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Blue Sands Motel

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07/05/2017 08/05/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Reviewed 8 July 2016 via mobile

Really enjoyed our stay at Blue Sands - spacious room, well equipped kitchen area, and smart bathroom. It was clean and bright with easy access to the pool and parking lot. The staff were friendly and helpful with local knowledge of the area.

Thank ELMyhill
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 May 2016 via mobile

My new husband and I stayed here for one night whilst travelling around California! What a brilliant little find! This little motel may not look much from the outside but the room was decorated lovely! Very modern with a beautiful shower room. We had two queen beds, a microwave, refrigerator and even a little wine chiller! The staff were very...

Thank Bowyerville84
Camarillo, California
Reviewed 18 May 2016

Travelled with toddlers overnight to visit the zoo. Wanted beachfront location and walking distance to zoo, got BOTH! Nothing fancy, but everything was nice, from friendly receptionist, heated pool, well insulated room (almost never noticed other guests), to newly renovated room and bath, with fireplace. Walking distance to restaurants, and market "next door" for snacks, bottled water, etc. Wished it...

Thank chicdelavie
Reviewed 8 May 2016 via mobile

We just stayed for our honeymoon and loved it. The room is inviting and romantic, the wine fridge was great for all our wine we bought during our walking wine tour, the bathroom is clean and the shower was great. We had room 8 on the second floor and had a pretty good view of the ocean, although the hotel...

Thank Jennifer P
Las Vegas, Nevada
Reviewed 24 April 2016 via mobile

Great location to Beach! We had second floor room. Room we got was beautifully updated bathroom and room for 2! Has coffee, tea, coffee pot, fridge, microwave, iron, ironing board (important when traveling by car and clothes get mashed), 46 or 48" flat screen tv. Pool small but goes from 4 to 9'! No a/c but we got a great...

1Thank Darie702
San Francisco, California
Reviewed 23 April 2016

Our room, number 105, was nice. The good points: clean, nice bed linens, big window with a view, small frig, microwave, wine frig, nice bathroom with a great shower, despite the severe drought status in Santa Barbara. The hotel is very close to the beach and has a nice pool. The caveats: room 105, on the second floor, has no...

1Thank Eve T
Reviewed 13 April 2016

Admittedly leery about staying in a non-chain hotel ~ this property surpassed every expectation! Not only clean... But, cutely designed rooms were small, but intelligently designed for storage. Value for SBA area, beyond amazing!!!! Thank you, Blue Sands for this amazing opportunity to see my dream city!

Thank Janet-Walsh1
BlueSandsMotel, Manager at Blue Sands Motel, responded to this review

Hello Ms Walsh, Thank you very much for sharing your positive experience at the Blue Sands Motel and in Santa Barbara. It was a pleasure having you here and we are glad we were able to accommodate you at the last minute. We hope you come and visit us again on your next trip to Santa Barbara.

Reviewed 31 March 2016

Only a block from the beach, friendly helpful staff. We enjoyed our time at Blue Sands. The kitchen was really nice, had everything we needed. My children enjoyed the pool, nice temperature. We accidentally left a couple items, they're shipping them UPS to us in Indiana.

Thank Serena Walls S
BlueSandsMotel, Manager at Blue Sands Motel, responded to this review

Dear Serena, Thank you for your nice review. We are really happy you enjoyed your stay with us. The weather has really been great this year and the pool is always a big hit with the children. We are glad that we were able to get those items back to you.

Wyckoff, New Jersey
Reviewed 25 March 2016 via mobile

Stayed there for two nights. The place is great. Very clean and in a perfect location with quick access to the beach. The front desk agents were all super friendly and helpful. The pool is a great place to hang out after a long day of exploring the beautiful city and surroundings.

Thank tloth
BlueSandsMotel, Manager at Blue Sands Motel, responded to this review

Dear Tloth, It is our pleasure to try to make every stay perfect and enjoyable. We are so happy you enjoyed your stay in Santa Barbara and your time at the beach. We hope to welcome you back soon.

Reviewed 5 March 2016 via mobile

Such a well managed pet friendly motel. There are rules for the pets, but they also encourage pet comfort and human enjoyment. Beds are very comfortable. Rooms are spotless Bathrooms are modern and clean Kitchenettes are updated, we never used ours but it was inviting. Management was friendly and welcoming. We were on a 21 day road trip of california...

BlueSandsMotel, Manager at Blue Sands Motel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to review our property. We are so glad to hear that you and your Labrador enjoyed your stay with us. We hope that you will be able to stay with us again in the future. Maybe for his 13th birthday =). Blue Sands Management

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Beachfront
Things to do
  • Pool
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • 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 South Milpas Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93103
Region: United States > California > Santa Barbara
Price Range: $152 (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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  • At what time does the pool open each day?

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“Room #6 is right at the top of the stairs so we hard a lot of people traffic and noise.”
freckles6, 26 Sep 2016 | Read review
“The roomy suite has a park and ocean view.”
blueangel728, 10 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Up stairs rooms provide the best beach views”
757tonyh, 12 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Second floor middle room, Rm. 205(?), has partial oceanview for the same rate as other rooms without.”
chicdelavie, 17 May 2016 | Read review
“No elevator to second floor.”
EveT393, 22 Apr 2016 | Read review
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