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Quality Inn San Simeon
Ranked #10 of 10 Hotels in San Simeon
San Diego, California
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4 reviews
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“Kind of gross”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 19, 2012

We stayed at this hotel for its location and reasonable price, but I wouldn't stay here again. The place was filthy! There was blood on the blanket and I won't even say what was on the comforter. Many of the towels were stained and the floor was dirty, too. I asked for a deodorant stick at the desk because I had left mine at home, but the one they handed me had dried up and gone bad.

The room amenities are decent, each room has a desk, a table, a large tv, a fairly large fridge, a microwave, and a coffee pot. The walls are pretty thin, though, so if you're a light sleeper, be warned. The front desk people were friendly, but not very knowledgeable.

The restaurant was at least fairly nice. I had the mushroom ravioli and it was quite good, though the prices were pretty high.

Room Tip: First floor rooms are noisy due to thin ceilings.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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Visalia, CA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2012

This was a great spot right off the 1; The restaurant/bar at the corner across from the liquor store was a lot fun! even offered happy hour.. across the highway with pretty easy access is the beach.. Would have no issues staying here again (tho a little caveat: the 'full wet bar' offered only water, tea and coffee, none of the goods for purchase; there is the liquor store down the road on the corner tho) Other than that, rooms were really clean and comfy..

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Haarlem, Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2012

We stayed here because the next morning we were visiting Hearst Castle, which is very near to the hotel. Complimentary breakfast and wifi, good rooms and beds. Although it was not really the right time/season for a beach (across the street) hotel, it was a good stay!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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North Wales, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2012

We stayed at this hotel because of its close proximity to Hearst Castle. Price was good and the reason for this is that San Simeon itself is nothing more than a strip of motels either side of Hwy 1. Therefore the area is totally unremarkable and there is nothing to 'walk to'. However if you are just staying over as part of your tour the hotel was excellent. Large clean airy rooms, good pool (small) and Hot Tub and a Fire Pit you can sit around at night (if you've brought your own alcohol). There is an excellent Restaurant attached to the Hotel (Manta Rey) which we would recommend. The only niggle was the 'abrupt' customer service - for example we asked for the Fire Pit to be lit, and it was, but we were told in no uncertain terms that it closed at 10pm prompt. We drove into Cambria, a little town just 5 miles away, and that was quaint, and noticed on the way that 'Moonstone Beach' with lots of motels right on the beach seemed to be THE area that people stayed in and this area was jumping, so perhaps more homework should have been done in advance. However having said that, we had no complaints about the hotel and would recommend it as good value. Just don't be shocked that you appear to be in the middle of nowhere when you arrive.

Room Tip: Not worth paying an extra $10 for a sea-view room. Too distant and you are looking across the main...
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
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Cleveland, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2012

Very pleasant room, friendly welcome, free breakfast. We were quite comfortable and enjoyed our stay. Breakfast was decent, but would be better if a little more effort was made. Very friendly staff upon arrival. Enjoyed the fireplace and jacuzzi. I felt guilty tough because they are trying conserve water.

  • Stayed October 2012
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Dronfield, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2012

We chose this hotel for it's close proximity to Hearst Castle, and because it was close to the beach.

When we arrived we found the receptionist quite abrupt. We rang the bell only once for attention, and she appeared remarking to us that she had already told us twice that she was coming to see us. Needless to say something we did not expect or appreciate.

Our room had a small balcony and it was located on level 2 overlooking a small garden area. It was quiet and tranquil. The room was large with plenty of space. The down side was that the toilet was crooked against the wall, and was temperamental when flushed making a noise.

Breakfast was a disappointment, tables were not cleaned after use, the waste bin was full and it seemed like 10 minutes before someone came to fill up the orange juice and provide more food for the guests. Not sure if there was a staffing issue.

Room Tip: Second floor room overlooking garden
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Sao Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2012

We stopped for a night here after doing the hw 1 all day. The room was clean and big with lcd tv. The price was the averege (80) . It has breakfast , free parking and free internet. It has a nice restaurant too, one of the best of the region (manta rey restaurant)

Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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Property: Quality Inn San Simeon
Address: 9260 Castillo Dr, San Simeon, CA 93452-9748 (Formerly El Rey Garden Inn)
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Location: United States > California > San Luis Obispo County > San Simeon
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Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool
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Ranked #10 of 10 Hotels in San Simeon
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Hotel Class:2.5 star — Quality Inn San Simeon 2.5*
Number of rooms: 56
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