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4.9 out of 5

"The view were the best, the staff was great taking care of everything. " More

By a verified traveler on Sun 02 Feb 2020

Hotel Description

3-star beachfront hotel near Pismo Beach Pier

On the beach

With a stay at this Downtown hotel, you'll be within half a mile (1 km) of Pismo Beach Pier and 2 miles (3 km) of Monarch Butterfly Grove. Avila Hot Springs is within 6 miles (10 km) and Avila Beach Golf Resort is within 9 miles (15 km).

Beachfront dining

This hotel features a restaurant, a rooftop terrace, and a bar/lounge. Business travelers can take advantage of the free WiFi in public areas. Self parking, a coffee shop, and a lobby fireplace are also offered.

Free WiFi, iPod docks

In addition to LED TVs with cable channels, the 75 guestrooms offer free WiFi and iPod docks. Other amenities include coffee/tea makers, free local calls, and fans.

Superior Room, 2 Queen Beds (Partial View 2 Queens)

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds (Traditional 2 Queens)

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed, Balcony (Deluxe King with Patio or Balcony)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Deluxe Room, 2 Queen Beds, Balcony (Deluxe 2 Queens with Patio or Balcony)

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

Superior Room, 2 Queen Beds, Oceanfront

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Superior Room, 1 King Bed (Partial View King)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Sandcastle Hotel on the Beach ratings based on 8 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.9 out of 5 5.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 5.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 5.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 5.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 5.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Sandcastle Hotel on the Beach

Everyone (4) Couples (1) Family (4)
5 out of 5
The view were the best, the staff was great taking care of everything.

Posted by on Feb 2, 2020

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Feb 4, 2020 by Sandcastle Hotel

Thank you for staying with us! We appreciate your feedback.

4 out of 5

Posted by on Nov 28, 2019

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5 out of 5
The staff are very friendly check in was quick. Various options of activities to do and very relaxing at the same time.

Posted by on Nov 17, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jan 13, 2020 by Front Desk Supervisor

Thank you for the kind remarks, we hope to see back at the Sandcastle.

5 out of 5
Attention to detail to “beach theme decor, flooring, walls, seating areas.” Resort fee was well worth the cost considering use of WiFi, beach chairs, boogie boards, sand toys and beach towels. Beautiful deck views and beach access was awesome! Will definitely be returning:)

Posted by on Jul 19, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jul 26, 2019 by Kristin F.

Thank you for staying at Sandcastle Hotel on the Beach! We are glad you had such a nice stay with us. Definitely, our resort fee, goes a long way as far as amenities for our guests. We can't wait to see you back!

5 out of 5
I loved that we could walk out of the hotel & hit the beach, walk the pier, or visit the shops & restaurants downtown. The upper deck was great for sunning during the day & relaxing around the firepit at night. Rooms were quaint & gave an upscale beachy vibe. Beds were comfy!

Posted by on Apr 3, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

May 22, 2019 by Kristin F.

Thank you so much for Sandcastle Hotel on the Beach! We are glad that you had a great nice stay. We look forward to welcoming you back!

5 out of 5

Posted by on Mar 24, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Apr 23, 2019 by Kristin

Thank you so much for giving us an excellent rating! We hope to see you again!

5 out of 5
Very nice hotel on a very nice location. I love the fireplace outside the Deck.

Posted by on Jan 3, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jan 15, 2019 by Meesh Michel Front Office Manager

Thank you for your 5 star review!! You can't beat sitting by the fire, listening to the waves crash and watching our stunning sunsets. Please visit again when you are back this way. Thank you.

5 out of 5

Great hotel next to the beach

Sand Castle is a very nice hotel right next to the beach. I believe it was recently renovated, it’s really nice and modern looking with the renovation. My room was very clean which is a MUST.

