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“Great location, but a little over priced” 4 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 #7 of 28 hotels in Pismo Beach
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“Great location, but a little over priced”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2013

Stayed three nights, clean, friendly hotel, perfect location to everything in Pismo, right on the beach, great view of the ocean. I recommend renting bicycles to easily get around the town. Hot tub was very small.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • 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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Salinas,CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2013

Spent 3 nights at the Sandcastle this past weekend, it was very enjoyable! On the beach, 1 block from the famous Splash cafe, very reasonably priced. The room was clean, the bed was comfortable, great pillows, great staff! We are all ready planning another trip! Great place for us to celebrate our 34th anniversary!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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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Elk Grove, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013 via mobile

The sandcastle Inn was amazing! The rooms were so nice and so was the staff. The location is the best part! I would come back here in a minute to enjoy the beauty that is right outside your window. It's just minutes from the little shops and restaurants. I highly recommend the splash cafe and Mo's Smokehouse BBQ!

  • Stayed April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013 via mobile

On our family holiday driving back from Lake Tahoe one of our stops was Pismo beach.

We arrived late at night and the check in was very easy. The receptionist was friendly and allowed is to check out the rooms before we committed to it.

It's a beachy like vibe, a little bit grundgy but not too grundgy that would make me feel uncomfortable. It's for a really relaxed, easy going vibe. Rooms were spacious.

In the morning we realizes that this property was literally right across the ocean, so we walked around the area and it was very pleasant indeed.

Restaurants were walking distance which was great.

I can see this place for someone who is taking a long break and just wants to be near the beach so that you can go for strolls and smell the sear breeze. It's not a hotel where you expect top notch service and amenities or food, nothing luxurious about it, but it does give a sense of beach southern Californian vibe.

  • Stayed January 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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El Dorado Hills, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

Stayed here on accident for a business trip as the hotel I was to stay in had some property issues. So it was a last minute reservation. Check in went very smoothly and parking was easy. Room was very clean, nice with a comfortable bed. Had a balcony with a wonderful view of the beach and Pacific Ocean. Walls are a little thin so you do hear people in their rooms if above average noise. That didn't happen but once. Morning breakfast was okay nothing special, make your own waffles, yogurts (two kinds), toast, coffee and juices. It is located in a very nice spot to walk downtown where restaurant's and pier are.

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

We booked weekend night for quick beach vacation with young family staff are friendly and accommodating. Location is excellent rooms are ok Beds a comfortable

I felt price ( I paid 515 for 2 weekend night with trip advisor discount during off peak season) was a bit high for no pool, no real breakfast , non suite rooms. There Wes misses in bathroom cleaning . But overall it was ok .

3rd floor balconies are tiny - you can hardly fit 2 a patio chair and 10 inch table. They should mention it somewhere

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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San Francisco, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

W booked weekend night for quick beach vacation with young family staff are friendly and accommodating. Location is excellent rooms are ok Beds a comfortable

I felt price ( I paid 515 for 2 weekend night with trip advisor discount during off peak season) was a bit high for no pool, no real breakfast , non suite rooms. There Wes misses in bathroom cleaning . But overall it was ok .

3rd floor balconies are tiny - you can hardly fit 2 a patio chair and 10 inch table. They should mention it somewhere

Room Tip: Third floor balconies are extremely small
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Sandcastle Inn

Also Known As:
Sandcastle Hotel
Sandcastle Hotel Pismo Beach
Sandcastle Inn Pismo Beach
Sandcastle Pismo Beach
Address: 100 Stimson Ave, Pismo Beach, CA 93449
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Location: United States > California > Pismo Beach
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Business Hotel in Pismo Beach
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Pismo Beach
#7 Family Hotel in Pismo Beach
#8 Romantic Hotel in Pismo Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Sandcastle Inn 2.5*
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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