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Top 10 Hotels in San Simeon

Oceanfront Escape: 4 BR, 3 BA Condominium in San Simeon, Sleeps 10
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0.33 km from city centre
5/5Exceptional! (3 reviews)
Ocean family time

"Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: Relaxing 3 generation family time at the ocean. ..."…"

Reviewed on Mar. 10, 2020

Oceanfront Escape: 4 BR, 3 BA Condominium in San Simeon, Sleeps 10
A Charming Seaside Escape
9111 Balboa Avenue, #1, San Simeon, CA
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0.31 km from city centre
4.7/5Exceptional! (15 reviews)
I come back every year

"Rental is always clean and has everything you need for a vacation home away from home."…"

Reviewed on Dec. 31, 2019

A Charming Seaside Escape
Delightful Beachfront
9229 Balboa Unit #1, San Simeon, CA
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0.24 km from city centre
4.9/5Exceptional! (7 reviews)
San Simeon oceanside

"The property was clean and well equipped. Location was just what we wanted - right at the beach. A short staircase and you are down to the water. Quiet area except for crashing waves. Close to Cambria for shopping. Elephant seals about 10 minutes up the coast are amazing."…"

Reviewed on Jan. 30, 2020

Delightful Beachfront
Cozy Condo By The Sea
505 Casa Del Mar Dr, San Simeon, CA
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0.16 km from city centre
3/5 (1 review)
Good, but not great.

"Rating Details: The property manager was adequately helpful. The vacation rental was clean. I was very unhappy with the location. I was satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I do not recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: A nice condo. Plenty of room. Bedrooms ..."…"

Reviewed on Aug. 23, 2017

Cozy Condo By The Sea
Cavalier Oceanfront Resort
3.5 out of 5
9415 Hearst Drive, San Simeon, CA
CA $239
per night
Apr 12 - Apr 13
0.15 km from city centre
4.2/5Excellent! (1,341 reviews)

"On site restaurant not great but room, location and reception staff excellent"…"

Reviewed on Mar. 13, 2020

Cavalier Oceanfront Resort
Days Inn by Wyndham San Simeon
2 out of 5
9280 Castillo Dr, San Simeon, CA
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
CA $64
per night
Apr 4 - Apr 5
0.05 km from city centre
3.5/5Good! (1,774 reviews)

"Rooms are comfortable. Needed a printed Direct TV channel lineup, so would know what channels are active to watch."…"

Reviewed on Mar. 4, 2020

Days Inn by Wyndham San Simeon
Ragged Point Inn and Resort
3 out of 5
19019 Highway 1, Ragged Point, San Simeon, CA
CA $281
per night
Apr 6 - Apr 7
25.04 km from city centre
4.4/5Excellent! (411 reviews)

"Beautiful location. No cell service, so great for that getting off the grid feeling. Felt like an oasis. The only thing I would mention is the fire place. It's a gas fire place, but the flame is very low. Would be nice if it had a bit more of an actual fire look, but I would definitely stay at Ragged ..."…"

Reviewed on Mar. 15, 2020

Ragged Point Inn and Resort
Sands by The Sea
2 out of 5
9355 Hearst Dr, San Simeon, CA
CA $97
per night
Apr 5 - Apr 6
0.07 km from city centre
3.8/5Good! (946 reviews)

"This motel was perfect for our one night stay. Clean and beds were comfortable. Loved the outdoor area with fire pits and views of the ocean."…"

Reviewed on Mar. 15, 2020

Sands by The Sea
Motel 6 San Simeon - Hearst Castle Area
2 out of 5
9070 Castillo Drive, San Simeon, CA
Free Cancellation
CA $56
per night
Apr 13 - Apr 14
0.32 km from city centre
3.4/5Good! (1,401 reviews)

"staff was great very friendly. did not like the AD room my own fault. did not ask to change rooms. was quite and clean. have stayed here before and will do it again. great value for the money."…"

Reviewed on Mar. 18, 2020

Motel 6 San Simeon - Hearst Castle Area
Sea Breeze Inn
2 out of 5
9065 Hearst Dr, San Simeon, CA
CA $64
per night
Apr 5 - Apr 6
0.33 km from city centre
3.6/5Good! (1,129 reviews)

"Loved it! Great location - nice sized room - close to beach with lots of tide pools."…"

Reviewed on Apr. 1, 2020

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San Simeon Hotel Guide

When it's time to start planning your Central California escape, you can relax because you'll find an extensive selection of great accommodation options in San Simeon. Expedia has at least 30 hotels within 0.1 kilometres (0.06 miles) of central San Simeon.

Visitors wishing to base themselves centrally in San Simeon, should check out the latest deals at the Best Western Plus Cavalier Oceanfront Resort and The Morgan Hotel San Simeon.

Cambria is an area that is 12 kilometres (7 miles) from the main part of San Simeon and has 19 places to base yourself. Hotel options here include the El Colibri Hotel & Spa and Pelican Inn & Suites.

The San Simeon State Park and the Nitt Witt Ridge also have hotels nearby. The FogCatcher Inn and the Cambria Landing Inn & Suites are near the San Simeon State Park and the The Rigdon House and Fireside Inn on Moonstone Beach are near the Nitt Witt Ridge.

