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A Santa Barbara hotel with a tradition of value for over 50 years!


Very few hotels are capable of having an awards page because most hotels do not get many awards. Budget hotels like the Sandman Inn tend to get even fewer awards. However, the Sandman Inn is not your typical budget hotel. As you will see from the following awards, the experts agree that the Sandman Inn is an exceptional hotel, even though it is a budget hotel! If you are coming to Santa Barbara and want a budget hotel that is not a cheap hotel, the Sandman Inn is your obvious choice.

Image: Winner Trip Advisor Award or Exellence 2012The Sandman Inn - 2012 TripAdvisor Award of Excellence!
"The accolade, which honors hospitality excellence, is given only to establishments that consistently achieve outstanding traveler reviews on TripAdvisor, and is extended to qualifying businesses worldwide. Approximately 10 percent of accommodations listed on TripAdvisor receive this prestigious award. To qualify for the Certificate of Excellence, businesses must maintain an overall rating of four or higher, out of a possible five, as reviewed by travelers on TripAdvisor. Additional criteria include the volume of reviews received within the last 12 months."

Los Angeles TimesThe Sandman Inn - 2012 Gayot the guide to the good life - Top 10 Santa Barbara Value Hotels
"A super motel bargain in upscale Santa Barbara. Hotel rooms in Santa Barbara don't come cheap, especially during the summer. But you can save a bundle by staying away from the beach on the city's motel strip, along State Street north of downtown. The independent Sandman Inn is handily located next to the AAA office, assuring that its standards are kept higher than most. Indeed, new bedding and other upgrades were installed as recently as summer 2011."

GayotThe Sandman Inn - 2011 Los Angeles Times - Santa Barbara Best Budget Hotel
"It is possible to pay bargain rates in Santa Barbara for hotels and restaurants, as well as enjoy some activities for free or little money. This 112-room motel in uptown Santa Barbara advertises 'a tradition of value for over 50 years,' and few would argue. It has the most attractive grounds of any of the hotels in our budget category, with 4 1/2 acres of trees, vines and lovely landscaped pool area."

Image: Winner Trip Advisor Award or Exellence 2011The Sandman Inn - 2011 TripAdvisor Award of Excellence!
Okay, so we also won it in 2012. This award was given individually for both years! The reason that they should be important to you is that it tells you that the Sandman Inn is consistently a good hotel!

Image: King Bed room with new bedding and refreshing decor.

We are now sporting stylish new, more comfortable bedding in most rooms! (July 2012)

Al's Diner, our FREE 50's breakfast room will step you back to the days of bobby socks and pay phones!  Plus with an expanded continental breakfast you will leave full!! All of this on a budget!

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The Sandman Inn    (805) 687-2468 3714    State Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93105
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