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For the price I paid that was terrible. everything was minimal. The breakfast was unhealthy.
close to mall; good location; swimmingpool; claen expensive for such a simple hotel.But all hotels and motels are expensive in Santa Barbara, so this was the best choice for us.Breakfast was simpel, but that's what most motels are serving....simple breakfast (and awfull coffee!!!)
Dropped my friend off at ucsb and helped him move so I needed a place to stay The smell was horrible. It was a non smoking room but it smelled like smoke! The shower was ridiculously small. For $150 it was definitely not worth it.
Clean room. Good location. AC unit in the room is too loud.
Close to the airport (2 min. drive) Very small room. Older fixtures. Chipped, cracked bathroom flooring and lower walls. Needed paint job. Felt like a "tired" facility overdue for update. Very poor value for the money spent.
It suited our needs. Quite noisey
It's was close enough to the ucsb campus so we could visit with our son and that was the primary purpose of our trip.
Breakfast was mediocre and shower was mediocre - kept being much too warm and much too cold. Found a few bugs in the shower room.
Beds were comfortable. Rooms were clean and modern. Great continental breakfast with many options. Jacuzzi, pool, and gym looked nice. Could hear noises from people outside or in other rooms, but not the hotels fault and nothing too bad.
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Everything was fine. No complaints -- but nothing was special about this place. We arrived late and left early so we were just looking for a place to sleep. The rooms were convenient, clean and comfortable. this was one of the few places in its price range that had a pool, free breakfast and Queen (as opposed to double) beds. $200 a night for what was basically a Motel 6 seemed pricey to me -- even for Santa Barbara. The breakfast was a little skimpy: I would have like bacon or sausage to accompany the scrambled eggs and typically a Danish or sweet roll is included. The conveyor machine wasn't working so the entire breakfast room had to wait to use the toaster.
The bed was comfortable 4PM check in time? That is silly. Every place I've ever stayed has a 1PM check in. I got into town early and had to walk around on sit and wait because of this policy. I'll never stay at the sandpiper again
Very nice staff and nice room Shower leaves a little to improve.
The location was close to transit routes and restaurants The tv was in the living room with no tv in the bedroom, the couch and chair were worn and that's where the tv was
Location. Front desk staff was very helpful! WiFi signal was spotty in our room.
Clean, practical, comfortable.
The breakfast in the morning was great. This is not a 3 star hotel. I would say it's 2. It was really loud. Bedding was not soft. Old facilities.
The room was clean, remodeled and comfortable. It was a good motel for the price.
Large shower. Table with two chairs plus ergonomic desk chair and comfortable arm chair.
There was free parking, the hotel was near the places and restaurants we wanted to go to, it was also close to a gas station and a 7 Eleven. There was a free breakfast included in the price saving us time and money. The building has an elevator. The beds were very high and there were no bars in the restroom to help people with disabilities or Senior Citizens who have difficulty moving. There were no Senior Citizen or AARP discount rates.
The room was really nice
good location worn and used building, quite noisy inside, breakfast not really good
spacious room dirty towel left from last guest
free parking and free internet Very late breakfaste. 7.30 AM, I am on the road at this time
Reception wasn't friendly Very poor shower, almost no running water
The location was great as across the street was the ocean and a block down was the pier. The guy at check in was very nice as well. Bed was rock hard. No light in bathroom. Only one light in the room was functional. Smelled musty. The guy at check out seemed more interested in the TV than the guests.
Unfortunetly, I cannot comment on one feature or attribute that I enjoyed at the Alamar By The Sea Motel. The rooms looked absolutely nothing like the ones online. They were extremely small and cramped. You literally had to step sideways to cross the bed. The room was adorned with furniture that looked like it came from a yard sale.... 20 years ago. There wasn't an iron in the room, and only 2 out of the 4 lights functioned properly. Parking was a pain because they only had 8 or 10 parking spots, but they were compact, and small. I was always worried that it was going to get damanged. The breakfast was a joke, they crammed a waffle maker on the front counter at the reservation desk. This motel was a terrible disappointment.
Place,near the beach Small old towells ,only for hands and face,lights equipment not working - no reaction from stuff, Breckfast exist - but you need get it in very small place downstares and bring to you room- very non comfortable
Beach proximity Poor facility and dirty. Way too for thé poor state it is in.
great location, by the sea. did not have thermostat for heat, there was a fake firplace but no instructions on how to work it.The bathroom window did not close, but we were on 2nd floor. the facility needed updating. The breakfast was to be picked up and carried back to your room, or eaten on the patio.
