Old hotel but clean. Shower very small. Bed not very comfortable. Small room. Good breakfast.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great place to stay"
We chose the Sandman because of the 40% off, but after staying there, we would go back at full price. The location is very convenient - close to 101. The room was comfortable and even had a microwave and small refrigerator. Being older, we really appreciated the higher "comfort" toilets. The pools looked very nice. But best of all is the "breakfast […] room", Al's Diner. The food was good - a large variety, but the decor was wonderful - from the 40's and 50's - a wall telephone with a dial, old-fashioned gas tanks reading 8 cents a gallon - and spotlessly clean. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Not what I expected."
The room was very old and while it was not dirty, it had a very strange smell which I could not identify. I couldn't tell if it was mildew or if someone had been smoking in there (or both) The bathroom had a tiny shower and tiny pedestal sink. No place to sit any toiletries and towel rack on other side of room. The A/C was so loud we could not use it […] and had to leave the windows open. No closet, only a rod hanging in an alcove. Did not look like the pictures on website at all. The best thing was the bed was fine and the breakfast was o.k. We stayed in five hotels in CA during this trip. THis was by far the worst room and the most expensive. I go to Santa Barbara a lot and will never stay here again. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Over-priced Over-rated Motel"
It's hard to find much positive here. Even at 1/3 what I paid it is still a cheap motel. Small rooms, cheap furnishings, uncomfortable bed/pillows, tiny bath room, no view in any direction, busy boulevard location, poor complimentary breakfast. Causes me to further lose faith in online reviews (this place was rated 4/5).Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great central location"
The Sandman staff are always courteous and the simple breakfast is adequate. But best of all, you can easily get anywhere in Santa Barbara (and even Goleta) easily from, this location. The layout of the complex also means is realtively quite most nights.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Breakfast is more then continental and very good quality.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Our weekend stay"
Overall it was very good for us and we really enjoyed the view of the swimming pool and the breakfast. The room was clean, but there were some ants, the shower is small and had scratches on the finish. If the room is close to the Butler, that's a place for events, it is noisy outside. Apart from this, the service was very good and the location much […] better than in Downtown, and we had all services available, including pharmacies, supermarkets, etc. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"A Definite Recommendation!"
Great Location---very clean and comfortable room----also surprisingly quiet on the 2nd floor at the back of the complex-----LOVELY that it was near Whole Foods as I am a vegetarian and health conscious person..... Would most definitely stay here again! Thank you.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Pleasant and affordable"
It was a pleasant stay and very affordable. The continental breakfast was perfect. I wish I stayed longer than overnight to enjoy the swimming pool and spa.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Use the Bathroom Next Door"
Tried to get early ck in @ 1:30. Not available, come back at 3.They said I could hang out at pool. When asked to use rest rm to change, young man at desk informed me that I could go next door to AAA office. They let folks use their rest room. Unbelievable! Returned @ 2:40 in 101 degree heat and 3 different parties were already checking in. Hotel maintenance […] staff hung out on walkway next to room talking. No elevator for upstairs rooms. Only downstairs room was next to housekeeping. Guys in apartment next door talked until 2 AM. Breakfast was decent. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Quiet. Ok environment, great location."
The lady that runs the breakfast was very friendly and helpful.Genuine Expedia guest review
"I went on a business trip."
The hotel is very nice. Very quiet during the night and the staff is very good.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Perfect for Business Trip"
I was here for work. It was comfortable. You can tell they take pride in their hotel.Genuine Expedia guest review
We had a king size bed that could be replaced, but otherwise, no complaints about anything. Would come back anytime.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"GREAT motor inn right on State Street."
