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BEST WESTERN PLUS Cavalier Oceanfront Resort
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   9415 Hearst Drive, San Simeon, CA 93452-9724   |  
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Ranked #1 of 10 Hotels in San Simeon
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Modesto, California
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“April stay at the Cavalier”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

A group of us stayed for two nights, the rooms were great, the restaurant conveniently close, the food was very good and well priced. We enjoyed the fireplaces located near the beach for a sunset wine tasting. This is an annual trip for us, we'll be back next year

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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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    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

Stayed here while traveling up the coast and stopping at Hearst Castle. This hotel does have the perfect location on the beach and we got and Ocean view room so we could see and hear the waves. They have lovely firepits on the beach that are lit at night and one can sit out by the fire which is a wonderful experience. But, the rooms really could use an update and a thorough cleaning. Decor is very 70's and dingy. Our rust colored pillow shams smelled "manly" and permeated the whole room. The bed was rather saggy and hard. There is a safe, a minibar, and a coffeepot. There is no guest fridge, microwave. I did need to warm something so I went to the office and was told by the male clerk that "there is no microwave anywhere on the property but maybe I could charm the restaurant next door into warming my item, although it would be illegal." Hmm...I wonder what he does with his lunch? Also be aware that there is no air conditioning as you are on the ocean, you must open your windows and door. We were right by the stairway so there was the constant footstep traffic of passersby's. There are many other hotels in nearby Cambria and had I know how close it was, I would have stayed elsewhere.

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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Birmingham, Alabama
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

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.
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  • Stayed May 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Melbourne, Australia
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2013

This hotel is in the perfect location on the Pacific Coast. We got an Ocean View room and the view was amazing. It was relaxing to sit on the balcony and look over the ocean. The rooms are well equip with everything you need. The restaurant delivers to the rooms at restaurant prices and the food is delicious. If I lived in California, I would make this a regular stop of mine. Its so peaceful and relaxing.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013

My husband and i were driving down the coast from Arroyo Grande for a family gathering It was a nice and sunny day, perfect for a drive down Highway 1.
We planned in staying for a night somewhere down the road along the coast.before continue on our trip back to Bay area. After my GPS told us about Best Western plus Cavalier hotel on the beach side in San Simeon, my husband and i stopped to check it out.
The hotel location was breathtaking. The hotel itself looked pristine and well kept. There are 3 fire pits on the manicured lawn facing the ocean. Since most rooms has a grand view anyway, we chose the standard room with a king bed,
So when Anna, the front desk agent upgraded us to a ocean view room with a fireplace, we were beyond delighted (well i squealed) The room was spacious and sunny, it has a fireplace and a balcony with chairs for us to enjoy the view. Thank you Anna :) The amenities are plenty and what i would have packed myself. Such a thoughtful concept.
What a nice surprise to have stumble upon this property on our road trip. There are so many positive to say about this hotel, but i will let others just experience that themselves. We enjoyed our stay tremendously, and we will definitely stay here again, and will recommend this hotel to our friends and family.

  • Stayed April 2013, 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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Newburgh, New York
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53 reviews 53 reviews
13 hotel reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013

We were only at this Hotel for one night on our way up the coast. It was a decent/average room that was clean and good size. It was a great location to see Hearst Castle which was our main reason for the stay.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Dunoon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013

What a find !!!!. Great reception by very knowledgeable staff. Room was large and overlooked the beach and pool area. In room information folder was the most comprehensive I have ever read. Loved how staff are listed by years of service. The in room "freebees" were amazing. I have never seen so many supplied for every eventuality. Breakfast in the restaurant was fine. Great position for Hearst Castle and Big Sur Coast.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 9415 Hearst Drive, San Simeon, CA 93452-9724
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Location: United States > California > San Luis Obispo County > San Simeon
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 10 Hotels in San Simeon
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — BEST WESTERN PLUS Cavalier Oceanfront Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 90
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Full-service hotel, the only oceanfront resort property in San Simeon, situated 3 miles south of Hearst Castle. ... more   less 
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Best Western Plus Cavalier Oceanfront Hotel San Simeon
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