Needs basic maintenance. Plumbing, Electrical outlet put my cell phone out, but clerk fixed.
Great location across the street from the beach/warf. Sundeck offers a beautiful place to enjoy breakfast. 3 star location, 1 star room. Small bathroom, shower backs up, noises from other guests walking upstairs.
Nice clean room with seaview, perfect location.
The oceanfront location is absolutely perfect! The suite rooms with the jacuzzi tubs are the only way to go. Seriously, bring your own towels. You will also want to consider ear plugs as this is an old wood structure which is great at carrying noise.
It was within walking distance of many restaurants. The best part was it was directly across the street from the beach!
Clean and simple Very little toiletries no shampoo
Walking distance to restaurants and necessities Poor bed, small space, no hair dryer, one mirror, stayed in two different rooms and one had lousy TV and bad wifi connection, too loud to hear traffic at 2-4 am, not enough pillows on bed. Room was very clean so tolerated inconveniences
Price Staff flexibility to give us a different room even though I accidentally only booked one bed but obviously a family cannot sleep in one queen size bed. Even though they were completely booked they made it happen. met all my expectations for a Motel 6
not anything small dirty rooms. noise. would NEVER stay again
The picture is COMPLETELY accurate, the room looks exactly as shown. There is an additional 3 seat table under the TV which both beds face. You can't hear the neighbors or the noise from the street. The AC is not loud enough to disturb sleep like I have experienced before in other hotels. The non-carpeted floors is a good thing to note in case you were expecting to throw down a blanket and pillow for someone who didn't want to share a bed. Free coffee in the morning and a pool, it was the perfect spot for what we needed!
Clean and predictable, which is GOOD! You can count on Motel 6 to be the same generally everywhere. Don't like paying for wi-fi. That's silly in this day and time.
Cheapest in the area. Walking distance to plenty of places to eat or buy amenities. Mattress was a rock, bed sheets were sandpaper. We could easily hear the TV next door and every single person that walked by outside the room. No separation between toilet and rest of bathroom (sink and mirror). Wifi cost extra.
This property is an older motel on a busy street that has been completely remodeled and updated. They have done so with great attention to detail and have stylishly created a space that feels like a quaint Latin American Village. The rooms feel modern with good beds and shower heads and accessories. Best of all, it is a really good value. Even though we needed to be on the opposite side of Santa Barbara, we have stayed here and enjoyed it on two occasions. You could argue that their continental breakfast is lacking because of a lack of a dining area but they have maximized a small outdoor patio for a pleasant 3 table setting if your plans allow. In this city of inflated hotel prices, we will return to Oasis Inn and Suites.
Although my room was small, it had been updated. The bathroom was recently updated with nicer fixtures. The grounds, although small, were well-tended and a respite from the typical motel fare. This is just across the street from Gelson's market and less than a mile from the La Cumbre Mall, so it's close to shopping and not far from Downtown Santa Barbara. There is a very nice residential area behind the motel so I had no concerns walking at night. The staff was very friendly too. My room was fairly close to State Street, so I did start to hear traffic around 7am. If you're a light sleeper or like to sleep in you might want to get a room near the back of the motel.
- very nice garden area that is unusual for hotels of that price category - clean - breakfast and free wifi included
The hotel staff was very friendly and helpful. The hotel itself is very well kept and the remodel was nicely done. Very good location, close to dining and shopping. You cant beat a 1 min walk to the beach! My wife and I enjoyed our stay and will be returning soon. Maybe next time we will borrow a couple of the beach cruisers and ride along the beach. Nothing
Cheap hotel with honest price, with all you need and free parking. Too many truck drivers and weird figures attending hotel. Not a family environment, mostly at night.
Close to downtown Santa Barbara and walking distance from local eateries and bars
I booked a queen sized bed but we were given a room with 2 full size beds. When we called the front desk we were told that it was our mistake not the hotel's and no rooms would be available for a few hours.
The hotel was clean and comfortable. It was easy to get around Santa Barbara. The location was quite central. It would be better to stay further down State Street towards the beach. However, this was fine for our purposes.