Posted by , from California on Dec 19, 2017

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Comment from Hotel Management

Dec 20, 2017 by Roger

Thanks so much Gabby for being our guest at our downtown beachfront hotel. I'm very happy to learn that you had a great stay with us. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Warm regards, Roger Wightman General Manager

About the Sandcastle Hotel on the Beach

Location 100 Stimson Ave, Pismo Beach, CA 93449

Property Features

There's a restaurant on site, as well as a coffee shop/café. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. WiFi is free in public spaces. The business-friendly Sandcastle Hotel on the Beach also features a rooftop terrace, a fireplace in the lobby, and express check-out. For a fee, parking is available. This 3-star Pismo Beach hotel is smoke free.

  • 75 guestrooms or units
  • 3 levels
  • 2 buildings
  • Built in 1985
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Terrace on the roof
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-out
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Free WiFi

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Self parking (surcharge)

Transport

  • Airport: San Luis Obispo County Regional Airport (SBP) (20.3 km / 12.6 mi)
  • Train station: Grover Beach Station (2.5 km / 1.5 mi)
  • Parking: Self parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Sandcastle Hotel on the Beach offers 75 accommodations with iPod docking stations and MP3 docking stations. 55-inch LED televisions come with premium cable channels. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations, bathrobes, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. This Pismo Beach hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones; free local calls are provided (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and irons/ironing boards. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • IPod dock
  • LED television
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels
  • Coffee maker
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobes
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Fan
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy cooked-to-order breakfast daily from 7:00 AM to 11:00 AM.

The Deck - This beachfront bistro serves breakfast, dinner, and light fare. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. A children's menu is available. Happy hour is offered.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the hotel include complimentary bicycles.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Free bicycles on site
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Hot springs nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby
  • Health or beauty spa nearby
  • Boat tours nearby
  • Segway rental/tour nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.

  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 4 PM
  • Check-in time ends at midnight
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card may be required at check-in for incidental charges

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

Minimum Spring Break check-in age is 21 years old

Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a smoke detector, and window guards

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A credit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges. Minimum Spring Break check-in age is 21 years old. For guests' safety, the property includes a carbon monoxide detector, a smoke detector, and window guards in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F; guestroom doors are sealed after cleaning; the property is cleaned and disinfected with electrostatic spray.Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; contactless room service is available; masks are required in public areas.Contactless check-out is available.Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast and dinner.Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.The property affirms that it adheres to the SafeStay (AHLA - USA) sanitization guidelines.

  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Guest accommodation is sealed after cleaning
  • Electrostatic spray is used for disinfection
  • Cashless transactions are available
  • Masks are compulsory at the property
  • Staff temperature checks are conducted regularly
  • Temperature checks are not available to guests
  • Contactless food service / room service is available
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Reservation is not required for facilities onsite
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Property follows sanitization practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA)
  • Protective clothing is available to guests
  • Mobile key entry is not available
  • Masks are available to guests
  • Food service has been amended for enhanced safety
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is not available
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available for dinner
  • Debit cards
  • No gap period between guest stays

Fees

Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Resort fee: USD 22.65 per accommodation, per night

The resort fee includes:

  • Beach loungers
  • Beach towels
  • Fitness center access
  • Nearby fitness center access
  • Phone calls
  • In-room coffee
  • Self parking
  • Parking
  • WiFi access (may be limited)

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property, but they may vary based on length of stay or the room booked.

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between USD 10 and USD 30 for adults, USD 10 and USD 30 for children (approximately)
  • Self parking fee: USD 20 per night

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Sandcastle Inn
  • Sandcastle Inn Pismo Beach
  • Sandcastle Pismo Beach
  • Sandcastle Hotel Pismo Beach
  • Sandcastle Hotel Beach Pismo Beach
  • Sandcastle Hotel Beach
  • Sandcastle Beach Pismo Beach
  • Sandcastle Beach
  • Sandcastle On The Pismo
  • Sandcastle Hotel on the Beach Hotel
  • Sandcastle Hotel on the Beach Pismo Beach
  • Sandcastle Hotel on the Beach Hotel Pismo Beach

You should know

  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.
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Frequently Asked Questions

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.