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“Best location in Pismo Beach” 5 of 5 stars
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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
henderson
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Best location in Pismo Beach”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2012

We stayed here on President weekend. The ocean views from view suite were really beautiful. The great access to beach and downtown is also value of this hotel. We want to come back here this summer!

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2012

Good, comfortable hotel on the beach. Strange disparity with the relative expense of this hotel (and one other one), and the downmarket town in which it is situated. The location is excellent, as it is on the beach and in town at the same time. Comfortable room, friendly staff, good breakfast.
I would stay again.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Sydney
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2012

We spent one night at the Sandcastle Inn on our road trip from San Francisco to Los Angeles. As we didn't know how far we would travel on that particular day, we did not book ahead and were given an excellent walk-in rate for an ocean view room with two queen size beds. We had a great view of the beach and the pier, the room was spacious, the bed extremely comfortable and the water pressure in the bathroom all that it should be. The balcony was great; I love hearing the sound of surf breaking at night! The breakfast room is cosy and the offerings more than adequate. Staff were very friendly and accommodating. Overall, this was a great place to stay. I only wish we could have stayed longer.

Room Tip: It's probably worth paying extra to get a room with a view - the hotel is right on the beach aft...
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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Taft, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2012

My wife and I in celebrating our Wedding Anniversary were very, very pleased with the accommodations of the Sandcastle Inn in Pismo Beach. The views from our "side view" room were just as spectacular as the "Oceanfront" rooms. The staff was extremely friendly, helpful, and they got us into our room earlier than the normal check-in time. Room was spotless and quite a comfortable bed. Morning continental breakfast very nice (waffles were great). We will definitely return to Sandcastle Inn in the future, and I would highly recommend the this motel to anyone.

Room Tip: The "side ocean view" is just as nice as the "ocean view" room
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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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El Paso, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2012

We booked a room with 2 queen beds for one night. Our room was on the 2nd floor. The decor was charming! The balcony was perfect to enjoy a glass of wine and a pizza while watching the waves roll in and a magnifect sun set. The front desk staff was very courteous and helpful. The hot continental breakfast was perfect! The location lent it self to walking around the quaint town. We now wish we had planned for additional nights at the Sandcastle! We'll be back!

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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Fresno, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2012

Since our first visit to Sandcastle Inn we haven't been to any other hotel. We truly enjoy the accommodations and the staff is just wonderful, they make you feel special and we really appreciate it! Can't wait to come back. We spent 2 nights, 3 days here and had the most amazing time. See you soon!

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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2012

We really do love this hotel, the view is beautiful and we love the fact that we can conversate with the people on the boardwalk,and the breakfast is awesome! but for the money we just think it could use some updates on the bottom floor oceanfront rooms, especially the patio furniture!! Not very pleasent to sit in and relax. last year we had to take some folding chairs which were more compfy than theirs

Room Tip: get oceanfront, view is well worth it
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  • Stayed April 2011, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Manager423, General Manager at Sandcastle Inn, responded to this review, February 17, 2012
We are extremely happy to share with you that our hotel will be undergoing a renovation beginning the week of February 20th and lasting through March.
We will be upgrading our bedding, carpeting and wall coverings, and completely redoing our lobby and breakfast areas. This is a remodel with a fabulous design that will truly amaze you! We hope that you will join us again to experience everything that our new renovations and our hotel have to offer.
Thank you for continuing to be a valued guest.
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Additional Information about Sandcastle Inn

Address: 100 Stimson Ave, Pismo Beach, CA 93449
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Location: United States > California > San Luis Obispo County > Pismo Beach
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free Parking Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Romantic Hotel in Pismo Beach
#4 Business Hotel in Pismo Beach
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Pismo Beach
#7 Family Hotel in Pismo Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Sandcastle Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 75
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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