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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Very clean and bright. Felt like a spa treatment off the beach, near restaurants and awesome complimentary breakfast!!! Thanks for making our last min. stop so enjoyable! We'll be back soon for sure!!!!

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Thank Gabe A
Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We booked Sandcastle Inn on the strength of Tripadvisor reviews and were not disappointed. The Ocean View King was clean and comfortable, with a nice balcony on the 3rd floor, looking out over the beach and ocean (we could see hump back whales feeding about 100 yards away). Breakfast included was decent, choice of toast, bagels, muffins, fruit, cereals, ham,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a great hotel for ocean views and has a short walk to the pier. The room was clean and the bed was comfortable. I've been coming to Pismo Beach for 20 years and this was my first stay at Sandcastle and I will definitely be coming back!

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Thank Stacey S
Palmdale
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We took a small trip to relax and had the best experience. Even though registration said it was only a partial view you could still see the ocean in all its beauty. The sunsets were amazing and as a treat one morning while drinking our coffee we could see whales not too far off shore. The next morning we were... More 

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

Thanks so much Laura for being our guest. My staff and I are very pleased that you thoroughly enjoyed your stay with us at our downtown beachfront inn. I'm really happy to hear that you were able to watch the whales and dolphins frolicking in the bay as well. We can't wait to see you again real soon. Kind regards,... More 

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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

After checking into our room, we found the carpet damp and a fan blowing in the room. Although the hotel seemed to be booked to capacity Marissa at the front desk immediately contacted her manager and moved our room. There was no questioning if the carpet just felt damp or any excuses, just action. Her customer relations are outstanding. The... More 

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

Thanks very much Deanna for being our guest and for your review of your recent stay. I'm happy to hear that my staff made your stay a very enjoyable and memorable one, despite a small set back upon checking into your room. We pride ourselves on providing outstanding customer service and I am truly pleased you experienced this. We can't... More 

Queen Creek, Arizona
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I really loved the location of the Sandcastle Inn to the beach. We had a view room, and I have to say the view was breathtaking. The staff was very helpful and friendly. They really care about their guests. The only down fall were that the rooms although clean, looked tired and dated. However, I am happy to hear that... More 

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

Thanks very much Janice for being our guest. I'm truly happy that you enjoyed your stay with us overall at our downtown beachfront inn. Yes, we are planning a complete property renovation later this year that will certainly address your concerns about our rooms being dated. My staff and I can't wait to see you again real soon. Kind regards,... More 

Santa Rosa, California
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40 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This property is right at the beach! Comfortable room. Wished the patio was a bit larger.If you haven't brought wine and snacks with you, they can be purchased at the front desk which I thought was very thoughtful. Various seating areas around the hotel beyond your room, to sit and watch the ocean, the pier and the people. A cold... More 

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

Thanks very much Carolie for being our guest and for your review of your recent visit. I'm pleased that you had a very pleasant stay with us at our downtown beachfront inn. My staff and I can't wait to see you again soon. Kind regards, Roger Wightman General Manager More 

Palm Desert, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you want a place right on the ocean with a lot of class, but in close walking distance to places that sell burgers and beer or ice cream and salt water taffy, this is the place. We reserved an ocean front room (no point in paying top dollar to look out on a parking lot) with a private balcony.... More 

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

Thanks so much Becky for being our guest and for your review of your recent stay with us. I'm very happy that you had a wonderful beach getaway for two at our downtown beachfront inn. I'm so glad that you had the chance to relax and enjoy our beautiful rooftop patio as well. My staff and I can't wait to... More 

Minneapolis, Minnesota
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11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here over Labor Day weekend 2016. The prices were outrageous for what you get (almost $400/night), but most everywhere else was booked up or had longer required stays. However, this is one of the few places truly on the beach, so that's what you pay for! Fortunately the beach was quiet after night fall, otherwise you can hear... More 

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Thank Phil-n-Wendy
Manager423, General Manager at Sandcastle Inn, responded to this review

Thanks very much for being our guest. I am truly pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us overall. I am pleased as well that our downtown beachfront location with very clean rooms truly suited your needs. We do offer a variety of promotions that provide great value to your stay that we would love to discuss with you on... More 

Gladstone, Missouri
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6 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place exceeded expectations. Loved being right on the beach with a balcony. Slept with the door open and loved waking to the ocean breeze and listening to the waves. Everything was so nice and clean. This was the only hotel out of several we stayed on this PCH trip that called us when we got to the room to... More 

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

And we would truly love to have you stay with us forever. My staff and I truly appreciate your kind words and are very, very pleased that you fully enjoyed everything about your stay. We can't wait to see you again and 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
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • 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: $167 - $342 (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 Romantic Hotel in Pismo Beach
#1 Business Hotel in Pismo Beach
#6 On the Beach Hotel in Pismo Beach
#11 Family Hotel in Pismo Beach
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