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    Sands By The Sea Motel

    9355 Hearst Dr, San Simeon, CA 93452-9750
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    Overview
    • Excellent12%
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    Free Wifi
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    Beachfront
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    Breakfast included
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    1 - 5 of 193 reviews

    Reviewed 1 week ago

    We thought this was a nicer place because it is attached to an upscale resort hotel which is owned by the same management. There are no sea views - rooms look out onto building in the rear. The breakfast is a $4 voucher to be...More

    Thank KMWCleveland_OH
    Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

    This hotel is located very close to Hearst castle. Room was clean and we could see a little of the ocean from our room and we could hear the crashing waves. Nice area outside with a huge chess, checker and tic tax toe boards as...More

    Thank a1bb2ccc3
    Reviewed 25 September 2017

    sands by the sea , great hotel , great location by the sea , had a great king bed room , good price , by the ocean , fire pits at night time , the restaurant is close by , great food , Hearst castle...More

    Thank Steve N
    Reviewed 22 September 2017 via mobile

    Our stay was comfortable enough and the location right by the beach is lovely, with fire pits available for guests to use. However, the service since we left has been despicable and uncaring. We accidentally left an iPad on the bed when we checked out,...More

    Thank HelsB81
    Reviewed 6 September 2017

    Room was ok, Bathroom was terrible. The resturant was ok but no great shakes, the steaks were very weird really didn't think the americans could get it wrong, but even they can do a bad steak. The night area was good with the fire burners...More

    Thank anthony n
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    About
    Amenities
    • Top amenities
    • Pool
    • Free Parking
    • Beachfront
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Free Parking
    • Concierge
    • Room amenities
    • Microwave
    • Refrigerator in room
    • Things to do
    • Pool
    Details
    • Price range
    • US$87 - US$188 (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
    • Number of rooms
    • 33
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    • United States >
    • California >
    • San Luis Obispo County >
    • San Simeon
    • Also Known As
    • Sands By The Sea Hotel San Simeon ,
    • Sands Motel San Simeon ,
    • Sands Hotel San Simeon
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    Traveller (105)
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    Dining (4)
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    Nearby Restaurants
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    Simone C
    12 February 2017|
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    Response from Jessica R | Reviewed this property |
    No. And no room deposit either!
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    RetiredTarheel
    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!
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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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    "Rooms 245 & 245 are the only rooms with an ocean view."
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