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Cavalier Oceanfront Resort
Ranked #1 of 10 Hotels in San Simeon
Certificate of Excellence
Lancaster, United States
1 review
“Room With A View”
Reviewed 21 November 2013

The Best Western Cavalier is about the best deal going for quality and view. The rooms are spacious and comfortable (recently remodeled) and you can't beat the location and views. It is the only place to stay in San Simeon.

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Reviewed 20 November 2013

It had been over 20 years since my last visit and they are as friendly and accommodating now as they were in the past. I was very impressed to open up the Hotel Guest book and find that the family owned property identified people that have been there for years. Where is this industry to you see people who have been in the same hospitality location for 35+ years. One can tell that the staff family is treated well and it shows. The property is right on the ocean and when you open the sliding doors onto a patio or deck you hear the sound of the ocean. With the fire place in the room you can fall asleep to a burning fire and the sound of the waves. The rooms are well maintained, bed and linen are very comfy and high quality. The rooms are equipped with robes, iron, mini bar as well as guest robes. The room was ocean view with wood burning fireplace and great flat screenTV. This was a birthday visit so when we arrived there was a chilled bottle of bubbly awaiting and not COOKS, thank goodness. In the evening there are fire pits lit where you can sit and enjoy the sound of the ocean. A little bit chilly for me so I could enjoy them from the room and next to my own fire in the fireplace. There is an area of rooms called the Terrace and on my last visit that is where my room was located. They are more expensive, but worth the additional charge to be in a room right over the ocean. Suggest you splurge although this room was also comfy and cozy. There is a main area of the hotel and I am uncertain what view they have but I would suggest at the least requesting Ocean view. My room was overlooking the pool and I noticed that there were chairs to permit disabled access to the pool and the spa. I think that is great and often overlooked. If there is any criticism I have it is the restaurant. The seating is tight, chairs much like office side chairs and not very comfortable. Food was just ok and not inexpensive. There are just too many other choices for dinning although there is room service from the restaurant if you have a late arrival and are pooped.

Room Tip: The Terrace rooms are right over the ocean and worth the splurge. Ocean view rooms are nice as well...
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 18 November 2013

This hotel was recommended to me as a place to relax and enjoy the scenery, and it was exactly as represented. The staff was very friendly and went out of their way to make my wife's birthday weekend special. Watching the sunset while gazing at the waves crash against the beach, all from the comfort of my room created an unforgettable memory. Stroll along the hotel property as well as on the beach, as the hotel is right on the waterfront, added to the relaxing weekend. The room was very clean and comfortable. On a brisk fall evening, the fireplace in the room, made the room very cozy. Lots of thought and detail was put into the room to ensure that guest(s) are well taken care of during a stay at the hotel. This is a place that I definetly plan to return to for the tranquility and beauty that is so simply combined during a stay at this hotel.

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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed 17 November 2013

A relaxed and peaceful hotel right on the water. Perfect place for an overnight stop-over when driving down the west coast. Friendly staff, large hotel room (we stayed in a king room), free wifi, gym and the fire pits near the water were great to sit at and enjoy a beer while watching the sunrise. Would definitely recommend.

Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Turlock, California, United States
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Reviewed 15 November 2013

We stayed in a king room with an ocean view and fireplace. The room was newly carpeted, with a beautiful view and was very comfortable. The evening fires that are lit by the beach were an excellent touch. We stayed 2 nights and were very, very happy.

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Santa Barbara, United States
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Reviewed 14 November 2013

This hotel was cozy and clean for a good price. A refrigerator would have been nice, but the in-room fireplace and really comfy king sized bed were great. Beautiful location right at the beach. There were fireplaces on the beach provided by the hotel with chairs around them that they kept lit until 11:30 for guests to enjoy, which was a nice touch. We didn't eat at the hotel, but there was room service and a restaurant offered. Only 2-3 miles up the road were some ocean from restaurants that all looked great.

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Antioch, Illinois
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Reviewed 14 November 2013

This hotel is right on the beach in San Simeon, just a few minutes from the Hearst Castle. At night there are bonfires on the beach and during the day the views on the beach are incredible.

We had three people, so our room had two beds - one a king, the other a queen, plus there was a small sitting area and desk. The beds were comfortable and the room and bathroom were both spacious and clean. The staff was very friendly and helpful.

Our room was on the second floor, there are exterior doors and no elevators, so if you need ground floor access let them know when you book otherwise you'll need ot be able to carry your bags up a flight of stairs.

This is a nice hotel, but the location tips it over the top. Would definitely stay again.

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Additional Information about Cavalier Oceanfront Resort

Property: Cavalier Oceanfront Resort
Address: 9415 Hearst Drive, San Simeon, CA 93452-9724 (Formerly BEST WESTERN PLUS Cavalier Oceanfront Resort)
Region: United States > California > San Luis Obispo County > San Simeon
Amenities:
Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 On the Beach Hotel in San Simeon
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Cavalier Oceanfront Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 90
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Full-service hotel, the only oceanfront resort property in San Simeon, situated 3 miles south of Hearst Castle. ... more   less 
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