Sandpiper Lodge Santa Barbara  3 stars

3525 State Street, Santa Barbara, United States, 93105  show mapSave
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Sandpiper Lodge is a 3-star traditional guesthouse, located within the beach. Founded in 1960, the hotel underwent a complete renovation in 2011.

The hotel is located in a shopping of Santa Barbara, close to Lake Cachuma, Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History and Santa Barbara County Courthouse. 30 minutes away from Santa Barbara city center.

10 minutes' drive from Municipal airport.


The property comprises 70 well-appointed rooms equipped with satellite TV, individual climate control, a laptop-size safe, coffee/tea making facilities and LCD flat-screen TV. They come with a fridge, ice machine and coffee/tea makers as well as bathrooms with a shower, a bathtub and a hairdryer.


The dining options include a complimentary continental breakfast served daily. 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, 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
  • 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
  • CD player
  • HBO available



from  3 pm


until  11 am

Children and extra beds
  • All children under the age of 16 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • One child under the age of 2 may stay for free in a crib. 
  • Older children/adults may stay at the price of USD 15 per person per night in an extra bed. 
  • 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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        Bed type: Two Single Beds or King Size Bed or Double Bed
        Size: 305 sq. feet
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          Sandpiper Lodge LocationWhat's nearby

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          What's nearby

          Tourist attractions
          • State Street
            3700 ft
          • Mission Santa Barbara
            1.6 mi
          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
          • Corporation Maintenance Yard
            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
          • Arlington Theater
            2.2 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 Cottage Hospital
            1.2 mi
          • Santa Barbara Birth Resource
            1.2 mi
          • St Francis Medical Center
            2.2 mi
          • Lake Cachuma
            1.2 mi

          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

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          Based on 320 reviews

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          • 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.

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          • 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.

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          • 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.

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          • 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.

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          • 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.

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          • 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.

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          • Family with children

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

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          • 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.

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          • Couple

            I liked that it was cheap

            I hated the smell - it was so musty smelling

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          • 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.

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          • 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.

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          • 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.

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