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Sands Inn & Suites
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Sands Inn & Suites

1930 Monterey Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, United States
San Luis Obispo, CA
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C$ 108

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based on 57 reviews
57 reviews
Room type
Nightly total
Queen room
C$ 108
Standard Room
C$ 127
King room
C$ 139

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About Sands Inn & Suites

  • Hotel Room
    You’ll have a private room with all the hotel’s amenities
  • Freebies
    This stay includes Wi-Fi and Parking for free

Sands Inn & Suites is situated in the heart of San Luis Obispo, just minutes from downtown and Cal Polytechnic, offering 70 guest rooms and suites to choose from. This is a AAA 3-Diamond hotel with Spanish-inspired design and tranquility in mind with every feature and furnishing. There is even a tranquil pool and fountain area for relaxing in the outdoor gardens. All of the guest rooms offer free WiFi and a complimentary breakfast buffet and hot breakfast selection. There is also a heated outdoor pool and hot tub area.

The Sands Inn & Suites is convenient for business travelers as well, offering a variety of flexible meeting spaces for up to 150 people. Located near downtown, this is an ideal location. There are pet-friendly accommodations available, as well as an on site fitness center, free on site parking, and a unique World-famous collection of Wild West guns and watches that is sure to impress any visitor. Guests can choose from standard, deluxe, or superior guest rooms as well as a select number of king suites, providing the ideal accommodation for any need.

This beautiful Inn is located close to plenty of great area attractions. Guests can visit the local Farmers market, check out Hearst Castle, explore shopping and dining in the surrounding neighborhood, and more. There is nearby golfing, wineries and tours, and 80 miles of SoCal beaches to explore as well.

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*Total includes estimated local taxes & fees payable on check out.
Prices are based on 1 night including GST, excluding local taxes and fees.

Amenities at Sands Inn & Suites

  • Outdoor pool
  • Fitness centre
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Tea/coffee maker
  • Coffee machine
  • Free parking
  • Business centre
  • Wi-Fi available in all areas
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable or satellite TV


  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Wi-Fi available in all areas
  • Internet
  • Linens
  • Towels
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Free toiletries
  • Shampoo
  • Smoke alarms
  • Heating
  • Body soap
  • Air-conditioned
  • Trash cans
  • Conditioner

Accessibility and suitability

  • Entire unit located on ground floor
  • Entire unit wheelchair accessible
  • Pets allowed on request. Charges may apply.
  • Disabled Access
  • Roll-in shower
  • No smoking
  • Toilet with grab rails


  • Microwave
  • Tea/coffee maker
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee machine
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette


  • Hairdryer
  • Toilet
  • Toilet paper
  • Private bathroom


  • Family rooms
  • Seating area
  • Hardwood or parquet floors
  • Storage available

Services and conveniences

  • Conference rooms
  • Business centre
  • Safety deposit box
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities

Media and entertainment

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable or satellite TV
  • DVD player


  • Terrace/Patio
  • Grill
  • Balcony

Parking and transportation

  • Free parking
  • Private parking


  • Laundry facilities
  • Iron and ironing board


  • Sofa bed
  • Wardrobe or closet

Health and safety

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Safe


  • Desk


  • Fitness centre


  • Outdoor pool

Reviews of Sands Inn & Suites

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8Very good
Anonymous, Nov. 2018

Pros. Reasonably priced, and has everything you need. Not fancy but was clean and comfortable. Big bonus to me is that the pet fee is per stay instead of per day which keeps the costs down.

Anonymous, Oct. 2018

Pros. The breakfast advertised online was continental, so we didn't expect a full hot breakfast which was nice. The beds were comfortable and the room was clean.

Cons. The pool heater was broken and the pool was freezing cold. The jacuzzi was warm but when the jets were turned it looked like someone poured soap in it. The TV connection was bad and the reception kept going in and out.

8Very good
Joanne, Mar. 2018

Pros. Room was clean - bed was comfy - towels were thick - everything worked - location was convenient - staff was friendly. Best of all - price was very reasonable. Will def book it again.

Anonymous, Mar. 2017

Pros. The room was neat and clean as was the bathroom. The location was far enough from downtown so the traffic wasn't a problem. The staff was helpful. I wish I had known there two stories and I would have chosen a room on the ground level.

Cons. The tv didn't work and had to be worked on by the staff three times. They were quick and efficient though.

Anonymous, Jan. 2017

Pros. Exceptionally friendly staff and warm cookies at the front desk! They do the best that they can with an aging facility.

Anonymous, Sep. 2016

Pros. From check in to check out the stay was great. Exceptionally friendly staff, clean rooms, comfortable beds, great location.

Cons. It was perfect for what we needed.

8.5Very good
Anonymous, Sep. 2016

Pros. Decor is a little dated but the room was spotless and the staff was super nice!

Anonymous, Jun. 2016

Pros. We were very pleased with the overall appearance and cleanliness of this hotel. It is very comfortable and attractive. We thoroughly enjoyed the pool area, and the deck, table, and chairs made it wonderful to hang out there. The website did not advertise a jacuzzi, so we were pleasantly surprised to find they had one...until we got in and realized it is barely heated. We were mildly disappointed because we like a hot jacuzzi, but it was heated more than the pool and was still comfortable with the jets.

