Sand Castle Inn

2 stars
View map of 1011 La Salle Ave, Seaside, CA 93955

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
3.3
out of 5
54 reviews
great value for a clean place!

Wow--this was the nicest bargain hotel I've ever stayed at. The rooms were clean and it was quiet.... See full review

  • Anonymous
  • Jul 2, 2011
Awesome deal, very good hotel

Staff is very friendly, supper clean and very reasonable price. Will definitely recommend it to... See full review

  • Anonymous
  • Jun 20, 2011
Simple as a sand castle, not far from the beach

In a quiet, congestion-free section of Seaside, the Sand Castle Inn offers affordability six miles from downtown Monterey. Many rooms show recent updates and all include free wireless Internet. Upgrade to one with a large Jacuzzi tub. In the morning, grab a free continental breakfast or head out to family-friendly restaurants in the nearby shopping center or throughout Monterey Bay. A coffee bar in the lobby at Sand Castle Inn offers a warm, welcoming drink after a breezy day exploring the beautiful central California coast. 

Highlights

  • Free continental breakfast and lobby coffee bar
  • Free in-room Wi-Fi
  • Walking distance to shopping center
  • Reasonable rates at well-maintained hotel near Monterey

Rooms
Modern, dark wood furnishings make a nice first impression in the 34 simple, nonsmoking rooms on two floors at the Sand Castle Inn. Comfortable rooms feature polished granite surfaces throughout the bathroom and a refrigerator and a microwave that come in especially convenient for longer stays. Kick back with plenty of cable and HBO on TV or connect to free Wi-Fi. Some rooms offer a small balcony for fresh air, and several offer an oversized, corner Jacuzzi tub with room for two.
Features
The AAA 2-diamond-rated Sand Castle Inn offers a guest laundry facility, free parking and an easy entrance and exit from the California Highway 1 freeway. Within several miles, guests can spend a day at the beach, on the golf course, hiking the trails or coming face to face with incredible marine life at the Monterey Bay Aquarium. Sand Castle Inn offers budget accommodations for guests in town to experience the best annual events on the Monterey Peninsula or visit students at California State University – Monterey Bay less than four miles away. 
Transportation

  • Monterey Peninsula Airport (4.5 mi/7.2 km)
  • San Jose International Airport (68.5 mi/110 km)
  • San Francisco International Airport (101 mi/163 km)

Attractions

  • Dennis the Menace Playground at El Estero Park (3 mi/4.9 km)
  • Monterey Conference Center (3.3 mi/5.4 km)
  • Fisherman's Wharf (3.7 mi/6 km)
  • Cannery Row (4.3 mi/7 km)
  • Monterey Bay Aquarium (4.7 mi/7.6 km)
  • Carmel Mission Basilica (8.5 mi/13.6 km)
  • Pebble Beach Golf Course (8.6 mi/13.8 km)
  • Santa Cruz (39.3 mi/63.3 km)
  • San Francisco (109 mi/176 km)
  • Big Sur, Calif. (136 mi/220 km)

Business

  • Free wireless Internet access in guest rooms
  • Internet kiosk in lobby (fees apply)

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Sand Castle Inn Rooms

One Queen Bed
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One King Bed
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Two Queen Beds
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Amenities

  • High-speed internet
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
Air conditioned
No smoking rooms/facilities
Free local telephone calls
Ice machine
24 hour security
Activities
Jacuzzi
Live entertainment
Night club
Children's activities
Golf
Tennis
Outdoor tennis
Indoor tennis
Boating
Driving range
Water skiing
Wind surfing
Horseback riding
Scuba diving
Fishing
Dining
Continental breakfast
Meal plan - continental
Services
24 hour front desk
Maid service
Guest laundromat
Internet
High-speed internet
Parking
Parking
Outdoor parking
Accessibility
Accessible facilities
Wheel chair access
Accessible parking
Room
Heated guest rooms
Hairdryer in room
Microwave
TV remote control
Temperature control
Ironing board
Smoke detectors
Bath tub

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
03:00 PM
Check-out:
11:00 AM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (54)

Ratings and reviews for Sand Castle Inn

Overall score

3.3 / 5
5.01.0
54 out of 54
Amenities:
2.9
Cleanliness:
3.7
Hotel staff:
3.6
Comfort:
3.6
Location:
3.5
Value:
3.6

76% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Soumen
Business
Carlsbad, California
May 31, 2012

Nice, clean hotel at good rate.

We have stayed here during the memorial day weekend. The rooms are clean and big. The complimentary breakfast is OK. They have refrigerator and microwave in each room which was very convenient. I will stay here again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Jojosnowyangel
Business
San Francisco, CA
Apr 30, 2012

Ok hotel

It is not the best inn in Monterey. The wall mounted TV in the room was nice, other than that the room was not that special. The furnitures in the room seem a bit old and the room smell weird too. I probably will find another place next time. It is definitely not worth $140/night. There are probably better ones around that area.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Dirty D
Business
Stuttgart, Deutschland
Apr 27, 2012

a nice little motel

while driving up the 1, we stayed at the Sand Castle Inn for 1 night. The room was clean, spacious and comfy. At night, it wasn't too loud or anything, so I'd definitely recommend. Also, the room offers a fridge and a microwave

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Girts
Business
San Francisco, CA, USA
Apr 23, 2012

Overall: decent

Your ordinary motel. Definitely not a romantic getaway location, but quite adequate for crashing before your Monterey adventures. A bit pricey for what you get, but then everything in the area is pricey. The room was clean, had a flatscreen TV, there was free WiFi. There was complimentary coffee/juice/pastries/waffles for breakfast.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Zzzzzz
Business
San Francisco, CA, USA
Apr 11, 2012

Short stop on way to Monterey

Room rates were competitive than other hotels in the area. The room appears recently remodeled with granite bathroom floor and around tub. The carpet appears new as well. The bed seemed old but ok. The big plus was having a flat screen TV, a microwave and a fridge in the room. ...but no coffee maker. Would be nice if the host would direct me to the location of my room more specifically, tell me about the hrs for breakfast, and the password to wifi when I checked in instead of me calling up later and ask. TV remote & telephone were filthy! Dresser was a bit old and drawers did not slide out easily. Quality of soap and shampoo were poor so bring your own. But for the price, it was very acceptable and I would stay there again. (not sure if all the rooms have.been remodeled.)

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
2
Comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
george369
Business
Fresno, CA, USA
Mar 13, 2012

Good

The room was good but they don't change the sheets or clean under the bed I found a empty beer bottle under my bed.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Basshead
Business
Los Angeles, CA, USA
Oct 19, 2011

Just what I needed

I was passing through town and needed a clean room for the night. It did the job.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
sweethoneybear sacto
Business
Sacramento, CA
Oct 15, 2011

weekend getaway

The room was a little small for 2 people, no hot water in the vanity, but overall it was acceptible considering the cost. However, we were unable to get a smoking room.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
2
Location:
2
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
yamachuk
Business
Pinole, CA
Sep 19, 2011

Monterey Jazz Festival weekend

Small cozy, clean, rooms at this hotel, but they need to go to 2-ply toilet paper and upgrade other toiletries. No elevators makes it harder to get luggage to second floor rooms.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Sand Castle Inn

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Dean3
Business
Falls Church, VA, USA
Sep 2, 2011

Very reasonable for business travelers

The location is very convenient and the hotel was quiet. I have no complaint at all.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

The hotel is within walking distance of major shopping centers (Costco, Sports Authority, grocery store, pets store, etc.) and a number of restaurants.

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