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Sandpiper Lodge
Ranked #35 of 52 Hotels in Santa Barbara
san jose
1 review
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“We always stay at this place!”
Reviewed 10 December 2013

My husband and I have been staying at this hotel for over 8 yrs now. Every time we go there, the Manager and the rest of the staff are always so nice and accommodating!
The rooms are nice and Sean the Manager is just amazing! We always recommend this place to all our friends.

Room Tip: The extended stay apartments are great and so are the suites. Perfect for families with kids.
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 9 December 2013

The staff at this hotel were so kind and welcoming, the best part of my stay. My room was very clean and smelled pleasant, great TV and bed, although the bathroom is dated. Dennys is just over the road, and Janenne's (great sandwiches), vices and spices, and La Cumbre plaza are all a short walk away. Breakfast could be better just by having yogurt, toast and bagels available as well as the cereal, bananas and pastries. Since I was travelling on business the provision of a laptop safe would also have been welcome and I would feel safer if chains on the room door were provided as I was travelling alone.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled on business
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Quebec City, Canada
2 reviews
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Reviewed 8 December 2013

We had driven from Napa Valley that day and arrived really tired. When I realized that a lodge is a motel I was really disapointed but when I went into the room I was really surprised. We had a great room, not luxurious but enough for our needs. I slept amazingly.

We had the free breakfast in our room and went for a great walk after discussing with Graeme at the front desk.

I would recommend this hotel to anybody!

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Santa Barbara, California
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Reviewed 7 December 2013

I stayed at Sandpiper Lodge a few weeks ago and I have to say I was impressed. The front desk staff is really friendly and had great recommendations of where to have dinner. After viewing reviews in other hotels I decided to choose this one and was not disappointed. They could use some improvement for their breakfast though. The staff told me they were planning on improving it shortly so I will definitely be coming back to check it out.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled on business
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Enniskillen, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 November 2013

Where to start with this hotel? Its not clean, uncomfortable, the service is bad, the staff are so rude no wonder its only two stars! We loved Santa Barbara but this hotel is no good. We defiantly will not be returning!

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Mark R, General Manager at Sandpiper Lodge, responded to this review, 4 November 2013
Hello I am sorry to hear about your stay . Our goal is to provide great service to all our guests. We do have many positive reviews and work hard to keep our property clean. If any thing was not up to our 3 star rating I do again say I am sorry. Please call or e-mail me and I will be happy to talk about your stay. Thank-you for taking the time to write a review. Mark A. Romasanta
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Reviewed 31 October 2013

We arrived at the hotel and we were greeted by a young man on reception who really made us feel welcome,as soon as he knew we were English he asked and enjoyed chatting about cricket. the rooms were large and clean the pool was great, but at breakfast they had the best pastries it could seriously damage your health to stay there for long. It was in a good location on the main street that runs down to the shopping area and board walk ( or as we call it pier), it was walking distance to the Mall were they had a Jazz band on and we ate at a great restaurant all in all a good experience would stay there again.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
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San Jose, CA
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Reviewed 30 October 2013

I'm a regular at the Sandpiper, my kids live in Santa Barbara so I average about 30 nights a year there. It's clean & comfortable, walking distance to many restaurants and just a short ride downtown to lower State. The offer a free breakfast in the morning that is perfect for my needs. Best of all are the family units with a bedroom and a main room so the kids get their own room.

The staff is great. Graeme is always friendly, efficient and always finds me a room. Sean & Victor are always helpful. Most of my business travel is Doubletree but when in SB, I always end up at the Sandpiper.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Sandpiper Lodge

Property: Sandpiper Lodge
Address: 3525 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93105-2689
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Region: United States > California > Santa Barbara
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #35 of 52 Hotels in Santa Barbara
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:2 star — Sandpiper Lodge 2*
Number of rooms: 74
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Whether you are visiting Santa Barbara for business or pleasure, we invite you to enjoy the three-diamond amenities and services of the Sandpiper Lodge on Upper State Street. From our prime location on upper State Street, you are poised to experience all that one of California's premier destinations has to offer-beaches, gardens, museums, historical sites, dining, shopping, and entertainment. With well-appointed rooms and suites and a heated pool and spa, the Sandpiper Lodge offers ideal accommodations for budget-minded travelers desiring a degree of sophistication. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Sandpiper Hotel Santa Barbara
Sandpiper Motel Santa Barbara
Sandpiper Santa Barbara
Sandpiper Inn Santa Barbara

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