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“Pleasant stay” 4 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
Davis, CA
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
17 hotel reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
“Pleasant stay”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013

We got in late at night and left in the morning after breakfast. Staff was friendly late at night. Room was clean. Quiet. Bed was comfortable. Water was hot enough. Close to Cal Poly. Breakfast was included and was decent. the facilities overall are older but fine. What more could you want?

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • 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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Burlingame, California
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4 hotel reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

Went there Apri 20 for one night with my family. Was the only place available and the assistant manager charged me $219 for a suite. The air conditioninng was making a seeping sound like a gas chamber, floors are not attached to the subfloor and squeek, food for breakfest is gross, and water tempature changes while taking a shower.

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013 via mobile

The general manager Matt is super awesome but so is the whole staff that I've encountered. The house keeping is friendly. You know what, I've just never experienced service like this in all my travels, you be your own judge and tell me of I'm full of it!

  • Stayed April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013 via mobile

We are from Texas and the staff was more then willing to give us recommendations for the best resturaunts and how to get to the beach. They even printed out maps for us:) Thank you for making our stay so amazing!!!

  • Stayed April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Matthew W, General Manager at Sands Inn & Suites, responded to this review, April 23, 2013
Hi Granthamjacy!

I remember your party well. You guys rock! I’m delighted you all had a good stay here at the Sands and in California in general.

Come back to San Luis Obispo anytime; you’ll always have friendly faces waiting to greet you at the Sands Inn & Suites.

Warm Regards,

Matthew F. Wilkins
General Manager
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Eureka, CA
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8 hotel reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013 via mobile

This place was quiet, clean and inexpensive plus they take pets. We like this style of motel where you park at your door. Not a bad walk to downtown. Very pleasant and peaceful motel with staff was friendly and helpful. We will definitely come back.

Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013 via mobile

This was the first stop on a road trip and we were impressed. Our kids loved this place s they had a heated pool, a huge collection of DVDs to borrow and a breakfast buffet. The rooms were spacious and clean with well maintained fittings and furniture. Wifi included was great too.

  • Stayed April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013

Great hotel with even better staff. Jason greeted us with warm cookies as we entered the lobby. Then as soon as I had mentioned my name, I was told that I was upgraded to a King room and handed a pet basket for my dog. His basket included his own towel, a large sheet for him to sleep on, and even a list of local pet-friendly restaurants. The room was very cozy, and the bed was as comfortable as they get. The T.V was old, but who cares- you shouldn't go on vacation to watch t.v; also, they made up for it by having a hundred DVDs for us to choose from for free. The location was great as well. It was only a few blocks from the downtown bar scene, and the weather was beautiful, which made the walk very enjoyable. The only downside was that the walls seemed very thin when the neighbors showered in the morning. The hotel held onto its 5-star rating because of the extraordinarily kind staff who were always happy to help us in any way possible.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 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 ( Wi-Fi ) 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*
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