$99 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Jan 6, 2015 Check-out: Jan 8, 2015

Sands Inn and Suites

3 stars
1930 Monterey Street, 1930 Monterey Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.6
out of 5
69 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
Great room and amenities for the price

I often travel to San Luis Obispo for business and I am budget minded, so I often wind up at the... See full review

  • Gozer the Traveller
  • Dec 5, 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

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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 (69)

Ratings and reviews for Sands Inn and Suites

Overall score

3.6 / 5
5.01.0
69 out of 69
Amenities:
3.5
Room cleanliness:
3.9
Hotel staff:
4.1
Room comfort:
3.6
Location:
3.9
Value:
3.8

83% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Izzy's parents
Costa Mesa, CA
Dec 25, 2012

Nice enough

Our only minor complaint was really weak and watery coffee. Nice breakfast, clean room, great service. Super dog friendly! We'll stay again.

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

Farmers market on Thursday nights. There is a cute bus that stops in front of the hotel. Or, just walk 10 mins. Great shops in town.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Gozer the Traveller
Business
Central Coast, CA
Dec 5, 2014

Great room and amenities for the price

I often travel to San Luis Obispo for business and I am budget minded, so I often wind up at the least expensive motel available. I have seen quite a few motels in SLO and some of them are pretty sketchy. I booked Sands Inn at a bargain rate, so I was a bit dubious before arrival. It turns out I was quite mistaken. This is a fine motel, the best in this price class in SLO. Nice newly remodeled rooms, good furnishings, I was not scared to walk on the carpet in bare feet, free WiFi, and the free breakfast rocks! If you are lucky to get a good rate here, take it!

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

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Proud Cal Poly Mom
Business
Vallejo
Nov 30, 2014

A great dog friendly place

A n!ice patio area to enjoy your continental breakfast

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
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
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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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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