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Sandcastle Inn

2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   100 Stimson Ave, Pismo Beach, CA 93449
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Ranked #4 of 28 hotels in Pismo Beach
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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3 of 5 stars reviewed today
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Bakersfield, CA
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30 reviews 30 reviews
9 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW via mobile

We usually stay up on the cliff but with kids and beach toys it's such a pain to lug everything down all those stairs or drive around and find parking by the pier. So this trip we decided to try the Sandcastle Inn. First off the front desk staff were all incredibly friendly and helpful. They really helped make the... More

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Sydney, Australia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The hotel is well location on the beachfront with most rooms having a view. Unfortunately the hotel didn't live up to my expectations, especially the staff, slow lifts and 'rules'. The room was clean and comfortable in size, however I really didn't feel like I could relax. Wifi, parking and breakfast are included, although we skipped the breakdfast part and... More

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Fort McMurray, Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed here for one night, rooms were a good size. we found it deceiving from the outside. Had an ocean front room. There was free parking and wifi which was always nice. We normally stayed at the hilton and are so sick of paying for wifi and parking. The front desk girl that was there was very nice and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

You simply won't find better accomodations anywhere near Pismo Beach! Hotel sits ON the beach. We checked nearby mom n pop places and they didn't even compare! Yet price was basically the same. Purchase a bottle of wine at the front desk and keep the etched glasses as souvenirs. Nice balconies, in-room Keyring gourmet coffee service with selection of coffees,... More

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Bakersfield, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Not only is the location fantastic, but the staff and accommodations make this place one of our top picks for the central coast. I planned this trip for my wife's birthday and asked for two ocean front rooms next to each other. I was told it was impossible to guarantee but they would try. We were very pleased that they... More

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Kilwinning, Scotland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Started off in San Fran and picked this hotel to stop over at on the way to LA. So glad we booked this hotel and contemplated staying another night ( wish we had )! Had a great view over the pier and the prom. Great relaxing on the balcony with a Bud listening to the waves and watching the surfers... More

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Manager423, General Manager at Sandcastle Inn, responded to this review

I'm so glad you found us at the halfway point off the 101 freeway between San Fran and LA. It is pretty incredible to watch all of the beach front activity, especially the surfers from your balcony, isn't it? Come and join us again and stay a bit longer next time. Thanks again. Cheers, Roger Wightman General Manager More

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4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

when we arrived there were no rooms ready but we did arrive before check in. the lady at the desk asked for a contact number so we can be notified as soon as a room became available. we paid for ocean view and we sort of got ocean view...more like parking lot view but it did not ruin our trip.... More

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Manager423, General Manager at Sandcastle Inn, responded to this review

I'm very happy that you and your family truly enjoyed your stay with us, especially our cozy and clean rooms, and great location with very easy access to the beach. When you plan on being in town again, be sure to inquire about our "length of stay" promotions so you can truly relax and enjoy your trip even more. Sincerely,... More

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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I stayed for one night in June 2014. It was our special treat stay after travelling round Cali for 14 days in various motels. It was a lovely treat with an amazingly cosy bed and Philosophy bath goodies!! We booked an ocean view and we were not disappointed. Our room was at the end block on floor... More

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Manager423, General Manager at Sandcastle Inn, responded to this review

I'm so glad that you found us during your 14 day Cali trip. We are quite proud of our Philosophy bath products and our deluxe continental breakfast ,and we are glad that you felt the same. Yes, by all means, we would love to have you as our guests again should you come to this side of the pond again.... More

Fresno, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Staff is very friendly and knowledgeable they called at 4 pm to let us know they had hot cookies. We had a room on the first floor with an ocean view and the hotel has been updated with new bedding and carpeting. Very nice, clean and comfortable and we have used this hotel for over 20 years. We started staying... More

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Manager423, General Manager at Sandcastle Inn, responded to this review

Thanks so much for being a very loyal guest and for providing a very thorough review of your favorite hotel in Pismo Beach. When you're with us next time, be sure to try one of our local wines, craft beers or specialty snack foods, or your very own root beer float made with Cal Poly University ice cream. Thanks again.... More

Suisun City, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I've stayed in hotels and motels all across the country and the Sandcastle Inn is my favorite. I start to smile when I make my yearly reservation and I don't stop smiling until my husband pulls me out, kicking, screaming, and holding on to the furniture as I'm forced to go back to real life. I have mobility problems and... More

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Manager423, General Manager at Sandcastle Inn, responded to this review

I am so happy that the Sandcastle Inn is your favorite hotel in the country. I did want to let you know as well that we do offer local wine, microbrewed beer (along with fresh root beer) and tasty specialty snack items to calm your hunger pains while you sit and relax in your room or on our ocean facing... More

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Address: 100 Stimson Ave, Pismo Beach, CA 93449
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Location: United States > California > Pismo Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Sandcastle Inn 2.5*
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Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Wheelchair access
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#2 Romantic Hotel in Pismo Beach #4 On the Beach Hotel in Pismo Beach #4 Business Hotel in Pismo Beach #7 Family Hotel in Pismo Beach
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There’s so much to see in Pismo Beach and it begins with our property, featuring an upper deck with lounge chairs and a fireplace and some of the best views in the city. ... more   less 
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