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San Simeon Pines Resort

7200 Moonstone Beach Dr., Cambria, CA
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Ranked #14 of 30 Cambria B&B and Inns
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Yorba Linda, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We enjoy going to this little place due to its location and amenities. Its nothing fancy but a great spot for doing all there is to do in the area of Cambria. You can walk under the street to the beach for shell collecting, sunbathing, and sunset watching, plus drive to Hearst Castle, sea elephant watching, shopping, wine tasting, etc.... More

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CambriaCypress, Guest Relations Manager at San Simeon Pines Resort, responded to this review

So glad you are one of our "returnees" that appreciates San Simeon Pines and the area here on the Central Coast! We are looking forward to some rain to bring back the green on the golf course! Thank you for taking the time to write your nice review! More

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had the most relaxing and beautiful stay at San Simeon Pines Resort. The rooms are retro awesome!! We stayed in one of the fireplace rooms and it was beyond enjoyable. The staff was excellent and the beach is right across the street. There are beautiful bluffs and sandy beach all around. We took daily visits to downtown Cambria and... More

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CambriaCypress, Guest Relations Manager at San Simeon Pines Resort, responded to this review

Yay! That's what we love to hear....how much our guests enjoyed not only their stay at San Simeon Pines, but our Village of Cambria and the beautiful scenery surrounding us! Hope you are able to return soon! More

California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

This is our favorite place to stay in Cambria. It's very quiet, clean, comfortable, etc. and the setting is great. For those of you who always complain about anything that hasn't been re-remodeled in the last 6 months as being outdated, you may want to go somewhere else. I never understood why some people think anything not brand new is... More

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CambriaCypress, Guest Relations Manager at San Simeon Pines Resort, responded to this review

We couldn't have written a better review ourselves! You are correct - we are not for everyone if you want fluff and fancy, but you are absolutely correct in your description of San Simeon Pines: clean, reasonable rates, great area, outdoor activities, character, etc. We are always pleased to welcome wonderful guests like you again....don't stay away too long! More

Los Angeles, California
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32 reviews 32 reviews
24 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

This place is great. San Simeon Pines Resort somehow feels miles away from the row of hotels just down Moonstone Beach Drive. The small parkland that sits between it and the ocean is filled with gorgeous Monterey Pines and trails that lead to near-deserted pristine bluffs. Stand there long enough like we did and you'll see grey whales, sea otters,... More

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CambriaCypress, Guest Relations Manager at San Simeon Pines Resort, responded to this review

Fun review! I am not sure what "jankiest" means, but we do apologize for the condition of our golf course due to the water shortage. Hopefully, after some good rain, it will return green and pretty again! And as for the shuffleboard....I just saw on the news 2 days ago that indoor shuffleboard is the latest craze back East for... More

Brussels, Belgium
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

We had also read some negative feedback about San Simeon Pines so arrived a bit cautiously. Lovely big bedroom, spotlessly clean, very comfortable. The breakfast was exactly what had been promised - probably better and the facilities were great. Although the car park suggested the motel was busy/full, it didn't feel crowded and we spent two afternoons in the swimming... More

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CambriaCypress, Guest Relations Manager at San Simeon Pines Resort, responded to this review

We are so very pleased that you enjoyed our facilities and your stay here at San Simeon Pines. We certainly couldn't ask for a better review! Please do visit us again! More

Belmont, CA
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

I see a lot of negative reviews of San Simeon Pines Resort so I felt a need to give it a positive one. Perhaps the rooms are a bit outdated, but the room was extremely clean and spacious. Our room overlooked the rose garden....with a sliding glass door of our room leading right to it. I could sit and listen... More

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CambriaCypress, Guest Relations Manager at San Simeon Pines Resort, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a glowing review! You totally get what we hope our guests embrace here at San Simeon Pines and obviously we are a good match! Please come back very soon! More

Mesa, Arizona
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

San Simeon Pines has not changed in the last 35 years. That was the last time we stayed here. The rooms are outdated, but are quaint. Love the outdoor activities provided and the walk to the beach. Cannot see the sunsets from the hotel, however just a short walk you will experience the beautiful sunsets. I feel the price was... More

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CambriaCypress, Guest Relations Manager at San Simeon Pines Resort, responded to this review

So glad you remembered us and came back to visit after all these years! We have upgraded many of our amenities, but, yes, our rooms are still quaint and clean. Glad you appreciate the outdoor activities and took advantage of the close location to the ocean. Hope you join us again, but sooner than 35 years!! More

Monterey Peninsula, California
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We had previously stayed at San Simeon Pines about 20 years ago and my husband & I wanted to revisit our pleasant memories. Well, as some say, you can't always go back home. There have been absolutely no updates in the rooms in all these years. The toilet seat in our room slid around while you were sitting on it,... More

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CambriaCypress, Guest Relations Manager at San Simeon Pines Resort, responded to this review

We regret that you did not enjoy your stay with us, but we do have to wonder if your negative review has anything to do with your being caught smoking in a non-smoking room and being charged the appropriate fee. More

Los Gatos, California, United States
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40 reviews 40 reviews
8 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Recently spent a few days in Cambria and wanted to try a new hotel so picked the San Simeon Pines Resort. I wanted to try one of the hotels that offered a pool. You have to be aware that this hotel has not been updated for a long time. So for the price charged I felt it was a little... More

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CambriaCypress, Guest Relations Manager at San Simeon Pines Resort, responded to this review

We appreciate you taking the time to write your review. Summertime is definitely our busiest time for family reunions and lots of kids! We are the only place on Moonstone that offers outdoor activities, so families love it! A wonderful time for peace and quiet, and beautiful weather, is the fall. We hope you can schedule your next trip during... More

Somerset
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70 reviews 70 reviews
27 hotel reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

We had booked this motel resort as it was one of the least expensive options in the Cambria area that was near the sea and in walking distance of some restaurants and bars. The place utterly proves that you get what you pay for. The rooms are basic but adequate, though very dated, the bed was comfortable but had sheets... More

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CambriaCypress, Guest Relations Manager at San Simeon Pines Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to submit your review. I got a laugh out of the "duvet" comment! One look at our website and you can see there are no duvets or promises of them! What we do offer are clean, comfortable rooms, very reasonable rates and lots of acreage and outdoor activities to enjoy. We do hope you... More

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Address: 7200 Moonstone Beach Dr., Cambria, CA
Location: United States > California > San Luis Obispo County > Cambria
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