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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
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Gunnison, Colorado
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136 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I just really liked the feel of this hotel. Rooms circle a plaza with a fountain. Two large windows in each room face the plaza. The room was better decorated than your average budget-priced hotel. The hotel is essentially situated in a cluster of hotels with a convenience store and a restaurant or two - across the highway from ocean.... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I stayed two nights. It was fantastic! I would definitely stay here again. When I thought I might not get there until after the office closed, they were willing to make arrangements to get me my room key.

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Riverside, California
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31 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I was very impressed with this motel . I was expecting this place to be a dog because of the price and the rating but was honestly surprised at how clean and well-kept the property and room was . The location of the motel is great also. The motel offers discounts for the café next-door which was nice . It's... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

we didn't expect for too much, and found the room very clean and cozy also it was very close to highway 1 and hearst castle that we wanted to see also it was very close to highway 1 and hearst castle that we wanted to see

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Rome, Italy
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18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A good address on the street to BIG SUR from Santa Barbara, the price is perfect and room very clean, big and with all confort ! The standard is superior of my impression on internet. I'm not lucky with a wireless line is too slow...very too slow. Another problem is a family in the second floor... too busy !!!

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Why would anyone stay in San Simeon? Just drive a bit further and stay in San Louis Obispo or Santa Barbara. The room was clean and the beds were comfortable but there are no nice restaurants close by or things to do. The pool reminds me of a scene from CSI....the receptionist wasn't friendly at all.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were visiting Hearst Castle and wanted to stay close by at an inexpensive and clean hotel with wifi. It didn't quite work out for us. The gentleman who checked us in was very kind. The room was nice ... but the wifi was horrible, I think dial up was better, the phone did not work, the walls were paper... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

San Simeon was on our way to San diego so we stay at the silver surf motel. Check in was done by a teenager not friendly at all, he gave us the feeling "better you go better it is" . Big point the bedding was really comfortable, pretty clean. Not a memorable stay , sorry ! And by the way... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's near the beach & the bed was comfortable are the only good things I can say about this place. Reception was efficient, but not overly friendly. Given a room that appeared nice, however the frig. had been turned off without being checked for food & it STANK. Asked for & given another room, quite average. Problem being we had... More 

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Santa Clara, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been coming here every year for many years, traveling in a large group. This motel handles our large group well. The recent remodel is a nice improvement. The beds are comfortable. The Wi-Fi is slow and unreliable, and there is no AT&T cell phone service here.

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