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Sands Inn & Suites

Sands Inn And Suites welcomes two pets up to 50 lbs for an additional fee of $25 per pet, per stay, and two pets over 50 lbs for $75 per pet, per stay. Guests with pets are assigned to rooms on the ground floor. Both dogs and cats are permitted, and well-behaved pets may be left in rooms unattended. There is a designated relief area with waste station on the property.
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Room Types
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    • 1 king bed
    • Up to 2 people
    • Pet fee additional
    • 1 queen bed
    • Up to 2 people
    • Pet fee additional
    • 2 queen beds
    • Up to 4 people
    • Pet fee additional
    • 1 queen bed
    • Up to 2 people
    • Pet fee additional
    • 1 king bed
    • Up to 2 people
    • Pet fee additional
    • 2 queen beds
    • Up to 4 people
    • Pet fee additional
    • 1 double sofa bed and 2 queen beds
    • Up to 5 people
    • Pet fee additional
    • 2 queen beds
    • Up to 4 people
    • Pet fee additional
    • 1 king bed
    • Up to 2 people
    • Pet fee additional
    • 1 double sofa bed and 1 king bed
    • Up to 4 people
    • Pet fee additional
    • 1 king bed and 1 double sofa bed
    • Up to 4 people
    • Pet fee additional
OUR GUARANTEE: Book a room now! Our canine concierge will make sure you’re assigned a pet-friendly room, so there aren’t any surprises at check-in.


Welcome to the Sands Suites and Motel a San Luis Obispo motel located within one mile of Cal Poly Technical University. Enjoy the best of small town charm surrounded by the natural beauty of the Central Coast. The Sands Suites and Motel is located in the heart of the city minutes from area attractions like Avila Beach Morro Bay and Pismo Beach. The San Luis Obispo County Regional Airport is seven miles from the hotel. The historic Hearst Castle is 45 minutes away. There are also many famous wineries nearby. The historic downtown area features the Mission San Luis Obispo unique shops restaurants government center movie theaters and night clubs. Take the trolley on Thursdays to our weekly regionally famous Farmers Market. You will find an extensive selection of fresh produce BBQ and live music.Guests of the Sands Suites and Motel are invited to enjoy the many amenities including free expanded continental breakfast free VHS and DVD rentals at front desk with VHS and DVD player in every room heated outdoor pool and Jacuzzi gas barbecue by pool is also available for guest use. Business travelers will appreciate the modern conveniences like free high-speed wireless Internet access in all rooms and access to fax and copy services. There are meeting rooms available to accommodate most event and business functions.In addition to standard amenities all rooms have refrigerator most have microwave full size iron and ironing boards coffee makers and hairdryers. Handicap accessible rooms are also available.

Health & Safety

Safe Stay: Sands Inn & Suites has enhanced cleaning and safety measures in place. Rooms are disinfected between each stay. Social distancing measures are in place, and cashless payment is available. Hotel staff are required to wear masks.


  • Pet Friendly
  • Fitness Center
  • Internet Available
  • Free WiFi
  • Business Center
  • Air Conditioning
  • Television
  • Breakfast Available
  • Free Breakfast
  • Parking Available
  • Free Parking
  • RV / Trailer Parking
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Exterior Rooms
  • Laundry Room
  • Non-Smoking Property
  • Outdoor Grills
  • Picnic Tables


BringFido Guest Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

Sands Inn & Suites has received a rating of 3.2 out of 5 bones by 14 canine critics on BringFido and 3.5 out of 5 by 374 guests on TripAdvisor.

  • Anya
    Nov. 9, 2022
    Wonderful Hotel and Very Clean

    I will definitely be staying at the Sand Inn & Suites in San Luis Obispo again. The rooms were really clean, better than I expected, the staff was really friendly, and the location is perfect to the college and downtown SLO.

  • Lydia
    Dec. 5, 2021
    Run down and overpriced

    I could feel the bed springs and had a miserable night. The bathroom heater doesn’t work. Magnifying mirror is 6 ft up the wall. There was gunk on the light switch. I’ve stayed in worse places but not for $200 a night. $145 with taxes brought us to $200 and we just wished we had gone with Motel 6 at $65. I hate to leave a bad review when the travel industry has suffered, but we shouldn’t have to sacrifice quality to bring our pups with us.

  • Justin
    Oct. 12, 2020
    Somewhat disappointing

    Wish I could be more positive - but the room was neglected - missing lightbulbs - damaged furniture - saggy mattress. Definitely very clean - not a great value.

  • Brian
    Jan. 20, 2020
    Avoid this place

    The walls are truly paper thin. If it isn’t the people above you stomping around, it’s being able to hear every word of a conversation in the room next to you. Or, it’s a car door slamming outside the room, or the door in the room next to you being shut with a loud boom. I’ve stayed in hundreds of hotels and have never had a more restless night of sleep being constantly woken up. I needed to find a power outlet and looked behind the bed. That was a mistake. There was a plastic spoon, hundreds of crumbs and dirt. It hadn’t been cleaned in a long time. I was afraid to look under the bed. The water was literally trickling out of the shower head. It was almost comical seeing the water dribble out, except for the fact we couldn’t take a shower during our stay. The hotel uses a bot to text you how things are going and we addressed this the first day but absolutely nothing was done. I will never stay here again.

  • Jess
    Dec. 4, 2019
    Perfect space for the night with a pup!

    Great value and pretty clean for a dog friendly hotel! Relief area was more than enough for my 2-yr old pup as well. Would stay here again!

  • Lizabeth
    Oct. 7, 2019

    We've stayed at this establishment several times now and always had a good experience. We are giving it a 2 because the staff have always been nice, helpful and pleasant. They provide continental breakfast included with your room and bake fresh cookies daily and for the money the rooms are fairly good sized. They are accepting of pets, the pet fee is very reasonable and they don't have a size limitation. The hotel itself has become a bit run down. The rooms seem clean, but our sink wouldn't drain and although we requested maintenance, it didn't drain properly for the extent of our stay which indicates it was never got repaired. The A/C was loud and smelled of mildew. There was a rag stuffed in a hole in the wall under the desk. The bathroom window didn't open and close properly. The front window screen was damaged as if someone had tried to break in and the door handle fell off. Needless to say, it was a bit of a disappointment.

  • David b
    Feb. 22, 2019
    Good Stay

    Nice room, good breakfast, breakfast patio, nice staff, close to everything
    Noisy- lots of people & movement

  • Marcus
    Sep. 29, 2018
    First Doggy Trip with our girl

    We were so stressed to go on our first trip with our little maltipoo of a girl. We searched for months trying to zero it down to a place with good reviews. This place did and it worked out for us great. The hotel and check-in was nice. We chose a suite so we could have a large room for her to roam around. The place was very clean and the bedding was great. My knocks: 1) the bathroom was small and the shower pressure was weak and 2) paper-thin walls. We could hear the people talking and snoring next door. We were lucky we had a end room, so only neighbors on one side. It helped because our girl is bark-happy. She barked a fair share until the neighbors settled down around 11 PM. The continental breakfast was good. SLO is a great destination anyway. We'll definitely do it again, now that we're not newbies anymore.

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