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Sands Inn & Suites

2.5 of 5 1930 Monterey Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
#14 of 31 hotels in San Luis Obispo
181 Reviews 3.5 of 5 stars
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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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Fresno
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16 reviews 16 reviews
16 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I got a deal for this hotel on living social. The staff allowed me to check in early and was able to put my mom in the room next to me. Channel selection is great and beds were comfy. The hotel does look a little dated, but that doesn't really matter to me. The breakfast selection was decent and included.... More

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

jekkajai, I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. We use companies like Living Social and Groupon a few times a year to try and reach new guests. I am glad that you decided to give us a try. Thank you for the heads up about the lighting in the back parking lot. We will look... More

Oceanside
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were pleasantly surprised by the Sands Inn and Suites. Every staff member was friendly and helpful. The rooms were clean and the breakfast was much better than expected. We will definitely stay here next time.

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

OSidefamily1, Thank you — this is the best kind of review to get. Our staff is passionate about guest service, and we are so pleased that you took a moment out of your busy schedule to recognize their efforts. We look forward to seeing you next time. Have a wonderful day! Matthew F. Wilkins General Manager Sands Inn & Suites More

Santa barbara
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely! remodeled hotel in old town San Luis obispo . I purchased a deal through Groupon for a one night stay, and was very happy with the hotel. While the exterior is dated, the rooms were completely updated, clean, and amenities you just don't get anymore: refrigerator, microwave, full free breakfast. Staff was over the top courteous and helpful. Down... More

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

S M, Your review made me smile. I am going to share it with the staff. We really appreciate you being a guest of ours. Come back again any time. Thank so much! Matthew F. Wilkins General Manager Sands Inn & Suites More

San Ramon, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Decided to visit the CalPoly campus with my family and see the sites. Sands offered the amenities I was looking for on their site. The good: the guys at the counter were nice and breakfast offerings were OK. The bad: old facility being masked by new paint and carpet. The shower faucet had to be turned 20 times, not kidding,... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

This hotel charges a lot of money for what one receives.. The rooms and look are outdated... Most annoying is the feeling of lack of privacy from the other guests who sit or stand outside to talk, drink and smoke... Sorry but for what they charge for a room, one can go elsewhere and have an updated room and some... More

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San Francisco, CA
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11 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This hotel is situated directly off highway 101 which makes getting around via the freeway extremely easy. The room had everything that is necessary for an overnight, nothing more and nothing less. The coffee pot decanter was missing from the in-room set up but as coffee is available from the free (more than adequate) breakfast, we did not bring this... More

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Santa Clarita, California
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3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Needed a hotel that takes dogs on our most recent jaunt to SLO and booked our rooms here via bringfido.com. Was pleasantly surprised! Nice rooms (just a tad outdated but so is the cute owner), big bathrooms, nice size heated pool, yummy continental breakfast, free movies, free internet and what I loved most was you can hop on the trolley... More

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La Quinta, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

I had a wonderful experience: very clean, excellent complimentary breakfast, friendly and accommodating stuff (many thanks Lisa, Sarah, Chris & Mike), great value, close to everything (restaurant, shopping, entertainment, beaches, etc..). Highly recommended to everybody! Magdalena

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Los Angeles, CA
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

The Sands Inn and Suites is an old run down facility. The carpet, drapes and bathroom need a desperate upgrading. The blankets on the beds were thin and old. The breakfast was disgusting. The eggs were cold and hard. The bagels were stale as well as the rest of the danish. The bananas looked like they were almost a week... More

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San luis obispo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014 via mobile

The staff are great food really good. The front desk staff took really good care of me, and the room was clean and comfortable. The pool area is great, and the room wasn't too expensive. They have a nice gym, the lobby staff is great, and they have free dvd's to watch.

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Address: 1930 Monterey Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Location: United States > California > San Luis Obispo County > San Luis Obispo
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Hotel Class:2.5 star — Sands Inn & Suites 2.5*
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