Had previously stayed at the Motel 6 in San Simeon, but decided to take a step up as my parents were visiting. I got a good corporate rate on the BW Cavalier that brought it into range of the other places in town and it was definitely worth it. Staff were welcoming (although the warning I had to sign about materials hazardous to one's health was a little disconcerting), room was a nice size, very quiet, beds were comfy. The topper was the view and the little extras - the binoculars in the room, the fire pits on the bluff, the whale watching telescopes, even the fact that it had a reasonably priced minibar and snack selection, a rarity in any hotel but particularly one of this class.
The beach in front of the hotel was small and a bit seaweedy, not really ideal walking although lots of people were out before dinner. The pools and hot tubs looked nice and they seemed to be well used even in the rainy weather - but you'll be pleased to hear that we heard no noise from them despite having rooms right above.
Hearst Castle was just 3 miles up the road, Cambria a few miles down the road, making this a great stopping point on a trip down Highway 1.
I am not sure I would have paid the full price for this room ($180 compared to Motel 6's $44), but with my corporate rate I got the room at around $110 and for that, it was well worth it. Will stay here again if I am passing through.
Dinner at the Sow's Ear in Cambria was very nice indeed.
- 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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