Do your research and get some different perspectives on Central California Coast hotel lodgings near Hearst Castle before you make your vacation reservations! Use aerial photos and Google Maps: this page features portions of photos taken from a helicopter by the California Coastal Records Project ~ www.californiacoastline.org
~ plus links to Google Street Level Maps and More Information about the individual hotels and resorts...
Kenneth Adelman, is a Watsonville resident who
has created the California Coastal Records Project Website, californiacoastline.org.
This website provides an aerial photography survey of the California
coast for scientific and other researchers. Using a helicopter and
camera his nonprofit organization has captured thousands images of
most of the
California coast from the Oregon to Mexican borders, except for an
area around Vandenberg Air Force Base.
Search this incredible website for high resolution
photos of the California coastline using location names or geographic
latitude and longitude. Framed or unframed prints are available for
purchase. Walk the streets of San Simeon using Google Maps and research the hotel motel resort lodgings near Hearst Castle with this website before you reserve...
Pick your favorite San Simeon lodging accommodations
from the air using the cropped photos of the resorts, hotels and
motels below, then get out and explore from the ground using Google Street Level Maps.
15 miles north of Hearst Castle, the Ragged Point Inn and Resort, Restaurant, Clifftop Motel Rooms, Gift Shop, Gas Station, Hamburger Stand, Mini-Mart & More...
Ragged Point Inn Resort ~ 15 miles North of San Simeon, California ~ 39-Room
Cliff Top Resort (805-927-4502) - Ocean view cliff top location featuring nonsmoking and pet friendly accommodations one of the best of hotels near Hearst Castle, the breathtaking views are the biggest selling point, 15 miles south of the Hearst Castle Visitors Center - All rooms have Cable/satellite TV, Coffee, sorry no Telephone - Some hotel rooms have wet bar, mini-fridge, microwaves and gas fireplaces most have little private patios or decks, Ragged Point Inn and Resort is pet-friendly, for an extra charge you can get a room where your dog is allowed. More Information about the Best Western Cavalier Oceanfront Resort, Hotel in San Simeon...
The photo section below details the Hearst Castle Road leading to the large Hearst Castle Visitor complex, William Randolph Hearst State Beach and the small town of San Simeon. You can easily see part of the visitors center, the pier at the State Beach and the large Spanish style Hearst warehouse in San Simeon but much is obscured by large trees. I will tell though, there are no hotels or resorts at this time in San Simeon, the closest hotels are about three miles south in a hotel row called San Simeon Acres, next are the hotels and resorts in Cambria about 10 miles south and the unique Ragged Point Inn Resort 15 miles north. You should click to see the original uncropped high resolution photograph from the California Coastal Records Project (CCRP).
WR Hearst State Beach & Castle Visitors Center San Simeon
William Randolph Hearst State Beach ~ Village of San Simeon, California ~ Hearst Castle State Historical Monument Visitors Center (Questions??? Call Friends of Hearst Castle: 805-927-2138 ) - WR Hearst State Beach, a day use area with a long white sand beach, sheltered cove, picnic areas and more...the old Spanish style village of San Simeon with historic Sebastian's General Store and Cafe and now Hearst Wine Tasting Room...across the Pacific Coast Highway 1 is Hearst Castle Visitors Center, get tickets, take a castle tour...There are no Hotels or Motels in San Simeon... More Information about San Simeon, California, next to WR Hearst State beach and across PCH 1 from the Hearst Castle Visitors Center
Hearst Castle Hotel Directory featured San Simeon lodging, Best Western Cavalier
Oceanfront Resort near San Simeon, Rated #1 of hotels near Hearst Castle! Learn more on our feature
page. Read the reviews
The Best Western Cavalier Oceanfront Resort is quite a large property and the only hotel or resort in San Simeon Acres that actually has ocean frontage property and hotel rooms right next to the beach. The long light colored building top center is the Sands Motel but almost everything else in this photo detail is part of the Cavalier Resort; the buildings on the left, the long building in the middle with the pool and green grass and the building on the bluff right next to the beach belong to the Cavalier, there are several campfire pits in that large open field where resort guests like to gather around sunset to visit and warm by the oak wood fire long into the night.
