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Durham, North Carolina
Reviewed 26 February 2016

we usually like to stay in places with local charm. This has a tiny bit of charm if you like 1960-1970s era situations. They have updated the floors, bedding, bathrooms and rooms with kitchens are very convenient, although kitchen is very dated. It worked for us, yet we hated the fact that a man who apparently managed an offshore oil...

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

Dear Computerpals, Thank you very much for taking the time to review our property. We are very sorry to hear that we were unable to meet your expectations. We are also sorry to hear that one of our guests was talking loudly. Unfortunately, he is a little hard of hearing, and so he does tend to speak a little loud....

Reviewed 22 February 2016

Loved the property. Very nice with beach access right across the street. Room was beautiful, loved having a fireplace, and the bathroom was larger than most chain hotels. The pool was immaculate (although the outdoor temp kept us from using it) I liked having close, onsite parking, and the location makes it accessible to just about everything. The kids enjoyed...

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

Thank you so much for your kind words. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. This is exactly the kind of guest experience that we try our best to deliver. Please come back and visit us again, hopefully when the weather is a little warmer so you can enjoy the pool as well as...

slc
Reviewed 17 February 2016

We were driving through for one night at Blue Sands Motel. Greeted so kindly, we chose them for price we were surprised at how nice for the money. I love to be able to walk to the beach and it fit the bill. I like quiet, check. I like a room that smells clean, check. Great bike paths for riding...

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

Dear Mirasolbaja, Thank you very much for taking the time to review our property. We always love to hear how much our guests enjoy their stay in Santa Barbara, especially when we can contribute to their positive experience. Many of our guests really enjoy our proximity to the beach and bike paths. In fact, every year the start and finish...

Menifee, California
Reviewed 16 February 2016

This place is my favorite place to book when visiting Santa Barbara..true it's not a resort hotel but it's very affordable, very clean nod quite,and right across the ocean ..there also the park to one side of the hotel for my dog to run around, we usually book 2 rooms...our room does not have carpets which I'm really allergic to.....

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

Dear Flakes53, Thank you very much for reviewing our property. We love our regular guests and are always so happy to see them come back. We are only a small property, but our goal is to provide our guests with the best value and the best experience possible. Shane

Reviewed 14 February 2016 via mobile

This Little Motel Is Clean Comfortable And Homey The Rooms Are Nice And The Staff Really Takes Care Of The Property... It's Close To Beach And Restaurants All Within Walking Distance ... Check It Out You Won't Be Disappointed ... Bring Food Because They Don't Serve Breakfast But They Have A Full Kitchenette ...And Its Well Equipped....

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

Dear Ken, Thank you very much for taking time out of your day to review our property and for your kind words. We really appreciate it. Unfortunately, it’s true that we are too small to offer breakfast, but we do have a great little place that is almost across the street which is one of the few places is Santa...

Albany, California
Reviewed 27 December 2015

Hotel is nice, small and has a warm vibe. We stayed in a suite, which had two separate rooms, separated by a door, and it also had a kitchen. It was prefect for a family of four or a group of four travelling together. If we were less people, a regular room would have been fine. It had a great...

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

Dear Jake3030, Thank you for your kind review. I’m really happy to hear that you liked our suite. I wish we had more of them. It’s our most popular room and unfortunately, we only have one room like it. We hope that you are able to come back soon. Remember, if you want the suite, please book in advance to...

Pasadena, California
Reviewed 27 November 2015

My family and I have been visiting Santa Barbara for the past twenty plus years and . . . well, I don't really want to write this review because I don't want anyone else to know about it BUT IT DESERVES WONDERFUL REVIEWS! Forgive me but where else can you get such a value in Santa Barbara? Try staying at...

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Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 11 November 2015

Stayed a week here while at a seminar across the street. Great location and good price. Very clean, noninvasive cleaning help. And they allowed my little dog. Again; a great location. I will stay here again.

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Tyler
Reviewed 5 August 2015

When we arrived at the motel our keys didn't work at room #101. The manager came and worked on it for quite a while during which I was unable to take a nap after my flight from Dallas and drive from LAX. After he fixed the lock, I didn't have time to rest before going to a wedding rehearsal. That...

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Berkeley, California
Reviewed 2 August 2015

We had a wonderful weekend at the Blue Sands Motel! Not only did they welcome our two standard poodles with open arms, but they were flexible with our late arrival and did everything possible to make our stay amazing. We loved the room (Room 5), which was well-appointed and quiet. The bed--a California King--was top notch. My wife said she...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • 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
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • 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: $143 (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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