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Cavalier Oceanfront Resort
Ranked #1 of 10 Hotels in San Simeon
Certificate of Excellence
San Bernardino, California
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214 reviews
50 hotel reviews
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“Never get tired of staying here”
Reviewed March 29, 2014

You never get tired of watching the sun set here. This hotel is a destination for us. We have stayed here while traveling up or down our beautiful California coast and this time we spent two nights here just to enjoy the beautiful scenery. The first night we sat on one of the benches to watch the beautiful sunset. Afterwards they light fires in the chimneys on the property and you get to chat with people from all over the world. We met people from Canada and from other parts of California--it's the best part of the evening.They have lights that shine on the ocean so you can see the waves at night.

We no longer get upgraded to the newer section of the property even though we are platinum members. We used to but now they normally charge so much to stay here that sometimes we can't afford to stay here. The older section is nice though. They have a nice restaurant on the property as well.This is the first time we have come here in March. We will still come back if it is not too expensive.

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Chino, United States
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Reviewed March 29, 2014

The room and view were excellent. Staying and just relaxing and watching the waves was all we wanted to do. The hotel is located near tourist attractions and local restaurants. The wine tasting area of Paso Robles is also close for a day of tasting, then just sitting and enjoying the sound of the waves..

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Muncy PA
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Reviewed March 28, 2014

If you are traveling up the coast on your way north, or if you are coming back south from the Big Sur, try to plan a stop at this hotel. It is dog-friendly, which was nice for us, as we left our doggies back home in PA, so we got to see some others. It is on a bluff of green grass over the ocean, and patios and balconies face the ocean for a beautiful sunset experience. The rooms are large and full of amenities as though they thought of everything, including the binoculars we used to watch the whales way out in the sea. We just loved this place - and the price is perfect!

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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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San Jose, CA, United States
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Reviewed March 25, 2014

We've been fortunate enough in our lives to travel to many parts of the world, but to have the Cavalier here in our back yard is just amazing. Fantastic views, quiet beach and amazing sights in the area. Wish we would have stayed longer!!!

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Rancho Santa Marg, United States
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Reviewed March 24, 2014

I just stay at a very nice hotel while on a trip to see Hearst Castle. The Hotel was very close and on the coast with a great view of the water. It is near other hotels and you can tell that they take care of the place as it has been remodeled recently. The staff was very helpful. The on site restaurant had really good food, at fair prices. The other hotels near by as I check them out frist on line and then drove by did not look as kept up and confortble. Nor they as I could see have as nice a ocean view. The Hotel even had binoculars that they let us use. 1 set per room. Only bad thing I can say was it is not a cheap hotel but a hotel that is worth it's prices. IT is not overly priced it is fairly priced. The in room extras are very nice.

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Los Angeles, United States
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Reviewed March 24, 2014

This place is a "must stay". The entire resort is a step above the stereotypical Best Western. From the check-in to the phone call check-out, the service was professional and courteous. We will definitely stay there again.

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Porterville, United States
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Reviewed March 24, 2014

The hotel was very nice. The room had an ocean view and a fireplace. The room was a good size even with a king bed. The room amenities were great with water and coffee. The fire pits out by the ocean were wonderful; it was great to watch the sunset. I would stay here again when I go to San Simeon. We went to see the elephant seals on the beach about 7 miles north. Definitely worth the time to see. There are so many seals. The El Chorlitos is within walking distance from the hotel and was very good.

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Additional Information about Cavalier Oceanfront Resort

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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Also Known As:
Best Western Plus Cavalier Oceanfront Hotel San Simeon
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