrible thing to do to somebody! A quick phone call was all that needed to be done and I had made sure to provide my phone number when I booked! Never again!
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Date of stay: June 2020Trip type: Travelled solo
Carl W wrote a review Feb 2020
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Upon our arrival, Hansa, the motel owner, changed our quoted single-night price by over $26. No advance notice was given. We made reservations over 4 months in advance, and Hansa gave us the price, including taxes, to the penny. Although I requested it, she doesn’t provide a reservation number, nor send any e-mail with either a confirmation or the room's price. That said, she does use a computer system, and it had our information in it. Clever, but crooked. After Hansa saw my detailed, typed notes of our phone conversation, she adjusted the price by $10. Still, for a single night, we paid over $16 more than her quoted price. For us, it was not only about how much we were overcharged. It was also the deception. In my 71 years, I’ve stayed in well over 150 motels and hotels and have never had this happen…until now.
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Date of stay: February 2020
Sleep Quality
US$77 - US$286 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Sunset Motel
Which popular attractions are close to Sunset Motel?
Nearby attractions include Chaucer's Bookstore (0.3 km) and Gregore & Jennifer-rabe Jewelers (0.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Sunset Motel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and a hot tub.
Which room amenities are available at Sunset Motel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
Is parking available at Sunset Motel?
Yes, free parking, secured parking, and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Sunset Motel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Via Maestra 42, Jeannine's Bakery, and Renaud's Patisserie & Bistro.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Sunset Motel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Are there any historical sites close to Sunset Motel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Santa Barbara County Courthouse (3.8 km), Old Mission Santa Barbara (2.2 km), and Casa de la Guerra (4.2 km).