An older facility that was recently refurbished. Staff was very good, but could not help very much when I tried to go on the motel's free wi-fi and had problems connecting. Our main complaint was the HVAC unit fan was so noisy we had to shut it off at night to sleep.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Throw Back to the 50's"
Well maintained exterior and grounds. Inside is your standard room that has not changed from the 50's except that it had a flat panel TV on the wall and they even had a DVD player. The bathroom was sparse and not a lot of room to set things out on a counter. It was clean and a very good bargin. It lived up to all of the reviews on Hotels.com.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Ok for a budget hotel"
Don't get a room in the back adjacent to the apartments. It wasn't noisy when I was there, but I was one loud stereo away from a nightmare. Room was clean but the walls needed paint.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
This hotel was more than I hoped for. It is always scary booking a hotel, on line, in a city you have never visited before but what a pleasant surprise! From the front desk staff to the room, pool, breakfast and grounds, this was a charming hotel and a real deal. It's a short drive to the beach and main part of State Street but there are plenty of restaurants […] near the hotel. Would stay here again without hesitation. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
everything was good we would stay at that hotel againGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"hard to beat the deal"
Overall has a retro motel feel and look; room is small but clean. The double beds seem short, the bathroom shower is original green title floor to ceiling, but the bathroom could use a makeover. They definitely are trying to maintain the motel. Breakfast room is very retro and cool. Continental breakfast was good. Central location between UCSB and […] downtown. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
The decrepit bathtub was unimpressive. The fan and light system did not work properly. The doorknob came off in my hand. That being said, the cost was very nice and the grounds were pleasant. The pool was great! Breakfast was clean and convenient, though the coffee was burnt each day. The neighborhood was nice to jog in and the motel was convenient […] to shopping, food, and the freeway. The bus stop was right across the street. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Comfortable Bed and Pillows"
I didn't actually stay here, I got the room for my son and his friend who looking at the college the next day. I asked them how the room was and they said it was nice, bed and pillows were comfortable and they were very happy with it.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
This was our 2nd time at the Sandman and we love the place!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Good value for price"
Cute motel, priced well. Older, but maintained. Bathroom was small and shower was very small. Overall, it was cute and I would stay for a quick trip.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Well-maintained older property with friendly staff.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Great hotel - have stayed many times over the years. Also appreciate the free personal amenities in case you forget something, which we did this time.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
We scheduled a last minute visit to Santa Barbara and after looking on-line for a while looking for lodging I decided the Sandman Inn would seem to meet my needs for a cost conscious yet overall good place to stay. I found that SB has many motel/lodge type of accommodation and not really much of the typical Marriott/Embassy Suites types of places. The […] staff was very helpful and friendly and the On-Site Diner for free breakfast was terrific. It was a simple serve yourself type thing but neat. Upon arrival, a little uneasy but after settling in we realized we had made a great choice. Would stay again for sure. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Pleasant stay for price"
A good deal if you get a discount. Grounds were nice and inviting. The staff was friendly. Nice breakfast with lots of options. Comfortable bed and room.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"I've stayed here several times before"
It was good value for money.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
As advertised, low cost inn with good amenities.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
ComfyGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Not bad for the price. Lots of stores around the area.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
I visited Santa Barbara to take a wine tour and chose this cute little hotel because all of the others were booked or too expensive. I was happy to have found this place very central to our tastings and in a lovely area. Rooms were clean and cozy nothing to get excited about but served their purpose. Great experience and cleanliness is important, sometime […] you gong get that even at 4 star hotels so I left with a smile! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
We were so pleased at our selection of this hotel. We had never stayed here before but chose it because of its proximity to the places we planned to visit. It is on a main street but is nestled back in a beautiful peaceful setting. Complimentary breakfast is served in Al's Diner on the premises which is a cute little 50's diner decorated with old gas […] pumps, rotary pay phones and served up a great breakfast. My husband and I were traveling with our son, so we requested a room with 2 beds. We were pleasantly surprised to enter our room and find a queen bed in the main room with a flat screen TV on the wall and a separate bedroom with a queen bed and another flat screen TV on the wall. The amenities in our bathroom even included a toothbrush and tube of toothpaste and a disposable razor...not standard fare in most hotels. We wished we had more time to stay longer and are already planning a return trip next month. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Not elegant but very nice!"
This hotel is an older property located in the heart of Santa Barbara. It is very clean and well maintained and for the price, a very good value. Al's Diner - the breakfast room in the facility - is nicely themed and has a good variety of continental breakfast items.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Nice Place, Removed from Downtown"
The Inn itself was very nice - we had a second floor room that was large and comfy, with balcony. I was disappointed only that we had to get back in our car to drive to dinner in the downtown or waterfront area. But if that's not a concern for you, then this is a clean, affordable alternative....Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Nice for 1 Night"
The staff was very friendly & they honored my request of a first floor room. The room was a nice size, with a microwave and small refrigerator. The walls of the room were very thin. I actually heard someone snorning in the middle of the night. But, for one night stay this motel was a good choice.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Nice. Great stay!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Convenient and a bargain too"
Had to find a hotel on short notice as I had a sick relative at a local hospital. So not exactly a "leisure" trip. I have stayed at a half dozen hotels or motels in the area over the years, and even lived here quite a few years back, but first time to this one and usually I spend quite a bit more for a night. Sandman is on upper State and while it's […] not walking distance to either lower State or the beach, it is just a short drive to virtually any of Santa Barbara's attractions. An old style motel, with a number of buildings and we stayed in one of the back units. Although you could sometimes hear noises from outside or adjoining rooms, it wasn't bad and by 10 o'clock it was nice and quiet at least where we were. FYI we were there Thurs, Fri, Sat, leaving Sunday. Rooms were not fancy but clean, and bathroom could have used some more counter space but that is not a big deal. Decent continental breakfast although after the first day we opted to go a few blocks down to Farmer Boy's for a more traditional breakfast (and that is also a bargain). The rate we got was a real bargain which helped make up for the bit of extra driving. Would stay again, although if vacationing more likely to find a place closer either to lower State St or the beach. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Next to good shopping and fast food joints."
