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5.0 out of 5

"It was very clean and right across the street from the beach. Awesome stay. " More

By a verified traveler on Mon 05 Jul 2021

Hotel Description

4-star beach motel near Stearns Wharf

Oceanside stay

Within a 15-minute walk of this East Beach motel, you'll find Cabrillo Pavillion and Santa Barbara Zoo. Chase Palm Park and Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History Sea Center are also within 2 miles (3 km).

Renovated in 2017

An area shuttle and a shopping center shuttle are available at this motel, along with an outdoor pool. Guests will appreciate free perks like free self parking and WiFi in public areas. A terrace, a picnic area, and luggage storage are also on offer.

Free WiFi, refrigerators

The individually decorated guestrooms offer free WiFi and fans. Other amenities include refrigerators, microwaves, and flat-screen TVs with cable channels.

Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed, Pool View, Poolside (Ground Floor)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$279* Per night/room Oct 6 - Oct 7

Deluxe Room, 2 Queen Beds, Kitchen, Pool View (Ground Floor)

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed, Kitchen, Ground Floor (Patio & Fireplace)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Deluxe Room, 2 Queen Beds, Fireplace, Pool View (Upstairs)

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed, Ocean View (Upstairs)

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Fireplace, Pool View (Upstairs)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Blue Sands Inn, A Kirkwood Collection Property ratings based on 7 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
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Room cleanliness 5.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 5.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 5.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 5.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Blue Sands Inn, A Kirkwood Collection Property

Everyone (4) Couples (2) Family (1)
5 out of 5
It was very clean and right across the street from the beach. Awesome stay.

Posted by on Jul 5, 2021

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Jul 8, 2021 by BSI

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5 out of 5
Hotel staff very accommodating. Extreme lock-down conditions made easier by staff. Clean, safe and modern. Would have liked USB outlet for plug-ins.

Posted by on Jan 11, 2021

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Jan 20, 2021 by BSI

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We hope you'll visit us again

5 out of 5

Posted by on Dec 29, 2019

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Jan 7, 2020 by BSI

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5 out of 5
The location and ocean view was superb! The room was clean, updated, and the bed was very comfortable! It would’ve been nice to have a coffee maker in the hotel room, but there was freshly brewed coffee ready in the office area, which was right below our room, so that was good. Overall, we had a wonderful experience and will stay here again!

Posted by on Jul 11, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jul 11, 2019 by BSI

Thank you for your feedback. Being just steps away from Eastbeach is wonderful. We serve local coffee right in the lobby, freshly brewed each morning and throughout the day. Much better than those coffees that one finds in hotel rooms. We hope to see you again.

5 out of 5

Posted by on Apr 10, 2019

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Apr 15, 2019 by BSI

Thank you for staying with us. We appreciate your feedback.

5 out of 5
Great little spot less than a block from the beach. Clean and charmingly decorated. Easy 10-15 min walk to the pier and main food and drink options. Would definitely stay here again!

Posted by on Mar 16, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Mar 18, 2019 by BSI

Thank you for your feedback! We are so happy that you enjoyed your time here at The Blue Sands Inn. We hope you think of us next time you're in sunny Santa Barbara!

5 out of 5
Great location! Pet friendly and comfortable. Especially appreciate the fireplace and shower☺️

Posted by , from San Francisco on Nov 13, 2018

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Nov 21, 2018 by Julie

Thank you for your kind words, we really appreciate them! Please come stay with us again soon.

About the Blue Sands Inn, A Kirkwood Collection Property

Location 421 South Milpas Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93103

Property Features

As a guest of Blue Sands Inn, A Kirkwood Collection Property, you'll find an outdoor pool, a terrace, and tour/ticket assistance. Public spaces have free WiFi. An area shuttle within 0.01 miles and a beach shuttle are available for a fee. Blue Sands Inn, A Kirkwood Collection Property also features a picnic area, concierge services, and a water dispenser. Free self parking is available. A complete renovation of Blue Sands Inn, A Kirkwood Collection Property was completed in July 2017. This 4-star Santa Barbara motel is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 12 guestrooms or units
  • 2 levels
  • Built in 1953
  • Poolside lounge chairs
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Terrace
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • No smoking on site
  • Water dispenser

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Outdoor pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking , Free parking nearby

Transport

  • Train station: Santa Barbara Station (2.2 km / 1.4 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Area shuttle within 0.01 miles, beach shuttle, and shopping center shuttle available for a surcharge
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Blue Sands Inn, A Kirkwood Collection Property offers 12 air-conditioned accommodations, which are accessible via exterior corridors and feature safes and hair dryers. Each accommodation is individually decorated. Refrigerators and microwaves are provided. Bathrooms include showers and complimentary toiletries. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. 40-inch flat-screen televisions come with premium cable channels. Additionally, rooms include fans and blackout drapes/curtains. Housekeeping is offered daily and irons/ironing boards can be requested.

  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Shower
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Iron and ironing board available
  • Blackout drapes
  • Exterior corridor access
  • Air conditioning
  • Fan
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Unique decor
  • Wheelchair accessible

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the motel include an outdoor pool.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Bicycle rentals on site

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • Wheelchair accessible path of travel
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair-accessible van parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 11:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 7:00 AM - 10:00 PM. If you are planning to arrive after 11:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

The front desk at this property is open daily from 7:00 AM - 10:00 PM.
Guests arriving after 11:00 PM must make advance arrangements by contacting the property using the information on the booking confirmation. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 25.0 per day.

Pet Policy

  • Pets: USD 25 per pet, per day (maximum USD 300 per stay)
  • Only dogs and cats are allowed
  • Maximum 2 per room
  • Restrictions apply
  • For more information, you can reach out to the property at the number on the booking confirmation
  • Service animals are exempt from fees

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and Discover; cash is not accepted

Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a first aid kit

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and Discover. Cash is not accepted. For guests' safety, the property includes a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a first aid kit in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F. Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitizer. Contactless check-out is available.

  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Staff temperature checks are not conducted regularly
  • Temperature checks are not available to guests
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Property does not follow sanitization practices of any association
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is not available
  • No elevators
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually-wrapped food options are not available
  • No gap period between guest stays

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Pet fee: USD 25 per pet, per day (maximum USD 300 per stay)
  • Service animals are exempt from fees
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 25.0 per day

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Blue Sands Inn Santa Barbara
  • Blue Sands Motel
  • Blue Sands Motel Santa Barbara
  • Blue Sands Santa Barbara
  • Blue Sands Hotel Santa Barbara
  • Blue Sands Inn
  • Blue Sands Inn, A Kirkwood Collection Property Motel
  • Blue Sands Inn, A Kirkwood Collection Property Santa Barbara

You should know

  • To make arrangements to bring your pet, contact the property directly at the number on your booking confirmation (please see the Fees section for related charges).
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Frequently Asked Questions

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.