The Sandman Inn - Santa Barbara

3714 State St, Santa Barbara, Us, Santa Barbara, United States, 93105  show map
 2 stars
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The Sandman Inn - Santa Barbara

Verified Reviews:

  • Massive tvs - Free breakfast - 24-hour coffee service - Will be back
  • Room had wifi - Free parking - Super friendly staff - Recommend it
  • Not on the beach - No gym - Spa area looked clean - Reasonable price
  • Not close to downtown - Nice shower - Comfortable beds - Spacious grounds
  • Nice hotel - Clean room - Breakfast was adequate - Great heated pools

Overview

Sandman Inn is a 2-star property that provides visitors with a private swimming pool and a golf course. The hotel was built in 1950 and refurbished in 1989.

20 minutes away from Lake Cachuma, Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History and Elings Park. Santa Barbara city center is 4km away.

Municipal airport is 10 minutes' drive from the hotel.

Rooms

All 110 air-conditioned rooms at Sandman Inn feature individual climate control, Wi-Fi, a small fridge, a DVD player and a microwave. They provide bathrooms with a hairdryer and a shower.

Eat

In the morning a continental breakfast is served at the breakfast room.

Services

24-hour reception, housekeeping and tour assistance as well as free parking, currency exchange and a safe deposit box are available at the hotel.

Relax

A wellness center, a sauna and a hot tub are offered for relaxation.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Free public hotel parking is possible on site.

Number of rooms   112.

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Facilities

General

  • Wi-Fi internet

Room facilities

  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Ironing facilities

Policies

Check-In

  • from  3 pm

Check-Out

  • until  11 am

Children and extra beds

  • All children under the age of 17 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • One child under the age of 1 may stay for free in a crib. 

Pets

  • Pets are not allowed.

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Hotel Address:

3714 State St, Santa Barbara, Us, Santa Barbara, United States, 93105

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City Center
  • Santa Barbara
    2.0 mi
Airports
  • Municipal (SBA)
    5.7 mi
  • Cunnamulla (CMA)
    40.2 mi
Train Stations
  • Santa Barbara Amtrak
    3.5 mi
  • Amtrack Station Santa Barbara
    3.5 mi
Restaurants
  • Ahi Sushi (cuisine: Sushi, Japanese)
    600 ft
  • Tee-Off (cuisine: American)
    600 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-In:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-Out:
    until  11 am
  • Number of rooms:
    112

Rooms and availability

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      How to reach hotel

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      Hotel Address:

      3714 State St, Santa Barbara, Us, Santa Barbara, United States, 93105

      Get directions
      City Center
      • Santa Barbara
        2.0 mi
      Airports
      • Municipal (SBA)
        5.7 mi
      • Cunnamulla (CMA)
        40.2 mi
      Train Stations
      • Santa Barbara Amtrak
        3.5 mi
      • Amtrack Station Santa Barbara
        3.5 mi
      Restaurants
      • Ahi Sushi (cuisine: Sushi, Japanese)
        600 ft
      • Tee-Off (cuisine: American)
        600 ft
      Hotel information
      • Check-In:
        from  3 pm
      • Check-Out:
        until  11 am
      • Number of rooms:
        112

      The Sandman Inn Location

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      What's nearby

      Tourist attractions

      Popular areas

      • City Center - 1.9 mi

      Places of interest

      • Breakaway Tours & Event Planning - 1.3 mi

      Museums

      • Music and Arts Conservatory - 4600 ft
      • Santa Barbara Msem Natrl Hstry - 1.6 mi
      • Wildling Museum - 2.1 mi
      • Santa Barbara Museum of Art - 2.2 mi

      Parks

      • Cachuma Lake Park - 3700 ft
      • Rocky Nook Park - 1.6 mi
      • Santa Barbara Parks Dept - 1.7 mi
      • Corporation Maintenance Yard - 2.1 mi
      • Santa Barbara Botanic Garden - 2.1 mi
      • Elings Park - 2.2 mi

      Halls

      • Earl Warren Showgrounds Ctrng - 4000 ft
      • Victoria Hall - 2.4 mi

      Universities, Institutes

      • Fielding Institute - 1.7 mi
      • Santa Barbara Clg-Oriental Med - 1.8 mi
      • Southern CA Institute of Law - 2.2 mi
      • Santa Barbara College of Law - 2.4 mi

      Arboretum, Green spaces, Zoos

      • Santa Barbara Channel Foundation - 2.2 mi

      Theaters

      Medical care and Hospitals

      • Santa Barbara Birth Resource - 5000 ft
      • Rehab Inst At Santa Barbara - 1.2 mi
      • Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital - 1.4 mi
      • US Veterans Ctr - 2.4 mi

      Marina

      College Campuses

      Local Attractions

      • Lake Cachuma - 1.1 mi
        HC 59 - Highway 154, Santa Barbara
      • Mission Santa Barbara - 1.8 mi
        2201 Laguna Street, Santa Barbara
      • Santa Barbara Botanic Garden - 2.2 mi
        1212 Mission Canyon Road, Santa Barbara
      • Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History - 1.7 mi
        2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara
      • Elings Park - 1.9 mi
        1298 Las Positas Rd, Santa Barbara

      Restaurants Nearby

      • Ahi Sushi - 600 ft

        Address: 3631 State St
        Phone: (805) 687-6942

        Cuisine: Sushi, Japanese

      • Jeannine's Bakery & Cafe - 900 ft

        Address: 3607 State St.
        Phone: (805) 687-8701

        73% likes this, based on 115 reviews
        Cuisine: American, Bakery, Family Fare

