How to Workout in the Sand

If you like to take your workouts outdoors, The Golden State provides a welcomed retreat from Fall’s cooler temperatures. Fortunately, some of the most beneficial exercises can be done amidst the sun and the sand. Here are our recommendations!

Haunted Locations Around Santa Barbara

When October rolls around, our affinity for the dark, the terrifying and the haunted surfaces. If you’re looking for a thrill or you’re itching for an event sure to send chills up your spine, we have a few ideas. Here are three haunted venues in the Santa Barbara area. Don’t embark alone!

Where to Bike in Santa Barbara

We’re happy to offer guests with the convenience of a complimentary bicycle. Not only is this amenity a favorite, it’s a wonderful way to explore the Santa Barbara scenery. But when you give a visitor a bike…they’re going to want some direction. So, let’s get rolling!

All Things Pumpkin Spice Around Santa Barbara

It’s true Californians are spared the frigid temperatures come Fall, but we assure you we get a taste of October. Don’t believe us? Then how do you explain our profound affinity for all things pumpkin spice? Below are a few of our local hot spots. We encourage you to tickle your taste buds with these […]

Have Fun At the Lemon Festival in Goleta

This weekend, life is going to give you lemons. Well, it will if you’re staying in Santa Barbara. Why? Because September 29th and 30th marks the 27th Annual California Lemon Festival in Goleta. That’s only 15 minutes away from Marina Beach Motel!

Building the Perfect Sandcastle

If you have a young family in tow then the likelihood of relaxing on the beach is slim. Luckily, this local Santa Barbara destination affords visitors with a variety of options be it in or out of the water. Our personal favorite pastime? Building sandcastles, of course!

Explore Marine Life at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History’s Sea Center

It’s hard not to be taken by the sea; being in Santa Barbara, we’re constantly admiring the shore and the ocean’s vast waters. We encourage our visitors to explore the coast as well, even providing complimentary bikes to help you navigate with ease. But when you have a small sea lover, a child captivated by […]

Where to Get Your Coffee in Santa Barbara

From sun up to sun down, we want you to immerse yourself in all that Santa Barbara has to offer. So, to make sure you’re taking in all the sights with eyes wide open, we’ve listed a few of our favorite coffee shops!

The Benefits of our Complimentary Bikes

Nestled beside our patio, not far from the inviting front porch swing, is a guest favorite. It’s an amenity that exhilarates newcomers and enthuses our regulars. It can power a vivacious spirit or soothe a weary mind. It navigates with ease and parks without stress. It allows you to explore by cement or by sand. […]

Your Babymoon in Santa Barbara

Preparing for a little one is overwhelming. You’re bogged down by a checklist a mile long and, often, emotions a mile wide. You have nine months – maybe, less – but take just a few days to thank your soul and your body for the hard work it’s, no doubt, putting in. Grant yourself one […]