Silver Surf Motel
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Below average, way below
Could not find other hotel near Cambria, it was a holiday weekend. The rooms are furnished with cheaplooking furniture. There was a smoke odor in room, even though we requested non-smoking. The bathroom was cold and so outdated. Towels, well my rags have more fluff. No, I would not recommend this hotel.
Always stay here
the silver surf motel has been the good place to stay for our whole family for four years now. the staff is courteous and friendly. the rooms are always very clean and comfortable. the indoor pool and spa are well maintained as are the pleasant grounds.
Great deal...pleasantly surprised
The staff were friendly and helpful..the room was spacious, clean and even had flowered sheets:) We had a package deal so we were a little leary about what the free "dinner" and free breakfast might be. We had Mexican food for dinner which was delicious and a very adequate breakfast the next day. Hearst Castle was great & had NO hassle picking up our tickets there. THANKS we had a GREAT time
This is a great place!
My husband and I have been staying at this motel for 20 years. Some of the rooms are older but we LOVE this place. We never stay anywhere else. The rooms in front are the best!! We are now bringing our 4 year old daughter who loves to sit on the balcony! We recommend this motel to anyone who is going to San Simeon. Staff is always helpful. Love the original art work!
Okay for a one night stay
This motel was adequate for a one night. The walls and ceiling are paper thin and we could hear the people above us walking around in their room! The room was spacious and clean as was the bathroom, however, this is an older motel with no frills.
We were pleasantly surprised. For a AAA 2-Diamond property, the rooms were large, comfortable, quiet, and had all of the usual toiletries and free coffee. The pool was indoors and kept at a comfortable 82 degrees or so. The spa was also quite warm (about 98 degrees) and nice as well.
It wasn't luxurious, but quite decent for the price!
Silver Surf was OK
The view of the ocean from the Silver Surf was OK. You had to go out onto a deck area to see it and the hotels across the highway blocked the ocean view somewhat. The room was OK nothing spectacular but good enough for one night.
They delivered much less than advertised. No ocean view available. Over charged us for extra people, ( the kids ). Did not honor the rates they advertised on the internet. Rooms very small. The only saving grace was that it is in San Simeon.
We had a great time at this hotel. We were really pleased at the location and the type of room. I stayed there on a Saturday night, and was happy that I had made advanced reservations because it was sold out. Our room, on the second floor, had high ceilings and a partial view of the ocean. The room was perfect - it was clean, had a large bathroom and had a tv. Although the hotel is pet friendly, it was still quiet and a great place.
Ants in the beds
Had to sleep in my car. Had to fight for refund with arrogant manager.
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... site due to its architecture and lavish furnishings but we chose not to go as the tours were a bit pricy and we didn't want to give the family more money on top of their ill-gotten gains. Alternatively... we decided we didn't have time and needed to get cracking on down the coast. After a couple of knackering rides we treated ourselves to a motel in San Simeon and a couple of pots of microwave cheese - the healthiest meal sold at the store and pretty ...
... course. Many of the soldiers made the decision to get on the bus today and not complete the full distance. That is ok. Its important that they avoid pushing too hard and injuring themselves.
Normally, I would complete a 93 mile course like today's in about 5 hours time. The 10 and 1/2 hours is double the normal time....but the experience was priceless. I'm exhausted tonight ...
... made it 45 minutes late and rushed into the information desk thinking up all sorts of excuses. They were absolutely fine and said it happened all the time. The ticket desk was open for just another 8 minutes and I was able to change the trip to tomorrow morning at no extra cost. Sign of relief breathed.
We'd passed some elephants seals on a beach a couple of miles down the road so we decided to go back and have a look. ...
The Pacific Coast Highway went up route 1 for most of this journey and not 101 which is much busier. We made a few stops on the way to Hearst Castle, the first was at Pismo Beach which looks as though during Summer it would be extremely busy. It was fairly busy even now with quite a few surfers.
Hearst Castle is very palatial ...
... to buy postcards, chocolate and other good things to eat, and go to bed.
When we woke up in the morning it was a grey, drizzly day so we rugged up and got ready to be amazed at Hearst Castle....photo's don't do it justice at all, it is magnificent. The property takes up something like 700 square km's of beautiful, green, undulating land, 80 or 90 km's of it coastline.
Where the house is built ...