Founded in 1962 in Santa Barbara, California, the hotel chain is synonymous with great travel value. The first hotel in Santa Barbara still carries the torch today, but a lot has changed for the motel chain that pioneered the first real economy motel designed for the no-frills traveller. Internet access is available.Basic room amenities include an en suite bathroom with a shower and bath, a double bed, direct dial telephone, satellite/cable TV, radio and wireless Internet is available in select rooms for a nominal fee. Free coffee is served in the morning. The air-conditioning and heating in all accommodation is individually regulated.