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Blue Sands Inn

Star Rating
4 out of 5
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Reviews

4.6 / 5Wonderful
330 reviews

Amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Free Parking
  • Pet Friendly

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1-800-238-0767

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    About this area

    Located in Santa Barbara's East Beach neighborhood, Blue Sands Inn is in the entertainment district and on the waterfront. Shoppers can check out Upper State Street, while everyone can enjoy the natural beauty of Los Padres National Forest and Carpinteria State Beach. Santa Barbara Zoo and Center for Urban Agriculture at Fairview Gardens are also worth visiting.

    4.9/5 guest location rating

    Guests like it for

    • Easy parking (237 reviews)
    • Walkable (224 reviews)
    • Safe (185 reviews)

    Getting around

    • Santa Barbara Station - 2 min drive
    • Santa Barbara, CA (SBA-Santa Barbara Municipal) - 13 min drive

    Restaurants

    • Fishouse - 2 min drive
    • Los Agaves - 2 min drive
    • State Street Cafe - 2 min drive
    • La Super-Rica Taqueria - 2 min drive
    • Loquita - 2 min drive

    About this property

    Blue Sands Inn

    Along with an outdoor pool, this smoke-free motel has coffee/tea in a common area and concierge services. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Other amenities include tour/ticket assistance and a picnic area. All 12 rooms provide conveniences like 15 bathrooms and refrigerators, plus free WiFi and flat-screen TVs with cable channels. Guests will also find microwaves, fans, and hair dryers.

    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)

    Food and drink

    Coffee/tea in common area(s)

    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 path of travel
    Wheelchair-accessible parking

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    Smoke-free property

    Room amenities

    Bedroom

    Air conditioning
    Blackout drapes/curtains
    Fan
    Heating

    Bathroom

    15 bathrooms
    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
    Iron/ironing board (on request)
    Safe
    4.6

    Wonderful

    5 - Excellent
    223
    4 - Good
    81
    3 - Okay
    16
    2 - Mediocre
    5
    1 - Poor
    5
    4.7
    Cleanliness
    4.6
    Service and Staff
    4.3
    Amenities
    4.6
    Property condition

    5/5 Excellent

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

    Clean and comfortable beds.

    Stayed 1 night in Jan 2020

    4/5 Good

    • Liked: Staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

    Stayed 1 night in Jan 2020

    3/5

    • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
    • Disliked: Room comfort

    Meh road room & accommodations. Great service!

    We stayed at Blue Sands Inn as a part of a Holiday road trip. The staff was incredibly kind and helpful - they even had a printed out list of all the restaurants nearby open on Christmas. So nice! The room itself was incredibly small with no closet, so most of the floor space with two travelers and a dog was taken up by stuff, not leaving much (really any) room for walking around. The "ocean view" was nice but I wouldn't pay extra for it. You're looking across a park to the ocean through pretty small windows. Our room had what seemed to be a popular corner pee spot for dogs that had a dog pee after smell. I wanted to like this place, but overall it was just meh. We stayed at 4 other places along the coast on the trip that we're far better. Definitely not worth the price.

    Stayed 2 nights in Dec 2019

    2/5

    • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
    • Disliked: Property conditions & facilities, room comfort

    The motel was totally overpriced (and yes, I understand it’s Santa Barbara during Christmas week). The picture of the motel leads you to believe it’s on the ocean. It is not. It in fact, has a big wall belonging to the nearby hotel as its main view towards the ocean. The rooms are reconditioned but tiny. The climate control was cumbersome and the pool was not heated. The staff was nice.

    Stayed 1 night in Dec 2019

    5/5 Excellent

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

    Stayed 2 nights in Dec 2019

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