Sandpiper Lodge - Santa Barbara  2 stars

3525 State Street, Santa Barbara, United States, 93105  show mapSave
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The traditional 2-star Sandpiper Lodge is set in a leisure area minutes away from Lake Cachuma, Santa Barbara County Courthouse and Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History. The building was renovated in 2011.

30 minutes away from Santa Barbara city center.

10 minutes' drive from Municipal airport.


Well-appointed rooms feature cable TV with on-demand movies, individual climate control, a laptop-size safe, satellite TV and LCD flat-screen TV. They come with a fridge, an ice machine and coffee/tea makers as well as bathrooms with a shower, a bathtub and a hairdryer.


Every morning a complimentary continental breakfast is served. Wines can be savored in the wine bar.


Business facilities at Sandpiper Lodge include a photocopier, computer equipment and computers.


Guests can find a sun terrace and an outdoor swimming pool and make use of a hot tub, a Jacuzzi and a wellness center on the premises. The on-site fitness center comes with a gym, cardiovascular equipment and fitness classes.


Wireless internet is available in public areas and is free of charge.

Guest Parking

Free Public hotel parking is possible on site.

Year renovated   2011.  Number of rooms   74.

City Center Santa Barbara - 1.8 mi
Airports Municipal (SBA) - 5.9 mi, Cunnamulla (CMA) - 40.0 mi
Train Stations Santa Barbara Amtrak - 3.3 mi, Amtrack Station Santa Barbara - 3.3 mi
Restaurants Pizza Guru (cuisine: Italian, Pizza, Vegan) - 100 ft, Madam LU Chinese (cuisine: Chinese) - 100 ft
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  • Parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • Currency exchange
  • Elevator
  • Concierge desk
  • Express check-out
  • 24-Hour Front Desk
  • Front desk
  • Vending Machines
  • Designated smoking area
  • Spa & wellness center
  • Maid Service
  • Shops/commercial Services
Dining facilities
  • Breakfast
  • Restaurant
Business facilities
  • Wi-Fi Internet
  • Business center
  • Computer rental
  • Fax/photocopying
Children's facilities
  • Video games
Facilities for people with disabilities
  • Rooms/facilities for people with disabilities
  • Wheel chair access
Leisure and relaxation facilities
  • Swimming pool
  • Fitness center
  • Exercise gym
  • Jacuzzi
  • Sun terrace
  • Hot tub
Room facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Tea and Coffee Facilities
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Bathtub
  • Hair dryer
Kitchen facilities
  • Ice machine
  • Rollaway beds
  • Cable TV
  • Pay TV
  • AM/FM alarm clock
  • Telephone
  • Internet access
  • TV
  • HBO available



from  3 pm


until  11 am

Children and extra beds
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

Pets are not allowed.

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Size: 305 sq. feet
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        Sandpiper Lodge LocationWhat's nearby

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        What's nearby

        Tourist attractions
        Popular areas
        • City Center
          1.7 mi
        Places of interest
        • Breakaway Tours & Event Planning
          1.1 mi
        • Music and Arts Conservatory
          3700 ft
        • Santa Barbara Msem Natrl Hstry
          1.4 mi
        • Wildling Museum
          1.9 mi
        • Santa Barbara Museum of Art
          1.9 mi
        • Cachuma Lake Park
          3300 ft
        • Santa Barbara Parks Dept
          1.5 mi
        • Rocky Nook Park
          1.5 mi
        • Santa Barbara Botanic Garden
          1.9 mi
        • Elings Park
          2.2 mi
        • Earl Warren Showgrounds Ctrng
          4000 ft
        • Victoria Hall
          2.2 mi
        Universities, Institutes
        • Fielding Institute
          1.4 mi
        • Santa Barbara Clg-Oriental Med
          1.6 mi
        • Southern CA Institute of Law
          2.0 mi
        • Santa Barbara College of Law
          2.2 mi
        • Wellness Ctr-Research Edctn
          2.2 mi
        Arboretum, Green spaces, Zoos
        • Santa Barbara Channel Foundation
          2.1 mi
        Air business related
        • Arlington Center For the Performing Arts
          2.2 mi
        Medical care and Hospitals
        • Rehab Inst At Santa Barbara
          1.1 mi
        • Santa Barbara Birth Resource
          1.2 mi
        • Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital
          1.2 mi
        • St Francis Medical Center
          2.2 mi
        • Lake Cachuma
          1.2 mi
        College Campuses

        Local Attractions

        • Lake Cachuma
          1.3 mi
          HC 59 - Highway 154, Santa Barbara
        • Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
          1.5 mi
          2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara
        • Mission Santa Barbara
          1.5 mi
          2201 Laguna Street, Santa Barbara
        • Elings Park
          1.9 mi
          1298 Las Positas Rd, Santa Barbara
        • Santa Barbara Botanic Garden
          2.0 mi
          1212 Mission Canyon Road, Santa Barbara

        Restaurants Nearby

        • Pizza Guru

          65% likes this, based on 41 reviews
          Cuisine: Italian, Pizza, Vegan, Vegetarian
          Price Range: USD 12 - USD 22

          100 ft
          3534 State St

          Phone: 805-563-3250

        • Madam LU Chinese

          61% likes this, based on 32 reviews
          Cuisine: Chinese

          100 ft
          3524 State St

          Phone: 805-898-9289

        • Jeannine's Bakery & Cafe

          73% likes this, based on 98 reviews
          Cuisine: American, Bakery, Family Fare

          400 ft
          3607 State St.

