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“Clean, quiet, comfortable. What more do you need?”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Silver Surf Motel

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Silver Surf Motel
Ranked #5 of 10 Hotels in San Simeon
Los Angeles, California
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“Clean, quiet, comfortable. What more do you need?”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 19, 2012

We stayed at the Silver Surf Motel for one night after visiting Hearst Castle. I wanted someplace that was close to San Simeon without having to back track after visiting the Castle. The Silver Surf Motel met all requirements. It was clean, quiet and comfortable.

Although the room was small, it had everything that we needed for a 1 night stay. The bathroom was a nice size with a small shower. The mattress on the bed was very firm, but comfortable. There was also a microwave and small refrigerator in the room.

The Silver Surf Motel is a budget motel with no frills and extra amentities. It is a good alternative to more pricier hotels/motels in the area.

All rooms open out to a lawn with a few tables and chairs. There is also plenty of parking.

I was really impressed with how quiet it was eventhough our room was at the back of the hotel across the street from an apartment complex.

There is also a pool and spa although we did not use them.

Breakfast is not incuded, but there are several restaurants within walking distance to the motel.

Room Tip: Rooms on lower floors have easy access to parking. I would also book mid-week. We got the room for...
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 15, 2012 via mobile

We arrived at the motel way after midnight. The main office was closed but they had left a phone number on the door and asked to call. When I called I was informed where they had left my room key. They said to go tote room and do check-in the next morning.
The room was simple. It had a king size bed, a microwave oven, a small fridge, a tv. The most important, it was clean and the bed was very comfortable.
The next day we had to leave early, so I didn't experience their breakfast or pool facilities.
This is a good enough place to sleep if you are driving north on highway 1 and want to see the Hearst castle (which is only a 1 minute drive from the motel) the next morning.

Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 13, 2012 via mobile

If you're on a budget this is your place.
The rooms are small but clean. Its located right across the street from the beach. If you are on your way to Hearst castle get there early. But dont stay in San Simeon. There is Nothing else to do here.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 13, 2012

A nice clean Motel. All you need, and a good resturant close by, along with a general store.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled solo
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Modesto, California, United States
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 27, 2012

This motel is nothing fancy, the owners of the motel were nothing but rude, we had made a booking for 5 nights, 2 adults, 2 kids and our dog for a room with two queen beds, as we live 5hrs away when we got there, got room key husband goes too room and it's a single queen for 4 people, and a dog, so he goes back to the office, they corrected the mistake, but were sure to make out that it was our fault, but when we made the reservation they would only give me a confirmation number and said they could not send email confirmation of our booking.I call the office about the continental Breakfast to find out that was not the case, there was a hot breakfast down the street, when I asked were it was treated extremely rudely, I had also gone to the office to ask for some tea bags as I don't drink coffee, yet again treated in a extremely rudely, the next day we canceled our reservation we were made to pay for 2 more days also to pay 2 more days for the dog also. Come to find out when we did the cancellation that they had ripped us off from the start charging us the higher rate and only giving us double beds. We would not recommend this motel as extremely rude service, ripping people off,when this could be a family like ourselfs who have saved hard and then a place like this ruins your vacation.

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Berkeley, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 25, 2012

The Silver Surf has comfortable beds and neat, clean rooms that are neither musty nor 'perfume-y,'. Our quiet upstairs room had a balcony that overlooked a large, central grassy courtyard. You will pay twice as much for a name-brand motel, and, in my experience, all you will get for your extra $60 or $70 is a breakfast of cold cereals or microwaved oatmeal, and cheap, store-bought pastries. We were at the Silver Surf on a Sunday morning and, for about $6 or $7 each, ate at a nearby motel that served a decent all-you-can-eat hot buffet. The Silver Surf allows dogs ($15) and is across the street from beach access.

Room Tip: I liked our upstairs room 221, neither close to the stairs at the end of the bldg., nor the stairs a...
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
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Property: Silver Surf Motel
Address: 9390 Castillo Dr, San Simeon, CA 93452-9727
Location: United States > California > San Luis Obispo County > San Simeon
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Spa Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 10 Hotels in San Simeon
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Silver Surf Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 72
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