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San Simeon Lodge

9520 Castillo Drive, San Simeon, CA 93452
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Chicago, Illinois
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The outside is so lovely, but the rooms are nasty. Dirty comforters, ultra thin sheets, no air conditioning!!!! 80s decor that's falling apart. Know how most hotels bolt down their furniture? This one has furniture so cheap no one would bother stealing it.

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Baltonsborough, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Looks OK from the outside but our King room was smelly and dirty, we slept in our clothes! Shower curtain had mould on it and water pressure was close to zero. On the possitive, we saw whales in the ocean across from the Motel.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Well I only stayed here one night but can recommend it as a good base for all the local attractions ( you must see the elephant seals and Hearst Castle ) and also the very nice beach a short walk across the road. The room was very nice for the money and the grounds were clean and nicely maintained. The... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The title explains my experience with this bad excuse of a "hotel". From the outside, it's cutely decorated with a pool. The receptionists were rude and just gave us our key and rushed us out not caring if we had questions. When I first got to the room It looked like a grandparents room. The bathroom wasn't very nice either.... More 

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Austin, Texas, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Staff was cordial and very helpful. The hotel itself isn't spectacular but got the job done. The San Simeon Lodge looked decent compared to the rest on the same side of the road. I don't think the room location mattered in our case since we were only there to visit the Hearst Castle.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here for one night with my husband on our drive down the west coast. It is a perfect location for visiting Hearst castle. Had only booked the day before and were pleased with the friendly staff and room. The room was a sufficient size, although a little small but did have a balcony overlooking the outdoor swimming pool. The... More 

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Hamburg, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very good located, good for families, nice and clean pool. The surrounding ist fantastic. Nearby at Hearst Memorial State Beach we saw a buckle whale just a few yards away. Perfect Place to visit Morro Bay and Big Sur.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We paid just over £30 for this and had a great room overlooking the pool, although it wasn't a day for using said pool. It was also a great place to do some laundry. The room was large and offered a comfortable sleep, we didn't use Wi Fi as we were too too tired. It doesn't however provide breakfast which... More 

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Muscat
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

now that was great sunset view from my room. it was my first lodge to stay in during my first trip to USA. it was only for one night, but i felt in love with this nice Lodge. free WiFi and nice big room. we had nice dinner in their restaurant and then later we enjoyed walking along the beach.... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We booked a romm with an extra bed for our daughter a month ahead of arrival. Special note on our booking that we wanted a rollaway bed. When we arrived we were told that a rollaway can't fit in the ròom. Staff didn't seem to care. They had our contact details but didn't bother to let us know that we... More 

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