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    Blue Sands Motel

    421 S Milpas St, Santa Barbara, CA 93103-3645
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    Overview
    • Excellent49%
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    • Average12%
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    “ocean view” (16 reviews)
    Free Wifi
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    Reviewed 5 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...More

    1  Thank kelleyhome
    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....More

    Thank Deborah S
    Reviewed 26 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.

    Thank aggiedo
    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 &...More

    Thank JMerritt18
    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....More

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    About
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    Amenities
    • Top amenities
    • Pool
    • Free Parking
    • Beachfront
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Free Parking
    • Room amenities
    • Air Conditioning
    • Microwave
    • Refrigerator in room
    • Things to do
    • Pool
    Details
    • Price range
    • US$197 - US$335 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
    • Hotel class
    • Hotel Style
    • #12 On the Beach Hotel in Santa Barbara
    • #18 Family Hotel in Santa Barbara
    • #23 Romantic Hotel in Santa Barbara
    • Room types
    • Non-Smoking Rooms ,
    • Suites ,
    • Kitchenette
    • Number of rooms
    • 11
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    • United States >
    • California >
    • Santa Barbara
    • Also Known As
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    • Blue Sands Santa Barbara
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    r0udak
    26 September 2016|
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    Response from sillyboyz | Reviewed this property |
    it's a lovely small hotel so as other traveller has said no beer,however plenty of pubs in santa Barbara selling craft beers centre is about 20 minutes walk hope this helps
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    tropchaude
    4 September 2014|
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    Response from BlueSandsMotel | Property representative |
    Hello, We are dog-friendly. There is a $10 + tax fee per dog per night. Please let us know if you have additional questions. Thank you, Ines
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    "Room #6 is right at the top of the stairs so we hard a lot of people traffic and noise."
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    "The roomy suite has a park and ocean view."
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    "Up stairs rooms provide the best beach views"
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    "Second floor middle room, Rm. 205(?), has partial oceanview for the same rate as other rooms without."
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