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Cavalier Oceanfront Resort
Ranked #1 of 10 Hotels in San Simeon
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Alcalali, Spain
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Reviewed 23 June 2014

We spent one night here last week and wished it could have been more. The room was so comfortable with everything we could want including a fire against the evening chill. We ate in the restaurant and luckily we had reserved a table, The meal was excellent as was breakfast next morning.

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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 23 June 2014

We stayed here for 2 nights en route from San Francisco as part of a road trip around California. It is located on one of the most beautiful coastlines in the world, the amazing Pacific Coast Highway. It is a motel style layout, and all the rooms are very near to the beachfront. Check-in was smooth and the staff were all helpful and friendly. The room was well equipped, with a fridge,an excellent coffee and tea maker and plenty of space. The restaurant is interesting - the food was very good but the staff left something to be desired.... in the main they did not appear interested or attentive. The menu was varied and reasonable - we ate breakfast and dinner here. One downside was that there was no bar / lounge - you could get a drink in the restaurant but there is nowhere to sit and enjoy a drink. The beach fire pits were good but there wasn't really anywhere to go and buy drinks from, to sit there with. The hotel is a bit remote - there is nowhere else to walk to, and the nearby shopping mall was all shut down. But in the end it didn't matter as the ocean is so beautiful. The elephant seals were very nearby and we spent ages just watching them, and the waves.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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MILTON
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Reviewed 23 June 2014

Check in staff advised that we were being upgraded to a unit with a fireplace....however it turns out it was above the laundry facilities and not a upgrade by any means. hotel is dated, smelled like smoke. All in all a disappointment for a supposedly ocean view hotel.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 22 June 2014

Stopped here travelling up from LA to Napa Valley. Great location with beautiful ocean view. Service was great - hotel forwarded a lost shirt to Las Vegas(sadly on arrival, it was not the shirt we actually lost, but the gesture was appreciated). The beach fires were a great touch, and the rooms very well equipped.

Room Tip: There are rooms with ocean views which are probably a little nicer to look out from
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Blackstone, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 22 June 2014

My wife and I stayed here one night on our way to see Hearst Castle. Location is great to visit Hearst Castle which is just a couple miles down the road. We selected the ocean view rooms which had a great view of the Pacific. Overall the room was nice and sleeping was very comfortable. We had two chairs in our room with a small fireplace. The facility has two small pools but with the cool weather we did not use them. At night the hotel sets up fire pits to enjoy the sunset and the Pacific nights. I was very surprised that the hotel had provided a bottle of champagne for my wife's birthday. That was an unexpected nice touch.

The hotel has an adjoining restaurant that serve's good food. Not fine dining and a little expensive for what you get but your options in the area are very limited. Very convenient.

I would definitely stay here again and recommend if you are in the area.

Room Tip: Second Floor Ocean View
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 22 June 2014

Found trash and old apple under the bed. Light fixture was broken hanging from the electrical wire. Bathtub/ shower did not drain. No air conditioning, room was hot. Unable to open drapes so one window was not able to get air into room. We quit staying at Best Western hotels 30+ years ago and Will definitely not stay at Best Western hotels in the future either Personnel were pleasant and knowledgeable. Beds were comfortable..

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 21 June 2014

Excellent Hotel for a few nights stay, clean comfortable great pillows! Queen size beds are true queen size, fire pits on the beack are lit each evening bring marshmallows for smores and chat with the tourists ours were from Finland. ask for a room on the second floor though otherwise you will hear the stomp stomp if you are unlucky like us and get the room under the stairs( only two levels) also request the ocean view, you will sleep like a baby! avoid the Cavalier restaurant though, the music or shall I say muzak reminded me of a nursing home-too bad because the food was good...go to town just a few miles away to the Sows Ear, blue indigo, Linns or Sea Chest(cash only on the beach) it was fun and locals go their repeatedly, it was good but not amazing as others say...lobster pot pie at sows ear was very tasty and the lamb was the best I ever had! avoid the hamburger at Hearst Castle, I do not believe this is grass fed Hearst beef it was awful! Do go to see the elephant seals it was the best!!! and wear sneakers if you walk on moonstone beach...ouchy!! otherwise too many stones and rocks but fun to collect!

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
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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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