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Sandpiper Lodge

2.0 of 5 Motel   |   3525 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93105
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Ranked #32 of 59 hotels in Santa Barbara
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 5 days ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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38 reviews 38 reviews
19 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stayed for one night in Santa Barbara arriving late and leaving early. The room was worth its price, clean and equipped with everything necessary. The safe had no lock. Staff was very nice, reception printed our tickets for the Getty villa without hesitation. Breakfast was not too much but free. A number of eating places around. For the State... More

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33 reviews 33 reviews
31 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed here with a friend for one night. The location was easy to find it's in a neighborhood with a lot around it. The beds were comfortable and the shower was decent too. The staff was very friendly. The breakfast wasn't much, but considering it was free, I was happy with what we got! They were doing some construction... More

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Montauroux, France
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48 reviews 48 reviews
22 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Chosen on the basis of TA reports, our room (King bed) was large, comfy and clean. Complete with tea/coffee facilities (many hotels/motels in the US providing for coffee only), plus a safe (without instructions for use and this was unlike any I've seen before!), iron and board, microwave and fridge, none of which we used, but I can appreciate their... More

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Union City, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a twin queen bed room. Condition of the room was quite nice however walls are a bit thin and construction is still going on. If you want truly free wifi for any devices you may have, this is the place for that. Its about 4 miles from the main or downtown part of State Street so a rental... More

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Denver, Colorado
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68 reviews 68 reviews
29 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hotels in Santa Barbara are overpriced, so the options are limited if you don't want to pay ridiculous prices. This place is ok for a short stay. The rooms are old and need to be updated; the bathroom walls were rather gross with all the dirt on them. The wireless is not good at all --- they have a bunch... More

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Magherafelt, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

Myself and my boyfriend stayed here for one night in September 2013 on our road trip down the West Coast. The Sandpiper had been recommended to us and I'm glad we chose to stay here. We hadn't pre booked a room, instead drove in and asked if they had any rooms free and luckily got the last room! The reception... More

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Chartley, Massachusetts
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71 reviews 71 reviews
14 hotel reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

We needed a place to crash in Santa Barbara and we didn't need or want fancy. We got a two room suite with two queens and one king that absorbed our family of five quite nicely. The rate was very low especially because it offered free parking and a decent continental breakfast. My high rating is for value not luxury.... More

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Lahaina, Hawaii
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

This was the best stay of my life! Delicious! The rooms were immaculate and Victor and Semehi were very attentive to my every need. I love wifi and really need it and they provided it for me! I also love tacos and they let me know where the best taco place in town was! Thank you Victor and Semehi and... More

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Bridgton, Maine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

We stayed at the Sandpiper Lodge recently and wished we had had more time to enjoy its hospitality, cleanliness and comfort. As former owners of a country Inn, we took notice of subtle as well as obvious details. It was our good fortune to book with this fine example of Santa Barbara's loveliness, and will be more than happy to... More

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Quebec City, Canada
16 reviews 16 reviews
13 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

Good location and nice amenties such as heated pool, spa and fitness gym. Rooms are clean, pretty big and comfortable. The only disappointing point was the wifi internet. We only stayed 1 night and they said the wifi was down and they couldn't fix the problem for the moment.

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Also Known As:
Sandpiper Hotel
Sandpiper Hotel Santa Barbara
Sandpiper Motel Santa Barbara
Sandpiper Santa Barbara
Sandpiper Inn Santa Barbara
Address: 3525 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93105
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Location: United States > California > Santa Barbara
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #32 of 59 hotels in Santa Barbara
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — Sandpiper Lodge 2*
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