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Sands By The Sea Motel

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Flower Mound, Texas
Reviewed 1 week ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 11 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.

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

Arrived after driving thru torrential rain for 8 hours!!! Really friendly staff. Room was clean and spacious and the bed was soooo comfortable!!! The hotel was reasonably priced. It was a shame the weather was yukky as wound have utilized the fire pits down by the beach. Generous checkout of 12pm. Restaurant next door - Cavilier- was excellent! Really wholesome...

1Thank Monstar1702
Tel Aviv, Israel
Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

It's exceptional for us to stay in 2 stars hotel, but because the holidays and area and the prices, we stayed there. Surprisingly this was the best bed we have ever been sleeping on (considering the 4 stats hotel that we regular to). For breakfast you get voucher for each person that equals to 4$ in restaurant near the hotel....

4Thank EithanBronshtein
Norwalk, California
Reviewed 31 December 2016

The hotel is 2 lowest priced motel in San Simeon with the best location other than the Cavalier (which owns the Sands by the Sea Motel). Pros: Price, location on the beach with the use of fire pits, frig & microwave, closet and plenty of space to put your clothes. The rooms are clean as well. voucher per person the...

Thank JoeA336
San Diego
Reviewed 1 December 2016

When we first arrived we had to ring a bell for the manager. He took a long time getting down to us to check in. He did not realize we were getting two rooms even though I had reserved on line. Got straightened out. There are coffee pots in the office so you would figure in the morning we could...

1Thank anniedutch13
Loveland, Colorado
Reviewed 21 November 2016

2 couples staying here for 3 nights, rooms 230 and 231. Rooms are wonderful for price based on area pricing. King bed is very comfortable with lots of pillows to sit up Bathroom is very clean with lots of towels, privacy wall for toilet, small window, shower/bath could use update. Checked in at night and we have 2 more nights...

Thank Diane S
Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 15 November 2016

We arrived quite late but received a warm welcome and it didn't take forever to get to our room. The room itself was really nice for the price and the bed was super comfy after driving all day. We were given vouchers for breakfast and had a really decent meal for a small extra price - set us up for...

Thank Julie B

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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: €90 - €198 (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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#2 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.”
 of 5 bubbles JoeA336, 31 Dec 2016 | Read review
“We were in an upstairs room which suited us - nice and quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles 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.”
 of 5 bubbles Anitere, 5 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Not sure, if any choices are available”
 of 5 bubbles TravellerVaughan, 5 Aug 2016 | Read review
“If available, ask for an ocean view room.”
 of 5 bubbles Nadith1970, 25 Jul 2016 | Read review
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