San Marcos Motel

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Iron/ironing board, rollaway beds, bed sheets
Iron/ironing board, rollaway beds, bed sheets
Iron/ironing board, rollaway beds, bed sheets
Room, 2 Queen Beds | Iron/ironing board, rollaway beds, bed sheets

Overview of San Marcos Motel

San Marcos Motel

2.0 star property
No-frills motel in Buellton

8.0/10 Very good

278 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
  • Refrigerator
  • Bathtub
536 Ave Of The Flags, Buellton, CA, 93427
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Air conditioning
  • Limited hour front desk
For families
  • Rollaway/extra beds
  • Microwave
  • Private bathroom
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Free self-parking

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About this area

What's nearby

  • Chumash Casino - 11 min drive

Getting around

  • Santa Ynez, CA (SQA) - 14 min drive
  • Santa Maria, CA (SMX-Santa Maria Public) - 32 min drive
  • Santa Barbara, CA (SBA-Santa Barbara Municipal) - 39 min drive

About this property

San Marcos Motel

Property highlights
San Marcos Motel provides everything that you need. Stay connected with free WiFi in public areas.
Other perks include:
  • Free self-parking
  • Smoke-free property
  • Guest reviews speak well of the overall value and walkable location
Room features
All 19 rooms boast comforts, such as air conditioning. Guests reviews give good marks for the cleanliness rooms at the property.
Extra amenities include:
  • Bathrooms with shower/bath combinations and free toiletries
  • Fridges, microwaves and daily housekeeping



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Masks and gloves available
Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 19 rooms


  • Check-in time from 2:00 PM until 11:00 AM
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age – 21
  • Check-out time is 11:00 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 21


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas


  • Free on-site self-parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities


  • Front desk (limited hours)


  • English

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Flat-screen television

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Rollaway/extra bed (surcharge)
  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/bath combination
  • Free toiletries
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Free local calls

Food and drink

  • Fridge
  • Microwave


  • Daily housekeeping

Fees & policies

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • City/local tax: USD 2.5

Children & extra beds

  • Rollaway beds are available for an additional charge

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitiser.

Contactless check-out is available.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.


This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession

This property accepts credit cards.

Also known as

San Marcos Motel Motel
San Marcos Motel Buellton
San Marcos Motel Motel Buellton

Frequently asked questions

Does San Marcos Motel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, San Marcos Motel does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at San Marcos Motel?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at San Marcos Motel?
Sorry, neither pets nor service animals are allowed.
Is parking offered on site at San Marcos Motel?
Yes, there's free self parking.
What are the check-in and check-out times at San Marcos Motel?
You can check in from 2:00 PM - 11:00 AM. Check-out time is 11:00 AM. Contactless check-out is available.
Is there an on-site casino at San Marcos Motel?
No, this motel doesn't have a casino, but Chumash Casino (11-min drive) is nearby.
Are there restaurants at or near San Marcos Motel?
Yes. Nearby restaurants include Ellen's Danish Pancake House (5-min walk), Gino's Pizza (6-min walk) and Firestone Walker "Tap Room" (8-min walk).
What's the area around San Marcos Motel like?
San Marcos Motel is located a short 8-minute walk from Mendenhall's Museum of Gasoline Pumps & Petroliana. Travellers recommend the motel for its walkable location.

Overall score and ratings


Very good




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



4/10 Fair

Very overrated
Extremely dated! Bathroom had many ants. Shower temperature varies widely.
Jay, 1-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Ana, 1-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

room was small but perfect for us. Prices are reasonable. great place to shower and rest up. theres a market and food places close.
donna, 1-night trip with friends
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8/10 Very good

Nice place!
Classic postwar motor lodge with all the modern amenities. Room was clean, bed was comfortable, and right there on the main drag. Would definitely stay there again.
1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

people were friendly
Jim, 1-night family trip
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8/10 Very good

George P, 1-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Georgiann, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

very clean room, thank you!
Nancy, 1-night family trip
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2/10 Poor

Marlena, 1-night family trip
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8/10 Very good

Nice Quiet Place
Bed was comfortable, could use some new pillows but my only complaint is that there is no coffe pot :)
Anthony, 1-night trip
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