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The Sandman Inn

2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   3714 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93105
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Ranked #26 of 61 Hotels in Santa Barbara
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Olympia, Washington
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75 reviews 75 reviews
35 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The staff was great! We've stayed here in the past and it is still very well maintained and clean. Could park the bike in front of the room and there are stores and places to eat with in walking distance of the motel. For as 'close' as the rooms and parking are ... the stay (3 days) was very quiet... More

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Portsmouth, New Hampshire, United States
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24 reviews 24 reviews
3 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My husband and I traveled to Santa Barbara for a wedding and were afraid of blowing our budget on an expensive hotel. The Sandman Inn was a perfect solution - it was affordable and comfortable - great value for the price! Contrary to some prior reviews, we weren't disappointed in the motel's overall appeal. The lobby and diner are both... More

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stayed here for two nights on our drive along the west coast and found it to be a great hotel with good size rooms, nice pool areas, lovely little authentic diner for breakfast we had a great two days in Santa Barabara made more enjoyable by this nice hotel. The only thing missing for me was a safe in... More

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Irvine, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

As previous reviews have stated, we were disappointed at how dated and basic the room or the Inn was in general. I am assuming we had an non renovated room (I hope so anyway) however it was clean, had a/c and we did face the pool which was not noisy whilst we were in the room. Plenty of parking was... More

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Lucerne, Switzerland
14 reviews 14 reviews
13 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our third time within 10 years that we stayed here. Everytime we were very satisfied with our stay. This time we had a big and clean room upstairs that seemed to have been renovated not long ago. The only negative thing is that the shower head in the bathroom is installed only for very small people. The pool... More

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When we arrived I was a little frustrated as we were told that we had to wait for our rooms to be checked after cleaning. We arrived at 5pm and could have checked in from 3pm so didn't think it was right to keep us waiting for a room we were effectively paying for from 3pm! Having said this, we... More

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San Jose, California
19 reviews 19 reviews
7 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In this review I will address Location, Price, and Rooms. Location: Although the address is on State Street in Santa Barbara it is a long ways from 'lower' State Street and the beaches. I would say it's a solid 15 minutes by car to get to those areas. Having said that it is still in a clean area. I walked... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very disappointed by the room when we arrived, it smelled of damp and I asked to be moved which we did to a better room only to find that the shower did not work. I asked for an iron and 20 minutes later someone came without an iron but wanted to check for themselves that there really wasn't an iron... More

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Waihi Beach, NZ
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38 reviews 38 reviews
12 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped in for one night here but wished we could have stayed longer. Great interaction with the staff at checkin. Nice clean room with a comfortable bed. Made good use of the on site laundry and had a dip in the spa and pool. Joes diner for the included breakfast is awesome. Great decor and food. Inn is handy to... More

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Mission Viejo, California, United States
16 reviews 16 reviews
12 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This hotel is an older place, possibly built around the 50's, that has been updated somewhat. The rooms are small, and the bathroom smaller yet, with a tiny walk-in shower, but everything was clean. There is a platform bed, so it's kind of like sleeping just above the floor - a bit of a challenge for someone with hip problems.... More

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Address: 3714 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93105
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Location: United States > California > Santa Barbara
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — The Sandman Inn 2*
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