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Quality Inn near Hearst Castle, hotel in San Simeon

The Quality Inn hotel is just 2 miles from Hearst Castle, a Moorish castle with 127 acres of gardens, terraces, pools and walkways, furnished with Spanish and Italian antiques and art.

Overall one of the best experiences I had
8.4
Scored 8.4
Very Good
Rated very good
2,627 reviews
Price from$80.50per night
Motel 6-San Simeon, CA - Hearst Castle Area, hotel in San Simeon

Across the street from the ocean, this 100% nonsmoking San Simeon offers on-site dining and an outdoor pool. All air-conditioned rooms feature cable TV with extended channels.

Location
7.2
Scored 7.2
Good
Rated good
1,451 reviews
Price from$89per night
Cavalier Oceanfront Resort, hotel in San Simeon

Located 3 miles away from Hearst Castle Information Center, Cavalier Oceanfront Resort features 2 heated outdoor pool and hot tub. It features a restaurant and all guest rooms offer free WiFi.

The location is perfect.
8.0
Scored 8.0
Very Good
Rated very good
1,117 reviews
Price from$209per night
Coast Riders Inn, hotel in San Simeon

Located in San Simeon, a 6-minute walk from Arroyo del padre juan, Coast Riders Inn features views of the pool. The hotel features an indoor pool, hot tub and a shared lounge.

Liked how friendly the staff was. They welcomed us with cookies and little cars for our kids. Our kids enjoyed the indoor pool a lot.
8.7
Scored 8.7
Excellent
Rated excellent
940 reviews
Price from$119.97per night
The Morgan Hotel San Simeon, hotel in San Simeon

Located along California's majestic coastline in the charming town of San Simeon, this hotel offers comfortable accommodations in a spectacular location, perfect for a relaxing weekend or holiday.

The Morgan is in a lovely location with walking distance to the beach. Most of the gardens were blooming and quite beautiful. The staff was warm and welcoming and worked very hard.
7.9
Scored 7.9
Good
Rated good
1,211 reviews
Price from$119per night
Sea Breeze Inn - San Simeon, hotel in San Simeon

This Sam Simeon, California hotel is located by the Pacific Ocean and is a 5-minute drive to Hearst Castle. It offers an outdoor pool and spacious rooms with free WiFi.

I booked in Monterey bay for much more money and on a 3rd floor with no elevator and that was tough for a 72 year old with knee problem. To top it I didn’t get any towel even after I check out an one answered the phone at the desk
8.1
Scored 8.1
Very Good
Rated very good
998 reviews
Price from$89per night
Pacific Coast Roadhouse - SureStay Collection by Best Western, hotel in San Simeon

Located along the San Simeon Bay coast, Pacific Coast Roadhouse; SureStay Collection by Best Western is only 10 minutes' drive to Hearst Castle.

The hotel is a little dated and very little around the hotel. Good size rooms and clean.
7.4
Scored 7.4
Good
Rated good
790 reviews
Price from$99per night
San Simeon Lodge, hotel in San Simeon

Surrounded by gardens and palm trees, the San Simeon Lodge has an outdoor heated pool and deck seating, along with rooms with a view of the Pacific Ocean one block away.

Room was clean and comfortable, awesome access to beach and highway, restaurant and convenience store on grounds, and close to Hearst Castle and elephant seal viewing! Close to towns with restaurants, etc. (Cambria)
7.6
Scored 7.6
Good
Rated good
1,891 reviews
Price from$119per night
Sands by the Sea Motel, hotel in San Simeon

Located 2.8 mi away from Hearst Castle, Sands by the Sea Motel offers a heated indoor pool. All guest rooms are equipped with free WiFi. Free guest parking is also offered.

Sands is well-kept and gives a typical coastal side vibe. Staying here also means access to beautiful cliff side views you can climb down and or enjoy from a bench. Sands is also located in between downtown Cambria and the elephant seals tourist spot.
7.5
Scored 7.5
Good
Rated good
1,430 reviews
Price from$99per night
Silver Surf Motel, hotel in San Simeon

Within walking distance of the Pacific Ocean and beaches, this San Simeon motel features a heated indoor pool and hot tub. Guest rooms include cable TV and free Wi-Fi.

We loved the friendly check in experience and the King room with a balcony.
7.8
Scored 7.8
Good
Rated good
1,278 reviews
Price from$79per night
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What Guests Said About San Simeon:

  • 10
    Scored 10

    This location is perfect for trips to Cambra/ Morro Bay..

