Choose dates to view prices

Sand Dollar Inn

Photo gallery for Sand Dollar Inn

Deluxe Room, 1 Queen Bed | Desk, iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets
Outdoor pool
Outdoor pool
Outdoor pool
Deluxe Room, 2 Queen Beds | Desk, iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets

Overview of Sand Dollar Inn

Sand Dollar Inn

2.0 star property
Motel with outdoor pool, near Monterey Bay

7.0/10 Good

998 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet-friendly
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
1875 Fremont Blvd, Seaside, CA, 93955
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Outdoor pool
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Air conditioning
  • Self-serve laundry
For families
  • Children stay free
  • Microwave
  • Private bathroom
  • Television
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • Monterey Bay - 13 min walk
  • Cannery Row - 13 min drive
  • Monterey Bay Aquarium - 16 min drive
  • Fisherman's Wharf - 14 min drive
  • 17-Mile Drive - 13 min drive
  • Carmel Beach - 15 min drive
  • Pebble Beach Golf Links - 19 min drive
  • WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca - 15 min drive

Getting around

  • Monterey, CA (MRY-Monterey Peninsula) - 9 min drive
  • Watsonville, CA (WVI-Watsonville Municipal) - 29 min drive
  • Salinas, CA (SNS-Salinas Municipal) - 31 min drive
  • Monterey Station - 16 min drive
  • Salinas Station - 26 min drive


  • Harumi - 4 min walk
  • Baan Thai - 6 min walk
  • Stammtisch Restaurant - 7 min walk
  • Mariscos - 16 min walk
  • Jose's Mexican Food - 16 min walk

About this property

Sand Dollar Inn

Only 2.5 mi (4 km) from the airport, Sand Dollar Inn puts you 0.7 mi (1.1 km) from Monterey Bay and 4.8 mi (7.7 km) from Monterey Bay Aquarium. Guests can take a dip in the outdoor pool, and freebies such as WiFi and self-parking are added perks. Fellow travellers say good things about the comfortable beds and helpful staff.


English, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Follows the industry cleaning and disinfection practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA)


Contactless social distancing and check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 43 rooms
  • Arranged over 3 floors


  • Check-in time from 3 PM until 2:30 AM
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required


  • Up to 10 children (1 year old and younger) stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room using existing bedding
  • No cots (infant beds)


  • Pets allowed (2 per room, up to 60 lbs)*
  • Service animals welcome


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free on-site self-parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking and van parking on site

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea in a common area

Travelling with children

  • Children stay for free (see details)


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Laundry facilities


  • An outdoor pool


  • Braille/raised signage
  • Lift
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Wheelchair-accessible van parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible pool
  • Raised toilet seat
  • Low-height worktop and sink
  • Grab bar near toilet


  • English
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Television
  • Cable TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning and heating
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/bath combination
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Free local calls

Food and drink

  • Fridge
  • Microwave


  • Daily housekeeping

Fees & policies


  • Service animals exempt from fees
  • Pets are allowed for an extra charge of USD 30 per pet, per night

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitiser.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA).


This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession

Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit and window guards on site.

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.

Also known as

Magic Carpet Inn Seaside
Magic Carpet Inn
Magic Carpet Seaside
Magic Carpet Lodge Seaside
Magic Carpet Hotel Seaside
Magic Carpet Lodge
Sand Dollar Inn Motel
Sand Dollar Inn Seaside
Sand Dollar Inn Motel Seaside

Frequently asked questions

Does Sand Dollar Inn offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Sand Dollar Inn does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Sand Dollar Inn?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Sand Dollar Inn?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
Are pets allowed at Sand Dollar Inn?
Yes, pets are welcome, with a limit of 2 per room and maximum weight of 60 lbs per pet. There's a charge of USD 30 per pet, per night. Service animals are exempt from fees.
Is parking offered on site at Sand Dollar Inn?
Yes, there's free self parking.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Sand Dollar Inn?
You can check in from 3 PM - 2:30 AM. Check-out time is 11 AM. Contactless social distancing and check-out are available.
What is there to do at Sand Dollar Inn and nearby?
Sand Dollar Inn has an outdoor pool.
Are there restaurants at or near Sand Dollar Inn?
Yes. Nearby restaurants include Harumi (4-min walk), Baan Thai (6-min walk) and Stammtisch Restaurant (7-min walk).
What's the area around Sand Dollar Inn like?
Sand Dollar Inn is a short 13-minute walk from Monterey Bay and 14 minutes' walk from Fort Ord Dunes State Park.

Overall score and ratings






Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



8/10 Very good

Marco, 2-night trip
Verified guest review

8/10 Very good

Great Price for this location
Great deal for this hotel. Definitely will be coming back. I don't recommend bringing your family . The people staying in the other rooms you could hear fighting down the hall . One of them got kicked out of the room . Which wasnt fun to hear. Other than that the stay was great. Room was spacey.
JohnDaniel, 1-night trip
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Yolanda, 3-night family trip
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

William, 3-night trip
Verified guest review

6/10 Good

Very basic room. Not so basic price. No Kleenex, TP, coffee, breakfast, etc. Room small.
Bianca, 3-night family trip
Verified guest review

6/10 Good

Not as expected
Should have been one queen but was two doubles. No coffee or cups in room or in lobby at 8am. Room smelled smoky. Problem checking, had to call for help.
Alexandra, 1-night trip
Verified guest review

4/10 Fair

Don’t stay here
So extremely disappointed. We choose this hotel for the value and the pool. The pool was awful. Broken chairs, a hanging light fixture in the pool, and the kids all got a rash from the water. There was a dog in the room below us that barked for one full night. But the loud music was the worst. It started early each morning and did not stop! The walls are so thin that you can hear everything. You can hear the toilet flush in the room next to you. It was also filthy. The carpet was so stained, it was almost crunchy. They tried to add new amenities, such as a fridge and microwave, but forgot to fix the broken toilet seat or clean the shower. We have stayed in a lot of smaller hotels in the area, this is by far the worst.
2-night family trip
Verified guest review

2/10 Poor

The rooms were dirty. Had dirty towels. Had to clean the toilet before use there was something gross on the toilet seat. The chain locks on the door were broken. Big gaps in the doors when they were closed completely.
Shannon, 3-night family trip
Verified Orbitz guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Cynthia, 1-night business trip
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Esteban M, 3-night family trip
Verified guest review