$99 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Oct 7, 2014 Check-out: Oct 9, 2014

Sands Inn and Suites

3 stars
1930 Monterey Street, 1930 Monterey Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.5
out of 5
66 reviews
Awesome location

We stayed for 4 nights. Service is awesome plus the ability to bring our dogs with us. Very... See full review

  • Kdiz
  • Dec 31, 2013
Very enjoyable stay

Helpful staff, comfortable and clean rooms (if a little small), and a good video selection. Nice... See full review

  • Egret
  • Mar 30, 2014
Business-friendly, pet-friendly meeting place on the Central Coast

Plan your next meeting or leisure stay at the unusually attractive, Spanish-style Sands Inn and Suites, near historic downtown San Luis Obispo and California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly). Large, flexible meeting rooms make this AAA Three Diamond-rated hotel particularly suitable for reunions, seminars, and receptions, while its proximity to area attractions makes for perfect tourist lodging.

Highlights
  • AAA Three Diamond-rated hotel
  • One of the area's largest outdoor pools, heated year around
  • Free Wi-Fi access
  • Free continental breakfast
  • Pet-friendly
Rooms

Sands Inn recently renovated all 70 guest rooms and suites to feature comfortable bedding and furniture, with amenities including a refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker, free wireless Internet access, a DVD player, and cable television. Configurations include standard queen, superior king, two kinds of suites, and more. Handicapped rooms are available.

Features

Sands Inn & Suites is a San Luis Obispo standout for runners, joggers, exercise enthusiasts, and especially dog walkers. The hotel welcomes all well-behaved pets (fees apply), and with surrounding walking trails and nearby fields, claims itself "the most pet-friendly lodging establishment on the Central Coast of California." Guests without four-legged friends enjoy the heated outdoor pool and hot tub. Complimentary continental breakfast is included.

Transportation
  • San Luis Obispo Municipal Airport (4.3 mi/6.5 km)
Nearby attractions
  • Cal Poly University (walking distance)
  • Downtown San Luis Obispo (walking distance)
  • Mission San Luis Obispo (walking distance)
  • Cuesta Canyon County Park (walking distance)
Business
  • Meeting rooms for up to 150; can be subdivided
  • Catering available
  • Group rates

Hotel Map

35.2904 -120.6497
Area served
San Luis Obispo
Nearby airports
San Luis Obispo, Reg Airport. San Jose International Airport.
Area description
Located within walking distance to Cal Poly University and beautiful downtown San Luis Obispo. Enjoy the best of small town charm surrounded by the unrivaled natural beauty of the Central Coast - from the historic Mission in downtown San Luis Obispo, restaurants, wineries, hiking, and beaches.

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Sands Inn and Suites Rooms

Double Queen
This room offers two queen beds along with Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bathroom amenities, Cable / Satellite TV, Color TV, Disabled facilities, DVD player, Ensuite / Private bathroom, Hairdryer, Internet access, Iron / Ironing board, Laundry service, Microwave oven, Non-smoking rooms, Refrigerator, Tea and coffee making facilities, Telephone, Video player, Voicemail.
King Deluxe
This room offers one king bed along with Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bathroom amenities, Cable / Satellite TV, Color TV, Disabled facilities, DVD player, Ensuite / Private bathroom, Hairdryer, Internet access, Iron / Ironing board, Laundry service, Microwave oven, Non-smoking rooms, Refrigerator, Tea and coffee making facilities, Telephone, Video player, Voicemail.
Queen Deluxe
This room offers one queen bed along with Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bathroom amenities, Cable / Satellite TV, Color TV, Disabled facilities, DVD player, Ensuite / Private bathroom, Hairdryer, Internet access, Iron / Ironing board, Laundry service, Microwave oven, Non-smoking rooms, Refrigerator, Tea and coffee making facilities, Telephone, Video player, Voicemail.

