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Sands Motel

1215 La Salle
Ottawa, IL 61350
Phone: (815) 434-6440



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Sands Motel has been a landmark for visitors to Ottawa, IL for many years. Today, this locally owned hotel offers customers a clean, quiet room at the best rates in town. If you are coming to Ottawa, IL to visit our local attractions or to work, you will find our rooms have all the basic amenities that you need.

We take great pride in providing you with top level service and promise complete satisfaction when choosing us for all of your lodging needs. Our motel has 46 budget rooms, with air conditioning, cable TVs, microwaves, refrigerators and wi-fi. Our rooms are available for daily, weekly or monthly rental.


By Melinda V. - 07/24/2010

“Much better than I would expect for $45. Extremely clean and very quiet. Within walking distance to downtown shops and restaurants. No complaints!"

sweet motel by A Yahoo! Contributor, 4/6/10

“There is only one word that would explain the Sands, cool!”

Well worth the price, inexpensive By Sweet Old Bob, 9/9/09

“Right along the Illinois-Michigan Canal path, close to downtown, right off Route 6, convenient food places nearby. I've stayed here many times in the past and I'll stay here again in the future. Never a reservation, I hope it doesn't get too popular or crowded.”

By good - 07/15/2009

“Nice and clean room for weekly people. Very good price.”

Good price By A Yahoo! Contributor, 7/9/09

“Nice and clean, low price. Best location in downtown Ottawa IL.”

Sands Motel--Best Motel in downtown. By A Yahoo! Contributor, 7/15/09

“Where to begin... When I first checked in, I wasn't expecting much; however, this was contradicted by the outstanding customer service this business had to offer. Me and my family were treated as guests and felt right at home. The area itself is near major streets; however, this doesn't mean its going to be hard to sleep at night. In fact, it was incredibly quiet and serene. The rooms were clean and smelled great. I would highly recommend staying at this motel because of its low rates and excellent service.”

By Henry C. - 10/21/2008

“Not too bad for what you pay. Rooms are pretty much your basic everyday motel room with satellite t.v. and whatnot. I think there was free HBO. Shower had really good water pressure and hot water which was a plus. They provide soap of course, and shampoo. I guess for the 45 bucks it was a pretty good deal. There is a bike/walking trail right next to the place which is cool. The place is right near the downtown Ottawa area so there are places around to check out, and it is within a blocks walk of a pretty decent steak joint called Woody's where I had the biggest damn 20 oz. prime rib I've ever seen.”

Call to Stay at the Sands

If you would like to make a reservation, please contact us today. We are always available to take your call or to find you an inexpensive room in the heart of downtown Ottawa, IL.