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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Only stayed for a night, and arrived as the sun went down. Stayed on the second floor, and all was OK. Did not enjoy carrying the luggage upstairs, but Hey-Ho. Room was nothing special, however it was clean and just what we needed. Breakfast was simple and served in a room that had been converted to be a breakfast room... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

After a very long day driving , it was a dream to check in at this hotel. It is in a good location with a few places to eat either side. The staff were very friendly and helpful. Our room was lovely and clean . The room itself had a massive flat screen TV and the bed was very comfortable.... More 

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vcortez, Director of Sales at Sandpiper Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Kelli1993, We couldn't be happier to learn that you enjoyed your stay at the Sandpiper Lodge. I also want to thank you for taking the time to share your experience with the Tripadvisor community. We have just replaced all mattresses in all of our rooms; they all are featuring brand new pillow top mattresses. We would be very happy... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014 via mobile

We went road trip from San Francisco to Los Angeles and stayed one night in Sandpiper lodge. There was excellent service and breakfast was ok. Room was quiet and clean. Good location. If you are coming with car you can park safe.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

We stayed here after booking as a last minute option. I don't understand why it is only rated 2 stars! The service was great, close to everything, it was super clean, it had new very comfortable mattresses, wifi and a delicious breakfast! I would definitely return!

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

A traditional motel that appears to have been recently upgraded and treated to a makeover. Appears well maintained and has good facilities in the shape of a small swimming pool and breakfast dining facility. Double beds were ginormous and dont forget to pack a stepladder in order to climb in. Just make sure you don't roll over and fall out.... More 

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Reno, Nevada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

The breakfast croissants are delicious and the pool is truly heated. Most places say they are but you can't get in them. This pool actually has hot water coming into it and is a nice enough setting. Also like the extended breakfast till 10:00. Very good staff and front desk. Property is relatively quite. Would come back. Good value.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

We stayed at Sandpiper Lodge last weekend when we decided to stay in Santa Barbara an extra night after my college reunion weekend. Since the busy hotel weekend was over, we were happy to find that they had rooms available for a reasonable amount. I had stayed at Sandpiper over 14 years ago when I was considering going to college... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

We stayed on 10/11/14 and when we arrived I was told that we were being upgraded to a better room for a lack of better words. We booked on line and requested a room with king bed. When we entered the smell of the room was overwhelming smelled old and dirty. We were told at the desk that they were... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

We stayed one night and met the best service from the man on reception who couldn't have been more helpful and thorough. Nice place to stay with lots around and safe and secure. Didn't have time to swim. Breakfast reasonable Overall good value.

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Brisbane, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Stayed here for one night, as we were driving from San Francisco to LA. The motel is approximately a 10 minutes drive from the pier. The rooms are clean but the linen is old and stained. A continental breakfast was included, which was surprisingly good.

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