Sands by the Sea

AAA Inspector Rating
8.7
Very Good
832 Guest Ratings
9355 Hearst Dr
San Simeon, CA 93452- Map It
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AAA Inspector Rating Details (scale 1-5)
2.5
Overall
Room2.9
Bath2.3
Public Areas2.1
AAA Inspector Notes
Within walking distance of the beach, this motel provides access to an indoor pool at the south end of town. All rooms are updated with 37" TVs and dark-wood furnishing; some rooms have ocean views. Smoke free premises. 33 units. 2 stories (no elevator), exterior corridors. Accessibility (Call).

Amenities & Services

WiFi
Swimming Pool
Pets Allowed
Fitness Center
ECO Friendly
Electric Charging
Accessible
Business Center
Type
Motel
Location
Just w of SR 1. 9355 Hearst Dr 93452.
Pool
heated indoor.
Dining & Entertainment
nearby.
Business Services
Available on premises
Room Amenities
no A/C, refrigerators, microwaves, coffeemakers, wireless Internet.
Sports & Recreation
beach access.
Terms
check-in 4 pm, 3 day cancellation notice-fee imposed, pet friendly (call for restrictions/fees.).

Guest Ratings

OVERALL GUEST SCORE
Very Good
Based on Ratings from 832 guests
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7.1
Margaret
Good
young couple
11-13-2017
A lovely location on the...
Pros: Beautiful location!
Cons: You can hear alot of the sounds from the other rooms making it noisy. The bath fixtures are old and worn with discolration on tub and in grout.
7.5
Anonymous
Good
review category group of friends
11-09-2017
Good
Pros:
Cons:
9.6
Ran
Exceptional
young couple
11-08-2017
Overall really good value for...
Pros: The hotel is really close to Hearst Castle, which we toured the next day. Clean, comfortable pretty cheap and overall really good value for your money.
Cons: Apparently, the breakfast dining room is a restaurant located in a hotel next by. Booking showed that the breakfast was included in the price. Apparently, we had to pay. We came across really weird reaction from the stuff trying to excuse why breakfast is not excluded.
7.5
Shareef
Good
young couple
11-07-2017
Good
Pros: Location
Cons: Facilities somehow are old
3.8
Barry
Poor
young couple
11-05-2017
Room not clean, overpriced, amenities...
Pros: It was a very close walk to the beach and a shot drive to Hearst castle
Cons: The shower was not clean. The grout had a lot of mildew. The bathroom light was not working. I assumed it was a burned out bulb so i went to the front desk and asked them to have maintenance come and check it out. It never got fixed. House keeping never came after our first night. The television was so snowy that we couldn't watch it. Overall the room was too small for the rate charged ($120 a night) and that was supposed to be a deal! It was the off season so it should have been a lot cheaper. I will never recommend staying here and i will never stay there again!
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