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Sands Inn & Suites

1930 Monterey Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Placerville, California
1 review
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We didn't mind the $139 price because I thought the included breakfast would be as good as a guest review said it would be. The breakfast was as bad as we have ever had: maybe powdered scramble eggs, commercial-ordinary breads, tepid water for tea. The room was nice: average but stylish and clean. The refridgerator in the room wasn't cold... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

I'm picky about hotels and was nervous about what we'd find at check in. All in all, I was impressed. Their breakfast was fantastic, the room was gigantic and had separate sleeping quarters for the kids, the pool was amazing, and the location was perfect (right off the freeway and centrally located to downtown SLO). Our only complaints were 1)... More 

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Camarillo, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

My wife and my dog and I stayed here for a night and had a great time. This hotel is basic, but it's very clean, comfortable and in a great location. The rooms were very clean and nice, breakfast was wonderful with scrabbled eggs, do-it-yourself waffles and all the other standards. Free cookies and rental movies in the lobby. The... More 

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San Diego, California
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63 reviews 63 reviews
12 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

We were driving through SLO and could not find a room in any of the "usual suspects" and my wife found this motel on Trip Advisor, so we took a chance. And we are glad we did. The Sand Inn feels like an older motel that has been thoughtfully updated with lots of "extras". For example, free wifi, free continental... More 

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Agoura Hills, California
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

The room looked clean, but it was pretty dated. Rust stains on the metal in the bathroom, but it was fine. Great location, walking distance to Apple Farm and across the street from a cool Irish pub. We were here for a family reunion and needed a place to stay in the area, but Embassy Suites was all booked up.

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Santa Barbara, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Stayed here for 2 nights, a Thursday and Friday. Room with 1 king bed, on the ground floor by the pool. The room was HUGE! There was the regulation table and chairs that all motel rooms have, but also a desk with easy outlet access on the lamp for my computer. A dorm size fridge with freezer (i.e., bigger than... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Clean rooms and friendly staff. An older facility , nothing fancy, but management goes out of their way to make stay pleasant; fresh baked chocolate chip cookies at check-in and DVD movies to borrow. Nice outdoor patio for enjoying the free breakfast and adequate fitness room. Outdoor spa was nice.

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Sacramento, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Halloween I expect some debauchee. Now, the night after, at midnight it continues. Called the front desk and they were oblivious. The grossness factor is that there were at least 20 hairs on bathroom floor and in bath tub. They were obvious! Rooms are tiny and overwhelmed by big dark furniture. There was not one place in the room where... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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16 hotel reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

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 motels along Monterey St. in San Luis Obispo, a little over a mile from downtown.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

We were extremely pleased to find this place on our spontaneous overnight stay in SLO with our pooches Sam and Kona. This is a great pet friendly motel/inn. The rooms are spacious, clean and nicely decorated providing every amenity available including; free Wi Fi, refridge, Breakfast, microwave, make up mirror and a pet basket!!! Staff were friendly professionals . This... More 

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