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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

Waterfront motel with outdoor pool, near Cabrillo Pavillion
  • Free WiFi and free parking
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Beautiful beach
Delicious food
Awesome vibe
Great room
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From 296 reviews

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

Blue Sands Inn

from £200
  • 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 (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)
  • Ty Warner Sea Center (15-minute walk)

Getting around

  • Santa Barbara, CA (SBA-Santa Barbara Municipal) 14-min drive
  • Santa Ynez, CA (SQA) 38-min drive
  • Oxnard, CA (OXR) 39-min drive
  • Santa Barbara Station 27-min walk
  • Carpinteria Station 11-min drive
  • Goleta Station 15-min drive
  • Free self-parking
  • Free parking nearby
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)
  • Shopping centre 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 centre shuttle *

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
  • Luggage storage
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Built in 1953
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • 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
  • Access via exterior corridors

Blue Sands Inn’s small print

Also known as

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


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

This property does not have lifts.

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 centre 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 235 reviews

Blue Sands Inn
Very Good8.0
Overall a good stay.
Good location, staff were very welcoming. The walls are very thin between the rooms and on our first night I had to go outside our room to ask our neighbours to quiet down. (It was almost 1am).
Gillian, gb2 night romance trip
Blue Sands Inn
Perfect little hotel!
Amazing little hotel! Staff where extremely friendly! Location was good for beach, and then restaurants and bars where a good 15 minute walk away! Cute rooms, just could do with safes in them for people traveling with important documents!
Amy, gbTrip with friends
Blue Sands Inn
Lovely place to stay.
A lovely place to stay, we had a delightful room with an ocean view. Room and bathroom clean and very comfortable. The pool looked very inviting.Unfortunately we were only there for a night, wished we couldve stayed longer.
CLIVE, gb1 night romance trip
Blue Sands Inn
Very Good8.0
A very good hotel overall, had aircon in the room, a nice pool, quiet area, just a bit out of Santa Barbara but walkable. Would definitely go back
David, gb2 night romance trip
Blue Sands Inn
Very Good8.0
Stopover in Santa Barbara
Recently renovated hotel very close to beach and within walking distance to SB pier and town.
David, gb1 night family trip

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Blue Sands Inn

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