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1 room, 2 adults

Blue Sands Inn, Santa Barbara

4-star4 stars
421 South Milpas Street, Santa Barbara, CA, 93103, United States of America

Upscale beach motel with beach shuttle, near Cabrillo Pavillion
  • Free WiFi and free parking
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From 310 reviews. TripAdvisor Traveler Rating.

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

Beautiful beach
Great location
Awesome vibe
Great amenities

Blue Sands Inn, Santa Barbara

from $129
  • Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed, Accessible, Pool View
  • Deluxe Room, Fireplace, Ocean View
  • Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed, Pool View, Poolside
  • Deluxe Room, 2 Queen Beds, Fireplace, Pool View
  • Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds, Kitchen, Pool View
  • Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Fireplace, Pool View
  • Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds, Pool View
  • Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed, Patio, Ground Floor
  • Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed, Ocean View
  • Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Ocean View

What’s around Blue Sands Inn, Santa Barbara

Top spots nearby

Recommended by this property

  • Cabrillo Pavillion (3-minute walk)
  • Santa Barbara Zoo (6-minute walk)
  • Chase Palm Park (9-minute walk)
  • Santa Barbara Art Foundry (14-minute walk)
  • Stearns Wharf (14-minute walk)
  • Andree Clark Bird Refuge (14-minute walk)
  • Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History Sea Center (15-minute walk)

Getting around

  • Santa Barbara, CA (SBA-Santa Barbara Municipal) - 13 min drive
  • Oxnard, CA (OXR) - 39 min drive
  • Santa Ynez, CA (SQA) - 48 min drive
  • Santa Barbara Station - 27 min walk
  • Carpinteria Station - 11 min drive
  • Goleta Station - 14 min drive
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)
  • Shopping center shuttle (surcharge)
  • Beach shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance

Key facts


  • 12 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time 4:00 PM-11:00 PM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
The front desk is open daily from 7:00 AM - 11:00 PM.
If you are planning to arrive after 11:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • Pets allowed (dogs and cats only) *

  • Restrictions apply *

  • 2 per room


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Free self parking

  • Free nearby parking


  • Area shuttle within 0.01 miles *

  • Beach shuttle *

  • Shopping center shuttle *

Payment types at the property

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the motel

Food and drink
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Water dispenser
Things to do
  • Beach shuttle (surcharge)
  • Outdoor pool
  • Pool sun loungers
  • Bicycle rentals on site
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Luggage storage
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Year Built - 1953
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
Sleep well
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • 40-inch flat-screen TV
  • Premium TV channels
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
Food and drink
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Access via exterior corridors

Blue Sands Inn, Santa Barbara’s small print

Also known as

  • Blue Sands Inn Santa Barbara
  • Blue Sands Inn Motel
  • Blue Sands Inn Santa Barbara
  • Blue Sands Inn Motel Santa Barbara
  • Blue Sands Motel
  • Blue Sands Motel Santa Barbara
  • Blue Sands Santa Barbara
  • Blue Sands Hotel Santa Barbara


Pet-friendly rooms can be requested by contacting the property at the number on the booking confirmation.

This property does not have elevators.

Optional extras

Rollaway beds are available for USD 25.0 per day

Pets are allowed for an extra charge of USD 25 per pet, per day (maximum USD 300 per stay)

Area shuttle, beach shuttle, and shopping center shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

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Recent reviews

Superb 9.2 From 311 reviews

Very Good 8.0
Nice room slow drain light bulb above sink not working coffee on the weak side
thomas, us1 night family trip
Very Good 8.0
Blue Sands Inns is a cute and quaint hotel. It’s across the street from a park and the beach. Although the hotel does not have a restaurant, it’s fairly close to the downtown area in SB- either via foot or a quick Lyft drive. The hotel next door has a restaurant that offers sit down dining + happy hour and a bar. (The properties are so close they might as well be the same hotel.). There’s also a local market located a block away from the Blue Sands Inn. We opted for the hotel room with a kitchen. It was very cute and perfect for me and my friend. 2 double beds, a cute kitchen with ref/sink/microwave/stove/table + dishes and silverware. I love how this hotel and location are no nonsense. Each room allows for 1 parking spot in their private lot.
Michele, us3 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Great service, location, cleanliness. Jake was very helpful and accommodating as we were evacuated from the fires and he went out of his way to get us taken care of
Barbara, us1 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
Nice, clean, comfy stay.
Clean, nice room, comfy bed, easy parking, welcoming staff. Not a business hotel so no iron or ironing board in room, but quiet comfy place to stay.
Anne Leslie, us1 night business trip
Exceptional 10.0
Great little hotel!
Modern and comfortable. Smallish rooms as it seems to be a remodeled motel, but everything was amazing, from the art on the walls (all local artists!) to the bathroom. The staff was friendly and accommodating, the pool was the perfect temperature, I can't say enough about this wonderful little hotel.
us1 night trip

Blue Sands Inn, Santa Barbara

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