The Sandman Inn ★★

3.6 /5
Overall score
86%
Would recommend
Amenities:
3.8
Cleanliness:
3.9
Hotel staff:
4.1
Comfort:
3.6
Location:
4
Value:
4.1
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Overview

The Sandman Inn is located on 4.5 acres of nicely landscaped grounds with a hot tub and two outdoor heated swimming pools. A daily, free continental breakfast buffet gives guests the perfect way to start the day off right. Amenities like a DVD player in rooms and more than 200 DVDs for free rental keep travelers entertained. Rooms also feature free high-speed wireless Internet, a microwave and a refrigerator. Families and couples on a budget staying in Santa Barbara keep coming back to The Sandman Inn for well-priced accommodations.

Rooms

The Sandman Inn offers 112 nonsmoking guest rooms, some of which offer poolside views. Revamped air conditioning, heating and new mattresses are available in most rooms. Dual-pane windows assure that tired travelers are able to sleep. The 32-inch flat-screen televisions entertain guests with free cable and HBO. Guests can enjoy the movies of their choosing, as more than 200 DVDs are available for free to play on in-room DVD players. Guests can choose from rooms with a king or two queen beds with 225 square feet of space, expanded cable television with HBO and DVD player, voice mail, free local calls, refrigerator, microwave, coffee-maker, bathroom with shower only and air conditioning. Poolside rooms at the Sandman Inn provide a king bed with the above amenities and 250 square feet of space.

Property features

The Sandman Inn features two outdoor heated swimming pools, whirlpool and local fitness center access. The Sandman Inn provides a daily free deluxe continental breakfast for guests with items like breakfast burritos, fruit, cereal, yogurt, bagels, hard-boiled eggs, coffee and a selection of juices. Santa Barbara has numerous dining options, and a Whole Foods supermarket is just across the street.

Highlights

  • Free deluxe continental breakfast
  • Free high-speed wireless Internet
  • Local fitness center access

Nearby attractions

  • Santa Barbara Golf Club (0.7 mi/1.1 km)
  • Stevens Park (1 mi/1.6 km)
  • Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History (2.3 mi/3.7 km)
  • Santa Barbara Museum of Art (2.8 mi/4.5 km)
  • Stearns Wharf (5.4 mi/8.7 km)
  • Ty Warner Sea Center (5.4 mi/8.7 km)
  • Santa Barbara Zoo (6.5 mi/10.5 km)
  • University of California, Santa Barbara (8 mi/12.9 km)

Business

  • Free high-speed wireless Internet
  • Work desk

Transportation

  • Santa Barbara Municipal Airport (6.7 mi/10.8 km)
  • Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport (93.5 mi/150.5 km)
  • Los Angeles Intl Airport (104 mi/167.4 km)

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Amenities

Featured

  • WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool

Activities

  • Outdoor pool

Dining

  • Restaurant

Internet

  • WiFi

Parking

  • Free parking

Reviews

3.6 /5 Overall score

86% Would recommend

  • Amenities: 3.8/5
  • Cleanliness: 3.9/5
  • Hotel staff: 4.1/5
  • Comfort: 3.6/5
  • Location: 4/5
  • Value: 4.1/5

Dont want to stay here

Would not recommend Mon, Apr 8, 2013
many concerns with this hotel. Had to stay here due to resident renovation. They do not care for the concerns of there guest nore do they try to fix the problems. They advertise wifi, cant get on line for a entire month. Bugs in the rooms, key to room does not work. I was locked out of my room seven times and when addressed this with management, still was not taken care of.. The only thing I liked about the hotel was the maids were attentive and the hot tub was nice. staff is a big concern including and most of all management. I do not recommend this hotel to anyone who wants to visit santa barbara I want you to enjoy your time in our beautful city.

Attractions

visit the wharf in SB and walk along the beach enjoy the arts and crafts.

| santa barbara Singles

1 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 2 /5
  • Cleanliness: 3 /5
  • Hotel staff: 1 /5
  • Comfort: 1 /5
  • Location: 4 /5
  • Value: 1 /5

Great value in Goleta

Would recommend Mon, Mar 11, 2013
Good location on Upper State Street, near Highway 101 but not so close that you can hear traffic. Shopping close by plus restaurants Pizza Guru and Max’s (both worth visiting). Pool heated to pleasant temperature, plus Jacuzzi. Large rooms with DVD, and front desk has big selection of free DVDs. Refrigerator and microwave, plus free wifi. Free parking plus free breakfast in 1950s mini-diner. Cereals, donuts, pastries, bagels, hard-boiled eggs and yogurts (plus waffles). Only negative was that the towels were thin and the beds just okay. Overall: Excellent value. Friendly front desk staff.

| SF Bay Area Family

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 4 /5
  • Cleanliness: 4 /5
  • Hotel staff: 4 /5
  • Comfort: 3 /5
  • Location: 4 /5
  • Value: 5 /5

Last Stop Before Home

Would not recommend Sun, Jan 6, 2013
Prepaid 1 night in advance for family of 4 ( parents and 2 teenagers) and we got a king bed! Only one night so it was no big deal but next time we need to see a double beds somewhere in the contract. We happended to see the motel charged $21 less than our prepayment for one night! Now we knew why we got only a king bed for 4 persons. A good profit was made! Comfortabe but very small room.

| San Jose, CA Family

3 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 3 /5
  • Cleanliness: 4 /5
  • Hotel staff: 3 /5
  • Comfort: 2 /5
  • Location: 4 /5
  • Value: 3 /5

20th Century R&R - SB Style

Would recommend Wed, Jan 2, 2013
As a UCSB alum, I wanted to stay somewhere between State Street south and the Isla Vista campus. This place was right off of the La Cumbre exit on the 101, a Whole Foods was less than a block away, and the price was just right to enjoy a memorable wknd in SB. The staff was friendly and the brkfst offerings were decent. Will definitely stay here again. Good parking, nice pools and chill neighborhood. The Sandman delivered!

Dining

Take advantage of the Whole Foods right across the street. Also, check out the SB zoo...it's zooper!

| San Gabriel Valley Singles

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 4 /5
  • Cleanliness: 4 /5
  • Hotel staff: 3 /5
  • Comfort: 3 /5
  • Location: 3 /5
  • Value: 4 /5

Decent

Would recommend Tue, Jul 10, 2012
Room was decent. Hot water stopped working at one moment. Came back on later. Good thing is the food options at their Continental breakfast. A little pricey, probably only because of location.

| Lodi, CA Couples

3 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 3 /5
  • Cleanliness: 3 /5
  • Hotel staff: 4 /5
  • Comfort: 3 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 2 /5

room comfort

Would not recommend Tue, Jun 19, 2012
bed frame sticks out way beyond the mattress, when you walk around you hit the bed frame with your feet on occasions, my self and my wife did it few times.

| bay area Family

2 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 2 /5
  • Cleanliness: 2 /5
  • Hotel staff: 1 /5
  • Comfort: 2 /5
  • Location: 3 /5
  • Value: 1 /5

cockroaches and false accusations

Would not recommend Fri, Apr 27, 2012
Horrible! I wasn't expecting a 5 star hotel but I also wasn't expecting this... The room had tons of ants , construction behind the hotel starting at 6am went to take a shower either freezing cold or scalding hot water no in between the best part was when we were packing up to leave we put our bags on the bed and found a cockroach so I went to the front desk to complain and the manager Camillia was arguing with me telling me it was not a cockroach it was a waterbug (i have pictures to prove that it is in fact a cockroach) and disregarded everything else i said but she did tell me i would be getting a discount on the room (only 20%). I never did get that discount because of false allegations of smoking in the room. So if the sandman inn is your last resort i recommend sleeping in your car it'll be a lot cleaner guaranteed

| california Friends

1 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 1 /5
  • Cleanliness: 1 /5
  • Hotel staff: 1 /5
  • Comfort: 1 /5
  • Location: 1 /5
  • Value: 1 /5

Nothing to write home about...

Would not recommend Mon, Apr 23, 2012
The hotel is pretty old but the location was great. You could hear EVERYTHING in the room below along with both rooms on either side of us. I know it's Santa Barbara, but for $165 per night, I feel like there was a lot to be desired. The beds were pretty awful and the pillows were weird. And the towels were "kind of scratchy" to say the least. I'll buck up the extra cash next time and stay somewhere else next time...

Dining

The Tee Off or Chuck's

| Thousand Oaks, CA, USA Couples

2 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 2 /5
  • Cleanliness: 3 /5
  • Hotel staff: 3 /5
  • Comfort: 3 /5
  • Location: 4 /5
  • Value: 1 /5

Sandman Inn Review

Would not recommend Mon, Apr 16, 2012
Room was tiny. Whole room smelled of mildew. Paper thin walls. Interior walls could use a new coat of paint. Would not stay here again.

Dining

Eat at Jane's! Yum!

| Santa Barbara, CA, USA Couples

1 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 3 /5
  • Cleanliness: 1 /5
  • Hotel staff: 3 /5
  • Comfort: 1 /5
  • Location: 2 /5
  • Value: 2 /5

Room with a view!

Would recommend Wed, Apr 4, 2012
The beds are so comfy....I sleep better than I do at home! The continental breakfast is great, a little something for everyone. The view of the foothills is an extra perk. I have stayed here 3 times and it will always be my place to stay when I come to Santa Barbara to visit my son.

Attractions

Be sure to check out the wharf at the end of State Street. Shops, restaurants, gorgeous view looking back at Santa Barbara and the hills.

| Connecticut, USA Singles

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 4 /5
  • Cleanliness: 4 /5
  • Hotel staff: 4 /5
  • Comfort: 4 /5
  • Location: 4 /5
  • Value: 4 /5

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Nearby points of interest

Arroyo Burro County Beach Park 1.7 mi
Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History 1.9 mi
Alice Keck park Memorial Gardens 2.1 mi
Hill- Carrillo Adobe 2.9 mi
El Paseo Shopping Mall 3.1 mi
Santa Barbara City College 3.3 mi
Skofield Park 3.3 mi
Rafael Gonzalez House 3.4 mi
Sterns Wharf 3.7 mi
Nojoqui Falls Country Park 4.2 mi
Virginia Hotel 4.4 mi
Antioch University 4.4 mi
Casa del Herrero 5.9 mi
UCSB Events Center 6.4 mi
University of California, Santa Barbara 6.5 mi
Cold Spring Tavern 7.8 mi
Santa Barbara Zoo 199 mi

Hotel Policies

  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.