Sands Motel

2 out of 5 stars2 Stars

9355 Hearst Drive, San Simeon, California, 93452, United States
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88%

Satisfaction Very Good
Excellent
14%
11
Very Good
41%
31
Average
33%
25
Poor
5%
4
Terrible
5%
4

Value Score Great Value!

Costs about the same, but rated 12% higher than other 2 star hotels

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Good For Solo
  • Families54
  • Couples62
  • Solo75
  • Business0

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Travel Tips for San Simeon

Stay overnight and visit other central coast towns

by pigletsmom

San Simeon is kind of in the middle of nowhere, but you can have a great time visiting nearby towns. The charming coastal town of Cambria is just 20 minutes away and there is also the lovely town of San Luis Obispo filled with history about 45 minutes down the road. Big Sur, Monterey, Carmel and Carmel Valley are not too far away and offer some of the best scenery California has to offer. The drive to Hearst Castle from any of these other towns is beautiful and interesting, plus there are also some nice California Wineries in the immediate area. Try these websites for more into:

http://www.travelhero.com/search.cfm/country/US/state/CA/city/CAMBRIA/hotels/reservations/

http://www.sanluisobispocounty.com/index.cfm?action=spanishTopTen

http://www.carmelvalleycalifornia.com/

http://www.monterey.com/

http://www.carmelcalifornia.com/

San Simeon Tip

by Krystynn

Welcome to the fabulous HEARST CASTLE, the once opulent home belonging to newspaper publisher, Mr William Randolph Hearst. This castle is also known as La Casa Grande in Spanish.

Mr. Hearst's fortune came from the publishing business and with it, he embarked on a mission to create a SPECTACULAR American castle that would rival those found in Europe. Thus, Hearst Castle is now officially known by the State of California as the 'Hearst State Historical Monument at San Simeon'.

San Simeon Tip

by Krystynn

Here's a glimpse of the lovely Courtyard. It's getting to be foggy now..... yes, even in the middle of summer! :-)
Go figure.

Just to give you a rough idea of how far (or near?) Hearst Castle is to major Californian towns... Here goes:

31 miles to San Luis Obispo....
138 miles to Santa Barbara...
209 miles to San Francisco...
231 miles to Los Angeles....
254 Disneyland, Knotts Berry Farm in Anaheim.

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by Krystynn

Inside the HEARST CASTLE....

And this is the beautiful Assembly Room.

Please note that FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY is NOT allowed in here.

Also be careful where you're walking around this area... and DON'T step onto the carpet!!! Why? Because the alarm bell will give a ear-piercing sound, that's why.

How do I know? I stepped on it, you see.... :-(( So embarassing!

San Simeon

by kiwigal_1

I was here in October and the weather was quite cool, especially in the evenings. It got quite foggy too. I wore jeans and t-shirts and jacket for the evening. I am sure you could purchase any of these here if you needed however not too sure if I saw a chemist or a doctor anywhere... Plenty of this at the major attractions.

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Address: 9355 Hearst Drive, San Simeon, California, 93452, United States