We stayed here one night in May 2013 because of good reviews, and the reviews are accurate -- this is a great place. It's a motel, but it's really nice -- it was strange, actually, having both those true at the same time. Outside it looks like a very nice small motel (11 rooms), but inside it didn't look like a motel at all -- spacious rooms, good bed and other furnishings like good quality TV (for instance), nice big shower, fridge, microwave, and even a little wine-cellar. The staff of course were really nice and friendly. Right across the street is a grassy park and across the other street is the ocean and a big long bunch of beach with a pathway and grassy parkway being well in use all day long. Very pleasant. Down the street one block is a grocery store. Next door is a 'regular' (probably very nice) motel/inn with 3 or 4 floors and many rooms and every time we walked by we kept thinking, "Blue Sands is so personable and pleasant, I'm so glad we're staying at Blue Sands". And to make it even better, it's only 3 blocks off an easy freeway exit/entrance (hwy 101) yet down there Milpas is totally quiet and hardly any traffic.
We go to Santa Barbara infrequently, but when we go again this is definitely the place I want to stay at.
- 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