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The Sand Castle Inn

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785 Seacoast Drive, Imperial Beach, CA 91932
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The Sand Castle Inn
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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El Cajon, California, United States
1 review
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We stayed (for a few hours), the floor in room 7 was so dirty I had to wash my feet before getting into the bed. Only sat on the side of the tub because the black mold was terrible, and the shower was covered with mold. The pillows were stained yellow, so we got our own pillows out of our... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

We rented Room 11 at the Sand Castle Inn on the night of 28 December 2013. You folks have a great location there in Imperial Beach. However, our experience in the room we rented was far from satisfactory. Here are some of the more serious problems we encountered in our stay. a) The faucet unit in the bathroom shower needs... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

i stayed at sand castle inn last year and was pleased with the price and location, the room was rather small, the bathroom ergonomically wrong but being able to see the ocean from my room was a plus. i have just returned from the same hotel and am unhappy to report that the quality has gone down quite a bit,... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

Waking up and going to bed with the sound of the Ocean waves was amazing!! Also amazing is this location is kid friendly a must for me having 4 kids. Our room was in the back (118) the kids were able to play and run round around safely. This is truly like living an a apartment complex and that’s a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

Being across from the park and the beach was the best part. The pizza parlor next door is very delicious! It's quiet at night which made it very relaxing. We felt extremely comfortable and the rooms were perfect. The staff was always friendly. Price of the stay was perfect. I will definitely always stay here when I come to visit!

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San Diego, California
1 review
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2013

Do not be fooled by photos. Everything about this place was wrong. The pails had garbage, no toilet paper, no hangars, no soap, lights in bathroom didnt work, TV didnt work, the window couldnt close, FILTHY DIRTY DISGUSTING, when I told the old man at the front desk we were leaving he replied "Si, Entiento" I understand. Very sad that... More 

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Kamloops, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013

We were very disappointed with the quality of this motel. We have no idea how previous reviews were so positive. Initially, our family of four had booked a one bedroom apartment. When we arrived, we found it to be extremely dirty and run down. A layer of dust covered everything we saw. The vents were so dirty, we were afraid... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

Really, the only reason this hotel is getting a 2 rating is because the location is excellent. So, if you're planning on spending very little time in the hotel room, and most of your time out and about, it might be a perfectly fine place to stay. Overpriced for what you get, but convenient to just about anything you might... More 

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Port Moody, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2013

one of the best hotels i have ever stayed in. i couldnt find this earlier or else i would have posted it long time back. whether its the staff welcoming you at the gate or wishing you good bye.. they are all very nice and courteous. and the rooms are really well arranged. quite value for money. when travelling on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013 via mobile

2nd time here. No complaints this place is where you want to stay. Its near a great taco spot as well. Dont be shy to ask the front desk for any questions of the area...they can also act as a concierge =]

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Address: 785 Seacoast Drive, Imperial Beach, CA 91932
Location: United States > California > Imperial Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 18
Also Known As:
The Sand Castle Hotel Imperial Beach
The Sand Castle Motel

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