    This location is perfect for trips to Cambra/ Morro Bay.. And a little longer to Pismo beach…. The staff is exceptional .. And the breakfast is perfect for a day starter..Oh! And you can have your furry friend w/ NO EXTRA COST A BIG PLUS…🐶🐶
    A
    Anonymous
  • 10
    Scored 10

    San Simeon is a great spot for quiet relaxation.

    San Simeon is a great spot for quiet relaxation. It's right by the ocean and has several restaurants. It's also just a few minutes drive to Cambria if you want to go for a nice walk on the Moonstone Beach walkway right by the ocean, and then another short drive to Cambria's cute little town.
    Maria
    United States of America
  • 10
    Scored 10

    The ocean was beautiful.

    The ocean was beautiful. It was great seeing the elephant seals, and all their babies, lots and lots of babies everywhere. Every female seem to have a baby was happy to see the her castle from afar could not take my puppies, so I could not go on the tour. Next time I will go on the tour I will find a pet sitter.
    Betty Aparicio
    United States of America
  • 10
    Scored 10

    San Simeon is just one of those cool places that are not...

    San Simeon is just one of those cool places that are not over crowded by people and businesses. Different places to stop and explore along this part of the coastline. Besides having Hearst Castle, you can check out the elephant sea lions area and a lighthouse. Just south of San Simeon you have a quick drive over the Moonstone Beach and another 20 min south you have Morro Bay. I think it is a great place to stay when you don't want to be in one of the bigger beach towns, its a more down to earth place when you want to just be in one of the small cozy towns.
    A
    Anonymous
    United States of America
  • 8.0
    Scored 8.0

    San Simeon state Beach is perfect for families.

    San Simeon state Beach is perfect for families. It's not crowded like Pismo or windy like Avila. Perfect for families. Affordable restaurant options are limited for large families. None really unless you eat at the mini mart.
    Kristin Edmiaston
    United States of America
  • 10
    Scored 10

    We are from Southern California, so other than being cooler...

    We are from Southern California, so other than being cooler than expected and overcast in the morning in August, the weather was great. The scenery is picturesque and there is tons to do. The hotel gave us a guidebook/map of the area and it listed so many fun activities, way more than you can do in a weekend vacation. Of course, Hearst Castle is the star. We did not get to see the lighthouse due to odd hours. We couldn't even park nearby to just take pictures. Cambria is only five miles away for shopping and dining and Harmony is just another five miles south for ice cream, photos, and gift shopping.
    A
    Anonymous
    China

