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“Great location and great place to stay!”
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Silver Surf Motel
Ranked #5 of 10 Hotels in San Simeon
Santa Clara, California
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“Great location and great place to stay!”
Reviewed 22 July 2014

We recently stayed at the Silver Surf Motel in San Simeon. I didn't know what to expect, since you read so many different reviews. My family and I were pleasantly surprised. We searched for a place where we could stay with our dog, and this one came up. When we arrived in our room we were happy to see how great it was. The rooms were clean!! Beds were comfortable. Bathrooms are clean! You have a refrigerator and microwave in your room too! There were 4 of us in the room, plus my dog, and we all had plenty of room, not like some places where you are all crammed unable to move around. I highly recommend if you want to stay in San Simeon. You are a hop, skip and a jump away from Hearst Castle and the beach, and just a few miles from Cambria!!

Room Tip: Not sure if it would work to be closer to the office. The wifi is a bit unstable farther back.
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 21 July 2014

Impatient front desk. No breakfast. Overpriced.

The worst part is that the rooms are not soundproofing at all. I got a call at midnight from a lady in the room downstairs saying her patient had reached limit, and she asked me to stop walking around in the room. I feel sorry for her as well as for myself. I honestly don't know I can piss off someone by just walking around in my room.

Room Tip: go elsewhere
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Travellers are raving about these San Simeon hotels

Los Angeles, California
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 July 2014 via mobile

Rude unhelpful front desk staff
Clogged sink low water pressure smelly rooms filthy pool
And spa
Staff cares less all they want to do is not be bothered
We were a half hour short of the3 pm check in and the place was empty room doors all open and beds made we had to come back
Please spare your self of a bad experience

Stayed July 2014
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1 Thank Marcus E
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Los Angeles, California
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23 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 July 2014

This review is detailed since it I found it very helpful when others were detailed in their reviews. Made reservation thru price-line. The location was great since the motel is near the Hearst Castle and the area to view the Elephant Seals. The key works different than any other I have ever had. You need to rub it against door lock area. Another guest helped us…the woman in the lobby never mentioned anything about how the key functions. Room was not large with a king bed but had a small microwave, refrigerator, coffee maker and sitting area. Bathroom sink was plugged when we arrived but after a call to lobby someone came and fixed right away. Bathroom has small but adequate shower and vanity. Bathroom was clean with adequate towels. There was a long metal heater ?? not sure what it was but it was extremely dusty so we did not turn it on. Air in room was very stuffy. You can open the one window but it is very close to the bed. You can purchase a very decent breakfast at the lobby for $7 with the restaurant two buildings away. I would consider staying here again but I would hope that some type of device would be in the room to circulate the air. When checking out, a patron was returning a fan he borrowed so he must have encountered same issue.

Room Tip: ask about fan or air conditioner
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with friends
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Port Hueneme, California
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8 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 July 2014

This motel is overpriced for what you get. The new renovations are not up to par (plastic left on the lamp shades, clock, etc). Bathrooms were not renovated at all and toilets are from a decade unknown. The walls are paper thin. We did not sleep at all due to noise. There is no Wifi and the tv is fuzzy (the cable itself is fuzzy, not the actual tv). There isn't even a hair dryer. We will not be staying here again.

Room Tip: Don't pick a room on the end near the stairs!
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Oslo, Norway
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Reviewed 15 July 2014

Came in late and stayed for one night. The rooms were clean and comfortable and very good service at front desk. The rate is very reasonable and it's very comfortable and quiet.
All equipments worked well and it was a very good standard to be a motel.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Winnipeg, Manitoba
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 July 2014

Very convenient to Hearst Castle and the Elephant Sea Lion viewing. DO NOT miss the Sea Lions. It is amazing! The beds are comfy. Bathroom is very tight. Slight musty smell. The indoor pool was filthy - wouldn't go in. Good value for San Simeon if you are only spending one night.

Room Tip: Chose the upper floor for more privacy as the only window in the place is in the bathroom and you ca...
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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Property: Silver Surf Motel
Address: 9390 Castillo Dr, San Simeon, CA 93452-9727
Region: United States > California > San Luis Obispo County > San Simeon
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Spa Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in San Simeon
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Silver Surf Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 72
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