Blue Sands Inn exterior

Welcome to
Blue Sands Inn

Located just steps from Santa Barbara’s famous East Beach and within walking distance to great restaurants, the Santa Barbara Zoo, the Wharf, and the famed Funk Zone, the Blue Sands Inn is centrally located in one of Santa Barbara’s most sought after neighborhoods.

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Locally Owned

We have dedicated every aspect of the hotel to the support and implementation of local artists and artisans. From the hand milled, locally felled countertops, to the custom made furniture, and unique rotating art featuring new artists each month, we are dedicated to integrating Santa Barbara’s unique, creative community into the experience of everyone who stays with us.

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Unique Experience

Fulfilling our commitment to the environmental practices, we pride ourselves on having the most green and eco-friendly property possible. And of course you can bring your pets! We hope you will come stay with us and have a truly local experience!


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Explore Santa Barbara

Known as the “American Riviera” and located on the longest south-facing stretch of coastline on the West Coast, Santa Barbara is nestled between the steeply rising Santa Ynez Mountains and the Pacific Ocean.

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Get Active

For outdoor enthusiasts, the beaches of Santa Barbara offer an endless playground for surfing, kayaking, volleyball, swimming, whale watching trips, and sunset cruises. For hikers, the Santa Ynez mountains offer hundreds of miles of trails that lead to incredible waterfalls, rock formations, and canyons.

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Bike Rentals

Blue Sands offers beach cruiser bikes available for rent at the hotel to ride along the beach path and explore the area. We can also help you schedule whale watching trips and other outdoor adventure tours as well as providing local maps and hiking guides.

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Deluxe Double Queen with Full Kitchen

These rooms offer 2 Queen beds, poolside views, full kitchens including oven/stove, microwave, refrigerator and A/C.

ADA king

ADA King

This room offers 1 King bed, a poolside view, A/C and meets all ADA requirements. Click here for more details about our ADA accommodations.

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Deluxe King with Full Kitchen & Fireplace

This room offers 1 King bed, a poolside view, private patio, fireplace, full kitchen including microwave, oven/stove, refrigerator, and A/C.

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Deluxe King with Fireplace

These rooms offer single King beds, fireplaces, poolside views, microwave and mini fridge, as well as A/C.

standard double queen pool view

Standard Double Queen Pool View

This room offers 2 Queen beds, poolside view, microwave and mini fridge as well as A/C.

deluxe double queen with fireplace

Deluxe Double Queen with Fireplace

These Rooms offer 2 Queen beds, poolside views, fireplaces, microwaves and mini fridges, as well as A/C.

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Deluxe King Ocean View with Fireplace

This room offers 1 King bed, fireplace, Ocean Views, mini fridge and Microwave, as well as A/C.

standard king ocean view

Standard King Ocean View

This room offers 1 King size bed and an Ocean View as well as A/C.

standard queen ocean view

Standard Queen Ocean View

This room offers 1 Queen size bed and an Ocean View as well as A/C.



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Eat & Drink

Renowned for its incredible Mediterranean climate, Santa Barbara is both an award winning wine producing region known throughout the world, and a foodie paradise. Dozens of excellent restaurants featuring locally produced cuisine as well as regional wineries and tasting rooms are within a short distance from The Blue Sands Inn.

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Creative Cuisine

Just feet from the Blue Sands is Convivo Restaurant which offers wood-fired pizzas, creative and fresh Mediterranean cuisine, and an excellent Happy Hour. Just a short bike ride or a leisurely walk from the hotel you can find excellent seafood at The Fish House or at the Harbor Restaurant on the Wharf.

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Local Eateries

Just past the Fish house is Santa Barbara’s famed Funk Zone with dozens of tasting rooms, breweries, and some of the best and most sophisticated food in town. We recommend the Lark, Lucky Penny, and Loquita. For more casual fare: The East Beach Grill, The Habit, and East Beach Tacos are all within a block from the hotel.

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Picnic on the Beach

For those who wish to make their own food or to picnic on the beach, Blue Sands is just one block south of Tri-county Produce: a local fresh foods and gourmet market featuring local produce, great wines, and health food. Trader Joe’s is also just ¼ of a mile up the road.


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Contact Us

Questions or comments?
(805) 965-1624

Find Us

421 South Milpas Street
Santa Barbara, CA, 93103
United States

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