Sands Inn & Suites - San Luis Obispo, CA

Stay at Sands Inn & Suites in San Luis Obispo, CA, with Dates into September

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Hotel at a Glance: Sands Inn & Suites

On Sands Inn & Suites' outdoor patio, guests lounge by the heated pool and take in the hotel's Spanish-style tiled roofs, a trait common throughout San Luis Obispo. Here, a hot tub sits beneath a pergola, and oversized umbrellas provide ample shade. This AAA three-diamond property helps guests shake off morning grogginess with a hot breakfast buffet. Stately guest rooms come with colorful bedspreads, high-speed WiFi, DVD players, and free access to a library of videos.

  • Walking distance: The hotel is conveniently located for walks to California Polytechnic University and downtown San Luis Obispo (both less than a mile).
  • Farmers' market: On Thursdays, more than 120 vendors sell their wares at the local market, which features a massive barbecue pit for grilling ribs, chicken, sausages, and calzones
  • Xanadu: In nearby San Simeon, visit Hearst Castle, a private 127-acre, 165-room estate built by William Randolph Hearst featuring Renaissance art, ornate swimming pools, a curated gardens (about a 45-minute drive)
  • Sample vintages at an array of nearby wineries that take advantage of wine country's rich soil

San Luis Obispo, California: Historic City Close to Hiking and the Pacific Coast

Founded in 1772 as a mission community, San Luis Obispo is one of the oldest towns in California. Nicknamed “SLO,” it’s located halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles and has a thriving downtown. Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa is its centerpiece. It was the original mission of the city, and has been completely restored and now houses a museum. Near the mission, you can wander through posh boutique shops and dine at upscale restaurants.

San Luis Obispo is almost perpetually sunny, with more than 300 rain-free days every year. The city is bisected by a string of hills known as the Nine Sisters, and six of these are open for climbing, hiking, and mountain biking. With the Pacific coastline and beaches 10 miles away, many visitors flock to the area to go windsurfing, kayaking, surfing, and kiteboarding. Also nearby is the resort town of Avila Beach, famous for its hot mineral springs.

San Luis Obispo made international headlines in 1990 when it became the first place in the world to ban smoking in all public buildings, including bars and restaurants. This action sparked worldwide antismoking laws, and today, it’s a citable offense to smoke in public at all in SLO. Considering the city’s famously strict health codes, it’s a delightful surprise that Bubble Gum Alley exists here. Locals and visitors have been sticking their chewed gum on Bubble Gum Alley’s walls since about 1960, and in turn, the alley is now a massive, mosaic-like public artwork that's at once beautiful and grotesque.

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What You Get

  • Stay for two in a deluxe king room, deluxe double-queen room, or king suite
  • Up to two kids 17 or younger stay free in a deluxe double-queen room or one kid stays free in a king suite
  • Dates into September

Policies and Fees

  • Reservations: Dates cannot be changed once booked; valid only for night(s) purchased.
  • Cancellation policy: 48-hour cancellation notice required prior to check-in or reservation is non-refundable; reservations made within cancellation window are non-refundable.
  • Rates may vary by date and are subject to availability.

No-shows will be charged total Groupon rate; no refunds, rescheduling, or rebooking allowed. Read the Fine Print for important info on offer details and other restrictions.

Amenities

  • Complimentary breakfast buffet
  • Heated outdoor swimming pool and spa
  • Free high-speed WiFi
  • Walking distance to downtown
  • Fitness center
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The Fine Print

  • Dates cannot be changed once booked; valid only for night(s) purchased
  • 48-hour cancellation notice required prior to check-in or reservation is non-refundable; reservations made within cancellation window are non-refundable
  • No-shows will be charged total Groupon rate
  • Traveler name must match ID at time of check-in
  • No refunds will be processed by Groupon after check-in
  • Must be 18 or older to check in
  • Credit card required at check-in
  • Not valid with reward points.
  • Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Other Details

Room Details

Deluxe King Room

  • One king bed
  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: 2

Deluxe Double-Queen Room

  • Two queen beds
  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: 4
  • Adding occupants above standard: $10 per night for each additional guest 18 or older; up to two kids 17 or younger stay free

King Suite

  • One king bed and one sleeper sofa
  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: 3
  • Adding occupants above standard: $10 per night for each additional guest 18 or older; one kid 17 or younger stays free

Hotel Policies

  • Check in: 3 p.m.
  • Check out: 11 a.m.
  • Parking: free
  • Rollaways: available for an additional $10 per night
  • Smoking policy: no smoking inside the property
  • Pet policy: pets may be added for an additional $25 per pet per stay.
  • Accessibility: handicap-accessible rooms are not available.
  • Room upgrades: not available

Getting There

  • Nearest airport: San Luis Obispo County Regional (SBP; 4 miles)
  • Distance from Los Angeles: 190 miles
  • Cab fare: $15 from SBP

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