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Cavalier Oceanfront Resort
Ranked #1 of 10 Hotels in San Simeon
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed December 6, 2013

We stayed here for two nights in Dec. 2013. This hotel is absolutely beautiful and situated literally right next to the cliffs. Room was clean, had a fireplace and a great view of the ocean at sunset. The restaurant was great, the manager was very helpful and accommodating and nice....and the waitress Travis was great. She was very prompt, made suggestions, and gave us tips to visit Hearst Castle. Really a WONDERFUL visit, thank you Best Western!

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed December 4, 2013

Best Oceanside getaway there is, especially the rooms on the King's Terrace. The service from front end staff, service staff, and restaurant staff were so nice and friendly, yet nonintrusive. Lots of things to do: Hearst Castle, shopping in Cambria, walking/driving along the shoreline looking for elephant seals, harbor seals, sea otters, egrets, pelicans, seagulls, and a funny crow. This visit we also saw a beautiful stag and several zebra on Hearst grounds. Then when back in the room, sit back and relax with full ocean view and build a fire in the fireplace.

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 3, 2013

Stayed here for a night so we could visit Hurst Castle.

The hotel was nice, the room was clean and a decent enough size, the fridge was great and there was a lot of bench space around the sink.

We ate at the restaurant for dinner and the meals were massive! All the staff we encounter were nice, only issue was finding parking when coming back from the night tour, the lot was quite full so we had to park in another part of the hotel.

Stayed: November 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed December 3, 2013

When the temp in our room climbed to 79 degrees we called maintenance for assistance. We were told that because it was usually cold at that location, the hotel did not have A/C but suggested that we open the door and use the fan provided to cool the room off. It worked and room temp got comfortable. That was a first for us outside of the tropics.

He room was quiet with the ocean just on the other side of the hedge. Must be a nice place in the summer and we did enjoy our one night there – just a stopover for Hearst Castle.

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 3, 2013

We stayed one night on our way up Highway 1. Everything is so well maintained. Our room was beautiful, and only 10 yards from the beach. We loved the big deck and rocking chairs. The comfy chairs and ottoman facing the ocean was a nice touch. They pay attention to the little details that make your stay so relaxing. When making the reservation, my husband asked for a bottle of champagne to be delivered. He forgot the request, but the people at the Cavalier did not! It was delivered shortly after we arrived. We enjoyed the Keurig coffeemaker in the morning, and our perfectly prepared breakfast ordered from room service. This is now my number one choice for a relaxing weekend.

Room Tip: The Ocean front rooms are worth the extra $$
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  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 2, 2013

We had a delightful stay at the Cavalier. The location is right on the Pacific Coast Highway and oceanfront. The staff was friendly and the rooms were filled with great little amenities. The mini bar was reasonably priced. We loved the firepits that they light in the evening (although several groups took up "permanent residence" leaving no room at firepits for others). The restaurant was good with friendly although perhaps a bit harried wait staff. Overall a great value and an unbeatable location if you are traveling the PCH or headed to the Hearst Castle.

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed December 2, 2013

My fiance & I stayed one night, but wish we could have extended another night of our trip. We had roomservice for dinner and the food was delicious! The beach front firepits were awesome & falling asleep to the sound of the ocean can't be beat! The service was courteous & genuine. We will definitely make this a destination if we are traveling on the coast again.

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Additional Information about Cavalier Oceanfront Resort

Address: 9415 Hearst Drive, San Simeon, CA 93452-9724 (Formerly BEST WESTERN PLUS Cavalier Oceanfront Resort)
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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: $148 - $329 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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