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Anaheim, California
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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This property is located right at the curb of the beach. You cannot get any closer! The hotel staff were all pleasant and professional. The property seems a little bit run down. The rooms were clean and we were in a room in an adjacent building from the beach front - which was nice, as it seemed to be somewhat... More 

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Thank Karen V
Manager423, General Manager at Sandcastle Inn, responded to this review

Thanks very much Karen for being our guest. We truly appreciate your very thorough review of your stay with us as well. I want you to know that we are planning a complete property renovation later this year that will address all of your concerns. I truly believe you will absolutely love the changes and can't wait to get your... More 

California
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8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Staff was great, location perfect, clean hotel. Make sure to ask for a view room. I was impressed by the staff's courtesy on a few occasions. One was the chief engineer called, somehow my key fell out and was by my car all night, he called and delivered it to my room...nothing was missing from my car. A family ended... More 

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Thank Juanita M
Manager423, General Manager at Sandcastle Inn, responded to this review

Thanks so much Juanita for being our guest. I'm very pleased that you thoroughly enjoyed everything about your stay with us. I truly appreciate you letting me know about the impeccable service that my staff provided. All of us can't wait to welcome you back to our downtown beachfront inn on your next trip to Pismo Beach. Thank you again.... More 

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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love this place. The location is perfect, the rooms are clean and the service was great. I love the ocean front rooms with the furnished patios. The only improvement needed is new beds. They are very uncomfortable. I would give 5 stars if beds were replaced.

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Thank Anna S
Manager423, General Manager at Sandcastle Inn, responded to this review

Thanks so much Anna for your recent stay review. We appreciate you as our guest and are very happy that you enjoyed your stay overall. We are planning on replacing our beds during a planned renovation later this year. We can't wait to see you again. Kind regards, Roger Wightman General Manager More 

2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So, to be fair, the hotel is OK. Good location, clean rooms, and it has a hot tub on the beach deck. It is definitely overpriced though. The walls are pretty thin, so if you (like we did) get stuck next to a crying baby, good luck! Check in is later than most hotels (4pm), and cancellation is before 4pm... More 

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

Thanks so much John for being our guest. While I am happy that you did enjoy your stay overall, I am sorry about several issues that you had to encounter. I do want you to know that we are planning a complete property renovation later this year that will address your concerns. We would love to have you join us... More 

Orange County, California
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12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Booked Ocean View thru 3rd party booking site. Front desk tried to put us in room over seeing parking lot with limited pier/ocean view. After 30 minute discussion, we were relocated to first floor, full ocean view. This hotel is probably best location in Pismo. Other than that, its very average. If you are getting ocean view, don't bother.

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

We appreciate you as our guest. I'm glad to hear that my staff was able to accommodate you with a full ocean front room. We would love to see you again at our downtown beachfront inn. Sincerely, Roger Wightman General Manager More 

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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved Sandcastle Inn….the whole entire resort is old, from the stores to the restaurants to the hotels. Most around since the 70’s, some upgraded, some not. But that has a charm to it I think. Anywhere you walked to eat the food was great. The stores were nice to pick up little gifts and the prices reasonable for resort... More 

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Thank Jody W
Manager423, General Manager at Sandcastle Inn, responded to this review

My staff and I are very pleased that you chose to stay with us Pam. We appreciate your review and can't wait to see you again very soon. Kind regards, Roger Wightman General Manager More 

Long Beach, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We always stay at the Sandcastle Inn whenever we are in Pismo Beach. It is on the sand with beautiful sunsets from the balcony. It is within walking distance of many restaurants and shops. Maressa Townsend is exceptionally nice and friendly and always greets us with a smile. We always enjoy our stay. Dennis & Debbie K

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

Thanks so much Dennis & Debbie for always choosing to stay with us, and for your review of your recent stay. I truly appreciate hearing that Maressa always greets you with a smile and is always exceptionally nice and friendly. We truly appreciate you as our guests and can't wait to see you again soon. Kind regards, Roger Wightman General... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We love staying at Sandcastle Inn! The staff is so friendly and always so welcoming. It is walking to distance to so many restaurants and cute shops. My husband had left his toiletry bag there and when we called they couldn't find it. During our next visit, my husband mentioned it to Maressa and she went out of her way... More 

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Thank Katrina S
Manager423, General Manager at Sandcastle Inn, responded to this review

Thanks so much Katrina for being our guest and for your review of your recent stay. It is very important to us that we provide the best possible customer service in all areas and it's great to hear that Maressa did just that. We very much appreciate you as our guests and can't wait to see you again on your... More 

San Jose, California
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25 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had such a fabulous time at the Sandcastle Inn! The girl that checked us in was super friendly and helpful. The room was clean and the view was great! I loved the fact that it was within walking distance of everything in Pismo, great restaurants and fun bars! The people watching outside the patio was really interesting as well.... More 

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

I'm so glad that you and your family had a lovely stay at our downtown beachfront inn. And, I'm very pleased to hear that my staff member provided outstanding customer service. It is quite fun to just sit back and people watch sometimes, isn't it? All of us here at the Sandcastle Inn can't wait to have you join us... More 

Oxford
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14 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great location , excellent hotel and staff, we had two sea view rooms (303 & 304) paid a bit more but it was worth it , the perfect stop if you're traveling from San Francisco to Los Angeles, upon arrival the staff were very helpful, we asked about local Restaurants and were given a list of decent ones to try... More 

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Thank Keith J
Manager423, General Manager at Sandcastle Inn, responded to this review

Thanks very much Keith for being our guest at the perfect stop between SF to LA. My staff and I appreciate you as our guest and are very pleased that you fully enjoyed your stay with us at our downtown beachfront inn. Thanks again. Kind regards, Roger Wightman General Manager More 

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Breakfast
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Free Parking
  • Dry Cleaning
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 

Additional Information about Sandcastle Inn

Address: 100 Stimson Ave, Pismo Beach, CA 93449-2644
Location: United States > California > San Luis Obispo County > Pismo Beach
Price Range: $160 - $411 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Sandcastle Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 75
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Also Known As:
Sandcastle Hotel Pismo Beach
Sandcastle Inn Pismo Beach
Sandcastle Pismo Beach
Hotel Style:
#1 Business Hotel in Pismo Beach
#1 Romantic Hotel in Pismo Beach
#6 On the Beach Hotel in Pismo Beach
#11 Family Hotel in Pismo Beach
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