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San Simeon Lodge

2.0 of 5 Motel   |   9520 Castillo Drive, San Simeon, CA 93452
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Ranked #5 of 10 hotels in San Simeon
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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Havelock North, New Zealand
14 reviews 14 reviews
11 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Large room and wardrobe space. Microwave, fridge and table and chairs in the room. We were on the 2nd floor and could sit on the walkway for sun and fresh air. Relaxing after a long day driving from San Fran. Very clean and tidy. Good location if you are visiting Hearst castle.

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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Check in was smooth, and room was large enough for the 4 of us. Breakfast at the restaurant was reasonable priced. Easy drive to Hearst Castle, and Elephant seals. Plenty of parking, and pool was in excellent condition. Having the window open at night brought in a nice sea breeze that was refreshing. Would stay here again. Within a few... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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37 hotel reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The room appears recently renovated. It was clean and basic but acceptable for a night or two stay. Nothing special overall but resonable value. The elephant seals and Hearst's Castle should really require at least a two night stay locally on the San Fran to LA Highway 1 road trip. This is a large complex and checkin/out was well managed.... More

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Walnut Creek, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Was looking for a place near Hearst Castle. Options are many, so kind of difficult to decide. Saw photos of the San Simeon Lodge in San Simeon. It's close, looks big, has a restaurant. When we arrived last Thursday afternoon, we checked in and went to our room. the place from the outside looks freshly painted. Gives a nice impression.... More

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Montclair, California
14 reviews 14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Grounds are very nice.across the highway from the beach. The rooms have been redone recently and are nice....but....there is no air conditioning or ceiling fan!! The air was stuffy and we were told to open a window...that was in the bathroom an low enough someone could look into room during night! Not happy about that! Also they still need to... More

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Antioch, California
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very nice and clean hotel. Staffs are very friendly and helpful. We arrived very early, and the General Manager worked out for us to we can get in our room by 11:30AM. Our room was nicely furnished and very clean. Bed was comfortable. We definitely will returning to this hotel next time!!

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Arrived, check in ok, went to room 122, entered with my wife and the old mildew type smell hit us, room was well worn, furniture needed updated, was marked, old and needed replaced and updated.wanted to get washed but there was no hot water coming from the hot tap on bathroom basin mixer tap,had to run shower in order to... More

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Sydney, Australia
19 reviews 19 reviews
7 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed one night at San Simeon Lodge and I would have to say that the price matched the quality. Ok, the room is tired and the ensuite in need of a face lift, but our room was clean and tidy and the cheapest accommodation that we have encountered on our trip so far. Our room overlooked the ocean and... More

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Home in Cumbria
15 reviews 15 reviews
10 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Pleasant motel with lovely view. Very clean and rooms well equiped. Food at the restaurant was expensive and breakfast was not included in the tariff. The little town of Cambria, about four miles away was lovely and definitely worth visiting.

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reno, nv
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife stayed for 1 night for an early departure up to Hearst Castle. Our room was clean and spacious and we slept well after a long drive from Reno. The value of the room was as good as the French toast that we had for breakfast and would stay there again over and over.

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Address: 9520 Castillo Drive, San Simeon, CA 93452
Location: United States > California > San Luis Obispo County > San Simeon
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — San Simeon Lodge 2*
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