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    Sands By The Sea Motel

    9355 Hearst Dr, San Simeon, CA 93452-9750
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    4/9/2017 5/9/2017
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    Traveller (102)
    Room & Suite (19)
    Pool & Beach (16)
    • Excellent12%
    • Very good45%
    • Average34%
    • Poor6%
    • Terrible3%
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    Free Wifi
    Free Parking
    Air Conditioning
    Non-Smoking Hotel
    Family Rooms
    Pets Allowed
    Wheelchair Access
    2.0 Star Hotel
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    Reviews (255)
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    1 - 5 of 188 reviews

    Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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

    1  Thank Olivier P
    Reviewed 7 July 2017 via mobile

    Honestly the perfect place to stay if you need somewhere just to crash on your route. We saw this on Hotel Tonight and were skeptical and first because of the reviews on Yelp. Most of the reviews were regarding the continental breakfast (which we got...More

    Thank Michael S
    Reviewed 29 June 2017

    Motel was clean and ample - very reasonably priced - checked in at office of motel next door which was much plusher - staff not very friendly or helpful - our room included free breakfast and staff at restaurant were not at all attentive when...More

    Thank glrikki
    Reviewed 7 June 2017

    This hotel is older, not modern, not lush, but a Great deal in a great location! you are Right on the beach- we could hear the waves as we drifted off to sleep. Everything was clean and included a small credit towards breakfast in the...More

    Thank Jennifer M
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    626 reviews
    #10 of 12 hotels in Cambria
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    1,196 reviews
    #9 of 12 hotels in Cambria
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    865 reviews
    #3 of 12 hotels in Cambria
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    906 reviews
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    • Top amenities
    • Pool
    • Free Parking
    • Beachfront
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Free Parking
    • Room amenities
    • Air Conditioning
    • Microwave
    • Refrigerator in room
    • Things to do
    • Pool
    • Price range
    • US$108 - US$233 (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 ,
    • Family 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 ,
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    Traveller (102)
    Room & Suite (19)
    Pool & Beach (16)
    Dining (4)
    Hotel & Grounds (61)
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    Nearby Restaurants
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    .27 km away
    Nearby Attractions
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    5.00 km away
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    5.37 km away
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    Questions & Answers
    Simone C
    12 February 2017|
    Response from Jessica R | Reviewed this property |
    No. And no room deposit either!
    18 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!
    Room Tips
    "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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    "We were in an upstairs room which suited us - nice and quiet."
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    "Avoid first floor rooms, you need to keep the windows open and there are people walking around til late at..."
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