Cons. Two problems: The jacuzzi wasn't heated to jacuzzi-temperature. Also, the wi-fi would cut in and out on us, which was a small problem.

Anonymous, Jun. 2016

Pros. The Sands Inn is just off the PCH exist, right next to the gas station. The staff was friendly and there were free cookies at the check-in counter. Our room was clean; the beds were comfortable and the bathroom pleasant. The free breakfast was tasty, especially the waffles. This place even included wifi, though the speeds were fairly slow. Overall, I found the place to be a positive experience, though ear plugs are recommended if you would like uninterrupted sleep.

Cons. The walls are rather thin and car alarms went off during the night, interrupting our sleep. The wifi was so slow that I used my phone for internet access instead.

Anonymous, Jun. 2016

Pros. Flat screen tv

Cons. When booking, I read that this hotel had bathtubs, it did not.

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What can I expect from the complimentary breakfast at Sands Inn & Suites?

Guests can expect an above-average complimentary breakfast with a hot selection and outdoor spa.

Are there any specific amenities available for pet-friendly accommodations at Sands Inn & Suites?

Sands Inn & Suites offers pet-friendly accommodations with a variety of flexible meeting spaces for up to 150 people.

What are the unique features of the guest rooms at Sands Inn & Suites?

Guests can choose from standard, deluxe, or superior guest rooms as well as a select number of king suites, providing the ideal accommodation for any need.

When is the best time to visit Sands Inn & Suites?

The low season at Sands Inn & Suites is in April, and the high season is in May.

What are guests saying about the cleanliness of the rooms at Sands Inn & Suites?

Guests have mentioned that the room was clean and comfortable, but some have also expressed concerns about the cleanliness, such as dirty outdoor areas and broken furniture.

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Opt for a Room with Updated Amenities

Some guests mentioned that the hotel is currently undergoing renovations, so consider requesting a room that has been newly renovated for a more modern experience.

Consider Bringing Your Own Toiletries

A few guests noted that the hotel's complimentary toiletries were not always provided in the rooms, so it might be helpful to bring your own to ensure you have everything you need.

Check for Noise Levels

Some guests reported noise disturbances, including loud AC units and outdoor noise, so it may be beneficial to inquire about quieter room options or bring earplugs for sensitive sleepers.

Explore Nearby Attractions

The hotel's proximity to downtown and various local attractions, such as the Farmers Market and Hearst Castle, makes it convenient for guests to explore the area's offerings.

Pet-Friendly Accommodations Available

If traveling with pets, the hotel offers pet-friendly accommodations, but it's advisable to confirm the pet policy and any associated charges in advance.

Verify Room Comfort

Several guests mentioned issues with room temperature and bedding, so it's recommended to check the room's heating and bedding arrangements upon arrival to ensure a comfortable stay.

Be Mindful of Construction

As the hotel is undergoing renovations, guests should be aware of potential construction-related inconveniences, such as noise and limited access to certain facilities.

Consider Bringing Your Own Entertainment

Some guests noted limited TV channels and entertainment options, so bringing along your own devices or entertainment may enhance your stay.

Inquire About Breakfast Offerings

While some guests enjoyed the breakfast, others found it lacking in variety, so it may be helpful to inquire about the current breakfast offerings to set expectations accordingly.

Confirm Housekeeping Services

A few guests reported issues with housekeeping, so it's advisable to confirm the frequency and availability of housekeeping services during your stay.


1930 Monterey Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

What's nearby

  • Steynberg Gallery0.5 km
  • Monterey Street Wines0.9 km
  • Dallidet Adobe and Gardens1.1 km
  • Fremont Theater1.2 km
  • Mott Gym1.3 km
  • San Luis Obispo Little Theatre1.4 km
  • Ah Louis Store1.5 km
  • California Polytechnic State University1.6 km
  • Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa1.6 km
  • Alex G. Spanos Stadium1.6 km
  • San Luis Obispo Museum of Art1.7 km
  • San Luis Obispo Children's Museum1.8 km



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FAQs when booking at Sands Inn & Suites

  • Where is Sands Inn & Suites located?

    Sands Inn & Suites is located at 1930 Monterey Street, 1.1 km from the centre of San Luis Obispo. Steynberg Gallery is the closest landmark to Sands Inn & Suites.

  • When is check-in time and check-out time at Sands Inn & Suites?

    Check-in time is 3:00 PM and check-out time is 11:00 AM at Sands Inn & Suites.

  • Does Sands Inn & Suites offer free Wi-Fi?

    Yes, Sands Inn & Suites offers free Wi-Fi.

  • Does Sands Inn & Suites offer free parking?

    Yes, Sands Inn & Suites offers free parking.

  • How far is Sands Inn & Suites from the airport?

    Sands Inn & Suites is 5.8 km from San Luis Obispo County. Sands Inn & Suites is 46.8 km from Santa Maria Public.

  • Does Sands Inn & Suites have a pool?

    Yes, Sands Inn & Suites has a pool on-site.

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