Motel 6 Santa Barbara - State Street

3505 State StreetSanta Barbara93105USA
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About Motel 6 Santa Barbara - State Street

Experience Santa Barbara, California, on a budget at Motel 6 Santa Barbara – State Street. It provides unpretentious accommodation with free truck parking about one mile from US Route 101 in the city’s northern suburbs.

Colorful remodeled rooms feature an en suite bathroom with granite countertops, wood-effect floors, flat-screen cable television, air-conditioning, free local calls and paid Wi-Fi. Upgrade rooms add microwaves and fridges. Accessible rooms are available.

Amenities include an outdoor swimming pool and 24-hour reception. Kids can stay free and pets are allowed.

Morning coffee is free at reception, where vending machines are also located. There are many dining options a short walk away.

Motel 6 Santa Barbara – State Street is about ten minutes’ drive from Santa Barbara Zoo, Leadbetter Beach, the Old Mission Santa Barbara and downtown. Stearns Wharf historic pier is about 15 minutes’ drive away while Santa Barbara Airport is about seven miles away.


3505 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA, 93105, USA
Telephone: +1(805)6875400 | Fax: +1(805)5695837 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour reception
  • Beach / Sun umbrellas
  • Deck chairs / Lounge chairs
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Parking garage
  • Pets allowed
  • Washing machine
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Bathroom with bathtub
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Cable TV
  • Central heating
  • Desk
  • Internet
  • Ironing board
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms


  • Accessible parking
  • Wheelchair accessible

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 15:00

Positive Reviews

Located in a pleasant neighborhood

This property was reportedly located in a pleasant neighborhood in the northern suburbs of Santa Barbara. Guests loved having convenience stores and a wide choice of dining options in the vicinity. It also offered straightforward access to beaches, downtown and attractions like the Spanish colonial architecture of the Old Mission Santa Barbara, all about ten minutes' drive away.

Clean and comfy rooms at reasonable rates

Most guests felt the room rates were reasonable for Santa Barbara and that they got decent bang for their buck, although some who paid steeper rates to stay during the busiest periods disagreed. Reviewers were positive about the modernized rooms, although some said they were a bit cramped. The rooms weren't always spotless, but were often described as more than sufficiently clean, well-maintained and comfortable for a shorter stay. Perks like the inviting outdoor pool, pet-friendly policy and free parking were big pluses.

Positive about customer service

Plenty of guests paid tribute to the customer service, often describing staff as attentive, kind, helpful and friendly.

Negative Reviews

Unpopular Wi-Fi charges

Reviewers were disappointed that there were extra charges for Wi-Fi access at this motel. Furthermore, some users said the service wasn't worth paying for as it offered unreliable coverage and poor speeds.

Minor cleanliness and maintenance issues

Critics noted below par cleanliness in some rooms. There were reports of stained bedding, trash leftover from previous occupants or bathrooms that weren't sufficiently cleaned. Interruptions to the supply of hot water and noisy air-conditioning units were among the maintenance issues encountered by some reviewers.

Annoying noises and smells

Irritating cleaning product odors and smoky smells were reported in some parts of the property. Meanwhile, noise from connecting rooms was sometimes audible due to the thin walls, according to some light sleepers.

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index based on 1544 reviews across the web
6.7 /10
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6.7 out of 10 based on 1544 reviews