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The Morgan Hotel San Simeon
San Simeon Waterfront,San Simeon (CA) - View on map
  1. Pets allowed
  2. Car park
  3. Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  4. Front desk [24-hour]
  5. Breakfast [free]
  6. Swimming pool [outdoor]
  7. Game room
  8. Wi-Fi in public areas
"San Simeon is a tiny town--we had no idea it's really got very little going on then the beach and proximity to Hearst Castle. But definitely easiest to stay here for convenience. The hotel is comfortable, clean, appealing pool and a short walk to the beach, includes breakfast and is next door to one of the only few dinner options in town. "
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8.6

Excellent

390 reviews

Avg price per night
$ 125
Cavalier Oceanfront Resort
San Simeon Waterfront,San Simeon (CA) - View on map
  1. Pets allowed
  2. Car park
  3. Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  4. Front desk [24-hour]
  5. Hot tub
  6. Fitness center
  7. Check-in/out [express]
  8. Luggage storage
"Great scenery from my room, able to see sunset and pacific ocean. Hotel restaurant served delicious food at reasonable price. Definitely a recommended resort for holiday!"
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8.4

Excellent

237 reviews

Avg price per night
$ 259
Sea Breeze Inn
San Simeon Waterfront,San Simeon (CA) - View on map
  1. Airport transfer
  2. Car park
  3. Shuttle service
  4. Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  5. Swimming pool [outdoor]
  6. Bicycles
  7. Front desk [24-hour]
  8. Check-in/out [express]
"Was only one day, but we liked it very much. Close to the Ocean we had a great view at the sun going down. Beginning of may it was cold and windy and the next morning we had fog. Best time to stay is probably June to August. Good place for nature friends, because the San Simeon State Park is close bye."
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8.3

Excellent

339 reviews

Avg price per night
$ 116
Silver Surf Motel
San Simeon Waterfront,San Simeon (CA) - View on map
  1. Pets allowed
  2. Car park
  3. Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  4. Front desk [24-hour]
  5. Swimming pool [indoor]
  6. Hot tub
  7. Bicycles
  8. Check-in/out [express]
"Location is near beaches and central to most attractions in San Simeon. Beddings were clean and room was a good size. There is a pool which we didn't use. Front office was closed in the morning. May want to make arrangements if checking in late."
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7.9

Very good

603 reviews

Avg price per night
$ 110
San Simeon Lodge
San Simeon Waterfront,San Simeon (CA) - View on map
  1. Pets allowed
  2. Car park
  3. Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  4. Check-in/out [express]
  5. Fitness center
  6. Spa
  7. Bicycles
  8. Cash withdrawal
"So quiet and peaceful there but so close to the ocean"
8.3

Excellent

34 reviews

Coast Riders Inn
San Simeon Waterfront,San Simeon (CA) - View on map
  1. Car park
  2. Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  3. Check-in/out [express]
  4. Swimming pool [indoor]
  5. Hot tub
  6. Game room
  7. Wi-Fi in public areas
  8. Family room
"Everything was perfect for a reasonable price"
9.4

Exceptional

19 reviews

Avg price per night
$ 118
Sands by the Sea Motel
San Simeon Waterfront,San Simeon (CA) - View on map
  1. Pets allowed
  2. Car park
  3. Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  4. Front desk [24-hour]
  5. Swimming pool [indoor]
  6. Bicycles
  7. Restaurants
  8. Room service
"It is near a state beach. The sunset view is wonderful. It is good for a family to stay. I like the beach view. "
8.6

Excellent

48 reviews

Avg price per night
$ 158
Quality Inn near Hearst Castle
San Simeon Waterfront,San Simeon (CA) - View on map
  1. Pets allowed
  2. Car park
  3. Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  4. Front desk [24-hour]
  5. Hot tub
  6. Spa
  7. BBQ facilities
  8. Contactless check-in/out
"The place was older and the bathroom had old moldy caulk in front of the tub area. The shower head was incredibly low and awkward, but the water pressure was decent. The place appeared clean, but my socks turned BLACK from the carpet; so clearly they were very dirty. That was a big turn off. If you go, wear your socks the whole time. Bed was hard as a rock,but I like that - my husband... not so much. Breakfast was ok - expected fresh cut fruit when I was told they had a "nice breakfast". Clearly that was my error in expectation. They had eggs, bacon, make your own waffles, some yogurt choices, lots of bread, bagels & pastry and hot and cold cereal, coffee & hot water for tea. The only fruit was bananas and oranges. Certainly nothing to snuff your nose at, but I've had nicer. Everything in this food area was clean. We got a great rate, so all in all - it was a good value. Many hotels in the area are twice as much and not rated as well. "
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8.4

