Quality Inn San Simeon
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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 The rooms are not modern nor outdated.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!
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We woke up to a sunny but crisp Californian day. Lake Cachuma was not on our to do list but we were pleasantly surprised by her size and beauty as we traversed some of her curved edges. The water was down as a lot of Cali is suffering from a long standing drought of 6 years. The views down the valleys and across the hills were beautiful. We had smoko and walked some more and toured the local state park museum were we found many animals common to the area that had ...
... a glimpse of a whale breaching several times just off the coast! We managed to cover 100 miles and reached San Simeon just after sunset. Pulling into the nature reserves camp site was self check in and looked rather deserted... Still we worked out where everything was and parked up for the night (it was pretty cheap compared to others) next to the showers and toilets...but oh... We didn't check the doors... All facilities are locked and instead we have portaloos (the joys of winter ...
... were out and Steve thinks he saw both a broad-winged and red-tailed hawk. The latter would have been easy to confirm, if it wasn't for the dreaded 'Card full' moment just as the close-up picture was going to be taken... With only a couple of miles to go, we passed some zebra on the hillside, which was a bit of a surprise. They are remnants of the Hearst Castle zoo, which at one time had the typical zoo contents - elephants, lions, etc. Randolph Hearst ...
... establishment comprising a pretty church, courtyard, museum and school. It was naturally a devout place but very charming. In the gardens of the courtyard we spotted hummingbirds. Robert Louis Stevenson had stayed in Monterey in the 1870s and apparently it was here he found inspiration for Spyglass Hill. Point Lobos is now a state park and we walked along the coast watching the big waves crash against the rocks. Out on rocks was a large colony ...
... found anywhere, you have to do the tasting.” Olive oil tasting? Ooooookay, we’re game. It was everything she said it was, sun baked, colorful, bustling with Mother’s Day brunchers, just a delightful little town. The Olive Oil shop was fun, different flavored olive oils to sip or dab on bread, varieties of vinegar, pestos of all kinds. We grazed for awhile and then ponied up with our credit card to support the local economy by purchasing ...