Silver Surf Motel
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After the little run in with the police the night before, we headed out of town, and carried on down the Pacific Coast Highway. Our drive took us all down the coast, which was beautiful but after a few hours, quite repetitive, especially with all the cloud cover. Regardless we carried on and drove through Big Sur which very nice, and we stopped off to see a small waterfall which fell directly ...
... riding and we headed further up the coast, through San Luis Obispo and Morro Bay both very picturesque towns. Further along the coast we found our night stop of San Simeon, before stopping at the hotel we went to an elephant seal rookery. The animals are pretty huge and impressive. Last day of riding tomorrow and I'll be happy to be off the Harley for a ...
... which was set up in the 1790's to convert the Chumash Indians to Christianity.. earthquakes and Mexican politics changed it over the years but it still stands today as a national treasure and is still used by the monks and common people. We next visited the botanical gardens that only has native plants. I now know where all of ours come from, it felt just like home with granny bonnets and daisies.. we even saw ...
Picked up rental car at Airport SFO at 10:30am. What a disaster, the GPS wasn't working proper so we lost about 1 hour before we started to Gilroy for some breakfast and shopping. After that we made our way to Monterey to see this little town, the fisherman's wharf and of course the aquarium. The 17-miles-drive was nice but we lost a lot of ...
... the whole place is filled with antiques, tapestries and art. Many movie stars and celebrities stayed on the Enchanted Hill, and the actress Marion Davies actually moved in and had a long affair with William - his wife eventually moved out.
We could've stayed all day. As it was we spent all morning there doing two back to back tours and then when back at The Visitors Centre watched the ...
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 The bathroom was cold and so outdated.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.