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1 room, 2 adults

Sands Inn & Suites, San Luis Obispo

2.5-star2.5 stars
1930 Monterey StreetSan Luis ObispoCA93401United States of America

Motel with outdoor pool, near Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa
  • Free continental breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking
  • Collect nightsFor every 10 nights, get 1 free!
Very Good8.0
Tasty breakfast
Great amenities
Wellness Area
Sufficient wellness & sports facilities
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From 288 reviewsTripAdvisor Traveller Rating

Sands Inn & Suites, San Luis Obispo

from $107
  • Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed
  • Deluxe Room, 1 Queen Bed
  • Double Room, 2 Queen Beds
  • Suite, 1 King Bed with Sofa bed

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 70 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Required at check in

  • Credit card deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum Spring Break check-in age is 21

Travelling with others


  • Children (16 years old and younger) stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding


  • Pets allowed (dogs and cats only) *

  • Specific rooms only *

  • 2 per room (up to 50 lb)


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Free self parking

  • Free nearby parking

  • Free RV/bus/truck parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Free continental breakfast daily
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Barbecue grills
Things to do
  • Outdoor pool
  • Pool sun loungers
  • Fitness facilities
  • Spa tub
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Pool umbrellas
Working away
  • 24-hour business center
  • Conference space
  • Meeting rooms 5
  • Conference space size (feet) - 2500
  • Conference space size (meters) - 225
  • Computer station
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Number of buildings/towers - 3
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Picnic area
  • Accessible bathroom

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board
Sleep well
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • Premium TV channels
  • DVD player
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
  • Free local calls
Food and drink
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave (on request)
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Access via exterior corridors

Sands Inn & Suites, San Luis Obispo’s small print

Also known as

  • Sands Inn
  • Sands Inn San Luis Obispo
  • Sands San Luis Obispo
  • Sands Hotel San Luis Obispo
  • Sands Inn And Suites


The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Pet-friendly rooms can be requested by contacting the property at the number on the booking confirmation.

This property does not have elevators.

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

Optional extras

Rollaway beds are available for USD 10 per stay

Pets are allowed for an extra charge of USD 25.00 per pet, per stay

We have included all charges provided to us by this hotel. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

What’s around Sands Inn & Suites, San Luis Obispo


  • Heart of San Luis Obispo
  • Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa - 19 min walk
  • Fremont Theater - 15 min walk
  • San Luis Obispo Superior Court - 17 min walk
  • Dallidet Adobe and Gardens - 17 min walk
  • San Luis Obispo County Library - 18 min walk
  • San Luis Obispo Little Theatre - 19 min walk
  • French Hospital Medical Center - 19 min walk

Getting around

  • San Luis Obispo, CA (SBP-San Luis Obispo County Regional) - 13 min drive
  • Santa Maria, CA (SMX-Santa Maria Public) - 39 min drive
  • San Luis Obispo Station - 24 min walk
  • Grover Beach Station - 18 min drive
  • Free self parking
  • Free parking nearby
  • Free RV, bus, and truck parking

Recent reviews

Very Good 8.0 From 433 reviews

Sands Inn & Suites, San Luis Obispo
Not great, not bad.
Very convenient location and I love that it’s dog friendly! The breakfast was much better than anticipated with hot items as well as cold. The staff was very friendly. My only concern was with having to deal with a couple bugs. One in the bed and one on the counter area.
elizabeth marie, us1 night trip
Sands Inn & Suites, San Luis Obispo
Very Good8.0
Solid, affordable hotel.
Very accommodating and kind staff. This was a good basic hotel. I forgot to tell the manager that during the night, when the wind picked up, the plastic tarp over the construction materials at the hotel next door woke me up and kept me up for a few hours. This was not this hotels fault, so I’m not including this in my rating. This hotel was just fine, comfortable, and not fancy. A solid, affordable choice with a good location.
A Traveler, us1 night trip
Sands Inn & Suites, San Luis Obispo
Excellent stop for a Cal Poly visit
The Sands offers 10 wall plugs in a covered parking area for EV Charging needs, slow but will get you some range to find faster chargers. Hotel staff was very professional, friendly and helpful. Located walking distance to Cal Poly, less than 1 mile.
Ronald, us1 night trip
Sands Inn & Suites, San Luis Obispo
Great place for a really good price
We were very happy with our stay. We stayed in a suite which was surprisingly spacious! We were traveling with our two sons and dog. We were in town to check out cal poly. It was so close that we walked the 20 min onto campus rather than hassle with parking. Good solid breakfast in the morning and the beds were comfortable. We would definitely stay there again. Helpful front desk help too ( special shout out to Cesar, he was awesome!)
Tammy, us1 night trip
Sands Inn & Suites, San Luis Obispo
Very Good8.0
SLO Trip
I was pleasantly surprised to find the room clean, and the bed and pillows very comfortable. That’s a big pet peeve of mine. So, I was happy about that. The breakfast was really yummy as well.
Myra, us2 night trip

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