Sands By The Sea


Highway 1 travelers looking for a place to stay will find Sands by the Sea to be a welcoming stop. This conveniently located motel prides itself on friendly service and affordable accommodations. Guests will find the comfort and convenience to make the whole family happy. Traveling with a group? The staff is happy to help with planning and organizing room blocks. 


Perched on a seaside bluff in San Simeon, this property offers stunning views of the Pacific. More than just a beach town, San Simeon offers amazing hiking trails and a nearby wine trail for the non-hikers. Families will enjoy a free visit to the Coastal Discovery Center, a partnership with the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary. Or venture to the pier and enjoy some fishing – no license required. And, of course, there is the famed Hearst Castle, which can’t be missed.


Sands by the Sea has a combined 33 Standard King and Standard Queen rooms. There are also accessible rooms for those with hearing or mobility issues. And don’t forget Fido! The property has pet friendly rooms for those who travel with their four-legged friends. Traveling with family but still need time to yourself? Adjoining rooms are available to allow you to stay connected without being together 24/7.


All rooms at Sands by the Sea Motel include WiFi and flat screen TV with premium channels. There is also a mini fridge, microwave and coffee maker in each room. This no-smoking property can also accommodate groups. There is direct beach access from the motel, but if the water is too cold (it usually is!) guests can enjoy the heated indoor pool. Stop by the 24-hour front desk to enjoy complimentary coffee and tea in the lobby. 

Cavalier Restaurant is located next door and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. The lunch and dinner menus include Hearst Ranch beef and local seafood. The drink menu has local wines, beer and cocktails. This family owned restaurant also offers a packaged picnic lunch, perfect for families on the go.

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