San Simeon Lodge

San Simeon , , 9520 Castillo Drive (Show on Map)


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Info Situated a mere block from the picturesque San Simeon Beach, San Simeon Lodge provides an idyllic and tranquil retreat for guests seeking relaxation and rejuvenation. The lodge features a full-service restaurant with ocean views from every table, offering breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as a lively bar hosting entertaining weekend events and enticing happy hour deals. Guests can enjoy a variety of amenities, such as an outdoor heated pool, pet-friendly accommodations, complimentary Wi-Fi, a public computer, an espresso bar, and both indoor and outdoor dining options. The lodge also caters to health and wellness needs with its fitness room. Four distinct room types are available, all equipped with modern conveniences, making it an ideal choice for guests seeking beach proximity, a pool or free Wi-Fi. The lodge's location near local attractions like La Terraza Mexican Grill offers ample opportunities for exploration and unique experiences.
Summary of reviewsSan Simeon Lodge is a great choice for those traveling along the central coastline. The hotel's prime location offers excellent proximity to the ocean and popular activities and attractions, including Hearst Castle and Elephant Seal Beach. The on-site restaurant and mini-mart provide added convenience. While breakfast is not included in the room rate, the restaurant offers a variety of delicious options at good value. The restaurant and bar received mixed reviews, but the enormous portions and karaoke on Saturdays add some fun to the evenings. The rooms are generally comfortable and clean, although some may need renovation. The staff is friendly and helpful with Luis receiving special mention. The outdoor heated pool is well-maintained and offers a refreshing dip during hot summer days. The hotel's proximity to the beach is a major highlight with guests raving about the excellent beach access and incredible proximity to the ocean. While the beds received mixed reviews, guests can still expect comfortable stays at San Simeon Lodge. Overall, guests appreciate the great facilities, friendly staff and convenient location of San Simeon Lodge.
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Room Types
King Room with Ocean View Located on the second floor, this room offers an ocean view, a coffee machine, a refrigerator, ironing facilities, a hair dryer, and a flat screen TV with cable and satellite channels.

Queen Room with Two Queen Beds This spacious room offers views of the courtyard and pool, a coffee machine, a refrigerator, ironing facilities, a hair dryer, and a flat screen TV with cable and satellite channels.

King Room with Courtyard View This spacious room offers views of the courtyard and pool from the patio or balcony, a coffee machine, a refrigerator, ironing facilities, a hair dryer, and a flat screen TV with cable and satellite channels.

Family Suite The unit offers 3 beds.

Queen Room with Sea View The unit has 2 beds.

Queen Room with Sea View The unit has 2 beds.

About San Simeon LodgeNestled just a block away from the picturesque San Simeon Beach, San Simeon Lodge offers visitors an idyllic and serene setting for relaxation and rejuvenation. The lodge features a full-service restaurant, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, along with a lively bar that hosts entertaining weekend events and provides enticing happy hour deals. With ocean views from every table, the restaurant delights guests with its diverse menu of exquisite appetizers, satisfying main courses and delicious desserts. Known for its premium steaks, seafood and extensive wine selection, the dining experience at San Simeon Lodge is truly memorable.

San Simeon Lodge boasts a wide array of amenities to ensure a comfortable stay for its guests. Among these are an outdoor heated pool, pet-friendly accommodations (with applicable fees), complimentary Wi-Fi, a public computer and an espresso bar. The lodge also offers both indoor and outdoor dining options, allowing guests to soak in the refreshing ocean breeze during their meals. With the added convenience of a fitness room, San Simeon Lodge caters to guests' health and wellness needs.

The lodge presents four distinct room types, all of which are equipped with a coffee maker, mini-fridge, iron and ironing board, premium TV channels, complimentary Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs. For visitors seeking proximity to the beach, a pool or free Wi-Fi, San Simeon Lodge has the perfect accommodations to suit their needs. Moreover, the lodge is located near various local attractions, including La Terraza Mexican Grill, providing guests with ample opportunities to explore the area and indulge in unique experiences.
Guest Reviews
7.6
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Location
San Simeon Lodge is situated in a fantastic location for those traveling along the central coastline. Guests have raved about the proximity to the ocean with some even having breathtaking views of the sea from their rooms. The hotel is conveniently located near popular activities and attractions, including Hearst Castle and Elephant Seal Beach. Plus, there's a restaurant and mini-mart on-site for added convenience. Whether you're taking a break from a long drive or looking for a nice spot to stay and explore, San Simeon Lodge's prime location makes it an excellent choice for your next trip.

Breakfast
The San Simeon Lodge offers a variety of breakfast options for guests. While some were disappointed that breakfast was not included in the room rate, others found the restaurant on site to be very convenient and enjoyable. Many praised the quality of the food with some even calling it delicious and abundant. The breakfast burrito in particular received high compliments. The restaurant also offered good value for those who purchased breakfast. However, a few guests thought that breakfast could be improved or should be complimentary. Overall, guests seemed satisfied with the lodge's breakfast offerings.

