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San Simeon Pines Resort

7200 Moonstone Beach Dr., Cambria, CA
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Fresno, California
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29 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Older hotel on the North end of Cambria's Moonstone beach, this Hotel has more basic Amenities, But is substantially cheaper than the other hotels down the block. Rooms clean & comfortable, King bed a little Stiff, like an extra firm mattress,hotel located next to busy Highway 1, but at night traffic is very light, so its quiet. Cellphone service in... More 

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San Leandro, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was the second time we have stayed here. We love it. You are greeted by a wonderful staff. They made sure our room was perfect. We love the privacy, and ease of walking to the beach. Having the fireplace in the room is an extra bonus. It was nice to have the fire in the evenings. We are already... More 

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Stockton, California
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62 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our stay was only for one night to accommodate our visit to Hearst Castle on our drive down Highway 1. I chose the San Simeon Pines Resort because it seemed a good value compared to the motels in San Simeon proper and Cambria, and it looked charming in the website photos. Overall we had a good experience. The check-in staff... More 

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

We appreciate you taking the time for your honest and thorough review! We hope you will come back for a longer stay next time, and thank you for choosing San Simeon Pines Seaside Resort! More 

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37 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 via mobile

we have been going to Cambria for many years and just love it. We have stayed at the San Simeon Pines before, and liked the quiet rooms with fire places. We enjoyed our stay this time, too. However, I do have to say that when we checked in, we were put in an upstairs room (no elevator). When I requested... More 

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

We apologize for the inappropriate response from one of our front desk staff....we will take this up with them. We hope you do not let this one time situation keep you from returning! Thank you for your review. More 

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29 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Over the years I have stayed here. At first it was quaint and charming but it has gone downhill from there. Location is nice. Breakfast is included. Fireplace rooms use segments of compressed sawdust logs.

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

Sorry we did not meet your expectations, but hope you will still come to Cambria and enjoy our lovely town and scenery. More 

Brighton, Michigan
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8 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Stayed here for 3 nights and enjoyed long walks on the Cambria coast, Hurst Castle and the Elephant Seal rookery a few miles away very much. Hotel is a throwback to the 70's including setting and rooms, but quite comfortable. The only concession to modern times was the flat screen TV and DVD player in the room. Breakfast was the... More 

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

We are pleased that you enjoyed your 3-day stay at San Simeon Pines and that you took in the local sights. Thank you for taking the time to write your review and we hope you return soon! More 

Cambria, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

I would just like to take a moment to thank the Owner of san simeon pines lodge for his kindness. Two days ago i asked him for a simple jumpstart as my battery had died. Not only did he chastise me for not buying american and driving an import vehicle, but he also walked then drove away from me when... More 

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El Camino Village
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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Although we love the location the hotel has gone down hill some in both service and quality. My husband and I decided to stay here over Thanksgiving, we usually stay here when we are wine tasting, never arriving prior to check-in before. Since we were traveling on Thanksgiving Day we arrived at the hotel around noon. We were immediately told... More 

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

So sorry your visit with us was not up to your expectations this time around. Just to address some of your concerns: We have relayed your experience to the front desk staff to reaffirm with them how important great customer service is; We haven't taken anything away from our complimentary Continental breakfast; Our policy is to not release our rooms... More 

Newhall
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34 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

First time at this motel. Had a great 2 day stay. Even played shuffleboard! We had no complaints except for the bathroom mirror. Having to shave sideways was a bit out of sorts but what the heck. Wouldn't mind staying here again.

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

So glad you enjoyed your first stay with us and will return! Not sure what you meant by the sideways mirror, but it got my attention!! Thank you for the nice review and hope to see you back soon! Happy Holidays! More 

San Bernardino, California
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11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

We recently spent two nights at San Simeon Pines Resort, and in my opinion, it is still one of the best bargains to be found on Moonstone Beach Drive. No, it isn't the newest or have the most modern decor, but it does deliver solid value in their comfortable rooms that have a rustic feel that is enhanced by the... More 

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

We are so pleased you are a satisfied, returning guest. We appreciate your lovely review and the heads up on room #70 - it is passed on to the mangers. Hope to see you again soon! More 

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