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St Albans, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 July 2015

The reception opens at 1600 so don't get there early. The room was well equipped with coffee, iron & ironing board, breakfast wa taken in the cavalier restraunt next door and good but basic. Close to the beach and good walks along the buff.

Thank alan c
Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 3 July 2015

We stayed here once when using airline miles and found it to be perfectly satisfactory. My main concern with motels is cleanliness and this one was fine. Found out it is owned by the same folks as the more expensive Best Western right next door. So there's beach access with this motel as well. I would stay here again. 10...

Thank Daniel C
Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Reviewed 25 June 2015

Seemed like a nice place. The room was nice and I could hear the ocean. Guy at the desk was friendly and was touting the places amenities as I checked in. Unfortunately, it was nearly 10pm and I had just driven 100 miles. My sleep deprived mind/body and the darkness caught what he was telling me, but I wasn’t able...

Thank Barry P
West Bridgford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 June 2015

When entering the room we did not find it particularly inviting - it was dingy and had a fusty rather than fresh smell. Shower, washbasin and toilet were OK and a bid double bed was in the room. There was no aircon, but a big, big fan (that would do any WW2 aircraft proud) with an orangy light in the...

1Thank Peter S
British Columbia, Canada
Reviewed 27 May 2015

This is interesting.Sands by the Sea is part of the Best Western Cavelier Resort. Of the 5 buildings grouped around a large open field, this is the only building without ocean view. I believe this one building closest to the road is therefore operated under a separate name. My credit card statement revealed the payment was made to Best Western....

1Thank Caneuropianada
Newcastle, Australia
Reviewed 24 May 2015

A beautiful location with beautiful views of the ocean. The room was spacious, clean and very well priced for a family of 4. Loved walking down by the ocean and sitting by the open fire pits and listening to the waves roll in. Plenty of room outside for the kids to run and play. The one bad experience we had...

1Thank pdsearle
Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 12 May 2015 via mobile

Were driving from LA to San Francisco and stopped here for the night. What a pity we could not stay longer. The motel was good, close to the beach, had fire pits with chairs around them so you could sit out on the beach front looking for whales or sea life. We really enjoyed our stay, the room was good,...

1Thank Pethel
Clarkston, Michigan
Reviewed 4 May 2015

We toured Highway 1 and stopped as we drove. This hotel was more than half the price of the Best Western and worked perfect for the night. The man who checked us in was very nice however seemed a little "new". He first told us we would be on the first floor but moved us to the second floor (no...

1Thank Jen S
Reviewed 30 April 2015

There are no rooms with views- just to clarify- that is another motel which built in front of this one...that is the best western. This one is a good place to stay over when on the road. Everything is what you would expect at his price point - no frills but clean and tidy and a reasonable bed. The restaurant...

1Thank barbara s
Palm Springs, CA
Reviewed 19 April 2015 via mobile

Don't. Just don't. Ever. Beat up, dirty and tired motel with shabby linens and a hole in the wall of the bathroom. No on site coffee or food other than a vending machine. Long brow hairs from previous resident were on our bathroom floor when we checked in.

Thank rjuliansf

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • 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: ₹ 6,354 - ₹ 14,149 (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.”
 of 5 bubbles JoeA336, 31 Dec 2016 | Read review
“We were in an upstairs room which suited us - nice and quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles 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.”
 of 5 bubbles Anitere, 5 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Not sure, if any choices are available”
 of 5 bubbles TravellerVaughan, 5 Aug 2016 | Read review
“If available, ask for an ocean view room.”
 of 5 bubbles Nadith1970, 25 Jul 2016 | Read review
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