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Sandpiper Lodge

2.0 of 5 Motel   |   3525 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93105
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Ranked #33 of 60 hotels in Santa Barbara
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Hillsborough, United Kingdom
17 reviews 17 reviews
14 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This little overnight stop (Monterey to LA) suited us. It was easy to find , you could park near your room (motel style) The room provided the basic needs- simple bathroom, coffee maker, hair dryer, room comfortable. Air-con good but noisy. TV . Free wifi through out hotel. Staff helpful.Basic but good self help buffet included with room cost. Outdoor,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice hotel, very typical, we only stopped for 1 day on our way to San Francisco....hotel is very clean....car parked just outside hotel door...very convenient! Receptionist was very helpful, gave us all the tips were we should go to maximuze our 1 day in Santa Barbara!

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Burton upon Trent, United Kingdom
14 reviews 14 reviews
9 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed here for 4 nights in June. We did not do any research on the hotel and there was no need to. We we thoroughly impressed. The hotel is clean, has spacious rooms. The location is near to State Street - where all the shops and restaurants are. You could walk it but it isn't a short walk. 2... More

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Isanti, Minnesota
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

We had to switch rooms due to plumbing issues. The rooms were very outdated. They were applying laquer on some furniture out in the parking lot that made it smell horrible by our room. The staff was mostly friendly. The manager when told about our plumbing issues didn't seem overly concerned and sent someone with a plunger and snake the... More

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Oslo, Norway
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104 reviews 104 reviews
18 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

A motel, off centre of SB. Close to the highway. Clean rooms. Quiet and great parking. Great service vs finding restaurants in the naighbourhood. So, to the big question. Should you drive on or park. If you got the wallet, drive on. If it suits you, park.

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

We booked a reservation in Oct. 2013 for May, 2014 and were given a specific rate. We budgeted accordingly based on the given rate. When we arrived, we were informed that the week end rate is 60+ percent higher. Had we been told in ADVANCE, we would have either budgeted for the additional cost or looked for a different hotel.... More

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Mark R, Owner at Sandpiper Lodge, responded to this review

Hello I am very sorry to hear about your stay with us, I did speak to my on site manager and he said he spoke to you about the rate change on Friday. I know you thought the rate was the same for both Thursday and Friday, I also talked to our front desk staff who confirmed you were told... More

Christchurch, New Zealand
12 reviews 12 reviews
12 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014 via mobile

It was clean and comfortable, no noise issues, bed was very comfortable for a good nights sleep, breakfast was the standard fare with plenty of it, stayed two nights,and we found this to be convenient to a number of restaurants and would stay again. Didn't use the pool but it did look good and there were lots of people in... More

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Oceano, California
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40 reviews 40 reviews
13 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

The Check-in employee was helpful and accommodating. 2 bedroom suite was laid out nicely for a family. As soon as we walked in we noticed the dirty carpets. The room didn't smell clean. It appeared to be clean. We had a problem with a broken light hanging from the lamp where a small child would sleep. The situation was handled... More

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3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

I stayed here for my birthday for two days. The staff here were very accommodating. Rooms are equipped with refrigerator and microwave. My only complaint is that it is some distance from beaches and downtown. There was also some renovation still going on but was not disturbing.

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San Francisco, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

the place was nothing special, but the kids enjoyed the pool! it was next to the motel 6 and we had some noise when we opened the window. we stayed one night and had the simple breakfast. we also saw construction.

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Address: 3525 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 — Sandpiper Lodge 2*
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Also Known As:
Sandpiper Hotel Santa Barbara
Sandpiper Motel Santa Barbara
Sandpiper Santa Barbara
Sandpiper Inn Santa Barbara

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Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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