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San Simeon California Accommodations

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The San Simeon center point is approximately 1 mile southeast of Hearst Castle and 3 miles north of Downtown San Simeon.

Nestled on the Pacific Ocean in San Luis Obispo County, San Simeon is one of the brightest gems on California's Central Coast. This town may be small, but its beaches, historic landmarks, and unique culture make it a must-see. Discover enchanting San Simeon and find out what to do and where to stay when you visit. More from this guide...

San Simeon Hotels/Accommodations

Motel 6 San Simeon Hearst Castle Area in San Simeon 9070 Castillo Dr., San Simeon, CA 93452
  • Economy hotel
  • Check-in time: 15:00
Courtesy Inn 9450 Castillo Dr., San Simeon, CA 93452
  • Low Cost Beach hotel
  • 61 sleeping rooms in hotel
  • Terrible water pressure
  • Loud air conditioner
Silver Surf Motel : 9390 Castillo Dr.
+1-800-881-1523
9390 Castillo Dr., San Simeon, CA 93452
  • Low Cost Highway hotel
  • 72 sleeping rooms in hotel
  • Most guests thought it was a great value
  • No continental breakfast
Cavalier Oceanfront Resort 9415 Hearst Dr., San Simeon, CA 93452
  • 3-star Beach property
  • Check-in time: 4:00 pm
  • Approx. half of guests found the restaurant service to be good
  • Reception helpful
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Days Inn San Simeon in San Simeon 9280 Castillo Dr., San Simeon, CA 93452
  • Cheap Beach hotel
  • Hotel has 4 suites
  • The majority of guests thought the service was very professional
  • Person at the front desk was polite and accommodating
Sands by E Sea 9355 Hearst Dr., San Simeon, CA 93452
  • Midscale property
  • Check-in time: 16:00
Quality Inn : 9260 Castillo Dr.
+1-888-690-5281
9260 Castillo Dr., San Simeon, CA 93452
  • Low Cost hotel
  • Most guests said the beds were comfortable
  • Beach nearby
The Morgan San Simeon - San Siemon 9135 Hearst Dr., San Siemon, CA 93452 ~3.79 miles south of San Simeon
  • Three Star Beach property
Oceanpoint Ranch - Cambria 7200 Moonstone Beach Dr., Cambria, CA 93428 ~5.93 miles south of San Simeon
  • 3-star property
  • 2 floors in property
Fireside Inn on Moonstone Beach
+1-800-881-1523
6700 Moonstone Beach Dr., Cambria, CA 93428 ~6.21 miles south of San Simeon
  • 3 star hotel
  • 46 rooms in property
  • Tasty breakfast
  • Lock on the screen was broken
Sea Otter Inn
+1-888-283-3404
6656 Moonstone Beach Dr., Cambria, CA 93428 ~6.36 miles south of San Simeon
  • 3 star Beach hotel
  • Free complimentary breakfast
  • Office staff very helpful
  • Fair breakfast prices
Cambria Landing Inn & Suites - Cambria 6530 Moonstone Beach Dr., Cambria, CA 93428 ~6.38 miles south of San Simeon
  • 3-star property
  • 2 floors in property
Fogcatcher Inn - Cambria 6400 Moonstone Beach Dr., Cambria, CA 93428 ~6.51 miles south of San Simeon
  • Mid-scale hotel
  • 60 rooms in property
  • Staff was excellent
  • Friendly hosts
Moonstone Landing 6240 Moonstone Beach Dr., Cambria, CA 93428 ~6.58 miles south of San Simeon
  • Mid-scale property
  • Check in time: 15:00
Pelican Inn & Suites 6316 Moonstone Beach Drt., Cambria, CA 93428 ~6.63 miles south of San Simeon
  • Three Star Beach hotel
  • Comp. Breakfast
  • For 62%, the rooms looked old
  • Good side dishes
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Little Sur Inn : 6190 Moonstone Beach Dr. 6190 Moonstone Beach Dr., Cambria, CA 93428 ~6.75 miles south of San Simeon
  • Affordable property
Cambria Beach Lodge 6180 Moonstone Beach Dr., Cambria, CA 93428 ~6.77 miles south of San Simeon
  • 3-star property
  • Gym / Fitness Center Available
El Colibri Hotel & Spa : 5620 Moonstone Beach Dr. 5620 Moonstone Beach Dr., Cambria, CA 93428 ~7.10 miles south of San Simeon
  • High end property
  • 3 floors in hotel
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Cambria Palms Motel
+1-866-221-8581
2662 Main St., Cambria, CA 93428 ~7.88 miles southeast of San Simeon
  • Economical Beach hotel
  • 18 rooms in hotel
  • Internet works
  • Good internet service
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The Rigdon House in Cambria 4022 Burton Inn, Cambria, CA 93428 ~7.94 miles southeast of San Simeon
  • Affordable Beach property
  • 2 floors in property
  • Dinning area relaxing
  • Most guests liked the big bathroom
From$250
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Cambria Pines Lodge - Cambria 2905 Burton Dr., Cambria, CA 93428 ~8.22 miles southeast of San Simeon
  • Mid-scale Resort hotel
  • Hotel has an eco-friendly policy See policy
  • Good side dishes
  • About half of guests thought the shower was ok
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Shoreline Inn...on The Beach - Cayucos 1 North Ocean Ave., Cayucos, CA 93430 ~20.30 miles southeast of San Simeon
  • 3 star hotel
  • 30 sleeping rooms in hotel
Cayucos Beach Inn : 333 South Ocean Ave. 333 South Ocean Ave., Cayucos, CA 93430 ~20.59 miles southeast of San Simeon
  • Midscale hotel
  • 36 rooms in property
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Best Western El Rancho 2460 Main St., Morro Bay, CA 93442 ~25.18 miles southeast of San Simeon
  • 2-star Beach property
  • Check in: 03:00
Paso Robles Inn 1103 Spring St., Paso Robles, CA 93446 ~25.54 miles east of San Simeon
  • Three Star Downtown hotel
  • Hotel has 5 meeting rooms
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When to Visit San Simeon, California

You won't find a bad time to visit San Simeon, but weather and price may impact your travel plans. Like many destinations on the Central Coast, San Simeon has a cool Mediterranean climate, which means moderate weather year-round. Summers bring highs in the upper 70s, while spring and fall highs are in the upper 60s. Even in the winter, the area typically experiences highs in the low 60s.

While the summer months tend to be sunny and dry, winter is rainy season in San Simeon. February tends to be the wettest month of the year, so be sure to bring rain gear if you visit during the winter. Look for discounts, too. Since winter is low season throughout San Obispo County, you can look forward to great deals on hotels in January and February.

Want to make sure you experience San Simeon at its liveliest? Check the town's event calendar for a range of annual festivals and themed events. Mark your calendar for the Harmony Wine & Beer Festival in early August, the Coastal Discovery Center's Ocean Fair in late August, the ARTS Obispo Open Studios Art Tour in October, or the Cayucos Classic Car Show in November. From wine and gourmet dining events to nature walks to cultural festivals, you'll always find something happening in the San Simeon area.

Below is a chart of the current pricing seasonality of hotels and motels in San Simeon, CA:

seasonality of hotel rates in San Simeon

San Simeon, CA: Prices by Star Rating Class

Below are 3 charts illustrating avg. nightly cost trends by star rating class in San Simeon, CA. Browse these illustrations to evaluate the most cost effective dates to stay in San Simeon for upcoming travels.

Luxury Hotels in San Simeon, California

4 Star Average Prices: $259.00

Ready to splash out on a high-end stay in San Simeon? Take a look at the area's best luxury resorts.

At the Morgan San Simeon, it's easy to treat your group to an upscale getaway on the Pacific Coast. This boutique hotel has 55 well-appointed guest rooms, many of which include fireplaces and stunning ocean views. In the afternoon, the hotel's outdoor pool is the ideal place to soak up the sunshine and relax by the water. In the evening, enjoy a drink and live music in the cocktail lounge, and in the morning, help yourself to the complimentary breakfast buffet. Have a memorable meal at the hotel's Mexican restaurant or reserve the private banquet room for an upscale event.

Located in nearby Cambria, the Oceanpoint Ranch offers high-end accommodations near the sparkling Pacific Ocean. This upscale resort hotel has 60 guest rooms along with family-friendly amenities like an arcade, a restaurant, and room service. When you're ready to discover the Central Coast, you'll find countless historical, natural, and cultural highlights within a short drive of the resort.

Best Budget-Friendly Hotels in San Simeon, California

3 Star Average Prices: $164.62

Want to keep your travel costs in check while you're on the West Coast? Book one of the best budget-friendly hotels in San Simeon.

Stay at the Courtesy Inn in San Simeon, and you'll have plenty of spending money left over for excursions and experiences. This budget-friendly motel has 60 guest rooms with basics like comfortable beds and flat-screen TVs. Go for a swim in the indoor pool, relax in the hot tub, or hit the tennis court. Wake up to the hotel's complimentary breakfast before starting your adventure-filled day in San Simeon. Traveling with a furry family member or two? The Courtesy Inn welcomes pets.

