Since it is so close to 101, we expected to listen to traffic all night. Plus it's a very large motel with rooms opening to the outside, and the No Vacancy sign was lit when we arrived, so we expected car noise and talking all night. We asked for a quiet room but still didn't have high hopes for a good night's sleep. BUT WE WERE WRONG. Even with our window open, the highway noise was minimal and the other guests were apparently as tired as we were. We had two quiet comfortable nights at the Sandman. The breakfast room was large enough, and you can sit outside by the pool if it's warm enough. The attendant was very attentive, keeping the food stocked and the tables and counters clean. The room was perfectly clean and seemed new and fresh.