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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, Motels & Accommodations

Courtesy Inn : 9450 Castillo Dr.
+1-888-389-4121
9450 Castillo Dr., San Simeon, CA 93452
  • Inexpensive Beach hotel
  • Free breakfast
  • The majority of guests thought rooms were spacious
  • Good accessibility by car
Silver Surf Motel
+1-888-675-2083
9390 Castillo Dr., San Simeon, CA 93452
  • 2-star Highway hotel
  • Check-in: 3:00 pm
  • Most guests said the wifi quality was bad
  • High priced breakfast
Cavalier Oceanfront Resort
+1-800-716-8490
9415 Hearst Dr., San Simeon, CA 93452
  • Mid-scale Beach property
  • Check-in: 4:00 pm
  • Old facility
  • Beach nearby
From$109
Very Good 4.5 /5Reviews CallBookMore Details
Sands by E Sea
+1-800-805-5223
9355 Hearst Dr., San Simeon, CA 93452
  • Three Star property
  • Check-in time: 16:00
Days Inn by Wyndham San Simeon : 9280 Castillo Dr.
+1-888-965-1860
9280 Castillo Dr., San Simeon, CA 93452
  • Inexpensive Beach hotel
  • Free comp. breakfast
Quality Inn
+1-888-788-5576
9260 Castillo Dr., San Simeon, CA 93452
  • Cheap hotel
  • Limited continental breakfast
  • Rooms need regular maintenance
From$60
Average 3.5 /5Reviews CallBookMore Details
The Morgan San Simeon : 9135 Hearst Dr.
+1-888-897-9207
9135 Hearst Dr., San Siemon, CA 93452 ~3.79 miles south of San Simeon
  • 3-star Beach property
  • Hotel has 2 floors
Motel 6 San Simeon Ca #1212 - SAN SIMEON
+1-888-311-4278
9070 Castillo Dr., SAN SIMEON, CALIFORNIA 93452
  • Two star property
Oceanpoint Ranch
+1-888-469-4795
7200 Moonstone Beach Dr., Cambria, CA 93428 ~5.93 miles south of San Simeon
  • Mid-scale hotel
  • 2 floors in hotel
White Water Inn
+1-888-734-9421
6790 Moonstone Beach Dr., Cambria, CA 93428 ~6.16 miles south of San Simeon
  • Affordable property
  • 15 sleeping rooms in hotel
Fireside Inn on Moonstone Beach : 6700 Moonstone Beach Dr.
+1-888-841-5292
6700 Moonstone Beach Dr., Cambria, CA 93428 ~6.21 miles south of San Simeon
  • Affordable property
  • 46 sleeping rooms in hotel
  • Furniture needs more attention
  • Popular among families
Sea Otter Inn
+1-888-455-5160
6656 Moonstone Beach Dr., Cambria, CA 93428 ~6.36 miles south of San Simeon
  • Midscale Beach hotel
  • Free breakfast
  • Fair breakfast prices
  • Great room
Cambria Landing Inn & Suites - Cambria
+1-888-965-8297
6530 Moonstone Beach Dr., Cambria, CA 93428 ~6.38 miles south of San Simeon
  • Affordable hotel
  • Check-in: 16:00
Fogcatcher Inn
+1-888-906-6358
6400 Moonstone Beach Dr., Cambria, CA 93428 ~6.51 miles south of San Simeon
  • 3 star property
  • 60 rooms in hotel
  • Good accessibility by car
  • Friendly service
From$99
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Moonstone Landing : 6240 Moonstone Beach Dr.
+1-888-749-6785
6240 Moonstone Beach Dr., Cambria, CA 93428 ~6.58 miles south of San Simeon
  • Mid-scale property
  • Check-in: 15:00
Pelican Inn & Suites : 6316 Moonstone Beach Drt.
+1-888-878-9982
6316 Moonstone Beach Drt., Cambria, CA 93428 ~6.63 miles south of San Simeon
  • Midscale Beach property
  • Check-in time: 3:00 PM
  • Parking was ok, according to 56%
  • Yummy desserts, said 100%
From$152
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Little Sur Inn - Cambria
+1-888-389-4485
6190 Moonstone Beach Dr., Cambria, CA 93428 ~6.75 miles south of San Simeon
  • 3 star property
  • Check-in: 15:00
Cambria Beach Lodge
+1-888-389-4121
6180 Moonstone Beach Dr., Cambria, CA 93428 ~6.77 miles south of San Simeon
  • Affordable property
  • 2 floors in hotel
El Colibri Hotel & Spa : 5620 Moonstone Beach Dr.
+1-888-675-2083
5620 Moonstone Beach Dr., Cambria, CA 93428 ~7.10 miles south of San Simeon
  • 4-star property
  • Check in time: 16:00
From$160
Very Good 4.5 /5Hotel Reviews CallBookMore Details
Cambria Palms Motel
+1-800-716-8490
2662 Main St., Cambria, CA 93428 ~7.88 miles southeast of San Simeon
  • Cheap Beach hotel
  • Check in time: 3:00
  • Most guests thought they were poorly maintained
  • Friendly service
From$115
Very Good 4.0 /5Guest Reviews CallBookMore Details
The Rigdon House
+1-800-805-5223
4022 Burton Inn, Cambria, CA 93428 ~7.94 miles southeast of San Simeon
  • 3-star Beach hotel
  • 12 rooms in hotel
  • Comfortable beds
  • Very quiet
From$250
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Cambria Pines Lodge
+1-888-965-1860
2905 Burton Dr., Cambria, CA 93428 ~8.22 miles southeast of San Simeon
  • Affordable Resort hotel
  • 5 conference rooms in property
  • Awesome terrace
  • Free internet
From$119
Very Good 4.5 /5Latest Reviews CallBookMore Details
Shoreline Inn...on The Beach - Cayucos
+1-888-788-5576
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 in Cayucos
+1-888-897-9207
333 South Ocean Ave., Cayucos, CA 93430 ~20.59 miles southeast of San Simeon
  • 3 star hotel
  • Hotel has 36 rooms
El Rancho Hotel : 2460 Main St.
+1-888-311-4278
2460 Main St., Morro Bay, CA 93442 ~25.18 miles southeast of San Simeon
  • Cheap Beach hotel
  • Check-in time: 03:00
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Rates shown are nightly rates before taxes and do not necessarily reflect all San Simeon, CA discounts available. The chart reflects the cheapest San Simeon hotel for each day and each star rating category.

