The room needed to be remolded. There was cracked and peeling plaster throughout the room. The bedroom smelled of mold and there was a lot of mold on the shower curtain. The beds were extremely hard. The heater was very hard to control, there were gaps in the plaster around the heater, and the thermostat was extremely old and was about to come of the wall. Although I booked the room online, when I asked for a receipt at the end of the stay, the clerk argued with me and reluctantly printed a useless receipt. The continental breakfast was outside in the cold and very limited. I could not recommend this hotel to anyone.
Good choice for visitors to Hurst Castle. Friendly staff. Good choice for a one night stay. Room was clean, reasonably well appoined and comfortable.
Any other hotel in the area would be better than this one. Breakfast was overseen by an unfriendly, cheap person. Kids were not very welcome. Location is not bad.
Loved how close it was to Hearst Castle. We're thinking about coming back in May and we'll most likely stay here again. Could not beat it for the price.
the receptionist and attendant were very helpful during check in and check out. housekeepers were on time for things we requested for the room. breakfast served healthy foods and coffee fresh made. hot chocolate was also good and quantity more than enough for everyone.
The staff was very helpful and freindly and the rooms were clean and spacious. The restaurant attached was excellent and reasonably priced.
Very comfortable room.had a TV microwave and a mini fridge. Bed was comfortable. Didn't use the pool. And the breakfast was good for a Continental. Could've used some bacon. Hot eggs or sausage maybe. Carbs tire me out. Located across from Pacific and near Hearse Castle and Cambria ,Morro Bay, a lighthouse and huge seals. Absolutely would stay here again!!!
My husband and I wanted a hotel that was inexpensive, clean and safe along the coast. The hotel is older looking but very well kept and the staff was very courteous and helpful. The breakfast offered had a decent variety and the food was good. We also had a nice view of the ocean from our room. We will stay there again. I don't recommend getting a room with a courtyard view, as all the 'balconies' there face each other which doesn't offer any real privacy. The hotel does not have an elevator if that is a concern.
Good proximity for visit to Hearst Mansion. Would have wanted better room light for a longer stay.
We were visiting Hearst Castle the next day and found the hotel more than adequate to meet our one day needs. Only negative was breakfast. All carbs, no protein.
The staff was very friendly and informed us of restaurants and things to do in the area upon check-in. The room was nice and clean, the only thing I didn't like was the pillows but to each his own.
This hotel was adequate for our one night stay near Hearst Castle.
We enjoyed staying in the Days Inn. The room was clean and big. We felt very comfortable to sleep in. The room price was reasonable. It's closed to the Hearst Castle. We had an impression to live in this place.
We needed a hotel near to Hearst Castle and Days Inn was perfectly located and excellent value for money. We had a large king room which had been newly refurbished and continental breakfast was included too. Builders are on site as some rooms are still being refurbished but this didn't really detract from our stay.
Close to Hearst Castle - super convenient in that sense. Pretty much everything else. Cell signal is terrible here if you're on AT&T so I was really relying on their WiFi to get connected. It's terrible. No elevator so if you're on the second floor keep that in mind. Ocean view? I mean, I guess technically. Don't pay extra for that. Front desk guy completely vanished in the morning - I needed him to transfer a call that was coming in. Wet carpet near the nightstand. Musty smell from the window unit. Look this is basically a $59 hotel masquerading as a $150 hotel because it can. Free markets and all. Just go in with the right expectations and you'll be fine.
Conveniently located. Room was decent and comfortable. Person at counter upon arrival was helpful and nice. Breakfast was minimal and took long to restock.
Clean, spacious rooms with comfortable king bed. WiFi signal was weak and low bandwidth. Maid walked in the room without knocking. Breakfast food ran out. Oatmeal was undercooked.
Beds were comfortable, windows open, room was clean: my top three. Spa was a great bonus. Location near Hearst Castle cannot be beat. Not much to do nor many choices for dining near by, which is not the hotel's fault, but do plan ahead and eat in Cambria or further south if coming from that direction.
The location is great for the price, and we really did love the waffle machine at breakfast. While there was not a huge breakfast selection, my boyfriend and I were more than satisfied. The indoor spa was pretty nice, clean, and bubbly. The gentleman at the front desk was very accommodating when we arrived close to the spa's closing time and allowed us a little time to relax after our long drive. As for the room, it's a great value for the price. The bed was pretty comfy and there were enough pillows and blankets for the two of us. The heater worked well, and there is a fridge, microwave, and coffee maker as well. For the price, you don't expect luxury, but you at least are getting a great value for your stay. The ice machine was broken the entire stay, but no one ever did anything to repair it, even though more than one guest complained (and the solution given to get ice was to retrieve it from the bar next door... yeah because I am really going to walk in to a bar I don't know in an area I've never been just to ask for ice!). The water level in the spa was a little too low so the jets were causing the water to spout up super high, but if you sat right in front of it, you could block it. And I was slightly concerned about the cleanliness after opening up the fridge and finding someone else's food was still in there... yuck.
