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Sands By The Sea Motel

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Kent, England
Reviewed 14 September 2015

When we looked at this property on line it looked like a standard motel but the reviews here can lead you to believe it's something better. It isn't. On the plus side the rooms are a reasonable size with two double beds, a desk and chair, fridge and TV, decor is OK if a little faded, it's clean with decent...

Thank manofekent
Reviewed 31 August 2015

What a lovely surprise. There we were expecting a bog standard motel, but ended up having a wonderful stay at the end of a long day on the Big Sur. It started with a heartwarming welcome from Brian who couldn't have been more welcoming and careful in checking us in. The sun was setting outside our room and the fire...

Thank Tabitha2001
Chester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 31 August 2015

Hotel was Ok for a 2 night stay. Room was large clean, no air con so very hot and stuffy. Bathroom clean but desperately needs a refurbishment. Could not access Wfi during entire stay. Was informed by reception that there is limited access only on ground floor. You need an upstairs room to access the Wfi as the "rods are...

Thank B W
Milwaukee, WI
Reviewed 26 August 2015

I booked this room online through a site called AMOMA.com (which I found out is in France). My credit card was charged (and paid) before I went. When I got there, I showed them the voucher and they had no record of my reservation. They graciously gave me a nice room and didn't charge me. My room was very comfortable...

Thank coolmoan
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 19 August 2015

This modest looking motel, right by the expensive Best Western, surprised us when we walked into the room: a lovely, clean and large room, with modern decore and new high quality furniture, excellent bed and large bathroom. We gor coupons for continental breakfast in the Cavalier restaurant.

2Thank Ronit2013
Dallas, Texas
Reviewed 4 August 2015

This isn't a negative review about this particular hotel as it is an indictment about the "town" of San Simeon, which for all we saw consisted of a few hotels and a few restaurants, just about all of them for people wanting to visit Hearst Castle. The town of Cambria, located further down the highway, would probably be a better...

2Thank cwhitley
St Albans, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 July 2015

The reception opens at 1600 so don't get there early. The room was well equipped with coffee, iron & ironing board, breakfast wa taken in the cavalier restraunt next door and good but basic. Close to the beach and good walks along the buff.

Thank alan c
Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 4 July 2015

We stayed here once when using airline miles and found it to be perfectly satisfactory. My main concern with motels is cleanliness and this one was fine. Found out it is owned by the same folks as the more expensive Best Western right next door. So there's beach access with this motel as well. I would stay here again. 10...

Thank Daniel C
Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Reviewed 25 June 2015

Seemed like a nice place. The room was nice and I could hear the ocean. Guy at the desk was friendly and was touting the places amenities as I checked in. Unfortunately, it was nearly 10pm and I had just driven 100 miles. My sleep deprived mind/body and the darkness caught what he was telling me, but I wasn’t able...

Thank Barry P
West Bridgford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 June 2015

When entering the room we did not find it particularly inviting - it was dingy and had a fusty rather than fresh smell. Shower, washbasin and toilet were OK and a bid double bed was in the room. There was no aircon, but a big, big fan (that would do any WW2 aircraft proud) with an orangy light in the...

1Thank Peter S

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking

Additional Information about Sands By The Sea Motel

Address: 9355 Hearst Dr, San Simeon, CA 93452-9750
Region: United States > California > San Luis Obispo County > San Simeon
Price Range: $136 - $325 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Sands By The Sea Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 33
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Also Known As:
Sands By The Sea Hotel San Simeon
Sands Motel San Simeon
Sands Hotel San Simeon
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#3 On the Beach Hotel in San Simeon
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“Rooms 245 & 245 are the only rooms with an ocean view.”
JoeA336, 31 Dec 2016 | Read review
“We were in an upstairs room which suited us - nice and quiet.”
K4637KTjulieb, 14 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Avoid first floor rooms, you need to keep the windows open and there are people walking around til late at night.”
Anitere, 5 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Not sure, if any choices are available”
TravellerVaughan, 5 Aug 2016 | Read review
“If available, ask for an ocean view room.”
Nadith1970, 25 Jul 2016 | Read review
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