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Eight Best Hotels in San Simeon, California

Monday, December 23rd, 2013

Hotels in San Simeon, California offer accommodations that are convenient to the Pacific Ocean coast, Hearst Castle and the Central California Wine Region. Pismo Beach and San Luis Obispo are neighboring villages to San Simeon.

Following are some of the best hotels in San Simeon.

The Orchid Inn at San Simeon

This is a boutique hotel with amenities including a heated outdoor swimming pool an complimentary continental breakfast basket delivered to the guest room. The Spa at Orchid Inn offers relaxing massage treatments. El Chorlito Mexican Restaurant is located in between the main hotel and traveler buildings. 1-800-451-9900.

Orchid Inn Traveler

This is the more economical Orchid Inn lodging option, located 200 feet north of the main hotel. 1-800-451-9900.

Courtesy Inn

Located just three miles south of the Historic Hearst Castle. Facilities include tennis courts, indoor heated swimming pool, whirlpool, and climate controlled oasis area. Free Continental breakfast is available each morning.. Pets are welcome. Castillo Drive, San Simeon, California. 1-800-555-5773.

Motel 6 Premiere 1212

Motel 6 is six miles from Hearst Castle. The beach is within ten miles. Amenities include an outdoor swimming pool, free expanded cable and an on site restaurant. Pets are allowed. Castillo Drive, San Simeon, California. 1-805-927-8591.

Quality Inn Hotel

Quality Inn is located two miles from Hearst Castle and is within walking distance from the Pacific Ocean. Amenities include indoor-outdoor whirlpool, outdoor heated swimming pool and free continental breakfast. 1-805-927-3998.

San Simeon Lodge. San Simeon Beach Resort

This resort offers a peaceful setting one block from San Simeon Beach. Elephant Seal Rookery is just minutes away, on scenic Highway One. Historic Hearst Castle is three miles away. San Simeon Beach Bar & Grill, an ocean view restaurant, is next to the lodge. . The lodge is located on 4.5 acres, surrounded by gardens and across from the ocean. Located just off or historic Highway One. Castillo Drive, San Simeon, California. 1-866-8990.

Sands by the Sea

This family owned and operated hotel is on the ocean side of Highway One with beach access. Amenities include an indoor heated swimming pool and complimentary continental breakfast. Hearst Drive, San Simeon, California. 1-800-444-0779.

Silver Surf Motel

Located three miles south of Hearst Castle on scenic Highway One. Beautiful coastal beaches are as close as 200 yards from Silver Surf Motel. Amenities nclude an indoor swimming pool, whirlpool and large sun deck above the pool. Seven restaurants and cocktail lounges within walking distance. Pets are welcome. 9390 Castillo Drive, San Simeon, California. 1-800-621-3999.

Information is subject to change without notice. Contact the hotels for additional information and to make reservations.

List of Attractions to Keep You Busy in Carson, California

Tuesday, August 6th, 2013

Carson is also where the South Bay Pavilion Mall is located. The mall is anchored by stores such as Sears, Ikea, JC Penney, and last but not least,Target. Other stores located in this mall include The Children’s Place and Big 5. You’ll even find a franchise for one of the most well known pizza restaurants: Chuck E. Cheese. