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“Peaceful and basic motel”
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Sea Breeze Inn
Ranked #3 of 10 Hotels in San Simeon
Reviewed May 1, 2014

This motel may look a bit run-down but after being in the crowded areas for four days, on the PCH from LA, we had our first peaceful sleep here. We got a top floor room that opened towards the sea. So no traffic noise either. Just want to clarify that the sea is a short distance away but you can see the waves and there is hardly any obstruction to the view. We took an evening walk on the cliffs too.

Since it is a motel, the carpets look old and have a stale smell. There is no elevator, which means you have to lug your boxes to the top floor. The room size was good and it was well kept. For some strange reason, the toilet has a small window that opens into the corridor. You can leave it closed but it wasn't too comforting.

The beauty of this place was that at night we left the window open (safety netted) and had a very peaceful sleep listening to the sounds of the waves crashing on the shore. I regret not having stayed here another night just for the sleep quality and the joy of listening to the waves while going to sleep. Breakfast is very basic. There is a very nice Mexican restaurant next door- very authentic and even has a garden seating area. This is a perfect place to stay for your visit to Hearst Castle.

Room Tip: Choose a top floor room
  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 11, 2014

Based on Trip Advisor reviews, we booked this motel for a visit to San Simeon. What everyone says is true: not much to look at on the outside, rooms far better than expected on the inside, and breakfast not really worth it. There is a new Motel 6 across the street that has a restaurant that serves a real meal. But this is a fine choice for the area at a price that is reasonable.

Stayed: March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 8, 2014 via mobile

Stayed one night san simeon before going to Hearst castle. The sea breeze does not look like much from the outside but inside the rooms are big and clean with effort made to keep them nice although furniture etc is showing signs of wear and tear. Continental breakfast included. Small area outside of reception to eat. Definitely nothing fancy or special but good and decent for the price.

Stayed: April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 2, 2014

On the outside this place looks like a very average motel, and staff at the reception behaved that way, but the rooms are much nicer than that of the average motel. We really enjoyed staying here. From our room you could see the ocean, which was worth the extra couple of dollars. It's a three-minute walk to the wonderful Moonstone Beach and a 10-minute drive to Cambria. Like other reviewers, I recommend to skip the breakfast: if you're heading north, have breakfast at Ragged Point. They truly have a delicious breakfast.

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 12, 2014

I loved this place. We arrived late at night. We checked into the room with no problem. The clerk was professional enough. It was comfortable, affordable and clean. I really loved the location. I will be back!

Room Tip: Ask for an upstairs end room if you want to see the view of the ocean.
  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 3, 2014

The cistern-sourced water tasted terrible. The desk clerk did not know if it was safe to drink. The bathtub is dangerously difficult to leave. The manager did not returnthe desk clerk's calls. As other writers note, best to skip the breakfast. An acctractive motel across the street offered a room for $20 per night less Aside from these problems, the rooms are clean and well furnished.

Room Tip: Go somewhere else
  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled with friends
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Reviewed January 20, 2014

I generally travel solo and seek lodging that's clean, is conveniently located, has decent w-fi, and is well priced. Having a little juice and coffee in the morning is a plus. I booked one night at the Sea Breeze thinking I'd check around for my second night at San Simeon - but the Sea Breeze was so satisfactory that I stayed right there for my second night. The room was large and clean and nicely furnished - evidently this motel has been recently refurbished so the furniture and bedding is relatively new (and included a larger than average new TV). There are several fancier motels in San Simeon but this one actually exceeded my expectations as to quality and value, and I'll probably stay here again next time.

Room Tip: They offer "ocean view" rooms on the second floor at extra cost - yes, you can see the oce...
  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled solo
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Additional Information about Sea Breeze Inn

Address: 9065 Hearst Dr, San Simeon, CA 93452-9723
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Location: United States > California > San Luis Obispo County > San Simeon
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 10 Hotels in San Simeon
Price Range: $57 - $197 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Sea Breeze Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 26
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