We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
2018-03-04 2018-03-05
    There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
    • {providername} {price}
    {providername} {price}
      {listitems}
    {sold_out_text}
    We can't find prices for this accommodation
    From {rate_price} {rate_periodicity}

    Blue Sands Inn

    421 S Milpas St, Santa Barbara, CA 93103-3645
    Save
    Lowest prices for your stay
    2018-03-04 2018-03-05
    Are these your travel dates?
    TripAdvisor uses this information to find you the lowest prices for your stay.
    Lock in the lowest price from our partners
    US$179
    US$171
    View Deal
    Traveller (78)
    Room & Suite (50)
    Pool & Beach (13)
    Other hotels you may like
    See all
    Nearby Hotels
    Overview
    • Excellent52%
    • Very good34%
    • Average11%
    • Poor2%
    • Terrible1%
    Travellers talk about
    “ocean view” (17 reviews)
    “ceiling fan” (12 reviews)
    Free Wifi
    Free Parking
    Air Conditioning
    Beachfront
    Pool
    Non-Smoking Hotel
    Suites
    Kitchenette
    Pets Allowed
    2.5 Star Hotel
    All hotel details
    {"containerClass":null,"containerAttributes":null,"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"},"dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"moduleList":["handlers"]},"scriptFlags":null}
    Other hotels you may like
    See all
    Nearby Hotels
    Rooms
    Mar. 4Mar. 5
    |
    1 room, 2 adults, 0 children
    Standard Room

    Getting you more information on this room

    Free Cancellation
    Select
    Show Available Rooms
    Sorry, this partner no longer has rooms available on TripAdvisor. Please visit one of our 8 partner sites to see rooms from US$171.
    We're sorry, there are no rooms available on TripAdvisor. Please change your dates, or view all Santa Barbara hotels with availability
    Standard Room

