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“Pismo”
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Sandcastle Inn
Ranked #9 of 29 Hotels in Pismo Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Level 6 Contributor
112 reviews
11 hotel reviews
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“Pismo”
Reviewed 27 November 2011

Not what I expected-bit said okay we'll manage. Bed soft, old, lumpy and uncomfortable. Breakfast: all carb -- looked liked others were enjoying it. Front Desk agents: crabby don't like being there. Left the room at 7:30 am .. You would expect the room to be done by 2:30 pm-- but it wasn't. Had to call agent made an excuse and 2 hours later still waiting - I will not be staying here again

  • Stayed November 2011
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Reviewed 24 November 2011

Wonderful location right on the beach. Rooms are clean, bed is comfortable, both feather and foam pillows. Staff (especially Terri) are friendly and especially welcoming to dogs, even gave a map to dog-friendly restaurants in town. Continental breakfast is the usual yogurt, breads, make your own waffles, nothing special but coffee was great!

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled solo
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Reviewed 15 November 2011

Options for pet-friendly-ocean-front-lodging in the Pismo Beach area proved scarce, so we were quite pleasantly surpised with the Sandcastle. In town for a wedding, Pismo proved to be quaint and quite charming. The hotel design and rooms are nice, but by no means opulent. However, the overall atmosphere of the venue is quite upscale, owing primarily to the excellent location & marvelous staff. They proved helpful throughout our stay and their restaurant recommendations were detailed and spot on. The Sandcastle's dining area is lovely - nothing like breakfast in front of a fire overlooking the Pacific! I especially enjoyed walking on the beach and hiking the sand dunes to the south of the Sandcastle. We offered such rave reviews about the Sandcastle at the wedding reception that my husband's aunt packed her bags and relocated to the Sandcastle for the remainder of her stay!

Room Tip: Beachfront room was heavenly...well worth the additional cost.
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  • Stayed December 2010, travelled as a couple
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Fresno, California
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Reviewed 9 November 2011

I booked a room at this hotel with only 2 days notice for 1 night stay during the week. I had never stayed in an oceanroom view before and requested that my room be upgraded if available. To my surprise, upon my arrival, I was greeted at the front desk by Terri, a friendly associate who informed me that she had upgraded my room to a full oceanview room. This was such a happy surprise! Thank you Sandcastle in for accomodating such a request. The room was perfect, peaceful and beautiful. Enjoyed complimentary breakfast with an oceanfront view :=)

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled on business
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Olympia, Washington
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Reviewed 5 November 2011

We have enjoyed the Sandcastle Inn for several years as we visit relatives in the area of Pismo Beach. The welcome is always warm as if the fire in the game/breakfast room. Over the years the value and quality of the breakfast has steadily increased. We found the room spacious and comfortable beds added to our satisfaction. If you only have one chance at Pismo Beach, treat yourself to the Sandcastle Inn.

Room Tip: Ocean views tend to be quieter but guests in the parking lot are generally thoughtful.
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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 4 November 2011

We have stayed at the Sandcastle Inn many times and enjoy it to the fullest. It is clean, quiet and so comfortable. This last stay we had mid 70 deg. weather all week. But, rain or shine it is a beautiful setting and a wonderful get-away..... There are several interesting small towns to visit as well as an old-fashioned melodrama theatre in the evening.

Room Tip: We always try and get an ocean-front room, but a ocean view is wonderful as well.
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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Los Angeles
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Reviewed 2 November 2011

I had business in San Luis Obispo and wanted to wake up with the ocean right outside, so my wife and I chose to stay in Pismo Beach. The Sandcastle Inn is clean, friendly, nicely priced, and has a very generous breakfast. Near the Boardwalk and right on the beach so very nice for long walks. Also close to a few nice restaurants, so you can walk and not be afraid to finish a bottle of wine. The balconies have great ocean views, and it was just a ten-minute drive into SLO for an early morning meeting. My wife and i have stayed twice at this hotel, and would look forward to returning anytime we are visiting the Central Coast area.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled on business
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Additional Information about Sandcastle Inn

Property: Sandcastle Inn
Address: 100 Stimson Ave, Pismo Beach, CA 93449-2644
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Region: United States > California > San Luis Obispo County > Pismo Beach
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Pismo Beach
#1 Business Hotel in Pismo Beach
#7 On the Beach Hotel in Pismo Beach
#11 Family Hotel in Pismo Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Sandcastle Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 75
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 
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