San Simeon Pines Resort

7200 Moonstone Beach Dr., Cambria, California, United States | Inn
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A travel blog entry by alicebeetle

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... On the best and most peaceful ones all thorugh the day I scattered some ashes too, as it is somewhere we would so have enjoyed doing together.
I also scattered some actually on the road itself, which felt right too.

It was not just the sound of the sea lions or the many sea birds circling overhead which gave the clue as to where the animals all were, but the overpoweringly pungent smell of fish mixed with bird poo. Quite a heady mix!
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Family Adoption

A travel blog entry by beingsue-rdtrip

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... from the bushes - the cutest little "Pepe Le Pew". I am not sure who was more shocked. We stared at each other for a bit, then she headed back into the bushes. But, she came back out again, after I had moved away from that area. She headed for my tent - I am thinking, oh no, not the tent!!! But she just kept sacheting right on by heading for the next campground searching for food. Phewww, huge gratitude.

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Cosa Grande {Hearst Castle} and Elephant Seals?

A travel blog entry by 29-ford-model-a

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... the end of this week and after spending a few days with Dan and Lysse we will decide our path based on what we want to see. It's going to get pretty spur of the moment...I think...if Jean can be comfortable with that. She's a planner and usually wants to know there is a motel room available at the end of the day. We'll see how it goes...I can change...if I have to.... {Sound familiar Red Green ...

Coastin'

A travel blog entry by pr0zak

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... around in rock pools and then had a beer in one of the bars and watched the sun go down.

In the morning we resumed our journey and made our way up to the visitor's centre of Hearst Castle in San Simeon for our tour. Hearst Castle is a mansion built on a large hill overlooking the ocean and the 250,000 acre estate surrounding it, it was built between 1919 and 1947 and I don't believe it was ever actually completely finished.

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Night 20: Big Sur

A travel blog entry by splencner

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... for the best spots in the harbor, barking up a storm.

We drove off to spot our otter friend from last night and to see the napping pile of harbor seals still I'm the spot we found them. We drove up the coastal road, passing the mansions of the super rich. We did not pay the superrich $10 for the honor of driving down their 17 Mile Drive, past the Pebble Beach's line cypress, a tree that is actually trademarked. You are legally not allowed to photograph ...

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This inn, located on 7200 Moonstone Beach Dr., Cambria, is near Moonstone Beach, Moonstone Drive, Nitt Witt Ridge, and Leffingwell Landing.
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    Historical Traveler Reviews San Simeon Pines Resort Cambria

    Great Motel

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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!

    Unfortunate ending

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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.

    TripAdvisor Reviews San Simeon Pines Resort Cambria

    4.00 of 5 stars Excellent