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Marina Beach Motel

Marina Beach Motel welcomes pets of any size for an additional fee of $20 per pet, per night. Both dogs and cats are allowed, but pets may not be left unattended in rooms. There is a center courtyard where you can walk your dog, as long as you stay away from the flowers.
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Room Types
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    • 1 king bed
    • Up to 2 people
    • 1 king bed
    • Up to 2 people
    • 2 queen beds
    • Up to 4 people
    • 2 queen beds, 1 sofa bed
    • Up to 5 people
    • 2 queen beds, 1 sofa bed
    • Up to 6 people
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Established in 1976, Marina Beach Motel is located in the heart of Santa Barbara’s harbor, wharf, and beach district. Just a half block from the beach, Marina Beach Motel is the ideal spot for couples, families and the occasional lone traveler to immerse themselves in the beauty and leisure of Santa Barbara.

Health & Safety

Safe Stay: Marina Beach Motel has enhanced cleaning and safety measures in place. Masks and hand sanitizer are provided to guests, and rooms are disinfected between each stay and sealed after cleaning. Social distancing measures are in place, as well as physical barriers between staff and guests. Contactless check-in and check-out are available.


  • Television
  • Pet Friendly
  • Internet Available
  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchen / Kitchenette
  • Air Conditioning
  • Free Breakfast
  • Parking Available
  • Free Parking
  • Outdoor Grills


BringFido Guest Rating

Marina Beach Motel has received a rating of 4.6 out of 5 bones by 14 canine critics on BringFido.

  • Charles
    Apr. 6, 2021
    Great Value

    Room was clean and comfortable. The location is great on a quiet street, close to the beach, restaurants, and a nice park.

  • Ravi
    Feb. 19, 2021

    We love staying here: half a block from the beach, comfortable rooms, simple but good breakfast, and the staff are very friendly. Plus during Covid that each room has a separate entrance and heat/air is a unit in each room (no central air system). Only suggestion: please get better coffee. Thanks. We’ll be back

  • Donna
    Nov. 18, 2020
    Great Location,

    We were very happy with our stay. Our room was very small, but okay for just one night. There was a refrigerator, but a microwave would have been nice to warm up carry-out food. Our dog was happy with the grass dog area. It is a short block to the ocean and a short walk to the wine tasting houses and restaurants in the funk zone. I would have liked to stay longer! Yes, we had to sign a form acknowledging that our dog would be crated and stay off the furniture, but who are we kidding? Our 10lb dog slept on her blanket on the chair, there was no room for a crate! Yes, there is a sign to keep dogs off the courtyard grass, that's a people area, you don't want it full of poop! Keep your dog quiet, clean up after your dog, and you'll enjoy this place.

  • Leslie
    Aug. 29, 2020
    motel for a reason...

    Well, I had high hopes considering the reviews. Alas... this was NOT a dog friendly spot. The moment we arrived I saw “no dogs on grass” signs, and the when I checked in I had to sign a policy agreeing that when the dogs were in the room they we NOT allowed on the furniture and had to be crated. WTH???

    Our small room which was advertised as a King Bed... was not. It was smaller than a CA king (which we own) the sheets did y even cover the 2 of us. Pillows were as hard as rocks and the bed was super springy. I still have a backache 2 days later.

    We were on a rod trip for 2+ weeks and decided to take 1 extra night in Santa Barbara. The room size could barely fit our 2 pieces of luggage and 2 small puppies. VERY Claustrophobic

  • Jamie
    Jul. 22, 2020
    Great Motel and Location

    We stayed here two nights and had a great experience. There were a lot of grassy areas around the motel to walk our dog. We rented their free bikes and rode them down the beach. The rooms are clean and hospitality is great. The location is perfect as it’s walking distance to the beach and restaurants.

  • Kira
    Jun. 15, 2020
    Great MOTEL

    I love this place!! the staff is super friendly and love the location. we walked to the beach and to the PIer. so much is in walking distance. They even offer free Bikes to ride and their continental breakfast is not bad. There are so many great hotels in Santa Barbara but I would definitely return to this one.

  • Abbie
    May. 22, 2020
    I love this place...

    The location couldn't be better. Perfect for dog walking. The rooms are clean and beautiful. I have stayed there twice now. It's now my go-to place for a much needed escape from the desert!

  • Kam
    Mar. 22, 2020
    Great location. Very clean and welcoming!

  • Sabine
    Jan. 10, 2020
    Charming motel in great location

    We stayed for one night with our large dog. Management was very welcoming to all of us and even offered dog treats. The room was meticulously clean and tastefully decorated with useful amenities, including bedside USB outlets. WiFi signal was good in the room. The location was great, within a block of the beach. The continental breakfast buffet was excellent for motel standards. There was ample green space to walk the dog nearby.

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