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Santa Barbara, California
Reviewed 26 June 2011

We are locals who needed a place to stay while our house was being tented for termites. This small, family owned and operated place was great. Good size rooms, comfy bed, a block from the beach, clean and nicely appointed. The owners work hard at making this a wonderful place to stay. We never intend on tenting our house again...

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Santa Monica, California
Reviewed 15 June 2011

Close to the beach, dog friendly, helpful owners. Easy and cute. We loved the suite.

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Horse Patch, Wyoming
Reviewed 13 June 2011

This hotel is so convenient and so reasonably priced. There is a Fresh Foods Market just a few doors down and we had the kitchenette so we went over each day after sight-seeing and bought what we wanted for supper that evening. The people who own are very accomodating and the unit was squeaky clean. It's also right across the...

Thank MeridethInWyoming
Reviewed 6 May 2011

Friendly staff, felt safe, great location, one block to the beach, and pet friendly.

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Charleston, South Carolina
Reviewed 15 April 2011

This is our third time staying at the Blue Sands Motel, and all in room #1! We love this motel..it has an old timey feel but is clean and up to date. Our room had a small kitchen which was perfect for breakfast, 2 windows in the back that looked out on the next building, but we felt safe with...

1Thank Mexfolkart
Reviewed 14 April 2011

I went for a week and based my decision to try the Blue Sands Motel on other reviews I read here on Trip Advisor. Thanks everybody! What a fabulous place to stay in Santa Barbara! It was amazing! The exterior looks like a 1950s motel set up---which at first threw me for a major loop----but once I entered that room...

Thank maryofnorthville
San Diego, California
Reviewed 4 April 2011

Perfect location to the beach and downtown. Clean, comfortable rooms and great attentive service. Santa Barbara has been a vacation destination for us for several years and having found the Blue Sands makes it a home away from home. The Pier and State Street are a very nice casual walk from the motel and the beach is just across the...

1Thank Slucal
Fresno, California
Reviewed 25 March 2011

I really appreciate any hotel that is pet friendly, and the Blue Sands is that. The rooms are nicely appointed. I enjoyed the fireplace and large bathrooms. I experienced two problems during my stay. I was there for nearly a week and it was very quiet. One night however, there was a very loud group that arrived sometime around 11pm...

Thank Cathy C
Reviewed 2 March 2011

I would not characterize this place as an Inn/B&B as tripadvisor has; it is a motel that has a great location very close to the beach. The service here is impeccable - the woman who checked me in was friendly, efficient, and helpful. The rooms were clean, but the walls were thin and the decor is aging. (The market on...

1Thank jenbrown23
Burbank, California
Reviewed 18 February 2011

We just took our first trip to Santa Barbara in years and were pleasantly surprised. We stayed at the Blue Sands Motel for a couple of days and will definitely make it our go-to place for our next trip. We have stayed at 4- star hotels before and this motel was much better. We stayed in room #5 with an...

Thank scottyoly

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Beachfront
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  • Pool
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • 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 S Milpas St, Santa Barbara, CA 93103-3645
Region: United States > California > Santa Barbara
Price Range: ₹ 7,346 (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.”
 of 5 bubbles blueangel728, 10 Sep 2016 | Read review
“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
“No elevator to second floor.”
 of 5 bubbles EveT393, 22 Apr 2016 | Read review
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