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Sands By The Sea Motel

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Been to this motel with my wife, Rooms are not to bad, its just by the coast good location. I would give 4 star if we didnt wait 25 minutes at the restaurant for our breakfast. We also witnesed one of the waitresses arguing with another guest very rude. This staff definetly needs retraining.

Thank Deniz A
Crestline, California
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

This was a wonderful place to stay. I had booked this room though a 3rd party site and my name was not on file, but the staff was friendly and accommodating. The hotel had a restaurant on site that had some issues with being under staffed. It was also a little overpriced. Overall our room was spacious and walking distance...

Thank HKittyEatsJBeans
Leeds, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 April 2017

Trying to get in contact with the hotel via e-mail as I never received an e-mail booking confirmation when booking via their website and would like to have this. Have tried to contact them via the e-mail address on the hotel website and via also another address referred to when making the booking. Several days have passed and no reply...

Thank rml33333
Apple Valley, California
Reviewed 3 April 2017

A group of us met up at Sands by the Sea for a week-end stay and re-visit to Hearst Castle. The motel shares grounds with Cavalier motel.... it's an old bldg., but well kept both inside and out. One thing I found interesting, no towel bars in the bathroom ? Just "different". The grounds are stunning; there are fire pits...

Thank avoma42
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 April 2017

Lovely motel for a stopover​ on the way to San Francisco​. Bit scuffed and old in places, but we expected that. The fire pits they light on the beach every night and the heated pool and hot tub are a great idea and a lovely touch. We ate at the restaurant, which was very tasty, if expensive, and had the...

Thank Claire H
Spokane, Washington
Reviewed 31 March 2017

This hotel needs updates. Our room had a stained carpeted floor, rust on the bathtub, no exhaust fan for the bathroom. The bed was so-so with flat pillows. You are on the shore, but you don't have a view of the ocean, just the building that is closer to the shore. The reception was good, and you do get coupons...

Thank pattybru
Flower Mound, Texas
Reviewed 22 March 2017

We were only staying one night, the building was a little old. But it was right by the ocean, could walk down to the beach. At night they lit fires so you could watch the sun go down. There were no elevators or AC, which we didn't need either, for those that do, you may want to select another hotel.

Thank Sasha174_dallas
Reviewed 25 February 2017

This motel is right on the ocean bluffs, but only one row of rooms actually have an ocean view. There are walking trails and fire pits. The room itself is exactly what you would expect, average and adequate, with very nice beds. They seem to be going through some refurbishment since we had to check in at the hotel next...

Sheffield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 February 2017

Lovely location right by the sea. The room was a typical US motel with all the facilities needed for an overnight stay. Comfortable beds and a lovely sea view, pity it was raining! Clean and tidy rooms. Breakfast, although nice, was a bit disappointing, included in the price was coffee and muffin or toast. We chose the muffins which were...

Thank Fizzy2013
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

Both inside and outside looked cute and it was perfect for a last minute getaway. Price was extremely reasonable in comparison to its neighbors and great beach access. Poor wall insulation though can hear everything neighbors were saying and the heater made an annoying pinging noise all night long.

Thank Jessica R

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking

Additional Information about Sands By The Sea Motel

Address: 9355 Hearst Dr, San Simeon, CA 93452-9750
Region: United States > California > San Luis Obispo County > San Simeon
Price Range: RM419 - RM1,004 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Sands By The Sea Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 33
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Also Known As:
Sands By The Sea Hotel San Simeon
Sands Motel San Simeon
Sands Hotel San Simeon
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#3 On the Beach Hotel in San Simeon
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“Rooms 245 & 245 are the only rooms with an ocean view.”
JoeA336, 31 Dec 2016 | Read review
“We were in an upstairs room which suited us - nice and quiet.”
K4637KTjulieb, 14 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Avoid first floor rooms, you need to keep the windows open and there are people walking around til late at night.”
Anitere, 5 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Not sure, if any choices are available”
TravellerVaughan, 5 Aug 2016 | Read review
“If available, ask for an ocean view room.”
Nadith1970, 25 Jul 2016 | Read review
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