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Blue Sands Motel

2.5 of 5 Motel   |   421 South Milpas Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93103
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Ranked #19 of 54 Hotels in Santa Barbara
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Missoula, Montana
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

The best kept secret in Santa Barbara. Location is great. Nice market just up the street, and only a half block from the beach! Great location. The staff there very friendly. Reasonably priced. Clean, fireplace, with a kitchen. I highly recommend!

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BlueSandsMotel, Manager at Blue Sands Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for very kind review. The produce market you mention is a wonderful place and consistently gets great comments from our guests. It is particularly convenient for our guests with kitchens and is popular with the locals as well. We hope to see you again in the near future. More

Grand Junction, Colorado
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014 via mobile

Clean and comfortable, walking distance to the beach but nothing special. For the price, I will look around for something else next time. I was willing to pay more for the beach location, but it is actually on the other side of the main road and a block or so walk from the beach. Again, not bad, but next time... More

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East Wenatchee, Washington
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

We started out wanting to find an affordable place close to the beach to celebrate Valentine's day. The Blue Sands is perfect -- reasonably priced, sparkling clean and comfortable, and even a romantic setting with the patio tucked away under the trees. We book our room months in advance to be sure of our accommodations. We already have our reservations... More

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Palos Verdes Estates, California
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

I was looking for a casual, dog friendly place to stay in or near Santa Barbara over Thanksgiving 2013. I found the Blue Sands Motel on DogFriendly.com, a great website that list dog friendly cafes, businesses, beaches, parks, etc. Generally, I found Santa Barbara to be very dog friendly. The entire motel staff is very friendly & helpful, especially Arielle,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013 via mobile

Driving between the SF Bay Area & San Diego with our dog, we needed a place in Santa Barbara to stop for the night. Delighted to find this small, quiet motel that cheerfully accommodated us, particularly because our 70-pound pointer exceeds the size limit many places impose. Great location just off 101, but only half a block from East Beach;... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

We recently booked 5 rooms for ourselves and guests for our daughter's wedding. Everyone was very satisfied. The rooms have been refurbished and are most comfortable. Yes, it's close to a busy street, beach, and park; if you want QUIET, this may not be for you. But, it's close to everything, cosy, has a great little outdoor sitting area near... More

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Cleveland, Ohio
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

We came out for a destination and based on the reviews booked at Blue Sands. From the moment we arrived we were not disappointed. After a long drive up from LA, we were immediately taken care of with the check in and then the staff helped us find everything we were looking for and printed directions for us! The first... More

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Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

We stayed in a recently refurbished room, very comfortable for a family of 4, but quite small. Nice pool for the children, and good location walking distance to the centre of Santa Barbara. Great place nearby for breakfast

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Manzanita, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013 via mobile

This motel was small, but very cute, clean and comfortable. There's a pool, it's close to the beach and a market with fresh produce. Our room was recently remodeled and the craftsmanship was perfect with a beautiful, large tile bathroom. No air conditioning, but our room was fine with just the fan, even though it was in the 80s. The... More

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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

We loved this small hotel with a great location- a short drive to the main street of the town and the ocean. Cozy, clean room with terrific tiled shower and great water pressure- nice beds and towels- sweet little swimming pool. Staff was nice. No complaints about anything except they could use a better drapery at the front window to... More

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Address: 421 South Milpas Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93103
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Location: United States > California > Santa Barbara
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Blue Sands Motel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 11
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