$74 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Nov 30, 2014 Check-out: Dec 3, 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
67 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
A perfect San Luis Obispo location. 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, to the colorful shops, restaurants, wineries, hiking, and beaches. The rustic neighboring communities of Cambria, Hearst Castle, Pismo Beach and Paso Robles are just a short drive away. The hotel offers a relaxing getaway with newly renovated, spacious rooms and suites featuring refrigerators, bath robes, and amenities to make you feel at home! Enjoy our complimentary Continental breakfast. Approved, 3-Diamond rating. Pets allowed with small fee. The newly upgraded facility offers a variety of rooms from standard King, Queen, Two Queen Beds, King Suites, and Two Queen Suites, and a host of other options. To meet the overnight needs and those of group, the motel features 70 spacious guest rooms. All rooms feature wireless internet access, TV with cable, in room coffee, iron and ironing board, hair-dryer, refrigerator, DVD and VHS players with complimentary movies at the front desk. In the morning breakfast with a full express continental served from 6am until 10am daily. For Families needing extra room or for those special getaways our suites offer multiple configurations designed for any size family. With sofa sleepers in each living room, dual TV's, microwave and refrigerator, wet bar (not stock), and counter area with sink, there is plenty of room to spread out, relax, and enjoy. The hotel offers special group packages for corporate groups, weddings, and sports teams. Also, the property offers one of the areas largest outdoor pool & spa heated year around. The hotel also offers Conference facilities, Disabled facilities, Internet access Wireless, Lobby, Non-smoking rooms, Pets allowed, Swimming pool outdoor.

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. All information has been provided by this hotel and not by Orbitz

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Guest Reviews (67)

Ratings and reviews for Sands Inn and Suites

Overall score

3.5 / 5
5.01.0
67 out of 67
Amenities:
3.5
Room cleanliness:
3.9
Hotel staff:
4.1
Room comfort:
3.6
Location:
3.9
Value:
3.8

82% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
travelsalot27
Business
Oakland, CA
Sep 25, 2012

good pool and tub

This hotel was low key on a week night, and the pool and hot tub were lovely for an evening swim and soak under the stars! Also, loved the waffle maker in the breakfast room, so fun!

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

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
sssw
Business
Pittsburgh
Oct 10, 2014

Good, not great

Sands Inn is about as good as it can be, given the limits of an old-fashioned motel where you drive up within a few feet of your room and the first guy up usually wakes up everyone else. It's part of a row of comparable mid-level motels along Monterey St. in San Luis Obispo, a little over a mile from downtown. This was a very good deal for the dollar. The room was a decent size, clean, with a good bed, good enough shower, large tv, and desk The hair dryer was old fashioned: worked one night, took me 10 minutes to get it to work the second night, and the third night it didn't work at all. But the breakfasts were good for a hotel at this rate, with several protein choices and warm and cold options. Staff was pleasant too. For this value, I'd stay again -- a 3.5 rating overall.

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

Business

Dining tip: Long walk from hotel

Nova and Urbane Cafe (lunch) are good places on Higuera St. Doc Burnstein's good for ice cream. Excellent Whole Foods nearby.

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
vnogirl
Business
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
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Egret
Business
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
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Kdiz
Business
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
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
SS from DC
Business
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
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Splash cafe is a short walk and has delicious food

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Review of Sands Inn and Suites

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
e piph a ny
Business
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
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Sands Inn and Suites

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
Business
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
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Peggy S
Business
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
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Sands Inn and Suites

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
HikerSal
Business
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
Trip purpose:

Business

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