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“What You Need” 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 #14 of 31 Hotels in San Luis Obispo
San Francisco, CA
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20 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“What You Need”
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 to management's attention. The property is well kept and neat. The staff aim to please and are courteous and greet guests with a salutation or a nod and smile if you pass them. For $115.00 all inclusive rate for a 2 bed room was comparative to other hotels in the area charging $40+ for rooms. We would stay here again.

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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Santa Clarita, California
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11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 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 Nice rooms (just a tad outdated but so is the cute owner), big bathrooms, nice size heated pool, yummy continental breakfast, free movies, free internet and what I loved most was you can hop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 just outside for only 50 cents and it's a quick ride to downtown SLO. Easy access to the highway and less than 5 minutes from Cal Poly. Will definitely stay here again when we have to bring our dogs.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars
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La Quinta, California
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 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

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Los Angeles, CA
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13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 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 old.
We left after 1 night. The front desk was not very friendly or happy, but they did recommend a great restaurant...CRAWDADDY's.
We will not stay at the Sands Inn again while visiting our son at CAL Poly. Sorry

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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1 Thank cmpfuntime
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

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.

  • Stayed June 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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El Centro, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 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.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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1 Thank sailandtravel
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Newport Beach, California
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34 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 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 to the freeway
- convenience for walking to downtown shops and restaurants

Cons
- jacuzzi was lukewarm (bummer)
- decor and furnishings were circa 1984
- shower pressure was lacking
- bed was too hard for us

I would only recommend as a one night stay if you want no frills and a hard bed is fine for you.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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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:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #14 of 31 Hotels in San Luis Obispo
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Hotel Class:2.5 star — Sands Inn & Suites 2.5*
Number of rooms: 70
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