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Sands Motel

10625 Magnolia Ave, Riverside, CA 92505
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Ranked #21 of 25 Hotels in Riverside
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  • Location
    2 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    1 of 5 stars
  • Service
    1.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    1 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    1.5 of 5 stars
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

I expected a little more for the price. Couldn't even stay the whole night. Had to call a friend to ask if I could stay at her house. Towels were old, thin, and we're stained. Comforter was dirty and had burn holes. Carpet was filth. Room smelled of something I cant even describe. Kids running up and down the walkway... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

These rooms are dirty. And office worker was has horrible customer service. Complained about the room just after check-in and he would not give refund. Sitting in the parking lot and I see prostitution, drug attics and other horrible traffic. I will be contacting the better business bureau. This dump needs to be closed down. It's horrible and not cheap... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

I made a reservation at this hotel through expedia.. i booked it online for $49.55. When i arrived to the location i spoke to clerk telling him i had made a reservation through expedia. he got my information when he gave me the receipt to sign it i noticed it said $65.40. I then asked him why was i charged... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

I was driving through Riverside, felt tired and needed somewhere to sleep. Google Places returned Sands as the nearest motel to my global position. The night attendant wasn't enthusiastic on my arrival, but hey, I had probably just woken him up. The price was reasonable and I even managed to secure a bit of a discount and my request for... More 

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Boise, Idaho
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

Room smelled bad. Lobby smelled bad. Shower didn't work properly. Only cold, stale coffee in the morning. Acted like they didn't know about our third child (which we'd indicated ahead of time on the Travelocity reservation). There were some additional unexpected fees, and when we tried to discuss this with the front desk, there was a significant language barrier, the... More 

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Bakersfield, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

And for good measures, I also needed to state that two days after leaving that hell hole my face and neck begun to itch and swell very badly. The third day I had to be rushed to the doctor because I was almost unrecognizable due to severe swelling from being eaten up by bed bugs. They only attacked where I... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

The worst motel I have ever stayed in over night in 40 yesrs.The smell of the room is horrendous. Sprayed it down with perfume and it still was funky, and this was supposed to be a non-smoking room. I'd rather smell the smoke. My daughter suggested we sleep in our car after finding what looked like a big oversized flea.... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013

I travel on the cheap all over the country and I've never wanted to punch a front desk attendant in the face more than I did 5 minutes ago. Um 11 percent tax? Um unknown, unadvertised $8.50 fee that they do not acknowledge until after card is run? convenient they do advertise a strict no refund policy. I'm typically quite... More 

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Maricopa, Arizona, United States
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2012

i had medical appointments at kaiser i booked room, never again will i stay there . prostitutes all over the parking lot, room was dirty clerk was rude and smelly and then overcharged 59.00 to 75. 00 the differance is not proper sales tax so i turned in a complaint to calif board of equilezation for tax evasion . when... More 

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New Milford, New Jersey
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2011

My husband and I had to stay here for a week before finally having my apartment ready to move into. I chose to say here because of price of course. The room stank like fresh cigarettes and never been cleaned, the carpet is sticky, the comforters appear as have never been washed tho I'm glad the sheets were. The pillows... More 

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