Excellent

82 reviews

Avg price per night
$ 110
Pacific Coast Roadhouse, SureStay Collection by Best Western
San Simeon Waterfront,San Simeon (CA) - View on map
  1. Car park
  2. Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  3. Front desk [24-hour]
  4. Contactless check-in/out
  5. Fitness center
  6. Spa
  7. Bar
  8. Restaurants
"The bed was extremely comfortable, and the rooms were quiet"
8.7

Excellent

25 reviews

Avg price per night
$ 105
Motel 6-San Simeon, CA - Hearst Castle Area
San Simeon Waterfront,San Simeon (CA) - View on map
  1. Pets allowed
  2. Car park
  3. Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  4. Front desk [24-hour]
  5. Swimming pool [outdoor]
  6. Restaurants
  7. Wi-Fi in public areas
  8. Vending machine
"very good location, clean and nice rooms, friendly staff ( especially the lady who was in charge at the reception early morning !!---american hospitality !!! 2 thumbs up )"
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7.6

Very good

41 reviews

Avg price per night
$ 89

Fast facts about San Simeon (CA), United States

Accommodations15 properties
Popular hotelThe Morgan Hotel San Simeon
Popular areaSan Simeon Waterfront
Nightly rates fromR2614

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Frequently asked questions

What are the most in demand places to stay in San Simeon (CA)?

Some of our most favorite places to stay in San Simeon (CA) are The Morgan Hotel San Simeon, Cavalier Oceanfront Resort and Quality Inn near Hearst Castle.

What are the best places to stay in San Simeon (CA) for couples?

Hotels in San Simeon (CA) that are widely rated by couples include The Morgan Hotel San Simeon, Cavalier Oceanfront Resort and Silver Surf Motel.

What are the top accommodations in San Simeon (CA) for families?

Hotels in San Simeon (CA) that are exceptionally rated by families include The Morgan Hotel San Simeon, Cavalier Oceanfront Resort and Silver Surf Motel.

What resorts in San Simeon (CA) have the best breakfast?

Verified visitors to San Simeon (CA) have given remarkable reviews for the breakfast at Quality Inn near Hearst Castle, Pacific Coast Roadhouse, SureStay Collection by Best Western and Sea Breeze Inn.

What's the best area in San Simeon (CA) to stay in?

Admired communities among tourists staying in San Simeon (CA) include San Simeon Waterfront and Other.

What properties found in San Simeon (CA) are highly rated with regards to cleanliness?

Accommodationsfound in San Simeon (CA) that is highly rated for cleanliness include Coast Riders Inn, Pacific Coast Roadhouse, SureStay Collection by Best Western and Ragged Point Inn.

What accommodations located in San Simeon (CA) are well rated with regards to facilities?

Propertieslocated in San Simeon (CA) which is very highly rated with regards to facilities include Coast Riders Inn, Ragged Point Inn and Pacific Coast Roadhouse, SureStay Collection by Best Western.

What are the top pet-friendly hotels located in San Simeon (CA)?

Verified visitors to San Simeon (CA) have given out excellent feedback for Cavalier Oceanfront Resort being a pet-friendly hotel.

What are the top rated hotels found in San Simeon (CA) which have restaurants?

Hotels that have restaurants located San Simeon (CA) that are exceptionally rated include Quality Inn near Hearst Castle, Quality Inn near Hearst Castle and Quality Inn near Hearst Castle.

What are the top hotels in San Simeon (CA) with fitness center?

Properties which have fitness center around San Simeon (CA) that are exceptionally rated include Cavalier Oceanfront Resort, Cavalier Oceanfront Resort and Cavalier Oceanfront Resort.

Are foreign travelers allowed into San Simeon (CA)?

International tourists are partially allowed into San Simeon (CA), according to our most current information. Due to changing restrictions, we strongly recommend that you take a look at here for more information.

Is proof of vaccination mandatory to enter San Simeon (CA)?

Proof of COVID-19 vaccination is required to enter San Simeon (CA) from outside the country. For more information, please make contact with local authority or check out here.

