Sands Inn & Suites

Address: 1930 Monterey Street, San Luis Obispo, California, 93401, United States | 2 star hotel
 
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Location

This 2 star hotel, located on 1930 Monterey Street, San Luis Obispo, is near California Polytechnic University, Fremont Theater, San Luis Obispo Little Theatre, and History Center and Museum of San Luis Obispo County.
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    Historical Traveler Reviews Sands Inn & Suites San Luis Obispo

    Pet Friendly and People Friendly

    from

    I stayed at the Sands for a wedding I attended in SLO and loved my accommodations and so did my pooch. Consideration for pets was a big plus and the staff and the room were both warm and friendly. Whenever I go to SLO, my pooch and I stay at the Sands and we're planning on coming again this year.

    Great Place!

    from

    The Sands maintains a high standard of service and cleanliness and offers good value despite the challenges of operating in a partying college environment where peace and quiet can be hard to come by. We've enjoyed several stays and two graduations.

    Would have rather slept under an overpass!!!!

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    Please, avoid this place at all cost. The Motel itself is respectable, but the staff was one of the worst I've ever encountered. As a paying customer, I have never before, in my life, been treated the way the Sands Motel staff treated me during my 2 night stay. I wanted to check out after my first night, but they held a $50 cancelation fee over my head, which made me stay one more night. Looking back, I shoulda payed the $50 penalty and got the heck outa there. SLO has way to many nice places to stay, LOOK ELSEWHERE!!!!

    Ghetto Service

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    Dishonest staff....unauthorized and non explainable charges to credit card. Was not allowed to use the pool even though we paid to stay at the hotel. You're better off bringing a tent and camping by the freeway.

    Hated it!

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    This hotel is extremely overpriced! We were treated worse than if we were staying in a hostel while we were paying resort prices. I would NEVER stay here again!!!

    Don't waste your time

    from

    There are a lot nicer facilities at much better prices. Management and staff were very rude. Stay at the Peach Tree right across the street.

    This hotel is horrible

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    Don't stay here- this place is a **** hole and way over priced for what you get!!! Plus even though I was a paying customer they told me I could not use the pool facilities. The management is rude, unfriendly, and inconsiderate. I also had an UNAUTHORIZED charge of $500 on my credit card 2 days after checking out- that no one at the hotel could seem to explain. There are way better places to stay in San Luis Obispo than this dump!!!!

    Pet Friendly

    from

    Thanks to a referral from Days Inn in SLO, we found the Sands pet friendly. Also visit their website to mention their upgrade promotion to a suite, complete with a separate sofa bed. Free VHS rentals also included from their small collection. Terrific value.

    Smoke and COLD water

    from

    The non-smoking room smelled like smoke. Bathroom window was left open. While taking a shower I got a shot of COLD water.

    Excellent value

    from

    We stayed here a few years ago...it was wonderful.

    TripAdvisor Reviews Sands Inn & Suites San Luis Obispo

    3.50 of 5 stars Very Good
     

    Travel Blogs from San Luis Obispo

    Sprawling LA

    A travel blog entry by georgeadams1991 on May 30, 2014

    ... rude to turn such a good offer down we accepted and cruised down the promenade.

    Finally got out of LA after 2 hours in slow moving stinking hot traffic. Drove up state highway 1 to Avail a middle ...

    Hearst Castle and San Lois Obispo

    A travel blog entry by andreas.bohman on May 08, 2014

    2 comments, 50 photos

    ... Grab a cup of coffee, or something more interesting, browse through the room pictures here: https://www.madonnainn.com/features.php and think of what the hotel world can be like without the chain-hotels that looks the same regardless of where they are located. For all it's flaws, it remains an experience in itself.


    More pictures to come. Tomorrow we get back on the road drive towards Santa Barbara.
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    Coming home

    A travel blog entry by gallery79 on Mar 05, 2014

    14 photos

    ... Made me want to block my calendar for our upcoming 20 year reunion (HOLY ****....20 years!!!)
    It was tough to pull myself away, but after all my research and route planning, I'm getting pretty excited for this journey. I'll be back soon enough. Now it's time for el Burro to take me to Santa Barbara to throw some things into storage and organize my gear.


    2065km / 1283mi
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    Milestone Monday

    A travel blog entry by 1krafty1 on Jan 20, 2014

    I rode from Avila Beach to San Luis Obispo and back today. It was another beautiful sunny day in Southern California and a very enjoyable ride.
    This ride put me over the 300 mile mark for 2014. I had set a goal for myself of riding 1,000 miles this year, and have already ridden almost 1/3 of that goal and it is still January.
    Today also ...

    Great day in the Dunes

    A travel blog entry by tbasler on Dec 27, 2013

    6 photos

    ... has caused Pat some major back problems. Jazmine, Tyler's daughter, Pats great granddaughter, 10 years old and has no fear on the buggy they rented for her!! We met up with Pat and Tom at their World Mart location for wine on the pier for sunset and dinner. Their place is a perfect location to the beach but oh so small. Really glad we are ...