We stayed two nights in #9 and enjoyed our stay. Our room was not one with a renovated bathroom, but it was very clean and the fixtures and mirror had been replaced with modern-looking ones. The towels were soft and plush...some of the nicest I’ve used at a motel. The room had two double beds, a huge closet, a cabinet with a small television and refrigerator, and a desk. I heard the train the first night, but it was more comforting than disturbing. All in all, the room was clean and comfortable with nice decorating touches to give it personality. My husband appreciated the wireless internet in the room and had not trouble using it. The beach could be seen from our window. At $85 a night, it suited us just fine and we over-looked the minor flaws listed below and would eagerly return again.If you are picky about little things, this probably isn’t the place for you. The pool is closed November through April. This was expected, except the pool had not been drained or covered and looked disgusting and wasn’t a pleasant thing to look at every time you stepped out of the room. Also, smoking is not allowed inside the rooms. Smoking is, however, allowed outside the rooms and you may have to walk by guests smoking to get to your room. In addition, the windows of the rooms are old, and we had one that we could not get closed all the way.In conclusion, the owners and staff are friendly, they are obviously making upgrades, the rooms are clean, and the location is convenient to the zoo, beach, and 25 cent shuttle. I would recommend Blue Sands to anyone wanting to enjoy Santa Barbara without spending a fortune.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Blue Sands Motel is a small property only a quarter of a block from some of the best beaches in Santa Barbara. Close to shopping and restaurants, we strive to provide you a clean comfortable room at an affordable price. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Blue Sands Hotel Santa Barbara
- Blue Sands Santa Barbara