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Silver Surf Motel

2.0 of 5 Motel   |   9390 Castillo Drive, San Simeon, CA 93452
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Ranked #10 of 10 hotels in San Simeon
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 5 days ago
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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58 reviews 58 reviews
14 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A simple but neat hotel suited for passing through (no Breakfast!). Unfortunately there was a power shut down on arrival, but the receptionist was very kind to help us out when in need. The only thing we didnt like was the low shower (shoulder hight). Oh and go for a room on the second floor, those are quieter.

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Los Alamitos, California
15 reviews 15 reviews
10 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Although the exterior is not impressive, the rooms are very roomy and nice. They seem to have been recently updated. Beds are comfortable, room includes a fridge and good size TV. All except a few of the rooms open to a large grassy interior courtyard, so there is no noise from the road at all. Free wifi worked well. My... More

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La Jolla, California, United States
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our stop for the night in the middle of an impulse trip down the Central Coast along Highway 1 about 5PM on Saturday, July 5th. We made the reservation through Booking.com as we entered the last cell service zone in Big Sur. Talk about winging it on a holiday weekend! It's certainly dark in San Simeon on a... More

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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

First, the price of this hotel was pretty unrealistic when you see the rooms. Yes, the location was very good, right across from the beach and only a couple minutes from Hearst Castle; however, the bed was terribly uncomfortable, the room was disgustingly stuffy (no AC) and the bathroom was way too small. The shower was probably 3' X 3',... More

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Santa Clara, California
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4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We recently stayed at the Silver Surf Motel in San Simeon. I didn't know what to expect, since you read so many different reviews. My family and I were pleasantly surprised. We searched for a place where we could stay with our dog, and this one came up. When we arrived in our room we were happy to see how... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Impatient front desk. No breakfast. Overpriced. The worst part is that the rooms are not soundproofing at all. I got a call at midnight from a lady in the room downstairs saying her patient had reached limit, and she asked me to stop walking around in the room. I feel sorry for her as well as for myself. I honestly... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Rude unhelpful front desk staff Clogged sink low water pressure smelly rooms filthy pool And spa Staff cares less all they want to do is not be bothered We were a half hour short of the3 pm check in and the place was empty room doors all open and beds made we had to come back Please spare your self... More

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Los Angeles, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This review is detailed since it I found it very helpful when others were detailed in their reviews. Made reservation thru price-line. The location was great since the motel is near the Hearst Castle and the area to view the Elephant Seals. The key works different than any other I have ever had. You need to rub it against door... More

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Santa Barbara, California
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This motel is overpriced for what you get. The new renovations are not up to par (plastic left on the lamp shades, clock, etc). Bathrooms were not renovated at all and toilets are from a decade unknown. The walls are paper thin. We did not sleep at all due to noise. There is no Wifi and the tv is fuzzy... More

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Oslo, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Came in late and stayed for one night. The rooms were clean and comfortable and very good service at front desk. The rate is very reasonable and it's very comfortable and quiet. All equipments worked well and it was a very good standard to be a motel.

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Address: 9390 Castillo Drive, San Simeon, CA 93452
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Location: United States > California > San Luis Obispo County > San Simeon
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Silver Surf Motel 2*
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