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    Blue Sands Motel

    421 S Milpas St, Santa Barbara, CA 93103-3645
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    Free Wifi
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    Reviewed 8 July 2016 via mobile

    Really enjoyed our stay at Blue Sands - spacious room, well equipped kitchen area, and smart bathroom. It was clean and bright with easy access to the pool and parking lot. The staff were friendly and helpful with local knowledge of the area.

    Thank ELMyhill
    Reviewed 24 May 2016 via mobile

    My new husband and I stayed here for one night whilst travelling around California! What a brilliant little find! This little motel may not look much from the outside but the room was decorated lovely! Very modern with a beautiful shower room. We had two...More

    Thank Bowyerville84
    Reviewed 17 May 2016

    Travelled with toddlers overnight to visit the zoo. Wanted beachfront location and walking distance to zoo, got BOTH! Nothing fancy, but everything was nice, from friendly receptionist, heated pool, well insulated room (almost never noticed other guests), to newly renovated room and bath, with fireplace....More

    Thank chicdelavie
    Reviewed 8 May 2016 via mobile

    We just stayed for our honeymoon and loved it. The room is inviting and romantic, the wine fridge was great for all our wine we bought during our walking wine tour, the bathroom is clean and the shower was great. We had room 8 on...More

    Thank Jennifer P
    Reviewed 24 April 2016 via mobile

    Great location to Beach! We had second floor room. Room we got was beautifully updated bathroom and room for 2! Has coffee, tea, coffee pot, fridge, microwave, iron, ironing board (important when traveling by car and clothes get mashed), 46 or 48" flat screen tv....More

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    About
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    Amenities
    • Top amenities
    • Pool
    • Free Parking
    • Beachfront
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Free Parking
    • Room amenities
    • Air Conditioning
    • Microwave
    • Refrigerator in room
    • Things to do
    • Pool
    Details
    • Price range
    • US$197 - US$335 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
    • Hotel class
    • Hotel Style
    • #12 On the Beach Hotel in Santa Barbara
    • #18 Family Hotel in Santa Barbara
    • #23 Romantic Hotel in Santa Barbara
    • Room types
    • Non-Smoking Rooms ,
    • Suites ,
    • Kitchenette
    • Number of rooms
    • 11
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    r0udak
    26 September 2016|
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    Response from sillyboyz | Reviewed this property |
    it's a lovely small hotel so as other traveller has said no beer,however plenty of pubs in santa Barbara selling craft beers centre is about 20 minutes walk hope this helps
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    4 September 2014|
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    Response from BlueSandsMotel | Property representative |
    Hello, We are dog-friendly. There is a $10 + tax fee per dog per night. Please let us know if you have additional questions. Thank you, Ines
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    "Room #6 is right at the top of the stairs so we hard a lot of people traffic and noise."
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    "The roomy suite has a park and ocean view."
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    "Up stairs rooms provide the best beach views"
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    "Second floor middle room, Rm. 205(?), has partial oceanview for the same rate as other rooms without."
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