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Cavalier Oceanfront Resort
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Sacramento, California
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Reviewed February 18, 2013

We hadn't been to Hearst Castle for a long time, found this oceanfront property just down the highway. The room was awesome! Fireplace in the room and fireplaces also on the beach. On site restaurant was not great but certainly acceptable. Everything from room rate to menu was reasonably priced.

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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San Simeon, California
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Reviewed February 17, 2013

I don't usually stay with this chain, so I was a little reluctant to make the reservation. We stayed for two nights and booked an oceanview room. We were able to sit on our deck and watch the sunset, it was perfect!. They provide two chairs and a small table for your deck and just inside the sliding doors to your room, you also have two comfy chairs and a table. This provides a uniqued opportunity to view the ocean/sunsets from the privacy of your hotel room and also provides a comfortable view if the weather is too chilly.(in the morning). The room is privide with a Keurig coffee maker and they give you six k-kups per day. Four coffee, one decaf and one tea.
There is a small refrigerator in the room and a snack bar, all stocked with items for purchase. We had a woodburning fireplace, which was stocke with wood, matches and a fire starter packet. We had a beautiful flat screen tv, which we never turned on.(why bother with these views) The bed was comfy and the linens were extremely clean. Some of the furniture was dated and the carpet was in good shape, given its apparent age. Don't get the wrong impression, this room was extremely clean and well cared for.


The staff was friendly and helpful.Gym facilities were adequete, but that's not why people come here. They have a small pool and hottub on the grounds. The pool seemed cool, but not cold. The hot tub was warm, not hot.They do not serve a free breakfast, but have a restaurant that is open for breakfast and dinner. (it may be open for lunch, we weren't around at this time of day)
I would not recommend it for dinner as there are great options three miles down the road in Cambria. They do have a good breakfast, reasonably priced. I wouldn't hesistate to order room service for dinner, if you're too tired to go out.

After sunset, they have three different bonfire locations spread out on the grounds between the hotel and the ocean. What a nice touch.

We will stay here again and recommend this to anyone interested in a comfortable stay at a reasonable price.

Room Tip: Oceanview rooms are the best option here. We stayed with an oceanfront, the view was magnificent.
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Fresno, California
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Reviewed February 15, 2013

beautiflul views, with ocean front, ocean view and non ocean views room avaiable, i have stayed here before and was really impressed with the property, that time I got the ocean front room and complete with a wood burning fireplace, those rooms also had bath robes avaible for your stay also a dvd palyer,with free dvd rentals, and binoclors to futher ehance the views, this time i booked the non ocean view,( Still a decent view if your standing at your window) remembering all the amenaties from last time, i was suprised to see none of thoese in my room,this time,, very disapointed i asked where all those ammenaties were and was told by the guy at the front desk "only the guest who can afford ocan view rooms get those' (wish i got his name i would report him for his rude comment) making me feel like i'm not that important, because i chose a less expensive room, i really believe all rooms should have all the same ammenties regardles what type of room i paid for.
refridgerator was not working and no one came to look at it! probally because I did not have a ocen view room,, also I heard that if you book the ocan view room you can get a early check in other wise you have to wait,till normal check in, again I BELIEVE ALL GUESTS SHOULD BE TREATED EQUAL REGARDLES OF THE TYPE OF ROOM YOU GET!

the room was dated, and in need of a make over, but i;m sure if you pay for the view rooms those room are probally up-graded!! no continetal breakfast in the morning making you go the restuant paying high breakfast prices, and no discount for hotel guests, unbeliveable, Even motel 6 guests get a discount at there resturant the, Sunset grill



also, by all means avoid the Cavalier resturant, (see seperate review)

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed February 15, 2013

Great location w/ ocean view from just about any room! Clean rooms & friendly service. Onsite restaurant thumbs up for breakfast. Love the firepits along the cliffs. Disappointed in dog owners not cleaning up after their dogs. Watch out for land mines .. wasn't so lucky! :(

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed February 14, 2013

Awesome place on the ocean, wish we could have stayed longer. Keurig machine in the room and toiletries are all Bath and Body works! Very nice, restaurant next door. A little overpriced, but choices in that area are limited anyhow.

  • Stayed February 2013
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Miami, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed February 12, 2013

This property appears to be one of the nicer hotels in the area. We stayed here one night prior to visiting Hearst's Castle. The rooms were as expected but the bathrooms had been recently remodeled - new showers, granite vanities, etc. The location is specially nice. There are few restaurants in the area but the one next to the hotel was much better than expected - tasted great with big portions. My only complaint - the bed was very hard.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
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Property: Cavalier Oceanfront Resort
Address: 9415 Hearst Drive, San Simeon, CA 93452-9724 (Formerly BEST WESTERN PLUS Cavalier Oceanfront Resort)
Location: United States > California > San Luis Obispo County > San Simeon
Amenities:
Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 On the Beach Hotel in San Simeon
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Cavalier Oceanfront Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 90
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Full-service hotel, the only oceanfront resort property in San Simeon, situated 3 miles south of Hearst Castle. ... more   less 
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