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Sandpiper Lodge
Ranked #35 of 52 Hotels in Santa Barbara
Dublin
Level 5 Contributor
55 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“lovely motel”
Reviewed October 15, 2012

Welcomed on arrival by reception staff more like what you would find in posh hotel ! Motel grounds clean and well kept. Rooms spacious and clean.Lovely little bakery on corner near motel. While a distance from downtown..you would have to get a taxi..it was in a nice part of state street.

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Mark R, Owner at Sandpiper Lodge, responded to this review, October 16, 2012
We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us Thank-you for taking the time to write a review,we hope to see you on your next visit to Santa Barbara.
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Reviewed October 14, 2012

My boyfriend and I just needed a place to stay for a night and the Sandpiper was perfect! It was so affordable and only a ten minute drive to downtown. I've stayed at some affordable places, but the Sandpiper was really clean!!! And that's important. The room was spacious and we even got an extra room attached for no extra charge. A lot of channels, nice tvs. AC worked great. Employees are very friendly!!!

Skip the free breakfast.
My boyfriend thought the bed was a little stiff.

I would definitely stay here again!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed September 29, 2012

Stayed here for two nights on our roadtrip. The room was clean and The pool area was quiet when we spent an afternoon there watching the hummingbirds taking nectar from the flowers.

Downtown is about a 5 minute drive from the motel. The breakfast is adequate. Staff very helpful and friendly

Great place to stay in Santa Barbara.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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16 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed September 27, 2012 via mobile

This was our first stop on our drive up the coast with three kids. After spending the day visiting missions the kids enjoyed the heated pool. We also loved that we had a king bed with a separate rom with two double beds for the kids. We made the reservation last minute and paid $71 with AAA discount. Continental breakfast saved us money in the morning. The staff at the Sandpiper were all very welcoming. Would definitely stay again.

Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
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Dinklage
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35 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed September 24, 2012

We checked in here for a night, with other reviews we thought the stay here and many young people having a party, so it was not.The hotel location is good, a lot of motel chains coexist. We paid 75 dollars for a night.internet was free and with good signal strength. Parking available and where you can park for what is free. quiet location, rooms were clean with a large flat screen TV, bathroom was relatively large. shower and toilet separately. not too big but quite alright.
breakfast as usual in America, very süß.für the award can be reassured this book no matter what age class you took 10 minutes angehört.check in to check out a minute.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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moeron15
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13 reviews
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Reviewed September 24, 2012

Booked this motel through Priceline Express Deal. Got a very good (sub $100) rate for Santa Barbara. The motel is about a 5 minute drive from downtown and on a main road not too far from 101. Check in was efficient and friendly. The room was surprisingly spacious and very clean. This was a great place to stay for a night and I was pleasantly surprised after not knowing what to expect. I would recommend this to someone who is looking for a reasonably priced, clean, comfortable place to stay without needing to be right downtown.

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
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Reviewed September 20, 2012

We stayed for 1 night in the Sandpiper Lodge and were very impressed with the quality of the room. It was well kept and the furniture/bed were in very good condition. The staff were helpful when it came to information about the area. The motel has a pool which was very clean and not too busy. The motel is situated on State Street, which is the main street running through SB all the way to the beach, but it's a very long street and would take a long time to walk from the motel to the shops/restaurants etc. There's is a bus stop outside though which runs all the way to the main drag. It was very good value compared to some of the other places we have stayed in.

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Property: Sandpiper Lodge
Address: 3525 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93105-2689
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Location: United States > California > Santa Barbara
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #35 of 52 Hotels in Santa Barbara
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — Sandpiper Lodge 2*
Number of rooms: 74
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Whether you are visiting Santa Barbara for business or pleasure, we invite you to enjoy the three-diamond amenities and services of the Sandpiper Lodge on Upper State Street. From our prime location on upper State Street, you are poised to experience all that one of California's premier destinations has to offer-beaches, gardens, museums, historical sites, dining, shopping, and entertainment. With well-appointed rooms and suites and a heated pool and spa, the Sandpiper Lodge offers ideal accommodations for budget-minded travelers desiring a degree of sophistication. ... more   less 
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