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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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2009
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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Wellington, Florida
17 reviews 17 reviews
6 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2009

Rooms are clean. Continental breakfast buffet is great. Nice pool.

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Oakland, CA
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2009

Came to Santa Barbara to check out colleges. Found The Sandman Inn on the internet. Great for traveling with teenagers. Free internet, free DVDs, friendly, helpful staff, beautiful pool & hot tub (they actually have 2 pools). The grounds are nicely landscaped and well maintained. The continental breakfast has a generous selection and is robust enough to count as real... More

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Walnut Creek, CA
14 reviews 14 reviews
10 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2009

I went to the Sandman with my preteen daughter and her cousin for a birthday girls weekend at her request. We chose the Sandman because they have a 2-room unit with a queen bed in each room - perfect for giggling girls! I'm a former Santa Barbara resident and travel there a few times a year. I have never stayed... More

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137 reviews 137 reviews
30 hotel reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2009

Yes, I got the mid-week rate of around 70 bucks for one of our nights, and what a value. Two swimming pools, one spa that were well-maintained and clean. Had a great time in the spa over two days, as well as the pool. Breakfast was enough to get you going (cereal, fruit, yogurt, etc). Checkin was quick and I... More

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77 hotel reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2009

I am mystified at the severity and misguided criticism of some of these reviews. I have stayed here at least six times and have never had a bad experience. The property is aging but aging well. If you like distinctive character with a 60s feel, this is it. Centrally situated to all SB amenities, it's far enough of the beaten... More

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Los Angeles, California
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78 hotel reviews
165 helpful votes 165 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2009

Stayed here one night over weekend and we were "upgraded" to room 216 which I'm not sure if this was some kind of joke. Room 216 is away from the street but sandwiched between a second pool, vending machines, ice machines. It has two doors to the outside plus windows on three sides so is not for those who need... More

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Kelowna, B.C.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2009

After reading some of the unfavourable reviews of this hotel, I was a little trepidatious about the place, but I decided to take a chance as they were offering an attractive weekday rate. Some of what people said is true e.g., the room smelling musty open arrival, the poor soundproofing, and the noise fridgle. However, after airing the room out... More

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London, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
18 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2008

The Sandman Inn. A let down by anyone's stretch of the imagination. Just looking at the photo now on Trip Advisor I can barely belive its the same place. The room was a decent size with all the bits you would expect from a roadside motel but was let down in other areas: 1. The room had three doors. Yes... More

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45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2008

We arrived at the Sandman straight after a great few nights at the opulent Mandalay Bay in Vegas so our impression of it may have been slightly clouded but I have NOTHING good to say about the Sandman. Location is not great - reasonably far from the beach and town. Room is shabby. Bathroom didn't look overly clean. Doors didn't... More

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N. California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2008

Our room was ~$180.00 for one night. It was very expensive for the room we were given. Our room was shabby, worn out ; the swimming pool was murky. The motel needs updating. The photos on their website must have been taken long ago. It does have a good location if you want to go downtown, to UCSB, and Santa... 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*
Number of rooms: 112
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