$115 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Jul 20, 2014 Check-out: Jul 21, 2014

Motel 6 Santa Barbara - Goleta

1 star
5897 Calle Real, US 101 at Fairview Avenue, Goleta, CA 93117
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.0
out of 5
103 reviews
Pleasantly Surprised

Our stay was nice and boring. Quick, friendly check-in after a long drive. Our room was much nicer... See full review

  • wondrw0mn
  • Dec 16, 2013
Nice Stay

nice, friendly, clean and very friendly....close to pacific coast highway with great view See full review

  • maryirais
  • Jul 14, 2013
Motel 6 Santa Barbara - Goleta is located within walking distance area dining. Visit Ellwood Butterfly Preserve 2 miles or Goleta Beach just 3 miles. Enjoy our modern rooms and outdoor pool. Wi-Fi is available in all guest rooms for a fee.

Motel 6 Santa Barbara - Goleta Rooms

Premier
Modern Room 1 Queen Bed

Amenities

  • Outdoor pool
General
Air conditioned
Pet friendly
Free local telephone calls
Activities
Outdoor pool
Dining
Restaurant
Services
24 hour front desk
Maid service
Security
Wake-up service
Copy service
Parking
Parking
Accessibility
Accessible facilities
Accessible rooms
Accessible parking
Room
Television with cable
Heated guest rooms
Temperature control
Electronic door locks
Sprinklers in rooms

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Hotel Map

34.4408 -119.828
Nearby airports
Santa Barbara Municipal Airport, (SBA), 1.20, MI, NE; Santa Maria Public Airport, (SMX), 47.40, MI, SE;
Area description
Airport

Dining

Los Tarascos Mexican Restaurant
Next door
Zodos
Next Door
Giovannis Pizza
Across Street
Fortune Garden
Adjacent
Outback Steakhouse
1 Block
Sushi Teri
1 Block
China City
2 Blocks
Luigis Pizza/Pasta
2 Blocks
Pick Up Sticks
2 Blocks

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
03:00 PM
Check-out:
12:00 PM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use. All information has been provided by this hotel and not by Orbitz

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Guest Reviews (103)

Ratings and reviews for Motel 6 Santa Barbara - Goleta

Overall score

3 / 5
5.01.0
103 out of 103
Amenities:
2.9
Room cleanliness:
3.5
Hotel staff:
3.7
Room comfort:
3
Location:
3.7
Value:
3.2

68% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Motel 6 Santa Barbara - Goleta

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Gandalf36
Minneapolis
Mar 20, 2014

A good place for a not so good standard

This hotel is good for its price. There is a foul smell. If you are a nose person, take great caution. Bring a scent diffuser with you or any other popular brand of air freshener. Better be organic. Remember health always comes first. haha. I am happy. Haha.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
2
Location:
2
Value:
5
Review of Motel 6 Santa Barbara - Goleta

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Fits72
Sacramento, ca
Jan 2, 2014

Nice w a dilemma

The room we booked appeared clean and modern, however, 2 hours into our stay, a strong odor appeared. Apparently, there was a drainage failure with the sewage pipe. Our tub was filled halfway up with water from the pipe underneath while the toilet didn't flush. Room stank for a good length of time. The manager on site stated that all of their rooms were booked but a plumber was coming. He later managed to get us a room, although it didn't appear as clean. It's as if a staff member stayed there and they quickly reorganized the room for us. Floor was dusty and dirty while the sheets/blanket had hair and stain. Aside from the inconvenience of the evening, location of hotel was fantastic and manager was extremely apologetic and compensated us.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
2
Entertainment tip: Short drive from hotel

Goleta Pier is a great fishing spot. Short drive from hotel.

