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On the beach, white sand
On the beach, white sand
On the beach, white sand

Guest reviews

4.4/5 Excellent
945 reviews
Guests rated this property 4.5/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

Free WiFi
Air Conditioning
Breakfast Available
Parking Available

Cleaning and safety practices

Cleaned with disinfectant
Hand sanitizer provided
Personal protective equipment


Explore the area

Popular LocationPismo Beach Pier3 min walk
Popular LocationMonarch Butterfly Grove16 min walk
Popular LocationNorth Beach Campground17 min walk
AirportSan Luis Obispo, CA (SBP-San Luis Obispo County Regional)20 min drive

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  • Superior Room, 1 King Bed, Ocean View, Oceanfront

    4.7/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • Ocean view
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 King Bed
    More detailsSuperior Room, 1 King Bed, Ocean View, Oceanfront
  • Superior Room, 2 Queen Beds, Oceanfront

    4.5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 4
    • 2 Queen Beds
    More detailsSuperior Room, 2 Queen Beds, Oceanfront
  • Standard Room, 1 King Bed (Traditional King)

    4.5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 King Bed
    More detailsStandard Room, 1 King Bed (Traditional King)
  • Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds (Traditional 2 Queens)

    4.5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 4
    • 2 Queen Beds
    More detailsStandard Room, 2 Queen Beds (Traditional 2 Queens)
  • Superior Room, 1 King Bed (Partial View King)

    4.1/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 King Bed
    More detailsSuperior Room, 1 King Bed (Partial View King)
  • Superior Room, 2 Queen Beds (Partial View 2 Queens)

    4.7/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 4
    • 2 Queen Beds
    More detailsSuperior Room, 2 Queen Beds (Partial View 2 Queens)
  • Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed, Balcony (Deluxe King with Patio or Balcony)

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 King Bed
    More detailsDeluxe Room, 1 King Bed, Balcony (Deluxe King with Patio or Balcony)
  • Deluxe Room, 2 Queen Beds, Balcony (Deluxe 2 Queens with Patio or Balcony)

    4.5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 5
    • 2 Queen Beds
    More detailsDeluxe Room, 2 Queen Beds, Balcony (Deluxe 2 Queens with Patio or Balcony)

About this area

Pismo Beach

Sandcastle Hotel on the Beach is located on the beach and in an area 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. Central Coast Aquarium and Leaning Pine Arboretum are also worth visiting. Discover the area's water adventures with kayaking and scuba diving nearby, or enjoy the great outdoors with mountain biking and hiking/biking trails.

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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Pismo Beach Pier - 3 min walk
  • Monarch Butterfly Grove - 16 min walk
  • North Beach Campground - 17 min walk
  • Pismo Beach Prime Outlets - 18 min walk
  • Margo Dodd Park - 5 min drive

Getting around

  • Grover Beach Station - 3 min drive
  • San Luis Obispo County Regional Airport (SBP) - 20 min drive


  • The Deck — 1 min walk
  • Splash Café - 4 min walk
  • Brad's - 4 min walk
  • Wooly's - 4 min walk
  • The Oyster Loft - 4 min walk

About this property

Sandcastle Hotel on the Beach

Ocean-view hotel with a bar/lounge, near Pismo Beach Pier
A restaurant, a bar/lounge, and a coffee shop/café are available at this smoke-free hotel. WiFi in public areas is free. Other amenities include a rooftop terrace, self parking, and free use of bicycles. All 75 rooms offer free WiFi, iPod docks, and LED TVs with cable channels. Guests will also find coffee makers, free local calls, and free bottled water.
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.

This Pismo Beach hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones; free local calls are provided (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include complimentary bottled water and coffee/tea makers. Housekeeping is provided daily.

Recreational amenities at the hotel include complimentary bicycles.

