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 parking

Luggage storage

24-hour reception

24-hour security

Food/ Drinks

Poolside snack bar


Fitness/ Gym

Exercise gym

Spa and relaxation


Spa center


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
  • Elevator
  • 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

Dining facilities

  • Restaurant with air conditioning
  • Cafe
  • Poolside snack bar

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Projector

Children's facilities

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

Leisure facilities

  • Beach umbrellas
  • Sun loungers
  • Entertainment
  • Garden area
  • Spa center
  • Sauna
  • Massage

Room facilities

  • Terrace



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

Children and extra beds

One child
0 - 1 year
Existing bedding FREE
All children
2 - 17 years
Existing bedding FREE
Maximum capacity of cribs and extra beds depends on the room you book. Please check room details before you make a reservation.


Pets are not allowed.

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Hotel Address:

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

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City Center
  • Santa Barbara
    3.2 km
  • Municipal (SBA)
    9.2 km
  • Cunnamulla (CMA)
    64.7 km
Train Stations
  • Santa Barbara Amtrak
    5.6 km
  • Amtrack Station Santa Barbara
    5.6 km
  • Ahi Sushi (cuisine: Japanese)
    160 m
  • Tee-Off (cuisine: American)
    170 m
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Number of rooms:

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What's nearby

Tourist attractions

  • State Street700 m
  • Mission Santa Barbara2.9 km
  • Jazz Hall3.9 km

Popular areas

  • City Center3.1 km

Places of interest

  • Breakaway Tours & Event Planning2.1 km


  • Music and Arts Conservatory1.4 km
  • Santa Barbara Msem Natrl Hstry2.6 km
  • Wildling Museum3.3 km


  • Cachuma Lake Park1.1 km
  • Rocky Nook Park2.6 km
  • Santa Barbara Parks Dept2.7 km
  • Corporation Maintenance Yard3.3 km
  • Santa Barbara Botanic Garden3.4 km
  • Elings Park3.5 km


  • Earl Warren Showgrounds Ctrng1.2 km
  • Victoria Hall3.8 km

Universities, Institutes

  • Fielding Institute2.7 km
  • Santa Barbara Clg-Oriental Med2.9 km
  • Southern CA Institute of Law3.5 km
  • Santa Barbara College of Law3.8 km
  • Wellness Ctr-Research Edctn3.9 km

Arboretum, Green spaces, Zoos

  • Santa Barbara Channel Foundation3.5 km


  • Arlington Theater3.9 km

Medical care and Hospitals

  • Santa Barbara Birth Resource1.5 km
  • Rehab Inst At Santa Barbara2.0 km
  • Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital2.2 km
  • US Veterans Ctr3.9 km


  • Lake Cachuma1.7 km

College Campuses

  • Fielding Graduate University2.7 km

Local attractions

  • Lake Cachuma 1.6 km
    HC 59 - Highway 154
  • Old Mission Santa Barbara2.8 km
    2201 Laguna St
  • Santa Barbara Conference & Visitor\'s Bureau & Film Commission 3.5 km
    1601 Anacapa St
  • Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History2.6 km
    2559 Puesta Del Sol
  • Elings Park 3.0 km
    1298 Las Positas Rd

Near the hotel

  • State Street770 m
    State Street, Santa Barbara

    Restaurants nearby

    • Ahi Sushi160 m

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

      Cuisine: Japanese

    • Jeannine's Bakery & Cafe250 m

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

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

    • Pizza Guru330 m

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

      74% likes this, based on 30 reviews
      Cuisine: Italian, Vegetarian
      Price Range: ZAR 140 - ZAR 257

    • Tee-Off170 m

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

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

    • Vices & Spices300 m

      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

    Average guest rating

    7.6out of 10
    Based on 177 reviews

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    Guest reviews

    • 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
    Show big map »

    Hotel Address:

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

    Get directions
    City Center
    • Santa Barbara
      3.2 km
    • Municipal (SBA)
      9.2 km
    • Cunnamulla (CMA)
      64.7 km
    Train Stations
    • Santa Barbara Amtrak
      5.6 km
    • Amtrack Station Santa Barbara
      5.6 km
    • Ahi Sushi (cuisine: Japanese)
      160 m
    • Tee-Off (cuisine: American)
      170 m
    Hotel information
    • Check-in:
      from  3 pm
    • Check-out:
      until  11 am
    • Number of rooms: