Ala Mar By The Sea Hotel - Santa Barbara

102 West Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara, United States  show map
 2 stars
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Ala Mar By The Sea Hotel - Santa Barbara

Wi-Fi
Parking

On-site parking

Luggage storage
24-hour

24-hour reception

24-hour security

Food/ Drinks

Poolside snack bar

Restaurant

Swim-up bar

Fitness/ Gym

Exercise gym

Swimming pool

Outdoor swimming pool

Spa and relaxation

Massage

Overview

The 2-star Ala Mar By The Sea Motel boasts close proximity to University of California just 14.4 km away.

The city center is about 20 minutes on foot. A college and a museum lie a short distance away.

15 minutes' drive from Municipal airport and 5 minutes' walk to Amtrack Santa Barbara train station.

Rooms

The hotel offers 22 non-smoking rooms appointed with free wireless internet, a phone, an iron with ironing board, cable television and a separate toilet. Some rooms overlook the ocean. They provide bathrooms with a bathtub, complimentary toiletries and a hairdryer.

Eat & Drink

Serving American, Mediterranean and Californian meals, Eladio's at the Harbor View Inn lies in a natural area, just 100 meters from the venue.

Services

Guests are welcome to use free self parking and a cash machine for general purposes and a business centre and a copier for business needs.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Public parking is possible on site for free.

Number of rooms:   22.

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Facilities

General

  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Wi-Fi
  • On-site parking
  • Limited time reception
  • Pets allowed
  • Wheelchair access
  • 24-hour security
  • Currency exchange
  • ATM/Cash machine
  • Exterior corridors
  • Mobile phone network

Sports & Fitness

  • Exercise gym

Services

  • Laundry
  • Medical facilities service

Dining facilities

  • Bed and breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Swim-up bar
  • Poolside snack bar

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Fax/Photocopying

Leisure facilities

  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Sun loungers
  • Garden area
  • Massage

Room facilities

  • Ironing facilities

Bathroom

  • Hair dryer
  • Room toiletries

Media

  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • Free local telephone calls

Policies

CHECK-IN / CHECK-OUT

Check-in from 3 pm FREE
Check-out until 11 am FREE

Children and extra beds

All children
0 - 13 years
Existing bedding FREE
There are no cribs provided in a room. 

Pets

Pets are allowed on request.

How to reach hotel

hotel Ala Mar By The Sea Hotel - Santa Barbara Santa Barbara location
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Hotel Address:

102 West Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara, United States

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City Center
  • Santa Barbara
    4300 ft
Airports
  • Municipal (SBA)
    8.7 mi
  • Cunnamulla (CMA)
    36.7 mi
Train Stations
  • Amtrack Station Santa Barbara
    1400 ft
  • Amtrack Station Santa Barbara
    1400 ft
Restaurants
  • Eladio's at the Harbor View Inn (cuisine: American, Mediterranean, Californian)
    200 ft
  • Eladios (cuisine: American)
    500 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Number of rooms:
    22

Rooms and availability

Ala Mar By The Sea photos Room Hotel information
Queen Room
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Queen-size beds

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    • Non-smoking
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  • Bath or shower
  • Toilet
Ala Mar By The Sea photos Room
Standard King Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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  • General:Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower

Ala Mar By The Sea Location

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What's nearby

Tourist attractions

  • Santa Barbara Harbor and Breakwater700 ft
  • Joe's Cafe2000 ft
  • Martini Madness Lounge2000 ft
  • The James Joyce2300 ft
  • Blue Agave2700 ft

Train stations

Amusement

  • Historic Carousels1700 ft

Historical sites

  • Trussell-Winchester Adobe1700 ft
  • Fernald Mansion1700 ft

Stadiums

  • La Playa Stadium2700 ft

Museums

  • Sea Center400 ft
  • Santa Barbara Carriage Museum1400 ft
  • Community Arts Music Assn1400 ft
  • Old Spanish Days Carriage Museum1400 ft
  • Arts Fund2000 ft
  • Art From Scrap3700 ft
  • Santa Barbara Historical Museum4300 ft

Parks

  • Santa Barbara Parks and Rec Dept4000 ft
  • EL Presidio de Santa Barbara State Park4300 ft

Halls

  • Veterans Memorial Building400 ft

Universities, Institutes

  • Santa Barbara City College2300 ft
  • Santa Barbara Community Clg3700 ft
  • Institute For Holistic Studies4300 ft

Oceanfront Areas

Local attractions

  • Ty Warner Sea Center5000 ft
    211 Stearns Wharf, Santa Barbara
  • Santa Barbara Museum of Art1.1 mi
    1130 State Street, Santa Barbara
  • Karpeles Manuscript Library1.2 mi
    21 West Anapamu Street, Santa Barbara
  • Santa Barbara County Courthouse1.1 mi
    1100 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara
  • Shoreline Park1.1 mi
    Shoreline Drive and La Marina Drive, Santa Barbara

Near the hotel

  • Stearns Wharf300 ft
    Cabrillo Boulevard, Santa Barbara
  • Carriage & Western Art Museum2300 ft
    129 Castillo St., Santa Barbara
  • Santa Barbara Maritime Museum2700 ft
    113 Harbor Way, Ste. 190, Santa Barbara
  • Santa Barbara Historical Museum4400 ft
    136 East De la Guerra Street, Santa Barbara
  • Reagan Ranch Center1400 ft
    217 State Street, Santa Barbara
  • Chase Palm Park2600 ft
    323 E Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara
  • Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum3800 ft
    653 Paseo Nuevo, Upper Arts Terrace, Santa Barbara

Restaurants nearby

  • Eladio's at the Harbor View Inn200 ft

    Address: 28 W. Cabrillo Blvd.

