Great location. Beautiful and close to shops on State Street. I also loved the linens and the soaps in our room. I had a great nights sleep. Other reviews complained about not being able to check in until 4:00. That is the policy so you should plan for 4:00. They stick to the policy. There is plenty to do within walking distance. They let us park our car and called us when the room was ready at about 3:30. For the price, there should be a microwave and refrigerator in the room. There was a stocked minibar refrigerator, but no place for my things.
I really liked our room, it had a decent view of the ocean over looking the pool. The walk-in shower is always a plus, big bathroom, comfy bed, fast internet with lan and wifi, perfect location for beach and downtown access, balcony to sit outside and enjoy the weather, and lastly they actually have a lot of good tv channels to sift through at night before bed It's dumb, but I really didn't like that the tv is bolted into the wall with no hdmi access whatsoever. I usually always have my macbook on me for work and it has an hdmi out to view on flat screen tvs. This was actually my first experience where I couldn't hook it up. It's minimal but I was bummed cause I stay up later than most and would of like to watch something of mine. Nothing major at all hahah. Parking is a little minimal as well and tight. I'd advise leaving your car in a spot once you get one. UBER is extremely cheap in Santa Barbara and they're are plenty of drivers.
Was not told in advance about the parking charge!
Huge room. Great location. Little pricey, fee to park
Beach proximity Poor facility and dirty. Way too for thé poor state it is in.
It was within walking distance of many restaurants. The best part was it was directly across the street from the beach!
The oceanfront location is absolutely perfect! The suite rooms with the jacuzzi tubs are the only way to go. Seriously, bring your own towels. You will also want to consider ear plugs as this is an old wood structure which is great at carrying noise.
Place,near the beach Small old towells ,only for hands and face,lights equipment not working - no reaction from stuff, Breckfast exist - but you need get it in very small place downstares and bring to you room- very non comfortable
Unfortunetly, I cannot comment on one feature or attribute that I enjoyed at the Alamar By The Sea Motel. The rooms looked absolutely nothing like the ones online. They were extremely small and cramped. You literally had to step sideways to cross the bed. The room was adorned with furniture that looked like it came from a yard sale.... 20 years ago. There wasn't an iron in the room, and only 2 out of the 4 lights functioned properly. Parking was a pain because they only had 8 or 10 parking spots, but they were compact, and small. I was always worried that it was going to get damanged. The breakfast was a joke, they crammed a waffle maker on the front counter at the reservation desk. This motel was a terrible disappointment.
Nice clean room with seaview, perfect location.
Great location across the street from the beach/warf. Sundeck offers a beautiful place to enjoy breakfast. 3 star location, 1 star room. Small bathroom, shower backs up, noises from other guests walking upstairs.
The location was great as across the street was the ocean and a block down was the pier. The guy at check in was very nice as well. Bed was rock hard. No light in bathroom. Only one light in the room was functional. Smelled musty. The guy at check out seemed more interested in the TV than the guests.
great location, by the sea. did not have thermostat for heat, there was a fake firplace but no instructions on how to work it.The bathroom window did not close, but we were on 2nd floor. the facility needed updating. The breakfast was to be picked up and carried back to your room, or eaten on the patio.
Needs basic maintenance. Plumbing, Electrical outlet put my cell phone out, but clerk fixed.