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Sandcastle Beachfront Motel
Ranked #13 of 35 Hotels in Lincoln City
Certificate of Excellence
Sacramento, California
Level 5 Contributor
67 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“On the Beach Basic”
Reviewed March 14, 2013

If you love the sound of the surf and walking on the sand but don't care about upscale amenities, this is a great place for you. The room has older furniture and carpet, but I find that a small tradeoff for a on the beach (not from cliff) view. You can walk down a short flight of stairs and you are on sand.

The room was clean, the bed comfortable, the receptionist polite. The room heater worked well and the gas fireplace lent a cozy feel. I traveled alone and felt very safe. The center stairwell is worn and bringing up a heavy large suitcase is a challenge; the south stairwell is better. (And the receptionist told me on check-in.)

Enjoy a simple room with a spectacular view and beach access.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
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Hermiston, Oregon
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed March 12, 2013

We have stayed here in the past and have always had good experiences. For the location you cannot beat the price. It is on the beach with just 5 or 6 steps and you are on the sand. There are tidepools within view and two different large rock areas to explore. The staff working there have always been friendly. Check in is at 3 and the latest you can check in is at 10 p.m. They have free coffee and tea in the lobby that you can help yourself to. We stayed in a King Fireplace Balcony room. This room (room 41) has a king size bed, a gas fireplace, balcony with two chairs, a small table with two chairs, a microwave, small fridge, flat screen TV and a coffee maker. Their is no tub, which I dont mind at all, the shower is a standup enclosure with shelves for your shampo and soap. The toilet is in the room with the shower and the sink vanity area is outside that door, offering privacy. There is a 6 drawer dresser in the room and a closet with 8 hangers. We love staying here and will return in the future. The staff are friendly and the rooms have always been spotless.

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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Molalla, Oregon
Level 4 Contributor
23 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed February 25, 2013

My sister and I stayed at the Sandcastle a couple weeks ago. We had a room with an extra bedroom on the ground floor with a wonderful view. Beds were so-so. A fireplace or heater would have been great to have to dry my pants after I got a bit wet hunting agates. Everything worked, they need to check the dishes to make sure they're clean. Had a coffee cup with "something" on the outside of it which I discovered AFTER I had taken a drink .. ewww .. water pressure in the shower was "enough" but a handheld shower would be much better. Parking is minimal and you may end up parking down the street. Nice staff. Oh yeah, TV is basic basic! A real disappointment!!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
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Hubbard, Oregon
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed February 25, 2013

We've stayed at this hotel in the past but I think its recently undergone new management. The motel is lacking in upgrades and maintenance. When we got to our room I immediately checked the mattress and sheets and noticed that there was black hair all over the sheets, pillow cases and bedding. I had to call for someone to come and change the sheets and blankets. The sink was extremely cracked, the fan in the bathroom did not work. I cut my arm on a hanger that had nails sticking out of them when I was trying to hang my clothing. The towels both in the motel room and the swim area feel like sand paper. The wooden steps going up and down from the center of the hotel seemed a bit warped and wobbly. This motel was never this way when I first started going here and after our recent visit we're looking into new places to stay.

The cons are that they pool was warm and seemed clean and was a salt water pool. The hot tub was nice, seemed clean and all the rooms are ocean view. The shower was really nice and had good pressure. The manager did give us a partial reimbursement for the bedding not being clean and they seemed to be very apologetic about it.

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
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Lebanon, Oregon
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed February 18, 2013 via mobile

Can't beat the oceanfront view and only a few steps to the beach. Close to shopping, food and attractions. A little outdated but worth the money for the view. Staff was friendly and housekeeping was great! Book ahead of time, as it was busy during a holiday weekend!

  • Stayed February 2013
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La Center, Washington
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed February 18, 2013

Last minute plans for a beach getaway for Valentine's Day( the week before), didn't get us in our usual hotel in the Nelscott area, but we did find the last studio at The Sandcastle. This place was great, had a third floor with balcony. The room wasn't that big, but it had a gas fireplace, frig, microwave, and a small circular table with two chairs to sit and have a glass of wine in front of the fireplace and watch the waves. The balcony had two outside chairs to sit and do the same. I kinda laughed at the comment about the TV being small on a previous post,not sure why your watching movies at the beach. That being said, it is outdated, but the bathroom and vanity area look to be newly remodeled. The bed and pillows though are old and not very comfortable. The place is well run though and very clean, would not hesitate about staying here again.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 3, 2013

I was planning 2 nights for our anniversary, I called a week ahead while shopping for a place. 2 days later I called back & was quoted differently by an extra $25! That put a bad taste in my mouth from the start! The tv's are extremely small & awkwardly placed on the wall, making it impossible to watch a movie from bed. The linen, decor, & furniture are all outdated. BUT the nicest thing I have to say about this place is that you can't beat the view. Except the balconies are all literally about 2ft from one another. Offering ZERO privacy. Most likely won't be going back for $90/night!

  • Stayed December 2012
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Property: Sandcastle Beachfront Motel
Address: 3417 SW Anchor Ave, Lincoln City, OR 97367-1711
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Location: United States > Oregon > Oregon Coast > Lincoln City
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#10 On the Beach Hotel in Lincoln City
#13 Family Hotel in Lincoln City
#15 Romantic Hotel in Lincoln City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Sandcastle Beachfront Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 40
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Sandcastle Motel, Lincoln City OregonCome and enjoy the coast the way it was meant to be, quiet and secluded, with miles of sandy beach to walk and explore. You can also just sit and enjoy the sunset with an unsurpassed view from Boiler Bay to Cascade Head. With restaurants and shopping close by & a free casino shuttle on the weekend, there are plenty of options for all types to choose from. ... more   less 
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