Ala Mar Motel

102 West Cabrillo BoulevardSanta Barbara93101USA
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About Ala Mar Motel

This low rise two-star motel is a block from shopping and dining at Stearns Wharf while being directly adjacent from the ocean.

All of the guestrooms at the Ala Mar Motel are accessed by exterior corridors. Amenities in every room include free Wi-Fi, ceiling fans, and cable television. Upgraded accommodations have ocean views, a balcony, and a Jacuzzi tub.

This motel has limited onsite parking and a sundeck that overlooks the beach. Concierge services and an ATM are also available for guest convenience. Smoking rooms and pet friendly accommodations are available.

A limited continental breakfast with coffee and pastries is included with stays at the Ala Mar Motel.

Across the street from the motel is the beach with the pier nearby as well. Guests can easily get to the Museum of Natural History, Santa Barbara Zoo, and the University of California at Santa Barbara.


102 West Cabrillo Boulevard, Santa Barbara, CA, 93101, USA
Telephone: +1(805)9629208 | 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

  • Business centre
  • Car park
  • Deck chairs / Sun loungers
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • PC with internet
  • Pets allowed
  • Terrace
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Bathroom with shower
  • Cable TV
  • Central heating
  • Hairdryer
  • Ironing board
  • Satellite TV
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms

Wellness / Spa

  • Whirlpool / Hot tub

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-out: 11:00

Positive Reviews

Location couldn’t be any better.

Great views and an ocean breeze are enjoyed by guests of this motel, which is located across the street from the beach. It is also in a great spot to visit the pier or just get around the Santa Barbara area without the need of a car.

Guestrooms are described as clean and cosy.

Each of the private rooms has plenty of space to stretch out in, according to guest reviews. They are also cleaned thoroughly so everyone is able to be comfortable during their stay.

Rates are reasonable for the area.

Considering the location of this motel, the price for a room is surprisingly budget friendly. It is a good choice for people visiting the area without much money as rates here typically beat area competitors.

Negative Reviews

Property is rundown and tired looking.

This motel doesn’t have the best outward appearance. Outdated decor and furnishings give it a rundown feeling, along with numerous small maintenance issues including broken doorknobs and busted lights.

Service is not that great.

Receiving front desk service can be a challenge as the motel’s office isn’t open at all hours. If a staff member is found during these times, the employees are generally rude and agitated, according to online comments.

Finding a place for vehicles is hard.

Not much parking is available onsite at the motel, and those spaces can be fairly tight. Getting a spot in the area away from the motel is almost impossible as well.

Rating Overview

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5.9 /10
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    6.2 /10
5.9 out of 10 based on 882 reviews