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Courtesy Inn San Simeon
Ranked #8 of 10 Hotels in San Simeon
Market Drayton, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“X Files”
Reviewed 4 November 2013

I stayed here in May 2013 - it was part of my dream holiday to California.
I wanted a motel that I could park the car in front of the room, that had an ice machine for patrons use and looked like the ones that Mulder and Scully use in the X Files.

This was it and more!

Very comfortable room, soft beds, sitting area and views to the ocean. There was an indoor swimming pool too, but I chose the beach. It was also very quiet, I didn't hear other residents or traffic at all.

Restaurants and small shop next door. Restaurant very good. Excellent food and quite reasonably priced.
Hearst Castle close by as was the main reason for my trip The Pacific Coast Highway!

I would definitely stay again.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled solo
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 23 October 2013

We stayed here 2 nights.
The first night was pretty busy and on the weekend, so the rate was higher, but still reasonable.
The second was midweek, and booked on line and was a great rate.
Both times the room was clean and comfortable, if a little dated. For a short stay it's great, and is very handy for Hearst Castle and the elephant seal sanctuary. We had a view from the room both nights.
I would recommend if you can get for 50 to 90 dollars.

Room Tip: Upper floor, sea view.
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Topanga, CA
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Reviewed 17 October 2013

My husband and I stayed here last weekend while visiting Hearst Castle in San Simeon. The proximity to the venue and the closeness to the beach + price made it a good choice, however, the place itself is okay but nothing more, we thought. They do have a pool/Jacuzzi that we didn't try out as they didn't look too-too inviting. The service was friendly. We opted for breakfast elsewhere, so I'm unsure if their 7-dollar 'breakie' is acceptable ... We liked that it was only about a 3-minute drive to the parking lot of the visitor center at Hearst Castle.

Room Tip: They're all about the same from what I could see.
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 5 October 2013

We were a little worried about this one but it was great, clean, fast and friendly check in, no breakfast available despite advert. The location was fantastic and the price exceptional having tried further up in Big Sue which was at least triple the cost. There is a restaurant next door and this was really good value and lovely meal. Highly recommend this.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
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New York
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Reviewed 28 August 2013

This was a good place to spend a night before going to Hearst Castle. The room was pretty cheap and was large and clean. It had two beds, one of which was more comfortable than the other but both were fine. The staff was courteous and got us checked in quickly. It's only a 5 minute drive to the castle but so is every other hotel in the town.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Esbjerg, Denmark
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201 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 August 2013

We spent one night here on our trip along the coast. Service and rooms were fine. Have nothing negative at all to say about the hotel. Fine place to spend the night and move on the next day.
We decided to take the drive down to Pismo Beach Outlet - as we didnt know what else to do there.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Bellflower, California
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Reviewed 14 August 2013

Pros: The room was very clean, as was the pool and pool area. The room was bigger than expected with a refrigerator. The staff was very nice.

Cons: The room wasn't ready when we arrived (we made a reservation 6+ hours before we arrived), but it was finished within 10 minutes of our arrival. There are little details that would make the property better: The coverings on the landings and walkways were a little beat up, the cover on heating light in the bathroom was missing so you could see the "works" of the light fixture, the sheets were a bit thin.

The price was very reasonable and, most importantly, it was clean and comfortable. Would stay here again.

Room Tip: Don't stay on the first floor: It is an older property and we had to remind our kids to tip toe...
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Property: Courtesy Inn San Simeon
Address: 9450 Castillo Dr, San Simeon, CA 93452-9727
Region: United States > California > San Luis Obispo County > San Simeon
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #8 of 10 Hotels in San Simeon
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Courtesy Inn San Simeon 2*
Number of rooms: 61
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