Hotels in Santa Barbara are overpriced, so the options are limited if you don't want to pay ridiculous prices. This place is ok for a short stay. The rooms are old and need to be updated; the bathroom walls were rather gross with all the dirt on them. The wireless is not good at all --- they have a bunch of access points, all of which must be located in the same far away location, as they were all giving me a "fair" connection on my laptop that kept dropping and disconnecting me. (Those with an iPad probably wouldn't be able to connect at all if they were in the same area of the hotel I was.) The pillows are hard and mattresses are old; you can almost feel the springs as you move around, so I found it hard to sleep well. It appears they're remodeling the public areas of the hotel --- or maybe the exterior. I'd suggest updating the rooms instead --- starting with the pillow and mattresses.
The maid service was also rather strange. My first day there, the maid replaced all my used towels, except for the washcloths; she took away the used ones, but didn't give me any new washcloths. Then on day two, she did the same, leaving me with no washcloths --- but did, in fact, replace every other type of towel, including the bathmats. Maybe there was a washcloth shortage.
- 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