San Simeon Pines Resort
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
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Historical Traveler Reviews San Simeon Pines Resort Cambria
Good swimming pool area. Lots to do for the whole family. Beach is at the bottom of the par three golf course. Great place to have the kids learn golf. Rooms were clean and quiet.
AAA Under rated this place
AAA underrated this place Big Time. This motel's grounds are spotless, and located among large pine and cypress trees. Our family had a great time playing croquet and shuffleboard. We can't give a higher recommendation.
Great Place for Kids
There is more to do here than other motels. The secluded atmosphere is what drew us into this motel. We found croquet, shuffleboard, golf, hiking, this place was perfect for us and the kids. The pool is in a protected location and is sparkling clear. The staff was helpful and friendly.
Best Kept Secret in Cambria
The best kept secret in the area. The Pines offers quiet surroundings with trees and well kept gardens, at the best price in Cambria. The small Golf Course is fun, but dry in the summer because of City watering restrictions. You can walk right onto the beach, or stroll over to the bluffs where one can watch a sunset. The motel is located away from all other businesses and you feel like your away from everything. The grounds and rooms are spotless. Wood siding on the buildings is a refreshing change from stucco. We Are Going Back!
Best Place to Stay in Cambria
What a great place to stay. All the rooms are no smoking. We had a great time walking to the beach just off their golf course. The staff was friendly and helpfull, and the roses around the grounds are beautiful. It is a quiet place away from everyone else in the area.
Large very clean rooms.
Great Family Place
We were only at the resort for one day because we were making our way up the coast. We wish we could have stayed longer. Marshall was a very accomodating host. There was so much to do for the kids - a beach walk, nice pool, and the golf course was great because it was very casual and fun if you just want to putt around and teach the kids. The grounds were exceptionally kept - beautiful rose bushes - and an incredible specimen of a Norfolk Pine by the pool. The rooms were clean with all the amenities. We'll be back!
The resort is quite outdated but cozy. Location is great, across from the tidepools and San Simeon State Park. We were warned about the owner after reading the reviews. Upon our departure, the owner was screaming profanities at our party in the parking lot. Guess he had a bad morning...an unfortunate end to our holiday.
Cozy but a bit dated
This hotel was very quaint, I felt as if I were shot back into the 50's, which was sort of cool in a way! The linens/curtains were new, and the furniture was in great shape but was dated. It was very clean and had real wood burning fireplaces ( and the accompaning smell).
There are no sea views but a great path just steps away. They also use chemical-free cleaners. Breakfast is a tiny muffin and juice. It was an ok place to stay. (no hair dyer in room)
GREAT STAY IF THE OWNERS AWAY
We've stayed at the San Simeon maybe five times and three of them were great. Cozy rooms, surf sounds from across the road, great walking paths.Twice though we encountered the owner and you won't find a more surly, rude and unpleasant individual in the business. His employees are constantly apologizing for his demeanor. Friends that we recommended it to encountered the owner on their one and only and never again visit to the San Simeon.We'd go again if we were guaranteed that he would be out of town!
Away from it all
San Simeon Pines is a nice little motel at the very north end of Moonstone Drive in Cambria. It is good for people who don't want to feel "sandwiched in". It sits on very large grounds and even has an outdoor shuffleboard. Across the highway there is a private path to a beach overlook with benches to sit on. The rooms are spartan but clean and quiet. Overall a very good value, less expensive than a lot of the other motels on Moonstone drive.
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Travel Blogs from Cambria
... store where they have wine tasting and make the most delicious coffee and rolls. All fresh, tuna, salad with alfalfa sprouts! Now that's more like it.
A little late, but we did manage a short sprawl by the pool... and I opened Steinbeck's 'Cannery Row'.
But now, “It is the hour of pearl—the interval between day and night when time stops and examines itself.”
... otherwise known as 'beer o' clock'.
Packed up and left our lovely house in Los Angeles bound for the first leg of our drive to San Francisco.
Spent the day driving, nothing very exciting. We'd hoped to drive further then the half way mark of San Simeon but also knew if we went beyond there then it was another 2 hours from there to Big Sur and then another couple of hours to Carmel from there, with not a lot in between. So basically if we committed to going then we had to keep ...
... a local hot spot. They left soon after and I was to find my way to another location on my journey. Not ready to leave, I stayed around in the town of Cambria for a few hours taking pictures of the scarecrows that were advertised and shown about town on display for the festivities. Not long after I left towards the wonderful town of Big Sur not sure what to expect but hopeful that it would be the place, i wanted to be for a ...
Early to rise on Mother’s Day the next morning, we were the first to use the shower facilities. The hot showers were welcome even at a cost of 25 cents!!!! Actually, it took 50 cents to complete my ablutions, but I could afford it. How do they even make money on this system after paying someone to collect the quarters, count them and account for them? Seems counter productive. Make it a buck even I say!
We headed north toward San Simeon, with ...
... I know from experience that there is no fuel in San Simeon. We also stopped for a meal at the Old Stone Station in Cambria. I had eaten at this restaurant when I was in California recently. The food is great and highly recommended. We finally reached our destination at about 9:30pm. Tomorrow, we will be going to Hearst Castle. Although I have seen it recently, we are doing a different tour this time ...