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The Sandman Inn

2.0 of 5 3714 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93105
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    4 of 5 stars
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    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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

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Venice, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

..........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...

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

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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 

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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 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

All aspects of the hotel are OKsh. Room is big, clean & comfortable. Bed is OK. Shower is american standard, OK. Breakfast included and very good!! Staff very helpful Quite far from the city center; you will need a car to come and go. If you are looking for a good stay and good price, highly recommeded then.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

The guy on reception was extremely pleasant our room was large and very clean exceptional value for money in a lovely area the swimming pools look lovely breakfast was good we really enjoyed our stay thank you

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

This motel was clean. For your money, you get a good size room. There are a few restaurants within walking distance but many seemed to close early. Possibly because we were out of season. Breakfast was your typical continental style in the dinner on site. For a reasonably priced, no frills venue, this his the spot.

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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*
Number of rooms: 112
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Also Known As:
The Sandman Hotel Santa Barbara
Sandman Hotel Santa Barbara
Hotel Style:
#21 Family Hotel in Santa Barbara
#25 Romantic Hotel in Santa Barbara

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