Sand Castle Inn

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785 Seacoast Dr., Imperial Beach, CA, 91932
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Did you always wish you could stay in a sand castle on the beach? Well, you can at Sand Castle Inn on Imperial Beach. You’ll love the decor and the amenities.
Sand Castle Inn
Prices starting at $215 / night
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Overview

Close to the beach, Sand Castle InnOutdoor patio, Sand Castle Inn

Any hotel can offer comfortable furnishings, modern conveniences and stellar service, but not many can provide guests with an authentic San Diego experience. Located just steps away from the white sandy beaches of Imperial Beach, minutes from Downtown San Diego and Coronado Island and up the road from the Tijuana border, everything that makes San Diego, well, San Diego, is all within easy reach of Sand Castle Inn, a truly one-of-a-kind beachside hotel.

From the moment you step into the inn’s courtyard, you know you’re in for a treat. From the outdoor fixtures to the Spanish tile in the lobby to the driftwood-inspired furnishings in every room, everything about the hotel’s décor is designed to add to your Mexicali experience. The rooms are spacious, clean and airy, the staff friendly and the amenities convenient.

Local Tips
True Beach Town Vibe
Stroll to Imperial Beach Pier or spend a day with family and friends at Portwood Pier Plaza.

When you stay at the Sand Castle Inn, you get the best of all worlds. Not only is the beach right across the street but also, the best of San Diego, Tijuana and Coronado are all just a short drive away.

Head right outside the hotel’s entrance and you’ll find yourself faced with numerous things to do, including Imperial Beach Pier, nearby restaurants and local shops. Take the Interstate 5 northbound to get to downtown San Diego and all it has to offer, including the San Diego Maritime Museum, the San Diego Zoo, the Gaslamp Quarters, U.S.S. Midway, Old Town, PETCO Park and much more. Head a bit farther north for a fun-filled day at SeaWorld, LEGOLAND or the San Diego Zoo Safari Park. If you head south for a few minutes you’ll hit the U.S./Mexico border, beyond which is Tijuana, a mecca of authentic eateries, unique shops and lively bars.

Sand Castle Inn may be unassuming, and it may not feature all the luxuries of big-name hotels. Still, past guests can all agree that its location and homey vibe serve as the cherry on top of an already exciting San Diego vacation. If you want to embark on a real So-Cal adventure, this is the hotel at which to do it.

Sand Castle Inn
Prices starting at $215 / night

What's Nearby

Pacific Ocean
Pacific Ocean
5 min Walk
Beach
Coronado Beach
22 min Drive
Location Pin
Tijuana, Mexico
24 min Drive
Balboa Park
Balboa Park
33 min Drive
San Diego Zoo
San Diego Zoo
19 min Drive
Old Town San Diego
Old Town San Diego
21 min Drive
SeaWorld San Diego
SeaWorld San Diego
25 min Drive
Cabrillo Nat. Monument
Cabrillo National Monument
31 min Drive
Sand Castle Inn
Prices starting at $215 / night

Things to Know Before Arrival

Neighborhood Imperial Beach
Have a blast at Imperial Beach! Go kiteboarding, paddleboarding, windsurfing, surfing, or watch an amazing sunset. Walk to local shops, cafés, and parks.
Check In / Check Out
3:00 PM / 11:00 AM
Pet Policy
Pets are welcome, with a maximum weight of 50 lbs per pet. There's a charge of $50 per accommodation, per stay. Service animals are exempt from fees.
Wifi
Free WiFi in Lobby & Rooms
Breakfast
Not Included
Property Size
17 Rooms

Property Amenities

Bay Front Hotel
Bay Front Hotel
City Hotel
City Hotel
Family Friendly
Family Friendly
Pets Allowed with Restrictions
Pets Allowed with Restrictions

