Sands by The Sea

Sands by The Sea

9355 Hearst Drive, San Simeon, CA 93452, United States
+1 805 927 4668
C$ 97

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based on 910 reviews

Sands by The Sea
Fri 12/8
Sat 13/8
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Hotels.comC$ 97
HotwireC$ 100

About Sands by The Sea

  • Motel Room
    You’ll have direct access to the parking lot
  • Clean and Tidy
    This stay has listed several different cleanliness practices.
  • Freebies
    This stay includes Wi-Fi, Breakfast, and Parking for free

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 business centre, a 24-hour reception and a safe.

Those staying at the motel have access to its wide variety of outdoor activities, such as fishing and hiking. A vending machine is also available.

Rooms feature a telephone and a refrigerator. They are also equipped with a hair dryer, cable/satellite channels and a microwave.

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 also a short car ride away.

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Amenities at Sands by The Sea

  • Private beach
  • Outdoor pool
  • Indoor pool
  • Fitness centre
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Coffee machine
  • Free parking
  • Business centre

Health and safety

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Physical distancing in dining areas
  • Physical distancing rules
  • Property is cleaned by professional cleaning companies
  • First-aid kit
  • Process in place to check health of guests
  • Hand sanitizer in guest accommodation and key areas
  • Use of cleaning chemicals that are effective against coronavirus
  • Guest accommodation is disinfected between stays
  • All plates, cutlery, glasses and other tableware have been sanitized
  • Safe
  • Delivered food is securely covered
  • Guests can opt out of accommodation cleaning
  • Staff follow all safety protocols as directed by local authorities
  • Disinfection of high-touch surfaces


  • Breakfast included
  • Microwave
  • Restaurant
  • Refrigerator
  • Food can be delivered to guest accommodation
  • Coffee machine
  • Vending machine (drinks)
  • Vending machine (snacks)


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

Pool and spa

  • Massage
  • Heated pool
  • Indoor pool
  • Outdoor pool
  • Pool with a view

Things to do

  • Hiking
  • Beach access
  • Fishing
  • Cycling

Media and entertainment

  • Cable or satellite TV
  • TV
  • DVD player

Accessibility and suitability

  • Pets allowed on request. Charges may apply.
  • Disabled Access
  • No smoking


  • Bathtub
  • Hairdryer
  • Private bathroom


  • Family rooms
  • Interconnected room(s) available
  • Telephone

Services and conveniences

  • Business centre
  • Room service
  • 24hr front desk

Family friendly

  • Kids meals
  • Complimentary breakfast

Parking and transportation

  • Free parking


  • Private beach


  • Iron and ironing board


  • Alarm clock


  • Desk


  • Fitness centre

Reviews of Sands by The Sea

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6.0 Okay
Cons:Hotel has seen better days but location is close to beach.
9.7 Excellent
Pros:Firepit at night was awesome. Sunrise and sunsets were amazing.
Cons:Bathroom needs to be redone
5.4 Passable
Pros:Staff were friendly but did not communicate well.
Cons:Found pincher bugs in bed and bathroom floor. Bathroom had broken toilet seat and the fridge was frozen over. Very hot in rooms no air conditioning only a fan so you had to keep windows open for cool air and you could hear the freeway all night. Not worth the price of the room very poor.
7.4 Good
Pros:A simple motel with comfortable beds. Location was perfect for a visit to the Hearst castle. Very convenient. The gentleman at the front desk we arrived the evening prior was very friendly and helpful.
Cons:Parking situation was poor. There aren't enough spaces for the hotel guests. Also the complementary breakfast voucher is a waste of time. The restaurant that is associated with the hotel that excepts the breakfast voucher has the worst service I've seen in a long time. Don't even waste your time getting the complementary breakfast and less you'd like to sit around for a while and get a poor quality danish and cold coffee while you're waiting for your milk to arrive.
7.4 Good
Pros:Very close and convenient to the Hearst Castle and the beach. Everything in the town is super close though.
Cons:Wasn't special in any way. Just another motel by the water, could have stayed in any random motel with th same experience.
10.0 Excellent
Pros:Awesome! !
9.6 Excellent
Pros:Location and price


9355 Hearst Drive, San Simeon, CA 93452

What's nearby

  • William Randolph Hearst State Park3.9 km
  • San Simeon Pier5 km
  • William Randolph Hearst Memorial State Beach5.1 km
  • William Randolph Hearst Memorial State Beach5.1 km
  • Hearst Ranch Winery5.3 km
  • Hearst Castle Theatre5.5 km
  • Hearst Castle8.4 km
  • Elephant Seal Rookery11.5 km
  • Piedras Blancas Lighthouse13.8 km



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


Cancellation/prepayment policies vary by room type and provider.

FAQs when booking at Sands by The Sea

  • Sands by The Sea is located at 9355 Hearst Drive, 5.3 km from the centre of San Simeon. William Randolph Hearst State Park is the closest landmark to Sands by The Sea.

  • Check-in time is 4:00 PM and check-out time is 11:00 AM at Sands by The Sea.

  • Yes, Sands by The Sea offers free Wi-Fi.

  • Yes, Sands by The Sea offers free parking.

  • Sands by The Sea is 61.8 km from San Luis Obispo County. Sands by The Sea is 100.9 km from Santa Maria Public.

  • Yes, Sands by The Sea is a pet-friendly hotel.

  • Yes, Sands by The Sea has a pool on-site.

  • KAYAK scours the web for all room deals available at Sands by The Sea in San Simeon and lets you compare them to find the best rate for your stay. Many different travel sites will offer discounts or deals at different times for rooms at Sands by The Sea and KAYAK will provide you with prices from a huge range of travel sites. That means that you can always find a great deal for Sands by The Sea.

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Distance to city centre

5.3 km

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Nearest Airport

San Luis Obispo County

Distance to airport

61.8 km