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The Morgan at San Simeon
Ranked #4 of 10 Hotels in San Simeon
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Reviewed February 17, 2013

Very quiet and secluded location. The hotel itself is in good condition and the rooms have a very old world charm about them complete with fire place. Only a short drive to Heart Castle. Breakfast was a little on the stingy side with not much on offer but other than that i would totally recommend staying here.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed February 12, 2013

Proximity to secluded beach areas and natural beauty was a plus (nice walking areas right outside hotel). Friendly staff, great amenities, clean and comfortable room; nice atmosphere. I liked the wall-attached bottle opener in the mini-bar...you don't see those much anymore. Hot tub would have been a nice addition, but the heated pool was so warm that it was a pleasant little surprise. Overall very pleasant stay; will definitely return if I stay in the area again. I also booked through their website and got a fantastic mid-week deal...well worth the price.

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 10, 2013

We arrived on a Friday (Feb. 3, 2013) morning for an overnight stay on our way from Monterey to LA. The receptionist assigned us to the second (detached) building which we thought was quite odd since there were no cars in the parking lot AT ALL. We did not know there was a second bldg so this was an unpleasant surprise. We took the key and reluctantly went to check this room out (puzzled). We were NOT happy with the second bldg. It was stuffy and looked as though it needed remodeling. The room looked older and was not what I had seen online. We went back to the front desk and asked for a room in the main bldg. At first we were met with resistance because they were "sold out" as the receptionist informed us. We found that difficult to believe since the parking lot was EMPTY!! She eventually gave us a room on the 2nd floor in the main bldg and it was clean, nice and represented what I had seen online. The bed was comfortable, carpet clean and the bldg overall was very fresh smelling compared to the 2nd bldg (uugh!!). I would give this hotel a 3plus only if regarding the main bldg. I do not want to have to walk outside to get to the main building to get coffee/tea/cont. brkfast. I would only stay at this hotel again if I was on a one night stay and it MUST be in the main bldg.

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  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled with friends
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TheMorgan, General Manager at The Morgan at San Simeon, responded to this reviewResponded February 13, 2013

Thank you for taking the time to post your review on your recent visit to The Morgan. I was disappointed to see that you were not pleased with our North wing. Our North Wing is popular as the rooms do tend to be a little larger and offer far superior views. But I am pleased that we were able to find rooms that you enjoyed.
-Michele Berry
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Reviewed February 4, 2013

Clean accommodations, comfortable beds and very reasonable place to stay in the San Simeon area. Nice complimentary continental breakfast on the premises. Courteous and friendly staff who provided excellent service and good dining recommendations in nearby Cambria. Comfortable and cozy lobby where Dad and Daughter played several fun games of chess, while Mom enjoyed reading and enjoying a fresh complimentary orange and a hot cup of tea. Fireplace in our room was a lovely touch while we watched the sun set over the ocean. Would highly recommend The Morgan when you are in the San Simeon area!

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed February 3, 2013

It was a cold February weekend when we arrived to see the Elephant Seal gathering. We had stayed here before & knew that we would find it clean, well kept & close to our travel purpose. Our room (152) was on the bottom floor so we could watch over our Iron Horse (Harley Davidson). The room was very comfortable, well furnished, decorated & reasonably spacious. The heater (no need for an airconditioner in San Simeon) was a wall heater. I hadn't seen one of those in a long time but it worked just fine the few times we turned it on. The bed mattress was comfortable for our medium firm taste. We loved walking down onto the beach at low tide to view the tide pool creatures. It had a small pool sized hot tub in the back of the lobby. The continental breakfast wasn't as complete as I remembered but adequate. We enjoyed our stay in every way.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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TheMorgan, General Manager at The Morgan at San Simeon, responded to this reviewResponded February 5, 2013

Thank you for taking the time to write your review of The Morgan. It sounds like you had a nice time and were able to enjoy our beautiful natural surroundings. The elephant seals are fun to see, especially a this time of year with all the new babies.
I would welcome the opportunity to get your ideas on ways we could enhance our breakfast. We are always looking for ways to make improvements.
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Reviewed January 24, 2013

The Morgan is a very nice, personal hotel. They serve a nice continental breakfast to their guests and the staff is very friendly and accommodating. The rooms are nice and roomy with a mini refrigerator in the room. Located conveniently off of Hwy 1 very near Hearst Castle and the Elephant Seal beach. I would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed January 24, 2013

My girlfriend and I decided to ditch our husbands and go to Cambria for a weekend shopping excursion; however, we felt the hotels in Cambria were too expensive. I went through a discount site and found rooms at the Morgan in San Simeon (about 5 miles from Cambria and a straight shot down the road) for $104/night which was great! At first the desk clerk tried to give us a room that had chipped paint and torn blinds which I immediately nixed. I'm not afraid to speak up, so we were given another room. The next room was next to the dining area (they serve a WONDERFUL breakfast each morning, included in the price), and we were afraid that would be too noisy, so we tried a third time for something else. The desk clerk (very nice and patient) gave us a room in the adjoining building (the Morgan consists of two buildings, separated by a Mexican restaurant). The adjoining building was WONDERFUL! The rooms are MUCH nicer, with fireplaces and a full ocean view (at a distance). The room fronted a beautiful open space area that was so peaceful and quiet. Sooo...ask for the adjoining building! The queen beds were very comfortable and CLEAN. The flat screen TV was large and received a wide variety of cable stations. Since we went in January, the fireplace was nice to have (push a button and you have "instant" fire), and the two stuffed chairs in the room were wonderful to sit in, read the paper, and enjoy the fabulous view. The bathroom was very clean and provided ample towels and all other necessary supplies; the towels are sooo soft--not the cheap hotel towels you sometimes get. The walls are a bit thin, so you if you are on the bottom floor (there are two stories), you can hear folks walking above you.
Breakfast is served in the "main" building at 10:00 AM; however, we got there at 10:15 and were able to have anything we wanted. They offer different cereals, pastries, bagels, muffins, hard-boiled eggs (?), juices, and GREAT coffee. Everyone at the hotel is VERY nice and helpful. The hotel also has a beautiful pool area that resembles an up-scale spa; the pool goes up to 5 feet, so you don't have to worry if you don't swim well. It is a straight shot down the road to Cambria and takes about 5 minutes. Know what to ask for (again...the adjoining building), and you will love this hotel.

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Address: 9135 Hearst Dr, San Simeon, CA 93452-9774
Location: United States > California > San Luis Obispo County > San Simeon
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Green Hotel in San Simeon
Price Range: $116 - $306 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Morgan at San Simeon 3.5*
Number of rooms: 55
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Whether searching San Simeon hotels in particular, or just seeing where Highway One takes you, set your sights on The Morgan at San Simeon Hotel. Our unique gem of a boutique hotel is just a stone's throw from California's Central Coast. The Morgan's ambiance is inviting and welcoming - and all just minutes from historic Hearst Castle and remarkable attractions such as the Piedras Blancas Elephant Seal Rookery. ... more   less 
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