La Playa Motel
Travel Blogs from Santa Barbara
... decently could with our Nick Kamen impersonations in order to max out on the washer load and then crawled to the nearby Tex-Mex for burrito and soda. No matter how short you set the wash and dry cycles, it always seems to take an inordinate length of time in the laundrette. So even though it was only a twenty mile ride to SB, the clock-watcher was getting edgy when a coffee break was requested and reluctantly approved just a few miles on. The atmosphere ...
... has happened as it's all Funded with Getty Oil money. After a drink we take in the views from the gardens which are stunning as the site is very high up, but it does seem a bit hazy from up in the hills. We have to take a floating tram back down the hill to the car park, then we are on our way north again. The Drive up the highway to Santa Barbara is busy in places but that is fine and we do the ninety miles in one hop. The hotel is right on the sea front and despite being a ...
... our friend Berkeley Breathed who lives in a beachfront, gated community, a short walk from a private beach. We arrived a bit late and settled into a hotel close by having enjoyed a day of weird and looked forward to tomorrow.
Miscellaneous Travel Tip #2
Compromise on the Vehicle, but Don't Compromise on the Chef
Some of you know I lobbied hard for a big RV and a huge mortgage for a while before my senses ...
Set off quite late today from LA. Fell out with Liz before we had even left the garage. The car has a rear camera and sensors just like my own. As the sensors start to go off as I am reversing, she starts to shout and panic. I lose the place and reply with my own rant filled with expletives and finish off by telling her to shut up!!! She doesn't want to drive but cant keep her mouth shut!! This was not the only occasion. Example; she tells me ...
Hooray for sleeping in until 10am!
Santa Barbara today! But I can't get off the ship until Thursday since I don’t get my laminex until Wednesday. And I’m On-Call from noon to 5pm meaning I have to stay on the ship and carry around a duty pager. If one of the girls needs help during the port day shift, they can call my pager and I need to go up to the center to work.
I went up to the crew deck to use my internet and text, and when I came back down ...
Other places to stay in Santa Barbara
4770 Calle Real, Santa Barbara | 2 star motelfrom $139
- Best value for your money in Santa Barbara
- Wonderful continental breakfast.
- A Gem
3525 State Street, Santa Barbara | 1 star motelfrom $115
- Clean--Nice Even, and Close Enough
- Does the job...
- Really satisfied
3505 State Street, Santa Barbara | Motelfrom $106
306 West Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara | 3 star motelfrom $251
- Great location but mixed bag inside
- Waking to the sounds of birds chirping...
- Great weekend in Santa Barbara
223 Castillo St, Santa Barbara | 4 star motelfrom $220
116 Castillo Street, Santa Barbara | 3 star motelfrom $126
3055 De La Vina Street, Santa Barbara | 2 star motelfrom $111
3643 State Street, Santa Barbara | Motelfrom $121
443 Corona Del Mar, Santa Barbara | Motelfrom $119
1920 State Street, Santa Barbara | Motelfrom $117
102 W. Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara | 2 star motelfrom $169
433 Corona Del Mar, Santa Barbara | Motelfrom $109
424 Por La Mar, Santa Barbara | 2 star motelfrom $143
22 Castillo St, Santa Barbara | Motelfrom $79
21 Bath Street, Santa Barbara | Motelfrom $173
- Perfect for the price
- Loved this little gem!
- Simply Perfect!
3222 State Street, Santa Barbara | Motelfrom $132
931 East Cabrillo Boulevard, Santa Barbara | Motelfrom $146
421 South Milpas Street, Santa Barbara | Motelfrom $150
1620 State St, Santa Barbara | Motelfrom $130
- Nice rooms, good location, a little bit noisy
- Out dated, over priced, over rated and noisy!!
- Friendliest place to stay in Santa Barbara!
2800 State Street, Santa Barbara | Motelfrom $95
3504 State Street, Santa Barbara | Motelfrom $109