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Sand Castle Inn
Ranked #2 of 13 Hotels in Seaside
Boca Grande, Florida
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“brief stopover”
Reviewed 16 April 2014

My wife and I stayed at the Sand Castle in April 2014. Our car was being repaired so it was an unexpected stop of our vacation in California. Clean, reasonably priced, basic breakfast, handy to most services and shops. Good value

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San Jose, California
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Reviewed 7 April 2014

Overall a very nice, simple motel. The walls are thin but that is not uncommon. We stayed with a 3 month and 5 1/2 year old kids. They were quite but if we had an unexpected outburst I'm sure our neighbors would have notice.

There was a slight issue with our room. We asked to be moved to a different room. Since the same type was not available we were downgraded and rate changed accordingly.

All in all I'd stay here again.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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Talent, Oregon
1 review
Reviewed 2 April 2014

The proprietor was not very personable, but that is easy to get past.
Even so this will be my first choice when in the area. Lots of hot water, new bathroom area, etc.
All I want is a clean comfortable room at a fair price. I'm here to visit Laguna Seca Racetrack and the hotel is just across the street from the Triumph dealer, convenient.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled solo
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Reviewed 24 March 2014

Clean, recently remodeled bathroom, comfortable bed, reasonably priced when we went. It's on a corner and there wasn't much traffic on either street on a Friday night - early Sat. Microwave, fridge, hair dryer, iron in the room. Continental breakfast with juice, cereal, muffins, toast and make-your-own waffles.
Location is convenient to shopping, CSUMB, Laguna Seca. Probably 15 minutes drive to the aquarium.
No surprises, good or bad. A fine choice. I would stay here again.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with family
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San Francisco, California
1 review
Reviewed 27 February 2014

Clean room, friendly service, comfortable beds, reasonable price. 15 minutes away from Cannery Row and in a reasonably nice part of town. Also located conveniently next to a Target. We would absolutely stay here again, zero complaints.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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San Jose, California, USA
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Reviewed 11 February 2014

Stayed here while taking a scuba diving trip in Monterey. The hotel really doesn't have much to offer other than just a room, but we found it to be very clean and comfortable. It's definitely a functional hotel that does a good job of serving the purpose of sleeping but that's about it.

The location is really good for diving trips as we are always driving down to the dive site anyway. If you want somewhere within walking distance of Monterey then this is likely to be a little too far out. If you are driving in for the day then the price difference to the Monterey hotels more than makes up for all day parking anyway.

They provide breakfast in the morning, but it really wasn't up to much. I wouldn't recommend it and suggest that you probably want to plan to eat somewhere else in the morning.

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Santa Ana, California
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Reviewed 17 October 2013

Hotel location was close to CSUMB, where we needed to go. Stayed there 3days and 2nights, which was perfect. Good service, good price owners are very nice and help you on whatever you need. CLose to a big shopping center, food near by. plenty of parking. Beds are very comfortable, sink is really nice. Has a microwave and fridge which helped us a lot.. Will stay again!

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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
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Property: Sand Castle Inn
Address: 1011 Auto Center Pkwy, Seaside, CA 93955-3614
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Region: United States > California > Monterey County > Seaside
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 13 Hotels in Seaside
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Sand Castle Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 37
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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