Ala Mar By The Sea - Santa Barbara

102 West Cabrillo, Santa Barbara, CA, United Statesshow map
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Overview

The 2-star Ala Mar By The Sea Hotel provides a budget accommodation to stay in Santa Barbara.

Major Santa Barbara sights, such as Santa Barbara County Courthouse and Santa Barbara Zoo are located nearby. The property boasts location within 2 km from Santa Barbara city center.

This hotel is placed in West Beach district, known for a museum and a college.

Ala Mar By The Sea Hotel is set a 20-minute drive from Municipal airport.

Rooms

The hotel offers 22 non-smoking rooms appointed with climate control, Wi-Fi, coffee/tea makers, IDD telephone and direct dial telephone. Rooms come with the ocean view. They feature bathrooms with a bathtub, a hairdryer and complimentary toiletries.

Eat & Drink

Offering American, Mediterranean and Californian meals, Eladio's at the Harbor View Inn lies in a business area, 100 meters from the property.

Services

Guests can rent cars to discover the area.

Relax

The beach facilities include sunbeds, sun loungers and umbrellas.

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
Wi-Fi
Parking

On-site car park

Luggage storage
24-hour services

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

Spa centre

Sports & Fitness

  • Exercise gym

Services

  • Car rental
  • Laundry
  • Medical facilities service
  • Bell staff/Porter

Dining

  • Breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Swim-up bar
  • Poolside snack bar
  • Free breakfast

Business

  • Business centre
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children

  • Babysitting/Child services
  • Children's pool
  • Kids club

Spa & Leisure

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

Media

  • Television
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Check-infrom 3 pmFREECheck-outuntil 11 amFREE
Children & extra bedsAll children0 - 13 yearsExisting beddingFREEExtra bedChildren above
13 years or adults
Extra bed
There are no cots provided in a room. 
PetsPets are allowed on request.
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Location
  • Nearby
  • Restaurants
  • City landmarks
Santa Barbara Harbor and BreakwaterSanta Barbara Harbor and Breakwater700 ft
Historic CarouselsHistoric Carousels1700 ft
Fernald MansionFernald Mansion1700 ft
Trussell-Winchester AdobeTrussell-Winchester Adobe1700 ft
Sea CenterSea Center400 ft
Community Arts Music AssnCommunity Arts Music Assn1400 ft
Santa Barbara Carriage MuseumSanta Barbara Carriage Museum1400 ft
Arts FundArts Fund2000 ft
Veterans Memorial BuildingVeterans Memorial Building400 ft
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Eladio's at the Harbor View InnEladio's at the Harbor View Inn300 ft28 W. Cabrillo Blvd.
Sambo's RestaurantSambo's Restaurant700 ft216 W Cabrillo Blvd
EladiosEladios500 ft1 State St
Scarlett BegoniaScarlett Begonia600 ft11 West Victoria Street #10
Rusty's Pizza ParlorRusty's Pizza Parlor900 ft15 E Cabrillo Blvd
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Art From ScrapArt From Scrap3700 ft
Santa Barbara Performing ArtsSanta Barbara Performing Arts4300 ft
Karpeles Manuscript LibraryKarpeles Manuscript Library1.1 mi
Santa Barbara Museum of ArtSanta Barbara Museum of Art1.1 mi
Santa Barbara Recreation DivSanta Barbara Recreation Div5000 ft
Rocky Nook ParkRocky Nook Park1.9 mi
Fraternal Order of EaglesFraternal Order of Eagles4600 ft
Santa Barbara College of LawSanta Barbara College of Law1.2 mi
Santa Barbara Clg-Oriental MedSanta Barbara Clg-Oriental Med1.8 mi
Santa Barbara Botanic Garden Santa Barbara Botanic Garden 3.3 mi1212 Mission Canyon Rd
Casa del HerreroCasa del Herrero3.5 mi Santa Barbara, CA
State StreetState Street4.0 miState Street, Santa Barbara
Lake Cachuma Lake Cachuma 4.5 miHC 59 - Highway 154
South Coast Railroad Museum South Coast Railroad Museum 9.5 mi300 N Los Carneros Rd
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Getting around
Airports
Municipal (SBA)8.7 mi
Ventura (OXR)31.2 mi
Train
Amtrack Station Santa Barbara 1400 ft
Amtrack Station Santa Barbara1400 ft
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Reviews
6.0
GoodBased on  57  reviews
  • 7.0
    Very good

    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.

  • 4.2
    Guest rating

    The breakfast.

    The bed was old and the bathroom was very small.

  • 8.8
    Superb

    beautiful view, excellent location.

    only problem room was not ready until 4 pm.

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    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.

  • 5.0
    Guest rating

    Location

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

  • 5.0
    Guest rating

    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.

  • 5.4
    Guest rating

    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.

  • 5.0
    Guest rating

    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.

  • 5.4
    Guest rating

    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!

  • 5.8
    Guest rating

    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.

  • 9.2
    Superb

    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.

  • 3.8
    Guest rating

    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.

  • 3.8
    Guest rating

    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!!!

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

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

  • 5.8
    Guest rating

    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

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Highlights
6
GoodBased on  57 reviews
Good to know
Check-infrom 3 pmFREECheck-outuntil 11 amFREE
Children & extra bedsAll children0 - 13 yearsExisting beddingFREEExtra bedChildren above
13 years or adults
Extra bed
There are no cots provided in a room. 
PetsPets are allowed on request.
Cancellation
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Getting around
Airports
Municipal (SBA)8.7 mi
Ventura (OXR)31.2 mi
Train
Amtrack Station Santa Barbara 1400 ft
Amtrack Station Santa Barbara1400 ft
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