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“Beautiful Oceanfront Property for a Vacation” 5 of 5 stars
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BEST WESTERN PLUS Cavalier Oceanfront Resort
3.5 of 5 Resort   |   9415 Hearst Drive, San Simeon, CA 93452-9724   |  
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Ranked #1 of 10 Hotels in San Simeon
Taipei, Taiwan
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17 hotel reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Beautiful Oceanfront Property for a Vacation”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

we stayed in a ground level ocean front facing unit. what a charming place it is.

The ocean is literally a few steps away and a stroll during sunset is a must. listen to the waves and enjoy the great nature. the fireplace is also a very nice touch so either way, a romantic evening is created.

The room itself is designed to make the most of the ocean front, with the arm chairs facing the ocean. The bed is comfy, bathroom adequate. Overall, the room looks and feels dated but it is clean and totally acceptable for a nice stay. The amenities in the bathroom is one of the best I have seen at this class of accommodations and i dare say it is better stocked than many 5* properties in the city.

The food at the Cavalier is tasty and service is friendly. Had dinner and breakfast there and both times we were happy.

Highly recommended!

Room Tip: Oceanfront facing rooms have a great view of the nice ocean!
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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Palm Springs, United States
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

We stay at the Best Western Cavalier in San Simeon every year. We travel just to stay here on Kings Row. It is a beautiful room with a great view and a wonderful hotel staff. The food, rooms and everything is just great.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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Louisville, KY
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

We stayed in a 2nd floor room facing the ocean. The view was spectacular and the wood burning fireplaces were always stocked adding a romantic evening touch. Centrally located within a few minutes of Hearst Castle, Cambria and about and hour from Big Sur, its a great location for day trips. The rooms were large and clean and the staff very friendly. Open up the doors at night for a soothing ocean breeze.

  • Stayed August 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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Albany, New York
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

We stayed here one night on the way down the coast. The rooms are nice, bed was a little squeaky but comfortable. Even though it was windy and chilly, I still took a dip in the pool. It is heated and has wind shields so you don't feel the wind until you get out. We ate dinner at the restaurant, it was pretty good food and service. We sat by the fire at night and met some great people. It was a great time!

  • Stayed August 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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Manteca, California
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

Went for a quick weekend trip with mom. Pros: one of the least expensive properties in the area for a 3 star or above, right on the coast, bonfire pits for s'mores (bring your own supplies and get there early to avoid missing out by those who don't wish to share), friendly/helpful staff, super close to Hearst Castle, great view of sunset, easy on/off access from Hwy 1. Cons: seemed pricey for the quality, noisy - could hear things from rooms on both sides and above and parking lot, no air conditioning and a stuffy very warm room required leaving the front window open which made the noises worse, no breakfast as so many other hotels including BW offer, limited parking, limited on site restaurant hours (we were up before the restaurant opened). Beds are super soft if that is what you're looking for.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Locust Grove, Virginia
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

We stayed here for two nights and was pleasantly surprised. The location was great right on the beach. We loved sitting by the bonfire, watching the sunset and meeting other people. The hotel provided lots of supplies other than shampoo. This made you feel special as did the friendly staff. We will definitely check out more Best Western hotels after this experience.

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Manassas, Virginia
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

We stayed at the resort the nights of 8/1/13 and 8/2/13 and were pleasantly surprised at all the little "extras" we found in our room as well as around the property. The staff was extremely friendly, the rooms were very large, bar stocked refrigerator and snacks in the room (for a fee of course), many free items in the room (cottonballs, qtips, foot wipes, nail polish remover, along with the standard hotel room items). The resort has fire pits just above the beach which they light up with bonfires every night - the nights were extremely cool and it was a lot of fun to hang out and meet other people and watch the sunset. I highly recommend this resort! The restaurant was very very good as well.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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Additional Information about BEST WESTERN PLUS Cavalier Oceanfront Resort

Address: 9415 Hearst Drive, San Simeon, CA 93452-9724
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Location: United States > California > San Luis Obispo County > San Simeon
Amenities:
Beach 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:
#1 On the Beach Hotel in San Simeon
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — BEST WESTERN PLUS Cavalier Oceanfront Resort 3.5*
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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Also Known As:
Best Western Plus Cavalier Oceanfront Hotel San Simeon
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