At the Days Inn San Simeon, you can choose from queen or king rooms equipped with essentials like mini-fridges. Use the free Wi-Fi to keep family and friends updated on your trip. Fuel up for a fun day with free coffee and the hotel's complimentary Daybreak breakfast. Whether you're planning a day at the beach or an afternoon exploring charming San Simeon, you'll find just what you're looking for a short walk or drive from this budget-friendly hotel.

When you stay at the Silver Surf Motel, you can look forward to comfortable rooms, a convenient location, and a price that works with your travel budget. Guest rooms include basics like mini-fridges, microwaves, and coffee makers so you can keep your favorite drinks and snacks on hand while keeping your dining costs low. Go for a swim in the indoor pool or hit the beach, which is just minutes away from the hotel. This pet-friendly hotel welcomes your furry family members for a nominal fee.

3 Star Hotel Prices in San Simeon

2 Star Average Prices: $87.65

Where are the real discounts in San Simeon

When you stay in San Simeon, there's no reason to pay full price for accommodations. From group discounts to special rates, check out the area's best hotel deals.

AARP members and senior travelers can save at the Fireside Inn on Moonstone Beach. This welcoming inn is minutes from the beach and nestled in charming Cambria.

AAA members can get low rates at the Fogcatcher Inn in Cambria. You'll love the cozy rooms and the convenient location near the Pacific Coast Highway and Cambria's many attractions.

Members of the military and government employees can get discounts at the Quality Inn. This mid-range San Simeon hotel offers rooms with comfortable beds and coffee makers along with free Wi-Fi and complimentary coffee.

Best Value Options in San Simeon, California

Have your eye on a mid-scale option in San Simeon? Find out why these top lodging choices offer such great value.

When you want a resort experience without the resort prices, Sands by the Sea is an excellent choice. Located right on the Pacific Coast, this mid-range hotel offers easy access to the beach and all of San Simeon's top attractions. Guest rooms come equipped with essentials like mini-fridges, microwaves, flat-screen TVs, and free Wi-Fi. Go for a run on the nature trails, use the fitness center to stay in shape, or take a dip in the outdoor swimming pool. Enjoy a memorable meal at the on-site Cavalier Restaurant before or after a fun day of exploring California's Central Coast.

Book your stay at the Pelican Inn & Suites in neighboring Cambria, and get excellent value from your stay. This mid-size hotel features spacious rooms with ocean views and essentials like microwaves and mini-fridges. Extras like the outdoor pool, fitness center, and complimentary breakfast ensure that you get plenty of value out of your stay. Reserve the hotel's meeting space for a family-focused get-together or a small conference.

Also located in Cambria, the Cambria Pines Lodge offers quaint accommodations at a great price. The rustic decor sets the scene for an unforgettable getaway on California's Central Coast, and the hotel's many amenities ensure that you'll have just what you need for a comfortable stay. You'll love the free breakfast each morning, the outdoor pool, the gorgeous gardens, the on-site restaurant, and the day spa. This mid-range hotel is the ideal place to host events of all sizes, thanks to the five meeting rooms and 300-person banquet space.

Can't-Miss Attractions in San Simeon, California

You can't visit San Simeon without touring the iconic Hearst Castle, located on the northern edge of the town. Perched on what's known as the Enchanted Hill, the Hearst Castle offers breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean, San Simeon, and the surrounding area. Once the home of publishing and media magnate William Randolph Hearst, today, this incredible mansion is open for tours. Take your pick from nearly a dozen guided tours that enable you to explore the gorgeous guest rooms, the art collection, the grounds, and more.

After touring the Hearst Castle, be sure to visit the Hearst Ranch Winery. You'll find the winery's historic tasting room in Sebastian's General Store, a 19th-century building that offers lovely views of San Simeon Bay. Here, you can sample the winery's many red, white, and rosé bottles and purchase some to take home and share with family and friends.

Near downtown San Simeon, you'll also find the perfect place to soak up the sunshine while taking in the beautiful views. At William Randolph Hearst Memorial Beach, you can swim, fish, look for shells, and even kayak. Here, you'll also find picnic tables open to the public and a kayak rental stand that has all the gear you need to get out on the water.

To learn more about marine life that thrives along California's Central Coast, make your way to the Coastal Discovery Center at San Simeon Bay. This free educational center hosts displays that explore the history and wildlife of San Simeon Bay and interactive exhibits that delve into ocean exploration and the impact of watersheds.

Finally, make your way to the Piedras Blancas elephant seal rookery, where you can see elephant seals in their native habitat. Although they gather in the thousands along this 6-mile stretch of coastline all year round, you'll see the most elephant seals during mating season. Plan your trip between late fall and early spring to catch these fascinating creatures at peak population.

Don't wait to plan your trip to San Simeon. Book the ideal hotel or resort, and start designing the perfect itinerary for California's Central Coast.

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