Founded in 1962 in Santa Barbara, California, the hotel chain is synonymous with a great travel value. The first hotel in Santa Barbara still leaves the light on 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 welcomes guests in a lobby.Basic room amenities include en suite bathroom with shower, double bed, direct dial telephone, 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.