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"Me gusto que las camas son cómodas. Lo que no me gusto fue que encontré cucarachas en el baño lo que me parece muy sucio y desagradable, también que e ... " More

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Hotel Description

Beach motel with 2 outdoor pools in San Simeon

Steps from the beach

Your stay at this San Simeon motel places you within a 10-minute walk of Cambria State Marine Park and San Simeon State Park. San Simeon Nature Preserve and William Randolph Hearst State Park are also within 3 miles (5 km).

Full-service spa, dining

A full-service spa, 2 outdoor pools, and a 24-hour gym are all featured at this smoke-free motel. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the business center and free WiFi in public areas. Enjoy a meal from the restaurant and perks like free continental breakfast and free self parking.

Standard Room, 1 King Bed, No View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$104* Per night/room Sep 18 - Sep 19

Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds, No View

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Sands by The Sea ratings based on 19 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.7 out of 5 3.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 3.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 2.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Sands by The Sea

Everyone (11) Couples (2) Family (4)
3 out of 5
Me gusto que las camas son cómodas. Lo que no me gusto fue que encontré cucarachas en el baño lo que me parece muy sucio y desagradable, también que el depósito de $50 que me pidieron no me lo regresaron tan pronto como cuando hice el checkout.

Posted by on Dec 22, 2021

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jan 16, 2022 by Sands By The Sea

Le pedimos disculpas por los problemas que encontró durante su estadía con nosotros. Usaremos sus comentarios para abordar los problemas de inmediato. ¡Gracias por elegir Sands by the Sea!

5 out of 5

Posted by on Nov 4, 2021

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5 out of 5

Posted by on Nov 3, 2021

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3 out of 5
The ceiling fan Control wasn’t working properly it was uncomfortable doesn’t spin fast enough TV wise channels were fuzzy, carpet was dirty . Outside was very enjoyable the layout has chess checkers volleyball area pools restaurant . So I had to make my own accommodations leave the window open so it wasn’t too hot and stuffy overall I did enjoy myself .

Posted by on Aug 9, 2021

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2 out of 5
I liked the outdoor activities they had. I didn’t like that you have to check in at the hotel next door and the restaurant staff was the rudest I’ve ever came across. I will not be staying here or recommending it to anyone. Our room had a huge black widow on the ceiling and the toilet leaked for the 3 days we were there. They never offered to switch rooms.

Posted by on Apr 10, 2021

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5 out of 5

Posted by on Jan 31, 2021

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4 out of 5

Posted by on Dec 13, 2020

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5 out of 5
Ocean Access!! Breakfast vouchers Great price!! Family Friendly

Posted by , from Reedley Ca on Oct 5, 2020

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4 out of 5
The firepit down by the beach was nice. Rooms facing the road experience traffic noise.

Posted by , from San Diego on Jun 14, 2020

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5 out of 5
The fire pits by the beach and seating to watch the coast made the trip. Direct beach access and walking trails were wonderful.

Posted by on Nov 25, 2019

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Property Features

Sands by The Sea offers its guests 2 outdoor swimming pools and a 24-hour fitness center. There's a restaurant on site. Free breakfast is available daily. Public spaces have free WiFi. There's an onsite business center. The business-friendly Sands by The Sea also features coffee/tea in a common area, complimentary newspapers in the lobby, and a front desk safe. Free self parking is available. This San Simeon motel is smoke free.

  • 33 guestrooms or units
  • 2 levels
  • Continental breakfast (free)
  • Business facilities
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Front-desk safe
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • No smoking on site
  • Dining venue

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Number of outdoor pools - 2
  • Free WiFi
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , High-speed internet access

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Internet access in public areas - high speed


Free self parking


  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Sands by The Sea offers 33 accommodations with coffee/tea makers and hair dryers. LCD televisions come with premium satellite channels. Refrigerators and microwaves are provided. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations and complimentary toiletries. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks along with free local calls (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include ceiling fans and blackout drapes/curtains. Housekeeping is offered daily and irons/ironing boards can be requested.

  • LCD television
  • Satellite channels
  • Premium channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Coffee maker
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Iron and ironing board available
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Ceiling fan
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

Guests are served free continental breakfast daily from 7:00 AM to 11:30 AM.

Cavalier Coastal Kitchen - This restaurant is located on the beach. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

Nearby Activities

2 outdoor swimming pools are on site along with a 24-hour fitness center.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Surfing/bodyboarding nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby

Spa Services

Guests can indulge in a pampering treatment at the motel's full-service spa. Services include deep-tissue massages, hot stone massages, sports massages, and Swedish massages.

The spa is open daily.

  • Hot stone massage
  • Deep tissue massage
  • Swedish massage
  • Prenatal massage
  • Sports massage
  • Massages


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

  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • In-room accessibility
  • Braille or raised signage
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible pool
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 4 PM
  • Check-in time ends at midnight

Special check-in instructions:

This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.


  • Check-out by 11:00 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.

Pet Policy

  • Pets are welcome and stay free
  • Maximum 1 per room


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

This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted

Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

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.

This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession. This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, Diners Club, JCB International, and Carte Blanche. 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. Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; masks are required in public areas. Contactless check-out is available.

  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Cashless transactions are available
  • Masks are compulsory at the property
  • Pets allowed (no fees)
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Protective clothing is not available to guests
  • 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 not available
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No elevators
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually-wrapped food options are not available
  • No gap period between guest stays


Optional extras

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

  • Late check-out fee: USD 150 (subject to availability)

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

Hotel Names

  • Sands Sea Condo San Simeon
  • Sands Sea San Simeon
  • Sands By The Sea Hotel San Simeon
  • Sands Hotel San Simeon
  • Sands Motel San Simeon
  • Sands Sea Motel San Simeon
  • Sands Sea Motel
  • Sands Sea
  • Sands by The Sea Motel
  • Sands by The Sea San Simeon
  • Sands by The Sea Motel San Simeon

You should know

  • Reservations are needed for massage services and spa treatments. For reservations, contact the motel before arrival using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.
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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.