Quality Inn San Simeon
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Smokeyjeau stayed here on Jul 19, 2010 during their trip titled: California Dreamin' (Girl Trip 2010).
We passed the 2000K mark today. There is a 17 mile toll drive through Pebble Beach where you get to see the various golf courses as well as scenery and homes of the rich. One of the exits from the drive enters directly into Carmel-by-the-Sea. A very pretty tourist town. After Carmel we headed south along the California coast - much like Croatia …
Howdy from the bay below Hearst Castle.
We had another uneventful run down from Monterey. We left the dock at 0600 just before the sun came up. We dropped anchor in San Simeon Bay literally moments before total darkness at 7:30 and just as the full harvest moon rose above the distant mountain ridge. The wind predictions had finally come down and were forecast to be 10-20 knots from the NW. ...
Today we visited Hearst castle - which was supposed to be a morning only stop which didnt turn out quite according to plan. Hearst castle is a beautiful place right on the top of the mountains overlooking the sea. We had booked to go on the Upstairs room tour and when we had finished that Sofia was a little grumpy and hungry. We couldn't find her bottle and I got the blame for forgetting it. Julie insisted on ...
... out...I was only going 3 to 5 mph under the speed limit and that was mostly climbing the hills. Well I guess there were a lot of hills...and most were pretty long...oh well. That section of road is one I do not care to repeat and that is the first time I can say that while on this trip. (rant finished) I look forward to slowing down and enjoying the next part of this trip. The ...
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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.
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!