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Hallettsville, Texas
Reviewed 7 August 2016

I ignored the bad reviews of this property instead choosing to believe the better reviews and booked this property for a two night visit to San Luis Obispo. We left after the first night as, even at $140 a night, I could not see paying for another night of what was an extremely rough around the edges low end motel....

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

Margaret B, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. I am sorry that you did not enjoy your stay. I take your comments seriously and we will use them to improve. Thank you for providing me the date and time as well – that’s helpful. Last half of July and first half of August the...

Scottsdale, Arizona
Reviewed 3 August 2016

Yes it's another "Oldie But Goodie'. We had a two-queen bedroom [138], an end room. We had a good nights sleep, so that means our bodies liked the beds! There was a sink, tub/shower [no grab bar], and a low-oval toilet in the bathroom. There was also another sink with a large counter area in the main room. WIFI and...

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

WowPeter, Thank you for your kind words about our hotel – they brightened our day. Jason is a gem and we are lucky to have him. Thank you for being our guest! Matthew F. Wilkins General Manager Sands Inn & Suites

Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 1 August 2016

Visiting southern California for college tours with a stop at Cal Poly SLO. Since our days were full of travel and activity, our time in a hotel room was going to be limited. So we were looking for a reasonably priced room that was clean and comfortable in San Luis Obispo, near the CP campus, so that we could get...

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

BigUglyFish, Thank you for being our guest and for your comments. I hope your scholar chooses Cal Poly and that we get to host your family for years to come. Cheers! Matthew F. Wilkins General Manager Sands Inn & Suites

Dublin, California
Reviewed 25 July 2016

The front desk staff was kind. The ac wasn't working in our room, so they moved us to another room that was a little smaller and cheaper. I enjoyed both rooms. The bedding was comfortable, and I liked that there was a sheet overbthe blanket, instead of a bedspread. The bathroom was accomodating and clean with spacious vanity. There were...

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

marisa2222016, Thank you for your review. I am glad you enjoyed your stay. We just go that new pool completed in June and we are excited about it. Thank you for mentioning it. Our hotel is indeed pet-friendly for a fee of $25 per stay – 1 night or 10 nights, it’s just $25. That fee goes straight into the...

San Jose, California
Reviewed 27 June 2016

Standard bed & breakfast type of accommodation. Nothing fancy but just OK for a one night stay. Breakfast was the regular sausage and eggs with muffins and pastry. At about $230 per night thru Tripadvisor, very expensive for what you get. Parking was very tight and would be easy to get your car dinged up.

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Concord, California
Reviewed 22 June 2016

As has been mentioned in other reviews, this is a good value and very conveniently located to US 101 as well as walking distance to the downtown shopping and great restaurants. Staff is polite, accommodating and easy going. A nice breakfast is included and my bed was very comfortable. What stands-out the most, and of high importance, is how clean...

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Reviewed 16 June 2016

Convenient to 101 and downtown. Great breakfast buffet. Staff was very friendly and accommodating. Got us into room early. Pool recently renovated but temporary fencing still in place. Rooms clean and comfortable.

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Reviewed 17 May 2016 via mobile

Clean, safe, decent hotel. Not a whole lot to it. Small stall showers in the bathrooms. If you can get a decent price I would recommend. Good location, not walkable to downtown but just a short car ride. Very close to Cal Poly. In a pretty quiet area of town.

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Ko Pha Ngan, Thailand
Reviewed 8 May 2016 via mobile

Appears more like a higher end motel. That being said, didn't distract from a good relaxing time. Spent two nights (Thursday & Friday), weekend rate nearly doubles; not sure if that's standard SLO or not. Beds were comfortable, also had a decent size fridge and a nice HDTV. Breakfast is included and is your standard continental plus waffles. Trolly service...

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Reviewed 15 April 2016

The picture are definitely deceiving. This is a motel for sure. On a street with other motels. I paid way too much for this room. The bathroom was gross, old and falling apart with caul concealing mold. The bed was ok, not terrible. I would never stay here again.

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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
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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
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: $137 - $318 (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....”
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.”
Capt-R0N, 5 Sep 2016 | Read review
“The king size room has a large vanity area detatched from the large bathroom.”
marisa2222016, 25 Jul 2016 | Read review
“I used handicap accessible room on first floor convenient to pool ad office.”
thomasz422, 16 Jun 2016 | Read review
“I like the rooms just west of the pool.”
Bumppa1146, 27 Feb 2016 | Read review
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