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4.1 out of 5

"No AC, small rooms. Over all very clean though. " More

By a verified traveler on Mon 16 Aug 2021

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Hotel Description

Enjoy the free WiFi at this beach Imperial Beach motel

Walk to the beach

You'll be within 2 miles (3 km) of San Diego Bay and 6 miles (10 km) of Silver Strand State Beach with a stay here. Coronado Municipal Beach is within 6 miles (10 km) and Chula Vista Center is within 9 miles (15 km).

Property Amenities

This motel features free WiFi in public areas, laundry facilities, and self parking. A picnic area and express check-out are also provided.

Free Internet, flat-screen TVs

The 17 guestrooms offer free WiFi and free wired Internet, flat-screen TVs with cable channels, and minibars. Coffee/tea makers, ceiling fans, and hair dryers are also available. Housekeeping is available on request.

Standard Queen Room

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$115* Per night/room Oct 25 - Oct 26

Apartment Suite with Ocean View

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

King Suite with Ocean View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Two Queen Beds with Ocean View

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Standard King Room

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Two Queen Beds with Partial Ocean View

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Sand Castle Inn ratings based on 11 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.1 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 5.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Sand Castle Inn

Everyone (5) Couples (1) Family (4)
4 out of 5
No AC, small rooms. Over all very clean though.

Posted by on Aug 16, 2021

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Aug 17, 2021 by Dottie

We very much appreciate you staying with us! Thanks for the review.

2 out of 5
Room bad I pay to Mach for chip room

Posted by on Jul 11, 2021

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5 out of 5
The Sand Castle Inn was the perfect place for my daughter and I to stay for out girls trip. They are feet from the ocean, you didn't have to worry about parking (even if it was $7 a day, it was worth it) and while the room we chose was small, it was perfect as we planned on being at the beach most of the time anyway. The check in and check out was fast and pleasant and the hotel staff was very accommodating. The room was clean, as was the property and I felt it was in a nice, safe part of town where we had no problem walking where we wanted to go. Great place to stay-highly recommend if you are looking for an economical hotel close to the beach.

Posted by on Jul 1, 2021

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Jul 5, 2021 by Kino

Hey Anonymous, thank you for the positive review. We are glad you had an awesome experience.

2 out of 5
Pros - right across from the beach Cons - no view, across from the hotel is a park with a gym that blocks the view of the beach Walls are paper thin, we could hear every single conversation next door plus all their music late into the night, the room was small and not very clean. One pillow case had lipstick on it ( obviously not washed), no AC

Posted by on Apr 4, 2021

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Apr 4, 2021 by Kino

Hey Anonymous, thank you for the review. We will bring it up to the housekeepers.

3 out of 5

Posted by on Oct 2, 2020

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Oct 3, 2020 by Jose

Thank you for staying with us!

5 out of 5

Posted by on Aug 10, 2020

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Aug 11, 2020 by Dottie

Thank you so much for staying with us!

5 out of 5
Easy check in. Very clean and convenient. Quiet and great area to be in

Posted by on Nov 30, 2019

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Dec 2, 2019 by Dot

We really appreciate you. Thanks so much for the stay and review.

5 out of 5
They property is very clean and across the street from the beach. The price is unbelievable and the staff were very helpful even with a booking mistake. They gift free appetizers to local restaurants and have a lovely courtyard you can relax and grill in if you choose. I'll definitely be back.

Posted by on Oct 12, 2019

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Oct 18, 2019 by Staff

Thank you so much for your review and stay! We appreciate you!

5 out of 5
We enjoyed the privacy of the 1 bedroom apartment, and the staff was very helpful and willing with a little time for check out, and check in. The beach was just across the street, yet unable to be in the water due to pollution, waste from Mexico.Not the hotels' responsibility, and we had no problems with our stay there.

Posted by on Feb 27, 2019

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Feb 27, 2019 by Dot- GM

Thank you so much for your great review and that enjoyed the hotel & staff. Hopefully come back again, the storms and warnings in the water is gone. Definitely a damper when it happens when it's your trip!

5 out of 5
Hotel was super comfortable and really clean. Staff were readily available with extra towels.

Posted by on Feb 4, 2019

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Mar 29, 2019 by Dottie

Thanks so much for the review and staying with us.

Property Features

Sand Castle Inn offers its guests a picnic area, laundry facilities, and express check-out. WiFi and wired Internet are free in public spaces. Limited parking is available for a fee and is offered on a first-come, first-served basis. This Imperial Beach motel is smoke free.

  • 17 guestrooms or units
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Express check-out
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

Parking

Self parking (surcharge) , RV, bus, truck parking (surcharge) , Parking (limited spaces)

Transport

  • Parking: Self parking and RV/bus/truck parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Sand Castle Inn offers 17 accommodations with minibars and coffee/tea makers. 32-inch flat-screen televisions come with cable channels. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wired and wireless Internet access. Additionally, rooms include irons/ironing boards and ceiling fans. Housekeeping is provided on request.

  • Minibar
  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable channels
  • Coffee maker
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Cribs (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (on request)
  • Hair dryer
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Heating
  • Ceiling fan
  • Ensuite bathroom

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 8:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 19

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 8:00 AM - 10:00 PM. To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation. If you are planning to arrive after 8:30 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests planning to arrive outside of normal check-in hours must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions and an access code. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

The credit card used to book the reservation must be presented by the cardholder at check-in for incidentals.

The front desk at this property is open daily from 8:00 AM - 10:00 PM.
To arrange for check-in, guests must contact the property at least 24 hours prior to arrival using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests arriving after 8:30 PM must make advance arrangements by contacting the property using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests planning to arrive outside of normal check-in hours must contact the property in advance for check-in information and an access code. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 35 per stay.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available for USD 15.0 per stay.

Pet Policy

  • Pets: USD 35 per accommodation, per day
  • Only dogs and cats are allowed
  • Maximum 2 per room (weight limit: 50 lbs)
  • Pets cannot be left unattended
  • Service animals are exempt from fees

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card may be required at check-in for incidental charges

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation

This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and debit cards; cash is not accepted

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A credit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation. This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and debit cards. Cash is not accepted.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F. Personal protective equipment, including gloves, will be available to guests. Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer. Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available. This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA).

  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Staff temperature checks are conducted regularly
  • Temperature checks are available to guests
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Pets cannot be left unattended
  • Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Property follows sanitization practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA)
  • Protective clothing is available to guests
  • Gloves are available to guests
  • No shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • LGBTQ friendly
  • No elevators
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually-wrapped food options are not available
  • Debit cards

Fees

Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Deposit: USD 50 per accommodation, per stay
  • A damage deposit of USD 50 will be collected before check-in.

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Self parking fee: USD 10 per day (in/out privileges)
  • Pet fee: USD 35 per accommodation, per day
  • Service animals are exempt from fees
  • Late check-out is available for a fee (subject to availability, amount varies)
  • Crib (infant bed) fee: USD 15.0 per stay
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 35 per stay

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Sand Castle Inn Imperial Beach
  • Sand Castle Imperial Beach
  • Sand Castle Inn Motel
  • Sand Castle Inn Imperial Beach
  • Sand Castle Inn Motel Imperial Beach

You should know

  • Please note that this property can refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, which include pre-wedding stag/bachelor and hen/bachelorette parties.
  • Alcohol isn't served at Sand Castle Inn.
  • This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly).
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Frequently Asked Questions

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.