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Beach nearby, beach shuttle
Outdoor pool, sun loungers
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In-room safe, individually decorated, blackout drapes

Guest reviews

4.5/5 Wonderful
368 reviews
Guests rated this property 4.7/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Pet Friendly
  • Air Conditioning
  • Housekeeping

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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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  • Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed, Accessible, Ground Floor

    4.7/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 200 sq ft
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 King Bed
    More detailsDeluxe Room, 1 King Bed, Accessible, Ground Floor
  • Deluxe Room, Fireplace, Ocean View (Upstairs)

    4.9/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 250 sq ft
    • Ocean view
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 King Bed
    More detailsDeluxe Room, Fireplace, Ocean View (Upstairs)
  • Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed, Pool View, Poolside (Ground Floor)

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 250 sq ft
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 King Bed
    More detailsDeluxe Room, 1 King Bed, Pool View, Poolside (Ground Floor)
  • Deluxe Room, 2 Queen Beds, Fireplace, Pool View (Upstairs)

    4/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 220 sq ft
    • Sleeps 4
    • 2 Queen Beds
    More detailsDeluxe Room, 2 Queen Beds, Fireplace, Pool View (Upstairs)
  • Deluxe Room, 2 Queen Beds, Kitchen, Pool View (Ground Floor)

    4.6/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 220 sq ft
    • Sleeps 4
    • 2 Queen Beds
    More detailsDeluxe Room, 2 Queen Beds, Kitchen, Pool View (Ground Floor)
  • Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Fireplace, Pool View (Upstairs)

    4.8/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 200 sq ft
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 King Bed
    More detailsStandard Room, 1 King Bed, Fireplace, Pool View (Upstairs)
  • Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds, Pool View (Upstairs)

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 200 sq ft
    • Sleeps 4
    • 2 Queen Beds
    More detailsStandard Room, 2 Queen Beds, Pool View (Upstairs)
  • Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed, Kitchen, Ground Floor (Patio & Fireplace)

    4.8/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 250 sq ft
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 King Bed
    More detailsDeluxe Room, 1 King Bed, Kitchen, Ground Floor (Patio & Fireplace)
  • Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed, Ocean View (Upstairs)

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 250 sq ft
    • Ocean view
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Queen Bed
    More detailsStandard Room, 1 Queen Bed, Ocean View (Upstairs)
  • Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Ocean View (Upstairs)

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 250 sq ft
    • Ocean view
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 King Bed
    More detailsStandard Room, 1 King Bed, Ocean View (Upstairs)

The price per-night is based on the lowest price found within the past 24 hours for the next 30 nights. All prices exclude taxes and fees and are based on a 1-night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

About this area

Santa Barbara

Located in Santa Barbara's East Beach neighborhood, Blue Sands Inn 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.

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Popular Location

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 - 6 min drive

Getting around

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

Restaurants

  • Fishouse - 2 min drive
  • State Street Cafe - 2 min drive
  • Los Agaves - 2 min drive
  • Santa Barbara Shellfish Company - 2 min drive
  • Char West Fish & Chips - 2 min drive

About this property

Blue Sands Inn

4-star motel near the beach
Along with an outdoor pool, this smoke-free motel has concierge services and tour/ticket assistance. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Other amenities include a picnic area. All rooms are individually decorated and offer free WiFi and fans. For a bit of entertainment, flat-screen TVs come with cable channels, and guests can also appreciate conveniences like refrigerators and microwaves.
Blue Sands Inn offers 12 air-conditioned accommodations, which are accessible via exterior corridors and feature safes and hair dryers. Each accommodation is individually decorated. Refrigerators and microwaves are provided. Bathrooms include showers and complimentary toiletries.

This Santa Barbara motel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. 40-inch flat-screen televisions come with premium cable channels. Additionally, rooms include fans and blackout drapes/curtains. Housekeeping is offered daily and irons/ironing boards can be requested.

Recreational amenities at the motel include an outdoor pool.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

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

Social distancing

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

Safety measures

Hand sanitizer provided
Personal protective equipment worn by staff
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
  • Free nearby 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 note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible van parking

More

  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Air conditioning
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Fan
  • Heating
  • Linens

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

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 only
2 per room
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

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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

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.
    Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a first aid kit.
  • This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.
  • Contactless check-out is available.

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 Motel
Blue Sands Inn Santa Barbara
Blue Sands Inn Motel Santa Barbara

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Blue Sands Inn and receive a full refund?
Yes, Blue Sands Inn offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Blue Sands Inn cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
How much does it cost to stay at Blue Sands Inn?
As of Jul 10, 2020, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Blue Sands Inn on Jul 13, 2020 start from $239, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
Does this property have a pool?
Yes, this property has an outdoor pool.
Is this motel pet-friendly?
Yes, Blue Sands Inn allows cats and dogs (limit 2 per room). There's a fee of USD 25 per pet, per day. Service animals are exempt from fees.
How much is parking at this property?
Self parking is free at this property; nearby parking is also free.
What time is check-in at this property?
Check-in is from 4:00 PM–11:00 PM. Late check-in is available during limited hours.
What time is check-out at Blue Sands Inn?
Check-out is at 11 AM.
Where is this motel located?
Located in East Beach, this beach motel is within a 15-minute walk of Cabrillo Pavillion, Santa Barbara Zoo, and Chase Palm Park. Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History Sea Center and Andree Clark Bird Refuge are also within 1 mi (2 km). Santa Barbara Station is 27 minutes by foot.

Guest reviews

Overall score and ratings for Blue Sands Inn

4.5
Wonderful
5 - Excellent
249
4 - Good
89
3 - Okay
18
2 - Mediocre
5
1 - Poor
7
4.7
Cleanliness
4.6
Service and Staff
4.2
Amenities
4.6
Property condition

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

Location close to shopping, beach and dining, quiet, clean, good parking, friendly staff, easy check-in and out, pool is available

Stayed 1 night in Jul 2020

3/5

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
  • Disliked: Amenities

This little inn is ok. It’s clean and the rooms have been updated to look more boho modern. However it’s very loud. The walls are thin and the enclosed pool adds an echo of additional noise. The location is convenient which is the main plus , only a half block to the beach. There is also a small grocery store just steps away. And the funk zone is only a short walk away. I would recommend staying here but only if you get a good rate, nothing over $250 max.

Stayed 3 nights in Jun 2020

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities

Stayed 1 night in Jun 2020

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

Room was completely updated, with new everything. Well done. Very clean. Comfortable beds.

Stayed 1 night in May 2020

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

Clean and well designed. For the price you get I recommend for a short stay.

Stayed 1 night in Apr 2020