When should you visit San Simeon, CA?

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.

Where are the top luxury hotels near San Simeon, CA?

4 Star Average Prices: $306.14

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.

What are the best budget-friendly hotels in San Simeon, California?

3 Star Average Prices: $185.60

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: $99.45

What hotels in San Simeon have the best discounts?

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.

Where are the hotels with the most value around San Simeon, CA?

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.

What are the top things to see and do in the San Simeon area?

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.

FAQs about hotels in San Simeon

What are the top reviewed hotels in San Simeon?

Cavalier Oceanfront Resort, Oceanpoint Ranch and Fireside Inn on Moonstone Beach are the best rated hotels based on customer reviews in the last 365 days.

What are the 4-5 star hotels in San Simeon?

El Colibri Hotel & Spa, La Bellasera Hotel & Suites and Allegretto Vineyard Resort are the top 3 luxury hotels near San Simeon city center.

What hotels are closest to the city center of San Simeon?

Courtesy Inn, Silver Surf Motel, and Cavalier Oceanfront Resort are the properties closest to San Simeon city center.

How much does a cheap hotel in San Simeon cost per night?

In the last year, a 2 star hotel in San Simeon can be as cheap as $99.45 per night. (based on HotelPlanner prices)

How much does a 3 star hotel in San Simeon cost per night?

In the last year, the average 3 star hotel in San Simeon has been $185.60 per night. (based on HotelPlanner prices)

How much does a higher-end hotel in San Simeon cost?

In the last year, the average 4 star hotel in San Simeon has been $306.14 per night. (based on HotelPlanner prices)

What are the most popular independent hotels in San Simeon?

Cavalier Oceanfront Resort, Oceanpoint Ranch and Fireside Inn on Moonstone Beach are the best rated independent hotels (not part of a big brand).

What are the best Choice Hotels branded hotels in San Simeon?

Cambria Landing Inn & Suites, Cambria Pines Lodge and Cambria Palms Motel are the best rated Choice Hotels branded hotels (based on HotelPlanner reviews score).

What are the most popular Best Western hotels in San Simeon?

Best Western Plus Black Oak and Best Western Tradewinds are the best rated Best Western branded hotels (based on user reviews score).

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