    74% likes this, based on 19 reviews
    Cuisine: American, Mediterranean, Californian

  • Sambo's Restaurant700 ft

    Address: 216 W Cabrillo Blvd
    Phone: 805-965-3269

    62% likes this, based on 265 reviews
    Cuisine: American
    Price Range: USD 6 - USD 15

  • Rusty's Pizza Parlor900 ft

    Address: 15 E Cabrillo Blvd
    Phone: (805) 564-1111

    55% likes this, based on 76 reviews

  • Eladios500 ft

    Address: 1 State St
    Phone: +1 805-963-4466

    73% likes this, based on 106 reviews
    Cuisine: American
    Price Range: USD 22 - USD 52

  • Scarlett Begonia600 ft

    Address: 11 West Victoria Street #10
    Phone: (805) 770-2143

    79% likes this, based on 80 reviews
    Cuisine: American
    Price Range: USD 32 - USD 32

Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Number of rooms:
    22

Ala Mar By The Sea Reviews

Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Ala Mar By The Sea

Average guest rating

6.0out of 10
Good
Based on 57 reviews

Guest reviews

  • Older travelers
    7.0

    Has character, beautiful location across the street from beach, boat landing/marina, pier and restaurants, and not far from State Street shopping/restaurants. Friendly staff.

    A bit worn and frayed, noisy, small room, and facility/services may not warrant room rate, but it is an interesting old place, and it is all about location, location, location.

  • Couple
    4.2

    The breakfast.

    The bed was old and the bathroom was very small.

  • Older travelers
    8.8

    beautiful view, excellent location.

    only problem room was not ready until 4 pm.

  • Single
    8.2

    I enjoyed my stay, love that the beach was just across the street. The clerk in the morning, Ronnie, was very friendly. I enjoyed converstation with him.

  • Older travelers
    5.0

    Location

    The room was dark and smelled of smoke, but was reasonably clean

  • Older travelers
    5.0

    One male receptionist was particularly helpful and competent

    Buildings in a bad state. Several doors had been forced open and was still unrepaired jeopardising security as it was quite easy to pry them open again.

  • Older travelers
    5.4

    There was little to like. Location was the only thing.

    First, the room was very small. And, it had two shower/tubs, one a jacuzzi style. It was very noisy. There was a weird mechanical banging sound coming from God knows where. We had to put the floor fan on for white noise to drown out the other noises. There was no mirror in the bathroom. When we asked the desk clerk about it he said that someone broke it but offered no reason for it not being replaced. All in all, a forgettable experience.

  • Older travelers
    5.0

    Great location by the beach, helpful and friendly staff.

    This hotel is pretty tired and in need of some basic maintenance - things like bedside lamps and power points not working. Breakfast was included, but it was pretty basic and there's no breakfast room, so you take it back to your room. Given the price, not great value for money.

  • Older travelers
    5.4

    Fabulous location - right opposite the beach and just minutes walk to the wharf.

    Our room looked absolutely nothing like the pictures online. It seemed as if it had been partly refurbished - electric fireplace, TV and floor tiles were good, as was the little courtyard, but there was no closet (not even a coathanger), no luggage rack, no iron and no clock in the room. We asked for a hairdryer and were given a brand new one. The bed was old and creaked badly. I was so pleased we'd only booked for one night!

  • Single
    5.8

    The hotel is right on Cabrillo at west beach with a view of Stearns Wharf and harbor. Armando at the front desk was very cool and nice and helpful. Ala Mar is close to State Street restaurants and shopping. It has an old California beach hotel charm that's cool.

    This is California beach funky. The least expensive beach front hotel in SB I think. Phone didn't work. The place old funky and outdated. The closet was large but only had five hangers that worked. It's sort of a bohemian retreat, can hear everything in surrounding rooms. Breakfast is catering truck plastic wrapped pastries, a waffle maker, coffee, oj. I will pay a little bit more and try one of the surrounding properties next time.

  • Single
    9.2

    Ala Mar has a perfect location for visiting Santa,Barbara,is low key and old fashioned.The room was clean,albeit a bit shabby,but comfortable and clean.

  • Family with children
    3.8

    Well localized but....be aware of the negative aspects (below)..

    The building is old ,looks almost like if it was abandoned by the owners.After following excelent suggestions of "Booked.net" in Carmel and San Francisco this one is much bellow the standards in all aspects-except for its convenient location.

  • Older travelers
    3.8

    If you're looking for a clean room, I strongly suggest to skip for this offer and you will find much better condition with same money. The room was so dirty, such as bed sheet and bathroom was horrible,too dark...I don't want to come back Never Again in this Trash Motel!!!

  • Couple
    8.2

    the hotel staff was very friendly and helpful. very close to wharf and shopping all walking distance. very clean hotel.

  • Older travelers
    5.8

    comfortable bed, location, staff

    poor breakfast selection, inedible food , front door not a tight fit, noisy neighbors, no shelves or hangers for clothes, shower door did not close properly

How to reach hotel

hotel Ala Mar By The Sea Hotel - Santa Barbara Santa Barbara location
Show big map »

Hotel Address:

102 West Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara, United States

Get directions
City Center
  • Santa Barbara
    4300 ft
Airports
  • Municipal (SBA)
    8.7 mi
  • Cunnamulla (CMA)
    36.7 mi
Train Stations
  • Amtrack Station Santa Barbara
    1400 ft
  • Amtrack Station Santa Barbara
    1400 ft
Restaurants
  • Eladio's at the Harbor View Inn (cuisine: American, Mediterranean, Californian)
    200 ft
  • Eladios (cuisine: American)
    500 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Number of rooms:
    22