We stayed at both the Blue Sands and the Castillo Inn on our trip (could not get 2 nights together anywhere due to a convention). I preferred the Blue Sands. Locations are comparable (both one block from the sea), but the Blue Sands has two food stores within walking distance. It also has a nice pool and the rooms are larger and ours had a great kitchen and a large bathroom with walk-in shower. For the price, it was great. Would definitely stay again, and we plan to. Santa Barbara is a gem. The only downfall is the trains at night - loud! Bring your earplugs and you won't be bothered.
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- 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