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“A lovely one night stay in the Sandpiper Lodge”
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Sandpiper Lodge
Ranked #37 of 52 Hotels in Santa Barbara
Reviewed March 19, 2014

Myself and my boyfriend stayed here for one night in September 2013 on our road trip down the West Coast. The Sandpiper had been recommended to us and I'm glad we chose to stay here. We hadn't pre booked a room, instead drove in and asked if they had any rooms free and luckily got the last room! The reception staff were all very helpful and a pleasure to deal with. The room was very spacious and tastefully decorated and had everything we needed. The en suite bathroom was also kept very clean. The car parking facilities were great and we got a space close to our room which was a bonus. The pool and Jacuzzi were also very welcome after a long drive down the coast from Monterey and the general atmosphere was very relaxing. There was a continental breakfast in the morning and there was plenty of choice. All in all, we both really enjoyed our night in the Sandpiper and we both agree that it was one of the best places we stayed in along the coast. We're just sorry we didn't have more time to spend in this lovely hotel in beautiful Santa Barbara!

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Laura B
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Reviewed March 6, 2014

We needed a place to crash in Santa Barbara and we didn't need or want fancy. We got a two room suite with two queens and one king that absorbed our family of five quite nicely. The rate was very low especially because it offered free parking and a decent continental breakfast.

My high rating is for value not luxury.

Despite the State Street address be advised that it is 2 or 3 miles from the action of downtown. About a 5-10 minute drive.

  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled with family
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Reviewed February 25, 2014

This was the best stay of my life! Delicious! The rooms were immaculate and Victor and Semehi were very attentive to my every need. I love wifi and really need it and they provided it for me! I also love tacos and they let me know where the best taco place in town was! Thank you Victor and Semehi and the rest of the Sandpiper staff!

Room Tip: The rooms in the front have the best wifi and they are also closer to Victor and Semehi ;)
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  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled solo
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Reviewed February 17, 2014

We stayed at the Sandpiper Lodge recently and wished we had had more time to enjoy its hospitality, cleanliness and comfort. As former owners of a country Inn, we took notice of subtle as well as obvious details. It was our good fortune to book with this fine example of Santa Barbara's loveliness, and will be more than happy to share the news with our friends.

Room Tip: Our room was spacious and immaculate...as I assume each was.
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  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Thank Areallygoodchoice
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Reviewed January 28, 2014

Good location and nice amenties such as heated pool, spa and fitness gym. Rooms are clean, pretty big and comfortable. The only disappointing point was the wifi internet. We only stayed 1 night and they said the wifi was down and they couldn't fix the problem for the moment.

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled with friends
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Reviewed January 21, 2014

The staff was very accommodating when we wanted to extend our stay. Semehi and Shawn were awesome! The pool was nice and the hot tub was great and much needed after running around all day around town. We had a great stay. I'm not sure why anyone would rate this place less than a four. Sure you can pay an arm and a leg and stay by the beach but why? And they are close to lots of places to eat within walking distance. We will be back!

Room Tip: No elevator but only two stories. You can request a bottom floor if you book in advance.
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  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled with family
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Thank Julie M
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Mark R, General Manager at Sandpiper Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded January 23, 2014

I am very pleased to read your review, Thank-you for the positive comments. The staff also reads all review and they are happy when they get good reviews. Right now as I type this we are finishing the ground work for a new elevator as well as a new larger breakfast room with an expanded menu to include hot items so by late spring we will be a greatly improved property. I hope you will be back, Thank-you again for taking the time to write a review. Mark

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Reviewed January 15, 2014

My husband and I spent 10 days at the Sandpiper Lodge while we were in Santa Barbara visiting family during the Christmas holidays. We had stayed at the Sandpiper once before so we knew that we would likely be just as satisfied the second time as we were the first.
Our room was clean, comfortable, and well stocked with the things we needed for the longer stay. Our beds were made up daily and towels and toiletries were restocked. We had no difficulty with the wi-fi in our room, the t.v. worked well, as did the refrigerator, hair dryer, etc.
The breakfast was adequate for our needs and the service from desk clerks and rest of the staff were helpful, pleasant, and very accommodating. The location was perfect for us...close to our family and close to shopping and restaurants. We will definitely go back to the Sandpiper when we return to Santa Barbara!

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Sandpiper Lodge

Address: 3525 State St, 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 #37 of 52 Hotels in Santa Barbara
Price Range: $107 - $235 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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Sandpiper Hotel Santa Barbara
Sandpiper Motel Santa Barbara
Sandpiper Santa Barbara
Sandpiper Inn Santa Barbara

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