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Sand Castle Inn

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Deluxe Room, 2 Queen Beds | Desk, blackout drapes, iron/ironing board, free WiFi
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Deluxe Room, 1 Queen Bed, Accessible | Bathroom | Combined shower/tub, hair dryer

Overview of Sand Castle Inn

Sand Castle Inn

2.0 star property
8.2 out of 10 Very Good
8.2/10 Very Good

Popular amenities

  • Pet friendly
  • Parking included
  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Laundry
  • 24/7 front desk
1011 La Salle Ave, Seaside, CA, 93955

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationNorth Fremont Street2 min drive
  • Popular LocationDel Monte Beach3 min drive
  • Popular LocationBayonet and Black Horse Golf Course5 min drive
  • AirportMonterey, CA (MRY-Monterey Peninsula)9 min drive

Room options

About this area


Sand Castle Inn is located in Seaside. Shoppers can check out Cannery Row, while everyone can enjoy the natural beauty of Monterey Bay and 17-Mile Drive. Looking to enjoy an event or a game while in town? See what's happening at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca or California Rodeo Grounds.

What's nearby

  • North Fremont Street - 2 min drive
  • Del Monte Beach - 3 min drive
  • Monterey County Fairgrounds - 4 min drive
  • Bayonet and Black Horse Golf Course - 5 min drive
  • Naval Postgraduate School - 6 min drive

Getting around

  • Monterey Station - 14 min drive
  • Monterey Peninsula Airport (MRY) - 8 min drive


  • McDonald's - 4 min walk
  • Taco Bell - 4 min walk
  • Panera Bread - 10 min walk
  • Panda Express - 3 min walk
  • Wingstop - 3 min walk

About this property

Sand Castle Inn

Motel near Monterey Bay Aquarium
Sand Castle Inn provides laundry facilities and more. Guests can connect to free in-room WiFi.
You'll also enjoy perks such as:
  • Free self parking
  • Express check-out, express check-in, and a 24-hour front desk
  • Coffee/tea in the lobby and smoke-free premises
  • Guest reviews say good things about the overall value and walkable location
Room features
All 34 rooms boast comforts such as air conditioning, as well as amenities like free WiFi. Guest reviews give good marks for the clean, comfortable rooms at the property.
Other amenities include:
  • Bathrooms with shower/tub combinations and hair dryers
  • LCD TVs with satellite channels
  • Refrigerators, microwaves, and coffee/tea makers



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA)

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Free self parking on site
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking and van parking available

Food and drink

  • Coffee and tea in common areas

Family friendly

  • In-room microwave
  • In-room refrigerator
  • Laundry facilities


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Laundry facilities

Guest services

  • One-time housekeeping


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom available in select rooms
  • Assistive listening devices
  • Braille/raised signage
  • Grab bar near toilet
  • In-room accessibility
  • Low-height counter and sink
  • Raised toilet seat
  • Roll-in shower available in select rooms
  • Stair-free path to entrance
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible van parking


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Bedsheets provided
  • Blackout drapes


  • Hair dryer
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/bathtub combination


  • LCD TV with satellite channels

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator


  • Access via exterior corridors
  • Air conditioning
  • Desk
  • Free local calls
  • Iron/ironing board

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Check-in from 3 PM - 2:30 AM
Late check-in subject to availability
Express check-in available


Check-out before 11 AM
Express check-out available

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets allowed for an extra charge of USD 40 per pet, per night
Service animals are welcome, and are exempt from fees
Welcoming dogs only
2 per room
Specific rooms only, restrictions apply; pet-friendly rooms can be requested by contacting the property at the number on the booking confirmation

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available
Cribs (infant beds) are not available

Property payment types

Important information

Optional extras

  • Pet fee: USD 40 per pet, per night
  • Service animals are exempt from fees

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit 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
This property accepts credit cards, debit cards, and cash
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit, and window guards

We should mention

This property does not have elevators

Property is also known as

Sand Castle Inn
Sand Castle Inn Seaside
Sand Castle Seaside
Sand Castle Hotel Seaside
Sand Castle Inn Motel
Sand Castle Inn Seaside
Sand Castle Inn Motel Seaside

Frequently asked questions

Is Sand Castle Inn pet-friendly?

Yes, this motel allows dogs (limit 2 per room). There's a fee of USD 40 per pet, per night. Service animals are exempt from fees.

How much does it cost to stay at Sand Castle Inn?

As of Jun 8, 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Sand Castle Inn on Jun 11, 2023 start from $74.0, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.

How much is parking at Sand Castle Inn?

Self parking is free at this property.

What time is check-in at Sand Castle Inn?

Check-in is from 3 PM - 2:30 AM. Late check-in is available during limited hours.

What time is check-out at Sand Castle Inn?

Check-out is at 11 AM.

Where is Sand Castle Inn located?

Situated in Seaside, this motel is within a 10-minute walk of Eolian Dunes Preserve and Monterey State Beach. Fort Ord Dunes State Park and North Fremont Street are also within 2 mi (3 km).



Very Good

Rating 10 - Excellent. 434 out of 1002 reviews" "
" "10 - Excellent 43%
Rating 8 - Good. 379 out of 1002 reviews" "
" "8 - Good 38%
Rating 6 - Okay. 117 out of 1002 reviews" "
" "6 - Okay 12%
Rating 4 - Poor. 45 out of 1002 reviews" "
" "4 - Poor 4%
Rating 2 - Terrible. 27 out of 1002 reviews" "
" "2 - Terrible 3%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities




2/10 Terrible

Tristan Davis

Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service
Stayed 1 night in Jun 2023

10/10 Excellent


Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Fast and easy check-in. Very clean and tidy. Would stay again!
Stayed 1 night in Jun 2023

8/10 Good


Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
Great deal for the price of the stay. Surrounding area is a bit sketchy, which is not a fault of the management of course. However, tv and thermostat were not working but I would still recommend this location because of the cost and friendly staff.
Stayed 1 night in Jun 2023

8/10 Good


Traveled with group
Liked: Cleanliness
Location is in a seedy neighborhood and was filled with local partiers...very noisy with questionable activities gping on...would not stay here i know why the price was so low, especially for a holiday weekend
Stayed 2 nights in May 2023

10/10 Excellent


Business traveler, Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Love the room clean and nice
Stayed 1 night in Apr 2023

10/10 Excellent


Traveled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Very clean hotel room, pleasant staff, convenient parking. Totally worth it and would definitely recommend!
Stayed 2 nights in May 2023

4/10 Poor


Disliked: Staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Under construction. Absentee manager. Shabby reno. Smelled musty. Noisy. Balcony faces road and buildings. In car dealer/repair shop area. Homeless around. Stained towels. water softner made it hard to wash of soap.
Stayed 1 night in May 2023

8/10 Good

Jeff, Modesto

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Easy location to get around. I like to park in front of my room. Daily maid service and easy check in. Rooms are clean and basically fine.
Stayed 2 nights in May 2023

8/10 Good


Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Stayed 2 nights in May 2023

10/10 Excellent


Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Had a great stay. The room was clean and the staff was helpful. We ate at GUSTO next door. Delicious pizza and drinks. Very convenient. Breakfast options of McDonalds or Starbucks are very close by.
Stayed 1 night in May 2023