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Ala Mar by the Sea

102 West Cabrillo Boulevard, Santa Barbara, CA 93101

+1 805 962 9208

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based on 466 reviews


Value for money

Alamar by the Sea Motel is situated in Santa Barbara and is close to local landmarks, including Andalucia Building and Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History Sea Center. It is steps from Stearns Wharf and is near the area's well-known attractions and dining spots. There are a variety of amenities on offer to guests of the motel, such as a sun deck and a concierge. Alamar by the Sea Motel has 22 charming rooms that are accompanied by a range of essential facilities to ensure guests have an enjoyable stay. After settling in to their room, guests can discover the area with use of Santa Barbara Amtrak Station, which is a short stroll from the motel. Brooks Institute, West Beach and Santa Barbara City College are each within walking distance.

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Standard Rooms - Water view


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Double Rooms - River view


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King Rooms - City view


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  • Beachfront
  • Room service
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free parking
  • Wi-Fi available in all areas
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable or satellite TV
  • Internet
  • Pets allowed on request. Charges may apply.
  • Complimentary breakfast

Health and safety

  • Hand sanitizer in guest accommodation and key areas
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Screens or physical barriers placed between staff and guests in appropriate areas
  • Use of cleaning chemicals that are effective against coronavirus
  • Guest accommodation is disinfected between stays
  • Thermometers for guests provided by property
  • All plates, cutlery, glasses and other tableware have been sanitized
  • Delivered food is securely covered
  • Guests can opt-out of accommodation cleaning
  • Contactless check-in/check-out
  • Face masks for guests available
  • Physical distancing in dining areas
  • Staff follow all safety protocols as directed by local authorities
  • Physical distancing rules
  • First-aid kit
  • Process in place to check health of guests

Services and conveniences

  • ATM on-site
  • Ticket service
  • Concierge service
  • Room service
  • 24hr front desk


  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Mobile hotspot device
  • Wi-Fi available in all areas
  • Internet
  • Fan


  • Beachfront
  • Family rooms
  • Fireplace
  • Sea view

Accessibility and suitability

  • Non-smoking rooms available
  • Pets allowed on request. Charges may apply.
  • Increased accessibility


  • Refrigerator
  • Food can be delivered to guest accommodation
  • Microwave

Media and entertainment

  • Cable or satellite TV
  • Flat-screen TV


  • Terrace/Patio
  • Grill

Parking and transportation

  • Free parking


  • Private bathroom


  • Clothes rack


  • Fax/photocopying

Family friendly

  • Complimentary breakfast

Places of interest near Ala Mar by the Sea

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102 West Cabrillo Boulevard, Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Restaurants and Cafés

Eladio's0.1 mi
Finney's Crafthouse & Kitchen - Santa Barbara0.1 mi
Bluewater Grill - Santa Barbara0.1 mi
Goat Tree Restaurant0.2 mi

Traveler Reviews

OkayBased on 466 verified guest reviews

Pros +
  • Good location with cozy rooms. (in 87 reviews)
  • Great location right on beach (in 36 reviews)
  • Loved the Penthouse room! (in 28 reviews)
Cons -
  • The floor was dirty. (in 55 reviews)
  • There was no air conditioning! (in 12 reviews)
  • Shady dealings in parking lot by long term residents. (in 11 reviews)

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Check in anytime after 3:00 PM, check out anytime before 11:00 AM


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Frequently asked questions

  • In Santa Barbara, 2 star hotels have average nightly rates of $251. Ala Mar by the Sea is $41 cheaper than the city average at just $210/night.

  • There are 8.6 mi between Santa Barbara and Ala Mar by the Sea. The drive to and from the airport should be about 25min, depending on traffic. Take into account high traffic times, especially near more metropolitan areas.

  • With parking available at Ala Mar by the Sea, you could always rent a car for as low as $29/day and park it at the hotel. This would give you freedom while visiting Santa Barbara. A very popular option for travelers staying at Ala Mar by the Sea would be to take a taxi or ridesharing service from Santa Barbara directly to the hotel.

  • Pets are allowed at Ala Mar by the Sea.

  • Guests staying at Ala Mar by the Sea are welcomed by hotel staff to order room service directly from the kitchen to their room.

  • At this time, our data shows that there is no on-site pool at Ala Mar by the Sea. However, hotels can make changes that can significantly change the venue. For the most accurate answer, it would be best to call the hotel directly at +1 805 962 9208.

  • Getting to Santa Barbara city center should be easy enough, as it is just 1.0 mi away from Ala Mar by the Sea. In Santa Barbara city center you will find Lobero Theater, along with many other popular sights and things to do.

  • The best contact number for Ala Mar by the Sea is +1 805 962 9208.

  • Yes, Ala Mar by the Sea has Wi-Fi available to hotel guests.

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