Motel 6 has been welcoming guests and their pets since 1962.

Eight locations in Santa Barbara County offer clean, remodeled rooms at bargain prices.

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The very first Motel Six opened its doors in 1962 one block from the beach in Santa Barbara, California. Today there are more than 1000 Motel Six locations in the US & Canada.

Unlike most motel chains, pets have always stayed FREE at Motel 6.

Other standard amenities include WiFi access (small fee may apply), free local phone calls, and free cable TV.

Today Motel Six remains among the best budget motel values anywhere.

Motel 6 ~ Santa Barbara ~ Beach #1
The very first Motel 6 is located in Santa Barbara, CA.

Motel 6 ~ Santa Barbara Locations

There are eight Motel 6 locations in Santa Barbara County. All of them are either:

Remodeled Motel 6 Rooms ~ Phoenix
Remodeled with the new Phoenix design
Refreshed Motel 6 Room
Refreshed and refurbished

Motel 6 ~ Santa Barbara ~ Beach #1 (mobile)
443 Corona Del Mar
Santa Barbara, CA 93103
805-564-1392
Remodeled
The best thing about this Motel 6 is its location. It is literally a one-minute walk to the beach.

Motel 6 ~ Santa Barbara ~ Ocean View
Motel 6 #1 with an ocean view

Motel 6 ~ Santa Barbara ~ State Street #2 (mobile)
3505 State Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
805-687-5400
Remodeled
This location is 4 miles from downtown, 10 minutes by car. The best thing about this location is its price. It's a little out-of-the-way, but you won't find a better value in Santa Barbara.

Motel 6 ~ Santa Barbara ~ Goleta #28 (mobile)
5897 Calle Real
Goleta, CA 93117
805-964-3596
Remodeled
This location is the closest one to the Santa Barbara Airport and UCSB. Conveniently located near shopping centers and restaurants. Only 2.5 miles from Goleta Beach State Park.

Motel 6 ~ Santa Barbara ~ Carpinteria North #346 (mobile)
4200 Via Real
Carpinteria, CA 93013
805-684-6921
Refreshed
This Motel 6 is just 2 miles from both the Carpinteria beach the Santa Barbara Polo grounds. It's 10 miles from downtown Santa Barbara.

Motel 6 ~ Santa Barbara ~ Carpinteria South #1353 (mobile)
5550 Carpinteria Avenue
Carpinteria, CA 93013
805-684-8602
Remodeled
This Motel 6 is a great value. It's only a few blocks away from Carpinteria State Beach and cute downtown Carpinteria. Santa Barbara is only 15 miles away. Save $$ by staying here.

Motel 6 ~ Buellton ~ Solvang Area #62 (mobile)
333 McMurray Road
Buellton, CA 93427
805-688-7797
Refreshed
Located right off the Highway 101 at SR 246 exit. Conveniently located in the midst of the Santa Ynez Valley Wine Country.

Motel 6 ~ Lompoc #1365 (mobile)
1521 North H Street
Lompoc, CA 93436
805-735-7631
Refreshed
Located in the heart of the Santa Rita Hills Wine Country. Near Vandenberg AFB.

Motel 6 ~ Santa Maria #675 (mobile)
2040 North Priesker Lane
Santa Maria, CA 93454
805-928-8111
Refreshed
In the heart of the Santa Maria Wine Country. Three miles from Santa Maria Fair Park, home of the Strawberry Festival in April and the Santa Barbara County Fair in July.

"We'll Leave The Light On For You."

In 1986, Tom Bodett became the voice of Motel Six. He is the first and only spokesperson Motel 6 has ever had.

Tom ad libbed "We'll leave the light on for you," in his very first recording session. And the tag line stuck...

...making this ad campaign one of the most successful and longest running in history.

"You get nothing you don't need at Motel Six." Click on the "Play" symbol to hear Tom explain:

Motel Six has become a cultural icon over the years and now enjoys the highest brand recognition of any economy lodging.

A Modern New Look

In 2008, Motel Six introduced the first new interior design in 12 years. The new "Phoenix" design symbolizes the reinvention of Motel Six.

Motel Six has since spent millions of dollars remodeling their rooms with this fresh, new look. Newly remodeled rooms feature:

Motel 6 Phoenix Design
Luggage stows under the pedestal bed. Note the easy-to-clean, recycled wood-look flooring.

New Motel 6 bathroom design
New granite bathroom counter top with raised sink and towel cubby.

Motel 6 Phoenix design
Dual-function entertainment unit includes a 32-inch flat-screen TV, a multi-media port for electronics, a cubby for personal use, and a door-less wardrobe.

Motel 6's new Phoenix settee area
Settee for two with ambient lighting

"Phoenix" is an environmentally friendly design, too.

  • The wood-look flooring is made from recycled materials.
  • Low-flow toilets and aerators in the sinks and showers help conserve water.
  • Fluorescent bulbs and LED lighting conserve electricity.

This sleek design won the 2010 Travel + Leisure Design Award for Best Large Hotel.

Near the coast or in the wine country,
count on Motel 6 ~ Santa Barbara County
for a clean, no-frills place to stay for you and your pet.

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