I needed to be in Santa Barbara for work (at my own expense). Every other hotel was expensive so I thought I would give this little motor inn a try. Wonderful staff, I was a disorganized maniac and they helped me in every way possible. The bed was comfortable, the room spotless, and there were lots of cable channels as well as free WiFi. Fridge, microwave […] and dvd player in each room was a plus. Housekeeping was great as well. If you are looking for a less expensive option and you don't care about views or being close to the beach, the Sandman is IT in Santa Barbara. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
The hotel was very nice, the breakfast was good. Very clean. Its 10 min drive to DT and to the shopping areas. Butterfly beach was only 20 min awayGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"easy off freeway"
Clerk was very nice, but shower pressure was too high. Toilet seat was loose. Otherwise, nice hotel, nice staff, easy access.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Nice place to stay"
It was a lovely place to stay. The pool was nice, it was quiet at night. The free breakfast was lovely and it was close to all the wonderful sights of Santa Barbara. The only complaint would be the beds, too small and too soft, beds are not big enough for a couple to sleep comfortable in.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Comfortable, clean, perfect of my weekend stay."
Stayed here to visit my grandson in college. The room provided everything I needed.Genuine Expedia guest review
The hotel is old but in a great location. Very nice breakfast with nice selection.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
It was a very clean room with outstanding free breakfast options. Fabulous location and very quiet.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
overall it was fine. we booked on short notice and got a great price through hotels.com so really no complaints....it had been windy....so the pool was cold and a bit dirty, but the hot tub made up for that. I would say it was spotless in our room and cute ( Ikea furnishings....so modern but not fancy). Bed was just okay for comfort. Breakfast area […] cute ( like a diner) and your basic continental fair. I think the location is fine, but not really close to the main part of town...so way up ( three miles) on state street. Certainly a safe location and plenty of restaurants and coffee shops nearby. Again, we could not beat the price and the desk service was fine. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
The hotel is going through some remodeling and I happen to stay in a room that was not remodeled yet. Over all the hotel is a good choice for your money. Looking forward to stay in the remodeled rooms next time.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Great place for the money! Staff was fantastic. The room was a bit small and could use a bit more elbow grease to clean it but I did get a very good rate and was a fabulous place with character.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
AC failed in first room, staff moved right next door. Even offered to help us move our stuff,Genuine Expedia guest review
"Quiet motel with nice swimming pool."
Easy check in and parking. Quiet night after refreshing dip in pool. Breakfast was adequate .Genuine Expedia guest review
"Enjoyed our stay"
We were very impressed with this Hotel. It was reasonably priced and the location was very central to other locations. We enjoyed the continental breakfast and they went out of their way to make sure we were comfortable. We would recommend this Hotel to our friends. Thank you for the wonderful stay.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
The staff was more than accommodating and the hotel exceeded our expectations! If I ever visit Santa Barbara again, I will absolutely stay at the Sandman Inn again!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Convenient to wineries"
Very pleasant. Friendly staffGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Not fancy but great for the price."
We enjoyed our stay. It was a simple motel. But they had a nice little extras Like free bottles of water and q-tips. The breakfast was larger than any of its kind I've ever seen before. Plus they had a nice swimming pool and jacuzzi. However The bathroom in particular was a little out of date. The porcelain was chipped and the shower head was too l […] ow. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Great stop on a trip. Clean friendly and located near food stores!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
We stayed here one night during our across California trip. The hotel is fine. Our room was spacious with big bathroom. The hotel serves breakfast in an typical 'diner' restaurant - we found it cute. An ok stay for its price.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Excellent Family accomodation"
Neat, clean and family friendly. Reasonable rates also.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
I had hoped we'd be closer to downtown, but my fault. Room was small-too small for 4 people, and a bit noisy (we were close to entrance/lobby/ice machine) and mostly clean but could use an updating-badly. Staff was very friendly. WiFi was great. Pool nice. Good breakfastGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Close to everything."
