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Sands by The Sea

9355 Hearst Drive, San Simeon, CA 93452

+1 805 927 4668

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based on 908 reviews

About Sands by The Sea, San Simeon

Value for money

Boasting an indoor pool and a private beach, Sands by the Sea Motel is located in San Simeon and offers comfortable accommodation. It also provides a safe and a 24-hour reception. All cosy rooms at the motel include a telephone. Sands by the Sea Motel has its own on-site restaurant, ideal for guests preferring to eat in. In pleasant weather, guests are welcome to enjoy their meals alfresco on the outdoor terrace. Paso Robles Municipal Airport is a 50-minute drive from the motel. Piedras Blancas Light, Cambria Air Force Station and Hearst Castle are an easy car ride away.

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Standard Rooms - Lake view


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King Rooms - Mountain view


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Motel Amenities & Facilities

  • Private beach
  • Indoor pool
  • Restaurant
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Coffee machine
  • Free parking
  • Business center
  • Wi-Fi available in all areas
  • Flat-screen TV
  • TV


  • Restaurant
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee machine
  • Breakfast included
  • Vending machine (drinks)
  • Vending machine (snacks)
  • Microwave


  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Wi-Fi available in all areas
  • Internet
  • Fan
  • Air-conditioned
  • Heating


  • Bathtub
  • Hairdryer
  • Toilet
  • Toilet paper
  • Private bathroom

Media and entertainment

  • Cable or satellite TV
  • Flat-screen TV
  • TV
  • DVD player

Things to do

  • Beauty salon
  • Hiking
  • Fishing
  • Cycling


  • Family rooms
  • Telephone
  • Carpeted
  • Newspapers

Accessibility and suitability

  • No smoking
  • Pets allowed on request. Charges may apply.
  • Increased accessibility

Services and conveniences

  • Business center
  • Wake-up service
  • 24hr front desk

Health and safety

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Safe

Family friendly

  • Children's television networks
  • Complimentary breakfast

Parking and transportation

  • Free parking


  • Private beach


  • Iron and ironing board


  • Alarm clock


  • Indoor pool

Places of interest near Sands by The Sea

Attractions in San Simeon, California curated by momondo

Sands by The Sea location: 9355 Hearst Drive, San Simeon, CA 93452


Hearst Castle5.2 mi

Restaurants and Cafés

Big Sur California Cafe0.1 mi
El Chorlito Mexican Restaurant0.2 mi
Sunset Grill0.3 mi

Sands by The Sea Reviews

GoodBased on 908 verified guest reviews

Pros +
  • Good value and great location (in 106 reviews)
  • Great walk to beach area. (in 78 reviews)
  • Room service is the best! (in 67 reviews)
Cons -
  • Room smelled horrible. (in 70 reviews)
  • Check in is at the hotel next-door. (in 37 reviews)
  • Dirty wall and very dirty door. (in 30 reviews)

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Check in/Check out

Check in anytime after 4:00 PM, check out anytime before 11:00 AM


Cancellation/prepayment policies vary by room type and provider.

Frequently asked questions

  • 2 star hotels in San Simeon typically cost $87/night, but Sands by The Sea is typically available for $82/night, and is rated equally to its competitors.

  • The drive from San Luis Obispo County to Sands by The Sea will take you about 1h 55min depending on traffic, with a distance of 38.4 mi. Hotels located in more populated areas may see vastly more traffic which will add to your travel time.

  • A very popular option for travelers staying at Sands by The Sea would be to take a taxi or ridesharing service from San Luis Obispo County directly to the hotel.

  • Yes, dogs and pets are welcome at Sands by The Sea.

  • Sands by The Sea does have a restaurant on site that guests and non-guests can use. Ask the front desk for kitchen hours or call Sands by The Sea at +1 805 927 4668.

  • Yes, Sands by The Sea has a pool that customers can use. Typically, hotel pools have restrictions based on the time of day so be sure to speak to the front desk before using the pool.

  • Sands by The Sea is just 3.3 mi away from San Simeon city center. The closest landmark to the center of San Simeon is Hearst Castle, which is very accessible to Sands by The Sea guests.

  • For assistance from an employee at Sands by The Sea please call +1 805 927 4668.

  • Yes, Sands by The Sea has Wi-Fi available to hotel guests.

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