Silver Surf Motel
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It was getting to about 4pm, so our next destination was the campground for the night. Our aim was the Limekiln State Park, which is only 12-15 miles away. Unfortunately, the park was closed due to Chalk Fire! Nevermind.... we had a back-up plan, which was a campground 2 miles further down.... which happened to be FULL!! I got down and talked to …
So boxing day... We awoke early to drive to Hearst Castle which is a mansion Well originally there was a lot more to this blog but apparently didn't upload properly. As it's late and neither of us can really be overly bothered to write the entertaining stories you usually read, this is a shorter simpler version of what we initially wrote:... So …
So today we hired our Pontiac and headed west out of San Francisco. The driving was fairly easy to start with as I was able to just follow the endless stream of cars in front of me. Hitting the coast, we turned south down highway 1 and was soon out of the city. We stopped off at Half Moon Bay to have our first Macdonalds experience and we soon …
We left San Simeon just after 7 am. I was all rugged up in my car seat, because it was getting colder now. I needed to catch up on some sleep, after a bad night, the grownups were still a bit worried about me but I was fine, just very tired!
We drove along a windy road, called The Big Sur, overlooking the Pacific Ocean. The grownups said it was very beautiful and they stopped and took lots of photos. We passed ...
... from Europe were incorporated into the design. I usually do not take many pictures but found myself taking almost 150 of the details of the home...I just scratched the surface and there is to much to describe...here are some of the photos.
After leaving the Hearst property, we drove north 4 miles to catch a view of Elephant Seals. The males are in the molting process ...
How has this motel rated in the past?
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 The bathroom was cold and so outdated.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.
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.