We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Preston Sands Hotel

Show Prices
Book on TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
Enter dates for best prices
powered by PriceFinder
Best prices for:1 room
Check In Check Out
Please enter your travel dates to continue
Check Availability
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 1 more site!
Professional photos
Preston Sands Hotel
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"],"js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"}},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
JPMiles / PAYBACK
50

256 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Showing 256: English reviews
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked into the Preston Sands late on a Friday night simply because it was the cheapest hotel on offer and we needed to get something sorted. We didn't expect much, just a clean room and a shower - but we ended up finding a wonderful little hotel with plenty of heart. We enjoyed our stay and the fantastic location... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Simon K
United Kingdom
Level Contributor
18 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed here with other members of our bowling club for 4 days. The hotel is situated in a great spot with lovely views over the bay. The rooms are a bit a bit tired looking but are very clean. The staff are brill, they went out of their way to oblige and always had a smile for you. The entertainment... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank sunnyboy1914
Penryn, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
39 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Pros - Friendly, helpful staff. Fantastic view from the sea view rooms. Location is great. Cons - The hotel is in desperate need of refurbishment. It is tired and worn and can only be described as a cross between Phoenix Nights and Shameless! Tiny TV pretty pointless. Shower was no more than a dribble and toilet area smelt of pee.... More 

Helpful?
Thank Pauline D
Level Contributor
6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Had a fantastic weekend at this hotel. Rooms could do with a refurb. But the staff at the hotel make up for that. Breakfast and evening where really nice. I will defiantly go back. Plus there is a £2 bar in evening.

Helpful?
1 Thank Andrea S
Taunton, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 19 October 2016

Preston sands is not a five star hotel,thank goodness,it has a heart of gold and staff that care. Situated with views across Torbay this two star hotel is a little gem,the food is excellent,the whole package is first class value for money.We have stayed here several times and will continue to do so.

Helpful?
Thank carolsmith100315
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 October 2016

Eddie and his staff are very proffessional and very friendly .Lovely sea views and fantastic service .Thanks guys you made our honeymoon very memorable!!!!!!!!!I We would totally recommend you everybody !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:)

Helpful?
1 Thank Martin G
yateley
Level Contributor
34 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2016

Good location overlooking beach and bay. Rooms in hotel could do with a refurbish. Carpets stained and need renewing. Rooms looks very tired, Rooms at back face out towards railway 40 feet away.Do not run at night. Staff very good. Saturday entertainment good. Bar good value Free parking

Helpful?
Thank welshexiled
Cullompton, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2016

well we here we go again rooms good, sea view ,tv, tea & coffee, all nice and cosy balcony a bonus(room 2) bar brills £2.50 pint + entertainment, dining room so light and lovely sea view great staff as always, and now the food : breakfast superb choice, tea/coffee/cereal/fry up or poached/scrambled toast jam marmalade, whilst enjoying brekky sort out... More 

Helpful?
Thank Mel D
Bristol, England, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
18 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2016

This hotel is in an excellent position with lovely views out over the bay. Obviously money has been spent on the dining room and lounge bar, also the staff are friendly and welcoming.There the plus comments end! Dirty tired stair carpet, filthy grime encrusted bannisters, we were shown to room 1 initially and it was horrible,cracked wash basin grim and... More 

Helpful?
2 Thank Chris W
Nuneaton, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
32 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2016

We had room 7; it has a wonderful view of Torbay, that's the plus side. My mother would have said the place needed a good bottoming (cleaning), the stair rails and banisters were sticky to touch; carpets were frayed at the edges. We couldn't close the cupboard, I mean bathroom door because the threshold strip was bent and stopped the... More 

Helpful?
Thank Geoffinthekennel

107 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveller Photos (78)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (8)
Viewed
View from Room (9)
Viewed
Room/Suite (19)
Viewed
Dining (4)
Viewed
Bathroom (14)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (3)
Viewed
Other (21)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (29)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (21)
Viewed
View from Room (2)
Viewed
Dining (1)
Viewed
Other (5)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Paignton hotels
2.4 km away
Premier Inn Paignton Seafront (Goodrington Sands) Hotel
2.0 km away
Summerhill Hotel
Summerhill Hotel
#1 of 20 in Paignton
289 reviews
1.1 km away
The Cherwood
The Cherwood
#8 of 20 in Paignton
175 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
4.5 km away
Premier Inn Paignton South - Brixham Road
0.6 km away
The Redcliffe Hotel
The Redcliffe Hotel
#6 of 20 in Paignton
333 reviews
1.5 km away
The Torland Hotel
The Torland Hotel
#16 of 20 in Paignton
40 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Beachfront
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Family friendly hotel, short walk to all the local amenities. Lift access to all floors. Bed and Breakfast included on all bookings but evening meal can be booked as officially we are a hotel. 24 Hour check in service available ... more   less 

Additional Information about Preston Sands Hotel

Address: Marine Parade, Sea Front | Preston, Paignton TQ3 2NU, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Devon > English Riviera > Paignton
Price Range: ₹ 3,059 - ₹ 6,629 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Preston Sands Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 32
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Priceline, Budget Places and LateRooms so you can book your Preston Sands Hotel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Preston Sands Hotel Paignton, Devon
Hotel Style:
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Paignton
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from Preston Sands Hotel staff and other travellers.
6 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (6)

Questions? Get answers from Preston Sands Hotel staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“Ask for a sea view room if they have one. The view will be amazing.”
 of 5 bubbles 369simonk, 21 Nov 2016 | Read review
“There is a rail line at the rear of the hotel. Front rooms have a beautiful sunny view.”
 of 5 bubbles sunnyboy1914, 8 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Best views across Torbay from the front of the hotel.”
 of 5 bubbles carolsmith100315, 19 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Rooms at front have sea views”
 of 5 bubbles welshexiled, 12 Oct 2016 | Read review
“front of hotel”
 of 5 bubbles 995meld, 20 Sep 2016 | Read review
5 of 5
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay