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.
There are eight Motel 6 locations in Santa Barbara County. All of them are either:
Motel 6 ~ Santa Barbara ~ Beach #1
443 Corona Del Mar
Santa Barbara, CA 93103 (map it)
The best thing about this Motel 6 is its location.
It is literally a one-minute walk to the beach.
Motel 6 ~ Santa Barbara ~ State Street #2
3505 State Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93105 (map it)
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
5897 Calle Real
Goleta, CA 93117 (map it)
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
4200 Via Real
Carpinteria, CA 93013 (map it)
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
5550 Carpinteria Avenue
Carpinteria, CA 93013 (map it)
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
333 McMurray Road
Buellton, CA 93427 (map it)
Located right off the Highway 101 at SR 246 exit. Conveniently located in the midst of the Santa Ynez Valley Wine Country.
Motel 6 ~ Santa Maria #675
2040 North Priesker Lane
Santa Maria, CA 93454 (map it)
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.
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 lights 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.
Over the last five years, Motel Six has spent millions remodeling their rooms with a fresh, new look.
In 2008, Motel Six introduced the first new prototype in 12 years. The new Phoenix design symbolizes the reinvention of Motel Six.
Newly remodeled rooms feature:
Phoenix is an environmentally friendly design, too.
The sleek new design recently 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.