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Reviewed 18 March 2018

Perfect stay! Super clean, steps from the beach and friendly staff! Lots of restaurant choices as well nearby. Can't wait to come back! It was a great price too for the room. Loved everything about the motel!

Date of stay: February 2018
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Dan W, Guest Relations Manager at Marina Beach Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 19 March 2018

Thank you for your review! We're delighted to hear that you had a great stay with us and a great time in Santa Barbara. We look forward to your next visit!

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Reviewed 17 March 2018 via mobile

We stayed here for one night on our journey up the Pacific Coast Highway.

What a find! This place is simply perfect. We arrived and were checked in by the lovely Molly, who was so helpful, with advice on where to go, and also on where to eat. And helped ourselves to free tea and coffee.

Our room was spotlessly clean, large and had everything we needed. Other reviews mentioned it being noisy, but we had no such issues and slept really well in the huge bed.

In the morning we had the serve yourself continental breakfast in the reception building. This is so lovely, because you can chat with other guests and get tips on things to do. We were also helped by Kendra in the morning, who was so friendly and helpful. Giving us advice on places we should visit on our continued journey north.

Before we left we used a couple of the complimentary bikes and had a cycle round town and out on the pier.

This is such a fantastic place to stay - perfect location, really lovely and helpful staff, free bikes and great rooms.

Date of stay: March 2018
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Dan W, Guest Relations Manager at Marina Beach Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 19 March 2018

Thank you for staying with us and thank you for sharing your experience! We're very happy to hear that we made your party feel comfortable and welcome in Santa Barbara, and especially that we could give you some good local recommendations. We'll share your compliments with our team! We hope you can come back to visit us again soon!

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Reviewed 14 March 2018

Check in was easy, room was perfectly fine for our visit to Santa Barbara and walking distance to the beach and pier. Bathroom was surprisingly nice and large for the room size. We would definitely return! Free wifi is included and area is quiet and peaceful.

Date of stay: March 2018
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Dan W, Guest Relations Manager at Marina Beach Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 15 March 2018

Thank you for staying with us, and thank you for taking the time to write your review! We're very happy to hear that you had a great visit. We hope you can come back to Santa Barbara again soon!

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Reviewed 8 March 2018

Great location, rooms are updated, clean, nice size. Staff is friendly and helpful. Breakfast was tasty and stocked each morning. Bikes to sign out so you can enjoy the local area. Definitely will stay again.

Date of stay: February 2018
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Dan W, Guest Relations Manager at Marina Beach Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 12 March 2018

Thank you very much for your review! We're delighted to hear that you had a great stay with us, and that you plan to return! We hope to see you again soon.

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Reviewed 8 March 2018

Marina Beach Motel is a great choice if you like to walk to most of your destinations and aren't fussy about high end furnishings.

The things that stood out to us included:
-Friendly staff
-Free bike rentals
-Coffee served all day
-Lovely outdoor seating
-Unbeatable location

What keeps it from 5 stars is
-Rooms have seen better days. A few of our outlets were falling off the wall.
-Beds will probably need updating very soon.
-Walls are very thin. So thin, that when the guy next door coughed, I thought he was in our room. I had to turn the very loud fan on at night as he seemed to be getting over a cold.

Date of stay: March 2018
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Dan W, Guest Relations Manager at Marina Beach Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 12 March 2018

Thank you very much for your review and feedback! We're very happy to hear that we made you feel welcome during your visit to Santa Barbara, and we sincerely appreciate your comments on where we might improve. We hope you'll come back to visit us again soon!

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