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Marina Beach Motel

Let us change your perception of the word “Motel” with our newly remodeled guest rooms!  Only half a block from the beach between the wharf and marina, we are in the perfect location to enjoy the best activities of Santa Barbara.

Our Amenities

We want your stay at Marina Beach Motel to be relaxed and enjoyable! From bikes to beach towels to freshly baked cookies, our free amenities will make your vacation to Santa Barbara unforgettable.

Pet Friendly

We love our furry friends just as much as you do! View our Pet Policy to learn about how your pet can stay with us too.

Easy Beach Access

Whether you’re sitting on the sand, kayaking, whale watching, or building sandcastles, Marina Beach Motel is perfectly situated only half a block from West Beach and the Marina!

Complimentary Breakfast

Start your day with a complimentary continental breakfast! Each morning of your stay, you can enjoy fresh, locally baked pastries, croissants, bagels, breads, and muffins. We also offer fresh fruit, tea, and coffee. Our continental breakfast is offered daily from 7:30 – 10:30 am in our main lobby. 

Bicycle Rentals

See more of Santa Barbara on our free beach cruiser bicycle rentals or fit the whole family on our Beach Surrey!  With miles of dedicated bike paths along the beach to explore, smiles are sure to be had by all!

Discover Santa Barbara

Whatever your vacation style is, you’re never far from fun at Marina Beach Motel! Discover all there is to do in Santa Barbara.






