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All reviewsremodeled roomtiled bathroomocean vieweast beachwalk in showerpool decknice poolfull kitchenfree parkingcorner roomwould definitely stay here againcoffee machinetwo nightssitting arealocation is greatdowntown areamicrowave
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Reviewed 23 October 2013

We stayed in a recently refurbished room, very comfortable for a family of 4, but quite small. Nice pool for the children, and good location walking distance to the centre of Santa Barbara. Great place nearby for breakfast

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with family
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Thank Lucy J
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Reviewed 17 October 2013

This motel was small, but very cute, clean and comfortable. There's a pool, it's close to the beach and a market with fresh produce. Our room was recently remodeled and the craftsmanship was perfect with a beautiful, large tile bathroom. No air conditioning, but our room was fine with just the fan, even though it was in the 80s. The room even had a fridge, a microwave and a wine fridge.

  • Stayed: October 2013
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Thank Shellyheeb
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Reviewed 8 October 2013

We loved this small hotel with a great location- a short drive to the main street of the town and the ocean. Cozy, clean room with terrific tiled shower and great water pressure- nice beds and towels- sweet little swimming pool. Staff was nice. No complaints about anything except they could use a better drapery at the front window to block out the light at night.

Room Tip: We had room 7 - 2 beds very nice.
  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 27 September 2013

Just arrived home from a wonderful visit to Santa Barbara and the first thing I 'm doing is writing this review of the Blue Sands. My friend and I rode our bikes from the train depot and found that the Blue Sands was the perfect riding distance. The owner offered a number of options for storing our bicycles and offered suggestions of places to visit. The room was upgraded, clean, comfortable, and perfect for two people. The managers were friendly and hospitable. We had a great time and can't wait to visit the Blue Sands Motel again. Thank you!

Stayed: September 2013, travelled with friends
Thank Lauren M
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Reviewed 16 September 2013

We stayed here (2 adults) for one night only. They were nice to have 1 room left on this crowded weekend, and they waived their 2 night minimum.
Very nicely and modern decorated motel room with mini shower, microwave, coffee maker, wine chiller, ceiling fan, gas fireplace and comfortable large bed.
Was a warm weekend in Santa Barbara, so the open window and fan were a necessity since there is no A/C. Most days here you probably don't need it.
Was very surprised with the window open all night how quiet it was here. No barking dogs all night from the 3 other guest rooms that had dogs.
The manager/owner(?) was very pleasant and lives in the building, so any time was available.
The property is literally 1 block away from the beach and ocean with a nice pool we did not use.
One of the nicest rooms we have stayed in in the past 3 years that we have been coming up regularly to this area.

Room Tip: I like 2nd floor in the middle with an ocean view from your window.
  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank diamonddog_23
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