The Sands Hotel

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Standard Room, 2 Bedrooms, Non Smoking, Ocean View | Egyptian cotton sheets, down comforters, individually decorated
Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking, Ocean View | View from room
Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking, Ocean View | View from room
Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed, Non Smoking, Ocean View | Private kitchen | Full-size fridge, stovetop, dishwasher, coffee/tea maker

Overview of The Sands Hotel

The Sands Hotel

3.5 star property

4.1/5 Very Good

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Pet friendly
  • Free airport shuttle
  • Air conditioning
  • Restaurant
Queens Highway, Cockburn Town, San Salvador

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationBonefish Bay Beach16 min walk
  • AirportCockburn Town (ZSA-San Salvador Intl.)2 min drive
  • Popular LocationEast Beach27 min drive
  • Popular LocationSnow Bay Beach31 min drive

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About this area

Cockburn Town

The Sands Hotel is located in Cockburn Town. Watling's Castle and Dixon Hill Lighthouse are local landmarks, and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Bonefish Bay Beach and French Bay.

What's nearby

  • Bonefish Bay Beach - 16 min walk
  • Dixon Hill Lighthouse - 19 min drive
  • Watling's Castle - 25 min drive
  • East Beach - 27 min drive
  • Snow Bay Beach - 31 min drive

Getting around

  • Cockburn Town (ZSA-San Salvador Intl.) - 2 min drive


  • Cafeteria - 15 min drive

About this property

The Sands Hotel

3.5-star hotel
You can look forward to a free roundtrip airport shuttle, a free daily manager's reception, and a terrace at The Sands Hotel. With beach massages, this hotel is the perfect place to soak up some sun. Treat yourself to a Swedish massage or other spa services. In addition to a garden and laundry facilities, guests can connect to free in-room WiFi.
Other perks at this hotel include:
  • Free self parking
  • Smoke-free premises, coffee/tea in the lobby, and a 24-hour front desk
  • Meeting rooms, luggage storage, and barbecue grills
Room features
All guestrooms at The Sands Hotel include thoughtful touches such as air conditioning and separate sitting areas, as well as amenities like free WiFi and separate dining areas.
More conveniences in all rooms include:
  • Egyptian cotton sheets and down comforters
  • Showers and free toiletries
  • 19-inch LCD TVs with premium channels
  • Separate sitting areas, separate dining areas, and kitchens


Dutch, English, French, German

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Free self parking on site
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking available
  • Free 24-hour roundtrip airport shuttle

Food and drink

  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 bar
  • Free daily reception
  • Coffee/tea in common area(s)

Family friendly

  • Full-sized refrigerator
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry facilities
  • Separate dining area
  • Snack bar/deli

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage

Business services

  • Meeting rooms


  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace


  • Massage - deep-tissue
  • Massage - on the beach
  • Massage - Swedish


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • This property does not have elevators
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning
  • Bed sheets
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Ceiling fan
  • Down comforter
  • Egyptian cotton sheets


  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer (on request)
  • Shower
  • Towels


  • 19-inch LCD TV
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Dining room
  • Dishwasher
  • Free bottled water
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Stovetop


  • In-room massage
  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Separate sitting area

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Check-in from 1 PM - midnight
Early check-in subject to availability
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 11 AM
Late check-out subject to availability

Special check-in instructions

This property offers transfers from the airport; guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation
If you are planning to arrive after 5 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets allowed for an extra charge of USD 100 per pet, per week, plus a deposit of USD 100.0 per stay
Service animals are welcome, and are exempt from fees
Welcoming dogs only
Up to 40 lbs
Food and water bowls are available

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 75.0 per day

Property payment types

Important information


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Deposit: USD 256.2 per stay

We have included all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

  • Pet deposit: USD 100.0 per stay
  • Pet fee: USD 100 per pet, per week
  • Service animals are exempt from fees
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 75.0 per day

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted
Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

We should mention

This property does not have elevators
Reservations are required for massage services; reservations can be made by contacting the property prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms

Property is also known as

Sands Hotel Cockburn Town
Sands Cockburn Town
The Sands Hotel Hotel
The Sands Hotel Cockburn Town
The Sands Hotel Hotel Cockburn Town

Frequently asked questions

Is The Sands Hotel pet-friendly?

Yes, this hotel allows dogs with a maximum weight of up to 40 lbs per pet. There's a deposit of USD 100.0 per stay and a fee of USD 100 per pet, per week. Service animals are exempt from fees.

How much does it cost to stay at The Sands Hotel?

