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“Bed Bugs”
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Silver Surf Motel
Ranked #6 of 10 Hotels in San Simeon
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“Bed Bugs”
Reviewed December 24, 2012

The hotel had bed bugs. I do not have anything more to say. The location was great. It is just in front of the sea. Rest of the service was also decent. But, I would not stay there again if I do get a chance.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
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Lalinde, France
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Reviewed December 24, 2012

This was a poor hotel, there’s not a lot of positive point other than its close to the sea and Hearst Castle but that’s it,
Our room smelt of wet dogs (found out after pet friendly and a beach !)
it all looked very dated and nothing like the photos on the internet as its mostly worn-out,
we heard insects / bugs (in the room) throughout the night. And the bathroom, sorry I meant small shower room horrid
dreadful place never again
Not to be recommended

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Celje
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed December 11, 2012

after driving from Monterrey or so (asking at the Big Sur motels about the prices which are horrendous and not worth it!!), we finally arrived in San Simeon to find a free room, and we were not the only ones.
as numerous others, we decided to stay at this motel because of the price, which was the lowest of the motels at that side of the road.
the room was spacey and looked clean, the bathroom was extrasmall, but we still fit in.
There's free wi-fi, parking is available on site.
There was nothing special about the motel, but it's ok for the night.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
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Mountain View, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed December 2, 2012

My family stayed here one night on 11/22/2012. We found that there are numerous bug bites around our backs, hands, necks and legs. I called them to report this. They said that they never have bugs before. Actually, they are lying. I found that another reviewer, Kathy M, had mentioned the same thing August 20, 2012. Unfortunately, I did not notice this as I booked the room. Their attitudes are really bad, even hanged up my phone. Must avoid this hotel if you do not want to bring bugs home.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
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Los Angeles, California, United States
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Reviewed November 12, 2012

We really love to camp, but nights can get a little too cold during winter on the central coast. If you're willing to camp, this place is great! Sure, the shower is small and the towels aren't luxurious. What's important is that you have a clean place to sleep and your dogs with you and this hotel provides that. Staff is very nice & we were so happy that they allowed our 2 larger dogs. Close to sight seeing, beaches, and hiking.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Moscow, Russia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed October 19, 2012

Rather nice place to stay for 1 night during the road trip from San Francisco to Los Angeles or somewhere else) Really didn't expect much BUT it's surprised us! Yes, the furniture is not new, but the rooms are clean, beds are comfortable and the territory is great. Wanted to stay there for several nights more) The staff is friendly, indoor pool is a plus (especially when there's not possible to swim in the ocean), good restaurant nearby. Only diner's staff is not friendly, but as a breakfast option it's not bad.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed October 2, 2012 via mobile

We stayed for 1 night and it was really bed. I don't have special expectations from 1 star hotel - but to be clean. The room was dirty and everything very old.
Moreover, At night we wanted to buy something to eat in the close supermarket - but there was small and non- fresh variety to offer.

  • Stayed September 2012
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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:
#1 Best Value Hotel 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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