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Reviewed 31 May 2015 via mobile

The place is definitely not well kept. Shower is dirty, low on towels and toilet paper, and the mattress felt a bit hollow not to mention the blanket had a tear. This is the type of place I recommend for a one night stop. Do not plan a week there to go site seeing despite the price.

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Thank Genesis R
Laurys Station, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 26 April 2015 via mobile

i will never stay here. There was hair in the shower when we checked in. There was poop on the wall!!! When we called to complain the employee told me " Well I have a clean place to stay tonight" Insisted on my money back left after being there 30 minutes and went down the street to Motel6!!!!

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Reviewed 6 January 2015 via mobile

I expected a little more for the price. Couldn't even stay the whole night. Had to call a friend to ask if I could stay at her house. Towels were old, thin, and we're stained. Comforter was dirty and had burn holes. Carpet was filth. Room smelled of something I cant even describe. Kids running up and down the walkway... More 

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2 Thank DeeAnn V
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Reviewed 1 November 2014 via mobile

These rooms are dirty. And office worker was has horrible customer service. Complained about the room just after check-in and he would not give refund. Sitting in the parking lot and I see prostitution, drug attics and other horrible traffic. I will be contacting the better business bureau. This dump needs to be closed down. It's horrible and not cheap... More 

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3 Thank Fancy0814
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Reviewed 19 August 2014

I made a reservation at this hotel through expedia.. i booked it online for $49.55. When i arrived to the location i spoke to clerk telling him i had made a reservation through expedia. he got my information when he gave me the receipt to sign it i noticed it said $65.40. I then asked him why was i charged... More 

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2 Thank Marthagarci
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 23 June 2014

I was driving through Riverside, felt tired and needed somewhere to sleep. Google Places returned Sands as the nearest motel to my global position. The night attendant wasn't enthusiastic on my arrival, but hey, I had probably just woken him up. The price was reasonable and I even managed to secure a bit of a discount and my request for... More 

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Thank alt_de_lette
Boise, Idaho
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Reviewed 30 April 2014

Room smelled bad. Lobby smelled bad. Shower didn't work properly. Only cold, stale coffee in the morning. Acted like they didn't know about our third child (which we'd indicated ahead of time on the Travelocity reservation). There were some additional unexpected fees, and when we tried to discuss this with the front desk, there was a significant language barrier, the... More 

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4 Thank 392KKL
Bakersfield, California
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Reviewed 3 April 2014 via mobile

And for good measures, I also needed to state that two days after leaving that hell hole my face and neck begun to itch and swell very badly. The third day I had to be rushed to the doctor because I was almost unrecognizable due to severe swelling from being eaten up by bed bugs. They only attacked where I... More 

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4 Thank diamondndaruff81
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Reviewed 16 March 2014

The worst motel I have ever stayed in over night in 40 yesrs.The smell of the room is horrendous. Sprayed it down with perfume and it still was funky, and this was supposed to be a non-smoking room. I'd rather smell the smoke. My daughter suggested we sleep in our car after finding what looked like a big oversized flea.... More 

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Reviewed 23 March 2013

I travel on the cheap all over the country and I've never wanted to punch a front desk attendant in the face more than I did 5 minutes ago. Um 11 percent tax? Um unknown, unadvertised $8.50 fee that they do not acknowledge until after card is run? convenient they do advertise a strict no refund policy. I'm typically quite... More 

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Pool
Room types
  • Family Rooms
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Sands motel is conveniently located directly across from Kaiser Permanente Hospital. This hotel is close to area attractions including the Castle Amusement Park, California Citrus State Historical Park, La Siera University, The California Speedway, Tyler Mall and the University of Riverside. The Ontario International Airport is 20 miles away. The hotel is also close to a variety of restaurants and ATM locations. There is also a roller rink and ice-skating rink within walking distance. Riverside Golf Course is five miles from the hotel.Guests of this hotel will enjoy many full-service amenities including free coffee, outdoor seasonal pool and sun deck. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Sands Motel

Address: 10625 Magnolia Ave, Riverside, CA 92505
Region: United States > California > Riverside
Price Range: €67 - €76 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Sands Motel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 47
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“Didn't stay long enough to give the place the once over. But if you are driving thru and don't want to pay thru your nose, this is a standard low cost US motel.”
 of 5 bubbles alt_de_lette, 23 Jun 2014 | Read review
“pick another motel there are better for same price just down the street”
 of 5 bubbles RonaldJ314, 28 Apr 2012 | Read review
“Do not stay here”
 of 5 bubbles JennK865, 14 Nov 2011 | Read review
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