Quality Inn San Simeon
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Road to Hana Airplane to Hell
Plane left 15 minutes late.......should have known from then what the flight would be like. The turbulence was insane. I kept thinking of Dave and him screaming on is flight home. I laughed the entire flight while downing ginger ale. Also the people on the plane DID NOT sit down. Everyone was up and moving.....mid way through the flight a boy around 10 walks by me carrying a box of ...
... out on us, as in this area everything closes down after sunset! The forces of demand and supply went against us and we had to fill up with some 'gas', but luckily the guy serving us had some good tips for a campsite and also a view point to see the elephant seals laying on the beach. Taking his word for it we followed the road and stopped off. There were hundreds of them laying, swimming, ...
... they were probably the cleanest we had ever seen.After settling in and chatting for a while, we drove to a beach nearby for some elephant seal viewing. Unlike the seemingly lazy sea lions, elephant seals proved to be extremely entertaining. The beach was packed with them in clusters, some making hilarious and obnoxious noises, some picking fights, and many tossing sand over their backs. They provided a lot of laughs, and we did our best to find ...
... goodbye to Santa Barbara and headed towards San Simeon.. when we drove along the coast we noticed this thick cloud hanging about out at sea and thought it looked rather weird, on arriving at our accommodation we had sea views and a short 1 min stroll to the beach... The view disappeared as this thick sea fog rolled in... It is awful.. the beautiful sunny day turned into this damp depressing fog that you couldn't ...
... says, handing me the required accouterments for the campfire staples, "here man, enjoy." I fought back the tears long enough to thank him with a hug, careful not to let my eyes wander back to the newly acquired sweets in my hand.
"It was honestly awesome to meet you man, truly it was."
"Well maybe our paths will cross again." Donny says, with an air of impossible certainty.
"I honestly hope so, I should be so fortunate." I bid adieu to ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Quality Inn San Simeon
I just returned home from staying at this motel. It is a very nice hotel. The rooms are clean and very spacious. My husband, myself and three children in one room comfortable. The pool was very nice and the grounds very pretty. The staff was very friendly and helpful with all we needed.
You can do better than this - but ok
If you are looking for a motel - then you got it.
If you look for lodging while seing the coastline and visiting Hearst Castle - then I guess you could do better looking at the ocean front hotel and guesthouses.
The place is basically ok.
But watch out - the FDA health authorities warns about cancer risks due to chemicals - didn't really understand the whole story!
I never went to Hearst Castle, they had a package with the tickets it was a very nice. The staff was very helpful in every way. We had a good stay here. Room was very large, clean, and nicely equipped. Kids loved the pools and spa. We would stay here again.
Had high hopes now never ever again
Stayed at the El Rey several years ago, and had a great time with the package deal to Hearst Castle and a wonderful meal at the Brambles. Remembering that I booked a package again. The room smelled, was too cold, then when the heat was turned on, it turned into a sauna. The worst part was the front desk recommended the Manta Rey Resturant, which is attached to the El Rey, especially their seafood. Stupidly I went in and ordered to go, and after a billing mixup was actually laughed at by the proprietor and told the whole issue was my fault. I could hardly believe it, and couldnt wait to get out of the El Rey, unfortunately they had prebilled my credit card and were none too willing to refund the difference to me. A word of warning, dont waste your money the package deals arent worth the problems.
Had a great stay at the El Rey Gardern
The El Rey Garden was great for my wife and I. We got a really good rate on a package deal with a spa room, dinner in Cambria and tickets to Hearst Castle. The rooms are not modern nor outdated. They fit really well with the coastal theme of the Central coast and that of Hearst Castle. We can't wait to go back again.
The rooms were chilly and when we turned on the heater it sounded like an airplane taking off. The cleanliness of the room was also suspect. We were particularly offended by the poor service in the attached restaurant -- rude management to the point of being nasty to us. I have to say that I was shocked. Breakfast consisted of stale bagels and a toaster that didn't work, and it made us laugh that they had the temerity to have a "tip" jar by it. I would concur with most of the other reviews by advising others to avoid this place. We mistakenly thought it would be a good value for our money.
They lost my reservation. They were extremely unprofessional. It seems as though ownership has changed in the past few years. The previous owners were a pleasure to deal with. The new management lies! Beware!!!
Bait and Switch- Be warned
Well where do we begin? We made reservations for the in-room spa......
only to be told it wasn't what we had reserved and that it would cost $40 more than we were quoted. We were repeatedly insulted when we questioned the night manager about this. Also, beware that the internet prices according to season are not consistent and may change once you check in. We called and were given a value season price, but once we arrived the price changed to the mid season rate - a $30 difference.
Once we took the "luxury" suite, we discovered that the fireplace wasn't in the bedroom, the refrigerator wasn't attached properly and fell off the shelf, and the general decor of the room was out-dated and needed repairs. The ice machine was broken and the continental breakfast was stale bagels and muffins.
Would not stay here again. Got a great deal with hearst castle tickets, but that's about it! The room was tidy, but the bathroom had mold all around the window and rust on the fixtures. We were walking around at night and saw several bats by the door to our room. Old TV which remote control did not work, and very outdated decor.
Wonderful hotel, great staff, clean rooms and great location. They offer a fabulous package deal that includes two nights, an in room jacuzzi and fireplace, breakfast both mornings, Hearst Castle tour tickets, and dinner at your choice of one of three restaurants. We ate at the restaurant next to the hotel (Manta Rey Restaurant) and it was fantastic. I would highly recommend this hotel!