On our recent trip to California we had occasion to overnight at The Morgan at San Simeon. We had a deluxe suite on the second floor. As there was no elevator, we had to carry our luggage. The room was classified as having a partial view of the ocean; however, the ocean was a bit of a distance from the hotel, so the sound of the ocean was larger than its view (the view being mostly a parking lot and trees). The room itself was clean, good in size and held a very comfortable king size bed. All was quiet, the only noise being the distant ocean waves, and we both slept well. There was also a pullout couch and fireplace. The room was nicely decorated with drawings by the architect of Hearst Castle, Julia Morgan, which are also found throughout the hotel. Amenities included a fridge, coffee maker, hair dryer, iron and board. There were nice bath amenities and towels but we found the bathroom to be dark, quite small and in need of some up-dating (i.e. discolored/cracked sink, old taps); however, the shower was good with plenty of hot water. Continental breakfast was included and held near the lobby in a small area alongside the pool (which looked inviting) and there was a variety of items to choose from. There was always a basket of apples in the lobby area. Check-in was a breeze and the hotel staff friendly, courteous and helpful. In the morning it was nice to take a walk to the beach. The hotel does not have a restaurant but there are several within walking/driving distance and the liquor/convenience store across the road by the San Simeon Beach Bar & Grill carries a very good selection of Paso Robles wines (yummy!). The drive from The Morgan to Hearst Castle is less than ten minutes. We had a nice stopover here and would recommend this hotel to anyone visiting the area and needing an overnight stay.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- The Morgan San Simeon
- Morgan Hotel San Simeon