      • Pizza Guru - 1100 ft

        Address: 3534 State St
        Phone: 805-563-3250

        74% likes this, based on 30 reviews
        Cuisine: Italian, Pizza, Vegan, Vegetarian
        Price Range: USD 12 - USD 22

      • Tee-Off - 600 ft

        Address: 3627 State St
        Phone: (805) 687-1616

        66% likes this, based on 53 reviews
        Cuisine: American

      • Vices & Spices - 1000 ft

        Address: 3558 State St
        Phone: (805) 687-7196

        64% likes this, based on 15 reviews
        Cuisine: Coffee Shop

      Hotel information
      • Check-In:
        from  3 pm
      • Check-Out:
        until  11 am
      • Number of rooms:
        112

      The Sandman Inn Reviews

      Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at The Sandman Inn

      Average guest rating

      7.6out of 10
      Excellent
      Based on 177 reviews

      Rating by category:

      Location
      8.5
      Rooms
      8.7
      Service
      7.3
      Value
      9.0
      Dining
      9.3

      Individual guest reviews

      • Older travelers
        10.0

        everything was great loved the breakfast room,very retro and cool

        there needs to be a better lit sign outside the hotel it was difficult to see when we came back for the night

      • Couple
        7.0

        The Sandman Inn was clean and nice with breakfast and parking included. Nice pools and friendly staff.

        A bit far from downtown Santa Barbara but no problem if you have a car.

      • Older travelers
        7.8

        Just about everything for the budget travel. Attention to details. Two bottled waters available in the room. Who does that anymore? Providing a little tube of toothpaste, toothbrush, razor and nicer amenities in the bathroom which is not customary for budget motels. The quaint theme about the place - a real "motor" inn. Newish furniture (comfortable bed) and remodeling with the 60's theme in mind (at least in room 211). Refrigerator that kept things cold, microwave and tea and coffee available in the check in area. Fantastic continental "plus" breakfast in a very sweet and wonderfully decorated 60's motif diner - really nice theme decor - and quite a surprise. Great spread of edibles to choose from including breakfast burritos to microwave. And yoghurt and fresh fruit. Overall, extremely pleased with the budget Sandman Inn experience.

      • Family with children
        7.0

        Walls very very thin and the amorous activities of the couple next door were very obvious and very very noisy - lots of groaning

      • Older travelers
        9.2

        Quiet, relaxing not far from downtown

      • Couple
        7.4

        It has great location! This hotel worth the money. Staff is very friendly, rooms clean and remodeled! Breakfast was very good and pool and jacuzzi area is nice! The only problem is bathroom! It is very outdated!!!

      • Older travelers
        9.2

        The brealkfast facility was excellent. The staff was unusually friendly and helpful.

        The room was better than adequate, but rather Spartan. Inside lighting could be better.

      • Single
        7.4

        Free WIFI, Pool, Jacuzzi, free breakfast!

      • Group of friends
        7.4

        It was reasonably priced and very homey feeling. Bed and pillows were quite comfortable. Quiet also.

        Most disappointed that I was not allowed to split credit card payments between two peoples cards. Have never stayed in a hotel that did not allow that! That needs to be changed. Did not care for the coffee in the rooms, was lead to believe there would be 'coffee pots', you cannot make your own coffee in the one-cup unit given.

      • Couple
        9.2

        Friendly staff, the room is super cozy.

        wi-fi was very slow

      • Couple
        7.8

        Set in a lovely area, lovely surroundings with trees, shrubs and plants, plenty of parking outside your room... lots of staff about during the day to help out with any queries. A choice of 2 pools and plenty of beds for guests.. the breakfast in the 'diner' was great... a lovely selection of cereals, juice, coffee and tea's, fruit and other microwavable items making it a nice change for a motel stay The room had a microwave, fridge and plenty of space.... We had a car to drive to the main strip of Santa Barbara which was about 10 mins away, or catch a bus across the road from the motel...

        The shower was not great,... it was very low so you had to crouch down to wash your hair...

      • Couple
        5.0

        towels were very old,greying and were so thin. beds were so soft and old they were very uncomfortable. location is fair distance from downtown Santa Barbara so you have to drive everywhere. very basic decor to room fine if you are looking for a very basic room to put your head down at night but you wouldnt want to spend any amount of time in the room.

      • Older travelers
        6.2

        The service desk lied to me. I called about changing credit cards and was told that it wouldnt be a problem. I'll never stay there or refer again. This was the fourth and last time. Front desk LIED. Total lie.

      • Group of friends
        9.6

        good location and really friendly stuff at the reciption. the hotel has complete facility and what's more, heated swim pool & spa is included. there are lots of shopping mall and restaurants around. it is about 3 miles away from Santa Barbara downtown. But very conventient to get there.

      • Couple
        8.2

        Big bed, large flat screen tv, DVD player, excellent breakfast, pool & spa

        Older bathrooms, enamel flaking off shower floor, quite far out of Santa Barbara

      How to reach hotel

      hotel The Sandman Inn - Santa Barbara Santa Barbara location
      Show big map »

      Hotel Address:

      3714 State St, Santa Barbara, Us, Santa Barbara, United States, 93105

      Get directions
      City Center
      • Santa Barbara
        2.0 mi
      Airports
      • Municipal (SBA)
        5.7 mi
      • Cunnamulla (CMA)
        40.2 mi
      Train Stations
      • Santa Barbara Amtrak
        3.5 mi
      • Amtrack Station Santa Barbara
        3.5 mi
      Restaurants
      • Ahi Sushi (cuisine: Sushi, Japanese)
        600 ft
      • Tee-Off (cuisine: American)
        600 ft
      Hotel information
      • Check-In:
        from  3 pm
      • Check-Out:
        until  11 am
      • Number of rooms:
        112
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