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NYC
Reviewed 1 July 2016 via mobile

The hotel is extremely loud. If you slept on Times Square in NYC it would be more quiet. The service was nice but very unprofessional. They didn't want to show us rooms (I can't leave twice - is what the girl said when we asked to see a quieter room). We had a payment issue and the manager was not...

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Palmdale, California
Reviewed 24 May 2016

The room, sheets and bathroom was sparkling clean. The staff were cordial and welcoming. The manager, Marcos, even offered me a cup of coffee when the coffee flask at the general area was empty. The area is quiet, and felt safe.

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Sun City West, Arizona
Reviewed 15 May 2016

We stayed here last night in Room 106, away from the road noise. Spotlessly clean, friendly staff. Walls are a bit thin and we heard footsteps upstairs, but not bad enough to be a problem. Fast wifi. No breakfast, just coffee in the office.

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Los Osos, CA
Reviewed 3 May 2016

This hotel actually exceeded my expectations. On a whim after a massage in Santa Barbara I decided to spend the night at the last minute. After reading some of the reviews I was hesitant but the only alternative was to drive to Ventura for accomodations that weren't in the over 300$ range. The room was clean, bed was triple sheeted...

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Bordeaux, France
Reviewed 21 April 2016

Little motel near Santa Barbara close to Rincon Point, great location, the rooms are large and well-equiped and the staff really nice! Want to be back to this pretty place face to the mountains and just near the beach!

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Reviewed 8 January 2016 via mobile

Stayed 1 night ..like I tell everyone You get what you pay for. It's a room ..Simple comfortable, Next to freeway Location good. Didn't see any ants or roaches Bed was comfortable. Had No problems at all. No continental breakfast just coffee. T.V, Laundry facility. All I have to say its a good place I would come back & stay...

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Schermbeck, Germany
Reviewed 29 October 2015 via mobile

I ve stayed here two nights. The motel looks more like an old spanish hacienda. It is very green. The outside looks very wellcoming. The rooms are very clean and individuell arrangend. Though it is an older house, the rooms are equipped with modern flat screens. The service was very good. If your on your to santa Barbara it is...

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Reviewed 4 October 2015 via mobile

We stayed for two nights. The second day early in the morning I called to let housekeeping know we didn't need there service and that we needed to get extra pillows since the king size bed only came with two flat pillows and one throw pillow. After we spent the day around town we came back to find indeed they...

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Reviewed 19 August 2015

The unexpected charges of $20.00 after we checked out - probably would have charged more had I not warned my credit card company. They scan your credit card to keep on file, by the way! Outrageous prices for a dumpy motel - $220 for one night/queen size bed. I've stayed at better hotels for less than that. Not even coffee...

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San Francisco, California
Reviewed 6 August 2015

TERRIBLE experience. We were evicted from our room at 9:30PM because we had our dog sleeping comfortably in our RV in the parking lot. Our baby was sleeping in the room and the heartless manager/owner made us wake him up to leave immediately because he said there were no dogs allowed. We knew this was not a pet friendly hotel,...

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  • Free Parking
  • Pool
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking

Additional Information about Sandyland Reef Inn

Address: 4160 Via Real Road, Carpinteria, CA 93013
Region: United States > California > Carpinteria
Price Range: $78 - $168 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Sandyland Reef Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 45
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“Ask for a ground floor room, towards the rear of the property, away from the freeway.”
 of 5 bubbles 598trevorm, 13 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Great location, great staff and clean.”
 of 5 bubbles Mpalyenkana, 24 May 2016 | Read review
“We had a handicap room b/c it was the only one available. Wide door into the bathroom with grab bars near toilet and in the tub/shower.”
 of 5 bubbles Cindy_SunCityWest_AZ, 15 May 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a mountains view!”
 of 5 bubbles OPoca, 21 Apr 2016 | Read review
“A room in the back upstairs or down are the most quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles mmarge1, 8 Feb 2015 | Read review
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