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William Randolph Hearst's, Hearst Castle taken from Pacific Coast Highway 1 near San Simeon. Click to enlarge. CLICK HERE to take the
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Click this San Simeon Hearst Spanish Style warehouses to take the virtual San Simeon California informational photograph tour.

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.

Link to Featured hotel, Best Western Oceanfront Resort Hotel.
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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...

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Graphic of a Google Map of California Pacific Coast Highway 1 linked to street level map in front of the Ragged Point Inn and Resort.
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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,hxhxh is a pet friendly resort hotel so take your dog on vacation with you and stay at this cliff top lodging. Ragged Point Inn and Resort is pet-friendly, for an extra charge you can get a room where your dog is allowed.
Click for more information about the Ragged Point Inn Cliff Top Resort 15 miles north of Hearst Castle.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

Details of the Aerial Photo showing William Randolph Hearst State Beach, Village of San Simeon, Pacific Coast Highway 1, and Hearst Castle Historical Monument from a CCRP photo; click for the high resolution photo from the California Coastal Records Project.
Click larger photo of the Hearst State Beach and Castle Visitors Center at CCRP. Click for the high resolution aerial photo of San Simeon harbor, San Simeon Village, William Randolph Hearst State Beach and Hearst Castle California State Historical Monument Visitors Center from the California Coastal Records Project.

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Graphic of a Google Map of California Pacific Coast Highway 1 linked to street level map at the crossroads of PCH 1, SLO San Simeon Road, and Hearst Castle Road, roads lead to San Simeon Acres, William Randolph Hearst State Beach, Village of Old San Simeon and Hearst Castle Visitors Center.
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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...
Click for more information about the Village of San Simeon California close to the Hearst Castle Historical Monument Visitors Center and next to William Randolph Hearst State Beach.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 at TripAdvisor.com.

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.

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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, Best Western Cavalier Oceanfront Resort is a pet friendly resort hotel so take your dog on vacation with you and stay at this San Simeon Acres lodging 3 miles south of Hearst Castle visitors center. 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...
Click for more information about Best Western Cavalier Oceanfront Resort south of Hearst Castle visitors center. 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.

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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 Hotel is a pet friendly resort hotel so take your dog on vacation with you and stay at this San Simeon Acres lodging 3 miles south of Hearst Castle visitors center. 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.
Click for more information about the Morgan Hotel in San Simeon Acres. 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

Details of the Motel 6 of San Simeon Acres and the Pacific Coast Highway 1 Aerial Photo from a CCRP photo; click for the high resolution photo from the California Coastal Records Project.
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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; Motel is a pet friendly resort hotel so take your dog on vacation with you and stay at this San Simeon Acres lodging 3 miles south of Hearst Castle visitors center. pet friendly accommodations; no charge for one well-behaved family pet per room. Guest must notify front desk upon arrival.
Click for more information about the motel 6 in San Simeon Acres California close to Hearst Castle. 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...

Details of the San Simeon Lodge of San Simeon Acres and the Pacific Coast Highway 1 Aerial Photo from a CCRP photo; click for the complete high resolution photo from the California Coastal Records Project.
Click to View a wider high resolution shot of the San Simeon Lodge at CCRP Click for the high resolution aerial photo of Motel 6 from the California Coastal Records Project.

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Click this Google Street Level Map Graph to view the San Simeon Lodge from just off the Pacific Coast Highway 1 at the intersections of Pico Avenue and Castillo Drive; see the Lodge just behind the San Simeon Beach Bar and Grill or turn around and see San Simeon Liquors, a small liquor store and mini-mart.
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San Simeon Lodge ~ San Simeon Acres ~ Large motel property on the land side of the Pacific Coast Highway but only a short walk to the beach (805-927-4601 or toll free 800-359-4827) A 60 room well kept motel with most of the usual amenities and a few extra like a laundry and on site restaurant for breakfast lunch and dinner, full bar with pool tables and entertainment, just across the Pacific Coast Highway about a block from the beach This Motel, San Simeon Lodge is a pet friendly resort hotel so take your dog on vacation with you and stay at this San Simeon Acres lodging 3 miles south of Hearst Castle visitors center. pet friendly accommodations, let them know you have a pet when you reserve your hotel room or check in to the motel.
Click for more information about the San Simeon Lodge in San Simeon Acres California close to Hearst Castle. More Information about the San Simeon Lodge at San Simeon Acres, three miles south of Hearst Castle State Historical Monument Visitors Center...

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...

Panorama Photograph of San Simeon Acres south of Hearst Castle on the Central Coast of California: a few of the California Coastal Records Project aerial photos pasted together to show the whole community of San Simeon Acres from one end to the other showing every hotel, motel and resort plus a few restaurants and other business that all provide support for area visitors

Aerial Photo Description: A cut and paste of CCRP aerial several San Simeon Acres photos shows the whole coastal hotel community; from left to right foreground (north to south) is Pico Avenue cul-de-sac which allows public access to Pico Creek beach; next is the 12 acre Best Western Cavalier Oceanfront Resort, up front are the Cavalier Restaurant and Hotel Lobby all the hotel buildings including the one on the bluff right next to the beach are part of the Best Western Cavalier Oceanfront Resort; continuing down the frontage road Hearst Drive next building is the Sands Motel; then next is Plaza del Cavalier a small mall of gift shops, restaurants and offices, one important office located in the Plaza is the San Simeon Chamber of Commerce and the another is the Friends of the Elephant Seals; next heading south on Hearst Drive is one of the Morgan Hotel Buildings then separating the two Morgan Hotel Buildings is the El Chorlito Mexican Restaurant then on the corner of Hearst Drive and Vista del Mar is the Sea Breeze Inn hotel. The beginning across the Pacific Coast Highway 1 on Castillio Drive the first hotel is Motel 6 also home of the Pacific Blue Bar and Grill; next in the photograph headed now right to left (south to north)is the Wampum Trading Post that sells Native American Crafts and there is also a neighboring souvenir shop; after that is the Quality Inn Motel which also houses the Manta Rey Restaurant, next is the Days Inn San Simeon and the Big Sur California Cafe; next heading north on Castillo Avenue is the Silver Surf Motel, the Best Western Courtesy Inn, the San Simeon Lodge behind the San Simeon Beach Bar and Grill and finally San Simeon Liquors.

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