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Orangeville, ON
Reviewed 11 November 2014

While at the end of our drive one day, down Hwy 1 on the coast of California, we came to the Best Western Plus Cavalier. A very friendly & attentive front desk staff helped us arrange connecting rooms on the second floor with an ocean view. Lovely! Beautiful view of the coast, beach side fires already lit for the guests....

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Tilbury, Canada
Reviewed 11 November 2014

We stayed at the BW Cavalier resort for a night on our way down the Pacific Coast Highway on our journey from San Francisco to LA. It was getting dark and we decided to stop for a room along the way, There were several hotels right along the highway and we decided to go to the oceanside. We were traveling...

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Hillsborough, NJ
Reviewed 10 November 2014

This was our first stay in a Best Western hotel. The front desk staff was pleasant and informative. The location was nice. The hotel offers beautiful beach views and is located close to Hearst Castle. However the room décor is very dated and ventilation is poor. This is a good hotel to stop for a night. They also offer the...

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Ventura County, California
Reviewed 10 November 2014

This is a very nice hotel if you are spending the night in this area. We went to the Hearst Castle for their night tour and didn't want to drive the 150+ miles home afterwards OR drive into Cambria during the night. There is not much to do here in the evening hours and the adjacent restaurant was ideal &...

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Ventura County, California
Reviewed 10 November 2014

Although we have been here and have experienced all the tours that the Hearst Castle has to offer over the years, we had the opportunity to experience one of their seasonal night tours (a very nice experience) & decided to spend a night here in the area. There aren't any glamorous hotels in this area & not much to do...

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Sacramento
Reviewed 9 November 2014

Best Western Cavalier is a beautifully located property, right on the ocean in San Simeon with a stairway to the lovely beach. The owners have gone above and beyond in attending to details. Outdoor fireplaces are lit before sunset, pots of geraniums line the outer walls, rooms are spacious and well stocked with amenities. Our room had a fireplace and...

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Casino, Australia
Reviewed 9 November 2014

stayed here one night. was lovely. large clean rooms. comfy bed. sitting room with 2 lounge chairs as well as 2 rocking chairs out on balcony overlooking beach. had a great sleep. loved it when they lit bonfires on the beach at dusk so you can sit around sipping wine meeting with other guests. had room service which was not...

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Tonbridge, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 November 2014

This hotel is more of a motel with individual rooms accessed via an outside verandah (reminded me of Butlins chalet blocks!). Rooms were clean and beds comfortable but the bathroom situation was a little strange as no washbasin in bathroom, just shower and toilet, you had to come out to wash your hands. Location on the beach is nice, with...

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San Ramon, California
Reviewed 9 November 2014

Almost hesitant to write a review because it is so nice that I am afraid people will flock here. Rooms with white water ocean view, with easy access to the beach. Watching sunsets from the private deck. Near Cambria, a foodie heaven of a town on the central coast. Very pleasant staff. Hearst Castle is an easy drive away. And,...

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Reviewed 6 November 2014

Very pleasantly surprised with the Cavalier Oceanfront Resort. We stayed in room 271. King oceanview, upstairs, fireplace, balcony. The waves were crashing outside our room. Loved the quality of the whole place. You won't be disappointed. Better than expected.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
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  • Spa
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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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: €133 - €265 (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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“This hotel offers easy visits to Hearst Castle, Elephant Seal Colony, & ocean kayaking in Cambria.”
 of 5 bubbles LatinaGlobeTrotter, 26 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Buy better toilet paper. It was rough and thin. Put screens on sliders. Bathroom could be painted fresh. Maybe take off brown bedspread and just use white duvets or sheets, so they can be wash after every visit. Microwaves would be nice. Maybe BBQ for use .”
 of 5 bubbles W9083GJtinac, 20 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Ask for ground floor ocean side”
 of 5 bubbles DonnaLSauve, 17 Mar 2017 | Read review
“upstairs on Kings row”
 of 5 bubbles donf780, 16 Mar 2017 | Read review
“This motel is not "elegant", it's a "beach bungalow" type location. The rooms are clean and plain. There is a fireplace, fridge and mini bar. Most rooms have a patio and in the oceanfront rooms you can spend your entire stay just relaxing on it. ”
 of 5 bubbles moconnor818, 15 Mar 2017 | Read review
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