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“Great location, clean motel” 4 of 5 stars
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Sandcastle Inn
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   100 Stimson Ave, Pismo Beach, CA 93449   |  
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Phoenix, AZ
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48 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Great location, clean motel”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

Our family of four stayed here for three nights. The staff was friendly and always helpful. The room was clean, the beds were comfortable. The pillows were too hard for me but for all the rest they were fine. Coffee, cocoa and fruit were always available with a nice breakfast in the morning. There are bikes and such available for rental. The hot tub faces the beach and there is a seating area overlooking the beach and pier on the third floor. Both are great for watching the sunset. Shops and dining are a short walk away. If we go to Pismo again, this is where we will stay.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Dinuba, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013 via mobile

Love SANDCASTEL inn
I stayed there a few times
Loved everything
Clean room awesome service
Good breakfast!! The best hotel ever
I recommend this hotel
It's one of the best hotel in Pismo beach!! You won't regret ever staying there!!

  • Stayed March 2013
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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

Our family stayed here in June 2013 as we made our way up the California coastline from LA to San Francisco. The Sandcastle Inn was our first night's accommodation on the road trip.
The check in and check out process was pleasant and efficient and the staff were more than helpful with making some dining suggestions within the town (which there are a lot of).
Our room was situated overlooking Pismo Beach - which was a real bonus as it was the classic Californian view of wide beach and long pier.
The room itself was a bit small for 2 adults and 2 teenage sons (17 & 13), even though we tried to get as big a room as our budget would allow. Thankfully, the 2 queen beds were supplemented by what the Americans call a cot bed (a foldaway single bed) which suited number 2 son well. For an overnight stay for a family of 4, it worked OK. If you were looking to stay for a couple of days, you might struggle if there were 4 of you. If you were only a couple, then you'd have plenty of room. Saying that, the rooms were very clean, well appointed and, most importantly, had comfortable bedding.
The motel offers a simple complimentary breakfast each morning - which helped to get us underway for the day.
I would certainly recommend staying at Sandcastle Inn Pismo Beach

Room Tip: An oceanview room is worth the few extra dollars to enjoy the great Californian sunset
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank DJR68
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Westlake Village, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

Sandcastle Inn is a clean, updated, basic hotel with a great location. Staff members were friendly and attentive and while the complimentary breakfast was very basic, everything there was good and the breakfast room was clean and nicely appointed. If you plan to use the beach, the location is perfect. The hotel is in the flat section of town, so you can walk right out onto the beach. It is a few blocks south of the center of town though so the beach in front of the hotel is not too crowded. The hot tub in front of the hotel was perfect after spending some time in the ocean and provided a lovely view. Complementary coffee, tea, and hot chocolate offered all day were also appreciated.

  • Stayed July 2013
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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

Decided to take a train trip with my granddaughter and friends. Wanted a hotel near the beach and booked our stay here. I could not have made a better choice, Amazing staff, great room with a view of the ocean and a free breakfast that to start off our days of exploring all the Pismo Beach had to offer. Great location within walking distance to shopping and restaurants. Will definitely go back and not think twice where I will book our hotel.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
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beachmama24
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

I found this place online and couldn't be happier. The location was fantastic, we were right on the beach and could walk to many restaurants and shops!! The staff was friendly and helpful. I would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed June 2013
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Thank beachmama24
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Manager423, General Manager at Sandcastle Inn, responded to this review, July 11, 2013
Thank you so much. We are so glad that you chose to stay with us and that you thoroughly enjoyed everything about your stay. We look forward to your return visit.

Sincerely, Roger Wightman / General Manager
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San Diego, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2013

Pros:
- Great location this is literally on the beach
- The staff is nice and courteous

Cons:
- The furniture is dated and the equipment is noisy. e.g. the fridge makes weird noises every hour and makes it difficult to sleep
- You can hear people upstairs walking.

Room Tip: Look for Ocean "Front" if you need unobstructed ocean views not ocean 'view' rooms...
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Sandcastle Inn
Address: 100 Stimson Ave, Pismo Beach, CA 93449
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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
#6 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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