Review of Motel 6 Santa Barbara - Goleta

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
wondrw0mn
Redwood City
Dec 16, 2013

Pleasantly Surprised

Our stay was nice and boring. Quick, friendly check-in after a long drive. Our room was much nicer than I'm used to at most Motel 6. We were lucky enough to get a quiet room away from the freeway, so I'm not sure what other areas of the motel are like. Pretty standard amenities, laundry, vending, etc. If you just need a simple place to sleep, this worked well for our 2-day stay.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
3
Review of Motel 6 Santa Barbara - Goleta

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Slender gal
Goleta
Sep 26, 2013

Centrally located

I live a half block from hotel and I booked room for my boyfriend and me for two nights. Room was clean, smallish. Sink had a crack in it. Staff courteous, helpful. Brought extra pillows and wifi code to our room. This is a pet friendly hotel but no carpet in our room so no pet odors. One star. Has a pool, coffee in the morning.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
2
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Nikka fish restaurant excellent. Chocolate gallery. One block away.

Review of Motel 6 Santa Barbara - Goleta

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Bob's Wife
SLO
Aug 27, 2013

Travel for Doctor Appointment

This hotel tried to raise the price when we arrived (there were two of us booked at the one person rate). Because I had my booking slip, they could not, but the booking staff were very rude after that. The beds were very hard, sodas and candy in machine were expensive, and counter person was rude to my husband when he requested a wake-up call. Goleta itself, the people everywhere else were very friendly. Would not stay in this hotel again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
1
Room comfort:
1
Location:
3
Value:
1
Money-saving tip: Not Applicable

Make sure to save your booking slip whenever you book on-line. Because we did, the hotel had to give us two beds at the one-bed price, and could not raise the price on us because there were two people in the room.

Review of Motel 6 Santa Barbara - Goleta

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
MagzH
Glendale, CA
Aug 11, 2013

comfortable

Motel was conveniently located for reason I was in the area.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
4
Review of Motel 6 Santa Barbara - Goleta

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
blond in the bleachers
SF Bay Area
Jul 30, 2013

Basic; good value for the location

I give this motel five stars for value in the Santa Barbara area; also because there are two good grocery stores including a Trader Joe's, AND an Outback Steakhouse within three blocks' walk, and because the staff are unfailingly helpful and pleasant. I've stayed here many times for business and pleasure in the Santa Barbara region, and only once had a bad experience, that being some drugged-up neighbors who talked loudly until about 3:30am -- there is minimal noise proofing between first and second floor. It was a situation where I neither wanted to confront them nor ask the staff to do so, for fear of retaliation. I suppose this could have happened anywhere. Otherwise, my stays here have always been clean, efficient, and pleasant. I like the staff a lot and I travel with my own shampoo :)

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
5
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Outback Steakhouse

Review of Motel 6 Santa Barbara - Goleta

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
rayneman22
Fontana
Jul 15, 2013

It will do in a pinch

When I pay $168.00 for a room I would say it would be nice to have a box of tissue in the room ....I mean really!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
2
Location:
2
Value:
1
Review of Motel 6 Santa Barbara - Goleta

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
maryirais
Business
Riverside, Ca
Jul 14, 2013

Nice Stay

nice, friendly, clean and very friendly....close to pacific coast highway with great view

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Time-saving tip: Not Applicable

Nice hotel near the beach

Review of Motel 6 Santa Barbara - Goleta

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Yannas mama
Fresno
Apr 22, 2013

a place to sleep

So have looking for numerous rooms Motel 6 in Goleta was the cheapest (but yet still expensive for a motel 6 $100 a night) We were travelling with two children when we got to the room we didn't think it was so bad. abd we didn't plan on staying in the room more than just sleeping there. Immediately I had to remove the top cover bcuz it was dirty and the floor needed a good cleaning. We just kept our flip flops on. Wish we could've gotten more towels. All we got were 3 towels, 1 wash cloth, and a hand towel for a family of 4. I was a lil bias cuz it was Motel 6, it served it's purpose and our kids had a nice trip.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
3
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

backyard bowls is an awesome healthy breakfast choice. fresh fruit over fast food

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