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Blue Sands Inn

Star Rating
4 out of 5

Information

Reviews

4.6 / 5Wonderful
309 reviews

Amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Free Parking
  • Pet Friendly

Map

What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Cabrillo Pavillion
    5 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Santa Barbara Zoo
    11 min walk
  • Restaurant
    The Lark
    24 min walk
  • Restaurant
    Figueroa Mountain Brewing Company
    24 min walk
  • Airport
    Santa Barbara, CA (SBA-Santa Barbara Municipal)
    13 min drive

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1-800-238-0767

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    About this area

    Santa Barbara

    Located on the waterfront, Blue Sands Inn is in Santa Barbara's East Beach neighborhood, a walkable area with good shopping. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Lotusland and Los Padres National Forest, while Santa Barbara Museum of Art and Santa Barbara Bowl are cultural highlights. Santa Barbara Zoo and Center for Urban Agriculture at Fairview Gardens are also worth visiting. Our guests appreciate the motel's quiet location.

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    What's nearby

    • Popular Location
      Cabrillo Pavillion - 5 min walk
    • Popular Location
      Santa Barbara Zoo - 11 min walk
    • Popular Location
      Chase Palm Park - 13 min walk
    • Popular Location
      Cabrillo Bike Path - 17 min walk
    • Popular Location
      Santa Barbara Deep Sea - 3 min drive

    Getting around

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

    Restaurants

    • The Lark — 24 min walk
    • Figueroa Mountain Brewing Company — 24 min walk
    • Los Agaves — 24 min walk
    • La Super-Rica Taqueria — 24 min walk
    • Santa Barbara Wine Collective — 25 min walk

    About this property

    Blue Sands Inn

    4-star motel near the beach
    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.
    Blue Sands Inn offers 12 air-conditioned accommodations, which are accessible via exterior corridors and feature safes and hair dryers. Refrigerators and microwaves are provided. Bathrooms include showers and complimentary toiletries.
    Guests can surf the web using the 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.
    Blue Sands Inn features an outdoor pool, a terrace, and tour/ticket assistance. Public areas are equipped with complimentary wireless Internet access. For a surcharge, the property provides an area shuttle within 0.01 miles and a beach shuttle. This beach motel also offers a picnic area, coffee/tea in a common area, and concierge services. Complimentary self parking is available on site. A total renovation of this property was completed in July 2017.
    Blue Sands Inn is a smoke-free property.
    Recreational amenities at the motel include an outdoor pool.
    The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

    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

    More

    • 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

    Nearby things to do

    Activities

    • Beach access
    • Whale watching
    4.6

    Wonderful

    5 - Excellent
    211
    4 - Good
    77
    3 - Okay
    13
    2 - Mediocre
    4
    1 - Poor
    4
    4.7
    Cleanliness
    4.6
    Service and Staff
    4.4
    Amenities
    4.6
    Property condition

    5/5 Excellent

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

    Cool hotel

    Very friendly stuff )) cool place to stay.

    Stayed 1 night in Nov 2019

    4/5 Good

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

    Haven't stayed in a motel in years, but this was a wonderful experience. Clean, updated room, great beach location. Loved hearing the ocean at night. Staff was attentive and friendly.

    Stayed 3 nights in Nov 2019

    4/5 Good

      Stayed 1 night in Nov 2019

      5/5 Excellent

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

      You get a lot for your money from the Blue Sands Inn. The staff was super helpful and pleasant, the property is a block from the beach, and the rooms are modern and look like they were recently renovated. There is a pool as well, though we did not try that out. The only minor complaint was that we stayed in the king fireplace room with the ocean view. However, the view from the large window in the room was blocked by tree leaves. Would be nice to trim back the leaves so that the ocean view was not so hard to see. Otherwise, a great deal in an expensive market and would stay here again. Also, super dog friendly and our pup had a great visit.

      Stayed 3 nights in Nov 2019

      5/5 Excellent

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

      Great deal, cute place, everything we needed for a nice price

      Stayed 1 night in Nov 2019

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