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Outdoor pool, pool umbrellas, sun loungers
Pillowtop beds, blackout drapes, iron/ironing board, rollaway beds
Pillowtop beds, blackout drapes, iron/ironing board, rollaway beds
Pillowtop beds, blackout drapes, iron/ironing board, rollaway beds

4.1/5 Very Good

Guests rated this property 4.2/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Pet Friendly
  • Air Conditioning
  • Gym

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Social distancing

Explore the area

    Popular LocationFrench Hospital Medical Center18 min walk
    Popular LocationSanta Rosa Park2 min drive
    Popular LocationAh Louis Store3 min drive
    AirportSan Luis Obispo, CA (SBP-San Luis Obispo County Regional)12 min drive

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1-800-675-4318
  • Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed

    4.3/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 300 sq ft
    • Sleeps 2
    More detailsDeluxe Room, 1 King Bed
  • Deluxe Room, 1 Queen Bed

    4.7/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 300 sq ft
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Queen Bed
    More detailsDeluxe Room, 1 Queen Bed
  • Double Room, 2 Queen Beds

    4.5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 300 sq ft
    • Sleeps 4
    • 2 Queen Beds
    More detailsDouble Room, 2 Queen Beds
  • Suite

    4.7/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 300 sq ft
    • Mountain view
    • Sleeps 4
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About this area

San Luis Obispo

In the city center, Sands Inn & Suites is in a walkable area with good shopping. Travelers looking for local activities can try Avila Hot Springs and Avila Beach Golf Resort, while those looking to experience a bit of culture can stop by Morro Bay State Park. San Luis Obispo Children's Museum and San Luis Obispo Railroad Museum are also worth visiting. Relax and indulge in the area's winery tours and health/beauty spa, or seek out an adventure with mountain biking and hiking/biking trails nearby. Our guests appreciate the motel's central location.
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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • French Hospital Medical Center - 18 min walk
  • Santa Rosa Park - 2 min drive
  • Ah Louis Store - 3 min drive
  • Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa - 3 min drive
  • Bubblegum Alley - 5 min drive

Getting around

  • San Luis Obispo Station - 3 min drive
  • AirportSan Luis Obispo County Regional Airport (SBP) - 12 min drive

About this property

Sands Inn & Suites

Motel with free parking, near California Polytechnic State University
An outdoor pool, a fitness center, and a spa tub are available at this smoke-free motel. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Other amenities include a 24-hour business center, coffee/tea in a common area, and conference space. All 70 rooms provide conveniences like refrigerators and microwaves, plus free WiFi and flat-screen TVs with digital channels. Other amenities available to guests include pillowtop beds, DVD players, and coffee makers.
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.

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.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows industry sanitization guidelines of SafeStay (AHLA - USA)

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Free self parking
  • Free RV/bus/truck parking
  • Free nearby parking

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea in common area(s)

Things to do

  • Fitness center
  • Outdoor pool
  • Spa tub

Family friendly

  • DVD player
  • Laundry facilities
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor pool
  • Refrigerator
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)

Conveniences

  • Front-desk safe
  • No elevators

Guest services

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Business services

  • 24-hour business center
  • Computer station
  • Meeting rooms
  • Conference space (2500 square feet)

Outdoors

  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Picnic area
  • Pool sun loungers
  • Pool umbrellas

Accessibility

  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible van parking

More

  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Heating (climate-controlled)
  • Linens
  • Pillow-top mattress
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)

Bathroom

  • Eco-friendly toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Towels

Entertainment

  • 32-inch flat-screen TV
  • Digital channels
  • DVD player
  • Premium channels

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator

More

  • Access via exterior corridors
  • Free local calls
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Phone

Policies

Check-in

Check-in from 3:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Late check-in subject to availability

Check-out

Check-out before 11 AM
Express check-out

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

Renovations and closures

The following facilities or services will be unavailable from June 16 2020 to December 31 2020 (dates subject to change):
  • Breakfast
  • Spa tub

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

Pets allowed for an extra charge of USD 25.00 per pet, per stay
Dogs and cats only
2 per room (up to 50 lbs)
Food and water bowls are available
Specific rooms only; pet-friendly rooms can be requested by contacting the property at the number on the booking confirmation

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

Property payment types

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at 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

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

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
Safety features at this property include a smoke detector

We should mention

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms
This property allows pets in specific rooms only (surcharges apply and can be found in the Fees section); guests can request one of these rooms by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation

Property is also known as

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

Frequently asked questions

Does Sands Inn & Suites have a pool?
Yes, this property has an outdoor pool.
Is Sands Inn & Suites pet-friendly?
Yes, this property allows cats and dogs (limit 2 per room) with a maximum weight of up to 50 lbs per pet. There's a fee of USD 25.00 per pet, per stay. Service animals are exempt from fees.
How much is parking at Sands Inn & Suites?
Self parking is free at this property; nearby parking is also free.
What time is check-in at Sands Inn & Suites?
Check-in is from 3:00 PM–10:00 PM. Late check-in is available during limited hours.
What time is check-out at Sands Inn & Suites?
Check-out is at 11 AM. Late check-out is available for a fee.
Where is Sands Inn & Suites located?
Located in the heart of San Luis Obispo, this motel is 0.9 mi (1.4 km) from Fremont Theater and 1.4 mi (2.3 km) from California Polytechnic State University. Performing Arts Center and Dallidet Adobe and Gardens are also within 1 mi (2 km). San Luis Obispo Station is 25 minutes by foot.
4.1
Very Good
953 reviews
5 - Excellent
362
4 - Good
390
3 - Okay
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2 - Poor
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1 - Terrible
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4.2/5

Cleanliness

4.3/5

Staff & service

3.9/5

Amenities

3.9/5

Property conditions & facilities

3/5 Okay

Stayed 2 nights in Sep 2020

5/5 Excellent

Stayed 2 nights in Sep 2020

3/5 Okay

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Room needed fixing. Shower leaked and it was not as clean as you would expect for the price you pay.
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2020

1/5 Terrible

Traveled with family
Sad face IconDisliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Brent was rude!!! The windows don’t lock good luck leaving anything in the room!
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2020

2/5 Poor

Traveled with partner
Sad face IconDisliked: Staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The hotel walkway is very dirty and staff was not friendly. Bedding was not comfortable and had funny smell.
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2020