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4.5 out of 5

"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 ... " More

By a verified traveler on Tue 19 Dec 2017

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. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the express check-out and WiFi in public areas. Self parking, a coffee shop, and a lobby fireplace are also offered.

IPod docks, WiFi

The 75 guestrooms have LED TVs with cable channels and offer WiFi and iPod docks. Coffee/tea makers, free local calls, and fans are also available.

Sandcastle Traditional Two Queens

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max
$173* Per night/room Aug 20 - Aug 21

Room, 2 Queen Beds, Partial View

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

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

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Ocean Front King

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Room, 1 King Bed, Partial View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Ocean Front Two Queen

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Sandcastle Hotel on the Beach ratings based on 22 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 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 5.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Sandcastle Hotel on the Beach

Everyone (7) Couples (1) Family (2)
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!

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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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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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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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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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

5 out of 5

Great place to stay

This was a great place to stay and the location was perfect. The staff was friendly and helpful. The rooms were really nice. I recomend paying the little bit more and getting an ocean facing view. They have a really nice deck with fire pit. Great area to sip some wine and relax. Overall i highly recomend this place to stay.

Posted by on May 24, 2016

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May 30, 2016 by Roger

Thanks so much for being our guest at our beachfront inn. My fantastic staff and I are very pleased that you had a great stay with us. I'm glad that you took the time to sit back and relax on our third floor observation deck with fire pit. We can't wait to see you again soon. Kind regards, Roger Wightman General Manager

3 out of 5

The better hotel right on the beach

Pros: Jacuzzi, 3rd floor deck, convenience to beach and shops/restaurants.
Cons: mattress
I paid a lot of money to stay at the hotel, a 5 star price, but 3 star quality. The room smelled a little funny and the bed was not comfortable to sleep in. I expected the hotel to have more - at least a restaurant or bar, or a pool. I did like the 3rd floor deck lookout and the Jacuzzi, those were nice perks at the hotel.

Posted by on May 2, 2016

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May 6, 2016 by Roger

Thanks so much for being our guest. I'm very pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us for the most part. I will be sure to have this room inspected right away to correct any potential deficiencies. We do sell local wines, craft beers and snack food items for our guests enjoyment. We look forward to seeing you again. Sincerely, Roger Wightman General Manager

5 out of 5

Right on the beach.

I decided to book an extra night. I was moved and checked in a timely matter. Staff was friendly and accommodating. Back rooms have ocean view.

Posted by on Apr 29, 2016

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May 3, 2016 by Roger

I'm so glad you chose to stay with us at our downtown beachfront inn. My friendly and accommodating staff and I can't wait to see you again soon. Sincerely, Roger Wightman General Manager

4 out of 5

Great Location in Pismo

Pros: Enjoyed the breakfast and gathering area.
Cons: Heaters for our outdoor part of the breakfast area.
Location: You are right downtown near the pier, restaurants and shops.
We enjoyed our stay at this perfectly located hotel. The staff is very friendly and helpful.

Posted by , from Milwaukee, WI on Dec 1, 2015

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Dec 4, 2015 by Roger

Thanks so much Larry for being our guest. My fantastic staff and I are really pleased that you enjoyed your stay overall, especially our perfect beachfront location. We can't wait to have you visit us again soon. Warm regards, Roger Wightman General Manager

4 out of 5

Wonderful beach side hotel

Pros: Location, room and staff.
Cons: Add low carb items to the breakfast. With so many people diagnosed with type II diabetes continental breakfast are really no breakfast.
Location: The Beach! Also the very friendly town of Pismo.
We were greeted by excelllent staff. Not just greeted, but felt sincerely welcomed to the hotel. that set the tone for the weekend. The staff was terrific. The room was exactly as decscribed and the photos on line exactly what we saw upon entering. The patio outside our room was at beach level and very comnfortable. The bed was great, everything was in order when we arrived.

Posted by , from Fresno on Aug 31, 2015

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Sep 2, 2015 by Roger

Thank so much for being our guests. My excellent staff and I are very pleased that you fully enjoyed your stay with us at our wonderful beach side hotel. We can't wait to see you again soon. Sincerely, 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. Public spaces have WiFi for a fee. The business-friendly Sandcastle Hotel on the Beach also features a rooftop terrace, a fireplace in the lobby, and express check-out. Parking is available for a fee. 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

Internet

Available in all rooms: WiFi (surcharge)

Available in some public areas: WiFi (surcharge)

Parking

Self parking (surcharge)

Transport

  • Airport: San Luis Obispo, CA (SBP-San Luis Obispo County Regional) (14 km / 8.7 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. In-room wireless Internet access is available for a surcharge. 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
  • Cribs (free)
  • 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

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

  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Boat tours nearby
  • Segway rental/tour nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Hot springs nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 4 PM

Check-out

  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pets

  • 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 are 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. 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 are 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.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • Only service animals are allowed

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
  • Internet access
  • Phone calls
  • In-room coffee
  • In-room bottled water
  • Self parking
  • Parking
  • Housekeeping

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)
  • Fee for in-room wireless Internet: USD 20 per night (rates may vary)
  • Fee for wireless Internet in public areas: USD 20 per stay (rates may vary)
  • 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

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.
*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.