Amenities

  • Free full breakfast
  • Free internet
  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Pet friendly
Activities
Outdoor pool
Fitness Center
Dining
Free full breakfast
Services
Business center
Laundry service
In-Room Safe
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Conference facilities
Internet
Free internet
Parking
Free parking
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities
Service dogs allowed
Service animals allowed
Handicapped parking

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1500
Check-out:
1100

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (66)

Ratings and reviews for Sands Inn and Suites

Overall score

3.5 / 5
5.01.0
66 out of 66
Amenities:
3.5
Room cleanliness:
3.9
Hotel staff:
4.1
Room comfort:
3.6
Location:
4
Value:
3.8

82% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
vnogirl
LA, Ca
Jul 21, 2014

option for budget minded

Location: Not quite walking distance from downtown shops and restaurants but overall OK for sightseeing in the SLO county. Room: Relatively clean. Bathroom a bit smal for a "double queen bed" room. Walls rather thin, we could hear neighbors conversations. They could probably hear ours. Amenities: The usual hairdryer, coffee pot, TV, fridge. Nothing to cheer about. "Breakfast": Horridly weak coffee; and NO half/half for coffee. Generic store bought pastries/cereal. The ONLY perk was the waffle iron and batter dispenser. Better to have breakfast elsewhere. Cost was thankfully mitigated by online deal. Hotel is PET FRIENDLY, which is quite nice for the area.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
2
Location:
3
Value:
2
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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Egret
San Francisco, CA, USA
Mar 30, 2014

Very enjoyable stay

Helpful staff, comfortable and clean rooms (if a little small), and a good video selection. Nice hot tub and pool. Only issues were trouble with the remote, although that was fixed quickly, and we didn't like all the styrofoam at breakfast.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
4
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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
SS from DC
Sacramento Ca
Dec 31, 2013

First time in SLO

Comfy beds for one night. Except we got the room next to a guy who has birds in his room.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Splash cafe is a short walk and has delicious food

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Kdiz
San francisco
Dec 31, 2013

Awesome location

We stayed for 4 nights. Service is awesome plus the ability to bring our dogs with us. Very reasonable $25 pet fee per stay... Not per night. The rooms are large, complex is quiet at night.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
e piph a ny
Los Angeles
Dec 29, 2013

What You Pay Is What You Get

The title says it all. Good firm mattress and pillows. Slept like a baby. Friendly staff. Close to Thursday night Farmers Market on Higuera Street.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
3
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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
california man
Business
king city, CA
Dec 9, 2013

SLO weekend

Good location very helpful staff. Small rooms in an older building. Good value.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

New Cajun Louisiana themed seafood boil restaurant just opened.

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Review of Sands Inn and Suites

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Wornout Traveler
Walnut, Ca.
Jun 29, 2013

Close to Farmers's Market

We were in town just one night for the Farmer's Market. The trolley stop was right in front of the Inn, very convenient. It was a very hot day and my husband enjoyed the pool. DVD's were available to check out to watch in the rooms. Our room was clean and the bathroom spacious. The breakfast had scones, mmmm yummy!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
3
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Review of Sands Inn and Suites

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Peggy S
Bayside, NY
May 21, 2013

great stop along the way

We spent two nights here and found the room spacious, clean and comfortable. The pool area was wonderful and we wished we had time to use it.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
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Review of Sands Inn and Suites

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
HikerSal
Villa Park, CA
Apr 8, 2013

Visit to Cal Poly

The hotel was perfect for visiting Cal Poly. The staff were very helpful and friendly. Overall, a nice place to stay.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
3
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Review of Sands Inn and Suites

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Ghudd
Chico, California
Apr 2, 2013

Nice Stay

Great access to the college and downtown area! Though it wasn't the "suites" that I was expecting, overall a nice place. The staff is especially friendly and helpful. Thanks

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
4
Shopping tip: Short drive from hotel

Take some time to explore the downtown for shopping and dining.

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