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1 room, 2 adults

Blue Sands Inn

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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Beautiful beach
Great location
Awesome vibe
Great pool

Blue Sands Inn

from A$201
  • 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

Top spots nearby

Recommended by this property

  • Cabrillo Pavillion (4-minute walk)
  • Santa Barbara Zoo (6-minute walk)
  • Chase Palm Park (10-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 and check-out

  • 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, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • 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 sunloungers
  • 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
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Access via exterior corridors

Blue Sands Inn’s small print

Also known as

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


For details on pet restrictions, contact 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.

Recent reviews

Superb 9.2 From 329 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
Clean and comfortable beds.
Arbi, us1 night trip
Good 6.0
Meh road room & accommodations. Great service!
We stayed at Blue Sands Inn as a part of a Holiday road trip. The staff was incredibly kind and helpful - they even had a printed out list of all the restaurants nearby open on Christmas. So nice! The room itself was incredibly small with no closet, so most of the floor space with two travelers and a dog was taken up by stuff, not leaving much (really any) room for walking around. The "ocean view" was nice but I wouldn't pay extra for it. You're looking across a park to the ocean through pretty small windows. Our room had what seemed to be a popular corner pee spot for dogs that had a dog pee after smell. I wanted to like this place, but overall it was just meh. We stayed at 4 other places along the coast on the trip that we're far better. Definitely not worth the price.
Jocelyn, us2 night trip
Fair 4.0
The motel was totally overpriced (and yes, I understand it’s Santa Barbara during Christmas week). The picture of the motel leads you to believe it’s on the ocean. It is not. It in fact, has a big wall belonging to the nearby hotel as its main view towards the ocean. The rooms are reconditioned but tiny. The climate control was cumbersome and the pool was not heated. The staff was nice.
David L, us1 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
awesome place !
It was a great location and clean and awesome! Very cool place !!
Troy, us1 night business trip
Exceptional 10.0
my first SB stay.
Found randomly when getting too late to continue our drive. Was the room really 409$/night? We found it deeply discounted. Gorgeous view in the morning! REALLY close to the beach. And the coffee was perfect. Very accomodating for late checkout too. Lovely desk staff.
Roberta, us1 night trip

Blue Sands Inn

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