Sands By The Sea

9355 Hearst Drive93452San SimeonUSA

About Sands By The Sea

Sands By The Sea San Simeon is a 33-room beachfront hotel with direct access to the shoreline.

All rooms come with a private bathroom and hair dryer as well as coffee/tea maker, refrigerator and microwave. Each room also has a flat screen television with satellite service, iron/ironing board, desk and a ceiling fan. Rooms can also be adjoined if needed.

Sands By The Sea San Simeon offer free Wi-Fi access in all areas and free onsite parking is possible. Amenities also include a 24-hour reception with a safe, a business center and an indoor pool.

A complimentary breakfast is served daily and coffee or tea is available in the lobby.

The property is conveniently located near Hearst Castle, Big Sur, San Simeon State Park and Moonstone Beach Park. Local attractions also include the elephant seal colony at Piedras Blancas, wineries at Paso Robles and several lighthouses along the Pacific Coast.


9355 Hearst Drive, 93452, San Simeon, CA, USA
Telephone: +1(800)4440779 | Fax: +1(805)9276472 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour reception
  • Car park
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • PC with internet
  • Pets allowed
  • Restaurant

Room facilities

  • Bathroom with shower
  • Cable TV
  • Desk
  • Electric kettle
  • Fan
  • Fridge
  • Internet
  • Ironing board
  • Microwave
  • Satellite TV
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 16:00

Positive Reviews

Clean and comfortable rooms

Many guests find the rooms to be well-appointed and clean with amenities that work well. Others like that the beds are comfortable and there are lots of pillows available, while some comment that the ceiling fan provides enough ventilation, even during summer months.

Great location

Several guests appreciate the hotel's location being close to the beach and that it is a short drive from Cambria and Hearst Castle. Others note the activities around the hotel include strolling on the beach, star gazing and availing of tours going to nearby attractions.

Warm and welcoming reception

Guests like the warm welcome they receive from the front desk staff and find that they are also friendly and helpful. Others note that the staff is always ready to hand out information about where to go and where to eat while staying at the hotel.

Negative Reviews

Not all rooms have views

A handful of guests comment that not all rooms have views of the ocean and say the view from the ground floor is not appealing. Others suggest booking rooms at the second floor or towards the north end of the hotel to get a better view of the sea.

Rooms can get noisy

Several guests say that the rooms can get noisy at night, with conversations being heard through paper thin walls. Others suggest booking rooms towards the back and note that light sleepers should pack a pair of ear plugs.

Limited options at breakfast

Guests note that the complimentary breakfast comes in the form of either a voucher or a monetary credit to be used at the restaurant in the adjoining sister hotel. Others say the voucher can only be used for a meal that includes coffee, juice and a pastry that can become bland after heating.

Rating Overview

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7.5 /10
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7.5 out of 10 based on 1596 reviews