The staff were very helpful when I had an issue with a credit card. Also they moved us to a quieter room when requested. Nice to have a sea view, unspoilt spot. Very good rooms & excellent location for a visit to Hearst Castle.
how nice the staff was and nice rooms. n/a
The room was very clean and had better furnishing than most of the hotels in its category. Staff was quite friendly.
Value for money.
basic motel - but clean, short walk to the coastal access, good towel service could hear upstairs neighbours, pool moderately clean, however, stayed off season
Location, clean Noisy
Staff was courteous and quick. Simple and clean, recently updated floors were a nice surprise. Great access to Big Sur and Hearst Castle area. Slept here only, did not have the breakfast, nor did I use the TV. Would stay here again but would try to avoid 1st floor, as the guests above us ran back and forth like they were having a relay race at dawn -- not the hotel's fault however.
Location for Hearst Castle was excellent. Good value for money hotel.
Would definitely stay again
Great location, beautiful view, spotless nicely decorated suite with small patio, fireplace, refrigerator, large bathroom, jacuzzi tub. Full breakfast buffet included. Friendly staff.....al and all a perfect weekend get away! Expensive but a great room right on the water in the middle of summer!
Room was beautiful. Breakfast was very good. Perfect location.
It was near the beach. The room was a little dated and the bed was NOT comfortable. Also it made me itchy and I think something bit me.
Beach front, rooms clean and comfortable
It was steps from the beach. For the price, we were underwhelmed. The shower had bad water pressure, the included breakfast came to us still frozen, the room had a buzzing sound, and we expected more for the price of the room.
The street is full of small hotels. Close to the moonstone beach. Breakfast is included and will be delivered to your room. Ocean view room is a must try. room is clean. Free wifi. nice staff.
The premises were much better than we expected. The hotel is appointed with care and interest. Perfect location and value for a visit to Hearst Castle. Very friendly staff, nice atmohere, even the contintental breakfast was very good. We absolutely would love to stay in this hotel again. And again. The wireless network was very slow. An upgrade would definitely be recommended.
This is a really comfortable hotel and great value for money. Super friendly staff, great breakfast and 5 min drive to Hearst Castle.
Coziness, beds Continental breakfast was great but a little crowded
The windows were dirty, and cracked.
Very clean felt upper class good continental breakfast The only thing I really didn't like is there's not much in San Simeon to do... Don't go early thinking you can do a lot only go for Hearst Castle
I like the cleanliness and ambiance. There was a fragrant smell I noticed in the hallway. smelled very nice and comforting. The TV in the standard rooms can be updated to flat screens.
A very spacious room with a fridge as well as a mini bar. Advertised "high speed internet' which was not working, toilet cistern leaked and made noise all night, reception was more interested in private phone calls than being helpful and the design of the building meant that the morning noise from the breakfast area was funnelled directly to the rooms which had poor sound deadening doors.
We visited the nearby Hearst Castle. That was the main aim of our stay in the hotel.
It's location - convenient and appealing. We had a partial ocean view but the windows were very dirty which blurred the view and the seating did not accommodate access to the view. We actually turned the settteee around!
Great continental breakfast and friendly staff Our rooms window was right above the designated smoking area so even though the hotel is "non-smoking" our room smelled like smoke the entire weekend.
Proximity to castle
I liked the location and the pool was heated It was a little dirty. The bed had something strange on it like dirt and the shower had a clump from someone who was in the room before us. It's like they were rushing to get the room clean.
Location and price
A simple motel with comfortable beds. Location was perfect for a visit to the Hearst castle. Very convenient. The gentleman at the front desk we arrived the evening prior was very friendly and helpful. Parking situation was poor. There aren't enough spaces for the hotel guests. Also the complementary breakfast voucher is a waste of time. The restaurant that is associated with the hotel that excepts the breakfast voucher has the worst service I've seen in a long time. Don't even waste your time getting the complementary breakfast and less you'd like to sit around for a while and get a poor quality danish and cold coffee while you're waiting for your milk to arrive.
Very close and convenient to the Hearst Castle and the beach. Everything in the town is super close though. Wasn't special in any way. Just another motel by the water, could have stayed in any random motel with th same experience.
The pool was nice I could hear the people on the second floor walking back and fourth all night
all that's needed for a one-night stay on a budget.
Surprisingly nice considering the price. It was nice to have the pool and jacuzzi, and the room was clean. WIFI did not work in the rooms.
I like the location of this inn This inn is not really clean. The tower has some yellow stain on it and our blanket has a big yellow spot, which looks like a stain from period blood that was not washed out completely. There is green mold on the shower tap. I dont require the inn to be modern and luxurious but it at least has to be clean.
