Good Value A review of Courtesy Inn San Simeon
This motel is not as bad as the previous reviews suggest. We paid $55/nt for weeknights and around $100 for a weekend (through internet). It is a good value (on weekdays) and a good location.
Pros: Value, location, room size, cleanliness (no complaints); quiet, continental breakfast; indoor swimming pool and spa. The walk across Hwy 1 to the beach is safe and quick, but the beach isn't a good walking beach (kite surfers use that beach, so you know it's windy). San Simeon is very near the area where the Elephant Seals hang out on the beach, and there's a lovely viewing area that brings you close to view but not to bother them.
Cons: The cont'l breakfast was very very limited and when the coffee ran out it was a drama to get more, so we just left.
Overall: There are quite a number of motels one after another on this strip - I'd stay here if I could get a good value (as we did).