My wife and I have stayed at perhaps five hotels in the Cambria and San Simeon locales over the last five years. This time we booked at The Morgan, on the ocean side of Highway 1 in San Simeon.
We came away impressed. The location is excellent for walking to the coastal plains overlooking the sea to the south of town, and a quick car ride to either Hearst Castle or the pier at San Simeon. Cambria if five minutes by car. We encountered three different clerks during our stay, and all were both helpful and cheerful.
When we checked in the clerk asked about what we were going to be doing -- in order to help us if at all possible. When we mentioned dinner first, her recommendation was our favorite restaurant on Moonstone Beach. She knew what she was talking about!
The rooms are spacious; the bathrooms also. The beds were just the right combination of firmness and plushness. Views however - all around - are parking lot. The hotel is distant enough from the ocean that even west-facing rooms have no real ocean view. (All hotels in San Simeon are located away from the beach.)
The lobby are is tastefully decorated with ample seating. . The complimentary breakfast is served just off the lobby, and unlike other hotels we've encountered there is ample seating for dining guests.
The grounds of the hotel are rather small, with no real outdoor areas to enjoy. That's why we walked to the ocean - a short 5-minute distance. For the room itself, my only complaint would be the lack of a desk -- making using my computer a bit difficult leaning over a small table.
We would return. This is not a hotel where you would spend a great deal of time, but that should be the case for anyone visiting the many sights and attractions of this area. The time you do spend there is comfortable and warm.
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- Also Known As:
- The Morgan San Simeon
- Morgan Hotel San Simeon