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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed here for 2 nights when visiting the Monterey Peninsula. Not a lot of frills here but the beds were comfy and everything was clean at least until we discoved an old sock and lots of dust under the bed. Location is close to the mall and a good Italian restaurant.

Thank Charles W
GuestXperienceTeam, Guest Relations Manager at Sand Castle Inn, responded to this review

Hi Charles, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay with us. We have a great housekeeping team, who generally do a fantastic job, and we apologize for the fact that they missed some things during their inspection of your room prior to your arrival. Despite this, we are very happy that you enjoyed your stay, and...

florida, United States
Reviewed 13 February 2017

First impression was an older hotel that is well maintained. Staff was friendly. Room was clean including bed and towels. Bed was comfortable. Breakfast was minimal with good coffee. I booked it on a last minute deal for under $100, and feel like it was good for the area. 15 minute drive to cannery row area. I will stay again...

Thank William S
GuestXperienceTeam, Guest Relations Manager at Sand Castle Inn, responded to this review

Hi William, I am happy to learn that you enjoyed the value and the amenities of our hotel! It is also great to hear you mention our fantastic staff, they really do make our property special. Thank you for taking the time to share your positive experience. We're delighted to hear that you would stay with us again if you...

Long Beach, California
Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

really love this place, must've stayed here a dozen times over the years - it's very reasonably priced, cheap even, but CLEAN with breakfast (not elaborate, but whatever) included - just can't recommend it enough. the neighborhood is totally unscenic but if you're simply looking for a clean quiet place before driving down the coast, this is it

Thank zackreview2012
GuestXperienceTeam, Guest Relations Manager at Sand Castle Inn, responded to this review

Hi Zack, I am happy to learn that you enjoyed the value and in particular the cleanliness of our hotel! Thank you for taking the time to share your positive experiences over many years, we do appreciate it. We look forward to welcoming you back many more times in the years ahead! Best wishes, Hotel Management

Marysville, California
Reviewed 29 January 2017

Stay here every time we come down this way & the place is great! Room are clean & you get FREE breakfast! Can't beat it for the price. Plus it's just a quick drive down the street to the aquarium, the wharf, and cannery row.

Thank klangston21
GuestXperienceTeam, Guest Relations Manager at Sand Castle Inn, responded to this review

It's great to hear that we are your go-to place in this area, thank you! We're delighted that you always enjoy your stay with us, and that you find us to be such great value - this is exactly our aim. Thank you for your review; we hope to welcome you back many more times in the future! Best wishes,...

Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

It is not said but the Sand castle does have a workinf free WiFi in their rooms. The rooms are good and the breakfast is ok for the price that we paid for it. The hotel is not brand new, but offers what you need for one night.

Thank John S
Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

A little confusing to find at first since my maps gps kept taking me to the intersection a block or two away from the actual location. Rooms was nice clean and spacious. We had a queen size bed and one full size that we pushed together for my son to sleep with us. It was fun. The cost for the...

Thank Jose H
Duluth, Minnesota
Reviewed 8 November 2016

This is a two story motel that looks like it was built in the 50s or 60s. Our room (2 queen beds) had been updated and was clean and pleasant. Everything worked fine -- heating and a/c, shower, sink, refrigerator -- and beds were comfortable. Price on a Thursday in November was $65. Front desk staff were uniformly helpful and...

1Thank Aaron B
Dover, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 October 2016

Friendly reception, given room requested. We had a large double bed in a standard size room. Free wifi great to with package. Lots of free parking. This hotel is set between main roads so there is traffic noise. The room had microwave and fridge and all the items you expect from a hotel. Good shower both with heat and power....

1Thank carol y
Scottsdale, Arizona
Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Clean, welcoming, easy access to Highway, Monterey, and anywhere else you want to go. Was quiet. They were trying to fix a plumbing issue near our room, but it was not an issue. Would definitely stay there again.

Thank Sherrie C
Long Grove, IL, United States
Reviewed 4 October 2016

We stayed here four days in September. Price was the factor. Minimal continental breakfast included. Good location for Monterrey activities and Central Coast exploring. Neighborhood is car dealer row. Baths were updated but the property is very tired. Parking is barely adequate.

Thank David C. V

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Our hotel is conveniently located in Seaside minutes from the beach and near all the major attractions Monterey offers. We are only a short drive to the Aquarium, CSUMB, Fisherman's Wharf, 17 mile drive, Pebble Beach, Cannery Row and Carmel. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Sand Castle Inn

Address: 1011 Auto Center Pkwy, Seaside, CA 93955-3614
Region: United States > California > Monterey County > Seaside
Price Range: $80 - $452 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Sand Castle Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 37
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Sand Castle Hotel Seaside
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“Top floor as near to reception as possible.”
 of 5 bubbles caroly812, 27 Oct 2016 | Read review
“No room will be quiet here.”
 of 5 bubbles noodle78, 3 Sep 2016 | Read review
“We had a refrigerator and a microwave and Costco is right across the street so bring in some snacks, breakfast items and save some money :-). ”
 of 5 bubbles Diedmunds, 3 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Keep away from Del Monte side. The noise is not too bad, but can be annoying”
 of 5 bubbles jonthethird, 27 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Get a Deluxe room if you can! :)”
 of 5 bubbles grisusweetie, 9 Jun 2016 | Read review
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