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The Sandman Inn

2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   3714 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93105
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Ranked #22 of 59 hotels in Santa Barbara
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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  • 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
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New York City
11 reviews 11 reviews
10 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Although this motel is a basic, simple looking motel right on the main highway, it is clean with a good continental breakfast. The breakfast is in a diner on site that has a 50's theme to it...rather unique. It is a short 4-5 minute drive to downtown. We went through one of the travel sites so we got a good... More

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Newport, Rhode Island
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Traditional style motel. Rooms refurbished with modern bedding so clean and comfortable. Microwave and small fridge in rooms. Bathroom products provided, even a toothbrush and paste. Continental breakfast included. Two pool areas and a hot tub. Very good value. I would stay again.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Booked motel after reading good reviews and value for money deal. Staying at motel without a car was a big mistake, 45 min to bottom of state st by local bus. Limited restaurants within walking distance at night. Room was an average motel standard, looking tired and well used. On the positive side found staff were helpful, breakfast was good.... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Arrived early at Sandman, Isobel on the desk was extremely helpful with a map and local sightseeing options. Mike checked us in later and was friendly and helpful. Room was clean and tidy with all expected amenities. Very quiet for motel style accommodation.

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Germantown, Tennessee
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was the perfect overnight stop for our family. We knew it was a 50's style motor inn, so the clean but dated rooms were as expected and for us added to the charm. Whole Foods is directly across the street, so perfect for a break from restaurants. We had the pool and hot tub to ourselves, and the breakfast... More

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Chapin, South Carolina
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed at The Sandman Inn for several days and found it to be perfect for our needs. We stayed in what looked to be the older section of the property so other rooms may be different. Our room was a little smaller than are normally found in more modern properties but it was sufficient for two people. The bathroom... More

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Southampton, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've stayed here before so coming back was a positive choice. Very friendly staff, rooms clean and with small fridge, microwave and coffee maker each had the essentials. The beds were superbly comfortable. Rooms do vary so it's worth while asking to see a few. We found some very dark because of the proximity of the foliage. Breakfast was quite... More

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Texas City, Texas
18 reviews 18 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a clean, comfortable room in an overpriced hotel market. The breakfast offerings were far beyond the minimum required. The room was comfortable and very clean, if a bit dated. There was a mix up with our reservation (our fault!) and the front desk staff more than corrected the situation. It is a mile of so off the tourist... More

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Edmonton, Canada
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85 reviews 85 reviews
27 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

I can't be sure, but based on the photos I'd say some rooms have been updated and some not so much. Our room was just okay and the bathroom was in definite need of some work. The best things about the place were the friendly and helpful front desk staff and the "diner" style breakfast room. The breakfast itself was... More

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Chico, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

We enjoyed our stay at the Sandman Inn. We received an upgrade to a poolside room. the room was very clean, the bathroom could stand an update, but we were very happy with our choice to stay there and will do it again if we return to Santa Barbara. Breakfast was wonderful, among the usual breakfast items they also had... More

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Also Known As:
The Sandman Hotel Santa Barbara
Sandman Hotel Santa Barbara
The Sandman Hotel
Address: 3714 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93105
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Location: United States > California > Santa Barbara
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#15 Family Hotel in Santa Barbara
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — The Sandman Inn 2*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Sandman Inn in Santa Barbara offers 112 non-smoking guestrooms, suites, and two-room family units on its 4.5 acre property, along with a large hot tub and two beautifully landscaped pools... The perfect choice on upper State Street in Santa Barbara, and always a great value.Guests experience a unique setting at the Sandman Inn. We are less than fifteen minutes from downtown Santa Barbara, local beaches, UCSB, Goleta, Montecito and all the attractions for which Santa Barbara is world famous. Stay with us and experience excellent customer service, unique rooms, a great free b-fast and much more!! ... more   less 
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