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Sea Breeze Inn
2.0 of 5 Motel   |   9065 Hearst Drive, San Simeon, CA 93452   |  
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Ranked #2 of 10 hotels in San Simeon
Brisbane
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Budget Hotel that beats the others”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

We travelled across 7 states on a family holiday. At a few locations we stayed at expensive branded hotels and several mid-level hotels in cities. For San Simeon we chose a cheap option as it was 1 night as a stopover for the long drive.
We were pleasantly surprised, large rooms, fridges, comfy beds, breakfast included, free WIFI (that worked) parking in front of room.
IN the USA it seems the less you pay the more inclusions you get for free.

We would recomend this motel for stopovers in San Simeon, location just far enough from the beach to negate the surf noise but still on the beach side of the highway. Not many restaurants around within walking distance but we tried the Mexican a few hundred yards away and had a great meal with cheap drinks.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

We came in late just for a bed as we had to also leave early in the morning. The room was a bit cold, but mostly because of the open window. As we found out it was open and closed it, temperature was fine. Everything worked well, the Inn is right next to the beach and the road, so we found everything we needed. Not much to do around there - and only a single restaurant open, but that was really nice. Just across the street, homemade food and a nice and talkative host.
Service as also fine, the woman in the reception was polite and nice.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

A very good place to stay on one's way along the Pacific coast. Clean and cozy. No vegan options at breakfast that is included. This is the only negative thing for travellers who are vegans. Bring your non-dairy milk as you will not be able to buy it in San Simeon.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

Nice room. We didn't have a reservation and got the last room. It was clean and the bed was comfortable. The lady was very nice at the front desk. The breakfast was not much so we opted to not partake in it and left for breakfast somewhere else. Ocean view room is pushing it add there is an apartment complex behind that blocks most of the view of the ocean but you could here the waves.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013

We were looking for a comfortable place to sleep at a good value, and we found it at the Sea Breeze. It's nothing fancy, and the breakfast selection was limited, but it gave us what we were looking for. Our room was clean and well maintained, the bed was good and the price was reasonable for the area.

Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013

Close proximity to the beach for mesmerizing sunset views, just a stone's throw away from Hearst Castle. Poor breakfast choices but there is a good Mexican restaurant nearby. Although you may be bored with no good nightlife options nearby. Room is clean enough, but we had a weak WiFi connection.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Cody, Wyoming
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

We stayed at this older motel in late November. It was very easy to find with quick check-in and friendly service. The large, comfy room had an awesome, new super-comfy pillow-top bed - best night sleep of our 7 day trip! The pillows were sltly hard but adequate (we like soft, flat ones :o). WiFi was a bit slow; standard budget towels; low water pressure in the toilet but adequate hot water temp and pressure for the shower. Some noise from overhead room - walking - but overall quiet and very clean room with a coffee maker, fridge, and microwave. Breakfast included waffles (my husband's favorite :o), 2 kinds of cereal, 5 choices of pastries, coffee, tea, milk, juices. Probably the only thing I'd like to see added: a clothing hook in the bathroom. Otherwise, this was a GREAT motel for the price with a great location - right by Hearst Castle and the beach although we didn't have time to stay and play much. We'd stay here again.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Sea Breeze Inn

Address: 9065 Hearst Drive, San Simeon, CA 93452
Location: United States > California > San Luis Obispo County > San Simeon
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 10 hotels in San Simeon
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Sea Breeze Inn 2*
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