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Sandcastle Beachfront Motel
Ranked #13 of 36 Hotels in Lincoln City
Certificate of Excellence
Orofino, Idaho
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30 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Sandcastle seems to be going downhill................”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2009

I was so excited when my parents and I "discovered" the Sandcastle Motel in Lincoln City a few years ago. Since then we have gone down at least twice a year and had great experiences in the kitchenettes that are very reasonably priced (but without a balcony). Just returned this year and was very disappointed this stay. We were in a two queen room (for 3 nights) with a tiny little balcony, drink and food stains were around the walls, no iron and ironing board like there use to be, enough coffee, sugar, and creamer for only one person each night. Most of all unable to sleep due to the rude people over and around us that walked heavily on the floors until 1:00 a.m. (even during the week nights) left loud televisions on all night, and talked on the balcony above us until we had to wake the managers up at 12:30 a.m. to talk with them. The off site manager was nice enough to send someone over to talk to them - but it started up all over again the very next night. They badly need an onsite manager or office people all night. The noise was HORRIBLE!!!

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled with family
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Seatlle Wa
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2009

Room was small but clean and the location is right on the beach. The first two nights I did not sleep well due to the "neighbour" next door who kept his TV on all night. The "neighbour" didn't turn his TV on until after 10 p.m. The office is not staffed at night, so there was no one to complain to. He checked out after two nights but then the third night someone else turned their TV on at 3:30 am. Each small room has a TV. Your TV is directly on the other side of their TV. Do people have them turned up loud to beat out the sounds of the waves? The bed was "lumpy". Initially chose this place because of its good location and price but it wasn't worth the savings due to the lack of sleep due to the noise. Vacations are suppose to be restful.

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled as a couple
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Twin Falls, Idaho
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2009

We recently stayed at the Sandcastle Motel for 3 nights the end of July. You cannot beat the location of this hotel as it is located right on the beach in the southern part of Lincoln City. This part of the beach is not crowded and has great tide pools and rock formations close by. This motel is nothing fancy. We stayed in the one bedroom "family" unit that has a fridge, stove, microwave and sink. Great when traveling with families. While this hotel covers the bare minimums it is very clean. They have an indoor pool and hot tub which is great to warm up after the cold ocean water. We have stayed here a couple of times and will be back.

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled with family
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1 Thank EagleDad
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Pendleton, OR
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 3, 2008

We have stayed at the Sandcastle three times over the years and i must say you get your moneys worth!!

The rooms are clean and equiped with all a person needs for a relaxing time. The view from every room is nothing less than awsome, and to get to the beach is easy because the motel is right on the beach. The staff are very efficent and polite to say the least.

The motel is older and the furniture is aging but comfortable, but one thing I don't like is the bathroom doesn't have an exhaust fan.

The cost is set just right for working people and way cheaper that other motels we have stayed at--in fact they have overpriced themself for the few "upgrades" they offer. The owners of this fine motel have done very well to offer a wonderful place to stay and haven't over done the few things you don't really need for a confortable time on the beach. As for me, I'm now a repeat full time customer and I look forward to our visit again this Febuary!!

One happy customer

  • Liked — Location
  • Disliked — No exhaust fan in bathroom
  • Stayed October 2008, traveled with family
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2 Thank Beachcomber33
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Minnesota
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2008

Very basic hotel, but right on the beach. Great views. Staff was polite and helpful. No coffee maker in the room, and small rooms, but the location can't be beat.

  • Stayed October 2008, traveled as a couple
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Chehalis Wa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 22, 2008

OUr stay at the sandcastle motel was wonderful ,peaceful with a gorgous view of the ocean right from our room . I will be going back there stay the next time that my husband and I go to Lincoln City Or.

  • Liked — Thegorgous view of the beach and ocean from our room.
  • Disliked — nothing the whole trip was wonderful.
  • Stayed June 2008, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank RelaxedinOr
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Scappoose
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 17, 2008

the rooms were funished with old dingy thingswith holes in it, worse than second hand furniture, the towels were taken away but not replaced,the sheets had holes in them, the dishes in the kitchen were chipped, the kitchen chair fell apart upon touching it.. the window blinds are on their last string so drawing them up to see thru the dirty windows was difficult to say the least, and the floor and mattress are the same hardness..would not stay ever again...cheap prices are good but take some of the money for goodness sake and buy some funiture so the wood frames don't poke your clients in the back!!

Stayed March 2008
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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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