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Fresno, California
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8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 12 July 2014 via mobile

A lovely hotel with gorgeous views. Any closer to the beach and high tide would come right into the room. A 3 minute walk from the main pier and all the restaurants and shops. The staff is friendly and helpful, the rooms are very comfortable and the complimentary breakfast is fabulous. Only place I will stay at in Pismo!

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Thank ChrisBrazil2013
Manager423, General Manager at Sandcastle Inn, responded to this review

I'm truly honored that we are your hotel of choice while staying in Pismo Beach. We try very hard to earn your business and keep you staying with us by offering fantastic customer service by our great staff, comfortable rooms and an amazing continental breakfast. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Thanks again, Roger Wightman General Manager More 

Bakersfield, CA
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72 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 July 2014

We usually stay up on the cliff but with kids and beach toys it's such a pain to lug everything down all those stairs or drive around and find parking by the pier. So this trip we decided to try the Sandcastle Inn. First off the front desk staff were all incredibly friendly and helpful. They really helped make the... More 

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Manager423, General Manager at Sandcastle Inn, responded to this review

I'm thrilled that you recognized our staff as incredibly friendly and helpful during your stay; they do take pride in what they do and it shows. And I'm very glad that our location suited you well also; our beachront location with easy access to the beach does make it very nice when travelling with kids. I appreciate your additional comments... More 

Sydney, Australia
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51 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 July 2014

The hotel is well location on the beachfront with most rooms having a view. Unfortunately the hotel didn't live up to my expectations, especially the staff, slow lifts and 'rules'. The room was clean and comfortable in size, however I really didn't feel like I could relax. Wifi, parking and breakfast are included, although we skipped the breakdfast part and... More 

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1 Thank FionaandJames
Manager423, General Manager at Sandcastle Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for providing your honest assessment of our hotel. While I am pleased that you liked our beachfront location, I am sorry that we did not fully live up to your expectations. We try very hard to provide the best customer service possible in everything that we do daily, and I sure wish this would have been the case.... More 

Fort McMurray, Canada
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15 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 July 2014

We stayed here for one night, rooms were a good size. we found it deceiving from the outside. Had an ocean front room. There was free parking and wifi which was always nice. We normally stayed at the hilton and are so sick of paying for wifi and parking. The front desk girl that was there was very nice and... More 

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Manager423, General Manager at Sandcastle Inn, responded to this review

We sure did appreciate having you as our guest, all the way from Canada. It was great to hear that you fully enjoyed the view from your room, as well as our complimentary parking and internet services; we know how important this is to our guests and we are very happy to provide these services. Thanks again for being our... More 

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39 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 July 2014 via mobile

You simply won't find better accomodations anywhere near Pismo Beach! Hotel sits ON the beach. We checked nearby mom n pop places and they didn't even compare! Yet price was basically the same. Purchase a bottle of wine at the front desk and keep the etched glasses as souvenirs. Nice balconies, in-room Keyring gourmet coffee service with selection of coffees,... More 

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Thank MikiW57
Manager423, General Manager at Sandcastle Inn, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your kind words; this means very much to us coming from a 50 year traveler. I'm glad that you were able to enjoy one of our fine Central Coast wines and that you truly enjoyed our in room amenities. Thanks again for being our guest and please join us again soon. Cheers! Roger Wightman General Manager More 

Bakersfield, California
1 review
Reviewed 8 July 2014

Not only is the location fantastic, but the staff and accommodations make this place one of our top picks for the central coast. I planned this trip for my wife's birthday and asked for two ocean front rooms next to each other. I was told it was impossible to guarantee but they would try. We were very pleased that they... More 

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Manager423, General Manager at Sandcastle Inn, responded to this review

I am very pleased that you stayed with us last month and that you truly found our location fantastic, and our staff and accommodations one of your top picks on the Central Coast. We can't wait to have you join us again. Thanks so much. Roger Wightman General Manager More 

