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“Excellent, Reliable Beach Hotel”
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Sandcastle Inn
Ranked #7 of 29 Hotels in Pismo Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 29 May 2014

My wife and I stayed here for 3 week nights, and had another enjoyable stay. This is about the 5th time we've stayed here over the last 10 years, and it is always enjoyable. We think this is a outstanding value for the money -- for hotel quality and location.

We recommend the ocean front, ground floor rooms if your budget allows, as they provide a great view of the beach, sidewalk, and pier. The room's patio is shaded until about noon (think coffee and newspaper). In the evening, you have a perfect view of the sunsets (think wine).

Room was well maintained as usual. High quality matresses and bedding. Slept great.

Hotel guest are typically mellow, so noise is usually not a problem.

Staff is always available, friendly, and helpful.

Bathroom, toiletries, towels, and shower all excellent.

Small refrigerator in room keeps the bottles of water and wine nicely cold. Note: The hotel now sells bottles of locally made wine and beer at the front desk, so you don't even have to go out to a store or winery to buy them. We also noticed that this hotel is now serviced by a local restaurant meal delivery service -- for a $6 service charge plus tip.

Breakfast is included, and has a wide variety of things to eat between 7 am and 10 am -- fruits, yogurt, breads, pastries, hard boiled eggs, belgian waffle maker, juices, oatmeal, and cerials. Plenty of good decaf and regular coffee, as well as hot water for teas or hot chocolate.

If you are looking for a nice beach getaway at a fair price, look no further.

Room Tip: Ocean front on the ground floor.
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  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Manager423, General Manager at Sandcastle Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 31 May 2014

My staff and I greatly appreciate you being a loyal guest with us. I am very happy that you fully enjoyed your mid week beach getaway once again and we can't wait for your return visit again soon.
Thanks so much.
Sincerely,
Roger Wightman
General Manager

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Reviewed 27 May 2014

We stayed in a suite with my family of 5 and had a great time. The room was spacious and clean. They had a crib setup for my 1 year old. The checkin and checkout was smooth. The breakfast was quick and easy.

Room Tip: The suites facing the ocean were beautiful
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  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled with family
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Manager423, General Manager at Sandcastle Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 29 May 2014

I am very happy that you and your family had a great time at our hotel, and that your suite, breakfast and check in / check out process more than met your expectations. Thanks so much for being our guest.
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Roger Wightman
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Reviewed 22 May 2014

After 8 hours driving we were very happy to check in. Were greater by warm friendly staff, quick and easy check-in and when we were in a very nice room. The only downside was as it was a public beach we had randoms walking past our room at all times, but as i said, a public beach, not anyones fault. Comfortable bed, nice enough bathroom, plenty of food all around and the jetty was a great walk. Breakfast was very basic and there were plenty of rude people hogging the waffle machines, but you get used to it on holidays. Very nice hotel and will recommend to friends.

Room Tip: second floor beach room will be more private than ground floor.
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  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Manager423, General Manager at Sandcastle Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 23 May 2014

Thanks so much for choosing to stay with us. I'm very happy that my staff took good care of you and that our room and amenities met your standards, and then some. Please be sure to join us again when in Pismo Beach.
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Roger Wightman
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Reviewed 20 May 2014

Overall, this hotel and its amenities are average (hence the 3/5 rating) BUT the location is honestly unbeatable! Seriously, the location is so perfect you won't even care about the fact that the bathroom is a bit dingy (at least ours was). I understand that it's an old building and that rooms have been updated, so that's great that they make continuous efforts to keep it updated. This hotel is essentially right on the beach and a very short walk away from shopping and restaurants, so you really can't find a better place to stay. It was great to be able to just sit on our patio and watch the ocean as we talked and enjoyed the cool beach weather. Generally, I would recommend this hotel for anybody looking to stay in Pismo Beach.

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Manager423, General Manager at Sandcastle Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 23 May 2014

I'm so glad that you were able to sit back and relax on your rooms patio while watching the ocean and enjoying the cool beach weather. We look forward to your return visit again soon.
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Reviewed 18 May 2014

Superb Ocean Views. Proximity to the pier, the restaurants and little shops is terrific. Great staff to look after you. Great private parking too. Try Rosa's up the street for a fabulous Italian dinner experience, a wonderful friendly "family recipe" restaurant.

Room Tip: Go for an ocean view, leave your windows open and have the sound of the sea put you to sleep.
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  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with friends
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Manager423, General Manager at Sandcastle Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 20 May 2014

I am so happy that our hotel's location suited your needs to a tee, and that my great staff took care of all of your needs. It is great to have the sounds of the sea lull you to sleep, isn't it. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Thanks again for being our guest.
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Roger Wightman
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Reviewed 16 May 2014

We stayed here as a family over Xmas and loved it. Very small, charming hotel with great views, very comfy, charming rooms. Pismo beach is gorgeous and great for families. Get an ocean view room. Great for couples, too. The hotel can help you with activities and dont miss the special beach bikes. Staff is welcoming and it feels very homey.

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled with family
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Manager423, General Manager at Sandcastle Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 20 May 2014

Thanks so much for being our guest during your families vacation. I am so happy that our inn provided you with the comfort you desired and that my welcoming staff tended to all of your needs. We do look forward to your return visit.
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Reviewed 13 May 2014

What a wonderful surprise awaited me for my 60th Birthday! Great hotel right on the beach, view of the really close, Pismo Pier, great staff and they offer fresh baked cookies everyday! The ocean view room was spacious and well appointed and clean. View was good from the balcony. Continental breakfast was delicious. They even announced Happy Birthday to me on the hotel lobby bulletin board...nice gesture!

Room Tip: The king size bed was wonderful and the room is large. We will go for a beach front room next time b...
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Manager423, General Manager at Sandcastle Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 14 May 2014

My staff and I are pleased that you fully enjoyed every aspect of your stay with us, and that you were able to take full advantage of all that we have to offer on your birthday weekend. Thanks so much for being our guest.
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Cheers.
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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
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Pismo Beach
#11 Family Hotel in Pismo Beach
Price Range: £126 - £263 (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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