Sand Dollar Inn

Photo gallery for Sand Dollar Inn

Primary image
Outdoor pool
Outdoor pool
Outdoor pool
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

7.2/10 Good

962 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
Cleaning & safety
  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Personal protective equipment

Choose dates to view prices

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 - 16 min drive
  • Pebble Beach Golf Links - 19 min drive
  • WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca - 15 min drive
  • Point Lobos State Natural Reserve - 17 min drive
  • Lovers Point - 21 min drive

Getting around

  • Monterey Peninsula Airport (MRY) - 9 min drive
  • Watsonville, CA (WVI-Watsonville Municipal) - 29 min drive
  • Salinas, CA (SNS-Salinas Municipal) - 30 min drive
  • Monterey Station - 16 min drive
  • Salinas Station - 26 min drive

About this property

Sand Dollar Inn

Just 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 like WiFi and self parking are added perks. Also, this motel is 4.8 mi (7.8 km) from Fisherman's Wharf. Fellow travelers 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/140°F or hotter
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA)

Social distancing

Contactless check-in 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 sanitizer 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 - 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 stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding
  • No cribs (infant beds)


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


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free onsite 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

Traveling with children

  • Children stay free


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Laundry facilities


  • An outdoor pool


  • Braille/raised signage
  • Elevator
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • 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 counter/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/tub combination
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Free local calls

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator
  • 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 sanitizer.

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).


Guests can rest easy knowing 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
Magic Carpet Inn Seaside
Magic Carpet Seaside
Magic Carpet Lodge Seaside
Magic Carpet Lodge
Sand Dollar Inn Motel
Sand Dollar Inn Seaside
Sand Dollar Inn Motel Seaside

Frequently asked questions

Overall score and ratings






Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



2/10 Poor

Leaving afraid and untrusting because of lies
I went to Seaside to relax and visit the wharf - one of my favorite places. On the first night, I sent for housekeeping because I thought I saw a dead roach and insect fecal matter on the floor. The desk person came up and told me that something was burned into the table and the specks on the floor we're imperfections in the wood. I was pleased with his statement. On the second day, I rose earlier than I planned due to noise in the parking lot. I got to sleep very late, after taking a prescribed sleep aid, which I wanted to avoid, because someone slammed a door at one o'clock in the morning. O.K. I try to turn a lemon into lemonade by getting up around seven (remember the parking lot). I drove to Target for items that I had forgotten at home and a strong cup of coffee. Then, I drove to the wharf, where I spent most of my day. I returned to the hotel at 4:05 in the afternoon. I was disappointed because my room was still dirty. Alright, I'm still making lemonade. I called the office and spoke to the person at the desk. He told me that the room hadn't been cleaned because the "sign" had been on the door, so housekeeping didn't enter and that the sign had been recorded by a camera. I then asked to see the footage. I was then told that the housekeeper couldn't enter because someone was in the room. I told him that I had just returned and no one was in the room. He stated that if I left the room, housekeeping would enter. Well, after being lied on I felt unsafe and left.
Kimberly, 2-night trip
Verified guest review

6/10 Good

Kevin, 1-night family trip
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Tia, 3-night trip
Verified guest review

6/10 Good

Lower basic
Room was dirty. You can tell they don’t wipe things down very well or sanitize. Dirty hand marks on the lamp switches. And tables. Carpet turned my socks black. I was disappointed about that.
Crystal, 1-night trip
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Cynthia, 1-night trip
Verified guest review

8/10 Very good

Clean room. Good area close to stores and restaurants. Pillows aren't that comfortable. But over all good for the price.
Anna, 1-night family trip
Verified guest review

8/10 Very good

Alfredo, 1-night family trip
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Amber, 1-night trip
Verified guest review

6/10 Good

Disgusting ice bucket, iron was blackened. Pool needed cleanup washer not working. Key didn’t work second day. Meh, won’t be back
Melissa, 2-night trip
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Jalia, 1-night trip
Verified guest review