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. The air-conditioned hotel has a lobby and Internet access.Basic room amenities include an en suite bathroom with a shower, double bed, direct dial telephone, TV and a radio, while 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.