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Cavalier Oceanfront Resort
Ranked #1 of 10 Hotels in San Simeon
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 21 July 2014

We enjoy the Cavalier when traveling with our dogs - doggie towels and travel "poop bags" are just 2 of the nice things they provide for our pets. Walking lanes, a beautiful view and beach, comfortable lodging, outdoor fireplaces, and convenient access to the Central Coast wineries make this an ideal choice for us and our pooch-loving friends when enjoying a CA wine-tasting adventure together.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 21 July 2014 via mobile

I book this motel every year not for me but for my two dogs. We have a wonderful pet friendly vacation. They can run on the beach. The fireplaces are wonderful for those chilly evenings. The refrigerators great for keeping the picnic items fresh. Pick up stations a great addition. Give your pets a vacation of a lifetime! Thank you Best Western!

Stayed: July 2014, travelled with friends
1  Thank Rob D
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Reviewed 21 July 2014

Hotel was located on a beautiful scenery. Right beside the beach. There were tons of sea life we could spot right beside the shore. Loved that the hotel was pet friendly, that it had a trail for me to walk my dog at. Rooms were nice. We had the room with the 3 beds. My husband and I had the 3rd bed in a separate room, the bed was a little to firm for me. However, loved the hotel. Would defiantly recommend to others.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with family
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1  Thank Grace J
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Reviewed 21 July 2014

When booking a hotel room on-line, you're often left wondering if you made the right decision. From the moment we walked into our room, we knew we had made the right decision. With an amazing view of the ocean, we watched dolphins frolic every afternoon, we enjoyed a fireplace in our room while the hotel also had 3 large outdoor fireplaces and beautiful grounds to enjoy. This was the perfect place to enjoy our honeymoon.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Jill O
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Reviewed 20 July 2014

We visited Hearst Castle in San Simeon last month during our California Hwy #1 road trip. We needed an overnight stay so we could catch the first morning tour. We picked Best Western because it's the more "well-known" chain among the very few inns and motels in San Simeon.

I won't consider this as a "Resort" as its name indicates. It's a typical roadside Best Western Motel with rooms spread out on 2 storeys. There's no elevator. Rooms on 2nd Floor are accessible by stairs. A small swimming pool is located at the end of the driveway/parking lot. There's a small guest laundry (2 washers and 2 dryers) at the back of the building which was another reason why we picked this property.

Our bedroom had simple design and basic amenities. It was clean but showed its age. The rate of US$180+tax per night seemed a bit high for what we received, but then there's not much choice if you want to stay in San Simeon.

The on-site family restaurant, Cavalier, was very crowded in the evening (I didn't see any other restaurant in the area). It's best to book a table in advance. Menu offering, food quality and service was average. We ordered take out breakfast (coffee and muffins) from the restaurant as we rushed our way to Hearst Castle the next morning.

The best part of this property is its ocean view. It's right next to a beach overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Nice place to watch sunsets. Other than that, it's just a typical motel. Don't expect too much.

Room Tip: 2nd Floor rooms are only accessible by stairs. There's no elevator. I won't spend more money...
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  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 20 July 2014

Booked this hotel to break up the drive down highway 1. Very close to Hearst Castle allowing us to fit in a tour before a freindly late check-in. Room was spacious enough with good facilities. Used the local diner and sat out at one of the fire pits, chatting to some of the others on their travels. Very close to the beach for a morning stroll.

Stayed: July 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 19 July 2014

only one night at this unforgettable hotel, in front of the ocean with a fantastic view. during the night we could hear the waves in the total silence. with swimming pool and hot water spa. elegant rooms, fascinating atmosphere.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Cavalier Oceanfront Resort

Address: 9415 Hearst Drive, San Simeon, CA 93452-9724 (Formerly BEST WESTERN PLUS Cavalier Oceanfront Resort)
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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: £107 - £214 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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Best Western Plus Cavalier Oceanfront Hotel San Simeon
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