This place was nice for the amount we paid. It's not fancy by any means but it was comfortable and a nice size room compared to another place we stayed at previously. The daily breakfast area was set up like a 50's diner which was nice, but don't expect anything more than some bread, pastries, cereal, and coffee. I'd stay here again after all when you're […] in Santa Barbara the last thing you want to do is be inside all day. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"It's cheap for a reason"
Thought we were getting a good deal. Ya good deal for a stinky room that smelled of mildew. Dirty walls and shower was very dirty. Needs a major overhaul.Genuine Expedia guest review
Easy quick checking, nice room by pool. Clean, well run mature property. Nice breakfast room with decent continental breakfast. Great for family stay.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Adorable Hotel -- Would Recommend"
This hotel is adorable. Our room had noticeable decorations that made it more interesting to stay in, and the dining area for breakfast was impeccably clean and also impeccably decorated. The bed was comfortable, and the pool and spa were lovely. The price was reasonable, and we definitely got what we paid for.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
We were definitely happy with the price, friendly personnel, clean room, pool & jacuzzi heated well maintained and a good continental breakfast. Greatly enjoyed our stay!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great value hotel"
The place definitely has a vintage feel; the bathrooms are a bit cramped, but everything was clean and the staff was VERY friendly. The pool area is great and I definitely recommend requesting a room near the pool if you'll be spending time there. The continental breakfast had a fairly wide selection of items, too.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
We enjoyed the affordability and comfort of our stay at the Sandman. The location was great, close to a Whole Foods, and many other stores. The beds were comfortable and the room size was good for the three of us. We liked that there was a dvd player in the room, and renting from Red Boxes nearby was easy. The landscaping was pretty and everything was […] very clean. We also liked that there were complimentary beverages always available in the lobby: coffee, teas, juice and ice water. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Gets the job done"
If you're looking to just sleep, this place works. Entire room from art to bed was from ikea. Tv was a big small. I recommend this to a solo visitor or just an overnight trip.Genuine Expedia guest review
Would not return to this motel.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Disappointing place, but good breakfast"
This is just another average motel. Looks a bit shabby, painted a cheap industrial color (green, I think) with an oddly arranged campus. Room smelled musty, but didn't appear dirty. Wifi in the rooms was so weak as to not be of any use whatsoever. Most of the time you couldn't even get it to connect, nonetheless have enough power to stream anything. […] I will give them credit, though, for having the best breakfast of any of the 5 hotels we stayed in during a CA coast road trip. They don't just have a too-small room with everyone waiting and elbowing and nowhere to sit, like most. They have a space they call "Al's Diner" and it contains a wide selection of options, including things like eggs, fresh pastries, cereals, waffles, high quality whole-grain breads for toast, cappuccino machine in addition to regular coffee, and so on. I also appreciated the in-room coffeemaker and good-quality supplies for it. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"luv this place , but !"
sandman is a favorite in santa Barbara . But, the stay was short, and that was the highlight of the trip. house keeping missed a small trash can, over filled with yesterday's half eaten take out . the unit next door was being remodeled and the unit above was being cleaned, starting at 8am .my objective of a getaway is to relax sleep in and check out […] at 11:01am . Better luck next trip I hope . Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"convenient to all of our needs"
Our stay was very comfortable.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Super kid and adult friendly. Clean, well appointed rooms. Gracious staff. Diner a home run!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Booked this room based on comments from other visitors, and was satisfied with the accomodations for the price. Staff was helpful and attentive. Arrived by motorcycle to do the Ventura County Loop. Lots of places to eat within walking distance. A short drive to freeway access. Quiet and confortable.Genuine Expedia guest review
We stayed there for 3 nights. The room was large enough, 2 beds, although one of them needed to be "retired", the carpet needs a good cleaning but the rest was very clean. Also the bathroom was redone except for the shower stall, it still had green square tiles from many many years ago! It worked and was clean but looked very dated. The pool was great. […] Our room was close the the main pool and hot tub. The only bad think was breakfast. Don't expect much. There's a Wholefoods across the street if you want fruit and snacks. Definitely need a car, not walking distance to the beach or downtown, the street there is busy and not safe for biking. Overall, it's a great place for the price. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Room was right on the pool so a little noisy but otherwise great.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
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