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“Great location” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Cavalier Oceanfront Resort
Ranked #1 of 10 Hotels in San Simeon
Certificate of Excellence
Camarillo, United States
1 review
“Great location”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2014

Loved the location and the amenities of this hotel. The dog friendly attitude was awesome. My only complaint is that the rooms are outdated. Felt like an old Best Western inside with old green carpet and old furnishings

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
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  • Cleanliness
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San Francisco, United States
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2014

Nice sea side hotel in San Simeon, very close to Hearst Castle. Would have earned a 5 star rating if the hotel would install air condition in the room. Without air condition, you need to open the windows the whole night and be susceptible to noise problem.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2014

We love this hotel and stayed on the second floor of the building closest to the beach. Beautiful view! We enjoyed the fireplace too. The room service was not good - food was good but the man who delivered it, just say the tray down and left without setting up the food. Strange.

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England
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24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2014

I was determined when booking this hotel that I would be able to see the sea and I certainly wasn't disappointed! We had Ocean Front rooms which were literally ten feet from the beach. I can't praise the rooms enough. So huge, somewhere to sit, a desk, a fire, an abundance of drinks , snacks and toiletries. Huge comfortable bed. Very clean and cosy. Going to sleep listening to the waves crash the shore. A nice seaview patio with comfortable chairs.

Breakfast in the sunny restaurant were delicious as was the amazing lunch we enjoyed here.

Staff were very helpful, friendly and efficient.

Then there are the amazing views over the beach to watch the stunning sunsets and pelicans flying overhead.

In an ideal situation for visiting Cambria and Hearst Castle.

I do hope one day I am able to return.

Room Tip: Ocean Front every time!
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Northampton, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2014

My wife and I have just returned to England after a wonderful month spent touring and staying in hotels in California. Most if not all of the hotels we stayed at were predictably first class but one or two were just fabulous - The Best Western, San Simeon being one of those.

For a stay in any hotel to reach '5 stars' the overall experience needs to be complete and the hotel staff we met were superb with nothing being too much trouble. I have singled out some individuals here for praise as they worked so hard to ensure that we had a great stay, these are as follows:-
Savanna and Anne in hotel reception:-
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Savanna and Anne are part of the hotel reception team and my wife and I found them both to be so professional, courteous and so keen to ensure that our stay was a memorable one - thank you both for all that you did for us to ensure this was the case.
They both really do need recognition and praise for what they do in also looking after their guests.
Those who my wife and I had the pleasure to meet were as follows:-

Joe - Restaurant manager:-
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Thank you so much Joe for your couteous, professional approach you really did look after us so well every evening and my wife and I both send our very best wishes to you and thanks for looking after us in the way you did. Thanks for the lovely wines, beer and food!!

The hotel itself is ideally located for those wishing to enjoy the beach as well as taking in the lovel sights along the '1'.

I encourage you to stay at this hotel so that you to can appreciate why I think this hotel and it's staff are simply outstanding. This is perhaps one of the best hotels we've every stayed in but don't take my word for it - go stay there. You won't be dissapointed!!

Room Tip: Requests are always considered. Great views of the sea front!!
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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West Covina, California
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2014

What a wonderful experience. Stayed 3 nights, June 4-7 in an ocean view room. The balcony with rocking chairs was such a nice surprise. Watched whales go by with breakfast one morning...what a wonderful view! Great amenities (binoculars & robes), nice fireplace, helpful and friendly staff! The Cavalier restaurant had very good food and great service. They even split our breakfast one morning prior to serving it. We will definitely be back one day...hopefully soon.

Room Tip: Choose an upstairs balcony room with ocean view....can't beat it
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Alta Loma, United States
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2014

Quality experience with a front row seat overlooking the Pacific Ocean. The rooms are wonderful and cozy. We always plan our California Highway 1 trips around the Best Western PLUS Cavalier Oceanfront Resort, San Simeon, CA.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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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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Also Known As:
Best Western Plus Cavalier Oceanfront Hotel San Simeon
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