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Motel 6 San Simeon

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Bakersfield, California
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21 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It has been awhile since I last stayed at a Motel 6. It was in San Diego,10-12 years ago. I remember it as an acceptable alternative. Last friday, Nov. 11th, I decided to go the beach. I was sick and tired of the election and pissed off at workers who voted for Trump and regretted it. I was debating whether... More 

Thank Gerry C
6Team, Brand Experience Team Member at Motel 6 San Simeon, responded to this review

Gerry, Thank you for taking the time to share your review. Motel 6 standards for quality rest on our promise to offer the lowest price of any national chain by delivering the essential elements of a comfortable room for a satisfying stay, for this reason we apologize for the disappointment you describe with the expectations of amenities. We encourage you... More 

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28 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 October 2016

Very basic but bearably clean. Was Adequate for a single night stop. Convenient restaurant located on the premises. Friendly front office staff. Good location on the Pacific Highway (Hwy-1) near Hearst Castle. $120 price is on the high side for what is on offer.

Thank Saintfreethrow
Opelika, Alabama
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16 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

Although this area is beautiful, the hotels aren't. For the price you pay in this area you get bare minimum. The hotel is very basic. You park in the rear and must descend stairs with your luggage to make your way to your room. The hallways are dimly lit and uninviting. The room is no frills. The towels are hotel... More 

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Port Angeles, Washington
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29 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2016

Although the property is a little dated, the room was very clean and there a good WiFi connection. The beach was across 101 so the waves pounding the shore were like a sleeping tonic. The restaurant on premises is average, but good quality with a very friendly staff. An attraction not to be missed is the elephant seal watching area... More 

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Kingston, NY
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24 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2016

Ended up here since everything else was either booked or way out of our price range (and this really wasn't worth the price, either). The staff was super friendly and nice, but the room lacked sufficient towels, soap, no shampoo. The floor was dirty - seems they mop (no carpet) but don't use soap. The ice machines were both broken,... More 

Thank MicDelp
6Team, Brand Experience Team Member at Motel 6 San Simeon, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for sharing your review. We are committed to delivering a clean, comfortable room and apologize for any failure in following through on that commitment during your recent stay. The service issues you describe are atypical to Motel 6 standards for quality, and we are sorry you experienced less than satisfying service during your visit. We invite... More 

Redwood City, California
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77 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 October 2016

Lindsey at the front desk was very accommodating and very kind and helpful. Room was fine except for some maintenance issues, but not a show stopper. Worth a stop. Do not eat at the restaurant attached to this property, way too expensive.

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Galway, Ireland
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367 reviews
49 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2016

Expect the essential for a good price. Good bed, clean toilets, good shower. Nothing special, just a comfortable bed. The price is good as well for the region. We went to different places before the big sur and it was very expensive to sleep there.

Thank Nany M
Chesterfield, Michigan
1 review
Reviewed 27 September 2016

After being on the road 12 hours we stopped at San Simeon Motel 6. Asked front desk clerk if we could see a room before paying. She said no - that should have been our first clue to not stay here. Went out in the parking lot, spoke to another guest who said hotel was ok. We were exhausted from... More 

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San Diego, California
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9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2016

We stayed at the Motel 6 San Simeon for 3 nights and I give it a "excellent" for the price. The room was clean, beds comfortable and fresh coffee in the lobby every morning. The staff was friendly and the woman behind the counter really helped us with our reservations. There was a problem as we had tacked on a... More 

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St. George, Utah
2 reviews
Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

This has to be one of the worst Motel 6 properties out there, if not the worst. Dirty room, old lumpy mattress, no shampoo, no hair dryer, antiquated cooling system, etc etc etc. All these wonderful amenities for only $185 a night. Never again. Next time it will be the Best Western.

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Motel 6 San Simeon - Hearst Castle Area is 6 miles from Hearst Castle and across the street from the ocean! Some rooms offer a partial view of the ocean. Enjoy our on-site restaurant, outdoor pool and smoke free rooms. Wi-Fi is available for a fee. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Motel 6 San Simeon

Address: 9070 Castillo Dr, SR 1/Cabrillo Highway at Vista Del Mar exit, San Simeon, CA 93452-9726
Region: United States > California > San Luis Obispo County > San Simeon
Price Range: $78 - $175 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Motel 6 San Simeon 2*
Number of rooms: 100
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Also Known As:
Motel 6 San Simeon Hotel San Simeon
Motel 6 San Simeon Hearst Castle Area
Motel Six San Simeon
San Simeon Motel 6
San Simeon Motel Six
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#4 On the Beach Hotel in San Simeon
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“Second floor, otherwise on the parking lot side you've got headlights waking you up at 6am.”
 of 5 bubbles MicDelp, 11 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Make sure there are not any maintenance issues before you commit to a room”
 of 5 bubbles BD475, 8 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Some upper rooms have a view of the ocean”
 of 5 bubbles 660kennethc, 19 Sep 2016 | Read review
“first floor, the second floor is one flight down from the parking lot and then one flight up.”
 of 5 bubbles derbusa, 22 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Before you go to the restaurant, get your coffee at the front desk. You just saved yourself $3 per cup.”
 of 5 bubbles 366ashishg, 17 Aug 2016 | Read review
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