Motel 6: a Popular Budget Chain
Motel 6 is a North American chain of budget motels founded in Santa Barbara in 1962. It's now one of the US's most familiar motel chains with over a thousand places to stay across the United States and Canada, including several in downtown Santa Barbara, the outlying beach suburbs and the Santa Ynez Valley.
Stay with Motel 6 in Santa Barbara
Since its launch more than half a century ago, Motel 6 has earned a reputation for offering basic, good value accommodation in prime city, beach and roadside locations. The pet-friendly rooms are bright, comfortable and equipped with WiFi, cable TV and in-room coffeemaking facilities.
Much of Motel 6 accommodation, including in Santa Barbara and Santa Barbara County, also has swimming pools and laundry services, and children aged 17 and under stay free.
Stay near Santa Barbara's Museums
Choose a Motel 6 in downtown Santa Barbara and you'll be within walking distance of many of the city's museums. North up State Street, you can visit the missionary museum and Chumash art gallery in the iconic Mission Santa Barbara. While you're there, pop into the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History and catch a show at the Goodwin Planetarium.
If you stay in a Motel 6 near East Beach, you'll be moments from the boarders and bladers in Skater's Point in the oceanfront Chase Palm Park, and also the Masai giraffes and African lions in Santa Barbara Zoo, one of the best small zoo's in the country.
Budget Motels in Santa Barbara Wine Country
Santa Barbara County and particularly the Santa Ynez Valley, some 30 miles northwest of downtown, is renowned for its wines. Book a room in a Motel 6 in Buellton, and you'll be in easy reach of many of the region's best vineyards and tasting rooms, as well as the popular OstrichLand USA, a ranch where ostrich and emu roam freely.
All of Santa Barbara's Motel 6 accommodation offers comfort at a budget price, and has easy access to the city's downtown, beaches and wine country.