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Knoxville, Tennessee
Reviewed 22 July 2013

My husband and I stayed here in July 2013. It was a bad experience. We had to stay there,because all the other hotels in that area were full. We had been driving all day, and were tired. They gave us the " conference suite" for a cheap price. One of the other posters spoke about the conference room turned into...

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Newport Beach, California
Reviewed 20 July 2013

We stayed at this hotel many times when my daughter was a student at Cal Poly and decided to stay there again on a recent CA driving trip. The motel was just as we remembered, and the property is maintained well. The staff was friendly and helpful, and our room provided everything needed for a basic, comfortable stay. The room...

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California
Reviewed 18 July 2013

As Cbauer81 noted, indoor corridor hotels, which the Sands is not, are quieter; and there was the unavoidable car noise from the centrally-located parking lot. Fortunately this calmed down when it came time to sleep. The breakfast area was basic, but clean. Breakfast was nothing to write home about, but there was reasonable variety and plenty of food; and hey,...

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Redding, California
Reviewed 21 June 2013

Recently stayed here for Cal Poly Graduation Friday June 14-Sunday June 16. Have stayed in different nearby hotels and decided to give The Sands Inn & Suites a try. I normally stay in a "indoor" corridor type hotel, because of noise issues. I am a light sleeper and it was very quiet here. No noise whatsoever. There was a little...

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Lawrence, Kansas
Reviewed 21 June 2013

The Sands Inn & Suites is a nice, clean and well located motel in San Luis Obispo. While not the Ritz, it served my needs well with a comfortable bed, good internet access and a refrigerator. I liked that I was able to park right at my room door, which helped as I was only staying 1 night, and I...

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2Thank AirJanet
Reviewed 19 June 2013

Stayed during Cal Poly graduation, so the rate was inflated (as all in town were). Breafast buffett eggs/potato's were luke warm every morning. Some cobwebs on the cafe patio covers. Rooms are dated but comfortable. SLO trolley picks up right in front.Helpful staff. I've stayed in 5 or 6 places in SLO over the past 4 years and this place...

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Calgary, Canada
Reviewed 16 June 2013

booked the hotel blindly in hotwire, it is surprisely very good. the environment is peacefully quiet, staff is very nice. my parents thought the hotel is 4 star, my kid loves the swimming pool. it will definitely be my first choice in the area.

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coalinga
Reviewed 23 May 2013

Our stay for so wonderful and pleasant. The staff were so accommodating and friendly. The hot breakfast was great. We were able to walk to downtown San Luis Obispo from hotel location. The hotel is a older hotel but has been updated and is very clean.

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

Hello sherree28, Thank you for taking a moment to let other travelers know how your stay went at the Sands Inn & Suites. We are happy that you enjoyed the hot breakfast and that you had a chance to take a stroll downtown. It sure is a beautiful walk. Thank you also for noticing the cleanliness — our housekeeping staff...

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 18 May 2013

We stopped in SLO on our way up the coast to San Francisco. After inspecting all of the motels on the main strip, we decided on Sands as likely to be the best value for money. It was in the middle of the price ranges, above Travel Lodge and Best Western. The rooms are VERY basic, but serviceable. One thing...

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

Greetings Stanleythemanly, Thank you for sharing your thoughts with other travelers. We appreciate the frank feedback, as keen observations by guests are a great tool for improvement. I am sorry the noise from the fridge disturbed you. We will look into that. Thank you also for the compliments about our breakfast and service — improving those two areas has been...

Davis, CA
Reviewed 25 April 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?

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry

Additional Information about Sands Inn & Suites

Address: 1930 Monterey St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-2616
Region: United States > California > San Luis Obispo County > San Luis Obispo
Price Range: RM388 - RM741 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Sands Inn & Suites 2.5*
Number of rooms: 70
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“top floor so no foot traffic above you....”
 of 5 bubbles LinetteP578, 7 Nov 2016 | Read review
“The motel offers rooms more removed from the street that; notwithstanding loud drunken neighbors - would be a quiet option... ahmm.”
 of 5 bubbles Capt-R0N, 5 Sep 2016 | Read review
“The king size room has a large vanity area detatched from the large bathroom.”
 of 5 bubbles marisa2222016, 25 Jul 2016 | Read review
“I used handicap accessible room on first floor convenient to pool ad office.”
 of 5 bubbles thomasz422, 16 Jun 2016 | Read review
“I like the rooms just west of the pool.”
 of 5 bubbles Bumppa1146, 27 Feb 2016 | Read review
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