Sands Inn & Suites

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


    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!


    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!!!!


    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


    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!


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    We stayed here a few years was wonderful.

    TripAdvisor Reviews Sands Inn & Suites San Luis Obispo

    3.50 of 5 stars Very Good

    Travel Blogs from San Luis Obispo

    Mission Accomplished - Atlantic to Pacific Ocean!

    A travel blog entry by holtyboy on Feb 11, 2015

    15 photos

    ... could have done the journey in a little over 39 hours and only 2,600 miles of driving. We took just a little longer than that and doubled the driving distance. It is such a good job the petrol is so cheap in the USA!

    So we have achieved what we set out to do, but we still have a few days left before catching our flight back to the UK from Los Angeles. Maybe we should actually just travel back overland as flying really will be cheating a little?


    The scenic part

    A travel blog entry by cathiehm on Nov 01, 2014

    6 photos

    ... are spectacular and scary as hell. Just navigating the driveways would be a daily "hold your breath" event. But I am sure the view of the majestic Pacific Ocean is worth it. The rain started to ease around 1pm so we stopped at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park for our hike to the waterfall. The skies were blue but it was mysteriously still spitting on us, but at least it was light rain. The hike was more of a walk and the ...

    California Coasting

    A travel blog entry by ellengoeseast on Jun 29, 2014

    11 photos

    ... a time.

    It was past 9:30pm when I finally arrived at my stop, Carlsbad Village, with only a few minutes delay, caused by getting stuck behind a slow freight train (they have those in America, too). Angie and her bright Yellow car (at first sight almost mistaken for a taxi), were waiting for me in front of the station and after swinging by the liquor store for some wine we were home in minutes. Since I hadn't seen here in seven years, we had some catching up to do!


    Vineyards, mountains, beaches galore!!!!

    A travel blog entry by mamacass on May 15, 2014

    25 photos

    ... Years and years of chewed gum cover the walls of the whole alley. Just goes to show that anything can become a trend or a work of art ha! ha! We head back to the hotel for a couple of hours a the pool before sunset and an early evening as it has been a long day.

    Next morning we head out to Pismo Beach. Pismo Beach is very much an old style Californian Beach, with fishing, several surf shops, coffee bars and a very laid ...

    The kitsch, the bad and the narley: Pismo & Morro

    A travel blog entry by louwish on Mar 25, 2014

    25 photos

    ... them but no answers came readily. In 1952, Norah wrote a magazine advert requesting for volunteers to join an Association and help tag butterflies with 12 people responding. By the 1970's the Association was in the thousands as people all over N America helped catch and gently attach a tag to the wings of Monarch butterflies. But still it was a mystery where butterflies from all over Canada and US disappeared to every year. Then in 1975, nearly forty years after they ...