Thrifty travelers rejoice! San Simeon offers a fine selection of keenly priced hotels. The Sea Breeze Inn is 0.3 kilometres (0.2 miles) from the main part of San Simeon, while the Cambria Palms Motel is 8 kilometres (5 miles) away. Other options in the budget range of San Simeon are the Sands by The Sea and the Days Inn San Simeon.

You could investigate the On The Beach Bed & Breakfast and the Cambria Pines Lodge. The On The Beach Bed & Breakfast can be found 30 kilometres (18 miles) from downtown San Simeon. The Cambria Pines Lodge, is situated 8 kilometres (5 miles) away. The Sea Otter Inn and also the Olallieberry Inn B&B are two other recommended accommodation options around San Simeon.

The greater Central California area is definitely worth visiting as well. Central California is marked by valleys and rolling hills. Commonly visited Central California tourist destinations include lighthouses. In this region of United States of America visitors may also enjoy snowboarding and skiing.

55 kilometres (36 miles) to the southeast of San Simeon you will find San Luis Obispo, home to the Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa and Cuesta College. Some of our recommended San Luis Obispo hotels and accommodations are the Madonna Inn and Granada Hotel & Bistro. Alternatively, you could stay in Baywood Park, 45 kilometres (27 miles) to the southeast of San Simeon, where you can pick from the 456 Embarcadero Inn & Suites and Beach Bungalow Inn and Suites. The Morro Coast Audubon Society Sweet Springs Nature Preserve and Elfin Forest Preserve are a couple of the more popular points of interest to see when visiting Baywood Park.

San Luis Obispo County Regional Airport is a practical airport, and is located 60 kilometres (38 miles) from San Simeon. Expedia-listed hotels close to San Luis Obispo County Regional Airport are Courtyard by Marriott San Luis Obispo and Embassy Suites by Hilton San Luis Obispo.

Frequently asked questions

Where is the best place to stay in San Simeon?
J Patrick House Bed and Breakfast Inn is a favorite with Expedia customers. This 3.5-star B&B offers free breakfast and free WiFi. Other top choices based on reviews include Sand Pebbles Inn and Squibb Houses.
If I need to cancel my hotel reservation in San Simeon, will I receive a refund?
Yes, you’ll find most hotel reservations are fully refundable if cancelled before the hotel’s cancellation deadline, which in most cases is within 24 or 48 hours of your scheduled arrival. If you have a non-refundable reservation, you may still be able to cancel and get a refund within 24 hours of booking. Plug in your dates, click on “Search”, then you can filter by “free cancellation” to review the best options available in San Simeon.
Where can I learn more about changing or cancelling my trip to San Simeon?
For additional details about rescheduling or cancelling your trip to San Simeon, head over to our customer service page.
What's the best budget-friendly hotel in San Simeon?
Based on reviews, Cambria Palms Motel is a popular 2-star property for our travelers looking for an economical choice, and features free WiFi and free parking. Other options to stay on the cheap include Cambria Pines Lodge and Pelican Inn & Suites.
What's the best hotel when traveling with kids to San Simeon?
The Rigdon House is a top 3-star hotel on Expedia for families, and features free parking and free breakfast. Other good choices for your stay with the kids include The Morgan Hotel San Simeon and Cambria Shores Inn.
What's the best place to stay for a couple visiting San Simeon?
El Colibri Hotel & Spa is a favorite 3.5-star hotel for couples, and features a full-service spa and a bar. Other good choices for your romantic getaway include FogCatcher Inn and Fireside Inn on Moonstone Beach.
What's the best pet-friendly hotel in San Simeon?
Silver Surf Motel is a top property for people traveling with their pets, and offers a rooftop terrace and laundry facilities for its human guests. Other good choices for you and your pet include Cavalier Oceanfront Resort and Fireside Inn on Moonstone Beach.
What's the best place to stay near Hearst Castle?
Cavalier Oceanfront Resort is one of the top choices for your stay based on our traveler data, and this 3.5-star hotel offers 2 outdoor pools and a restaurant. You’ll find it 5.2 mi (8.3 km) from Hearst Castle. Other good options in the area include San Simeon Lodge and Silver Surf Motel.
What about the best place to stay near Moonstone Beach Park?
One of the top choices for your stay is Little Sur Inn, located next to Moonstone Beach Park, and this hotel offers free breakfast and free WiFi. Moonstone Landing and El Colibri Hotel & Spa are two other good choices in the immediate area.
What's the best place to stay for a beach vacation in San Simeon?
J Patrick House Bed and Breakfast Inn is a top beach hotel with free breakfast and a spa tub. Other good choices for your beach trip include Silver Surf Motel and Little Sur Inn. Spend some quality time by the water at William Randolph Hearst Memorial Beach.
What's the best boutique hotel in San Simeon?
El Colibri Hotel & Spa is a favorite 3.5-star hotel with Expedia travelers looking for a stylish accommodation, and features a bar and a full-service spa. The Rigdon House and FogCatcher Inn are two other options for a boutique stay.
What's the best hotel in San Simeon to be near historical sites?
Based on our travel expertise, San Simeon Lodge is a top property for history buffs booking on Expedia, and features a restaurant and an outdoor pool. Other choices close to historic sites include Bluebird Inn and Oceanpoint Ranch. Also notable landmarks to visit include Hearst Castle, San Simeon Pier, and Piedras Blancas Lighthouse.

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