Parking

Self Parking
Self Parking
$12 / day for Self Parking

Room Amenities

Air Conditioning
Air Conditioning
Daily Maid Service
Daily Maid Service
Flat Screen TV
Flat Screen TV
Handicapped Accessible
Handicapped Accessible
Iron
Iron
Mini Fridge
Mini Fridge
No Smoking
No Smoking
Roll Away Bed
Roll Away Bed
Getting Around
SAN Airport
SAN Airport
- 20 min Drive
Trolley
Trolley Station
- 31 min Walk
Cruise Port
Cruise Port
- 19 min Drive
This Month's Forecast
63°F / 78°F
Sunny in October
Nov
56°F / 73°F
Sunny in November
Dec
51°F / 68°F
Sunny in December
Jan
51°F / 67°F
Sunny in January

Rooms & Rates

Standard guest room, Sand Castle Inn

The Sand Castle Inn is an intimate hotel with just 17 rooms. The rooms are spacious, airy and equipped with modern amenities, including high-speed internet, a 32-inch HD television, private bath with shower and tub, mini-fridge, coffee-maker and ceiling fans. All guests have access to parking, front-desk staff, laundry facilities, discounted attraction tickets and the lowest rates on the web. The Sand Castle Inn also has ADA accessible rooms. Ask about them when booking.

Sand Castle Inn
Prices starting at $215 / night
Standard Queen Rooms
Standard queen rooms provide comfortable accommodations for up to two people. They’re equipped with a TV, refrigerator and full private bath.
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Queen Room with a Partial Ocean View
Enjoy the same comforts as the Standard Queen room, except with a partial view of the Pacific.
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Standard King Rooms
This room features a single king bed with a wet bar. It offers a little more space than the Standard Queen and is ideal for extended stays.
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King Room with a Partial Ocean View
This room boasts the same space and amenities as the Standard King room. However, guests that stay here enjoy a partial ocean view.
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Deluxe Double with Partial Ocean View
This room is ideal for families with small children, as it features two double beds. It also comes with a wet bar, microwave, refrigerator and a partial ocean view.
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Apartment Suite with Garden View
The Apartment Suite, which can comfortably accommodate up to two guests with a queen-sized bed, features a kitchenette, microwave and refrigerator. Designed for longer stays, the apartment suite also boasts a dining table and rollaway bed.
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Deluxe Suite with Ocean View
The Deluxe Suite is the only room at the Sand Castle Inn that boasts a complete ocean view. Its amenities are just as enticing as the view, with a full kitchenette complete with stove, microwave and refrigerator. The suite also has a wet bar, dining area and sitting area. The suite comfortably sleeps six and is ideal for groups of friends, large families and business trips.
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Sand Castle Inn
Prices starting at $215 / night

Nearby Things to Do

Imperial Beach

Soak up the sun and play in the surf at Imperial Beach, one of San Diego County’s most pristine stretches of sand.

Imperial Beach Pier

Bike, jog or stroll along the Imperial Beach Pier. The long stretch is perfect for bonding with friends, family or a loved one, or simply for taking in the view and getting some quality alone time.

Coronado Island

Sunbathe on Coronado Beach, brunch at the historic Hotel del Coronado, visit the Coronado Ferry Landing shops and visit the nearby Centennial Park.

Las Americas Premium Outlets

Shop literally on the border at this outlet mall, which boasts 560,000 square feet of shops and restaurants.

Mercado Hidalgo

Right across the border in San Diego’s neighboring city is Mercado Hidalgo, a great place to buy fresh vegetables, Mexican dried chili, authentic pinatas, Mexican candy and more.

Tijuana Cultural Day Tour

Begin your day in Old Town San Diego, bus down to Tijuana, learn about the area’s history and end up back where you started, all in less than five hours. Don’t want to bus it? You can also do the Tijuana walking tour from San Diego.

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The World Famous San Diego Zoo
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USS Midway Aircraft Carrier Museum
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Visit SeaWorld San Diego
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The world-famous SeaWorld San Diego is home to animal shows, roller coasters and other rides for the entire family. Enjoy encounters featuring the famed Orcas, dolphins and sea lions, or take a tour through the habitats.
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Downtown/Gaslamp Scooter Tour
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Explore San Diego Bay
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LEGOLAND Hopper Ticket
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