As of Sep 25, 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at The Sands Hotel on Sep 26, 2022 start from $155.0, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.

How much is parking at The Sands Hotel?

Self parking is free at this property.

What time is check-in at The Sands Hotel?

Check-in is from 1 PM - midnight. Late check-in is available during limited hours.

What time is check-out at The Sands Hotel?

Check-out is at 11 AM.

Does The Sands Hotel provide a shuttle to the airport?

Yes, there's a free airport shuttle.

Where is The Sands Hotel located?

Situated in Cockburn Town, this beach hotel is 0.8 mi (1.3 km) from Bonefish Bay Beach and within 9 mi (15 km) of French Bay and Watling's Castle. French Bay Beach and Dixon Hill Lighthouse are also within 12 mi (20 km).

Overall score and ratings


Very Good

Rating 5 - Excellent. 5 out of 9 reviews
5 - Excellent 56%
Rating 4 - Good. 1 out of 9 reviews
4 - Good 11%
Rating 3 - Okay. 2 out of 9 reviews
3 - Okay 22%
Rating 2 - Poor. 1 out of 9 reviews
2 - Poor 11%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 9 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



5/5 Excellent

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
All staff were friendly and welcoming. The upgrade was very much appreciated
Stayed 3 nights in Jul 2022

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The owner managers treat you as family.
Stayed 3 nights in Dec 2021

5/5 Excellent

Verified traveler
Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The Sands more than met our expectations for a relaxing and romantic getaway. The hosts Jai and Alexis went above and beyond to arrange transportation for us, answer our questions and guide us. The accommodations were stunning, comfortable, and immaculate, with a perfect view of the ocean. Located on a private, pristine beach, steps from our room - great for both swimming and snorkeling. The rest of the staff were friendly, helpful and flexible - the dining staff especially made an extra effort to provide us with special meals that were absolutely delicious! They are currently renovating their pool and hot tub area, which looks gorgeous and we can’t wait to come back to enjoy it. The people of San Salvador are welcoming and kind and we left feeling like we were saying goodbye to good friends and family. Highly, highly recommend to anyone looking for some quiet time in paradise!
Stayed 4 nights in Aug 2021

3/5 Okay

Kenderick, Freeport, Bahamas
The property has a fantastic beach to the west of it and is less than a mile from the airport
Stayed 2 nights in Jan 2020

5/5 Excellent

Verified traveler
Liked: Staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The hospitality is great. They even offered a tour of the island. Very much appreciated!!!
Stayed 1 night in Jan 2020

5/5 Excellent

Verified traveler
Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
This place has everything going for it! The room was comfortable and plenty roomy. It overlooked the beach and had a large porch with loungers. The AC and hot water worked great. Likely the best part was the staff! The most extremely accommodating and friendly I have ever met. I will be back in no time.
Stayed 3 nights in Nov 2019

3/5 Okay

Liked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Disliked: Staff & service
Stayed 3 nights in Apr 2019

4/5 Good

Verified traveler
Business traveler
Liked: Cleanliness
Quiet weekend getaway. Scenic view of the ocean that Columbus saw
Stayed 1 night in Apr 2019

2/5 Poor

Verified traveler
Traveled with partner
Disliked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Cet hôtel est étonnant. En fait, il y a eu un changement de propriétaires, donc oubliez toutes les photos et commentaires précédents. Tous les services sont inexistants: pas de restaurant, ménage assuré tous les trois ou quatre jours, pas de bar, réception presque toujours fermée. Ce n'est plus un hôtel mais une sorte de "pension". En tout cas, très loin d'un 4 étoiles. Les chambres ont été belles, mais se dégradent. La clim fait un bruit d'enfer (modèle des années 70, monobloc, percé à travers une fenêtre) et est inutilisable la nuit. Manque de chance, le ventilateur au-dessus du lit fait lui aussi du bruit et montre des signes de faiblesse... Dangereux, à priori... L'internet dans les chalmbres? Non, sur le balcon, en se penchant bien, pour piquer une réception faiblarde de deux chambres plus loin... Bref, un rapport qualité prix désastreux, malgré le très peu nombreux personnel sympathique et qui découvre le travail en hôtellerie. Dernier point: voiture de location indispensable car il n'y a rien à manger à l'hôtel, l'épicerie la plus proche se trouve à 1;5 Km. On a aussi trouvé un site où il était mentionné la présence d'un night club, de repas à thèmes, etc... Amusant. Il n'y a absolument rien de tout cela. Nous avons été pendant les dix jours de notre séjour souvent les seuls clients. On peut le comprendre.
Stayed 11 nights in Mar 2019