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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 #14 of 31 hotels in San Luis Obispo
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 6 days ago
marabobara Santa Clarita, California
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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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Santa Clarita, California
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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 Nice rooms (just a tad outdated but so is the cute owner), big bathrooms, nice size heated pool, yummy continental breakfast, free movies, free internet and what I loved most was you can hop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 2 weeks ago

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
9 helpful votes 9 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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El Centro, California
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

The area is old, but hotels should be upgraded from time to time. The beds are new and the room is comfortable, but the carpet, drapes and bathroom could use a little help. The staff is courteous and the prices are reasonable. The breakfast provided was much better than average.

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Newport Beach, California
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34 reviews 34 reviews
23 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

This was another pit stop on our way up the coast. I am quite easy to please without all the frills, but I wished we would've paid more for one of the other hotels around the area. It was only for one night and I'll make it quick and easy: Pros - affordable - free decent breakfast - convenient location... More

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West Midlands
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40 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

We stayed at this hotel during a trip we took along the pacific coast highway. I have to be honest we were dreading this stay but out of the 4 hotels booked this was by far the best. We were checked in by Chris who was extremely efficient and friendly. We were given a choice of rooms which we were... More

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Petaluma, California
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41 reviews 41 reviews
14 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014 via mobile

Old style motor court. Squeaky floors. We got the "Governors Suite" on the second floor which included a separate sitting room. We had a mini fridge and microwave (no plates or utensils included). 3 sinks: bathroom, bedroom and bar. Clean. Comfortable bed. Relatively quiet. Very helpful staff. Breakfast included (eggs, waffles, sausage and good pastries). Within a mile of downtown.... More

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San Francisco, California
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61 reviews 61 reviews
55 hotel reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

We chose this place mainly because we were traveling with our dog, and this hotel accepts pets. It turned out to be a pretty good choice. The hotel was fairly full when we stayed so room options were limited, but they did have a suite available for what seemed like a reasonable price (I think it was $129, plus another... More

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Zurich, Switzerland
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

They serve an excellent breakfast with home made joghurt, fresh grapefruits and warm items as well! We stayed for one night with our whole family, grandparents and adolescents included! We would book it anytime again!

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Address: 1930 Monterey Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Location: United States > California > San Luis Obispo County > San Luis Obispo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Sands Inn & Suites 2.5*
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Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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#8 Business Hotel in San Luis Obispo
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