Silver Surf Motel

Address: 9390 Castillo Drive, San Simeon, California, 93452, United States | 2 star motel
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This 2 star motel, located on 9390 Castillo Drive, San Simeon, is near Moonstone Beach, Moonstone Drive, Sebastian General Store, and San Luis Obispo Botanical Garden.
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    Historical Traveler Reviews Silver Surf Motel San Simeon

    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 The bathroom was cold and so outdated.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.

    Pleasantly surprised


    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.

    Over priced


    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.

    Great place!


    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.

    TripAdvisor Reviews Silver Surf Motel San Simeon

    3.00 of 5 stars Good

    Travel Blogs from San Simeon

    America has a castle!

    A travel blog entry by evans2014 on Sep 05, 2014

    20 photos

    ... and explored England, Paris, Germany, Switzerland and Venice for 18 months, returning to America by ship.

    This dream of building a castle apparently stayed with WR until he was about 50, and he decided to fulfill his dream. It was his private retreat, and boy it is lavish. It took about 28 years to complete.
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    Day 23 and 24 - San Simeon

    A travel blog entry by ladyandtramp on Mar 29, 2014

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    ... week, we saw the huge crowds trying to get into the
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    Hearst castle

    A travel blog entry by stourwalk on Jul 26, 2013

    1 comment

    ... 24 miles to go and 16 miles on the range display.... Economical mode of driving on - no aircon or radio and off we set. We made reasonable progress and by 12 miles to go we still had 9 miles left in the tank - although we were beginning to wonder if we were going to make it with 5 miles to go and 3 miles on the range. . . . There was a huge sigh of relief when the motel finally came into sight with 2 miles range ...

    West Coast Sunset

    A travel blog entry by kluehadventures on Jun 26, 2012

    29 photos

    ... sick, but we got comfortable and headed south.

    After focusing all my energy on not getting sick, and Gabe driving as fast as possible around the sharp curves we finally made it back to the first of several campgrounds. The first one was full. The next one was another 7 miles down. We pulled in and didn’t see a FULL sign, phew. We pulled up to the fee station to get an envelope which was near the camp host’s site. As we were attempting to drive by we ...

    Hearst Castle - San Simeon

    A travel blog entry by r_wethereyet on Sep 05, 2011

    11 photos

    ... private rooms but that was an additional tour and time and kids patience did not permit.
    The house is truly magnificent built in a blend of Mediterrean revival and Spanish influence and the location stunning set high on a hill in the Santa Lucia Ranges overlooking the Pacific Ocean. The furnishings are from Hearst's extensive European and Mediterrean art collection.
    In it's heydey,many Hollywood stars ...