Best Western Cavalier Oceanfront Resort ~ San Simeon Acres, California ~ 90-Room Beach Resort Hotel (805-927-4688 or toll free 800-826-8168)- Oceanfront
location featuring nonsmoking and pet friendly accommodations remodeled
2002 - chosen best of hotels near Hearst Castle, 3 miles south
of the Hearst Castle Visitors Center - All rooms have Cable/satellite
Tv / VCR, Coffee, Computer data port, Telephone with free local
calls and voicemail, Hairdryer, Iron/ironing Board, Mini Bar /
Refrigerator - Romantic Beachfront Hotel Rooms have wet bar, wood-burning
fireplaces and private patio, the Cavalier Resort is pet-friendly, no extra charge for pets but let them know you have your pet when you reserve or check in...
More Information about the Best Western Cavalier Oceanfront Resort, Hotel in San Simeon...
The Sea Coast Lodge which became the Orchid Inn is now the Morgan Hotel at San Simeon under new ownership and is recently under new management and trying hard to win your business, they have different levels of accommodations that might be worth a look...
The Morgan Hotel is at the top of this photo; interestingly it is in the two larger buildings and they are separated by the smaller pinkish building which is the
El Chorlito Mexican Restaurant. It appears to have some limited ocean views, and it is on the ocean side of the highway 1 but as you can see from the picture it is located about a block from the beach with no direct route making it a bit of an excursion on foot.
The Morgan Hotel San Simeon ~ San Simeon Acres, California ~ 55 motel rooms located in two seperate buildings(805-927-3878or toll free 800-451-9900) The Morgan Hotel features a 24 hr desk, spa, cocktail lounge with live music sometimes, designated smoking area and heated outdoor swimming pool; some of the nicer hotel rooms have partial ocean views, romantic fireplaces and whirlpool tubs; the Morgan Motel has pet friendly motel accommodations; there is a $25 per day pet charge, they have spacific pet rooms let them know you have a pet when you check in or make your reservation.
More Information about the Morgan Hotel San Simeon...
The Motel 6 is clean comfortable and one of the best values to be had in San Simeon Acres...
Good Value, The Motel 6: The Motel 6 at San Simeon Acres is not fancy but it is clean, the prices are reasonable, there is a good caf and bar on site. WI-FI is available and some rooms even have ocean views, additionally there is no additional charge for your dog but do let them know you have a pet when you reserve your hotel room or check in.
A clean motel, good restaurant and full bar, Motel 6
Motel 6 ~ San Simeon Acres ~ Large 100 Room Motel Close to the Beach (805-927-8691 or toll free 800-466-8356)- One of the best values in San Simeon Acres. This motel has a good restaurant and the bar is favorite hangout of the locals; the lounge
serves good drinks as well as good food and sometimes entertainment, there is a heated pool, 24 hour desk (7-11 off season); a nice gravel/rock beach is only a short walk; pet friendly accommodations; no charge for one well-behaved family pet per room. Guest must notify front desk upon arrival. More Information about the Best Western Cavalier Oceanfront Resort, Hotel in San Simeon...
The San Simeon lodge is long established but often refurbished and well kept, a good place for visitors to stay and a fun place to play for locals and tourists alike
A large well located hotel property: The San Simeon lodge is an acceptable hotel that has a good ocean view restaurant with an attached cocktail lounge which has fun weekend entertainment that attracts both locals and tourists, if you want to you can dine at several other close by restaurants and the beach and a mini-mart are also within close walking distance.
Large Property with a laundromat, restaurant and full bar...
So I pasted a few of the California Coastal Records Project aerial photos together and came up with panorama of the whole community of San Simeon Acres from one end to the other, HOTEL ROW every hotel plus a few restaurants and other business that all provide support for area visitors...