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Silver Surf Motel

9390 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
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I don't even know where to start with this one. My girlfriend and I have stayed at a number of motels on highway 1 driving from SF to LA and this is by fay the WORST! Firstly, they advertise a swimming pool, well I don't class green dirty water as a swimming pool. It looked awful. The room where the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

On our trip up the coast Hearst Castle was on the list of things to do. Silver Surf is really close to the castle, there are other places there to stay but we chose this Motel based upon other reviews as well as the rate. They have a nice courtyard that was dog friendly, and it was clean. The room... More 

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Bakersfield, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm going to get the cons out of the way which is the wifi even though it says you are connected it never worked and no cell service until you are in the front parking lot which is normal for all the hotels on the inland side of the highway. I don't mind not having cell service but others may... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Super nice family run motel. Very clean rooms w a working gas fireplace. Large room and excellent comfy bed w lots of pillow options. Indoor hot tub and pool in good working order. Very dog friendly place. We will be back.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So we used this hotel as a one night stop-over on our way from LA to San Fran. There really isn't too many positives about our stay, other than the fact it was only for one night. Even though the mattress was supposed to be a pillow top, it was very hard with no whiff of "pillow-ness" about it. The... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Easy to find. Reception extremely helpful. Just stayed for one night one our coastal trip. Very close to Hearst castle.mhas spa and pool. plenty of good food close by with grocery store. Room good size very clean we thought good value for our money

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I don't want to slate the place too much as it did the job for what we wanted I guess - it was a bed in a room and we could put our stuff in there whilst we visited the local area but... It really isn't a very good motel. There are lots in the area so I'd keep looking.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Silver Surf was once a nice hotel, But now with larger beds the room space just doesn't support size. It was clean but small with no A/C or safety locks on the windows. We will keep looking next time for another hotel.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is too expensive, it is basic and quite sad.The reception is full of random objects, the staff is bored. Wii fi is very slow, there is not an hair drier in the room and no breakfast not even a stand up one. Lucky the Best Western in front offer a tasty breakfast , don't sleep here.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great cost benefit. I was travelling alone and wanted a place to stay for the night. The motel is in front of the highway (but not noisy) and therefore very practical. The rooms are very comfortable and wifi is also provided.

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