$109 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Mar 29, 2015 Check-out: Mar 31, 2015

Sands Inn and Suites

3 stars
View map of 1930 Monterey Street, 1930 Monterey Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
3.6
out of 5
70 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
A good night's stay

This hotel was very much like other hotels in SLO. It was clean, safe but outdated. See full review

  • MRSLAX
  • Feb 24, 2015
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:
3:00 PM
Check-out:
11:00 AM

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 (70)

Ratings and reviews for Sands Inn and Suites

Overall score

3.6 / 5
5.01.0
70 out of 70
Amenities:
3.5
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4.1
Comfort:
3.6
Location:
4
Value:
3.8

83% would recommend to a friend.

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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
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
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
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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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
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Sands Inn and Suites

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Ghudd
Business
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
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Shopping tip: Short drive from hotel

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

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Bindle Stiff
Business
Santa Barbara, California
Mar 28, 2013

Good value, nice place

This is one of a bunch of motels in what must be San Luis Obispo's "motel row." So there's lots to choose from, and lots of competition to keep the price reasonable. The Sands staff was very nice, and the room was old but fine. The heater was a little noisy as it cycled on and off, but otherwise the place was quiet. The room was clean, the water was hot, it has good wifi, good location, nice staff, complimentary and decent "extended Continental breakfast.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Good Mexican restaurant down the street.

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
LasRocasStay
Business
San Jose, CA, USA
Dec 26, 2012

Decent, good breakfast...

Staff put us next to Laundry room at first, when I asked for room change, he then put us next to a long-term residents who smoke out side of their room. I felt like I was being punished for requesting room change. I then asked for room change again, he put us back to laundry room area, luckily the noice wasn't bad after all. Other than the room situation, complimentary breakfast selection was 1 of the best I've seen with similar price range hotel room. Best part is that they charge 1-time fee for pet, not per night fee like other hotels...

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Izzy's parents
Business
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
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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
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
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Sands Inn and Suites

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
piperelliott
Business
Carmel, CA, USA
Mar 19, 2012

ANTS - A million ANTS

Our room had a million ants - I told the recieptionist about the problem. I was told its because of the rain. " Because of the Rain " Did not fix my problem.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
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
Billrich3
Business
Bakersfield, CA, USA
Nov 28, 2011

Thanksgiving in SLO

Good price for an above average motel in the heart of SLO. Very out of date TV. WI FI was very fast. Bath soap and shampoo was limited to only one bar of each for two adults. No local or national newspapers were available in the lobby, even for purchase!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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