Welcome to

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 MotelExcellentMarina Beach Motel4.7 Based on 319 reviews fromSee all reviews review us onrogelio vargasrogelio vargas ★★★★★ Great motel!Jack “Lumber” GibbonsJack “Lumber” Gibbons ★★★★★ Caitlin MulliganCaitlin Mulligan ★★★★★ 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.Ric BaldiviezRic Baldiviez ★★★★★ 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.David JonesDavid Jones ★★★★★ Very nice room with kitchenette.Callmechuck AdkinsCallmechuck Adkins ★★★★★ 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!!!perry sperry s ★★★★★ paula las heraspaula las heras ★★★★★ Excelente hotel !Habitaciones impecablesUbicación inmejorableSerdar DSerdar D ★★★★★ 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.Laurie AlbertLaurie Albert ★★★★★ Bruce TBruce T ★★★★★ 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.Fred BerkowitzFred Berkowitz ★★★★★ Nice little motel near the beach. Rooms are clean. Free breakfast is very good with local baked goods. Good parking too.brandon cruzbrandon cruz ★★★★★ Davinder SainiDavinder Saini ★★★★★ 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 hospitalityPaul and Jen PimentelPaul and Jen Pimentel ★★★★★ 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.Mark LoftinMark Loftin ★★★★★ Clean hotel with nice rooms and good breakfastEthan LiangEthan Liang ★★★★★ Laurie McCullochLaurie McCulloch ★★★★★ 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!Pat ClarkPat Clark ★★★★★ 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.Steve HänziSteve Hänzi ★★★★★ Super, und gratis Parkplatz und Frühstückdcdc ★★★★★ Absolutely enjoyed our stay. Looking forward to staying here again.Sara Oliveira LameirasSara Oliveira Lameiras ★★★★★ Lucinda BlackwoodLucinda Blackwood ★★★★★ Cozy, clean, great staff, near beach, park, shops, restaurantsLiviu AnaniaLiviu Anania ★★★★★ richard pondrichard pond ★★★★★ Excellent accommodation and staff.Brandon SchmittBrandon Schmitt ★★★★★ Perfect little motel. Rooms are very clean. Staff was great. Loved the bikes you can borrow and location is awesome. Highly recommend.Laken GilesLaken Giles ★★★★★ 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!!Lucy RubleyLucy Rubley ★★★★★ 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!lisa geigerlisa geiger ★★★★★ 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.Julie ChenowethJulie Chenoweth ★★★★★ Kyan LindoKyan Lindo ★★★★★ Melissa BeasleyMelissa Beasley ★★★★★ The hotel is an absolute gem. I’ve stayed here twice and have enjoyed my stay both times. The staff is friendly, and the breakfast has a wonderful variety!tereza blaketereza blake ★★★★★ John TJohn T ★★★★★ Everything about this hotel is fantastic. What was most appreciated was that they cleaned the room each day. Many hotels have used covid as an excuse to not offer this service. Also the rooms are immaculate, the cleaning staff do a great job and the staff at the front desk go out of their way to accommodate. Great hotel !!!Response from the ownerRon,Thank you for your excellent review! Guests come first with us and we always strive to put the hospitality back into the hospitality business. We will be sure to share your feedback with our team!Sincerely,ChrisMarina Beach Motel Kim WooleryKim Woolery ★★★★★ So adorable! The rooms looked like the had recently been remodeled when we stayed there, and they were really nicely done. The staff was so helpful, and I loved the little extras like the local food at breakfast and the bikes that you could borrow. It was also in a great location - perfect walking distance to basically everything we wanted to do. I would definitely stay there again.Response from the ownerKim,Thank you for the wonderful review! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you again!Sincerely,ChrisMarina Beach Motel Abeer HassanAbeer Hassan ★★★★★ موقعه ممتازالموظفين تعاملهم جيدالسعر مرتفعResponse from the ownerAbeer,Your kind words are greatly appreciated. We hope to see you again in the future!Sincerely,ChrisMarina Beach Motel Cyrille GrinCyrille Grin ★★★★★ Magnifique étape d' une nuit. Service et accueil au top. Petit déjeuner avec beaucoup de choix et produits frais.Kaye PJKaye PJ ★★★★★ This hotel is immaculate. Highly recommended. Enjoyed our stay here.Robin KipsRobin Kips ★★★★★ CSAK EGY SENKICSAK EGY SENKI ★★★★★ John WilliamsJohn Williams ★★★★★ First time staying at this place and it is amazing! Definitely exceeded expectationsPerfect location to restaurants/ bars and beach!The grounds are beautiful and so well maintained!Hunter at the front desk was excellent - so welcoming and full of recommendations to make our trip most enjoyableWe will definitely return 🙂Response from the ownerDear John,Thank you for choosing to stay at the Marina Beach Motel. We are committed to making our guests stay with us a memorable one and we appreciate your feedback. We are proud that our convenient location and front desk contributed to your positive experience. We would love to welcome you back in the nearest future.Kind Regards,Marina Beach Motel Staff Pam BrownPam Brown ★★★★★ The room was clean! The employees were friendly, they allow dogs and their coffee is really good💕 Highly recommended!Response from the ownerDear Pam,Let us thank you for choosing Marina Beach Motel for your stay and we are glad we were able to meet your expectations. We are happy to know that you enjoyed the room, employees and coffee. Our team would like to express our gratitude for your positive comments and we would love to have the chance to welcome you back in the nearest future.With Kind Regards,Marina Beach Motel Staff Gary LarsenGary Larsen ★★★★★ Very efficient, clean place. They have a nice free breakfast and provide complimentary bikes for guests. It is a pet friendly place..Response from the ownerDear Gary,Thank you very much for rating your stay in Marina Beach Motel. Your feedback gives us motivation to keep improving our services and ensuring the highest level of satisfaction for our guests. We are pleased to note that you enjoyed the comforts of our hotel including the place and the breakfast. Once again, thank you for your excellent review and we look forward to welcoming you again soon at Marina Beach Motel.Best Regards,Marina Beach Motel Staff Katrin C.Katrin C. ★★★★★ Das schönste Motel auf unserer USA Reise und endlich einen Parkplatz vor der Tür. Saubere, moderne Zimmer und sehr freundliches Personal. Auch das Frühstück war ausreichend und sehr lecker. 5 verdiente Sterne 🤩Response from the ownerDear A. C.,Thank you for choosing to stay at the Marina Beach Motel. We are committed to making our guests stay with us a memorable one and we appreciate your feedback. Our team is happy to note that you enjoyed the tasty breakfast, friendly staff and comfortable room. We hope to have the chance to welcome you back at Marina Beach Motel in the nearest future.With Kind Regards,Marina Beach Motel Staff js_loader