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"The staff was very polite and helpful. The birds of paradise outside our window was a delight to see. You could see the ocean from our room and hear ... " More

By a verified traveler on Fri 26 May 2017

Hotel Description

Motel near San Simeon State Park in San Simeon

Seaside stay

You'll find San Simeon State Park and William Randolph Hearst State Park within 3 miles (5 km) of this motel. Also, Leffingwell Landing is within 3 miles (5 km) and Moonstone Beach Park is within 6 miles (10 km).

Dining, outdoor pool

This motel features an outdoor pool, a fitness center, and a restaurant. Relax with a drink at the bar/lounge and enjoy perks like free self parking and free WiFi. A business center, a terrace, and a garden are also on offer.

Free WiFi, refrigerators

Offering conveniences like refrigerators and coffee/tea makers, the 60 guestrooms also have free WiFi and satellite TV. Free local calls, hair dryers, and ironing boards are also available.

Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max
$49* Per night/room Jan 1 - Jan 2

Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed, Ocean View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Family Suite, 2 Bedrooms, Ocean View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 7 Max

Deluxe Room, 2 Queen Beds

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

San Simeon Lodge ratings based on 16 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.3 out of 5 3.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 3.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 3.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for San Simeon Lodge

Everyone (10) Couples (1) Family (4)
5 out of 5
Super close to the beach. Very clean and nice staff.

Posted by on Oct 1, 2019

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1 out of 5
The reviews I read regarding this hotel were much more positive than I would give. This is a run down hotel- the shower looks like something you would see at an older YMCA or public pool. The wifi was not meant for the number of people who would use it at a hotel, as we were unable to gain access. We also had no working television. So if you don't mind forgoing a hot shower (ew!) or relaxing with any sort of television viewing in the evening, this place is for you! At $155 per night, I personally feel ripped off. Plus, besides Hearst Castle and gorgeous views (from the highway, not your room!), there is NOTHING to do here. Finding a place to eat was a challenge. The local paper also doesn't make one feel that enthusiastic about staying in San Simeon. The police blotter is filled with reports of people's cars being broken into (yea!). I hate being this negative, but if this review helps people avoid a poor experience, then it was worth it! Happy travels.

Posted by on Aug 7, 2019

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1 out of 5
internet worked intermittedly at best, room was very small

Posted by on Jul 8, 2019

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4 out of 5
Nice and clean rooms at an affordable rate. Perfect for weary travelers on Highway 1.

Posted by on Jun 24, 2019

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4 out of 5
Loved the location: being able to walk across the road and access the beach. Clean and presentable.

Posted by , from California on Jun 21, 2019

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5 out of 5

Posted by on Apr 5, 2019

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3 out of 5
Bed was comfortable but bathroom needed updating badly stained in shower and sink. It is the off season!

Posted by on Mar 2, 2019

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5 out of 5
Close to Hearst Castle. Quiet place. Staff was freindly and helpful. Good food at restaurant.

Posted by on Feb 21, 2019

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3 out of 5
Room with small dog- ok everything older: shower small with no place for soap. Restaurant fine; good service. Close to beach and several miles away from Hearst Castle and sea lion viewings. Was 2.5 stars overall.

Posted by , from San Francisco on Nov 26, 2018

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2 out of 5

No smoke detectors

No smoke detectors Sheets needed to be changed upon arrival

Posted by on Jan 1, 2018

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Property Features

San Simeon Lodge offers its guests an outdoor pool and a fitness center. There's a restaurant on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. A computer station is on site and WiFi is free in public spaces. You'll find a business center on site. A terrace, gift shops/newsstands, and a garden are also featured at San Simeon Lodge. Self parking is free.

  • 60 guestrooms or units
  • 2 levels
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Umbrellas for the pool
  • Business facilities
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Pool or billiards table
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • Gift shop
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Television in lobby
  • ATM

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Outdoor pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking


  • Airport: San Luis Obispo, CA (SBP-San Luis Obispo County Regional) (67.8 km / 42.1 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

San Simeon Lodge offers 60 accommodations, which are accessible via exterior corridors and feature coffee/tea makers and hair dryers. Satellite television is provided. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Additionally, rooms include irons/ironing boards and complimentary toiletries. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Satellite channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee maker
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Exterior corridor access

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy full breakfast daily from 7:30 AM to 11 AM.

Beach Bar and Grill - Overlooking the ocean, this restaurant specializes in American cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. A children's menu is available. Happy hour is offered.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the motel include an outdoor pool and a fitness center.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.

  • Wheelchair accessible path of travel
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • In-room accessibility
  • Assistive listening devices available

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 10 PM

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 7 AM - 10 PM.
If you are planning to arrive after 10 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.

The front desk at this property is open daily from 7 AM - 10 PM.
Guests arriving after 10 PM must make advance arrangements by contacting the property using the information on the booking confirmation.


  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 15.0 per night.


  • Pets: USD 15 per pet, per night
  • Maximum 2 per room


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed. Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

  • No elevators


Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between USD 7 and USD 15 per person (approximately)
  • Pet fee: USD 15 per pet, per night
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 15.0 per night

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • San Simeon Lodge
  • San Simeon Lodge Inn
  • San Simeon Lodge Motel
  • San Simeon Lodge San Simeon
  • San Simeon Lodge Motel San Simeon
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