San Simeon only has about 3 mini marts being just a small hamlet (it is actually just a hamlet and not a town) and this is one of the 3 mini marts, serving Assorted Liquors and Beers and off course lots and lots of junk food like corn chips, potato chips and other stuff and the best thing is that it is open up to 10:00 pm and if you want to buy a quick grub or buy wine or beer for some social drinking in your motel room then this is the place to buy it. the mini mart is about a quarter mile walk from the Days Inn San Simeon Hotel.
opens 7:00 am to 10:00 pm daily.
What to buy: beers like budwieser will cost $ 12 for a six pack, whisky like tennesse whisky will cost $ 10 a bottle and local wines from Paso Robles area will cost $ 8 a bottle and for the snack, it will cost between $ 3 to 5 for a large bag of Tostitos or Nachos or potato chips.
What to pay: depends on what you are buying but since it is a convenience store, the prices are cheap
Interesting on-line gift shop. Basically the Hearst Castle gift shop on-line.
What to buy: Posters, mugs, snow globes, tapestries, tiles and even fudge.
Nice collection of books and tapes on the history of Hearst Castle. The Tapestries, tiles and other items were designed from motifs used in the decor of the castle. The castle inspired tiles are very pretty. You can also reserve Hearst Castle Tour tickets on-line. (Read my warning or danger tip)
What to pay: Prices are good for standard souvenir stuff. Get's expensive for the more artsy items.