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“Thoroughly enjoyable stay in a great location.”
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Sandcastle Inn
Ranked #9 of 29 Hotels in Pismo Beach
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Reading, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
261 reviews
107 hotel reviews
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“Thoroughly enjoyable stay in a great location.”
Reviewed October 4, 2012

Stayed 5 nights here at the end of our road trip around central CA. The beachfront rooms are expensive but we thought it was worth it for the view, the opportunity to catch the evening sun, the sunsets and the opportunity to see dolphins and sea otters in the sea in the morning. Fantastic.
As stated in other reviews, the hotel is clean and in a prime location. The room was comfortable although the TV options were a bit limited - but who wants TV anyway? The breakfast was good and we took a tray back to the balcony in our room - the breakfast area did get a little busy at times. There's no aircon, but the September evenings were cool and the mornings chilly until the sun gets going.
There's no restaurant or bar here, but there are many eating options a walk away. Go up to Price Street if you want restaurants with tablecloths!
May never return, but would certainly stay again if we ever did.

Room Tip: I was happy to pay extra to get the beachfront room
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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San Antonio, Texas
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Reviewed October 3, 2012

You would never know the Sandcastle Inn is an older beach front property. It is meticulously taken care of with fresh paint inside and out, comfortable clean furniture, clean manicured grounds, and patio areas that were cleaned every morning. The staff was extremely friendly, knowledgeable about the area, and caring. We had a small family/friends reunion (3 couples) at the Sandcastle Inn and the 3rd floor outside patio was the perfect place for gathering each evening to enjoy beverages while watching the sunset. The hot tub and first floor patio were also excellent places for enjoying friends while being right on the beach board walk. A typical Hampton Inn style breakfast was included and the breakfast area looked out on the beach. There are lots of nearby attractions - however, we just enjoyed 4 days of relaxing and could walk to everything in Pismo Beach including numerous excellent restaurants. Our car stayed parked for our entire stay! The Sandcastle Inn is not just a hotel, I considered it a destination and, one that we will definately repeat in the future.

Room Tip: Rooms facing the beach are more expensive, but probably worth the price. Avoid rooms facing the hot...
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
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Boulder City, Nevada
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Reviewed October 2, 2012

Returning to this great location did not disappoint. The rooms are clean, the staff is friendly and helpful, the third floor patio and fireplace is the perfect place for a glass of wine and view of the magnificient sunset. Again, we brought our dog and she was as welcomed as we were. We enjoyed the deck off our room and appreciate the fact that is was very clean.

Enjoyed the breakfast and dining patio in the early am - wish I could bring that waffle maker home.

We salute the managment and staff!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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San Diego, California
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Reviewed October 1, 2012

Stayed here on our way back home to San Diego after nearly a week traveling the central coast and 3 nights in San Francisco. The room was very nice, clean and the staff accomodating. The bed and linens were very comfortable. The hotel is located on the beach within walking distance of most everything. We were able to check into our room around 3:30 which was earlier than the 4:00 check in time. My only regret was that we didn't stay there more than one night. Would very much like to go back to the Sandcastle Inn someday.

Room Tip: We stayed in a king room on the opposite side of the hallway from the oceanfront rooms.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed September 29, 2012

Great location but not worth the price. This was our first stop on our travels around the US for one month. It was a great place to chill out after our flight from Australia. Staff were friendly and helpful, rooms where clean. I agree with others that the only downfall was no air conditioning and we had a small bathroom in our suite. Close to beach, pier and restaurants (although staff recommended Rosa's italian - not a good choice).

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
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Phoenix
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Reviewed September 28, 2012

This is a nice hotel, we apparently had a newly remodeled room. Pros: great location right next to the beach. The beach is beautiful. If you like to look for shells this is a good beach, lots of sand dollars. Our room was clean and attractive. Cons: Our room was hot at night and there is no AC. Beds are not very comfortable. Rooms are small. Its a nice place but not worth the price tag. I suppose you're paying for the location though, which is the reason we stayed here. Overall it was a nice stay.

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Clovis
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Reviewed September 24, 2012 via mobile

Very happy with our stay here. Perfect location, right on the beach. You can walk anywhere. Nice rooms, really clean! And that is really important to us. Friendly staff. Very accommidating. The only downfall is there was no air conditioning, but we did have a ceiling fan and floor fan. We will definately be back! One of our favorites!

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Property: Sandcastle Inn
Address: 100 Stimson Ave, Pismo Beach, CA 93449-2644
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Location: United States > California > San Luis Obispo County > Pismo Beach
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Pismo Beach
#1 Business Hotel in Pismo Beach
#7 On the Beach Hotel in Pismo Beach
#11 Family Hotel in Pismo Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Sandcastle Inn 3*
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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