Here’s what our guests have to say

Marina Beach Motel
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Absolutely delightful place immediately next to the beach. Recently refurbished with everything done just right. The people who work here are exceptionally friendly and make you feel welcome from start to finish.
The room was very clean, better than a lot of hotels! The staff was very friendly. The neighborhood was very quiet and peaceful. And the free bikes was the cherry on top! Had a great stay!
This place is amazing! Throwback to a simpler time of traveling. Freshly remodeled, everything is new! Free bikes, beach towels and breakfast! Close to beach and pier. Will definitely be back next time in Santa Barbara
Idealer Ort um ein paar Tage in Santa Barbara zu verbringen. Nur wenige Schritte vom Strand und Hafen entfernt. Das Motel ist großzügig und zweckmäßig ausgestattet, die Dusche hat prima funktioniert. Kostenloses Frühstück und Fahrradverleih. Wir haben bei der Ankunft ein Upgrade auf ein Zimmer mit Küche erhalten. Innenhof mit Parkplatz schön gestaltet, mit Grünfläche und kostenlosen Liegen.
This place is very clean. Friendly staff. Good location. Would recommend this place to friends and family.
Geweldig verblijf op een toplocatie. Schone kamers, uitzonderlijk fijne douche, vriendelijk personeel en binnen 2 min lopen aan het strand! Het ontbijt is lekker met verschillende keuzes. Het motel ligt in een veilige wijk. Verder mochten we gratis gebruik maken van de fietsen die ze bij het motel aanbieden om Santa Barbara te verkennen. Aanrader!
We had a great stay. Will definitely come back!
Great place to stayFriendly staff super cleanReasonable rates
Response from the owner: Thank you, Dawn! We hope you'll visit again.
Best price. Great sleep. They say first come first serve parking. I had parking at my door both nights. 10 minutes walk from the end of the pier. Book it.
Super friendly welcome, brilliant location (peaceful yet central) and clean rooms. Really enjoyed our stay here and wouldn't hesitate to recommend.
What a great location. Near a park and lots of little residential streets to walk dogs. The rooms are very clean and good-sized. We had patio room and kitchenette, perfect when traveling with dogs. Highly recommend, look forward to going back.
This place is great! We've stayed in Santa Barbara a few times before, but this time we had my daughter and her family with us and my son, seven total. So the ability to get three rooms of different sizes was important to us. This is an old motel that was beautifully and thoughtfully renovated about a year ago. Everything has been done extremely well. The rooms are just as pictured on their website. Great bathrooms. Clean, clean, clean. Good sound proofing. The breakfasts were better than expected, with plenty of choices. The location is great, on a safe, quiet street, a half a block from the beach and an easy walk to State Street. And the staff was wonderful, very friendly, accommodating and helpful. The free parking is a nice plus too. Highly recommended.
Sehr schönes Hotel, hervorragendes Personal, sehr hilfsbereit, Zimmer sehr sauber, klein aber geräumig , Parkplatz direkt vor der Tür, Strand gleich um die Ecke
Great motel!
We have stayed here several times with our two young kids and love it. So welcoming- breakfast is great. You really can’t beat the location.
Staff is accommodating and helpful. Rooms are small but are well designed and updated. Rooms had everything we needed and many amenities such as bikes, corn hole, and complimentary breakfast. And you can walk to the beach and State St.
Very nice room with kitchenette.
Stayed one night in one of their smaller King rooms. Not a lot of space but VERY nice and modern (recently updated). Fresh chewy cookies at check-in and a nice selection of breakfast options including breads and pastries from a local bakery. The staff were all #1 in courtesy and helpfulness.WE WILL BE BACK!!!
Excelente hotel !Habitaciones impecablesUbicación inmejorable
Oteli İnternet yorumlarından bulduk. Limana yakın ama bir sokak arkada sessiz bir lokasyonda. Bir gece kaldık. Oda küçük ama çok yeterli tasarlanmış. Banyo geniş ve rahat. Yatak süper rahat. Her şey tertemiz. Kontinental kahvaltı tam amerikan usulü, çeşitlilik iyi. Park yeri geniş. Otel bisikletleriyle tur atmak zevkliydi. Resepsiyon görevlileri çok nazik ve ilgili. Teşekkürler.
Very nice room and bathroom. Breakfast had good options. Short walk to beach or marina area. Longer walk to State Street and main shopping/dining area. Quiet location.
Nice little motel near the beach. Rooms are clean. Free breakfast is very good with local baked goods. Good parking too.
Excellent service at this motel! The staff was friendly and went above and beyond to make my stay enjoyable. Kudos to the team for their outstanding hospitality
As we drove up it was wonderfully nostalgic. Yet, the rooms and grounds were a million times better than my memories of motoring up the coast and staying in the quaint motels by the ocean. The whole place has been renovated and so very clean! More like an updated timeshare than a motel. Definitely will be back again. Add the amazing staff: Titaian checked us in and provided great ideas for the area. Hunter suggested we use the free bikes and towels for a quick ride down the beach. And special thanks to Jenny and Stella the next morning getting us on our way with snacks and breakfast on the go.
Clean hotel with nice rooms and good breakfast
The perfect seaside motel. The staff is helpful, friendly, and quick; the rooms are clean and newly renovated; super close to the beach and downtown and we were surrounded by beautiful Santa Barbara. It doesn’t get any better than that. We hope to come back soon - with our dog!
Lovely Motel. Beautiful landscaping. One block from the beach. Great handicapped accessible rooms. Wonderful continental breakfast. Staff was great. Incredible showers. Great value. Highly recommend it.
Super, und gratis Parkplatz und Frühstück
Absolutely enjoyed our stay. Looking forward to staying here again.
Cozy, clean, great staff, near beach, park, shops, restaurants
Excellent accommodation and staff.
Perfect little motel. Rooms are very clean. Staff was great. Loved the bikes you can borrow and location is awesome. Highly recommend.
Group of 6 girls coming from LA that stayed 1 night for bday celebrations! PERFECT location and cannot speak highly enough of the staff. I was worried about being on a first floor, but we felt so safe.Free breakfast included in stay, free bike rentals and free beach towel rentals. Parking was a dream. Anything we needed was just one quick ask away.The triple bedroom suite was perfect for our large group.So kind, so accommodating and we cannot wait to stay here again!!
Stayed here a couple of weeks ago with wedding party and it was perfect! The people who work there all dedicated and love their jobs which made it even more fun! Lovely courtyard! Great hospitality!
Just wonderful, right on the beach, lovely rooms with kitchenette, dog friendly. We brought 2 large dogs. I love a tile floor for the dog's sake. I forgot to bring my baggy when I took the dogs for a walk in the beach but it was okay because there was baggies in a free dispenser right at the entrance to the beach.