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    Sands By The Sea Motel

    9355 Hearst Dr, San Simeon, CA 93452-9750
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    Room & Suite (19)
    Pool & Beach (18)
    Overview
    • Excellent12%
    • Very good46%
    • Average33%
    • Poor6%
    • Terrible3%
    Travellers talk about
    Free Wifi
    Free Parking
    Beachfront
    Pool
    Non-Smoking Hotel
    Concierge
    Pets Allowed
    Wheelchair Access
    Breakfast included
    2.0 Star Hotel
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    1 - 5 of 191 reviews

    Reviewed 3 weeks ago

    sands by the sea , great hotel , great location by the sea , had a great king bed room , good price , by the ocean , fire pits at night time , the restaurant is close by , great food , Hearst castle...More

    Thank Steve N
    Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

    Our stay was comfortable enough and the location right by the beach is lovely, with fire pits available for guests to use. However, the service since we left has been despicable and uncaring. We accidentally left an iPad on the bed when we checked out,...More

    Thank HelsB81
    Reviewed 7 September 2017

    Room was ok, Bathroom was terrible. The resturant was ok but no great shakes, the steaks were very weird really didn't think the americans could get it wrong, but even they can do a bad steak. The night area was good with the fire burners...More

    Thank anthony n
    Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

    The property is old, however the room decor was modern & updated. The bathroom was somewhat updated, somewhat old & not well-kept. Overall a very comfortable overnight stay @ a good price, perfectly fine stop near Hearst Castle & if you are driving Highway 1.

    Thank kelly b
    Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

    very disapointed because the motel has no sea view, is not on the beach, there is another hotel between the sands by the sea motel and the sea side, you have no view you have to walk back the other hotel to go to the...More

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    About
    Amenities
    • Top amenities
    • Pool
    • Free Parking
    • Beachfront
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Free Parking
    • Concierge
    • Room amenities
    • Microwave
    • Refrigerator in room
    • Things to do
    • Pool
    Details
    • Price range
    • US$88 - US$227 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
    • Hotel class
    • Hotel Style
    • #3 On the Beach Hotel in San Simeon
    • Room types
    • Non-Smoking Rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 33
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    • Location
    • United States >
    • California >
    • San Luis Obispo County >
    • San Simeon
    • Also Known As
    • Sands By The Sea Hotel San Simeon ,
    • Sands Motel San Simeon ,
    • Sands Hotel San Simeon
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    Traveller (105)
    Room & Suite (19)
    Pool & Beach (18)
    Dining (4)
    Hotel & Grounds (62)
    Bathroom (6)
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    Simone C
    13 February 2017|
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    Response from Jessica R | Reviewed this property |
    No. And no room deposit either!
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    19 July 2015|
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    Response from patrick c | Reviewed this property |
    Free and not a problem. Actually that and the fact that this hotel is right on the ocean sold me on it..... Great value!
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    Room Tips
    "Had a king bed , room was big ,, all good"
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    "Get one overlooking the sea much nicer."
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    "all face busy road but did not find noisy"
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    "Rooms 245 & 245 are the only rooms with an ocean view."
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