Motel 6 in Santa Barbara has an exceedingly good location. It's only two minutes from the beach and a lot of the rooms actually have stunning views of the Pacific Ocean! This Motel 6 has been recently renovated and now all the rooms are modern, comfortable and very well-equipped! Each room has a bathtub, refrigerator, flat screen TV, and king-size bed. If you're not one for the beach, this Motel 6 also has a beautiful pool for swimming and sunbathing. The Santa Barbara marina is only 15 minutes away. I suggest visiting in the evening when the sun sets over the boats and palm trees. There are many good restaurants on the pier, but I'd suggest getting some seafood at Moby Dick.