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

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 sanitization guidelines of SafeStay (AHLA - USA)

Social distancing

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

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Masks available
Hand sanitizer provided
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: USD 20 per night

Food and drink

  • Cooked-to-order breakfast available for a fee daily 7:00 AM–11:00 AM: USD 10-30 for adults and USD 10-30 for children
  • 1 restaurant and 1 coffee shop/café
  • 1 bar

Things to do

  • Free bicycle rentals


  • Elevator
  • Front-desk safe

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Luggage storage

Languages spoken

  • English


  • Beachfront location
  • Rooftop terrace


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)


  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Fan
  • Heating (climate-controlled)
  • Linens


  • Bathrobes
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Towels


  • 55-inch LED TV
  • Cable channels
  • iPod dock
  • MP3 dock
  • Premium channels

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Free bottled water


  • Connecting rooms available
  • Desk
  • Free local calls
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Phone
  • Window screens



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

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Property payment types

Important information


You'll 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
  • Phone calls
  • In-room coffee
  • Self parking
  • Parking
  • WiFi access (may be limited)

We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at 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)
  • Self parking fee: USD 20 per night

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
Safety features at this property include a smoke detector and window guards
This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place
Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests
Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitizer
Contactless check-out is available
Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast and dinner
The property affirms that it adheres to the SafeStay (AHLA - USA) sanitization guidelines
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

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Sandcastle Hotel on the Beach and receive a full refund?
Yes, Sandcastle Hotel on the Beach offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Sandcastle Hotel on the Beach cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
How much does it cost to stay at Sandcastle Hotel on the Beach?
As of Aug 11, 2020, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Sandcastle Hotel on the Beach on Sep 7, 2020 start from $174, 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.
Is this property pet-friendly?
No, only service animals are welcome at the property.
How much is parking at this property?
Self parking is available for USD 20 per night.
What time is check-in at this property?
Check-in is from 4 PM–midnight. Late check-in is available during limited hours.
What time is check-out at this property?
Check-out is at 11 AM.
Where is Sandcastle Hotel on the Beach located?
Located in Downtown, this beachfront hotel is in the city center and within 1 mi (2 km) of Pismo Beach Pier and Monarch Butterfly Grove. Avila Hot Springs and Avila Beach Golf Resort are also within 9 mi (15 km). Grover Beach Station is 29 minutes by foot.

Guest reviews

Overall score and ratings for Sandcastle Hotel on the Beach

5 - Excellent
4 - Good
3 - Okay
2 - Mediocre
1 - Poor
Service and Staff
Property condition

4/5 Good

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

The place is nice to rest after the long day staying at the beach. The beach is just literally outside the property. Only thing missing is pool. The room is clean. The lobby is very clean. Due to the pandemic, they have hand sanitizer everywhere. The elevator have proper signs on how to do social distancing. The place near downtown as in 3 mins away.

Stayed 2 nights in Aug 2020


    I have stayed there previously and had a nice stay, but this experience was subpar. The hotel needs updating in some places and the staff seemed in a bad mood. No housekeeping during COVID did not help and the restaurant was often closed.

    Stayed 4 nights in Aug 2020


    • Disliked: Amenities

    Stayed 1 night in Aug 2020

    5/5 Excellent

      This traveler didn’t leave comments with their review
      Stayed 2 nights in Jul 2020


      • Liked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities

      This is at a great location. We have stayed here several times before. Right on the beach. Normally I would not have anything bad to say. But with the pandemic, I felt there were a lot of people not wearing masks - even though there were signs in the hotel. People in the halls, people in the lobby, people waiting for the elevator. I wish they would enforce the mask wearing more. Also, this might seem like a little thing....but they give out s'mores kits. And I have a son. But, they had signs on all of the firepits saying you could only sit by the fire with people from your own room. The first night we waited and waited for a pit to become free - we could see them from our hotel. The second night, same thing. We were finally able to use it at 10 pm. There were several other families with small children in the same boat. We quickly made ours and left so others can use. The firepit had the same young lady there using her phone for HOURS. Like from 5 pm (when we started checking). Maybe they could make a dedicated firepit JUST for s'mores, without chairs around. Because there were a lot of disappointed children waiting to use the firepit. Or maybe make signs limiting the sitting to 30 minutes. Again, there was food there, so no mask wearing going on either, even with the people NOT eating or drinking.

      Stayed 2 nights in Jul 2020