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More about San Simeon (CA)

Discover the Best Things to Do in San Simeon (CA)

San Simeon is a charming seaside town located on the Pacific coast of California. It is known for its breathtaking natural beauty, rich history, and diverse attractions. Whether you are looking for outdoor adventures, cultural experiences, or simply a relaxing getaway, San Simeon has something to offer. One of the top attractions in San Simeon is Hearst Castle, a stunning mansion built by media mogul William Randolph Hearst in the early 20th century. The castle features 165 rooms, 127 acres of gardens, and a priceless art collection. Visitors can take guided tours of the castle and learn about its fascinating history. Another must-visit destination in San Simeon is the Elephant Seal Rookery, a protected beach where thousands of elephant seals come to mate, give birth, and molt. Visitors can observe these fascinating creatures from a safe distance and learn about their behavior from knowledgeable guides. If you are looking for outdoor adventures, San Simeon has plenty to offer. The town is surrounded by beautiful beaches, hiking trails, and parks. You can go surfing, kayaking, or fishing in the ocean, or explore the nearby mountains on foot or by bike. For those interested in history and culture, San Simeon has several museums and historic sites to explore. The Coastal Discovery Center offers interactive exhibits and educational programs about the local marine life and ecosystems. The Piedras Blancas Light Station, a historic lighthouse built in 1875, offers guided tours and stunning views of the coastline.

Explore San Simeon (CA): A Hidden Gem in the United States

San Simeon may not be as well-known as other destinations in California, but it is a hidden gem that is worth discovering. This charming town offers a unique blend of natural beauty, history, and culture that is sure to delight any traveler. One of the things that makes San Simeon so special is its location. The town is situated on a scenic stretch of the Pacific coast, with stunning views of the ocean and the surrounding hills. It is also close to several other popular destinations, such as Big Sur, San Luis Obispo, and Paso Robles, making it a great base for exploring the region. San Simeon is also known for its rich history. The town was once home to the Chumash people, who lived in the area for thousands of years before the arrival of European settlers. Later, San Simeon became a hub for the ranching and timber industries, and was the site of several historic battles during the Mexican-American War. Today, San Simeon is a vibrant community that celebrates its past while looking towards the future. The town has a thriving arts and culture scene, with several galleries, theaters, and festivals throughout the year. It is also home to a diverse population of artists, writers, and musicians, who draw inspiration from the town's natural beauty and rich history.

Plan Your Perfect Getaway to San Simeon (CA) with Agoda.com

If you are planning a trip to San Simeon, Agoda.com can help you find the perfect hotel for your needs. Agoda.com offers a wide range of hotels in San Simeon, from budget-friendly motels to luxurious resorts. One of the top-rated hotels in San Simeon is the Motel 6-San Simeon, CA - Hearst Castle Area. This budget-friendly motel is located just minutes from Hearst Castle and offers comfortable rooms, free Wi-Fi, and a seasonal outdoor pool. Another popular option is Sands by the Sea Motel, which offers oceanfront rooms, a heated outdoor pool, and easy access to the beach. For those looking for a more upscale experience, the Silver Surf Motel and The Morgan Hotel San Simeon are both great choices. The Silver Surf Motel offers spacious rooms with ocean views, a heated outdoor pool, and a hot tub. The Morgan Hotel San Simeon is a boutique hotel with stylish rooms, a gourmet restaurant, and a spa. If you are traveling with a group or looking for a more budget-friendly option, the Coast Riders Inn is a great choice. This family-owned motel offers clean and comfortable rooms, free Wi-Fi, and easy access to all of San Simeon's top attractions.

Uncover the Best Time to Visit San Simeon (CA)

San Simeon is a great destination to visit year-round, but the best time to go depends on your preferences and interests. If you are looking for warm weather and sunny skies, the summer months (June to August) are the best time to visit. During this time, you can enjoy the town's beautiful beaches, go hiking or biking in the mountains, and attend outdoor festivals and events. If you prefer cooler temperatures and fewer crowds, the spring (March to May) and fall (September to November) are great times to visit. During these seasons, the weather is mild and comfortable, and the town is less crowded than during the peak summer months. You can still enjoy outdoor activities, such as hiking and biking, and attend cultural events and festivals. Winter (December to February) is the quietest time of year in San Simeon, but it can still be a great time to visit if you are looking for a peaceful and relaxing getaway. During this time, you can enjoy the town's cozy restaurants, visit museums and historic sites, and take advantage of off-season hotel rates.

