Motel 6 Santa Barbara - Carpinteria South is conveniently located off of US 101. La Conchita Beach only 4 miles or the Santa Barbara Zoo 10 miles. Enjoy our modern rooms and outdoor pool. Wi-Fi is available in all guest rooms for a fee.
Pros: I have had to stay for an extended period of time. I am a newly discharged (honorably) army vet with ptsd alongside many other issues. The staff has been so amazing both to me in general, and understanding the challenges I may face. While being apart from my family, the staff and facility has provided me with a temporary place of solice.
$115 for a $20 roomPros: It was quite. Cons: It was way overpriced.
6am 7 am 8 amPros: Phil is a very nice man. Cons: 6am Sunday morning , the room door is opened by someone violently and the dead bolt stopped them. As I bound out of bed to proctect my wife I am transformed into a lion protecting its lady against a Trump son with a rifle trying to cut my tail off. I fling the door open with a rage looking for someone to fight. No one there. Fall back asleep, 7 am.. phone rings RING/RIiiIiinG. I pick up the phone. No one there. !!! 8 am, the maid enters to clean the room, boom, dead bolt saves the day again. We are tired.
I check out and let the desk man know what happened. He was nice and promised to have management call me. I am still waiting for the call. I feel like we are just throw away items like so many trump supporters grabbed in the puśśy.
We won't be staying there again.
Phil was very nice though.
Smoking/Non-smoking reservationCons: We booked a room through Booking.com via KAYAK . There was no opportunity on the site to specify a non-smoking room. It never occurred to me while I was making the reservation that I would need to specify.
The clerk said we should have reserved through the Motel 6 site. As they were full except for one non-smoking room, we had to choose whether to stay in a tobacco permeated room or cancel our reservation & find another place to stay.
The clerk let us into the room to help us decide if we could tolerate it. When we decided we had to find another hotel, they cancelled our reservation without any problems.
This is not a critique of Motel 6. I am very disappointed that Booking.com and/or KAYAK didn't allow me to choose a non-smoking room in advance or at least redirect me to the Motel 6 reservation site where I could have selected a non-smoking room.
Pros: I was impressed by the updated design in the interior. Fun! All the basic amenities were there, with a pool to boot. This is an outstanding value.Cons: There was quite a bit of noise leakage from the walkway outside our door. The room key had to be reset a few times. The coffee came in styrofoam cups (but hey, it was free!)
The most expensive dive I've ever stayed in. Pros: The location was decent, on the main setup and near the beaches.Cons: Broken ice makers, hot stuffy rooms, beds were as hard as a rock. Rooms were attempted to be updated, Ikea style- but much was broken and flimsy. Bare bones, for $100+/nt. I expect more.