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Sands By The Sea Motel

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Tel Aviv, Israel
Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

It's exceptional for us to stay in 2 stars hotel, but because the holidays and area and the prices, we stayed there. Surprisingly this was the best bed we have ever been sleeping on (considering the 4 stats hotel that we regular to). For breakfast you get voucher for each person that equals to 4$ in restaurant near the hotel....

5Thank EithanBronshtein
Norwalk, California
Reviewed 31 December 2016

The hotel is 2 lowest priced motel in San Simeon with the best location other than the Cavalier (which owns the Sands by the Sea Motel). Pros: Price, location on the beach with the use of fire pits, frig & microwave, closet and plenty of space to put your clothes. The rooms are clean as well. voucher per person the...

Thank JoeA336
San Diego
Reviewed 1 December 2016

When we first arrived we had to ring a bell for the manager. He took a long time getting down to us to check in. He did not realize we were getting two rooms even though I had reserved on line. Got straightened out. There are coffee pots in the office so you would figure in the morning we could...

1Thank anniedutch13
Loveland, Colorado
Reviewed 21 November 2016

2 couples staying here for 3 nights, rooms 230 and 231. Rooms are wonderful for price based on area pricing. King bed is very comfortable with lots of pillows to sit up Bathroom is very clean with lots of towels, privacy wall for toilet, small window, shower/bath could use update. Checked in at night and we have 2 more nights...

Thank Diane S
Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 15 November 2016

We arrived quite late but received a warm welcome and it didn't take forever to get to our room. The room itself was really nice for the price and the bed was super comfy after driving all day. We were given vouchers for breakfast and had a really decent meal for a small extra price - set us up for...

Thank Julie B
Santa Fe, New Mexico
Reviewed 8 November 2016 via mobile

We stayed here 2 nights. The bedroom is spacious, clean, and the beds comfortable. We were in the building closest to the highway. (There are 3 buildings, with he 3rd one back close to the ocean.) Our room was quiet but you could still hear the ocean in the distance, which was great. You get a food coupon for the...

1Thank Jorden N
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 October 2016

Room was big, comfortable and clean. bathroom adequate, shower but no bath. Dated bathroom. Tea and coffee making facilities and a TV. Fridge and microwave. Bed was very comfy. Notice on door said office open 2pm onwards but we were there at 1.50pm, called the phone number it said to call and still no one arrived. At 2.30pm and 3...

Thank Sharon S
Willow Grove, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 17 September 2016

Hotel is clean and comfortable. Beach is behind the hotel. Front desk person made no secret of preferring European guests to American guest, I found that to be a bit insulting. Area is very rural and nothing is open past eight PM. There are a few restaurants close by, but again, they close at 8PM. Breakfast was not much to...

Thank Debra D
Reviewed 22 August 2016

Booked our room through Priceline Express Deals. Our room was mediocre but Ok for one night. They provide a voucher for a continental breakfast at the Cavalier restaurant down the road. Better quality than if the hotel had provided breakfast but we had to walk there and wait to be seated.

Thank Brayette
Norfolk, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

Arrived late. Not a problem the man on the front desk was lovely. Really quick and friendly. Room was large and clean. Maybe a little old but suited our needs perfectly. Place to put our head for one night and was great. Would happily return.

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Pool
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking

Additional Information about Sands By The Sea Motel

Address: 9355 Hearst Dr, San Simeon, CA 93452-9750
Region: United States > California > San Luis Obispo County > San Simeon
Price Range: ₹ 6,353 - ₹ 14,002 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Sands By The Sea Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 33
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Also Known As:
Sands By The Sea Hotel San Simeon
Sands Motel San Simeon
Sands Hotel San Simeon
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#2 On the Beach Hotel in San Simeon
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“Rooms 245 & 245 are the only rooms with an ocean view.”
JoeA336, 31 Dec 2016 | Read review
“We were in an upstairs room which suited us - nice and quiet.”
K4637KTjulieb, 14 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Avoid first floor rooms, you need to keep the windows open and there are people walking around til late at night.”
Anitere, 5 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Not sure, if any choices are available”
TravellerVaughan, 5 Aug 2016 | Read review
“If available, ask for an ocean view room.”
Nadith1970, 25 Jul 2016 | Read review
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