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Sandpiper Lodge

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3525 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93105
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Ranked #33 of 53 Hotels in Santa Barbara
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I made a one-night reservation at the Sandpiper Lodge for a business trip that turned into a 3-night stay. I used to love staying at the Sandman Inn (a quirky, 50's era motor hotel with lots of character, just down the road), but it just closed. Each morning I checked out, then checked back in at the end of the... More 

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Alta Loma, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My family took a trip to Santa Barbara, so our 20 year old son could visit his girlfriend at UCSB and our college bound daughter could check out the campus. Great rate for the 2 bedroom suite. Very comfortable beds and pillows. My husband and I prefer soft support and we were pleasantly surprised. The only negative was rude people... More 

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Flower Mound, Texas
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3 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Travelled to Santa Barbara for wedding. Property is around 2.5 miles to town center, and It's about a 10 minute drive down State street to where the main "drag" is. Reason we selected this property is they have a 2 room suite with 3 beds and the price point compared to many hotels/motels was good. For what it is, 2/3... More 

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Oceano, California
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83 reviews 83 reviews
30 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Booked the two room suite for a family vacation. Have stayed before and decided to stay again. Last time there we enjoyed the pool and hot tub very much and that influenced our decision. Upon check-in we were informed that the pool was out of service and that the hot tub was closed also because of that. They said they... More 

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La Mirada, California
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104 reviews 104 reviews
14 hotel reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

This place is a steal for high-priced Santa Barbara. Check their website for specials. We paid $78.00 a night for the room, Monday & Tuesday. The motel is located up-town on State St, but only a few minutes drive from the busy downtown area of State St. It is an older 2-story motel, but seems to have been recently renovated.... More 

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Cupertino, California
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67 reviews 67 reviews
24 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Visited with parents last week and stayed at this place. It was really nice, big spacious rooms . Nice beds, good breakfast. Very helpful staff. room had all amenities. TV, microwave, coffee maker. well spread complimentary breakfast

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Templeton, California
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42 reviews 42 reviews
4 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

I stayed in the Sandpiper for several nights over New Year's Eve. The hotel was set back from the street and quiet. The only noise I heard was when people walked by my room talking. My room was spacious and clean. The WiFi was intermittent. Standard complimentary breakfast: cereal, toast, yogurt, coffee. I would recommend the Sandpiper for it's quiet,... More 

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Oakland, California
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173 reviews 173 reviews
45 hotel reviews
119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

Excellent, clean roomy rooms and a breakfast in a fascinating dining room! Hard to beat value for money, with breakfast included. A little away form downtown, but worth the drive. We enjoyed our night there. Highly recommended for an above basic place to stay.

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Eugene, Oregon
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66 reviews 66 reviews
13 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

(I was there for the Thanksgiving Holiday to visit with my family. What a fabulous place to stay in Santa Barbara. The staff were so friendly and helpful. Tony was exceptional. The beds were the best. A little high for this short woman, but I have never slept better. I enjoyed the spa. The breakfast was good too. The prices... More 

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San Francisco, California
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33 reviews 33 reviews
24 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Sure does look great on the pictures. Nice area with lots of shops. I had no major complaints about anything, and it is in fact, a step up from Motel 6 which is, by the way, right next door. Rooms are a little bit bigger, prices are a little bit higher. Nice and quiet at night. But expect to be... More 

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