$80 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Dec 21, 2014 Check-out: Dec 24, 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
68 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 (68)

Ratings and reviews for Sands Inn and Suites

Overall score

3.5 / 5
5.01.0
68 out of 68
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

2
5.01.0
Joseph203
Business
Santa Monica, CA, USA
Nov 13, 2011

Quite adequate

Check in was easy and quick. Parking spaces are almost non-existent, but manageable. Staff was very cordial. Facility appears to be more like a two star, but was advertised as a three star

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

very short walk to two restaurants.

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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
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
VH
Business
Houston, TX
Jun 2, 2011

College Town

The hotel was old and outdated. Smelled bad and didn't feel clean. Walls are thin, you can hear everything. AC was very loud. Way overpriced!

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

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Close to college.

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Review of Sands Inn and Suites

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Travel Industry Mavin
Business
San Diego, CA
Feb 24, 2011

Sweet deal for breakfast...

I was there for a total of 3 nights over a holiday weekend, so I wound up having to make two separate reservations due to changing my itinerary. The original room I had reserved wasn't available, so they put me in a single, which had a fridge, but no microwave. Very dated furniture and beds not that comfortable, but price was OK considering breakfast, which included: waffles, sausage, potatoes, hard- boiled eggs, cereals, juice, muffins/sweet rolls, coffee. I signed up for a wine-tasting tour and the bus picked up at the hotel, plus the location was within walking distance of town. Had trouble with the TV on the last night and they offered to let me switch rooms, but checking out the next morning. They really could use an update on furnishings!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Not Applicable

Besides local wineries, it's just a short drive south to the coast, where we were able to take my cousin's dog for a walk on Pismo Beach -- the hotel is also pet-friendly.

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Yetika
Business
Honolulu, HI
Mar 21, 2011

OK for $80

The check-in was very good. She was very helpful and friendly and called to confirm earlier check in at 1:00 pm. The room was OK. Small, but it did have a microwave and refrig. We forgot to report that the tub was not draining well. Staff was polite and checked to be sure we were done before clearing the breakfast buffet unlike other motels.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
2
Location:
3
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Googled good clam chowder in San Luis Obispo and found Splash Cafe only a few blocks away. Great chowder, good salad and onion rings at fast food prices.

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Los Angeles
Apr 7, 2010

Sands Inn & Suites

Not worth the price. We could have got the same type of service & room at Motel 6 which is just down the road. The room is stuffy and old.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Studio City, CA
Mar 1, 2011

decent

The heater is noisy. 2 free dvds per night is nice.

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

Business

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Review of Sands Inn and Suites

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Billrich3
Business
Bakersfield, CA, USA
Sep 18, 2011

SLO stay in Sept

Generally satisfactory. Not enough bath soap(one very sm bar), kleenex tissue box was empty upon arrival.

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

Business

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Review of Sands Inn and Suites

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Ms.Lorelie
Business
Los Angeles
Oct 24, 2011

Perfect for what it is

When visiting our son at SLO this hotel works just fine. The location is convenient, room clean, bed comfortable enough, quiet, sufficient breakfast. It is no frills but nearly half the price of the Holiday Inn Express next door. Save your money for a fine dinner at Novo or at Costco for your kid.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Best restaurant in SLO. Request a creekside table.

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Review of Sands Inn and Suites

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Tommy4cam
Business
Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Oct 28, 2011

One might stand...

Close to Cal Poly campus and walking distance to Downtown. Rooms are dated, and pool area looked uninviting. Could use total make over...

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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