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Sandcastle Hotel on the Beach

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On the beach, white sand
Superior Room, 2 Queen Beds (Partial View 2 Queens) | Desk, blackout drapes, iron/ironing board, free cribs/infant beds
Daily cooked-to-order breakfast for a fee

Overview of Sandcastle Hotel on the Beach

Sandcastle Hotel on the Beach

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

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Air conditioning
  • Breakfast available
  • Parking available
  • Bar
100 Stimson Ave, Pismo Beach, CA, 93449

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationPismo Beach Pier3 min walk
  • Popular LocationMonarch Butterfly Grove16 min walk
  • Popular LocationNorth Beach Campground8 min drive
  • AirportSan Luis Obispo, CA (SBP-San Luis Obispo County Regional)11 min drive

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About this area

Pismo Beach

Located on the beach, Sandcastle Hotel on the Beach is in Downtown Pismo Beach, a neighborhood in Pismo Beach with good shopping. Bubblegum Alley and Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa are notable landmarks, and some of the area's activities can be experienced at Pismo Beach Pier and Avila Hot Springs. Pismo State Beach and Monarch Butterfly Grove are two other places to visit that come recommended. Discover the area's water adventures with kayaking and scuba diving nearby, or enjoy the great outdoors with mountain biking and hiking/biking trails.

What's nearby

  • Pismo Beach Pier - 3 min walk
  • Pismo Beach Surf Shop - 4 min walk
  • Sans Liege Wines - 8 min walk
  • Monarch Butterfly Grove - 16 min walk
  • North Beach Campground - 8 min drive

Getting around

  • Grover Beach Station - 3 min drive
  • San Luis Obispo County Regional Airport (SBP) - 11 min drive


  • Old West Cinnamon Rolls - 6 min walk
  • Splash Café - 4 min walk
  • Wooly's - 4 min walk
  • The Boardroom - 3 min walk
  • Cool Cat Cafe - 4 min walk

About this property

Sandcastle Hotel on the Beach

3-star hotel located in Downtown Pismo Beach
Located close to Pismo Beach Pier and Pismo State Beach, Sandcastle Hotel on the Beach provides a rooftop terrace, a firepit, and a coffee shop/cafe. This hotel is a great place to bask in the sun with a white sand beach and beachfront dining. The onsite bistro, The Deck, features ocean views and happy hour. In addition to a bar, guests can connect to free in-room WiFi.
You'll also enjoy perks such as:
  • Cooked-to-order breakfast (surcharge), free bicycle rentals, and self parking (surcharge)
  • Express check-out, an elevator, and a front-desk safe
  • A 24-hour front desk, luggage storage, and smoke-free premises
  • Guest reviews give good marks for the breakfast, helpful staff, and proximity to shopping
Room features
All 75 rooms include comforts such as air conditioning and bathrobes, in addition to perks like free WiFi. Guest reviews highly rate the comfortable rooms at the property.
More amenities include:
  • Bathrooms with free toiletries and hair dryers
  • 55-inch LED TVs with premium channels
  • LED light bulbs, free infant beds, 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
Property is disinfected using an electrostatic sprayer
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Guest accommodations are sealed after cleaning
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA)

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place
Contactless room service is available

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Masks available
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitizer provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast and dinner
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

  • Self parking on site (USD 25 per night)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking and van parking available
  • Onsite parking includes off-street options

Food and drink

  • Daily cooked-to-order breakfast available 7:00 AM–11:00 AM for a fee: USD 10–30 for adults and USD 10–30 for children
  • A bar/lounge
  • A coffee shop/cafe
  • A restaurant
  • Snack bar/deli

Restaurants on site

  • The Deck

Things to do

  • Free bicycle rentals

Family friendly

  • Free crib
  • Snack bar/deli


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Luggage storage
  • Safe at front desk

Guest services

  • Change of bedsheets on request
  • Change of towels on request
  • Housekeeping on request


  • Firepit
  • On the beach
  • On the boardwalk
  • On the waterfront
  • Rooftop terrace


  • 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
  • Braille/raised signage
  • Elevator
  • Handrails in stairways
  • In-room accessibility available in select rooms
  • Roll-in shower available in select rooms
  • Stair-free path to entrance
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to elevator
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant
  • Wheelchair-accessible van parking


