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The Sandman Inn - Santa Barbara

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

Free parking

Free on-site car park

Luggage storage
24-hour services

24-hour reception

24-hour security

Food/ Drinks

Poolside snack bar


Fitness/ Gym

Exercise gym

Swimming pool

Outdoor swimming pool

Spa and relaxation


Spa centre

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


The Sandman Inn is a budget 2-star property featuring modern rooms in a business area of Santa Barbara. The hotel opened its doors in 1950 and was remodeled in 1989.

This hotel is situated 4.2 km away from Santa Barbara County Courthouse. The property boasts location within 4 km from Santa Barbara city center.

The Sandman Inn is set a 15-minute drive from Municipal airport.


The Sandman Inn welcomes guests to take advantage of climate control, Wi-Fi, cable TV with on-demand movies, a laptop-compatible safe and a personal computer supplied in the rooms.

Eat & Drink

The large bar serves a selection of tea and coffee. Guests can dine at Ahi Sushi and Jeannine's Bakery & Cafe located within a 5-minute walk of the property.


Hotel services include 24-hour front desk, medical service and porter service maintained by friendly staff.


Offering a hot tub and a sauna as well as steam baths, facials and massage, the hotel ensures a pleasant stay.


Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Public parking is possible on site for free.

Number of rooms:   112.

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  • No smoking on site
  • Wi-Fi
  • No parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour reception
  • No pets allowed
  • Wheelchair access
  • 24-hour security
  • Private beach
  • Lift
  • Currency exchange
  • Hairdresser
  • Beauty salon
  • Multilingual staff
  • Smoke detectors
  • Mobile phone network

Sports & Fitness

  • Exercise gym


  • Room service
  • Car rental
  • Bicycle rental
  • Laundry
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Medical facilities service
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Bell staff/Porter


  • Restaurant with air conditioning
  • Cafe
  • Poolside snack bar


  • Business centre
  • Projector


  • Paid babysitting/ Child services
  • Children's pool
  • Playground
  • Kids club

Spa & Leisure

  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Sun loungers
  • Entertainment
  • Garden area
  • Spa centre
  • Sauna
  • Massage

Room features

  • Terrace



Check-in from 3 pm FREE
Check-out until 11 am FREE

Children and extra beds


Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

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

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  • Santa Barbara Amtrak
    3.5 mi
  • Amtrack Station Santa Barbara
    3.5 mi
  • Ahi Sushi (cuisine: Japanese)
    600 ft
  • Tee-Off (cuisine: American)
    600 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Number of rooms:

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Local attractions

  • Lake Cachuma 5200 ft
    HC 59 - Highway 154
  • Santa Barbara Maritime Museum 3.8 mi
    113 Harbor Way Ste 190 at the Santa Babara Harbor
  • South Coast Railroad Museum 6.3 mi
    300 N Los Carneros Rd
  • Santa Barbara Winery3.5 mi
    202 Anacapa St
  • Casa del Herrero6.1 mi
    Santa Barbara, CA

Restaurants nearby

  • Ahi Sushi600 ft

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

    Cuisine: Japanese

  • Jeannine's Bakery & Cafe900 ft

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

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

  • Pizza Guru1100 ft

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

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

  • Tee-Off600 ft

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

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

  • Vices & Spices1000 ft

    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:
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The Sandman Inn Reviews

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

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  • Older travelers

    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

    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

    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

    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

    Quiet, relaxing not far from downtown

  • Couple

    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

    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

    Free WIFI, Pool, Jacuzzi, free breakfast!

  • Group of friends

    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

    Friendly staff, the room is super cozy.

    wi-fi was very slow

  • Couple

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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
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Hotel Address:

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

Get directions
  • Santa Barbara Amtrak
    3.5 mi
  • Amtrack Station Santa Barbara
    3.5 mi
  • Ahi Sushi (cuisine: Japanese)
    600 ft
  • Tee-Off (cuisine: American)
    600 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Number of rooms: