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Sandcastle Inn
Ranked #9 of 27 Hotels in Pismo Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Los Angeles, California
1 review
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“Highly recommended”
Reviewed 19 July 2010

We stayed here for a quick overnight trip from Los Angeles with our pug. Amazing service, even checked us in early. The balcony overlooked the ocean and the room was prestine. They even put a sign out welcoming our pet. No AC, but a great fan that blows cold air, plus you get that clean cool ocean air. Breakfast was ok, just waffels and hard boiled eggs. I would have enjoyed some bacon. However, this is highly recommended, worth the price, and we will be back for sure. Thank you Sandcastle.

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 18 July 2010

Sandcastle Inn (SI) is a great place especially because of its aproximation to the beach, pier and downtown Pismo. We enjoyed 4th of July fireworks from their observation deck on the 3rd floor. Many rooms have spectacular ocean views which cost quite a bit more. It is true that on one side of the hotel the rooms overlook run down shacks which have been there for many years, but you can't fault the SI. The City of Pismo needs to do something about that eye sore. Perhaps the owners are holding out for more money as it is a prime piece of property.

This establishment does allow pets, which we prefer not to hear barking, etc. So we specifically asked to be placed away from. This was easily accommodated in their annex building.

Anyway, this is a great place to stay. Pismo Beach is more like Northern California beaches, very cool/cold, not like Southern California beaches, so pack accordingly.

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled with family
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Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed 16 July 2010

The hotel is in a prime location. Beautiful views and close to the beach. You can't get any closer than this. However, when we got up to our room it was humid and muggy. It was stuffy inside of the room. We went to turn on the air conditioning to find out they don't have ac! We payed well over $200 a night. When we called downstairs to see if not having ac was specific to this room the lady at the desk was rude and said just open a window and plug in the fan that is in your closet. The jacuzzi's water looks dingy and yellowish. No pool. We will never come back.

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled as a couple
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San Francisco, California
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Reviewed 8 June 2010

I would definitely recommend this hotel. It was a great value. The rooms were decently sized, the amenities were more than expected, and it was right next to the beach. The restaurant that is located on the property is also excellent, I was impressed. The breakfast was also a great deal. Overall a great property!

  • Stayed May 2010, travelled with friends
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North Las Vegas, Nevada
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Reviewed 2 June 2010

This is always my first choice when going to Pismo. Location is perfect, right on the beach, a short walk to downtown and restaurants and shopping. Most of the restaurants downtown have to go menus and we like to bring our dinners back to the room and sit on the patio. The rates are a little high, however it is certainly worth it. The complimentary breakfast is great. Many choices. They also have small refrigerators in the room. This is great to hold lunch and snack things, saves a lot of money on eating out. There is a Von's in Grover Beach, just down the road, that has a great deli and bakery and we always go there right when we get there to stock our fridge. Staff is great and the cookies in the afternoons are excellent. I highly recommend this hotel to anyone.

  • Stayed May 2010, travelled as a couple
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Fountain Valley, California
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Reviewed 19 May 2010

This was our second trip to Pismo and found the perfect hotel. Unfortunately, it was a quick stop. We have stayed at many hotels and find that it is uncommon to be greeted with a smile and a helpful attitude. At the Sand Castle Inn they were very welcoming and friendly. The location couldn't be better. We found the hotel to be very clean and well kept. We will definitely be back.

  • Stayed April 2010, travelled with family
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Bakersfield, California
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Reviewed 27 April 2010

We started to stay only at this hotel about 2 years ago, We just feel in love with the location of this hotel and for the price you pay you wouldn't believe that its a 5 minute walk down to the beach, and as a mom you will love that there is a gas station across the street if you need anything. The staff is really great about meeting your needs and the grounds of the hotel are always kept up. My kids love to swim in the heated pool and spa, my daughter loves that there are fresh cookie as the font desk! I would advise everyone to stay here.

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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 Business Hotel in Pismo Beach
#1 Romantic 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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