About Sands Inn & Suites
The pet-friendly Sands Inn & Suites hotel is centrally located along the highway and within walking distance of downtown San Luis Obispo.
The non-smoking rooms feature air-conditioning, free high-speed Wi-Fi, a flat-screen TV with cable programming, pillow-top mattresses, a small fridge, a microwave, a coffee maker, a desk, an ironing and ironing board, a DVD player and an iHome radio.
The hotel boasts a free DVD rental library, a heated pool, a hot tub, a gym, daily housekeeping, a 24-hour business center, and guest laundry.
Guests may enjoy a complimentary continental breakfast, and some of the restaurants near the property include Pappy McGregor’s Pub & Grill, Pepe Delgado’s Mexican Restaurant and Franks Famous Hot Dogs.
The Sands Inn & Suites is less than one mile from the Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa, the County Library and Fremont Theater, and the airport is a ten-minute drive away.
Good value for your money.
The rooms were reported to be clean and are equipped with helpful items like a coffee maker, a small fridge and a closet. Guests also liked having the heated pool and the hot tub available to relax in, and those bringing their furry family members along were delighted to receive special doggie baskets.
Central San Luis Obispo location
Guests appreciated the fact that they were close to public transportation, shopping and dining opportunities. They noted that you can easily walk downtown, which is a mile away, and that the vicinity to the highway makes travel throughout the area a breeze.
Guests appreciated the front-desk staff's efficiency during the check-in process and their friendly and helpful demeanor.
Rooms starting to show their age
As some guests pointed out, the rooms could use some attention, as there is insufficient lighting and the décor is old-fashioned. However, while the furniture may be a bit worn, most guests did still find it acceptable. The one area that received the most attention was the bathrooms with low water pressure and grout in need of replacement being the main concerns.
Breakfast hit or miss
The complimentary breakfast was noted by some guests to include runny eggs and not enough of a selection.
Can be a bit noisy at times
A few guests noted that the air-conditioning units were quite loud at times, which was mostly a problem at night though. Others recommended not getting rooms on the ground floor, since the foot traffic, upstairs guests' activities and the cleaning crew's movements added to the noise level.