I was looking for an inexpensive hotel near Hearst Castle.
San Simeon Lodge is just that; do not come here expecting more. For one night it is perfect. The hotel offers free parking; there is a heated pool and a restaurant. Our room was spacious and our beds very comfortable, no complaints there. The only issue I had was that there are no A/C in the rooms!! What??!! Yes, no A/C’s… Granted it was a bit chilly outside in the middle of June! But I do not enjoy sleeping with my windows open as the Front Desk employees suggested I did. So they offered to bring me a small electric fan to my room, which I really appreciated.
The hotel is located right on US-1 highway, across from the beach. Our room was facing the beach, but we could not enjoy the view due to heavy fog during our stay. Breakfast is not included, and the prices in the restaurant were too expensive for us. Instead we decided to go to a hotel next door that offered a buffet breakfast for $5.99. Also, there are no elevators. This would be an issue if you have back problems, heavy bags or difficulty walking up stairs. Overall for a one night stay this hotel is ok.More
- Free Wifi
- Free Parking