    Getting you more information on this room

    Free Cancellation
    Select
    {"BOOKING_FEATURES": ["IB_PRICES_OUTSIDE_ROOM_BUTTON","IB_STREAMLINED_SELECTED_ROOM","IB_SHOW_EMAIL_FOR_INSECURE_LOGIN","IB_EXIT_INTERRUPTER","RCMS_INLINE_ROOM_GRID_MAX_OCC","IB_SHOW_AMENITIES_AS_ICONS","IB_POST_BOOKING_LOGIN","IB_IRG_PERFORMANCE_METRICS","IB_IRG_MATCH_META","META_AIR","CHILDREN_SEARCH","IB_INLINE_ROOM_GRID","HR_IB_EXCLUDE_TAXES_AND_FEES","IB_DW_CCNAME_WITH_AUTOCOMPLETE","IB_IRG_PERFORMANCE_METRICS_MOBILE","IBEX_HIGH_EQUITY_BRANDING","IB_PRICE_WINS_POST_TX","IB_BOOKNOW_CLEAN_WITH_ICON_SHORT_BTN","IB_BOOKING_FORM_FAVICON","STORED_CARDS","IB_PRICE_WINS_COPY","IB_URGENCY_BLOCK"] , "IMPRESSION_KEY": "ce3bf2e1b8dc4a57b7e507828a7f2f12", "roomSelectionModel": {"partnerInfos":[],"multiplePartners":false,"polling":{"locationId":119707,"bookingSessionId":null,"detailedAvailabilityKey":null,"commerceContentIds":[79550911],"additionalContentIds":[],"pollCount":0,"checkin":{"day":4,"month":3,"year":2018},"checkout":{"day":5,"month":3,"year":2018},"adults":2,"child_rm_ages":"","rooms":1,"display_rooms":300,"entryPrice":171,"entryCurrency":"USD","complete":true,"formKey":"","showAllRooms":true,"genNewBookingSessionId":false,"winningProviderAtClick":"","selectedRoomKey":"","impressionKey":"ce3bf2e1b8dc4a57b7e507828a7f2f12","navArea":null,"referringServlet":"Hotel_Review","highestMetaPrice":179,"lowestMetaPrice":171,"additionalPartner":false,"highestMetaPriceDisplay":179,"roomsToVerify":[],"clazz":null},"summary":null,"unavailable":false,"metaOffers":[],"mismatchCheckModel":null,"totalMediaCount":0,"hotelPhotos":[],"noticeHeaderMessage":null,"moreProviders":null,"lowestPricePartner":null,"showAllRooms":true,"isMetaCheaper":false,"isBookingLessThanOrEqualToMeta":null,"avgHistoricalPrice":0.0,"avgHistoricalDisplayPrice":null,"expressBookState":{"hasFullTravelerInfo":false,"hasReducedBillingInfo":false,"hasFullBillingInfo":false},"highestMetaPrice":179,"lowestMetaPrice":171,"highestMetaPriceDisplay":179,"hotelName":"Blue Sands Inn","hasSpecialTimeOfStayTaxes":false,"trackingTree":null,"trackingTreeId":null,"showPriceHoverTooltip":false,"trackingContext":"eyJzdGF0ZSI6IkhPVEVMX0FVQ1RJT04iLCJwIjoiSFJfTWFpbkNvbW1lcmNlIiwiaWRzIjp7IkJGSyI6ImNlM2JmMmUxYjhkYzRhNTdiN2U1MDc4MjhhN2YyZjEyIiwiQUlLIjoiMTM4NDI5YmY5ZTYxNDExMDhjNzhmN2FmMjQ3NGViNzQifSwiZW50cnlTZXJ2bGV0IjoiSG90ZWxfUmV2aWV3In0=","cheaperPricesExist":false,"enableLPF":false,"priceDropPercent":0,"canExpandRooms":false,"expandRoomsToAllPartners":false,"roomSelectionKey":null,"useSupplierDirectTreatment":false,"isSupplierDirect":false,"showProviderSeparator":false,"clazz":null,"isPriceDrawerEnabled":false,"seeMoreMessage":null,"seeMoreIFrameMessage":null,"isPricelineCom":false,"isMetaMarketingLandOnBookingFormEnabled":false}, "ibAvailability": true, "metaAvailability": true, "topOfferIsIB": false, "numHacTries": -1, "checkIn": "04/03/2018", "checkOut": "05/03/2018", "lowestPrice": "US$171", "hasDates": true, "hacComplete": true, "contentIdMappings": {"79550911":"CheapTicketsEWS","72273085":"Hotwire","63721967":"TravelocityEWS","115798994":"BookingCom","109278091":"HotelsCom2IB","78975049":"OrbitzEWS"}, "pollingEnabled": false, "preventScroll": false, "offerClickToken": null, "conditionalUpdate": false, "mightGetRooms": true, "divClasses": "ppr_rup ppr_priv_hr_inline_room_grid_hsx", "singlePartnerRoomGridWidget": {"containerClass":null,"containerAttributes":null,"widget":{"name":"ibex_room_grid_hsx","template":"ibex_room_grid_hsx__widget","divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_room_grid_hsx","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))","tracking":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'tracking'))"},"dust":{"sub_header":"ibex_room_grid_hsx__sub_header"},"moduleList":["handlers","tracking"]},"scriptFlags":null}, "multiPartnerRoomGridWidget": null, "mismatchMessage": {"containerClass":null,"containerAttributes":null,"widget":{"name":"ibex_mismatch_message","template":"ibex_mismatch_message__widget","divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_mismatch_message","js":{"handler":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handler'))"},"dust":{},"moduleList":["handler"]},"scriptFlags":null}, "maxRoomsToShow": 300, "isTablet": false, "roomGridRowWidget": {"containerClass":null,"containerAttributes":null,"widget":{"name":"ibex_room_grid_row_hsx","template":"ibex_room_grid_row_hsx__widget","divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_room_grid_row_hsx","js":{},"dust":{"amenities":"ibex_room_grid_row_hsx__amenities","condition_col":"ibex_room_grid_row_hsx__condition_col","price_text":"ibex_room_grid_row_hsx__price_text","reservation_col":"ibex_room_grid_row_hsx__reservation_col"},"moduleList":[]},"scriptFlags":null}, "mismatchMessageLightbox": null, "deviceInfo": "OtherOS OtherBrowser", "bookOnTripAdvisor": "Book on <img class=\"ibHeaderImg\" alt=\"TripAdvisor\" src=\"https:\/\/static.tacdn.com\/img2\/branding\/rebrand\/TA_logo_primary.png\"\/>"}
    Write a ReviewReviews (267)
    There are newer reviews for Blue Sands Inn
    See the most recent reviews
    Traveller rating
    Traveller type
    Time of year
    Language

