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GAYOT's star rating system rates each hotel property on its décor, service, amenities and ambience. The scale ranges from one star (the basics) to five stars (pure luxury).

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Santa Barbara

Lavender Inn by the Sea
The Lemon Tree Inn
Marina Beach Motel
Mason Beach Inn
Meadowlark Inn
Mirabelle Inn
Motel 6 Santa Barbara - State Street
The Old Yacht Club Inn
Parkside Inn
Pea Soup Andersen's Inn
The Presidio Motel
Santa Barbara Inn
Santa Ynez Valley Marriott
Secret Garden Inn
Solvang Gardens, A Boutique Country Inn
Svendsgaard's Lodge
The Wayfarer
West Beach Inn, A Coast Hotel
White Jasmine Inn

Blue Sands Motel
Motel 6 Santa Barbara - Beach
The Sandman Inn

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