We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Sandman Inn

2.0 of 5
Hotel website
3714 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93105
The Sandman Inn
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
Ranked #25 of 53 Hotels in Santa Barbara
A recent review
5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
trulespoiled Gardnerville, Nevada
Write a Review

698 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    200
    300
    114
    43
    41
See reviews for
167
265
24
42
Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (102)
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
    (698)
  • Mar-May only
    (167)
  • Jun-Aug only
    (187)
  • Sep-Nov only
    (231)
  • Dec-Feb only
    (113)
All months
Gardnerville, Nevada
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My Mother and I stayed here in September 2014 to go visit a friend and to go to the cemetery where my Great Aunt, Great Uncle, Great Grandmother and Great Grandfather are. It was conveniently located to everywhere we had to go and was clean. The front office staff were friendly and helpful. The breakfast had many choices and one... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Lithia, FL
Top Contributor
140 reviews 140 reviews
54 hotel reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

I spent 2 days at this hotel. The room was clean. It had a microwave and small refrigerator. The wireless internet worked fine. The only problem was that there were creeks in the floor. I don't know if there really was a problem.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015 via mobile

Had one night scheduled but we were so satisfied that we booked another night in the same room. There are 2 pools which are clean an quiet. The room we got was clean and spacious. The breakfast was the best we've encountered in a place like this. On the downside: small and outdated bathroom.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Good room good people good price. Would stay again. To bad this hotel will be closing soon I found out at checkout it is a nice place to stay wish there were more hotels like it I a tough economy not all can afford luxury prices but I guess it is the sign of the times.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

It was our favorite affordable motel in Santa Barbara. Great prices, beautiful grounds, friendly staff and so-so rooms. The staff have informed us that they have been sold and will be closing in March.

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Venice, Florida
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015 via mobile

Stayed here for two nights on our way to San Diego. The room was a good size, motel type, with king size bed, fridge, microwave & coffee machine. Breakfast was typical, but would have been nice is a little later than 10 on the weekend. Room has a common balcony, which can be annoying when your neighbor decides that 1:00am... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Santa Barbara, California
Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
3 hotel reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

..........i've traveled the world for abcnews cbsnews and neptune public radio.....i have favorite hotels everywhere i travel.....when in santa barbara my all-time favorite is THE SANDMAN on upper state street with the lovely ALS DINER!!!!!! steve price cbsnews los angeles bureau reporting...

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
checkforpulse
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

Stayed for two nights. Good price for Santa Barbara, fair enough room size. Small but comfortable beds. Small fridge, microwave, hairdryer, ipod/iPhone dock all available but not quite enough outlets otherwise and none accessible near the bed. Clean bathroom. Nice pool size, 8 feet deep! The hot tub was a good size also, hot, could use resurfacing. The biggest problem... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Covina, California
2 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

I decided to stay here on a whim. Almost feels like a middle class mobile home park. It was a quiet, that was plus. The room is furnished with ikea furniture. Bed sits low, fyi for people who may have issues rising from a lower position. The bed frame attacks shins too so be careful. On top of the dresser... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
New York City, New York
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
10 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

This was our second stay here and for the price, it is an excellent choice in Santa Barbara! Well located near shops, restaurants, a local music store and a unique Thai restaurant that makes its own ice cream, the rooms are updated (mostly) and spacious with two pools and a fifties themed breakfast room. Free DVDs in the lobby and... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

624 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (154)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (38)
Viewed
Room/suite (40)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (26)
Viewed
Bathroom (14)
Viewed
Dining (6)
Viewed
View from room (3)
Viewed
Other (27)

Expert photos: Taken by TripAdvisor travel experts

Viewed
All expert photos (456)
Viewed
Amenities (49)
Viewed
Deluxe Poolside King Room (62)
Viewed
Pool (32)
Viewed
Second Pool (52)
Viewed
Standard Double Full Room (50)
Viewed
Standard King Room (65)
Viewed
The Hotel (146)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (14)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (9)
Viewed
Room/suite (1)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (3)
Viewed
Other (1)
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Hotels you might also like...
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

Amenities

Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check In Check Out Check Out
Price Your Stay