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Sandcastle Inn
Ranked #6 of 29 Hotels in Pismo Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 14 October 2013 via mobile

Absolutely the best place to stay in pismo beach! The beachfront views are amazing! The rooms are great. Nothing fancy, but very comfortable. Surrounded by awesome food and great bars. I would highly recommend this place! The employees were very helpful and nice!

Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Manager423, General Manager at Sandcastle Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2013

I am so glad that you absolutely loved your stay with us and found my staff to be very helpful and nice. Thanks again.
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Roger Wightman
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Reviewed 10 October 2013

Fantastic inn located right on the beach. Romantic outdoor cocktail area where you could watch the sun set. Clean rooms, excellent service, and very friendly front desk staff make this inn a superb place to stay!

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Manager423, General Manager at Sandcastle Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 13 October 2013

I am very happy that you found our rooms, service and staff to be supurb, and that you were able to enjoy the sunset from our third floor outdoor coastal observation area. Thanks again and we look forward to your return visit.
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Reviewed 8 October 2013

There are very few hotels left in California right on ocean. I am a native Californian and have been staying in beach hotels all my life. This hotel has it all! Fabulous view, breakfast included, and in walking distance to lots of great restaurants. Reminds me of San Diego beaches in the 70's. Surrounding communities are fun to visit and very close by. Go for the ocean front view it's well worth the extra expense. The side view is nice too, and most have patios. We leave door open and love hearing the ocean! We have been going here for years and continue to come back at least twice a year from San Diego .

Room Tip: Ocean front view is the best, we always choose this
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  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Manager423, General Manager at Sandcastle Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2013

I am happy to hear that you were lulled to sleep in your room by the sound of the surf. Thank you for being our guest and we look forward to your return visit. Thanks again.
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Reviewed 6 October 2013

Everything said about this hotel's location is correct; it was a real treat to fall asleep with the sound of the ocean rolling in outside. There are some nice touches - I really liked the proper bath mat instead of the usual small towel. However, no A/C must become an issue on really hot nights and the breakfast was poor. Much of what was offered was bread that could be toasted, but the toaster barely worked. I spent ten minutes trying to provide my wife with a browned bagel and eventually gave up. The juices and coffee were really poor. Perhaps if a little more effort was spent on the quality of the breakfast and less promoting local food and wine at inflated prices, , the Sandcastle Inn would be even better.

Room Tip: Any room facing the ocean will get the sun until it goes down, with all the resulting heat.
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  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Manager423, General Manager at Sandcastle Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2013

While I am very happy that you enjoyed most aspects of your stay, especially the nice touches, I was very sorry that you did not care for our complimentary deluxe continental breakfast. I will certainly take this under consideration to see if there may be ways to improve for the future. Thank you.
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Reviewed 4 October 2013 via mobile

first time that we got some value for money on our road trip!

The Sandcastle Inn is basically right on the beach and in the middle of Pismo, with all pubs and restaurants in walking distance.

Rooms are spacious and clean and the beds provide for a good night of sleep.

Next stop San Francisco...

Stayed: October 2013, travelled with friends
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Manager423, General Manager at Sandcastle Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 6 October 2013

I sure appreciate your honest review of our hotel and am so glad that you fully enjoyed your stay. Join us again when you are back in California. Thanks again.
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Reviewed 2 October 2013

Just spent two nights at Sandcastle Hotel at Pismo Beach. We had a ocean view with balcony so we had good view of ocean and watched surfers and paddle boarders and the people enjoying the ocean and beach, Just a short walk to part of town where there are shops, places to eat and of course the pier is right there. The staff was great, our room was nice and clean and had everything you need. Although our room and others don't have A/C it was not needed as we opened door and enjoyed the ocean breeze and the sounds of waves crashing on shore. There is a hot tub and fire pit I guess you call it for a nice affect to sit and enjoy the view from the outside patio. Breakfast had all you need to start the day so for most part I can say it was a good place to stay for all the above but it can be pricy depending season and weekends. We were there mid week and end of September so that helped making it more affordable. All in all it is a great place. I am in agreement with others who have reviewed Sandcastle and that is only certain rooms should allow pets and you should have option to stay or be told pets have been in that room.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled with family
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Manager423, General Manager at Sandcastle Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 6 October 2013

Thank you for being our guest. I am so glad that you enjoyed your stay with us and that you were able to enjoy all that we have to offer. Thank you.
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Reviewed 30 September 2013

Had a great room overlooking the Pacific Ocean where we could watch the surfers and people on the beach and pier. The room was very clean, however they did not tell us that the room is used by guests with pets. I would have like to have been told about this when we were booking as most hotels do not allow pets or tell there guests about their pet policy. That being said, we had no problems with our room. Breakfast is included and it was excellent.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Manager423, General Manager at Sandcastle Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 2 October 2013

Thank you for your honest reply. I am glad that you enjoyed your stay overall and I can assure you that I will take your concern under review.
Thanks again.
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Additional Information about 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 Business Hotel in Pismo Beach
#1 Romantic Hotel in Pismo Beach
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Pismo Beach
#11 Family Hotel in Pismo Beach
Price Range: £105 - £295 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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