Kilwinning, Scotland, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 July 2014

Started off in San Fran and picked this hotel to stop over at on the way to LA. So glad we booked this hotel and contemplated staying another night ( wish we had )! Had a great view over the pier and the prom. Great relaxing on the balcony with a Bud listening to the waves and watching the surfers... More 

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Manager423, General Manager at Sandcastle Inn, responded to this review

I'm so glad you found us at the halfway point off the 101 freeway between San Fran and LA. It is pretty incredible to watch all of the beach front activity, especially the surfers from your balcony, isn't it? Come and join us again and stay a bit longer next time. Thanks again. Cheers, Roger Wightman General Manager More 

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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 July 2014

when we arrived there were no rooms ready but we did arrive before check in. the lady at the desk asked for a contact number so we can be notified as soon as a room became available. we paid for ocean view and we sort of got ocean view...more like parking lot view but it did not ruin our trip.... More 

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Manager423, General Manager at Sandcastle Inn, responded to this review

I'm very happy that you and your family truly enjoyed your stay with us, especially our cozy and clean rooms, and great location with very easy access to the beach. When you plan on being in town again, be sure to inquire about our "length of stay" promotions so you can truly relax and enjoy your trip even more. Sincerely,... More 

England
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44 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 June 2014 via mobile

My husband and I stayed for one night in June 2014. It was our special treat stay after travelling round Cali for 14 days in various motels. It was a lovely treat with an amazingly cosy bed and Philosophy bath goodies!! We booked an ocean view and we were not disappointed. Our room was at the end block on floor... More 

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Manager423, General Manager at Sandcastle Inn, responded to this review

I'm so glad that you found us during your 14 day Cali trip. We are quite proud of our Philosophy bath products and our deluxe continental breakfast ,and we are glad that you felt the same. Yes, by all means, we would love to have you as our guests again should you come to this side of the pond again.... More 

Fresno, California
1 review
Reviewed 27 June 2014

Staff is very friendly and knowledgeable they called at 4 pm to let us know they had hot cookies. We had a room on the first floor with an ocean view and the hotel has been updated with new bedding and carpeting. Very nice, clean and comfortable and we have used this hotel for over 20 years. We started staying... More 

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Manager423, General Manager at Sandcastle Inn, responded to this review

Thanks so much for being a very loyal guest and for providing a very thorough review of your favorite hotel in Pismo Beach. When you're with us next time, be sure to try one of our local wines, craft beers or specialty snack foods, or your very own root beer float made with Cal Poly University ice cream. Thanks again.... More 

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Beachfront
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Dry Cleaning
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 

Additional Information about Sandcastle Inn

Address: 100 Stimson Ave, Pismo Beach, CA 93449-2644
Region: United States > California > San Luis Obispo County > Pismo Beach
Price Range: $210 - $492 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Sandcastle Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 75
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Also Known As:
Sandcastle Hotel Pismo Beach
Sandcastle Inn Pismo Beach
Sandcastle Pismo Beach
Hotel Style:
#1 Business Hotel in Pismo Beach
#1 Romantic Hotel in Pismo Beach
#6 On the Beach Hotel in Pismo Beach
#11 Family Hotel in Pismo Beach
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 of 5 bubbles Priyankar78, 30 Nov 2016 | Read review
“There is very little street traffic to bother you. The ocean is right there and you will wish you had booked a view room.”
 of 5 bubbles swan4448, 22 Nov 2016 | Read review
“ocean view on the 3rd floor is the way to go!”
 of 5 bubbles jenniferhG5193GW, 16 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Ocean front would be the only room I reserve, but I haven't stayed in any others so, it's basically because of the view.”
 of 5 bubbles , 11 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Of course the ocean-front rooms are best, especially for ocean-lovers. (There may be a difference between ocean-view and ocean-front.)”
 of 5 bubbles cybhorn, 9 Oct 2016 | Read review
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