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"Nice clean place, very comfortable. Would stay again. " More

By a verified traveler on Sun 03 Jan 2021

Hotel Description

Motel near California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo

Heart of San Luis Obispo

Within 2 miles (3 km) of this San Luis Obispo motel, you'll find California Polytechnic State University and Fremont Theater. Performing Arts Center and Dallidet Adobe and Gardens are also within 2 miles (3 km).

Business services

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 perks like free self parking.

Free WiFi, comfy beds

Featuring conveniences like refrigerators and microwaves, the 70 guestrooms also offer free WiFi and flat-screen TVs with digital channels. Other amenities include pillowtop beds, DVD players, and coffee/tea makers.

Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$69* Per night/room Jan 17 - Jan 18

Double Room, 2 Queen Beds

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Suite

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Superior Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Double Room, 2 Queen Beds

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Suite

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

Sands Inn & Suites ratings based on 17 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.8 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Sands Inn & Suites

Everyone (9) Couples (1) Family (7)
4 out of 5
Nice clean place, very comfortable. Would stay again.

Posted by on Jan 3, 2021

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Jan 3, 2021 by Manager

We appreciate that you've taken the time to share with us regarding our hotel. We continue to reach for ways to improve guest experience in all areas and hope you will experience those continued efforts on your next visit.

2 out of 5
This is definitely not a 4 star. Maybe a 3 at most. The room heater is loud and woke me up every time it turned on

Posted by , from Salt Lake on Nov 28, 2020

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Dec 2, 2020 by Manager

Thank you so much for bringing to our attention the issues that you encountered with our appliance and electronics. Your comfort and convenience is our top priority, as always. We will address the maintenance task right away for the benefit of our future guests, which hopefully will include yourself.

5 out of 5

Posted by on Mar 6, 2020

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Mar 18, 2020 by Sarah

Thank you for the rating!

4 out of 5

Posted by on Mar 3, 2020

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Mar 5, 2020 by Veronica

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

5 out of 5

Posted by on Feb 4, 2020

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Feb 5, 2020 by Veronica

Thank you for taking the time to rate your experience during your stay with us we do appreciate the feedback.

4 out of 5
Great location, friendly staff, delicious breakfast. Unfortunately had a loud male knocking on our door at 11:30 pm.

Posted by on Jan 26, 2020

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Jan 27, 2020 by Veronica

Thank you for taking the time to rate and comment on your experience during your stay with us. We are happy that the locations worked out for your needs and that our staff was friendly. We hope to see you again!

4 out of 5

Posted by on Dec 28, 2019

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Dec 29, 2019 by Veronica

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

4 out of 5

Posted by on Dec 2, 2019

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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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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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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!

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. There's an onsite 24-hour business center. 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
  • Poolside lounge chairs
  • Umbrellas for the pool
  • Business center (24 hours)
  • Conference space
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (limited 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 County Regional Airport (SBP) (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. Beds feature pillowtop mattresses. 32-inch flat-screen televisions come with premium digital channels. Guests can make use of the in-room refrigerators and microwaves. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations and hair dryers. This San Luis Obispo motel provides 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.

  • 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

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
  • Health or beauty spa nearby

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 10:00 PM

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 9:00 AM - 10:00 PM. To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation. If you are planning to arrive after 10:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

The front desk at this property is open daily from 9:00 AM - 10:00 PM.
To arrange for check-in, guests must contact the property in advance of arrival using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests arriving after 10:00 PM must make advance arrangements by contacting the property using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in information. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

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.

Pet Policy

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

Policies

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

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card may be 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

This property accepts credit cards and debit cards; cash is not accepted

Safety features at this property include a smoke detector

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

A credit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be 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. This property accepts credit cards and debit cards. Cash is not accepted.

For guests' safety, the property includes a smoke detector in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F. Social distancing measures are in place and staff at the property wear personal protective equipment. Contactless check-out is available. The property affirms that it adheres to the SafeStay (AHLA - USA) sanitization guidelines.

  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Property follows sanitization practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA)
  • Protective clothing is not available to guests
  • No shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Staffed front desk
  • Guests are not provided with hand sanitizer
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is not available
  • No elevators
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually-wrapped food options are not available
  • Debit cards
  • No gap period between guest stays

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
  • Service animals are exempt from fees
  • A late check-out fee will be charged
  • 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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Frequently Asked Questions

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.