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Salinas, California
Reviewed 6 August 2012

We were vacationing in Santa Barbara and needed a dog friendly hotel so after reading the Trip Advisor reviews we settled on the Blue Sands Motel. It was perfect. Well located, clean, and with updated rooms. The room we had was number 4 on the ground level next to the pool which was surprisingly quiet. Our unit had a full...

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Seattle, Washington, United States
Reviewed 30 July 2012

This was our favorite stop on a seven day road trip. Such a welcoming, friendly, comfortable hotel. Comfortable, well-appointed room -- we stayed in the two-bedroom suite and it was perfect as we were traveling with teenagers. Pool is great & location can't be beat. Would definitely stay here again!!

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belfast
Reviewed 27 July 2012

A very convenient and clean motel. The room is a great size and very airy. The kitchen is well equipped and the bathroom was spotless. The pool is heated and the staff are very friendly. We had a great time here and would definitely return.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
Reviewed 24 July 2012

We so enjoyed the hospitality of this small family run oasis. Walked along the beach, through a wild life refuge and to a wine festival. Thought it was a little over priced however, but understood that we got it last minute for wine events & location location location was important. And the remodeled shower was not what we saw in...

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Los Angeles, California, United States
Reviewed 9 July 2012

Came up for a weekend of wine tasting with our dog. This was the perfect place to stay. Rooms were in great condition, staff was friendly, they allow pets, have a wine fridge in the room, are right on the beach, and have convenient parking. What else could you ask for?

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Eugene, Oregon
Reviewed 9 July 2012

Great location- walked to the zoo, the marina, restaurants, even Trader Jo's! Price was reasonable, rooms were clean and had nice extras like a fire place, or kitchen. We didn't bring the dog this time but it was nice to see that we can the next time. Pool was clean and well maintained. Easy check in and out. Excellent housekeeping....

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Reviewed 22 June 2012

I can't say a bad word agains this motel. As other reviewers have noted, the distance from the centre of town is possibly the only thing that may be worth considering, however the walk into town (and to Stearns Wharf) is an easy, picturesque stroll along the beachside path. You can also catch the 25c trolley (soon to be 50c,...

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2Thank Eilk
San Francisco
Reviewed 18 June 2012

We stayed here for three nights over UCSB graduation weekend, our family rented the two room suite, the upgraded King, a regular King, and a two-queen upgraded room. The rooms were clean and had nice upgrades, refrigerator, microwave and nice bathrooms. Pool was HEATED, which was extremely pleasant, and the proprietor was flexible, kind, and worked with us on any...

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Papamoa, New Zealand
Reviewed 24 May 2012 via mobile

Stayed 1 night on our travel, very freindly guy on the desk giving us plenty of info, took his advice and went to the deli store which has everything and the beach cafe for a good breakfast, pool was warm 30C (86F) great location and would stay here again and highly recommend Blue Sands

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Charlotte, North Carolina
Reviewed 23 May 2012

My husband & I booked last minute while on the road & we got lucky! This small motel offers the perfect combination of price, location, cleanliness, comfy beds/pillows, free parking & WIFI! It is walking distance to downtown and Stearns Wharf (over a mile but if you exercise at all it's no big deal) and there is a $.25 trolley...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Beachfront
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  • Pool
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
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 

Additional Information about Blue Sands Motel

Address: 421 South Milpas Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93103
Region: United States > California > Santa Barbara
Price Range: ₹ 7,134 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Blue Sands Motel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 11
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Also Known As:
Blue Sands Hotel Santa Barbara
Blue Sands Santa Barbara
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Santa Barbara
#11 On the Beach Hotel in Santa Barbara
#18 Family Hotel in Santa Barbara
#23 Romantic Hotel in Santa Barbara
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“Room #6 is right at the top of the stairs so we hard a lot of people traffic and noise.”
 of 5 bubbles freckles6, 26 Sep 2016 | Read review
“The roomy suite has a park and ocean view.”
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“Up stairs rooms provide the best beach views”
 of 5 bubbles 757tonyh, 12 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Second floor middle room, Rm. 205(?), has partial oceanview for the same rate as other rooms without.”
 of 5 bubbles chicdelavie, 17 May 2016 | Read review
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