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The Sandman Inn

2.0 of 5
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3714 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93105
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Ranked #26 of 53 Hotels in Santa Barbara
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2010
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SF, CA
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2010

During the time of writing, the Sandman Inn in Santa Barbara was rated 20th of 59 hotels. We drove or walked by a vast majority of the other SB hotels and we can easily imagine how much worse than the Sandman Inn they can be based on their exteriors, but the Sandman Inn's exterior looks fine--no extreme wear or peeling... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2010

Reception was friendly and efficient, the unit with 2 rooms for the 3 of us was great, 1 tv in each room, a mini fridge in 1 room, mini fridge too small only a couple of can fit there, the pool area was lovely, the grounds were clean and well kept, the breakfast room was very nicely painted and had... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2010

Since graduation we travel up from LA about once a year. When the SBCVA Celebration of Harvest caused room rates to rise, I had to look for a new spot that would fit the budget and provide a comfortable convenient spot between campus and downtown. The room included a min-fridge, microwave, coffee maker and toiletries. Clean, no frills, basic cable,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2010

Excellent newly refurbished hotel! It's got cosy rooms, nice pools and even free continental breakfast. They even offered free rentals from their big dvd library to play in the in-room dvd player. Nice idea!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2010

Stayed here for three nights - and a very nice place too. We did have to change rooms after one night (dodgy light fitting), but the staff were very helpful and efficient. Room was good with fridge, good flat-screen tv and very comfy beds. There was a very nice friendly feel to the place and they even offer free dvd... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2010

The photos on the Sandman's web-site don't do it justice. I hold my verdict on a hotel after having spent a night there and this place passed with honors. It is seriously excellent value. Modest rooms, but clean, fresh, good wifi, pleasant unobtrusive and helpful staff. Away from the action of the beach area at the other end of State... More 

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Long Beach, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2010

Room 553, two double beds. Weird, pungent smell in the room. Some combination of mildew and the cleanser they used to try to mask the smell. Very shabby, run down. Just kinda gross in general. Staff was friendly. Freeway close. Internet didn't work in room, only in lobby. Oddly, the reviews on hotels.com sounded pretty good. My guess is that... More 

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Chicago
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2010

Maybe the router in the office worked better than the one near room 340. The front desk staff was, like, so sorry!!!

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los angeles, ca
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2010

This hotel looks like it hasn't changed in years.... the carpet, the bed, the linens, the fixtures, and definitely the tiny window air conditioners haven't been changed in years. Everything was clean - but obviously showing signs of wear. When we walked into the room it had a strong musty odor, and the tiny (extremely noisy) air conditioner did cool... More 

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Concord, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2010

I checked in late at night, just needing an inexpensive few hours of sleep, but I quickly discovered that they want to make me feel taken care of. It's not just the normalish free wi-fi and toiletries, it's the provision of hard and soft pillows with pleasant signs on the bed letting me know which was which, for my comfort.... More 

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