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Sands Inn & Suites

2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   1930 Monterey Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
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Ranked #10 of 31 hotels in San Luis Obispo
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 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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San Francisco, California
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92 reviews 92 reviews
53 hotel reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The room was tiny, and impossible for two people to move around, made worse by the fact that the sink was in the room, and only the bath/shower and toilet in the bathroom. The furniture is dated, dark and dinged. The tiny armchair was dirty. The breakfast was dull, the pastries were tiny, and the coffee and "hot" water just... More

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Matthew W, General Manager at Sands Inn & Suites, responded to this review

Dzonka, I’m very sorry to hear that you were dissatisfied with your stay at the Sands Inn & Suites. The safety, comfort and satisfaction of our guests are our highest priorities. I thank you for your valuable feedback, which I take seriously. Clean rooms, good service and hot coffee are very important to me when I travel, so I understand... More

Oswestry, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This hotel is easy to find if approaching from the freeway. It is built in a motel style, but is off the road and has plenty of private secure parking. The breakfast arrangements are much better than those provided by most similar hotels and the rooms are very comfortable. We received a very nice welcome complete with cookies upon arrival... More

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Matthew W, General Manager at Sands Inn & Suites, responded to this review

Oswetripper, Thank you so much for your nice words about the Sands Inn & Suites. We try to differentiate ourselves from our competitors with the breakfast that we offer, so I am pleased to hear that our efforts did not go unnoticed. I am also glad that you had a chance to visit us on a Thursday, because I feel... More

Los Angeles, California
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

All upgraded rooms, great breakfast with family feel, awesome price for an expensive city. What more could you ask for!! Super professional staff and helpful. The bathroom in the room we were in was very gross though… only complaint.

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Matthew W, General Manager at Sands Inn & Suites, responded to this review

HealthNutMom, Thank you for the wonderful review. This property is family-owned and operated, and I think it gives us a personal touch. I’m glad it came across in your experience. It’s also nice to hear that you felt we were a good value, because we strive for that specifically. Rates can get a little wacky sometimes in San Luis Obispo,... More

Adelaide, Australia
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

We stayed for 6 nights. We had a suite and had plenty of room for 4 adults. Staff were very helpful and breakfast was great. Good location easy to get to downtown and shops. Good base for day trips in the area. Loved it.

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Oakland, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

We found this hotel last minute as we were traveling from San Diego back to the bay area and needed lodging for the night. The place is clean, staff was nice and price was right. Also, if you haven't been to SLO town its a great little college town with lots of great restaurants, shopping and bars.

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Orange, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

Needed to book a room in town because the significant other had a show at SLO Brew. Just really needed a place to crash, but places in town can be pricey! The Sands met our needs perfectly; a little dated but clean and spacious. The bathroom looked newly remodeled and was immaculate. The room had a microwave and a fridge,... More

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Columbus, Ohio, United States
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67 reviews 67 reviews
15 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013

This is one of those "Motor Court" lodges that you see in movies and tv shows from the 60's & 70's, but the rooms have been nicely updated. Mine was comfortable, with a very nice bed and the typical amenities with the addition of a dvd player. The bathroom a little crowded, but had plenty of counter space. The free... More

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Hornchurch, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

We stayed here for a night last March (sorry about the late review). Check-in was very friendly and room was huge with 2 king beds. Breakfast was good - we enjoyed the waffle-maker (a novelty for us Brits). Easy to walk into the town centre, about 10 mins in a straight line. Lots of bars and restaurants especially in Higuera... More

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Ventura, California, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

I wasn't sure what to expect but as soon as we opened the door to our double queen room, we were thrilled! The views from the balcony were exquisite - the blue skies and mountains providing a serene scene. The staff was extremely helpful and polite. The breakfast was MUCH more than your usual continental breakfast - the waffle machine,... More

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Also Known As:
Sands Inn And Suites
Sands Hotel
Sands Hotel San Luis Obispo
Sands San Luis Obispo
Address: 1930 Monterey Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Location: United States > California > San Luis Obispo County > San Luis Obispo
Free Breakfast Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Best Value Hotel in San Luis Obispo
#8 Business Hotel in San Luis Obispo
#13 Family Hotel in San Luis Obispo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Sands Inn & Suites 2.5*
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