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Hesperia, California
Reviewed 23 April 2012

My King fireplace room had a comfy bed, gas fireplace, nice big windows, a partial view of the ocean, free wi-fi that worked well, fridge, microwave, and even a wine chiller! There is a little wear and tear if you look closely, but it is all cosmetic. Yes you will hear the train periodically and see homeless folks in the...

1Thank Charlene J
imperial beach,ca
Reviewed 27 March 2012

We reserved two rooms: 1 for my husband, me, and our 2 dogs, and a 2nd room for mom and her dog. We were a bit upset to learn at check-in that they had changed their policy about being able to leave our pets in the room while we went out. We had chosen this particular motel for that very...

2Thank lewseal
Reviewed 19 March 2012

This welcoming motel is right next to the beautiful beach of Santa Barbara. Nice rooms and free parking and wifi makes it a reasonably good overnight stay. Couple of minor things to consider though, when choosing your motel. It's pretty far from the shops and restaurants of the city center. The dog friendliness of the motel seems to be a...

2Thank Jarimalla
Vancouver, BC
Reviewed 18 March 2012

We had a "partial beach view" room overlooking a small ball park and a seemingly endless parade of palm trees. The room was well-equipped, the pool area was sheltered for winter ray-catching, and a wonderfull little grocery store half a block away provided all our breakfast and snacking needs. For our first visit to Santa Barbara we were more than...

Thank Kitsilano
Orange County, CA
Reviewed 22 February 2012

Decided I needed a break took my dog & headed to Blue Sands, small motel with great location, friendly staff, clean rooms. Lots of "little touches" that make it a special place. Area to sit outside & enjoy the view and fresh air. Spent lots of time walking the beach also a park right across the street. Walked to Sterns...

2Thank Babbit06
los angeles
Reviewed 19 February 2012

The Blue Sands accepts pets! of all sizes as near as I could tell. This very small, well located (right next door to Tri-County Produce; one of my favorite markets) little motel will to let you down. The Blue Sands has comfy beds, full kitchen (for us in Room 4) gas fireplace, sparkling pool, nice patio, friendly owners, free parking...

3Thank larsthorwald
Santa Fe, NM
Reviewed 16 February 2012

Caring staff, clean rooms with kitchens, super close to East beach - love this place. Stayed on first floor and did not hear people above me at all - was quiet. Go to Tri-County Produce, less than 2 blocks, for any food items. Only complaint: pool patio was being sealed? during my stay and the toxic odor was overwhelming.

1Thank mermaidu
Pasadena, California
Reviewed 2 February 2012

My wife, our 2 Labradors, and myself stayed here (1.28.12) for the night and had a great time. The room we had (#8) was real nice...very surprised at how well they updated it. The room is a bit small for all of us, but we had no complaints. The bathroom & shower were great as well. Would definitely return...

2Thank Johnny_Gutz
Hampshire, UK
Reviewed 8 January 2012

We paid extra for the two room suite since we wanted space to hang out and the view was a plus but I wish in some ways we hadn't bothered. The bed linens were wanting, the maid service could have done better with the floors and the kitchen was very outdated. The location was just dandy and the staff were...

Thank JenIttels
Glendale, Arizona
Reviewed 11 November 2011

My husband and I traveled to SB for a short get-away and stayed at the Blue Sands Motel. We were so impressed with the quality of the motel and the location. We stayed in room 10 which was cute and comfortable with a king size bed. The room has been remodeled recently and was perfect for two people. It only...

2Thank AKtoAZ

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Beachfront
Things to do
  • Pool
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
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  • 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: $146 (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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