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Quality Inn San Simeon
Ranked #9 of 10 Hotels in San Simeon
Reviewed 5 July 2013

We booked ahead because we were afraid of not finding a room after driving down Route 1. To guarantee the room we gave the hotel our credit card. Big mistake. When we arrived we were very unimpressed with the outside of the hotel, especially compared to other hotels in San Simeon. After asking to see the room, we decided to stay elsewhere but couldn't because our card would be charged even though we didn't stay. So we spent the night in a very poor representative of the Quality Inn chain. This hotel has major problems. Here are a few. The only access to the front wing of the hotel on the first floor other than the lobby is locked and cannot be accessed with your room key. The access door on the 2nd floor is unlocked and can't be locked providing anyone free access to hotel rooms. The gate to the pool is unsecured and anyone, including anyone (like a small child) access to the pool area. The shower drain didn't drain very well. There is ceiling fan which made the room very stuffy since there is no AC. The breakfast area is tiny and the breakfast offerings were minimal at best. There are far better alternatives in San Simeon for you.

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 4 July 2013

Our room was on the first floor and looked on to the courtyard. The room was large and clean. We were missing a few towels so we found a staff member and asked if we could have a few more, they were very helpful and delivered our clean towels to the room. The hotel was only a short walk across the highway to the beach which was great! The only things that needs much improvement are the pool and the breakfast room. The pool was said to be heated... it wasn't and it was very dirty. The location of the pool was nice and the fire pit was great but the cleanliness of it wasn't. Quality Inn has a continental breakfast but the room only had about 5 tables seating three or four, Which sounds okay but when you have 8 families in the room at once it isn't a pleasant experience. Overall, I was very happy with the room and service.

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled with family
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2  Thank Brittany G
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Reviewed 1 July 2013

This hotel was listed as a 4 star, but NO WAY did it meet that quality. When you walked into the room, the tile was all chipped, every time someone walked down the hall, even rooms away, you could hear every foot step. In the morning, the seal around the door was so bad, you could see the shadow of people walking by come into your room!! Not that clean, nite staff friendly when we checked in. I wouldn't give this place more than 2 stars. Breakfast much lacking.

Room Tip: Find another hotel in San Simeon if you want a good nite's sleep.
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  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled with family
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1  Thank Christie E
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Reviewed 6 June 2013

Although this hotel is older, we were pleasantly surprised with the nice rooms and cleanliness. Our room was on the second floor on the front. There was a bit of noise from Highway 1, but that was ok, because we had a view of the Pacific. The lady at the front desk was friendly and helpful. It was a short walk down to the coast. We would visit this hotel if ever in the area again.

Room Tip: If you want quiet, ask for the back building. It is away from the street and has a lovely little co...
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  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank skm8661
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Reviewed 7 May 2013

We had the Hearst Castle special two night package. It included two tickets to Hearst Castle and two dinners. The meal at the hotel restaurant was very good and exceeded out expectations. The staff were very friendly and very helpful.

  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 24 April 2013

After driving for 6 hours and enjoying the terrific scenery along highway 1 we needed a place to hang our hats for the night. Came across this little area with hotels, shops and restaurants and chose the Quality Inn. Great choice. What a choice, what with a very friendly receptionist, a lovely modern room with a king bed and plush bedding, free wireless internet, a pool, a jacuzzi and even free breakfast.All that and in a peaceful quiet area with the sounds of birds and just about nothing else. We couldn't go wrong and we didn't. You wont go wrong here and you wont be disappointed. A definite gem and we would stay here again.

Room Tip: Dont really matter, its only two floors and its so peaceful anyway.
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  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank AlabamaRon
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Reviewed 22 April 2013

Quality inns are usually mid level trending to low level hotels. I was surprised that the room was decent and didn't smell bad. I got a room in the front wing so cant vouch for the rear one. Free continental breakfast was also unexpected. Just toast, fruit and waffles so no big deal but when you have kids, a free breakfast that they can pick out is always a winner.
The attached restaurant was a winner. Better than most that are attached to hotels. A bit pricey for what it was and if you like simple fare your going to hate it. The chef is one of those creative guys. My kids didn't like it but the wife and I thought it pretty good.
Id stay here again next time I visit Hearst Castle.

Room Tip: I can only say that the front wing which is attached to the entrance has been occupied by myself so...
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  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Quality Inn San Simeon

Address: 9260 Castillo Dr, San Simeon, CA 93452-9748 (Formerly El Rey Garden Inn)
Region: United States > California > San Luis Obispo County > San Simeon
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 10 Hotels in San Simeon
Price Range: £49 - £136 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Quality Inn San Simeon 2.5*
Number of rooms: 56
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located on the Central Coast midway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, at the would famous Hearst Castle, is the Quality Inn San Simeon. Guests can enjoy a day of touring the castle, wine tasting, the quaint town of Cambria, restaurants and shopping while staying in our spacious, clean, and comfortable rooms. Just off scenic Pacific Coast Highway 1, our fun and friendly staff is ready to help with your next California beach vacation! ... more   less 
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