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“Excellent choice in San Simeon”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Sea Breeze Inn

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Sea Breeze Inn
Ranked #3 of 10 Hotels in San Simeon
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“Excellent choice in San Simeon”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2011

We stayed one night here on our Big Sur trip. We didn't regret our choice. The room was large, immaculately clean and very nicely decorated. We had a good view of the ocean.

The price we paid for four of us was amazingly low. From here we were able to easily visit the elephant seal colony and then continue on our journey.

The included breakfast was nothing to write home about but was OK.

There are not a lot of dining options in San Simeon though. And we thought we might visit the castle but it is incredibly expensive for a family. You can't just pay a small amount and walk around like most museums. It was going to cost us more than $75 for our family of four. That's too much for what is essentially a visit to a museum.

So that's a resounding yes to the Sea Breeze Inn. They even let us swim (in winter) in the indoor heated pool of their sister motel across the road.

  • Stayed December 2011
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2011

It is ok for a stop over during the pacific coastal highway trip , but on it's own or as a stay -over for weekend etc... it will definetely be poor... If you want to stay one night to crash somewhere safe and clean, it will work for you.

Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2011

First let me say, we were trying to find a budget friendly place to sleep for 2 nights during our visit for myself, husband and 7 year old child The rooms were small, walls were filthy - it appeared as if someone smeared stuff all over the walls. There were plumbing issues, when the room above us flushed their toilet, our bath tub would fill up with water. The bathtub didn't drain well at all, and the walls were very thin. We could hear the couple above us "rolling in the hay" so to speak...Our rooms was at the end on the bottom floor. If the rooms had a good cleaning and the plumbing issues and sound resolved, it would be a OK place to stay in a pinch.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2011

What a wonderful stop over for my grand daughter and myself, for our stopover at Hearst Castle. They were extremely nice and helpful with directions. The rooms were great, with nice firm beds. All rooms have widows that open to the ocean (in the distance). We went to sleep listening to the waves. The continental breakfast was fine... rolls, juice and coffee, just what one would expect. Thanks for the warm welcome and nice stay.
Tom Conway
Westlake Village, CA

Room Tip: I prefer upstairs so i do not hear foot steps at night. There is no elevator.
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  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2011

While traveling down California Highway 1 we decided to stop in San Simeon to see Hearst Castle. Needing a place to spend the night I reserved a room at the Sea Breeze Inn. Frankly I was looking for a hotel that was as inexpensive as possible. I didn't expect much. I was pleasantly surprised. We stayed in a King room on the second floor (sorry but there was no elevator). The room was spacious and very well appointed. It was clean and well maintained. An excellent value for the price. I would recommend the Sea Breeze to any friends passing this way.

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  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2011

I booked the reservation at Sea Breeze Inn after looking at many hotels online in the area. There were 4 of us - all seniors. We went for the weekend. We loved the view, the short walk down to the beach and the short walk to some great restaurants. The price was great as well! The manager was so friendly and helpful - (she always greeted us with a big smile). She said we could bring our wine to the hotel patio and just kick back, relax and enjoy the ocean breeze. Wonderful!! The rooms were clean and comfortable. All four of us will recommend the Sea Breeze Inn to our friends and family.

Room Tip: I only saw the room we were in, but I believe all of them are probably just as nice.
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  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with friends
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2011

I'm of the belief that if you don't have something nice to say, don't say anything at all. But Sea Breeze management really needs to step up their game because the rooms are not cheap but the experience certainly is. Rooms are dilapidated and not maintained, towels are like sand-paper, walls and ceiling are paper thin, and hospitality was sorely lacking.

Look, I'm willing to forgo comfort to save a buck but the rate was WAY too high for this sad hotel. I hate to say it but you should look elsewhere until this hotel can get it together.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
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Property: Sea Breeze Inn
Address: 9065 Hearst Dr, San Simeon, CA 93452-9723
Region: United States > California > San Luis Obispo County > San Simeon
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 10 Hotels in San Simeon
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Sea Breeze Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 26
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