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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 6 days ago
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Lucerne, Switzerland
14 reviews 14 reviews
13 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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 1 week 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 1 week 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
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 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
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed here for just 1 night but wish it had been longer, when compared with some of the other hotels we stayed in during our road trip. Room was very clean, nice decor and good tv and reception. Pools looked good. Breakfast offered a fairly good choice, including items you could heat in microwave with good amount of seats. Overall... More

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Sorocaba, SP
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I really liked staying there. The rooms are super clean, the bed is excellent, tv works and there's even a channel table for the ones who don't know the numbers of some channel. The breakfast is amazing, compared to other places I've stayed. It's not the cheapest hotel but it is worthy the price.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We arrived 6/23. We booked our rooms starting back in January. 2 weeks before arrival I spoke with the GM Camile and she told me I did not know what I was doing and she threatened to cancel all 15 rooms...She told me if she would speak to someone else in our party she would keep our reservations. I have... 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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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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