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Sandcastle Inn

Pismo Beach, CA
  • Oceanfront boutique hotel just a five-minute walk to the pier and downtown Pismo Beach
  • Watch the ebb and flow of the tide from your private balcony
  • See thousands of monarch butterflies at the Monarch Butterfly Grove, a four-minute drive away
  • Ride the swells or learn how to hang ten on the popular Pismo Beach waves, known for great surfing for all skill levels
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100 Stimson Ave
Pismo Beach, CA, 93449
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At the Sandcastle Inn, it’s all about the little extras. The boutique oceanfront hotel is right on the beach, so close to the sand that you might get the occasional seagull on your private balcony. Most travelers to Pismo Beach are there for the ocean, and past guests say it’s worth it to upgrade to a room with a view. All rooms are fresh and traditional with a nautical theme and microwaves, fridges, free Wi-Fi and private outdoor space.

In addition to perfect vistas of sea and surf, the long stretch of planks and pilings of the Pismo Beach Pier is clearly visible. It’s just a five-minute walk to the pier and the surrounding shops and eateries. You can spend the day strolling the area and relaxing on the beach.

Or get your adrenaline flowing and surf the swells for which Pismo Beach is known. Novice and expert surfers alike come to Pismo’s waters for the “barrels”—surfer speak for the highly coveted tube shape the wave makes as it breaks. Sharpen your skills or learn to be a wave rider at any one of the surf schools dotting the shore.

When you’re waterlogged, head back to the hotel’s upper deck and sit by the outdoor fireplace to watch the sun go down. Get an energy boost before dinner with the free coffee and freshly baked cookies in the hotel lobby then cap off the night with a meal at one of the seafood shacks populating the downtown area.


  • Hot Tub / Jacuzzi
  • 100% smoke-free


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Express check-in / checkout
  • Safe in reception

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Fridge
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Pay-per-view / movies on demand


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in guest rooms


  • Hair-dryer


  • Complimentary parking


  • Accessible parking
  • Roll-in shower
Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.


  • Standard check-in time: 4pm.


  • Standard checkout time: 11am.

Children and additional guests

  • Up to two children under age 12 stay free of charge when sharing parents’ room and using existing bedding (on request). Cribs available on request. Charges may apply and will be added to your bill.


  • No pets allowed.


  • Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

Additional details

  • Pets not allowed Check-in time starts at 4pm Check-out time is 11am

    You must present a photo ID when checking in. Your credit card is charged at the time you book. Bed type and smoking preferences are not guaranteed.Your reservation is prepaid and is guaranteed for late arrival. The total charge includes all room charges and taxes, as well as fees for access and booking. Any incidental charges such as parking, phone calls, and room service will be handled directly between you and the property.


    The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

    • Rollaway beds are available for an additional fee

    The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Getting there

The Sandcastle Inn is approximately 15 minutes by car from San Luis Obispo Regional Airport. Direct flights are available to here from Los Angeles, Phoenix and San Francisco. A taxi is approximately $40 plus gratuity.


  • 100 Stimson Ave
  • Pismo Beach, CA, 93449
  • United States

Customer Service

Prefer to book over the phone?

Tel: +44 (0) 20 3564 9000

agents available 24 hours

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You will pay the hotel in the hotel's local currency. The rate displayed (in GBP) is an estimate based on today's currency exchange rate.

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