Where to Stay in San Simeon (CA): Find Your Ideal Accommodation

San Simeon offers a wide range of accommodation options to suit every budget and preference. Whether you are looking for a budget-friendly motel, a luxurious resort, or a cozy bed and breakfast, you are sure to find the perfect place to stay in San Simeon. If you are looking for a budget-friendly option, the Motel 6-San Simeon, CA - Hearst Castle Area and the Coast Riders Inn are both great choices. Both hotels offer clean and comfortable rooms, free Wi-Fi, and easy access to all of San Simeon's top attractions. For those looking for a more upscale experience, the Silver Surf Motel and The Morgan Hotel San Simeon are both great options. The Silver Surf Motel offers spacious rooms with ocean views, a heated outdoor pool, and a hot tub. The Morgan Hotel San Simeon is a boutique hotel with stylish rooms, a gourmet restaurant, and a spa. If you prefer a more intimate and cozy experience, San Simeon has several bed and breakfasts to choose from. The Olallieberry Inn and the Pelican Inn & Suites are both popular choices, offering comfortable rooms, delicious breakfasts, and personalized service.

Travel Tips for Your Next Adventure in San Simeon (CA)

If you are planning a trip to San Simeon, here are some travel tips to help you make the most of your visit: - Bring layers: San Simeon can be cool and breezy, even in the summer months. Be sure to bring layers so you can adjust to the changing weather. - Book in advance: San Simeon is a popular destination, especially during the summer months. Be sure to book your accommodation and activities in advance to avoid disappointment. - Rent a car: While San Simeon is a small town, having a car will allow you to explore the surrounding area and visit nearby attractions. - Pack for outdoor activities: San Simeon offers plenty of opportunities for outdoor adventures, such as hiking, biking, and surfing. Be sure to pack appropriate clothing and gear for your chosen activities. - Respect nature: San Simeon is home to a diverse range of wildlife, including elephant seals, sea otters, and sea lions. Be sure to observe these animals from a safe distance and follow all posted signs and guidelines.

How to Get to San Simeon (CA): Your Ultimate Travel Guide

San Simeon is located on the Pacific coast of California, approximately halfway between Los Angeles and San Francisco. The town is easily accessible by car, and there are several airports and train stations within driving distance. If you are flying to San Simeon, the closest airports are San Luis Obispo County Regional Airport (SBP) and Monterey Regional Airport (MRY). Both airports are approximately an hour's drive from San Simeon, and offer flights from several major cities. If you are traveling by train, the closest station is San Luis Obispo, which is served by Amtrak's Pacific Surfliner and Coast Starlight routes. From San Luis Obispo, you can rent a car or take a bus to San Simeon. If you are driving to San Simeon, the town is located on Highway 1, approximately 240 miles north of Los Angeles and 230 miles south of San Francisco. The drive along Highway 1 is scenic and offers stunning views of the Pacific coastline.

Savor the Flavors of San Simeon (CA): What to Eat and Drink

San Simeon may be a small town, but it offers a surprisingly diverse range of dining options. Whether you are looking for fresh seafood, farm-to-table cuisine, or classic American fare, you are sure to find something to suit your tastes. One of the top-rated restaurants in San Simeon is the Cavalier Restaurant, which offers a menu of classic American dishes with a California twist. The restaurant is known for its fresh seafood, steaks, and salads, and offers stunning views of the ocean. For those looking for a more casual dining experience, the Sea Chest Restaurant and Oyster Bar is a popular choice. This cozy restaurant offers fresh seafood, including oysters, clams, and crab, and has a laid-back atmosphere that is perfect for a relaxed meal. If you are looking for farm-to-table cuisine, the Black Cat Bistro is a great choice. This intimate restaurant offers a seasonal menu of locally sourced ingredients, and has a great selection of wines and craft beers. For a quick bite or a coffee break, the Sebastian's General Store and Cafe is a local favorite. This historic store offers sandwiches, salads, and baked goods, as well as a selection of local wines and beers.

Explore San Simeon (CA) Like a Local: Best Ways to Travel Around

San Simeon is a small town that is easy to explore on foot or by bike. However, if you want to venture further afield or visit nearby attractions, having a car is recommended. There are several car rental companies located in San Simeon, including Hertz, Enterprise, and Avis. Renting a car will allow you to explore the surrounding area at your own pace, and visit nearby attractions such as Hearst Castle, the Piedras Blancas Light Station, and the Elephant Seal Rookery. If you prefer not to drive, there are also several local tour companies that offer guided tours of San Simeon and the surrounding area. These tours typically include transportation, admission to attractions, and knowledgeable guides who can provide insights and information about the area. Another great way to explore San Simeon is by bike. The town has several bike rental shops, and there are several scenic bike trails in the area, including the San Simeon Creek Trail and the Moonstone Beach Boardwalk. Biking is a great way to explore the town's natural beauty and get some exercise at the same time.