Peaceful.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
It is listed as a two star hotel so I wasn't expecting much. It was in a great location. Room was very comfortable. Pool and Jacuzzi were great. Excellent, well stocked breakfast. Very impressive. It deserves more stars.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
The hotel is old and needs a lot of work. The room we had, an upgrade to a pool-side king, was very uncomfortable. The bed is big but very low to the ground. It has a wooden frame around it that you can't help but keep running in to. The shower was hard to adjust and the bathroom could use some more counter space. The heater was loose on the wall and […] sounded like a jet engine every time it kicked on. The breakfast has a good selection of items. Every time we stay here we say we won't come back, but it is such a convenient location, we keep trying again and again! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
The rooms were nicely set up but there was cracks the wall, bathroom and the bathroom needed updating. The plus side was we stayed next to the pool and hot tub.The breakfast was ok a lot of snack type breakfast (rice krispies, pop tarts, bagels, cereal enough to hold you up) it was nice and spacious and very close to local attractions and shopping down […] State St about mile or so away. Overall I enjoyed my stay. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great Value Hotel"
We were very impresseed from check to check out. Very nice rooms, and very polite employees. This is where we will stay each time we visit Santa Barbara.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Good overall but the bathrooms are very small and need need remodeling. Also the carpet in the bedroom was not very cleanGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Had a great time! Really cute cozy clean place to stay!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"One of the best hotel"
Nice room and decoration. The room was clean. The service was great!!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"comfortable, inexpensive, will return"
an older hotel that offered everything we needed. The bed was perfect, room clean and location perfect for our needs. Bathroom small and shower a bit questionable (sludge on bottom) but staff friendly and breakfast perfect.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Awesome place to stay"
Great location, friendly staff and very clean.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Would stay there again.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Over-all good value"
Enjoyed the stay. Our room was near the pool, hot tub, and breakfast room. The pool was heated, hot tub was hot, room was clean, staff was helpful, and the breakfast was decent.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Cozy and Affordable"
It felt like summer camp in beautiful Santa Barbara.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
The drain in the shower was unscrewed, the shower temperature was hard to control, and one morning, a crew of workers was hammering and drilling in the room next door. They stopped after we complained. Overall, this is a very decent hotel. The staff is very nice and helpful, the rooms are fine (although the walls are a bit thin), and the location is […] OK. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Modest but excellent value"
This hotel is located on upper State Street, very close to great food, and a short drive (or long walk) from the downtown area. The building is in the old "motel" style (flat, sprawling layout with parking lots), but grounds are attractive (the topiary is a great touch) and the breakfast is lovely. Heated pool and hot tub are well-maintained and a pleasure […] to use. All around, excellent value! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
I really like this place. I guess that's why I think I've stood here now more than once. Staff is always helpful. Close to pretty much everything. Golf Course close by. Jacuzzi worked GREAT. Pool was warm. The only thing I didn't like was the shower heads. Other than that it was a Good stay. I'll be back soon.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Decent motel in a good area."
Spent 3 nights here just after Christmas. The room was small, clean and neat. Made reservations online and said there were 2 adults and a 12 year old. We selected a room with a king bed suitable for 3. The room had only the king bed. We expected a sofa bed or something. For more money we could have gotten a folding bed but there was not enough space […] in the room. The staff had no other solution. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Affordable, clean, good location"
Includes breakfastGenuine Expedia guest review
"Terrible! They did not honor my booking in hotel.c"
I booked my room with 3 adults and two teenagers (age 14 and 12). When we arrived, we only got a two double bad room. Front desk refuses to add a bed and blame hotel.com. Not only they did not refund if I leave, they also foreced us to pay additional 95 for the other room! I thought it only happens in 3rd world country. Hotel.com staff called them, […] Sandman did not care and did nothing. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Close to family and friends"
Chose this facility due to location. Good breakfast and quite, safe place. Staff was courteous and polite. Older rooms, needed better lighting. Overall adequate for what we neededGenuine Expedia guest review
"Good value for Santa Barbara"
I made a last minute reservation which allowed me a great deal. The room is pretty basic but was clean and convenient. The location was great, not quite in the thick of things but close enough to get there quickly. My only complaint was how sensitive the heating system was. I was either too hot or too cold. Otherwise, this was a great deal for an otherwise […] super expensive town. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Overall stay was very good except not working WiFiGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Good beds but dirty bathrooms"
The bathrooms were not so great, the door was sliding with no lock. The beds were comfortable. The breakfast was good.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Stay here for Sansum Clinic"
It is easy to get to both Sansum Clinic sites. We started out staying at the hotel around the corner from the clinic. It was twice the price, noisy, beds weren't comfortable, and no breakfast. The Sandman is great and offers good choices for breakfast.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Overall was good"
Everything was good except for the wifi connection which was super super super duper slow! We found the pillow was too soft for us. Oh, one more thing, our screen door to the balcony was totally off its rail. It didn't bother us though, never had the chance to really step out. The rests were good for our one night stay!Genuine Expedia guest review
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