The Sandman Inn - Santa Barbara

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

Wi-Fi
Free parking

Free on-site parking

Luggage storage
24-hour
Laundry

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

The budget 2-star The Sandman Inn offers non-smoking guestrooms. The hotel opened its doors in 1950 and was remodeled in 1989.

The property lies within 3.9 km from Santa Barbara County Courthouse, Arlington Theatre and The Granada Theatre. The center of Santa Barbara is 4 km away from the venue.

The Sandman Inn can be reached in 10 minutes by car from Municipal airport.

Rooms

The hotel offers 112 rooms. They are fitted with climate control, complimentary wireless internet, a fridge, television and a microwave. They feature bathrooms with a shower and a hairdryer.

Eat & Drink

Jeannine's Bakery & Cafe and Ahi Sushi are located within 200 meters away.

Services

Guests at The Sandman Inn are offered to use free self parking and a safety deposit box as well as laundry and housekeeping.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Free public parking is possible on site.

Number of rooms:   112.

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Facilities

General

  • Wi-Fi
  • Free on-site parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • Multilingual staff

Services

  • Laundry
  • Tours/Ticket assistance

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.

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

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

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City Center
  • Santa Barbara
    3.2 km
Airports
  • Municipal (SBA)
    9.2 km
  • Cunnamulla (CMA)
    64.7 km
Train Stations
  • Santa Barbara Amtrak
    5.6 km
  • Amtrack Station Santa Barbara
    5.6 km
Restaurants
  • Ahi Sushi (cuisine: Japanese)
    160 m
  • Tee-Off (cuisine: American)
    170 m
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Number of rooms:
    112

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What's nearby

Tourist attractions

  • State Street700 m
  • Mission Santa Barbara2.9 km
  • Jazz Hall3.9 km

Popular areas

  • City Center3.1 km

Places of interest

  • Breakaway Tours & Event Planning2.1 km

Museums

  • Music and Arts Conservatory1.4 km
  • Santa Barbara Msem Natrl Hstry2.6 km
  • Wildling Museum3.3 km

Parks

  • Cachuma Lake Park1.1 km
  • Rocky Nook Park2.6 km
  • Santa Barbara Parks Dept2.7 km
  • Corporation Maintenance Yard3.3 km
  • Santa Barbara Botanic Garden3.4 km
  • Elings Park3.5 km

Halls

  • Earl Warren Showgrounds Ctrng1.2 km
  • Victoria Hall3.8 km

Universities, Institutes

  • Fielding Institute2.7 km
  • Santa Barbara Clg-Oriental Med2.9 km
  • Southern CA Institute of Law3.5 km
  • Santa Barbara College of Law3.8 km
  • Wellness Ctr-Research Edctn3.9 km

Arboretum, Green spaces, Zoos

  • Santa Barbara Channel Foundation3.5 km

Theaters

Medical care and Hospitals

  • Santa Barbara Birth Resource1.5 km
  • Rehab Inst At Santa Barbara2.0 km
  • Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital2.2 km
  • US Veterans Ctr3.9 km

Marina

  • Lake Cachuma1.7 km

College Campuses

Local attractions

  • Lake Cachuma1.7 km
    HC 59 - Highway 154, Santa Barbara
  • Mission Santa Barbara2.8 km
    2201 Laguna Street, Santa Barbara
  • Santa Barbara Botanic Garden3.5 km
    1212 Mission Canyon Road, Santa Barbara
  • Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History2.7 km
    2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara
  • Elings Park3.0 km
    1298 Las Positas Rd, Santa Barbara

Restaurants nearby

  • Ahi Sushi160 m

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

    Cuisine: Japanese

  • Jeannine's Bakery & Cafe250 m

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

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

  • Pizza Guru330 m

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

    74% likes this, based on 30 reviews
    Cuisine: Italian, Vegetarian
    Price Range: CAD 14 - CAD 27

  • Tee-Off170 m

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

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

  • Vices & Spices300 m

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

    64% likes this, based on 15 reviews

Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Number of rooms:
    112
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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
Fabulous
Based on 177 reviews

Rating by category:

Location
8.5
Rooms
8.7
Service
7.3
Value
9.0
Dining
9.3

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, United States, 93105

Get directions
City Center
  • Santa Barbara
    3.2 km
Airports
  • Municipal (SBA)
    9.2 km
  • Cunnamulla (CMA)
    64.7 km
Train Stations
  • Santa Barbara Amtrak
    5.6 km
  • Amtrack Station Santa Barbara
    5.6 km
Restaurants
  • Ahi Sushi (cuisine: Japanese)
    160 m
  • Tee-Off (cuisine: American)
    170 m
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Number of rooms:
    112