  • At least 80% lighting from LEDs
  • Double-glazed windows
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Bedsheets provided
  • Blackout drapes
  • Free crib


  • Bathrobes
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Private bathroom
  • Shampoo
  • Soap
  • Toilet paper
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste on request
  • Towels


  • 55-inch LED TV with premium cable channels
  • iPod dock
  • MP3 dock

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker


  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Connecting rooms available
  • Desk
  • Free local calls
  • Heating (climate-controlled)
  • Iron/ironing board
  • LED lighting
  • Phone
  • Window screens

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Check-in from 4 PM - midnight
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age: 18


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 not allowed (service animals are welcome, and are exempt from fees)

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 20.0 per stay
Free cribs are available on request at the property

Property payment types

Important information

Optional extras

  • Fee for cooked-to-order breakfast: approximately USD 10–30 for adults, and USD 10–30 for children
  • Self parking fee: USD 25.00 per night
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 20.0 per stay

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 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

We should mention

The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation

Property is also known as

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

Frequently asked questions

Is Sandcastle Hotel on the Beach pet-friendly?

No, only service animals are welcome at the property.

How much does it cost to stay at Sandcastle Hotel on the Beach?

As of Jun 1, 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Sandcastle Hotel on the Beach on Jun 6, 2023 start from $197.6, 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 Sandcastle Hotel on the Beach?

Self parking is available for USD 25.00 per night.

What time is check-in at Sandcastle Hotel on the Beach?

Check-in is from 4 PM - midnight. Late check-in is available during limited hours.

What time is check-out at Sandcastle Hotel on the Beach?

Check-out is at 11 AM.

Where is Sandcastle Hotel on the Beach located?

Located in Downtown Pismo Beach, this beachfront hotel is in the city center and within a 5-minute walk of Pismo State Beach and Pismo Beach Pier. Monarch Butterfly Grove and Avila Hot Springs are also within 6 mi (10 km). Grover Beach Station is 30 minutes by foot.



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Rating 2 - Terrible. 40 out of 1060 reviews" "
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Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities




10/10 Excellent


Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Great Location! Right on the beach and a short walk to the strip. Super clean and the on-site restaurant was great. A must stay.
Stayed 2 nights in May 2023

6/10 Okay

LINDA, San Jose

Traveled with family and small children, Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
The staff was great, very professional and pleasant to deal with. The property itself was VERY underwhelming for the price point. Sure it’s oceanfront, however the amount we paid was not justifiable in terms of the room itself- very small, even tinier bathroom, no coffee machine, and mini fridge had leftover food from the previous guest. It lead me to feel unsure about how many other things in our room that were left not cleaned. Room felt very cramped compared to the other oceanfront properties that we typically stay in. We will most likely not be returning to this location. Vespera next door had the same price point and their rooms looked beautiful but unfortunately they were completely booked.
Stayed 2 nights in May 2023

10/10 Excellent

Amanda, La Verne

Traveled with family and small children
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
This hotel was clean and the staff was very nice. It was very easy to walk across the boardwalk to the beach and loved we could have smores at sunset.
Stayed 4 nights in May 2023

10/10 Excellent


Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
What a beautiful setting was perfect
Stayed 1 night in May 2023

10/10 Excellent


Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Good place
Stayed 1 night in May 2023

4/10 Poor


Liked: Cleanliness
Disliked: Property conditions & facilities
One night noisy guests above us. Bistro not open in the afternoon on any of the days I was there. Lots of Maids carts in hallway . Door open to their break room while they were eating. Don’t think I will return.
Stayed 3 nights in May 2023

6/10 Okay


Traveled with partner
Liked: Staff & service
In a 2 queen bedroom (303). The wooden bed frame is large for mattress. Both my husband and I (me twice him once) bumped into wooden frame when rounding corner . We both came home w bruises above the ankle area (him more serious as skin was broken).
Stayed 1 night in May 2023

10/10 Excellent


Traveled with family and small children
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Everything was perfect! We had a great time with our grandson's. This trip was for us to spend time one on one with them. They loved everything.
Stayed 2 nights in May 2023

10/10 Excellent


Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Best location on Pismo beach! Everything was clean and customer service were able to accommodate our needs! Would return and stay there again!
Stayed 1 night in May 2023

10/10 Excellent


Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Friendly, clean and quiet
Stayed 1 night in May 2023