Sands Motel Riverside is a 47-room hotel conveniently close to the Castle Amusement Park and features an outdoor swimming pool.
All rooms have air conditioning and a private bathroom. Each room also has an LCD TV with cable channels as well as refrigerators and microwaves.
Sands Motel Riverside offers free Wi-Fi access in all areas and free parking is also possible onsite. The property also has a sun terrace, fax/photocopying machines and a 24-hour front desk.
Breakfast is served daily and vending machines are available as well as room service. The hotel is near several restaurants and cafes.
The motel is minutes away from the Galleria at Tyler, Riverside Golf Course, Tyler Mall and the California Citrus State Historical Park. Also close by are the La Sierra University and the University of Riverside. Other points of interest include a nearby ice-skating and roller rink as well as horseback riding facilities.
Several guests appreciate that the hotel is conveniently located close to nearby points of interest allowing them to rest and freshen up before heading out and do their business. Others like that the hotel is close to the freeway and several shopping establishments.
Friendly and helpful staff
Guests appreciate that the staff is friendly and makes sure that they are comfortable with accommodations. Others say the front desk is very helpful when answering queries from guests and can provide an upgrade, if available.
Some guests find the food the cafe serves to be very tasty and comes in sufficient serving sizes. Others appreciate the nearby mall where there are also restaurants and cafes that add to the dining variety.
Rooms in need of repair
Guests comment that the rooms are in need of repair with bathroom fixtures that require urgent attention and door locks that don't always work. Others find the room furnishings to be shabby and dated and needs to be refurbished.
Hotel can be noisy at times
A handful of guests comment that the hotel's vicinity to several attractions increases the roadside traffic whose noise permeates the room even with the windows closed. Others say the air conditioning units can be noisy even if it's at the minimal setting.
Internet connection can be slow
A few guests note that the Internet connection can be slow and can sometimes disconnect on its own. Others comment that the Wi-Fi signal is better around the front desk and suggest staying near the area if requiring stronger service.