Sands Inn & Suites
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... is a beautiful place. Our hotel is directly across the road from the beach and we will be able to take some great photos in the morning.. Our rooms are also beautiful.. Fireplace in each room and big comfy beds.. Oh and not to mention the free continental breakfast in the morning!! We asked the lady at the service desk where would be a good place to eat and she suggested a place about 100m up the road, a short walk later and we arrived ...
... like going into the water for a swim (or returned from the water), it looked like such tough effort to move those enormous bodies. We started getting funny looks when we put “oy vey” vocals to their movements. Anytime one of them returned from the water, they were only able to take a couple of moves, before collapsing to rest. We had a great time watching these magnificent animals.
We drove to San Francisco ...
After a 3 hour drive on the CA 101, we stopped in San Luis Obispo. We were lucky as we stopped during Arbor Day, which is a giant market and street party. Lots of barbecues, people dancing, etc. We've found a nice and cheap motel a mile away from downtown. Tomorrow we'll head North toward San Francisco. We should get there in 5 ...
... t let that stop you from experiencing the Big Sur, as it sure is a treat.
We arrive in the low-key San Luis Obispo, the boys do their washing and Sara and I head out and find a great pizza joint serving salads, which we order and discover they are massive. The boys locate us and decide to tuck into a massive pizza, upon completion I head back to the hostel to rest my aching back and the others head to a coffee shop to get a caffeine fix.
... Inn where Travis and I tested out the world famous restroom. You stand in front of a rock waterfall. As you do your business the water increases from a trickle to a nice flow. Travis had a hearty laugh.
We will stay over another night here. For $20 you can't beat it! Aiming to finish the drive to San Francisco on Saturday/Sunday.
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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.
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!!!!
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.
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!!!!
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.
We stayed here a few years ago...it was wonderful.