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Sandcastle Inn

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100 Stimson Ave, Pismo Beach, CA 93449
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed for one night on our journey from San Francisco to LA. The website gives the impression of a hotel that is individually owned with a personal touch, but this is not the case. I felt this was an overpriced stay. Location: Adjacent to the beach, but no access door from the hotel. No easily accessible shower to wash... More 

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

Thanks so much for being our guests while travelling from San Francisco to LA. I'm very happy that you enjoyed our efficient check in and check out process. I wanted to let you know that we do have an outdoor sand shower in our parking lot area that is always available for our guests use after enjoying the beach. Thanks... More 

Atlanta, GA
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27 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The people at the front desk are super nice and helpful. Room is fresh and clean; great to have a patio with view of a beautiful beach. Breakfast is standard fare - waffles, bagels, yogurts, oatmeal, cereals - plenty of seating and nice bright room. Easy walk to the pier and to pismo beach stores and restaurants.

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

Thanks so much for choosing to stay with us. I'm very pleased that you enjoyed our great location and the great service by our super nice and helpful front desk staff. We can't wait to see you and your family again. Sincerely, Roger Wightman General Manager More 

Los Angeles, California, United States
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22 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Not really an "inn," Sandcastle is a motel, and a rather pleasant one. Rooms are clean and have everything you need: comfortable beds, desk, easy chair and serviceable clean bathroom. The property is well-maintained and staff friendly and helpful. Its best feature: it sits directly on Pismo Beach. So, if you're going for sand and sea, this place will suit.... More 

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

Thanks so much for being our guest. I'm really happy that you enjoyed your stay with us at our ocean front hotel, right on Pismo State Beach. I'm glad that you enjoyed our breakfast as well. Thanks again. Sincerely, Roger Wightman General Manager More 

McLean, Virginia
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17 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

great location. beautiful sunset from the ocean front room. close to pier. good size room. clean. decent breakfast. 3rd floor ocean front room recommended. free parking and wifi. we stayed here to visit wineries.

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

Thanks so much for being our guests and for your very thorough review of our hotel. I'm really glad you had the opportunity to enjoy some of our great local wineries while staying with us as well. We'll see you on your next trip to Pismo. Thanks again. Roger Wightman General Manager More 

Perth, Australia
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69 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stayed here for two nights on our way from San Fran to LA. Wish we could have stayed for longer! We all fell completely in love with Pismo Beach! This hotel is in the best location, boardwalk out the front, town center opposite and The Best Chowder at SPLASH CAFE!!! Hotel room was clean and huge, with the most... More 

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

Thanks so much Nicole for choosing to stay with us while visiting the states. We are pleased that you fully enjoyed your stay with us at our beautiful hotel and completely fell in love with Pismo Beach (we love it too!). Cheers, Roger Wightman General Manager More 

Bakersfield, California
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3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

when I made reservations I said a side view of the beach was ok but we got there the full view was a ugly looking house out of the hippie years. I ask after one night to change rooms which they did, full view of the beach. It took them three hours to change so that we could bet into... More 

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

We appreciate having you as our guest for your very special 50th Anniversary. I'm very happy that my staff was able to honor your room upgrade request to a full ocean front room. We do provide a card and box of local hand made chocolates for our guests celebrating their special occasion with us and I m truly sorry this... More 

Wellington, New Zealand
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40 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed overnight and this hotel. A bit dated but clean - which is all I ask when travelling. Staff at desk very helpful and polite. Elevator a little slow to various floors. Nice breakfast in the morning and free carparking. Right on the beach and close to shops and pier.

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

Thanks for being our guest. I'm glad you could join us overnight, and that you enjoyed your stay overall. My helpful and polite staff and I would love to see you again soon. Sincerely, Roger Wightman General Manager More 

common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

From the moment we pulled into the parking lot, I knew this was going to be a fantastic place to stay. Literally steps to the beach and walking distance to popular shops and restaurants. We had an ocean view room and enjoyed sitting out on the balcony watching the sunset or whales while sipping local wines that we purchased at... More 

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

Thanks so much Monica for your very thorough review of our hotel. I'm really happy that you really enjoyed your stay with us. I am glad as well that you had the opportunity to watch the ocean come alive while sitting on your balcony enjoying our local wine. We can't wait to see you again soon. Warm regards, Roger Wightman... More 

Fresno, California
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The staff was great and friendly! No stuckup suits here!!! :) The continental breakfast was plenty and the beach was right in our face. Wish the jacuzzi was a bit bigger but the view made up for it. You will love the third floor sky lounge!!!!! The stars are amazing!

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

I'm very happy that we had the opportunity to serve you. I appreciate your kind words regarding my great and friendly staff as well. I am really happy that you were able to enjoy our outdoor third floor observation deck; it truly a treat isn't it? We look forward to your return again soon. Sincerely, Roger Wightman General Manager More 

Visalia, California
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are two hotels that I prefer to stay at when in Pismo and this is one of them. The staff is friendly, the management has been consistent, helpful and responsive to suggestions. The view from any room is awesome. This is one of the few nice properties that I feel is safe and appropriate for families with children or... More 

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

Thanks so much Kathy for your review of our hotel. We appreciate you as our regular guest and are very pleased that you fully enjoy your stay every time you join us. My friendly staff and I can't wait to see you again soon. Warm regards, Roger Wightman General Manager More 

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