Explore guest reviews of hotels in San Simeon

  • 8.5
    Scored 8.5
    Very Good
    Rated very good
     · 428 reviews
    Beautifully maintained grounds, stunning views over the coast. the food in the restaurant was delicious and very reasonably priced considering the isolated location. Room service was good too, we had a lovely breakfast in the room. Our room had a fireplace and balcony overlooking the sea and was very clean and spacious with a comfortable bed. The hotel also has a few cats on site but we only managed to see one! The staff onsite were also excellent!
    Thalia
    United Kingdom
  • From $110.36 per night
    8.4
    Scored 8.4
    Very Good
    Rated very good
     · 2,627 reviews
    !.... Hello.... my name is Kristina..I just. really love. this quality inn in san simeon.I really give motel an A+...very clean peaceful.quite..relaxing atmosphere.The manager & employees are Very nice and friendly and smiley..And the breakfast is Omg..real cooked and yummy....and the morning birds chirrping..feels like home away from home....excellent thank you!!!!
    kristina wrobel
    United States of America
  • From $105.75 per night
    7.4
    Scored 7.4
    Good
    Rated good
     · 790 reviews
    Fantastic customer service. Neal and his staff go above and beyond expectations. Newly remodeled rooms are awesome. The free breakfast was delicious, and a balcony and ocean view for under $150 is insane. Used to stay at The Morgan when staying in San Simeon, but the Pacific Coast Roadhouse is our new stay, just fantastic.
    Ernest
    United States of America
  • From $224.27 per night
    8.0
    Scored 8.0
    Very Good
    Rated very good
     · 1,117 reviews
    Great staff. Shout out to the reception staff who greeted me (one who had a British father was particularly helpful) and Jazz the maintenance man who fixed my tv, and was always cheerful and ready to have a chat when I bumped into him. The staff make this place (plus the beach next to the hotel).
    Andrew
    United Kingdom
  • From $135.21 per night
    8.7
    Scored 8.7
    Excellent
    Rated excellent
     · 940 reviews
    comfortable and very clean hotel. you can see that owners care about their property. it shows their personality. very clean rooms with nice decoration. big rooms. nice pool and jacuzzi. San simeon is small so restaurant are close and the beach. i recommend it for your stop at san simeon
    eleanor
    Canada
  • From $111.38 per night
    8.1
    Scored 8.1
    Very Good
    Rated very good
     · 998 reviews
    We wanted just a sleepover place, nothing spectacular, so we were positively surprised by nice reviews and also low price of this place. It is really value for money - spacious clean room with big bed and good location if you want to explore San Simeon and other interesting places nearby.
    Jan
    Czech Republic
  • From $224.27 per night
    8.0
    Scored 8.0
    Very Good
    Rated very good
     · 1,117 reviews
    The location along Hwy 1 was ideal. There’s easy beach access, and restaurant on the property was good for breakfast. The grounds and facilities are clean and maintained. The hotel is about equidistant to the town of Cambria (5 mi south) and the San Simeon Hearst Castle (5-6 mi north).
    Marivic
    United States of America
  • From $110.36 per night
    8.4
    Scored 8.4
    Very Good
    Rated very good
     · 2,627 reviews
    Despite my son's deadly accident the hotel dis not even reply when I asked kindly to vancel the hotel. When I asked Booking.com for help, the hotel did not answer them either. These people are heartless. Don't visit this place!
    Lone
    Denmark
  • From $88.88 per night
    7.6
    Scored 7.6
    Good
    Rated good
     · 1,891 reviews
    San Simeon Lodge is THE best place to stay in San Simeon !!! Hands down !!! The gardens add so much to the ambiance of the Hotel. And the staff is friendly and helpful . They have a restaurant on site that is great !!
    Linda
    United States of America
  • From $111.57 per night
    7.5
    Scored 7.5
    Good
    Rated good
     · 1,430 reviews
    The room was spacious and the beds were very comfortable. The hotel is very close to Hearst Castle and along the beautiful California coastline. We were very happy with the price and our stay.
    MK
    South Africa
  • From $100.13 per night
    7.8
    Scored 7.8
    Good
    Rated good
     · 1,278 reviews
    This is my favorite hotel in San Simeon. Its my second stay, and everything has been wonderful. The staff at this hotel is top notch and have been there to fix any issues.
    Matt
    United States of America
  • From $111.57 per night
    7.5
    Scored 7.5
    Good
    Rated good
     · 1,430 reviews
    Comfortable room and bed. The Sands by the Sea shares amenities with the oceanfront Cavalier hotel, including their pool facilities, fire pits, and games. Great perk.
    Lori
    United States of America
  • From $100.13 per night
    7.8
    Scored 7.8
    Good
    Rated good
     · 1,278 reviews
    Very friendly staff. Pet friendly - courtyard grassy area for relaxing and exercising dog. Microwave and coffee maker in room came in handy. Beach in walking distance
    Cynthia
    United States of America
  • From $89.05 per night
    7.2
    Scored 7.2
    Good
    Rated good
     · 1,451 reviews
    The hotel is OK if you're on a budget and wish to stay near Cambria, where prices are much higher. Also, very close to Hearst Castle, wich is a great place to visit.
    Andres
    Argentina
  • From $88.88 per night
    7.6
    Scored 7.6
    Good
    Rated good
     · 1,891 reviews
    lovely large clean room and wonderful staff! Found my laptop and kept it safe until I could collect 😃 our room was cleaned everyday unlike other hotels!
    Teresa
    United Kingdom
  • From $105.75 per night
    7.4
    Scored 7.4
    Good
    Rated good
     · 790 reviews
    It was clean and a big room. We arrived late after the usual office hours but the staff came out to the hotel after calling the number within 5 minutes.
    Runa
    Germany
  • From $139.77 per night
    7.9
    Scored 7.9
    Good
    Rated good
     · 1,211 reviews
    It is our go to hotel when we visit San Simeon. Location is great facilities and rooms are clean and staff are friendly.
    Traveling Puggle
    United States of America
  • From $135.21 per night
    8.7
    Scored 8.7
    Excellent
    Rated excellent
     · 940 reviews
    Great location, clean room and good service. I recommend this hotel to families looking to stay in San Simeon.
    Lyndon
    United States of America
  • From $89.05 per night
    7.2
    Scored 7.2
    Good
    Rated good
     · 1,451 reviews
    Location and they are pet friendly. They didn't charge extra for my Medium dog.Overall was good for the price.
    Nieto
    United States of America
  • 8.5
    Scored 8.5
    Very Good
    Rated very good
     · 428 reviews
    Nice view. Pet friendly.
    Lee Ann
    United States of America