This is the second time I've stayed in this hotel and I loved it both times. It is going to be my "Same time next year" place. I stayed in an oceanfront room and had a great king-sized bed with upgraded linens and tons of pillows. The room had 2 overstuffed, comfortable chairs with an ottoman, a wood-burning fireplace, a large TV with a DVD player, high-speed internet, a wet bar, a ceiling fan (no AC needed) and a great bathroom with granite vanity, a large safe, closet with cedar-lined built-ins and a fabulous 70 gallon soaking tub with glass block wall to provide natural light. The decor was very classy and pleasing to look at.
I didn't take advantage of the restaurant that was on-site, as I've never been a fan of hotel restaurants, but Cambria was 10 minutes down the coast with its many quaint restaurants and cafes. The drives to Morro Bay and San Luis Obispo were relatively short (30-45 mins) and I just took a trip down there on my first day and got lots of salads and fruit and stocked the fridge that came in the room. There was also a mini-bar, in case I got the munchies in the middle of the night.
Some other little extras that didn't go unnoticed by me were a very quality sliding door with extra security additional lock, and a small double-hung window next to it that I could keep open at night while I kept the door locked. There is nothing like hearing the surt while you sleep snuggled up in the duvet! There were also very nice lamps at the bedside that came on and adjusted by touching the knob. (They had a mind of their own though, and each morning, came on by themselves at sunrise - either that, or I was being visited by a poltergeist!) Another touch was a little light that you could touch to signal "do not disturb" or "housekeeping please"
Got daily newspaper delivery (USA Today during the week and LA Times on Sat and Sun).
There were 2 fire pits for the guests to gather around and 2 pools kept at a comfy 85 degrees (this is February, remember!) There were bathrobes in the rooms and also a pair of binoculars which I used to do lots of whale watching while sitting in my warm room next to the fire.
I could go on, but I don't want EVERYBODY to go there. I want to be able to get a room the next time I go!!
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- Full-service hotel, the only oceanfront resort property in San Simeon, situated 3 miles south of Hearst Castle. ... more less
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