Very close to attractions, cheap Walls so thin Other people's snoring woke me up. The slightest movement with upstairs neighbors sounded like the ceiling would cave in. Very noisy altogether. Otherwise not terrible.
Location. Sheets and blankets didn't fit the bed and were old and wrinkled. Pillows were smelly. Toilet paper was stiff and unusable.
The kids loved the indoor swimming pool. The parents loved the hot tub. We were pleasantly surprised that the family room had a microwave and refrigerator. Need to update the website that the family room has a refrigerator and microwave.
Could not shower as bath water was a horrible dark yellow, so bad I took a picture. Saunas water was cold until evening even though it was supposedly open from 9 till 9. Coffee maker did not work. However beds were comfy. Needs some work! Stayed here 5 years ago and it was much nicer. No continental breakfast . Won't stay here again. Workers playing loud Spanish music in the laundry room with door open early in the morning, we could hear it in our room several doors down.
Spacious room and very close to the beach !! My husband and I were very comfortable there with our 2 year old. We stayed for a week and appreciated having a fridge. HBO was nice to have as well. The only complaint would be that the carpets could be cleaner. They need a carpet cleaner to run through more often. Other than that we had no complaints.
Indoor pool area. Proximity to beach. Staff would not accommodate request for 1st floor room even though only a few rooms were occupied at check in. No elevator so had to carry luggage up stairs and down outside deck. No breakfast without charge. Noisy between rooms--could hear conversations next door. Rattling bath fans in adjacent rooms could be heard all night.
Recuperating from a previous surgery, I was looking for some r & r and found it. Old facility, dirty, lack of space ; I wanted to leave. Excellent locale .
Spa + firepit at sunset, fireplace, and free warm breakfast. It was close to the beach and resturants. Nothing
I was OK with the rate I was paying until I was checking in. The desk clerk was on the phone and was offering this person a "walk-in rate" $50 less than I had paid. Was a little upset.
Room was awesome. Staff was wonderful. Can't think of any negative pertaining to our visit to the Fog catcher Inn. Although I did like the Hot Tub and Fire Pit.
Comfortable, friendly service, right by the beach so super convenient. Gorgeous view of the water and even saw whiles. Nice pool.
the location was very good, parking was easy, and we were given the room we requested. I did not get to see/use the pool as I arrived too late and left early. But it was nice that there was a pool. The room was not as comfortable as I would have hoped at that price. Beds were fairly hard, bedding was cheap feeling. The room was extremely hot, but there was no air conditioning. We opened the windows, but there were no screens, so we had to risk bugs. The walls were very thin and we could hear our neighbors. The continental breakfast was available in the front office, to be eaten in your room. However even though you had to "take out" your meal, there were no lids for coffee cups... Overall I did not think it was much of a value.
Wifi was down at check in. Little information was provided on what they were doing to fix the problem. Once it was up and running it worked well.
Close proximity to the ocean Room need upgrade
Clean, Quiet and helpful at the desk.
Close to beach, hearst castle AC not working...
No shampoo or conditioner provided. It was available in a vending machine.
Location is right off the PCH. Staff is friendly. Property was not clean. Property is too old and badly needs renovation. Bed covering skirts were dirty.
Nothing The beds, towels, and blanks dirty.
It was near everything, and the singer Saturday night was great We had way too many ants in our room. If you put food down for one minute there would be a thousand ants, they were all over the room .
The location and facilities are very nice. I particularly enjoyed their hot tub. We were told that there was free afternoon sangria and that the wine bar served wine and bar snacks until 11:30 PM. Neither statement is exactly true. There is free sangria but only until the very limited amount they make runs out – and they refuse to make more even though they have the ingredients available – and the bar only serves snacks until the staff gets tired of making them – which was very much earlier in the evening than is advertized.
The staff was friendly and new their hotel well. The location was conveniently close to town. The hotel is not exactly on Moonstone beach which was a disappointment. Also noise from the hallway permeated into the far too easily.
Staff was very friendly. The ambiance was fabulous. Very comfortable. The breakfast buffet was only so so for the price we paid for the room. I thought it could have been better given all the fresh fruits available in California. The danishes were a little stale. Not much of a variety.
Nice property with good rooms. Not on the beach and no water views is a downside. Breakfast is included, but its a pretty meager spread with not much effort put behind the food. Staff was very helpful.
It was very quit, clean and comfortable.
Walking distance to the beach (but then again all the hotels there are about the same distance away). It was cheap... The bed was comfortable. The guy in the lobby that works late was nice. The walls are paper thin, you can clearly hear your adjacent neighbors conversation/snoring. The height of the shower head is the same as my chin and I'm only 5'10". There was a used shampoo bottle, that I'm guessing was used by the previous guest, in our shower. We stayed on the first floor and we could hear every step from the guest in the rooms directly above us. We can also hear, very loudly, people walking upstairs on the balcony walkway. My 120 pound girlfriend sat on the plastic toilet seat and it either became loose or broke somehow. Not sure if it was previously already broken or was just not put in correctly. Furniture is probably older than me.
