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“Horrible ownership and management.” 1 of 5 stars
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Sandpiper Beach Resort
4159 State Route 109, Pacific Beach, WA 98571   |  
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Pacific Beach
1 review
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Horrible ownership and management.”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2012 via mobile

Horrible Ownership and Management. Poor business ethics. Doesn't treat guests with dignity and respect. Double booked and kicked me and my wife and 8 week old son out. and to make it worse we were already there and in the room.

  • Stayed September 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Jeff A, General Manager at Sandpiper Beach Resort, responded to this review, May 16, 2013
I'm sorry to hear about your bad experience in 2012, krumy52. I wanted to let you know that the Sandpiper is under new management as of March 2013. We have implemented a modern, digital booking system which, among other features, will help us prevent double-booking situations like the one your encountered. We also make it a habit to treat our guests with dignity and respect, without fail.
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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fendale
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50 reviews 50 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2012

Great views with fun on the beach and town not to far away. In need of a little maintenance, some chairs have springs poking through. Odd placing of the bathroom in the cabin have to go through the main bedroom to get to it. Pricing can be a little off. Make sure you know what you are paying for ahead of time, one thing was said over the phone and another when it was time to check in and pay.

Room Tip: The cabins are better then the rooms. Rooms had a musty smell
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Jerusalem, Israel
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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2012

Like many other reviewers, we've been going to the Sandpiper for many years (more than 30 in our case!) The neglect is very sad to see, but we try to laugh at it and make that part of our rustic annual vacation experience because the beach is so darn terrific. How many other places can you be alone on a beautiful beach in the middle of August? Sitting on the balcony with nothing between you and the sand/sea and no cellphone, Internet or TV is the epitome of getting away from it all.

Room Tip: If you're not bringing a dog, don't choose the ground floor rooms in either building. Go one...
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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Olympia
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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2012

I have been to the resort numerous times with my family, friends and wife and I have loved every trip. This is not even remotely close to the Ritz, but that shouldn't be what you are signing up for. The rooms are rustic and old fashioned, but that is part of the charm! The beach view is wonderful from the balcony and beach access is quick and easy. I love it any time of year, but Summer is much more tolerable for those who don't like a chill. Bring board games, a DVD player if you like, and stock your fridge. Then sit back and relax.

Room Tip: all have good views, just pick based on size of your party.
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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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seattle
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2012

I have been visiting and holding all memories dear to my heart, my friends, my family, pets that have all joined me for 34 years. yes of late their have been problems, however, what has not changed is the warmth and graciousness in the way we have been treated. also the views are special, the wild life is beautiful, if only one takes the time to look. I was just there last week, and happy to report new refridgerators in beach house 1 and new memories made. I will be there again. thank you, your loyal friend, cindy.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Olympia, Washington
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2012

Only resort with covered porches with best views of the ocean - and just off the beach. Yes, rooms are outdated, but who cares. They are clean. Staff is very nice and very accomodating. Lots to do and just a few steps from the beach. Nice gift shop. Barbeque pits, horseshoe, kite flying, sandcastles. clam shack and laundry and lovely landscape. Excellent get-away!

Room Tip: Rooms facing the ocean with covered porches are best, good values off season.
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  • Stayed April 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Olympia, Washington
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2012

The Sandpiper Beach Resort is open year round. Located 1 and ½ miles south of Pacific Beach, WA on State Route 109 the resort has seven buildings situated on 4.5 acres on the Beach side of Highway 109 and Mrs. Choe also owns 7 acres of bare land on the hill on the East side of the highway. Beach House #1 is a four story frame building with eight units; Beach House #2 is a four story frame building with sixteen rooms; the office, gift shop, and Espresso Bar is housed in a three story frame building with three rooms; There are four 2 story frame family home units with five units for a total of thirty-one units, all facing West with Pacific Beach views. Open from 8AM to 8PM the facility offers rustic, relaxing accommodations, with no phones and no televisions to distract from the beautiful ocean beach views, leisurely walks on the beach and excellent kite flying activities. Pets are welcome so the whole family can enjoy a very special getaway.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Sandpiper Beach Resort

Address: 4159 State Route 109, Pacific Beach, WA 98571
Location: United States > Washington > Pacific Beach
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Pacific Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 31
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Sandpiper Beach Resort is located on Washington's wild Pacific Coast, two miles south of the town of Pacific Beach in Grays Harbor County, roughly 3 hours' drive west of Seattle. The resort, founded in 1973, is nestled on a forested hillside directly on Mocrocks beach, a miles-long strip of flat, sandy beach known for its crashing surf, adjacent clay bluffs, and solitude. Offshore, fishing boats and whales ply the pristine waters of the Copalis National Wildlife Refuge.At the Sandpiper, our goal is to provide you with a clean, comfortable, functional and affordable place to get away from it all and enjoy the company of those you're traveling with. Accommodations range from small cabins or studios with room for 2-4 guests, up to large cabins or multi-bedroom units that are perfect for groups as large as 12. Each unit includes a fully-equipped kitchen, fireplace, sweeping ocean view, and a private deck or patio with rocking or lounge chairs for taking in the sunset with a glass of wine in hand.Sandpiper guests pass their time in a range of activities. Long walks on the beach are a must in any season. A winter day might be spent inside by the fire, watching a storm roll in off the Pacific. The wind is often perfect for kite-flying, while a warm day in July or August finds many guests swimming or body-surfing in the cool ocean waves.The Sandpiper infuses kids and dogs with a special energy; both are welcome and encouraged here. Generations of Northwest families have made the Sandpiper a home away from home.Our position by the world's most productive razor clam beds, together with our handy Clam Kitchen, draws visitors during licensed digs throughout the fall, winter and spring. Fishermen don hip-waders and stride into the waves after tasty surfperch. Indoors, you might cook up a delicious meal, read a good book, or tackle a board game or puzzle. At night, a cozy bed and the soft roar of the ocean will allow you to drift off and perhaps even sleep in late.If cabin fever strikes, head over to our Gift Shop to sip an espresso, use the free Wi-Fi, and shop for a memento of your stay or a gift for a loved one. Hop in the car to explore all that coastal Washington has to offer, from horseback riding on the beach at Ocean Shores, to hiking the temperate rain forest or alpine peaks of nearby Olympic National Park. The closest town, Pacific Beach, housed a secret Cold War-era submarine-listening post, which is now a recreation facility open to the public.A bit further north in Moclips, the Museum of the North Beach chronicles the unexpectedly rich history of the area. The beaches of the Quinault Indian Nation hide remote treasures like the much-photographed Tunnel Island; visit tribal headquarters in Taholah for a day pass, or engage a tribal guide for world-class salmon fishing on the Quinault River.The Sandpiper is a true retreat, with no TVs or phones to disturb your stay, and only limited cell phone service in the area. Join us at the edge of the earth to get away from it all! ... more   less 
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