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... bus ride up to the castle, which sits at about 1600 feet. We then took a small drive to see the elephant seals in their natural habitat along the coast- at (appropriately named) elephant seal beach. Last- we ended our day in Cayucos at a beach front bead and breakfast. Cayucos is a cute small beach town with miles of ...
... 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 ...
This morning we left San Simeon and drove up the coast to Carmel. It was really beautiful, but be warned there is NO cell phone service until you get to Big Sur and it is spotty there. Our first stop was to see the Elephant seals which we were told we would see just before the Piedras Blanca's light house. We had no idea there would be so many. Over 17,000 come up on the beaches this time of year to molt and birth their pups. It was an amazing site! Most ...
... Sea Otters out in the ocean which was really neat. We had a bit of a small hike back up to the car but it was good because we all needed the fresh air.. :) Our last stop was at McWay Falls where we walked along a boardwalk to the end where we could see the waterfall. We saw a Hawk and lots of Turkey Vultures flying around on our way back to the car. We drove another hour on to San Simeon where we decided to stay ...
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We had a night tour of Hearst Castle booked and because we had such a late start we decided to take the quicker inland Highway 101 to ensure we weren't late. Hearst Castle was magnificent at night and the models in period costumes wandering around the grounds or sitting in various rooms added to the experience enormously. Our guide was friendly and knowledgeable and the museum that is the Castle is amazing, ...
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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.
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!!!
Well where do we begin? We made reservations for the in-room spa......
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!