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Reviewed May 26, 2014

We were driving down the coastal highway from San Franscisco. Had stopped at Monterry Bay. Almost all the smaller motels were filled and one recommended we try the Best Western. I thought it was a little pricey, but when I walked in the room I knew it was worth it. The drapes were open to sliding glass doors with 2...

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Reviewed May 25, 2014

We stayed here after a visit to Heart Castle as we made our way up route 1. We got a great rate by booking in advance and were made to feel very welcome on our arrival. The room was great for a one night stop over and very comfortable. The on site restaurant was excellent, we ate here for lunch...

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1Thank Clare T
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Reviewed May 24, 2014

My husband and I (and sister in another room) only stayed one night, but we were all really impressed. We had 2 suites, and they were great for the porch and its rocking chairs. Wonderful view, with whales spouting the next morning visible from our room. Wonderful basket of amenities, wonderful huge bed. Went down to the beach to enjoy...

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2Thank losita
Brighton,England
Reviewed May 24, 2014

Only stayed here for one night as a stopover so wasn't expecting much especially as it was quite cheap but I was very impressed with what you got. The staff are very friendly and helpful, the rooms are really big with a lot of amenities. The views were amazing and the fire pits were a bonus. San Simeon itself is...

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Delray Beach, Florida
Reviewed May 23, 2014

I read all the (great) reviews of this hotel and decided to stay here. We were incredibly disappointed. Our room absolutely was NOT renovated; fireplace was very odd; bathroom light/fan was so noisy that I woke my husband up in the middle of the night when I put it on; and I had trouble locking the windows. More important, I...

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1Thank Penny O
Delray Beach, FL
Reviewed May 23, 2014

Although I had called and confirmed there was an elevator, there was no elevator on the premises and we had very heavy bags. Not happy. Room had a nice ocean view but an extraordinarily noisy light/fan in the bathroom; odd "radiant" heat; a very strange fireplace, and furniture was old and worn and bed kind of hard. Staff was pleasant...

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Ottawa, Canada
Reviewed May 22, 2014

My husband and i showed up a bit late in the evening, and we were SO sad that we were only there for the night before heading off again because the hotel was just so nice. The on-site restaurant was really nice, the pools looked great but it was a tad too chilly to go. Service was great, the whole...

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Amerikaner im Schweiz
Reviewed May 21, 2014

Recent room renovations and increasingly refined cooking at the on-site restaurant still make this place the place to stay when visiting Cambria and San Simeon. The rooms are clean, neat, well furnished and the Front a desk to me is efficient and helpful. Select a room in King's Row or the oceanfront building. You won't regret it.

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1Thank Abbadiani
Denver, United States
Reviewed May 21, 2014

Great place to stay if you are looking for clean, friendly, value on the beach property. Grab a cocktail from the mini bar and head to the beach for a romantic stroll. Finish the night around the fire pit. Will stay here again.

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1Thank Gregory S
London
Reviewed May 21, 2014

Possibly the most comprehensively equipped room I've ever seen. We were right on the beach with an open fire ready laid, well stocked mini bar, plenty of storage, spacious room, lots of towels, good bathroom. Bit well worn in places and we had a room with an adjoining door that did not keep out the sound of our neighbours. Also...

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
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  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Hot Tub
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  • Business Center with Internet Access
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 

Additional Information about Cavalier Oceanfront Resort

Address: 9415 Hearst Drive, San Simeon, CA 93452-9724 (Formerly BEST WESTERN PLUS Cavalier Oceanfront Resort)
Location: United States > California > San Luis Obispo County > San Simeon
Price Range: $146 - $274 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Cavalier Oceanfront Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 90
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Also Known As:
Best Western Plus Cavalier Oceanfront Hotel San Simeon
Best Western San Simeon
San Simeon Best Western
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#1 On the Beach Hotel in San Simeon
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  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
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“If asking for a double, ask for rooms at the end with the ocean view.”
 of 5 bubbles outoftowners99, 1 week ago | Read review
“Ocean view rooms have balcony. Very nice.”
 of 5 bubbles beachy15, 2 weeks ago | Read review
“All rooms have ocean view”
 of 5 bubbles 91brandil, 4 weeks ago | Read review
“We were upstairs and did not have any trouble with noise.”
 of 5 bubbles J4923RUmichelleh, Nov 1, 2016 | Read review
“Get the rooms that face directly at the ocean.”
 of 5 bubbles P9555RBjamesg, Oct 25, 2016 | Read review
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