Dinner
San Simeon Lodge boasts a restaurant and bar on-site, offering great convenience for guests. The restaurant received mixed reviews; some guests highly recommended it, praising the delicious food and excellent service. Meanwhile, others found it overpriced with mediocre-quality dishes. The restaurant staff were generally described as friendly and pleasant. Unfortunately, some guests experienced poor service and even lamented the restaurant's appearance. However, one of the restaurant's redeeming qualities was its enormous portions. In addition, a small market was available on-site. Alternatively, guests could explore nearby Cambria, 15 minutes away by car, for better dining options. On Saturdays, the restaurant transformed into a karaoke venue, adding some fun to the evenings. Overall, the restaurant at San Simeon Lodge was a convenient option with mixed reviews.

Rooms
San Simeon Lodge offers a range of comfortable rooms, some of which are spacious and equipped with everything you need. The beds are comfortable and the rooms are generally clean. However, some guests have reported outdated and tired furniture and bathrooms in need of renovation. In some cases, the rooms were not as advertised on the website and did not meet guests' expectations. There were also reports of smelly rooms, musty smells and leaky showers. Some guests mentioned paper-thin walls, noisy surroundings and heaters that could not be regulated. Nevertheless, there were some positive reviews highlighting the great beds, lovely views and convenient location. Some rooms offered a peaceful haven and were cleaned to a high standard. Although the motel style structure is rustic and traditional, there were some comments suggesting that the rooms were too expensive for what they offered.

Beds
The beds at San Simeon Lodge have received mixed reviews. While some guests found them very comfortable and cozy, others were unhappy with the quality and age of the beds. Some guests complained about a sway back in one of the mattresses and a squeaky sound from another. However, those who enjoyed the beds described them as spacious, soft and extremely comfortable. The pillows were also a source of comfort for some guests. The rooms themselves were clean and well-equipped with some featuring king-size beds. Additionally, the hotel staff received commendations for their friendliness and the quality of the bedding. Overall, while the hotel may need to update some of their beds, guests can still expect comfortable stays at San Simeon Lodge.

Cleanliness
Guest reviewers have generally found the San Simeon Lodge to be a clean and well-maintained property. Many guests commented that the rooms were spacious, comfortable and clean with everything they needed. Some reviews praised the cleanliness and freshness of the rooms, while others mentioned that there could have been more attention to detail on arrival or that some areas, such as bathrooms or carpets, needed a deeper clean. However, there were a few isolated complaints about dirty conditions or specific issues such as sticky sinks, wet carpets, or outdated bathrooms in some rooms. Overall, guests seemed to be happy with the level of cleanliness at the hotel with many commenting on the great facilities, friendly staff and nice pool.

Staff
San Simeon Lodge has a friendly and helpful staff that guests really appreciate. Management is courteous and accommodating, while the front desk staff are patient and professional. The location is perfect after a long drive and the staff is relaxed but still attentive. Luis is especially noteworthy, taking great care of guests. Some guests have encountered issues, such as unpleasant smoking odors in the room or check-in staff who are not too efficient or accommodating, but even then the overall friendliness of the staff shines through. In fact, many guests consider the staff to be the most wonderful part of their stay and appreciate the personal attention and explanations that they receive. Whether encountering the front desk or restaurant staff, guests find the service to be pleasant and helpful overall.

Pool
San Simeon Lodge offers a great outdoor heated pool with a nice view of the terrace. The pool is well-maintained and offers a refreshing dip during hot summer days. If you're looking for a place to relax and unwind, this is the perfect spot as the beach is right across the hotel. While the pool is quite small, it is still a good place to chill as there are usually no people around. However, take note that the shower area may not be suitable for taller individuals. Overall, the pool is a great added amenity of the hotel especially during warm weather.

Beach
San Simeon Lodge is the perfect location for those who love to be close to the beach. Guests rave about the excellent beach access and the incredible proximity to the ocean. Some reviews even mention being able to easily walk down to the beach. The hotel is located right across from the beach and within walking distance to restaurants and minimarts. While some guests mention that it is too far from the ocean or that everything closed early, the majority agree that it is a great location for sea lovers. The hotel is also conveniently located near Highway 1 and within 10 minutes of the Elephant Seal Vista Point - an absolute must-see. Overall, the proximity and location to the ocean and beach make San Simeon Lodge a great place to stay.


Yes, San Simeon Lodge has pool(s) that belong to one or more of the following categories: Heated Pool, Outdoor Pool.

No, a spa isn't available at San Simeon Lodge.

Yes, San Simeon Lodge welcomes dogs.

Yes, parking facilities are available at San Simeon Lodge.

Yes, San Simeon Lodge has a gym.

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