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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 October 2014

Love, Love Love this place. What a perfect hotel in a perfect location, overlooking the ocean. Staff were extremely helpful and friendly. We had a room on the second floor, which was spacious huge big beds and an array of toiletries to use. Best wifi connection ever. We took advantage of the heated outdoor pool and the hot tub, which...

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Reviewed 21 October 2014

Hotel is on the ocean in San Simeon. We've stayed there many times over the years because they accepted pets. While we no longer fly with our dogs, we have always been pleased with our stays at the Best Western Plus Cavalier Oceanfront Resort and still stay there. Beautiful location, very nice, clean rooms, nice restaurant, excellent WiFi. No complaints...

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2Thank 719erniev
akron, ohio
Reviewed 21 October 2014

First off, this is a beautiful beach property sitting on a cliff overlooking the ocean. Fires in the evenings and the hotel is very clean and staff incredibly honest. Emphasis on HONEST. After spending a night on our way up the pacific coast highway, we checked out and headed north. About an hour later my husband realizes he left a...

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4Thank snatoli_123
Columbia, TN, United States
Reviewed 21 October 2014

We were not expecting this hotel to be so nice. The location was incredible, the service was excellent and for comfort, it compared very well with other quality hotels we have stayed in. Thanks for having such a great place to stay close to Hearst Castle!

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2Thank Kellie B
Loveland, Colorado
Reviewed 21 October 2014 via mobile

My boyfriend and I recently stayed at the Cavalier Beach Resort in San Simeon, CA. Our first floor room had sliding glass doors opening onto a sloped lawn to the ocean, that was only footsteps away. The sound of crashing waves and the sight of frolicking otters was amazing. There are two chimineas set out on the lawn with chairs...

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1Thank TallintheRockies
issaquah, United States
Reviewed 20 October 2014

Watching sunset over Pacific worth its weight in gold. Hotel has fabulous restaurant. Near Hearst castle for great tours. Of course its in the middle of wine country and wine tasting just adds icing to the cake.

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1Thank Ed O
Studio City, United States
Reviewed 18 October 2014

I loved this place and would recommend it to anyone visiting the Central Coast. The views are amazing, the surf lulling you to sleep is relaxing and the location is great. It's minutes to Hearst Castle, Cambria, elephant seal viewing and the Piedras Blancas lighthouse. It's also easy to arrange a wine tour to the Paso Robles area. The rooms...

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2Thank Leslie K
solihull
Reviewed 15 October 2014

Right on the beach this is great for whale watching. The mall next door is mostly shut and very run down, but it's only a short drive into San Simeon which is good for shops and bars etc. If you want to eat in the hotel restaurant then book as it is not very big. Food OK but lukewarm. Go...

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Oxnard, United States
Reviewed 15 October 2014

Everyone checks in and heads out to their balconies or the ocean cliff to watch the sunset together. There is a sense of friendship and community for those few moments. Then they head up to gather around the fire pits or eat at the restaurant. Some are here with their wine, some with their dogs, some with the family or...

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2Thank Gina D
Clovis, CA, United States
Reviewed 14 October 2014

Hate to be required to use my computer to make reservations to fully earn all my "BEST WESTERN" points! So especially with all your promotions ( eg: FALL) I loose several thousand points so sometimes go elsewhere....Why can't I ll directly so that all of my concerns are answered and still receive all my points....bad business policy, I would say

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Spa
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Room Service
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Full-service hotel, the only oceanfront resort property in San Simeon, situated 3 miles south of Hearst Castle. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Cavalier Oceanfront Resort

Address: 9415 Hearst Drive, San Simeon, CA 93452-9724 (Formerly BEST WESTERN PLUS Cavalier Oceanfront Resort)
Region: United States > California > San Luis Obispo County > San Simeon
Price Range: $189 - $376 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Cavalier Oceanfront Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 90
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Also Known As:
Best Western Plus Cavalier Oceanfront Hotel San Simeon
Best Western San Simeon
San Simeon Best Western
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#1 On the Beach Hotel in San Simeon
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“South side has ocean views, confirm the check-in time as mine was changed, waited 2 hours before room was available,”
 of 5 bubbles jang732, 8 Jan 2017 | Read review
“If in main building or restaurant lodge, choose 2nd level for best sea view.”
 of 5 bubbles GonetoUK, 8 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Only for a night stay - King Rooms alone”
 of 5 bubbles apbanerjee, 2 Jan 2017 | Read review
“You can still hear and see the crashing waves (and bellowing seals!) from Oceanview rooms.”
  • 2nd floor Oceanview room (winter afternoon)
  • Taken from balcony (Oceanview room)
  • Seriously, if you forgot something, the hotel didn't!
 of 5 bubbles cosmotron, 31 Dec 2016 | Read review
“For budget cost, rooms on parkinglot side will still have a view of the coastline and hear the water.”
  • What a VERY smart idea.
  • Honor bar prices were decent.
 of 5 bubbles mmmcdougal, 14 Dec 2016 | Read review
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