Ratings based on 1,596 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
3.7 out of 5
89% of guests recommend
3.8 Room cleanliness
3.8 Service & staff
3.6 Room comfort
3.5 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
3 out of 5
by A verified traveler

San Simeon, CA

Posted Jan 23, 2015
Pros: Inexpensive, but got what we paid for. The grounds out our patio door was nice
Cons: Update the rooms
Location: Cambria, Elephant Seals, Hearst Castle and ocean across Hwy
It kept cost down, restaurant on site was expensive (gave us 10% off our food with coupon) as were the most of the others, except a breakfast buffet at a different hotel. Was very disappointed there was nothing to do there. Had to drive to other towns for shopping, site seeing and any groceries. Their 888 no on site map that was to reach lobby went to a sex talk line! When we brought it to their attention, it got changed to a travel sale.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by A verified travelerfrom Nebraska

Nice hotel close to Hearst Castle

Posted Jan 22, 2015
Location: In January, you can watch the Elephant seals being born, we were the 1-1-15 and most of the baby seals had just been born. We saw thousands of seals
A pleasant 1 night stay. The beach is just across hwy 1 from the mote.
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Posted Jan 19, 2015
Pros: The fact that it is directly across the street from the ocean was great!
Cons: Staff relations. The place could use a major overhaul in ascetics.
Location: Cambria is just a couple of miles away with a charming shops and restaurants. The Hearst Castle is a "must see" and is only a few minutes North.
It was pleasant enough. Nothing great, nothing terrible. Kinda blah. Checking in was really not about personal friendly service. Since I booked us on Expedia, they only confirmed us upon arrival. I asked for a print out but they said they didn't have access to it. No explanation. Young staff, needs some personalization.
2 out of 5
by A verified travelerfrom California

Pictures deceive

Posted Jan 6, 2015
Pros: Convenient to Hearst Castle
Cons: A coffee pot in the office would have been nice. A little paint in the rooms, a new shower head or more pressure.
The pictures of this hotel make it look like a fairly new building but in fact it is very old. Many marks on the walls and a very old shower that barely had enough pressure to get the soap off.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom Palm Springs

Location,Location, Location. Value, Value, Value

Posted Jan 5, 2015
Pros: Location, Value, Staff
Location: Hearst Castle, Cambria, Elephant Seal Rookery and Piedra Blancas Lighthouse tours
For Hearst Castle, Cambria, Elephant Seal Rookery and Piedra Blancas Lighthouse tours this is a perfect location. We got a great rate shopping on the internet travel sites. This is an older facility but value easily outweighs the size of the shower and lack of big flat screen TV. Staff were all wonderful. Lots of convenient amenities. Huge king bed was comfortable, warm and cozy. Elephant Seal Rookery is only active Jan-Feb but is a must see, like being on the nature channel.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Nice place.to stay with families near Hearst Castl

Posted Jan 3, 2015
Better than expected for the price we paid. They have a restaurant where u can find food for decent prices. Mini mart has all the basics so you may buy things like milk, bread, instant food items etc. Take your own soap and toiletries, their soap was pretty hard and dried our skins instantly. So We did not use any of the other items such as lotion, shampoo etc.
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Dated accomodations

Posted Jan 2, 2015
Pros: It was available over the holidays and the price was right.
The hotel is quite old but clean. The shower was very small and the water temp varied drastically.
2 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Away from the beach

Posted Dec 31, 2014
Will not stay here again. Not very clean. Can hear everything in room above & next door paper thin walls
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom Los Angeles

Comfortable beds

Posted Dec 15, 2014
Pros: Near Hearst Castle and beach
Location: Hearst Castle tours; close to Solvang, Cambria and San Luis Obispo
Friendly staff; great location near Hearst Castle; beautiful scenic view of the beach
2 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Posted Dec 11, 2014
Good location. Not so good rooms. Especially when it's raining.