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Days Inn San Simeon
Ranked #6 of 10 Hotels in San Simeon
Kent, Washington
Level 6 Contributor
294 reviews
118 hotel reviews
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“Good place to stay near Hearst Castle”
Reviewed August 2, 2012

We were here for three nights - and nothing's inexpensive near Hearst Castle. But - we've stayed at nice Days Inns and decided to give this a try. Our rate was good.
It's an older building with a separate office building. Each room has a balcony/patio and you have a common entrance. As we entered, my heart sank as I saw a very dirty vent grille and stairway carpeting that was about black with grime. But - hallway carpet was much better and our room was very nice - lots of room (our view was "mountain" and not "ocean") with a new granite floor in the shower and vanity area. I like the units with a vanity outside of the shower/toilet area. New sink and countertop (stone), new shower, and a very nice bright light/fan unit over the shower. It needed an office chair as the overstuffed chair by the desk was difficult to move. WiFi was slow - I had trouble sending emails.I suggest you bring a short extension cord and there was only two outlets for computer/chargers.Things were clean.
Breakfast featured make-your-own waffles that made four small waffles. Great for kids! And the usual sugar and carbs.
It does have an indoor good sized spa - hard to find, but clean and hot. It's in the office building.
The manager had difficulty with English, but was very helpful and enthusiastic.

Room Tip: We prefer second floor - many families were there and kids love to run. Best to have them below you!
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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DaysInnSS, Owner at Days Inn San Simeon, responded to this review, August 14, 2012
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Reviewed August 1, 2012

The rates were very reasonable compared to others in the area. The rooms are clean & everything is in good condition. The staff is friendly. The spa is big enough for a large group. They had a nice contintental breakfast. We will return.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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Detroit, Michigan
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Reviewed July 31, 2012

By no means is this a world beater when it comes to the accommodations we've stayed at but if you're swinging through to see the Hearst Castle, it's not bad. Everything is close and nearby. Compared to some of the other hotels along this strip, this place seems pretty well kept. The surf is literally across the street and go and sit there for a sunset or two. Don't expect much to do around these parts other than to grab a meal and pass on through. This hotel will supply you with a clean, secure, no frills sort of stay. It's definitely not the sort of place one would spend multiple days & nights in but for the quick dash in, get a night's sleep it'll do.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
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Stony Brook, New York
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Reviewed July 30, 2012

Our first impression was the overwhelming smell of Pinesol. After airing the room we decided it was used to mask the mold. There was no hot water for my morning shower and that was at 6:30 AM. The beds were fine but the decor was truly dated. When I went to checkout, I was told by the women in the office the computer didn’t work so I couldn’t get a receipt. It was convenient to Hearst Castle but there must be a dozen other places to stay within a mile of this dive.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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Santa Ana, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed July 27, 2012

The Days Inn at San Simeon has two plusses: It's clean, and it's a 5-minute drive (at the most, including parking time) to Hearst Castle. The management was friendly, the room was clean and comfortable. My husband even remarked that the carpet smelled fresh, which he found while he was doing his stretching and exercise. DO NOT expect anything decent out of their complimentary continental breakfast. No source of protein whatsoever. Stale yucky Danish, white bread only for toasting, pancake mix with a waffle maker. The juice dispenser had orange juice and apple juice, but they were awful. Coffee was decent, nothing special. There was a little cafe next door that was open for breakfast. We really wish we had gone there instead. But again, the room was clean and comfy, and the staff was very nice. We would stay there again, probably.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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DaysInnSS, Manager at Days Inn San Simeon, responded to this review, July 30, 2012
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Manhattan Beach, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed July 25, 2012

This is the most disgusting and dirty motel I have ever stayed in. There was mold in the shower, holes in the walls and dirt and grime everywhere. Do not stay here. Horrible contintintal breakfast. Watered down coffee and a muffin. Prepaying for this stay was the biggest mistake I have ever made. I have pictures to prove it. Almost runied my whole vacation. DO NOT STAY HERE!!!

Room Tip: Disgusting motel...Do not stay here...It will ruin your whole trip..Dirty, I mean very dirty.
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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Leeuwarden, The Netherlands
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed July 15, 2012

very large clean rooms with sea views
friendley staff
the beds are good and big.
good breakfast with good coffee

Room Tip: the rooms on the west side with balcony gives a nice view .
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Days Inn San Simeon
Address: 9280 Castillo Dr, San Simeon, CA 93452-9748
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Location: United States > California > San Luis Obispo County > San Simeon
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 On the Beach Hotel in San Simeon
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Days Inn San Simeon 2*
Number of rooms: 48
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