The staff at the front desk was friendly, courteous and answered all questions we had. Several employees were extra helpful when we asked for a couple of items to take to our room.
As the other reviewers said, the fireplace adds a nice ambiance or touch to the room. As does the couch to relax on instead of chairs only. We did not have a view of the ocean from our room and did not see an ocean view from anywhere in the lobby or common areas.
The continental breakfast was average for hotels in this day and age. The eating area is small and during the peak breakfast time people had a hard time finding a seat. But it was adequate to start our day.
The Morgan Hotel is as close as you are going to get to the Hearst Castle. So it is a good place to stay for a visit to the Hearst Castle and one reason we selected it. We would stay here again.
Elephant Seals were resting on the beach a few miles north and hundreds of people were there viewing them. It is an interesting sight, and I recommend it if the sea lions happen to be on the beach. One added note, it is a very windy area. So windy it was actually difficult to walk against the wind.
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- 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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- Also Known As:
- The Morgan San Simeon
- Morgan Hotel San Simeon