As always Santa Barbara is an expensive place. The hotel was a big surprise as to it's modern design and functionality, very nice. The cost was high but what you would expect for Santa Barbara.
It smelled so bad in the room, not tolerable we both got a huge headache.
It was close to whole foods Most everything.
The price was acceptable for the location. Good parking lot. They had a pool.
Close to near by attractions The room was small
The cleanliness Size, no breakfast
The location was good. I was very very disappointed that there was NOT a hair dryer in the room. I have NEVER Stayed at a hotel or motel that did not have a hair dryer.
The people at the front desk were very helpful and understanding. All rooms smelled like smoke
It was clear they are actively working on improving the property. The staff was nice and compared to othe hotels in the area the pricing was good. When we did our pre check in we were told we were being given a free room upgrade. However when we got there they said the were unable to honor that upgrade. I would suggest not offering things you can not provide.
The bed was the BEST I've slept on!! SO soft! There was a plastic bag (?) outside next to the trash bin. No big deal but hard to miss.
Hot tub and massive 42" tv Nothing
wonderfully friendly staff. cool murals. Not the hottest in terms of decorating style.
Location and price. Room smelled bad. Carpet was very worn and tattered. Few and inconvenient electrical outlets.
There was nothing I really liked relative to any other hotel/motel There was trash under the bed, stains on the cover. Room had an irritable smell and I just was not a fan of the overall experience. I picked it because it was the cheapest room available last minute but had I would've known what the experience would have been like I would have rather spend twice the price for something more acceptable.
The bedding was clean The shower was disgusting! Old, not updated at all. And not very well cared for.
easy to book and took us late as we were driving from northern california south. it was terribly expensive for the facility they offer. old, smelled like smoke, small bathroom, and the sheet had a stain. would have rather stayed in my car. wish we had.
Easy, Cute , Perf Location !!! UCSB near by !! Zero
the decor was kind of cute. I just needed a safe place to sleep after bday celebration in DT Santa Barbara and this place did the job. I liked the bathroom sink....and there was lots of shelving to set my hairdryer and makeup and straightener. Not as pictured. No kitchenette. Tiny room.
staffs there r super nice
The sheets were dirty.
Hotel staff was very nice. I had bug bite around my neck and leg and cups are not clean at all.
good location, clean no coffee in the hotel supplied coffee maker
Cute room, large room---the king room is awesome! Large bathroom! Very spacious and nice. You'd pay the same at Motel 6---you might as well get something better for your money.
The room nearby the road is noisy, I couldn't sleep all night. Usually I am a very heavy sleeper. The room was very small and the furniture was too big so I couldn't even relax.
It was quiet and centrally located. Basic accommodation at a reasonable price (for Santa Barbara). There was a disagreeable odor in the room - like body sweat. Could have used a hook on the bathroom door for clothes etc
Nothing. Terrible smell all over the hotel. Could not even take a shower!!!!
The room was clean and had an microwave and a fridge. Free parking area. The price was to expensive for our room. 5 min drive by car to the shopping area and sea-side. Our room had a bad smelling.
High service quality. Staff and management are friendly, competent and caring. Good Room standard. Cleaning seems perfect. Seen as tourist, we give this motel a high ranking. For us non-urban people, Santa Barbara makes a perfect stay for a couple of days of recreation, coast-line and scenic expieriences. There is a broard balcony at first floor. An arrangement of a small plastic table + 2 chairs to be place in front of some og the apartments - Good quality and a type, which can be stacked. To booking.com: At point 4 - question 3: A category "Couple - mid age" is missing. As I saw the typical visitor, many were, as we, in between young and elderly.
Blankets really dirty and smelly, no swimming pool, way too expensive for what it is.
As an alumni I was looking for a place to stay that was between IV and Downtown. This place proved to be exactly in the center. It has an iron and ironing board. The shower was clean and had hot water. Had a small fridge, microwave and coffee maker. Has Cable and HBO If you're looking for an inexpensive place to stay just to eat and shower this is it. I wouldn't look for anything more than that. I would consider this place a 2.5 star motel. The room was small - the King size bed took up most of the space. The sheets were clean but stained. The bed was hard and not very comfortable. I'm normally a deep sleeper but I woke up every few hours. The sink water smelled like sulfur. The TV was very small. The parking lot can fill up very quickly and its sometimes difficult to get of your parking spot.