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Sand Castle Inn
Ranked #1 of 13 Hotels in Seaside
Santa Ana, California
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Good price”
Reviewed October 16, 2013

Hotel location was close to CSUMB, where we needed to go. Stayed there 3days and 2nights, which was perfect. Good service, good price owners are very nice and help you on whatever you need. CLose to a big shopping center, food near by. plenty of parking. Beds are very comfortable, sink is really nice. Has a microwave and fridge which helped us a lot.. Will stay again!

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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
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Fairfield, California
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Reviewed October 9, 2013

good bed, clean, convenient location - to beach, highway, walk to Costco, Panda, grocery, etc. -
good value for money, compact, reasonably quiet, adequate comp. breakfast (cereal, waffel, toast, rolls, beverages all hours, juice, coffee...In room mini fridge, microwave, flat screen TV

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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Livermore, California
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80 reviews
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Reviewed October 5, 2013

The place is very urban and just a block from Costco and other venues. The front staff was nice and greeted us friendly-like. We had an upstairs room with a king sized bed and at $60 total, it was a real bargain. The room was nice, not overly smelly (some places douse rooms in perfumed cleaners). I will stay again.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
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Warsaw
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137 reviews
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Reviewed October 4, 2013 via mobile

Quite clean and friendly place to overnight. We have easily found rooms on the same day below 100 USD a night. The location and breakfasts could have been better. So probably won't be back here for a purpose but still it looks like a good value/money choice.

Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
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Astoria, New York
Level 4 Contributor
21 reviews
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Reviewed September 25, 2013

very nice, updated, clean rooms. Had a good night sleep and felt comfortable.
Breakfast included, laundry and ice machine right there.
Easy 10 min drive to cannery row. We payed about $55 and will return next time we're in the area.

  • Stayed September 2013
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San Jose, California
2 reviews
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Reviewed August 1, 2013

The room 217 was clean but had a musty smell. Location is not exactly what you would expect when you hear the name "Sand Castle", because you have to get in the car to go to the beach.
Worst of all was the very unfriendly staff, e.g the WiFi didn't work during our entire stay and we reported this to the manager, but he only said "he knows about the problem, and someone would be working on it already". Really, after 4 days still not working, didn't seem to me that anyone was working on it.
Based on our experience I can not recommend this accommodation and I do not understand the #2 ranking???

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 24, 2013

We also chose this place because of the good reviews at the time, and were a bit disappointed. As other visitors lately, we also want to question the #2 ranking. If this place is the 2nd best in Seaside, how are the other places? Due to refurbishment(highly needed), the outdoor area looked like a construction sight. Wi-fi did not work in the rooms, only in the reception.

Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Property: Sand Castle Inn
Address: 1011 Auto Center Pkwy, Seaside, CA 93955-3614
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Location: United States > California > Monterey County > Seaside
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 13 Hotels in Seaside
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Sand Castle Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 37
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our hotel is conveniently located in Seaside minutes from the beach and near all the major attractions Monterey offers. We are only a short drive to the Aquarium, CSUMB, Fisherman's Wharf, 17 mile drive, Pebble Beach, Cannery Row and Carmel. ... more   less 
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