$116 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Sep 6, 2015 Check-out: Sep 7, 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
74 reviews
Thanks

It was great. Everything I would stay again. Would recommend See full review

  • Dad Don
  • Jul 25, 2014
Great option for San Luis Obispo

We've visited San Luis most years since 1971. Prices of lodging has become almost prohibitive, but... See full review

  • jvanschaar
  • Aug 14, 2015

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.

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.

Property 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.

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
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
Transportation
  • San Luis Obispo Municipal Airport (4.3 mi/6.5 km)

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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
Accessible Rooms/Facilities
Service dogs allowed
Service animals allowed
Accessible 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.

Ratings and reviews for Sands Inn and Suites

Overall score

3.7 / 5
5.01.0
24 out of 74
Amenities:
3.7
Cleanliness:
4.2
Hotel staff:
4.3
Comfort:
3.7
Location:
4
Value:
3.7

79% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Sands Inn and Suites

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
DK
Family
Anaheim
Jul 17, 2015

Comfortable Stay

The room is clean with comfortable beds. It comes with a good size refrigerator even a microwave oven, a flat screen TV with a DVD player. The hot breakfast is good. The overall experience was positive.

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

Family

Review of Sands Inn and Suites

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Proud Cal Poly Mom
Family
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
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Family

Review of Sands Inn and Suites

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Dad Don
Family
San Luis opisbo
Jul 25, 2014

Thanks

It was great. Everything I would stay again. Would recommend

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

Family

Review of Sands Inn and Suites

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Egret
Family
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
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Family

Review of Sands Inn and Suites

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
e piph a ny
Family
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
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Family

Review of Sands Inn and Suites

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Wornout Traveler
Family
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:

Family

Review of Sands Inn and Suites

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
HikerSal
Family
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:

Family

Review of Sands Inn and Suites

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Ghudd
Family
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:

Family

Shopping tip: Short drive from hotel

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

Review of Sands Inn and Suites

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Billrich3
Family
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
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Family

Review of Sands Inn and Suites

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Billrich3
Family
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
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Family

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