Ratings based on 204 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.5 out of 5
95% of guests recommend
4.6 Room cleanliness
4.5 Service & staff
4.5 Room comfort
4.4 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Durham, England

Wished we'd been able to stay longer

Posted Jul 3, 2014
Pros: Location, staff, food
Location: Perfect for visiting Hearst Castle, which is amazing. Also San Simeon village, and nearby beach with elephant seals.
Stayed overnight on journey south so we could visit Hearst Castle early next morning. This hotel was a gem, and we wished we'd had an extra few days. The location right on the beach was great, the grounds were spacious and fire pits were lit at night so people gathered around and chatted. Staff were welcoming and both dinner and breakfast in the restaurant were first class. Hotel was ideal for our purpose, being only five minutes drive from Hearst Castle and just off the freeway. Would definitely use again and recommend.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by Gigi from Victorville, Ca.

Great place to stay right on the beach!

Posted Jun 24, 2014
The room was clean, minibar well stocked, and coffee maker was stocked and user friendly. The hotel staff from front desk to maintenance staff were very friendly and courteous. Room service was delivered @ the time promised and was delicious! We loved making smores with the bonfires @ night and enjoyed socializing with other travelers. The sights were a short drive from the hotel and the restaurant had some really good food! We enjoyed our stay and can't wait to come back!
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by jeannie from australia

Great hotel right on the beach, fabulous location,

Posted May 28, 2014
Pros: Location set out f rooms all have views I think
Cons: Room service meals
Good service, room service meal could be improved but that was my only negative, we ordered club sandwiches and fries and it was only just warm when it came.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by d.c. from lakewood,ca

View of the beach. We've been here several times.

Posted May 10, 2014
We've been coming for more than four years for our wedding anniversary. It's beautiful and peaceful.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by Caroline from Sydney Australia

A beautiful place to stop over between LA and SF

Posted May 9, 2014
Pros: The firepits and large size of room
Cons: It suited us perfectly, no need to improve
Location: Hearst Castle Cambria is a lovely town nearby with an Alpine charm
We stayed for one night when driving the highway 1 LA to San Fran. A beautiful location with fire pits overlooking the ocean for guests to enjoy and after dinner drinks by. The rooms were large, warm, clean, beds comfortable, large flat screen TV and good bathroom facilities. It was fully booked when we were there, staff were wonderful. I wish we had stayed longer, I would definately stay here again.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by buddy

ocean view get away

Posted Apr 30, 2014
Pros: location
Cons: if possible widen parking stalls.
Location: plenty to do and great dining near by.
experience was good. room service was very prompt and courteous, food was good and hot.i rooms were comfortable and quiet.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by Javier from Reseda, Ca

Close to Hearst Castle

Posted Apr 21, 2014
Pros: The best bed out of my one week of sleeping in different hotels.
Cons: Add continental breakfast. Also the wi-fi was very poor
Recently stayed with my wife and kids. Very nice hotel right on the beach. For a family I tought it was a bit expensive but it was worth it. Overall my experience was a good one. The only thing about San Simeon is that most restaurants close by 9 or 10 pm
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by Amanda from Perth, Australia

Comfortable and Cosy

Posted Apr 21, 2014
Pros: Room, view, food.
Location: Close to Hurse Castle. Overlooking the ocean. Beautiful setting.
Only stayed for one night but room was lovely, view was amazing and room service was good.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by Phil from UK

A nice hotel in a lovely location

Posted Apr 16, 2014
Pros: Good facilities and friendly staff. The room overlooking the ocean.
Cons: Nothing of note.
Location: Close to Hearst Castle and located on scenic Route 1
A very good hotel in a lovely location with excellent views over the ocean and of the sunset. Accommodating staff.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by JR from UK

Right on the water

Posted Apr 13, 2014
Pros: Position on the edge of the ocean Fire to gather around at night
Cons: We felt it was fairly expensive for what we got
Location: Great for access to Hearst Castle
A good one night stay - we would have liked to stay longer