          Phone: (805) 687-8701

        • Max's Restaurant

          77% likes this, based on 66 reviews
          Cuisine: Italian

          300 ft
          3514 State St

          Phone: 805-898-9121

        • Vices & Spices

          75% likes this, based on 23 reviews
          Cuisine: Coffee Shop

          200 ft
          3558 State St

          Phone: (805) 687-7196

        Sandpiper Lodge Reviews

        Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Sandpiper Lodge

        Average guest rating

        out of 10
        Very good
        Based on 320 reviews

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        Individual guest reviews

        • Older travelers

          The location was excellent and the breakfast most enjoyable. Best Danishes so far and the cereal offered was a very nice touch! A good experience. Just noisy guests.

          Nothing to do with the hotel - just very inconsiderate guests arriving late and banging and shouting outside in the parking area. The staff on duty should remind them that they should be quite and consider the guest who are akready trying to sleep (we talking 11h30 pm) Found the place to be noisy.

          • Average rating
        • Older travelers

          Location- It was close to the museum, the mission, State St. shopping & restaurants, and only a short drive to the beach.

          The bed was not comfortable.....need new mattresses.

          • Average rating
        • Older travelers

          This hotel should be considered a last resort. It is far from the downtown area, and although clean, it badly needs upgrading. Non- existent sound insulation so you hear every sound around you and above you. It is basically a Quality Inn/Motel 6 despite the folksy name. Outrageously priced considering the amenities and location. Very limited continental breakfast served in cramped conditions in lobby. Can not recommend.

          • Average rating
        • Family with children

          dirty and bad smell , lot spots and torn carpet. It need renovate immediatly. Hotel staff not have service mind.

          • Average rating
        • Older travelers

          Nice reception staff. Room clean and comfortable. Complimentary breakfast choice was good.

          Air conditionong unit was noisy as was the refrigerator placed inside a drawer/cabinet.

          • Average rating
        • Older travelers

          Nothing, we changed hotels at our first opportunity

          They more than double the prices for w/e reservations and @ $270/night plus 12% occupancy tax, the accommodation is severely overpriced

          • Average rating
        • Family with children

          Liked the fact that the rooms were divided so 5 of us were accommodated in 2 areas.

          Carpets could have been cleaner.

          • Average rating
        • Group of friends

          The staff was fabulous, very helpful and friendly. The room was extremely clean, well-maintained, and had a microwave and refridgerator.with nice amenities, such as coffee pot, hairdryer, great bath gel, soaps, shampoo, etc. Housekeeping staff was so friendly; they always had a smile and a "hello." There is a designated smoking area, which is smoker-friendly with tables and umbrellas. The general manager was on-site one day and was so very interested in our comfort and enjoyment of the facilities. There is also a pool and gym, vending machines and newspapers. I would definitely choose this hotel for my next stay in Santa Barbara. A+a+a+a+a+

          One of the two queen beds was next to the air conditioner and blew on the bed. Problem solved by placing an extra pillow over half the vent.

          • Average rating
        • Family with children

          I played a tennis tournament, took my family and was able to afford a suite with 2 rooms , great value.

          • Average rating
        • Older travelers

          Very clean. Our room felt private and quiet. It was nice to be able to open a window for ventilation in the bathroom (although there was no other ventilation). Free parking. Nice pastries for breakfast. Convenient free parking. It is near a municipal golf course. We stumbled into a very nice restaurant that is frequented by locals.

          Although it was one of the lowest prices we could find for a holiday weekend it is not particularly special for the price paid. It is not close to the beach and the main tourist area although it's not too hard to reach those locations from this property.

          • Average rating
        • Couple

          I liked that it was cheap

          I hated the smell - it was so musty smelling

          • Average rating
        • Family with children

          Tidy rooms, well equiped (fridge, heating,cooling, hairdryer), helpful staff, restorants, fast foods and shoppings centres just nearby.

          slow wifi, far from the city center and from the beach by walking, by car 10 mins.

          • Average rating
        • Family with children

          Swimming pool

          Too expensive for motel comparable to motel 6.

          • Average rating
        • Family with children

          Easy to find, nice staff.

          We had a two bedroom suite with a shared bath, except the bathroom was only accessible from one of the two bedrooms.

          • Average rating
        • Older travelers

          It was a good room at a good value (I got a deal by booking late). The bed was comfortable. The staff was courteous and helpful. I appreciate that the coffee, orange juice, and croissant were of good quality and that the continental breakfast was available to late risers.

          • Average rating
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