8 Reasons to Stay at Marina Beach Motel

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Marina Beach Motel is a favorite place to stay in Santa Barbara for a number of reasons. From our friendly staff to our affordability, we are a Santa Barbara treasure. As if you needed any more, here are our top 8 reasons for why you should stay with us at Marina Beach Motel during your […]

Why You Should Travel with Your Dog

Vacations are supposed to be fun and relaxing, but they’re less so when you have to leave your dog at home. And doesn’t Fido deserve a little break, too? If you’re on the fence, here are some reasons why you should take your dog on vacation with you to Santa Barbara. It’s cheaper Paying to keep […]

5 Health Benefits of Santa Barbara Sunshine

Need another reason to visit Santa Barbara? (Yeah, right!) Well, believe it or not, one of the best reasons to visit Marina Beach Motel is to spend a little time in the sun! If our palm trees, exquisite restaurants and endless miles of beach can’t convince you to stay with us, then the 360 (or so) days […]

Dog Friendly Places in Santa Barbara

If you’re traveling with your dog, it can be difficult to find things to do and places to go, but we’re here to help! Marina Beach Motel is pet friendly with affordable rates to make your vacation (and your pet’s) stress-free! We even put together this list of dog friendly places in Santa Barbara in […]

The Most Romantic Places in Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara is bathed in beauty. The cool, ocean breeze tempers the warm, sunswept vineyards, effortlessly crafting the romance of the American Riviera. With over 100 miles of pristine water sparkling in a stream of endless sunlight, Santa Barbara provides the ideal backdrop for a romantic escape. Whether you’re planning a proposal or enamored with […]

The Stranger Side of Santa Barbara

Tourist attractions have always been… well, touristy. Although walking down the pier in the sun and cramming a hot dog in your mouth can be entertaining, there’s a stranger side of Santa Barbara that is frequently neglected by most of our visitors. At Marina Beach Motel, we believe that the city of Santa Barbara is […]

Sipping on Santa Barbara County Wines

Every year, thousands of people flock to Santa Barbara County to taste some of the area’s most prized vintages. Although there are a variety of conflicting opinions on the reason that Santa Barbara County is able to produce such robust, delicious wines, there is one thing that is agreed upon: Santa Barbara County is the […]

Rediscovering the Diversity of Santa Barbara Island

Tucked beneath layers of buckwheat, chickory, and coreopsis blossoms, Santa Barbara Island appears to bob atop the ocean swells, a dot of land amidst a sea of blue. Although it is the smallest of the California Channel Islands, measuring only 639 acres, it boasts a stunning collection of diverse wildlife and a rich, cultural history. […]

Stearns Wharf: The Unlucky Landlubber

One of the most popular tourist destinations in Santa Barbara, Stearns Wharf serves as a habitat for both humans and animals alike. Harbor seals glide underneath the protective cover of the water’s surface while humans trot along above, weaving their way through the small shops and locally sourced restaurants. Built in 1872, this Santa Barbara […]