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Alamo, California
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had a quick overnight trip to the Monterey area and was looking for clean, affordable housing for just one night. I 'd be checking in late and leaving early, so there was no justification in booking a room at one of the higher end places that my wife and I frequent on occasion for a weekend getaway. I just...

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

Thank you for your wonderful review! We are delighted to have provided you with such a great stay, and that your expectations of a budget motel were exceeded. We hope that we are now your hotel of choice in Monterey! Best wishes, Hotel Management

Stockton, CA
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Let me start by saying this place is both convenient and inexpensive. Less than 15 minutes to Fisherman's Wharf in Monterey. The rooms and grounds are clean (mostly) and the area is "somewhat" industrial/commercial and appears safe (no hint of any issues during our stay). In my humble opinion the bed is a torture rack (hard) HOWEVER my wife slept...

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

Thank you for your very detailed and comprehensive review; we do appreciate the time that you took to share your feedback. We aim to provide a clean, comfortable place to stay in this area, at a very reasonable price, and we are happy that we seem to have done that for you. (Or at least your wife, who found the...

Portland, Oregon
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The rooms were clean, the staff was friendly, quite place but soooooooooooooo close to the beach and to a shopping center. Monterey downtown is just about 10 minutes by car, easy to reach. Breakfast in the morning was small pastries, very cute. Great value and very easy to enjoy

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

Our location is definitely one of the things that our guests love about us, and we're delighted to hear that it was so convenient for you. We are very lucky indeed to have a property in the heart of Monterey. It's great to get your feedback, and to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us so much. We hope...

Reviewed 4 March 2017 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 31 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 3 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 24 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

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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 )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • 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: $96 - $450 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Sand Castle Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 37
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“Top floor as near to reception as possible.”
caroly812, 27 Oct 2016 | Read review
“No room will be quiet here.”
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 :-). ”
Diedmunds, 3 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Keep away from Del Monte side. The noise is not too bad, but can be annoying”
jonthethird, 27 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Get a Deluxe room if you can! :)”
grisusweetie, 9 Jun 2016 | Read review
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