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Sandyland Reef Inn

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San Diego
Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed here on a recent trip to Santa Barbara in lieu of paying double, triple, or even more on a motel in Santa Barbara. I got a better rate booking with them directly and using my AAA membership than I would have received if I had booked through Booking.com. It's nothing fancy, not the kind of place to take...

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Waterloo, Canada
Reviewed January 6, 2017

Sandyland Reef Inn is located just off of Highway 1, so it's in a good location if you are passing through and need a place to rest. The price is quite good. The room was spacious, with high ceilings and it had a fridge and a TV. The bathroom was quite large, good shower, good water pressure and clean. The...

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Reviewed November 28, 2016

We had a road trip and Carpinteria was our break after Los angeles. The room was comfortable and clean with Free wifi. We just had what we needed for a quiet night. Closed to Santa Barbara (10 min driving). Carpinteria is a very cute city to discover as well.

Thank justine r
Reviewed November 19, 2016 via mobile

It was clean and essential with free park. Just 10 min to Santa Barbara . We have some coffe and te in the lobby for free.the area is ok just if you have a car to move into The City . Close to the accomodation there are a market anyway for buying some staff

Thank manu m
Santa Clarita, California
Reviewed October 8, 2016 via mobile

We came here for just 1 night, our anniversary to go to Santa Barbara for wine and beer tasting. The staff was very nice, however the room was terrible! Instead of carpeting on the floor it was linoleum. The bed was REALLY hard, there was a crack/space under the door that was large enough for anything larger than a mouse...

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Reviewed October 7, 2016 via mobile

I had a road trip to San Fransico to San Diego and i needed a break for sleep. I stoped on this hotel without booking on it. The night man was really cool, and really helpfull. It's simply for access, wifi is high, the room was so comfortable and quiet. On the morning the receptionist was smiling and great with...

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Reviewed September 21, 2016

I have stayed overnight after seeing friends in Satan Barbara, it is not too far the drive . about 10 - 15 minutes . This hotel was little too noisy and I could not sleep too good. not worth the money. the wifi did not work.

Arcata. CA.
Reviewed August 30, 2016

We were one a four day trip to Santa Barbara. It was suggested to stay in this town as the rooms are very expensive in Santa Barbara. This turned to to be a very nice place to stay. We had a room with two full size beds. The room was clear and in good condition. It had a pool and...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed August 24, 2016 via mobile

Stayed overnight after spending the day at Santa Barbara as only 10 minutes drive away. Lovely motel, very clean, spacious room and great pool. Would highly recommend for an overnight stay. Although price is higher than the standard chains of motel you get a warmer feel to it and a higher quality of room.

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Santa Ana
Reviewed August 14, 2016 via mobile

I have stayed in many budget hotels over the years and this rates in bottom 5 ..... It was all that available in my price range ...desk staff very nice ... Room was marginal .... Bare floor not clean behind bed ....rug between beds looked dirty .... Bathroom shower newer tile but doors, floors looked like they needed attention .......

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  • Free Parking
  • Pool
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking

Additional Information about Sandyland Reef Inn

Address: 4160 Via Real Road, Carpinteria, CA 93013
Location: United States > California > Carpinteria
Price Range: $63 - $162 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Sandyland Reef Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 45
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  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
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“Ask for a ground floor room, towards the rear of the property, away from the freeway.”
 of 5 bubbles katubaldy, Jul 13, 2016 | Read review
“Great location, great staff and clean.”
 of 5 bubbles Mpalyenkana, May 24, 2016 | Read review
“We had a handicap room b/c it was the only one available. Wide door into the bathroom with grab bars near toilet and in the tub/shower.”
 of 5 bubbles Cindy_SunCityWest_AZ, May 15, 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a mountains view!”
 of 5 bubbles OPoca, Apr 21, 2016 | Read review
“A room in the back upstairs or down are the most quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles mmarge1, Feb 8, 2015 | Read review
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