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“VERY Good Value for coastal highway / Hearst Castle Location”

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Days Inn San Simeon
Ranked #7 of 10 Hotels in San Simeon
San Diego, California
Level 5 Contributor
62 reviews
13 hotel reviews
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“VERY Good Value for coastal highway / Hearst Castle Location”
Reviewed November 3, 2013

We picked this property from among the plethora of Highway-1 Pacific Coast Highway (PCH) motels close to Hearst castle for a recent visit.
As I selected it for the $59.99 special offer I was prepared to "slum it" for a nite before visiting the castle. However, I was VERY surprised at the location RIGHT on the PCH and only 10 minute max drive from the Hearst state park site. This is a VERY big deal, as I can't imagine anything worse than missing your tour time by rising late, getting lost, etc.(we arrived with 10 minutes to spare).

Our basic room was very clean, quiet with comfortable bed. Bathroom was well equipped (hair dryer, etc.) with good HOT water pressure. Unexpected was the complimentary breakfast that while basic was very much appreciated before setting forth for the day.
Free WiFi AND a lobby PC with complimentary printer was also provided by the very pleasant reception staff.
I highly recommend this place !

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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 24, 2013 via mobile

Just an average but very clean motel. TV and bed a little older, average breakfast. Nothing wrong with it and good for the price. Sometimes I get worried when selecting the lowest price motel, but this was fine

Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Rancho Santa Margarita, California
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Reviewed October 24, 2013

I read the negative reviews and after staying there this week thought they must really be nitpickers. The room was clean and fresh smelling. The bed was comfortable although a bit on the harder side. The bed skirt was torn but all in all it was a place to stay at a reasonable place.
The staff was friendly and there was a breakfast provided of waffles, cereals, fruit juice and danish.If you're looking for the Hilton this is not it!

The only con is the walls are a little thin so expect some noise. It really wasn't too bad.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed October 9, 2013 via mobile

Looking for a place near Hearst Castle. This is one you might want to consider. The rooms are large with newer carpet and comfortable beds. The room was clean and after a long day's drive from San Francisco it was a welcome site. Breakfast wasn't too appealing so went next door to the cafe for breakfast. Since the selection of places to stay in San Simeon is small you will need to book ahead for a room.

Stayed October 2013
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Simi Valley, California
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Reviewed September 25, 2013

Terrible!!!! Don't stay here!! There are many other hotels in the area!!! If I could give this place the skull and crossbones star I would too, like a previous reviewer did. My honey booked this hotel for a weekend getaway. First thing I saw when I walked in the room to use the restroom was pubic hair from a previous guest on the edge of the bathtub! Disgusting!! The 2 maids carts where left in the hallway all night blocking the whole hallway. Hazard!!!
Our room had a MAJOR FIRE and INJURY hazard!!! The fireplace had one small 2 inch flame the would continuously burn no matter what switch you pushed. The fireplace would not come on, just the one 2 inch flame. It made me nervous as the fireplace also had broken wires in it and NO glass covering. I did not feel comfortable sleeping with that flame burning also not knowing if it was possible carbon monoxide or gas leaking into the room. I went to the front desk and explained the situation. The couple that seems to live at and run the place were rude and refused to give us another room. He tried to tell me it was a pilot light. I can't argue that as I do not know much about fireplaces. HOWEVER, the flame was big enough for a child to severely burn themselves. Thank God I didn't stay here with children!! And how are you suppose to sleep in the dark with the flame on the whole time. It was a MAJOR fire hazard and injury hazard to ANY guest. Since they would not give us another room OR a refund, we were stuck with our situation. We attempted to check out early but the refused to give us a refund! Please check out Yelp for more honest reviews.P.s. This place is noisy!! Do not expect peace and quiet!

  • Stayed September 2013, 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:
#3 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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