The get what you pay for Dogs barking all night is not what you want to hear after a long journey
Cheap, fridge and microwave. Slow wifi, no AC, crappy soap.
-Location was perfect -Room was clean and comfortable -It was nice to have some outdoor space -Pool area could use some upgrades
it was a good location and cheap. bathrooms were not that clean, toilet was weird, coffeemaker was broken.
The room was updated. The bed was comfortable. The staff was pleasant. Excellent value. The bathroom was clean, but the shower had mold on the door.
Everything was OK - nothing stands out as being very good. Online it looks like it will be cottages. However, it is much more like a Motel 6. The rooms are not cottages, but long hallways with rooms on either side. Very few rooms have a water room. The breakfast was poor.
We went with another couple. King room with balcony. Awesome stay. Clean, quiet, beach right across hwy...easy access. Would recommend and definately stay again.
Hands down, the best value in the area by far. Makes sense why they have so many positve reviews, great stay all around. Location is great. Restaurant/bar on site. Rooms very clean. Can't be beat at that price. As many have said before, the only thing that would really help would be AC units in the room. It was 80 when we were there, and the rooms felt stuffy in the afternoon even with windows open.
The bed was like sleeping on a cloud! For $60 AWESOME! ! Nothing everything was good.
Definitely should be more than 2 stars. Maybe the rating was done before their recent renovation? Loved the wine reception, staff and location were excellent and we enjoyed the hot tub. Also loved having breakfast delivered to the room. No air conditioner but I'm sure it's not often needed in this part of CA. However, we could have used it in the late afternoon.
The location of this hotel was absolutely fabulous, as was the front desk staff. One night here was truly not enough. This hotel is a gem and the restaurant next door was wonderful, too.
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Our room was beautiful with great views of Ocean and rolling foothills. Within walking distance of restaurants, bars and beach boardwalks. Less than a mile from downtown Cambria. Very friendly and helpful staff. Prompt and thorough. There was no air conditioning unit. We were reliant on opening windows and a singular fan in the room.
There was hair on the shower walls and floor. There is no air conditioning and the room was very warm. Our room's window faced north so it didn't get much of a breeze.
Clean place nice decor friendly staff GREAT location! My room did not have a view :-/
Staff location room Staff, location, room
Everything! The staff was superb and the rooms were perfect. I would absolutely go back and I recommend this to everyone and anyone. This was, hands down, one of the best hotel experiences I've ever had. I was there on my birthday and the staff took note of it and left me a cake and a card. I've never been treated so well at a hotel. 5 stars all the way!
Pool, breakfast, location Didn't have hot water one day, didn't have room cleaned one day.
The staff couldn't have been kinder to the bride & groom. The guests were directed by staff and always helpful. Very relaxing environment, comfortable walking paths, and the breakfast was always plentiful and hot. Bed was super comfortable, plenty of towels and the bathroom was spacious for the shower, but not tub in the "standard" room. As a local who was here for a friends wedding, I'm very proud to highly recommend this hotel if you're in the area. Air conditioning didn't work, but that's not unusual for a hotel near the beach. The open window cooled the room during the night. Wish I had a bathtub, but it wasn't a major priority for me since I was there for only one night and focused on the wedding festivities.
We loved the woodsy lodge style of the hotel. From our first steps on the front porch, everything had a very comfortable and homey feel. Loved that the hotel had a pool for the kids and a lounge for the adults. The rooms were a little outdated, but not bad. They were much bigger than I'd expected. The breakfast included with the room was ok. It's what you'd expect of a free breakfast (pancakes, sausage, scramble eggs, toast, plus oatmeal and cereals). Afterwards we walked the grounds and discovered the most amazing gardens and paths to explore. We wound stay here again. The rooms were a little outdated, but not bad. Overall, we were pleased.
Beautifil rooms and gardens, very clean and comfortable, great amenities, perfect for families
grounds and garden were beautiful; enjoyed bungalow with patio. proximity to ocean
We loved it here. The building, the room, and the public areas were all full of charm. The grounds were peaceful and welcoming. The breakfast was excellent. The staff was very friendly and helpful. We felt like we were staying at a friend's place!
Most amazing breakfast I've ever had - everything from scratch!
Staff were excellent, the breakfast was amazing. Location was great to walk to nearby shops and restaurants. The gardens and back porch were also wonderful. Liked the afternoon 5-6 snacks It may be that our expectations re b&bs are unrealistic. The room decor was very dated and unappealing. The bath was off the gathering room, tiny shower stall and sink.