If you'd told me that I would be giving a Best Western Hotel 4 Stars, I would have told you "No way!". But here it is: the location for Hearst Castle is great, the view of the Pacific is great, and the fire pits that bring guests together every night is great. The owner has taken a 1980's Best Western park in front of your room motel and brought it up to premium standards to include granite and marble bathrooms, Keurig coffee makers, crown molding and fireplaces in some rooms. The building is well maintained and the staff puts the guests needs as their priority. If your going to Hearst Cavalier stay at the Cavalier.