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“A very enjoyable stay!” 4 of 5 stars
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Sandpiper Lodge
2.0 of 5 Motel   |   3525 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93105   |  
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Ranked #32 of 59 hotels in Santa Barbara
Nuremberg, Germany
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“A very enjoyable stay!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2013 via mobile

I chose the motel after reading reviews here, but even so i was pleasantly surprised! I am currently travelling through CA and let me tell you this: it is the best motel i've stayed at so far! I can say even more: the motel was better than many 3 star hotels i stayed at! When we arrived we were asked what floor we would prefer. We took the 1st floor room and weren't dissappointed at all. The room was big, so was the bathroom. The TV had a lot of channels to offer, the wi fi worked as well. There was a heated (!) swimming pool (how often do you see that in the motel?!) and a small gym. I've read here that someone was complaining that there were no towels in the gym, hello?! It's not a 5 star resort!!! The breakfast was nice as well, the coffee was good, so was the orange juice, there were a lot of pastries and cornflakes. The location was ok, it was too far to walk to downtown, but parking there is free for first 75 mins and then it costs 1.50 per hour, which is reasonable. There is whole foods market and some fastfood as baskin robbins, chick-a-filet, taco bell, denny's etc nearby. The reason why i'm giving the motel 4 and not 5 stars is following: the safe which was in the room, was broken. And there were hair in the sink and, which is worse, on the towels. However, i've noticed, that the problem with hair on the towels happens in all motels. I would strongly recommend that the team checks the towels more thoroughly. Other than that: i would definitely stat here again, very nice motel!

  • Stayed March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
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  • Rooms
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  • Service
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Monterey, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2013

Front desk staff was rude, wifi kept cutting out, moldy bathroom, 70s era furnishing, hard mattress, barking dog next door, no wipes or towels in the fitness center...I booked here because it was cheap. You get what you pay for.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

A nice place to stay if you are looking for reasonable prices in SB. Close to eateries and the freeway, but nothing spectacular. Just and average motel with a good location, off street parking, and clean rooms.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Grass Valley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2013

The Sandpiper Lodge is clean, quiet, tastefully decorated and in a convenient location...the desk staff was beyond great! There is plenty of free, off street parking and several walking distance restaurants and shops. I would stay here again...

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Norwalk, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2013

This young lady was such a great asset to this hotel, first off my cousin Suzi lost her keys and we of course couldnt find them so we went to Semehi and she ran with the ball and made a touchdown, she called us a cab, Graeme was our cab driver he gets a shout out too!!!! Then I left my clothes there and my cousin Suzi left her mirror, so once again Semehi helped us out, she fedex our stuff and she deserves a big raise, and believe me she made are little one day SB a great time!!!! The pool and gym looked awesome but we werent able to enjoy it, next time...also the breakfast goodies were simply yummy!!!!!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2013 via mobile

Thank Samahi and front Desk Ladies! We travel coast to coast because we own DC PLATINUM TRANSPORT and when we stay 200 nights on the road a year finding great clean rooms is important but when the staff is as lovely as the front desk ladies it's a no brainier stay there again! Mark the GPS. Rooms were clean plenty of food all over that is all walking distance. Or go. 3 miles from downtown. I would stay there again and I would feel comfortable recommending it because the staff is great and helpful and it's reasonably priced!

  • Stayed January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Chicago, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013

We stayed at this hotel after a hotwire deal. The basic features for me when I travel on a budget are cleanliness, confort bed and hot shower. Not only Sandpiper has it all as they also have big room, big bathroom, very nice shower, a small gym, a pool, a jacuzzi and parking. Staff is friendly and the place is well maintaned. Excelent choice!
But be aware that they are far from the beach, you will have to use your car.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Sandpiper Lodge

Also Known As:
Sandpiper Hotel
Sandpiper Hotel Santa Barbara
Sandpiper Motel Santa Barbara
Sandpiper Santa Barbara
Sandpiper Inn Santa Barbara
Address: 3525 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93105
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Location: United States > California > Santa Barbara
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#25 Family Hotel in Santa Barbara
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — Sandpiper Lodge 2*
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