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“A really nice place to stay in SLO, but no heat!” 5 of 5 stars
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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 #15 of 31 Hotels in San Luis Obispo
El Centro, California
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“A really nice place to stay in SLO, but no heat!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2012

Found this hotel in the AAA book, they had rated it 4 stars. The rooms seems nice a first, then we tried to turn on the heater. This was a suite, so it had two rooms, the front room had a heater that worked, but the bedroom heater was not functional. we had reservations for 3 nights, after staying for 2 nights and they could not get the heater fixed, we left one night early. The desk manager did provide us with a small portable heater, which did help, but was quite old and noisy. The location is great, close to Cal Poly College and downtown eating and shopping.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • 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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San Diego, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2012

The Sands Inn is ok. It is fairly clean. The internet service is horrible. If you can get a connection it only lasts a few seconds at a time. They really need to upgrade this since most people want online access. The front desk staff is so-so. The free breakfast is so-so. The walls are thin and you can hear the people in the next room having a conversation. Parking is good. Proximity to Cal Poly is good.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Spokane Valley, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2012

I found this hotel passing through town and found it to be a very pleasant experience. The staff was very friendly and accomodating. The price was reasonable, the rooms were comfortable, and breakfast exceeded my expectations.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Vancouver
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2012

Upon arrival the staff was fantastic and very accommodating. The man at the front desk bent over backwards to get us set up to our satisfaction. When we got into the room however, we found that the towel rack had been previously broken lazily glued back to the wall. It fell off as soon as we went for a towel, and half of them fell into the toilet. We told the front desk and they assured us that it would be dealt with by the time we got back from dinner. It wasn't dealt with. And in the morning we found that the room fridge had frozen all our food solid, ruining our produce. We told the staff and they didn't bat an eye. At the very least they could have apologized for inconveniencing us. I hate to be picky, but nothing frustrates me more than being ignored when I'm paying for a service.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Waterville, Maine
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 hotel reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2011

This is an older motel large room, comfortable bed with microwave & refrigerator and thermostat on wall. The shower and toilet in separate room. Wireless connection was weak with no provision for wired connection. Not well maintained, vanity drain was disconnected, very noisy hear people next door at normal conversation levels.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Sands Inn & Suites

Address: 1930 Monterey Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Location: United States > California > San Luis Obispo County > San Luis Obispo
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #15 of 31 Hotels in San Luis Obispo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Sands Inn & Suites 2.5*
Number of rooms: 70
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