The Sand Castle Inn is a nice, no-frills place without the massive price tag of other locations. It is just a few minutes away from Monterey and a few minutes more from Carmel-by-the-Sea.
We appreciated the recently redesigned bathrooms, flat screen TVs, free wifi, quick check-in/check-out and how close it was to the expressway entrances/exits.
Things that we were neutral on - the rest of the room could stand to be updated - bed linens, light fixture, phone, desk chair - all of it looked as though they had seen better days.
We were not impressed with how easily sound traveled through the rooms - not an issue if the other guests are polite enough to keep their voices down, not go running down the shared entrance way, or have shouting conversations to someone on the ground when they are on the second floor. Our first night was quiet, peaceful, and we were very happy. The second night, our experience was not so pleasant. So if you are someone that can be disturbed by loud noises, bring ear plugs just in case you are plagued by some less-than-thoughtful fellow guests.
Overall, we would be happy to stay here again. The affordable rates coupled with the terrific location make this a hard-to-beat spot.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Our hotel is conveniently located in Seaside minutes from the beach and near all the major attractions Monterey offers. We are only a short drive to the Aquarium, CSUMB, Fisherman's Wharf, 17 mile drive, Pebble Beach, Cannery Row and Carmel. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Sand Castle Hotel Seaside