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Sands By The Sea Motel

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  • Excellent12%
  • Very good45%
  • Average33%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
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Free Wifi
Free Parking
Beachfront
Pool
Non-Smoking Hotel
Pets Allowed
Wheelchair Access
2.0 Star Hotel
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Reviewed 8 October 2015

This is an old, tired motel that would probably be out of business if it weren't close to Hearst Castle, Elephant Seals, etc. The water pressure is a dribble. All the "upgrades" have been done as cheaply as possible. The ceiling fan wouldn't work unless...More

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Reviewed 22 September 2015

Stopped here on the way up the coast, and got a room before they all filled up with Hearst Castle visitors and other folks like me enjoying the scenic central coast. San Simeon is basically a wide spot on the road between Hearst Castle and...More

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Reviewed 17 September 2015

This is a small hotel next door to its sister hotel, Best Western. There is a second floor in case stairs are a problem. Room was large and quiet, but we had a view of the Best Western's room out our window. No air conditioning,...More

Thank Deborah K
Reviewed 13 September 2015

When we looked at this property on line it looked like a standard motel but the reviews here can lead you to believe it's something better. It isn't. On the plus side the rooms are a reasonable size with two double beds, a desk and...More

Thank manofekent
Reviewed 31 August 2015

What a lovely surprise. There we were expecting a bog standard motel, but ended up having a wonderful stay at the end of a long day on the Big Sur. It started with a heartwarming welcome from Brian who couldn't have been more welcoming and...More

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Amenities
Top amenities
Pool
Free Parking
Beachfront
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Amenities
Free Parking
Room amenities
Microwave
Refrigerator in room
Things to do
Pool
Indoor pool
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Price range
US$76 - US$207 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Hotel Style
#3 On the Beach Hotel in San Simeon
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms
Details
Price range
US$76 - US$207 (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
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Response from Jessica R | Reviewed this property |
No. And no room deposit either!
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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!
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"Corner suites are better to view Ocean and take in Sea breeze!"
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"Had a king bed , room was big ,, all good"
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"Get one overlooking the sea much nicer."
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"all face busy road but did not find noisy"
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