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4.5 out of 5

"Super convenient access to the beach. We had a partial view to the ocean with a balcony. I wouldn't recommend the patio with partial beach view becau ... " More

By a verified traveler on Mon 26 Apr 2021

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Hotel Description

3-star beachfront hotel near Pismo Beach Pier

On the beach

With a stay at this Downtown Pismo Beach 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 terrace are also offered.

Free WiFi, iPod docks

The 75 guestrooms have LED TVs with cable channels and offer free WiFi and iPod docks. Coffee/tea makers, free local calls, and hair dryers are also available. Housekeeping is available on request.

Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds (Traditional 2 Queens)

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max
$150* Per night/room Dec 7 - Dec 8

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

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 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, 1 King Bed, Ocean View, Oceanfront

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Superior Room, 1 King Bed (Partial View King)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Superior Room, 2 Queen Beds, Oceanfront

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Sandcastle Hotel on the Beach ratings based on 13 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.5 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 5.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Sandcastle Hotel on the Beach

Everyone (3) Couples (3) Family (7)
2 out of 5
We like the Sandcastle but this last visit was not the same as the past visits. Staff could be friendlier and more accommodating.

Posted by on May 10, 2021

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May 10, 2021 by Sandcastle Team

We are truly sorry that this stay wasn't the same as past stays, we will definitely be addressing your concerns to our staff. Thank you for taking the time to express your feedback. We greatly appreciate it and hope you give us another chance.

5 out of 5
Super convenient access to the beach. We had a partial view to the ocean with a balcony. I wouldn't recommend the patio with partial beach view because it is literally on the ground .. no wall .. no privacy .. def not worth the price ..

Posted by on Apr 26, 2021

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Apr 26, 2021 by Sandcastle Team

Thank you for taking your time to write a review. We greatly appreciate the feedback.

5 out of 5
Near the ocean. Walked to the pier and Pismo Beach

Posted by on Apr 20, 2021

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May 17, 2021 by Sandcastle Team

Thanks for staying with us. We appreciate your feedback!

5 out of 5
Beach at our door was great. I wasn’t informed about the extra fees I would be charged and the hotel charged me almost $100 more than I booked with Travelocity.

Posted by on Apr 8, 2021

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May 17, 2021 by Sandcastle Team

Thank you for taking the time to provide a review of your stay. We pride ourselves on providing the best possible service and comfort for our guests. We apologize for any inconveniences you may have experienced.

2 out of 5
Hotel location is perfect. However, staffs provided horrible services and not tended to guest needs. Hotel definitely needs a Full time maintenance to sustain the room functions. Very disappointed for a high paid dollar view room and the room amenities aren’t up to par. Would not stay again or recommend to anyone.

Posted by on Mar 9, 2021

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Comment from Hotel Management

Mar 26, 2021 by James Davison-General Manager

I would like to thank you for your recent visit. We greatly appreciate the time you have taken to review and share your thoughts with us. Feedback such as yours is important to the ongoing improvement of our guest service standards. We strive to provide each of our guests with a wonderful experience at Sandcastle Hotel on the Beach and I apologize we were not able to meet your expectations and for any lack of service you experienced. I can assure you that myself and the staff are working together to make any necessary changes to ensure that these challenges do not happen again in the future.

5 out of 5
We loved everything, absolutely beautiful place and could not have been closer to the beach and a great view of the pier and ocean!

Posted by on Feb 6, 2021

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Mar 14, 2021 by Sandcastle Team

Thank you we are happy you enjoyed your stay. Our location is definitely second to none. We look forward to seeing you in the future.

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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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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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!

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 and a snack bar/deli. 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
  • Deli
  • 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
  • Bar or lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Dining venue

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Free WiFi
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Free cribs/infant beds

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Self parking (surcharge)

Transport

  • 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 bathrobes, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. Guests can surf the web using the 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. Change of towels and change of bedsheets can be requested. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • IPod dock
  • LED television
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels
  • Coffee maker
  • Cribs (free)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobes
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste available
  • Change of towels (on request)
  • Change of bedsheets (on request)

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 contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • Wheelchair-accessible on-site restaurant
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge
  • Handrails in stairways
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Stair-free path to entrance
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)
  • Wheelchair accessible path of travel
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair-accessible van parking
  • Braille or raised signage
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to elevator
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk

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.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 20.0 per stay.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome

Policies

This property is managed by a professional host; the provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession, within the meaning of article 155 of the French Tax Code

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

This property accepts credit cards and debit cards; cash is not accepted

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.

This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession, within the meaning of article 155 of the French Tax Code. Minimum Spring Break check-in age is 21 years old. This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, Eurocard, and debit cards. Cash is not accepted. 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.

  • 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
  • Staff temperature checks are conducted regularly
  • Masks are compulsory at the property
  • Temperature checks are not available to guests
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Contactless food service / room service is available
  • 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
  • Masks are available to guests
  • Mobile key entry is not available
  • 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

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
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 20.0 per stay

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.