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"Clean. Pleasant staff. Breakfast ready at 6:00 am, nothing exceptional, but more than adequate (scrambled eggs, patty sausage, cold cereal, juice, ... " More

By a verified traveler on Tue 25 Apr 2017

Hotel Description

Motel near Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa in San Luis Obispo

Heart of San Luis Obispo

Within 2 miles (3 km) of this well-placed motel, you'll find Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa and California Polytechnic State University. Fremont Theater and Performing Arts Center are also within 2 miles (3 km).

Free perks

This motel features an outdoor pool and a fitness center. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the 24-hour business center and free WiFi in public areas. Enjoy the spa tub and free perks like continental breakfast and free self parking.

Free WiFi, comfy beds

Featuring conveniences like sitting areas and refrigerators, the 70 guestrooms also offer free WiFi and flat-screen TVs with digital channels. Pillowtop beds, DVD players, and microwaves are also available.

Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$52* Per night/room Dec 15 - Dec 16

Suite

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Double Room, 2 Queen Beds

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Deluxe Room, 1 Queen Bed

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Sands Inn & Suites ratings based on 15 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.7 out of 5 3.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Sands Inn & Suites

Everyone (10) Couples (1) Family (4)
4 out of 5

Posted by on Dec 2, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Dec 4, 2019 by Veronica

Thank you for taking the time to rate your experience during your stay with us.

5 out of 5
Very nice place to stay . The staff was very nice a d the breakfast was awesome

Posted by on Nov 17, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Nov 20, 2019 by Veronica

Renee thank you for taking the time to comment on your stay with us. We are happy to hear that our staff was friendly and that you enjoyed the breakfast that we offer every morning. See you soon.

4 out of 5
Clean and staff was nice. Basic but well located and and complimentary breakfast was nice.

Posted by on Jul 25, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Oct 30, 2019 by Lynn

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review! We are glad to hear you enjoyed your stay, and our breakfast, and that our staff was friendly. We hope to see you again in the future!

3 out of 5

Posted by on Jun 23, 2019

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4 out of 5
We really enjoyed the pool area! It was nice to have breakfast provided in the morning.

Posted by on Jun 3, 2019

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3 out of 5
I expected more for $150/night. The mattress had a large sag in the middle and should have been replaced. The room had a strong smell of chlorine so bad I had to open the door and windows to air it out when we first arrived. To be fair, the water in the tap was strongly chlorinated which may have been a city water problem.

Posted by on Jun 2, 2019

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4 out of 5

Posted by on Apr 22, 2019

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4 out of 5
Stayed in the Delis Suite - loved the eclectic ambience! Great deal for the price. Everyone was super helpful and nice.

Posted by on Mar 1, 2019

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3 out of 5

Adequate

Room had poor sound insulation, could hear the people in the next room talking and their TV. Room floor had a noticeable slope.

Posted by , from Monterey, CA on May 17, 2017

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3 out of 5

Good. Not great.

Pros: Clean, convenient off the freeway, pleasant staff, (fairly) close to downtown (close enough that we walked to it and back)
Location: Downtown SLO is pretty nice - lots of shops, restaurants. The old mission is right there.
Clean. Pleasant staff. Breakfast ready at 6:00 am, nothing exceptional, but more than adequate (scrambled eggs, patty sausage, cold cereal, juice, coffee, etc). If the room walls could be just a bit thicker so that we could not hear the indistinct conversation in the room next door, or just a bit thinner so that we could hear distinctly. . . . .

Posted by , from California on Apr 25, 2017

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Property Features

Sands Inn & Suites offers its guests an outdoor pool, a spa tub, and a fitness center. A computer station is on site and WiFi is free in public spaces. You'll find a 24-hour business center on site. Free breakfast is available daily. Event space at this motel measures 2500 square feet (225 square meters) and includes conference space. Barbecue grills, multilingual staff, and a picnic area are also featured at the business-friendly Sands Inn & Suites. Free self parking is available. This San Luis Obispo motel is smoke free.

  • 70 guestrooms or units
  • 2 levels
  • 3 buildings
  • 2500 sq ft of conference space
  • 225 sq m of conference space
  • Continental breakfast (free)
  • Poolside lounge chairs
  • Umbrellas for the pool
  • Business center (24 hours)
  • Conference space
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-out
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Outdoor pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • DVD player

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking , Free RV, bus, truck parking , Free parking nearby

Transport

  • Airport: San Luis Obispo, CA (SBP-San Luis Obispo County Regional) (6.8 km / 4.2 mi)
  • Train station: San Luis Obispo Station (2 km / 1.3 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking and RV/bus/truck parking

Room Amenities

Sands Inn & Suites offers 70 accommodations, which are accessible via exterior corridors and feature DVD players and coffee/tea makers. Accommodations offer separate sitting areas. Beds feature pillowtop mattresses. 32-inch flat-screen televisions come with premium digital channels. Refrigerators and microwaves are provided. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations and hair dryers. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include phones along with free local calls (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include irons/ironing boards and blackout drapes/curtains. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Sitting area
  • Pillowtop beds
  • Flat-screen television
  • Digital channels
  • Premium channels
  • DVD player
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Coffee maker
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Blackout drapes
  • Exterior corridor access
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

Guests are served free continental breakfast daily from 6 AM to 10 AM.

Nearby Activities

An outdoor pool and a spa tub are on site. Other recreational amenities include a fitness center.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.

  • Wheelchair accessible path of travel
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Wheelchair accessible parking

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 2 AM

Check-out

  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Children stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 10.0 per stay.

Pets

  • Pets: USD 25.00 per pet, per stay
  • Only dogs and cats are allowed
  • Maximum 2 per room (weight limit: 50 lbs)
  • Certain rooms only
  • You can request a pet-friendly room by reaching out to the property at the number on the booking confirmation

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed. The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A credit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges. The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

  • Only service animals are allowed
  • Service animals exempt from fees/restrictions
  • No elevators

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Pet fee: USD 25.00 per pet, per stay
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 10.0 per stay

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Sands Inn
  • Sands Inn San Luis Obispo
  • Sands San Luis Obispo
  • Sands Hotel San Luis Obispo
  • Sands Inn And Suites
  • Sands Inn & Suites Motel
  • Sands Inn & Suites San Luis Obispo
  • Sands Inn & Suites Motel San Luis Obispo

You should know

  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.
  • Pets are welcome in specific rooms only, which can be requested by contacting the property directly at the number on your booking confirmation (please see the Fees section for related charges).
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