Silver Surf

9390 Castillo DriveSan Simeon93452USA

About Silver Surf

Situated on the Central California Coast between San Francisco and Los Angeles, offering three green acres of quiet accommodations, Silver Surf Motel of San Simeon is a short ride away from countless lively attractions of the coastal area.

Rooms vary in size and amenity at Silver Surf Motel, offering private balconies/patios, cable television, coffee makers, fireplaces and ocean views.

Hotel features comprise free Wi-Fi and parking, a swimming pool and hot tub, pet-friendly accommodations, laundry facilities, and meeting rooms.

Dine on-site if the continental breakfast is served; otherwise venture over to Big Sur Cafe, Manta Ray Restaurant, Sunset Grill, or El Chorlito, all within a half mile of the motel.

Don't miss nearby favorites like Hearst Castle, Hearst Ranch Winery, San Simeon State Park, Coastal Discovery Center Museum, the Elephant Seal Rookery, Moonstone Beach, Nitt Witt Ridge and Cambria Beer Company, all within five miles of the motel.


9390 Castillo Drive, San Simeon, CA, 93452, USA
Telephone: +1(805)9274661 | Fax: +1(805)9273225 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour reception
  • Computer with internet
  • Conference rooms
  • Convenience store
  • Express check-in / out
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Gym
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Laundry service
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Parking garage
  • Pets allowed
  • Towels at the pool / beach
  • Washing machine
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Cable TV
  • Central heating
  • Desk
  • Electric kettle
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Ironing board
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms

Wellness / Spa

  • Whirlpool / Hot tub


  • Accessible parking
  • Wheelchair accessible

For children

  • Child / Baby crib

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 15:00
  • Check-out: 11:00

Positive Reviews

Decent, Convenient Locale

Simple lodging in great proximity to Hearst Castle, Cambria, the Elephant Seal Rookery, San Simeon State Park and Moonstone Beach. There's a small pool and hot tub, lovely terrace ocean views and a courtyard with occasional hummingbirds. The beach is very nearby with umbrellas and chairs available. Some reported being served a basic on-site free breakfast; others claimed nothing was served. Still more opted to eat out regardless, as Big Sur Cafe is just adjacent and reception offers discount coupons. Try their highly recommended crusted French Toast, spinach omelets, fresh fruit or hash browns. El Chorlito is also within walking distance and has excellent reviews.

Adequate Rooms

Spacious, comfortable rooms offer lovely patios/balconies, decent showers, good beds and cozy linens. Convenient in-room refrigerators, microwaves, and coffee makers are available. Some reported wonderful Wi-Fi connectivity; others stated it didn't work at all and neither did their cell phones. Big Sur Cafe next door offers free Wi-Fi if needed.

Friendly Staff

Most reported staff was helpful and friendly, providing a fan for warm guests and helping out with suggestions on area attractions or dining when requested.

Negative Reviews

No A/C

There is no air conditioning, but it usually cools off well at night. However, some reported being uncomfortably warm.

Dirty, Noisy & Buggy

Some reported their rooms smelled badly. Others showed photos of multiple bites on their skin, from which they claimed were bed bugs in this motel. The hot tub and pool were full of yellow foam, brown water or had dirty rings around the edges. Many items are in need of maintenance throughout the premises. Thin walls allow noise and cigarette smoke to be detected in adjacent rooms. There is no air conditioning, but it usually cools off well at night. However, some reported being uncomfortably warm.

Substantially Varying Prices

Some overheard the manager offering a room for over three times the rate they paid the night before.

Rating Overview

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7.3 out of 10 based on 2434 reviews