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Sands By The Sea Motel

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  • Average33%
  • Poor7%
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Free Wifi
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Reviewed 1 January 2016

Arrived here a bit earlier than we expected on our tour down the coast (two couples in a hire car). Had a bit of difficulty finding somebody on the desk, but once this was sorted, we were happy to bring our Hearst Castle visit forward...More

Thank Paul F
Reviewed 27 December 2015 via mobile

This motel is conveniently located just a few miles from Hearst Castle and the elephant seals. Our room was quiet, clean, and reasonably priced. While it is on the west side of the hwy, it does not have ocean views. However, a 5 minute walk...More

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Reviewed 26 December 2015 via mobile

This a motel and expect exactly that. Lobby opened during the day and for a motel the beds and room was not bad. It is well located beside PCH1 on the ocean side and close to Hearst Castle. Only real grievance is that they did...More

Thank Toyo3
Reviewed 15 December 2015

We got there late in the evening on a weekend, everything else around was either really expensive or sold out. The front desk was very understanding and nice and we managed to get the last room available. The room was intended for older couples or...More

Thank Pimfree
Reviewed 7 December 2015 via mobile

Great location. Beach side, comfortable beds. Only stopped for a short while but could have stayed longer. Host was very accomodating and close to good restaurant. Hearst castle and seal beach all within 5 minutes. Had adjoining rooms with 3 kids and all slept well,...More

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Free Parking
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US$76 - US$203 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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#3 On the Beach Hotel in San Simeon
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#3 On the Beach Hotel in San Simeon
Room types
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No. And no room deposit either!
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Free and not a problem. Actually that and the fact that this hotel is right on the ocean sold me on it..... Great value!
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"Corner suites are better to view Ocean and take in Sea breeze!"
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"Had a king bed , room was big ,, all good"
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"Get one overlooking the sea much nicer."
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"all face busy road but did not find noisy"
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