We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

Cavalier Oceanfront Resort

Show Prices
Certificate of Excellence
Book on TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
Enter dates for best prices
powered by PriceFinder
1 room
Check In Check Out
Please enter your travel dates to continue
Check Availability
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 4 more sites!
Professional photos
Cavalier Oceanfront Resort
View Map
{"widget":{"template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"moduleList":["handlers"],"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"},"name":"ibex_photo_carousel"},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

2,508 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
There are newer reviews for Cavalier Oceanfront Resort
See the most recent reviews
Showing 2,330: English reviews
Newbury Park, CA, United States
Reviewed 14 November 2014

Wonderful service, food, etc. We had a fabulous time! We have been coming to Cavalier Inn since 1984 and would definitely recommend it. The motel is on the beach and the view is incredible. The newly decorated restaurant has good food and fabulous service.

 Report
Helpful?
2Thank Kathryn P
Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 13 November 2014

Our second stop on our highway 1 drive. Don't miss this place. Great place to relax before or after Hearst Castle. We let them know it was our anniversary and were surprised with a bottle of Champaign . Nice features of wood burning fireplace and wet bar in our main floor oceanfront room. Very quiet and relaxing. Not the most...

 Report
Helpful?
2Thank claimz2014
Fairfield, Connecticut
Reviewed 13 November 2014 via mobile

This Best Western right on the San Simeon coastline gets the job done. It provides you the flexibility to travel up & down the Big Sur coastline & nearby areas while visiting Morro Bay, Cambria, Hearst Castle & the elephant seal viewing areas just a few miles away. Wonderful photo locations. Easy to eat any meals right at the BW...

 Report
Helpful?
2Thank Rickrichardson2568
Laughlin, United States
Reviewed 12 November 2014

From checkin to comfy night... you can't find anything better in this area. He hotel staff is very friendly. Beds so comfortable! We stayed in an oceanfront last night, and are still there now for 3 more nights. Our balcony door is open, we hear the waves crashing on the beach which is only about 25 feet away... fire is...

 Report
Helpful?
2Thank Theresa L
Prescott Valley
Reviewed 12 November 2014

We have been coming to the Cavalier for 20 years. Our favorite travel place. Wonderful Staff and wonderful location. We have never had a bad stay. We have recommended this location to many friends who have stayed and loved the Cavalier. We will continue to come and enjoy this wonderful travel destination.

 Report
Helpful?
2Thank bsball8
Orangeville, ON
Reviewed 12 November 2014

While at the end of our drive one day, down Hwy 1 on the coast of California, we came to the Best Western Plus Cavalier. A very friendly & attentive front desk staff helped us arrange connecting rooms on the second floor with an ocean view. Lovely! Beautiful view of the coast, beach side fires already lit for the guests....

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank DianeG0264
Tilbury, Canada
Reviewed 12 November 2014

We stayed at the BW Cavalier resort for a night on our way down the Pacific Coast Highway on our journey from San Francisco to LA. It was getting dark and we decided to stop for a room along the way, There were several hotels right along the highway and we decided to go to the oceanside. We were traveling...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank Janet B
Hillsborough, NJ
Reviewed 11 November 2014

This was our first stay in a Best Western hotel. The front desk staff was pleasant and informative. The location was nice. The hotel offers beautiful beach views and is located close to Hearst Castle. However the room décor is very dated and ventilation is poor. This is a good hotel to stop for a night. They also offer the...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank L A H
Ventura County, California
Reviewed 10 November 2014

This is a very nice hotel if you are spending the night in this area. We went to the Hearst Castle for their night tour and didn't want to drive the 150+ miles home afterwards OR drive into Cambria during the night. There is not much to do here in the evening hours and the adjacent restaurant was ideal &...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank CART101
Ventura County, California
Reviewed 10 November 2014

Although we have been here and have experienced all the tours that the Hearst Castle has to offer over the years, we had the opportunity to experience one of their seasonal night tours (a very nice experience) & decided to spend a night here in the area. There aren't any glamorous hotels in this area & not much to do...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank CART101

1,162 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveller Photos (862)
Viewed
Room/Suite (183)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (70)
Viewed
View from Room (88)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (166)
Viewed
Dining (11)
Viewed
Bathroom (24)
Viewed
Family/Play Areas (3)
Viewed
Other (317)

TripAdvisor Photos: Professional photos exclusively commissioned by TripAdvisor

Viewed
All TripAdvisor Photos (298)
Viewed
108 Double Queen (33)
Viewed
123 Standard King (33)
Viewed
258 Ocean View King (37)
Viewed
281 Ocean View King (45)
Viewed
Amenities (14)
Viewed
Beach (13)
Viewed
Pool-1 (14)
Viewed
Pool-2 (23)
Viewed
Dining (23)
Viewed
The Hotel (27)
Viewed
Waterfront King (36)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (2)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (2)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near San Simeon
4.7 km away
Fireside Inn on Moonstone Beach
0.4 km away
The Morgan at San Simeon - A Broughton Hotel
5.3 km away
Pelican Inn & Suites
Pelican Inn & Suites
#6 of 12 in Cambria
737 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
5.1 km away
FogCatcher Inn
FogCatcher Inn
#5 of 12 in Cambria
1,570 reviews
4.1 km away
Oceanpoint Ranch
Oceanpoint Ranch
#12 of 12 in Cambria
53 reviews
5.0 km away
Cambria Landing Inn & Suites
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Full-service hotel, the only oceanfront resort property in San Simeon, situated 3 miles south of Hearst Castle. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Cavalier Oceanfront Resort

Address: 9415 Hearst Drive, San Simeon, CA 93452-9724 (Formerly BEST WESTERN PLUS Cavalier Oceanfront Resort)
Region: United States > California > San Luis Obispo County > San Simeon
Price Range: RM652 - RM1,286 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Cavalier Oceanfront Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 90
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Hotels.com, Expedia, Cancelon, Odigeo, Priceline and Travelocity so you can book your Cavalier Oceanfront Resort reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Best Western Plus Cavalier Oceanfront Hotel San Simeon
Best Western San Simeon
San Simeon Best Western
Hotel Style:
#1 On the Beach Hotel in San Simeon
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from Cavalier Oceanfront Resort staff and other travellers.
7 questions
Ask a question
Pleasanton, CA
over a year ago
7 months ago
7 months ago
10 months ago
DC
over a year ago

See all questions (7)

Questions? Get answers from Cavalier Oceanfront Resort staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“If asking for a double, ask for rooms at the end with the ocean view.”
 of 5 bubbles outoftowners99, 30 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Ocean view rooms have balcony. Very nice.”
 of 5 bubbles beachy15, 21 Nov 2016 | Read review
“All rooms have ocean view”
 of 5 bubbles 91brandil, 7 Nov 2016 | Read review
“We were upstairs and did not have any trouble with noise.”
 of 5 bubbles J4923RUmichelleh, 1 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Get the rooms that face directly at the ocean.”
 of 5 bubbles P9555RBjamesg, 25 Oct 2016 | Read review
5 of 5
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay