$88 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Feb 8, 2015 Check-out: Feb 9, 2015

The Sandman Inn

2 stars
3714 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93105
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.5
out of 5
201 reviews
Excellent Value in a Prime Location

My Sandman room was clean, the staff friendly, the pool and breakfast fine. For a great location in... See full review

  • SB Fan
  • Jan 30, 2012
Perfect for the price

Great little place to stay for the affordable price. Location is a short drive (maybe 8-10 min)... See full review

  • JessicaOC
  • Jan 23, 2012
Great Santa Barbara value accommodations
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.
Highlights
  • Free deluxe continental breakfast
  • Free high-speed wireless Internet
  • Local fitness center access
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.
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.
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)
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

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The Sandman Inn Rooms

Standard 2 Doubles Non- Smoking
The bedding option for this room includes 2 double beds with 225 square feet of living space, expanded cable TV with HBO and DVD player, voice mail, complimentary local and credit card calls, refrigerator, microwave, coffeemaker, bathroom with shower only and A/C.
Standard 1 King Non- Smoking
The bedding option for this room includes 1 king bed with 225 square feet of living space, expanded cable TV with HBO and DVD player, voice mail, complimentary local and credit card calls, refrigerator, microwave, coffeemaker, bathroom with shower only and A/C.
Poolside 1 King bed Non Smoking
The bedding option for this room includes 1 king bed with 250 square feet of living space, expanded cable TV with HBO and DVD player, voice mail, complimentary local and credit card calls, refrigerator, microwave, coffeemaker, bathroom with shower only and A/C.

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool
Activities
Outdoor pool
Dining
Restaurant
Internet
WiFi
Parking
Free parking

Nearby points of interest

  • Santa Barbara Maritime Museum: 1.7 mi
  • Mission Santa Barbara: 1.9 mi
  • Alameda Park: 2.1 mi
  • Santa Barbara County Courthouse: 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
  • Santa Barbara Maritime Museum: 1.7 mi
  • Mission Santa Barbara: 1.9 mi
  • Alameda Park: 2.1 mi
  • Santa Barbara County Courthouse: 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:
1500
Check-out:
1100

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.

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Guest Reviews (201)

Ratings and reviews for The Sandman Inn

Overall score

3.5 / 5
5.01.0
201 out of 201
Amenities:
3.7
Cleanliness:
3.8
Hotel staff:
4.1
Comfort:
3.6
Location:
4
Value:
4.1

85% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
H.W.S
Business
Santa Maria, CA, USA
Jan 31, 2012

Great overnight stay.

The Sandman is a very lovely older Motel. Our room had been completly refurbished and was fine, An outstanding value for Santa Barbara.We were upgraded to poolside and would definetly stay there again. Very friendly Reception.Basic but adequate Breakfest. We used it to stay the night after a Performance.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
SeanT
Business
Pismo Beach, CA, USA
Feb 12, 2012

Miami Vice

The place was plesant enough and had everything you'd need in your room including a microwave, mini frig, coffee maker and even a DVD player. They give you a couple of bottles of water in the room which is nice. My room was just very 80's with pinks, blues and greens. The bathroom was like one in an old apartment. The pools liked nice. Wish I could have used one of them during my stay.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
2
Location:
3
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Road rat
Business
Las Vegas, NV, USA
Feb 25, 2012

Birthday trip

If you are a light sleeper get a room with our a room above you. Other than that, great for Santa Barbara on a budget.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Erindera
Business
Los Angeles, CA, USA
Mar 12, 2012

Acceptable, but that's it.

There's nothing actually wrong with this motel. It's moderately, but not exceptionally clean and acceptably but not exceptionally comfortable. They've clearly sunk a lot of money into a remodel of the exterior, and it's lovely, but the inside of the rooms are standard roadside motel issue. Although I can't find anything wrong, I simply do not feel that one gets good value for one's money - there are other places to stay within a few miles that are comparable and more reasonably priced.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

Money-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

There's a Whole Foods just across the street. One can get salads there instead of eating out.

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
santabarbaralover
Business
los angeles, ca
Mar 15, 2012

Good location, nice staff, decent value

For the most part, it is a good hotel. Conveniently located, comfortable bed, pretty clean. Had a little refrigerator and microwave. Good value. We would stay there again for a short weekend get-away. Only one chair in the room made it uncomfortable - certainly not the place to stay if you plan on spending any time in the room. Front desk staff were great. Very responsive to requests. The house keeping staff didn't know how to make the bed - the sheets weren't tucked in and messed up. Didn't replace the same number of towels as they removed - minor details but annoying.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Money-saving tip: Short drive from hotel

Easy freeway access and short distance from downtown and beach. Walking distance from La Cumbre Plaza

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
A. Lemur
Business
Austin, TX, USA
Mar 14, 2012

Great value

We stayed at the Sandman in for four nights and would definitely stay there again. It's convenient to many things while still being a quiet, restful place. The grounds were lovely and allowed us to sit outside and see a lot of beauty in our surroundings. The continental breakfast offered extensive options and the staff was helpful. The accommodations were a little small but included a fridge, microwave, and TV-- and it's not like we went to Santa Barbara to hang out in our hotel room.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Go to Arroyo Burro beach to feel like a resident. There's fantastic food at the restaurant and the beach is beautiful.

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Chino Hills California
Mar 19, 2012

business trip

Was only there for the night and I thought they did a good job---would return to hotel if im in santa babara.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Hannah0515
Business
Lodi, CA
Jul 10, 2012

Decent

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.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Ca Joe
Business
San Jose, CA
Jan 6, 2013

Last Stop Before Home

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.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Laguna Hills, Ca
Jul 26, 2009

Good value

Motel was clean and conveniently located (Santa Barbara is an overpriced city!!!) However either the air conditioning was not working or non existing. The ceiling fan was not very efective. I would stay again though.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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