    21 - 25 of 241 reviews

    Reviewed 17 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....More

    Thank chicdelavie
    Reviewed 7 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...More

    Thank Jennifer P
    Reviewed 23 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....More

    1  Thank Darie702
    Reviewed 22 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...More

    1  Thank Eve T
    Reviewed 12 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...More

    Thank Janet-Walsh1
    Response from BlueSandsMotel, Manager at Blue Sands InnResponded 15 April 2016

    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...More

    PreviousNext
    13456749
    About
    Awards & Recognition
    Certificate of Excellence
    Amenities
    • Top amenities
    • Pool
    • Free Parking
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
    • Beachfront
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Free Parking
    • Room amenities
    • Air Conditioning
    • Microwave
    • Refrigerator in room
    • Things to do
    • Pool
    • Heated pool
    • Outdoor pool
    Details
    • Price range
    • US$193 - US$312 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
    • Hotel class
    • Hotel Style
    • #13 On the Beach Hotel in Santa Barbara
    • #15 Family Hotel in Santa Barbara
    • #23 Romantic Hotel in Santa Barbara
    • Room types
    • Non-Smoking Rooms ,
    • Suites ,
    • Kitchenette
    • Number of rooms
    • 12
    • Reservation Options
    • TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Hotels.com, Travelocity, Orbitz, Expedia, Booking.com, Hotwire and Priceline so you can book your Blue Sands Inn reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
    • Location
    • United States >
    • California >
    • Santa Barbara
    • Also Known As
    • Blue Sands Hotel Santa Barbara ,
    • Blue Sands Santa Barbara
    Add Photo Photos
    Traveller (78)
    Room & Suite (50)
    Pool & Beach (13)
    Dining (2)
    Nearby
    Nearby HotelsSee all 52 hotels in Santa Barbara
    Santa Barbara Inn
    180 reviews
    .06 km away
    Cabrillo Inn at the Beach
    364 reviews
    .13 km away
    Pacific Crest Hotel
    288 reviews
    .15 km away
    Motel 6 Santa Barbara - Beach
    385 reviews
    .19 km away
    Nearby Restaurants
    East Beach Tacos
    56 reviews
    .26 km away
    Convivo Restaurant and Bar
    113 reviews
    .06 km away
    East Beach Grill
    205 reviews
    .36 km away
    Habit
    104 reviews
    .35 km away
    Nearby Attractions
    Santa Barbara Zoo
    1,195 reviews
    .44 km away
    Cabrillo Bike Path
    207 reviews
    1.05 km away
    Santa Barbara Visitor Center
    115 reviews
    1.36 km away
    East Beach
    77 reviews
    1.21 km away
    Ask a question
    Questions & Answers
    r0udak
    26 September 2016|
    AnswerShow all 2 answers
    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
    0
    Votes
    PreviousNext
    12
    Room Tips
    "Room twelve great views"
    Read review
    "Ask for a room with ocean view."
    Read review
    "Room #6 is right at the top of the stairs so we hard a lot of people traffic and noise."
    Read review
    "The roomy suite has a park and ocean view."
    Read review
    Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
    Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing