Blue Sands Inn, A Kirkwood Collection Property

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Beach nearby, beach shuttle
Outdoor pool, sun loungers
Outdoor pool, sun loungers
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Overview of Blue Sands Inn, A Kirkwood Collection Property

Blue Sands Inn, A Kirkwood Collection Property

4.0 star property

4.4/5 Excellent

Guests rated this property 4.6/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Pet friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Housekeeping

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitizer provided
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Social distancing
421 South Milpas Street, Santa Barbara, CA, 93103

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationCabrillo Pavillion5 min walk
  • Popular LocationSanta Barbara Zoo11 min walk
  • Popular LocationChase Palm Park13 min walk
  • AirportSanta Barbara, CA (SBA-Santa Barbara Municipal)14 min drive

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About this area

Santa Barbara

Blue Sands Inn, A Kirkwood Collection Property is located in East Beach, a neighborhood in Santa Barbara, and is in the entertainment district and on the waterfront. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Cabrillo Pavillion and Chase Palm Park, while Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History Sea Center and Santa Barbara Art Foundry are cultural highlights. Don't miss out on a visit to Santa Barbara Zoo. Spend some time exploring the area's activities, including winery tours and whale-watching.

What's nearby

  • Cabrillo Pavillion - 5 min walk
  • Santa Barbara Zoo - 11 min walk
  • Chase Palm Park - 13 min walk
  • Cabrillo Bike Path - 17 min walk
  • Santa Barbara Deep Sea - 2 min drive

Getting around

  • Santa Barbara Station - 3 min drive
  • Santa Barbara Municipal Airport (SBA) - 14 min drive

Restaurants

  • East Beach Grill — 5 min walk
  • Santa Barbara Roasting Company — 3 min drive

About this property

Blue Sands Inn, A Kirkwood Collection Property

4-star motel in the heart of East Beach
Close to Santa Barbara Zoo and Stearns Wharf, Blue Sands Inn, A Kirkwood Collection Property provides amenities like free WiFi. With a beach shuttle, this motel is the perfect place to soak up some sun.
You'll also enjoy perks such as:
  • An outdoor pool with sun loungers
  • Free self parking
  • An area shuttle, a picnic area, and concierge services
  • A terrace, tour/ticket assistance, and luggage storage
  • Guest reviews say great things about the helpful staff
Room features
All guestrooms at Blue Sands Inn, A Kirkwood Collection Property offer perks such as air conditioning, as well as amenities like free WiFi and safes. Guests reviews give good marks for the clean rooms at the property.
Other conveniences in all rooms include:
  • Heating and fans
  • Bathrooms with showers and free toiletries
  • 40-inch flat-screen TVs with premium channels
  • Refrigerators, microwaves, and daily housekeeping

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Free self parking on site
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking and van parking available
  • Free offsite parking
  • Area shuttle (surcharge) up to 0.01 miles
  • Beach shuttle (surcharge)
  • Shopping center shuttle (surcharge)

Things to do

  • Bicycle rentals
  • Outdoor pool

Family friendly

  • Microwave
  • Outdoor pool
  • Refrigerator

Conveniences

  • No elevators
  • Water dispenser

Guest services

  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Outdoors

  • Picnic area
  • Pool sun loungers
  • Terrace

Accessibility

  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • Grab bar near toilet
  • In-room accessibility
  • Low-height counter and sink
  • Raised toilet seat
  • Roll-in shower (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible van parking

More

  • Renovated entire property - July 2017
  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Air conditioning
  • Bed sheets
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Fan
  • Heating

Bathroom

  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Shower
  • Towels

Entertainment

  • 40-inch flat-screen TV
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels

Food and drink

  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator

More

  • Access via exterior corridors
  • Individually decorated
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
  • Safe

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Policies

Check-in

Check-in from 4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18

Check-out

Check-out before 11 AM

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
If you are planning to arrive after 11:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

Pets allowed for an extra charge of USD 25 per pet, per day (maximum USD 300 per stay)
Dogs and cats welcome
2 per room
Service animals are exempt from fees
Restrictions apply; for more information contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 25.0 per day

Property payment types

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Pet fee: USD 25 per pet, per day (maximum USD 300 per stay)
  • Service animals are exempt from fees
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 25.0 per day

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

This property is managed by a professional host
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a first aid kit

We should mention

Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation (surcharges apply and can be found in the Fees section)

Property is also known as

Blue Sands Inn Santa Barbara
Blue Sands Motel
Blue Sands Motel Santa Barbara
Blue Sands Santa Barbara
Blue Sands Hotel Santa Barbara
Blue Sands Inn
Blue Sands Inn, A Kirkwood Collection Property Motel
Blue Sands Inn, A Kirkwood Collection Property Santa Barbara

Frequently asked questions

Overall score and ratings

4.4

Excellent

Rating 5 - Excellent. 309 out of 496 reviews
5 - Excellent 62%
Rating 4 - Good. 127 out of 496 reviews
4 - Good 26%
Rating 3 - Okay. 35 out of 496 reviews
3 - Okay 7%
Rating 2 - Poor. 15 out of 496 reviews
2 - Poor 3%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 10 out of 496 reviews
1 - Terrible 2%

4.6/5

Cleanliness

4.6/5

Staff & service

4.0/5

Amenities

4.5/5

Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with family and small children, Traveled with group, Traveled with partner, Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
I enjoyed my stay here
Stayed 2 nights in Jan 2022

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
This was a great place to stay and I would do so again in the future. I do wish there was someone on the property overnight and sooner in the morning along with more parking, but overall it was a lovely stay.
Stayed 1 night in Jan 2022

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with partner, Traveled with pets
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Love that it was a few steps to the beach. I like our room's ocean view and cleanliness. I wished they offered a few pastries for breakfast.
Stayed 2 nights in Jan 2022

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Small and personal. Staff very helpful. Room a bit small, would have liked a coffee maker in the room.
Stayed 3 nights in Jan 2022

4/5 Good

Traveled with group, Traveled with pets
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Stayed 1 night in Dec 2021