Located in Upper State Street within 2 miles (3 km) of Santa Barbara Natural History Museum, Sandpiper Lodge is within a few miles (5 km) of other popular sights such as Mission Santa Barbara. This 74-room motel welcomes guests with conveniences like free breakfast, an outdoor pool, and free in-room WiFi. It's in central Santa Barbara and also close to Santa Barbara County Courthouse and Presidio Santa Barbara.


Free continental breakfast is included with your stay and awaits you each morning.


Sandpiper Lodge's 74 rooms are individually decorated and provide refrigerators, coffee makers, and safes. Guests can expect to find free WiFi and 37-inch LCD TVs with cable channels and pay movies. Bathrooms have hair dryers and free toiletries. Other standard amenities include phones, ironing boards, and desks.

Property features

At Sandpiper Lodge, guests enjoy an outdoor pool, a fitness center, and a spa tub. If you drive, put free parking to good use. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with sightseeing, directions, and local dining recommendations. Additional amenities include free WiFi in public areas, a business center, and coffee/tea in a common area.


  • Free continental breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

Sandpiper Lodge is in midtown Santa Barbara on the Upper State Street, 3 blocks from Lacumbre Shopping Center, 3 miles (4.8 kilometers) from downtown, 5 miles (8 kilometers) from Butterfly Beach, and 12 miles (19.3 kilometers) from Santa Barbara Municipal Airport. The Santa Barbara Golf Club is 2 blocks away.

The nonsmoking hotel features an outdoor pool, a spa tub, and a fitness facility, as well as a business center with complimentary printing services. Guests can relax on the rooftop terrace or beneath poolside umbrellas. Wireless Internet access is complimentary throughout the property. Guests can enjoy a complimentary continental breakfast daily. The lobby includes complimentary coffee and a 24-hour front desk with multilingual staff. Limited onsite parking is free.

  • Outdoor pool 
  • Spa tub 
  • Free breakfast 
  • Express check-out 
  • Express check-in 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Coffee/tea in common areas 
  • Number of floors - 2 
  • Newspapers in lobby (surcharge) 
  • Computer station 
  • Total number of rooms - 74 
  • Free self parking 
  • Smoke-free property 
  • Business center 
  • Fitness facilities 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Parking (limited spaces) 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • Outdoor pool  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Refrigerator  


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking, Parking (limited spaces)

Room Amenities

Sandpiper Lodge offers 74 air-conditioned accommodations, which are accessible via exterior corridors and feature safes and coffee/tea makers. Each accommodation is individually furnished and decorated. 37-inch LCD televisions come with cable channels and pay movies. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers.

Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless high-speed Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Pay movies 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Access via exterior corridors 
  • Refrigerator 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Desk 
  • Cable TV service 
  • Cribs/infant beds available 
  • Phone 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Shower/tub combination 
  • In-room safe 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Individually furnished 
  • Individually decorated 
  • LCD TV 

Where to Eat

A complimentary continental breakfast is offered each morning for guests of Sandpiper Lodge.

This hotel does not have any restaurants but there are several dining options in the surrounding Midtown Santa Barbara area.

Nearby restaurants include:

Chuck's of Hawaii

Madam Lu



Harry's Plaza Café

Tee Off

Nearby Things to Do

The hotel includes an outdoor pool, a spa tub, and a fitness facility.

  • Golfing nearby 
  • Bicycle rentals nearby 


To make special requests for accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

Hotel Policies


Check-in time starts at 3 PM


Check-out time is 11 AM

Payment types


  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card are 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.

Only service animals are allowed


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:
  • Deposit: USD 50 per night
  • Tourism fee: USD 1.5 per accommodation, per night
We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Rollaway beds are available for an additional fee
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

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We should mention

This property's policy is to refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, including pre-wedding stag/bachelor and hen/bachelorette parties. Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

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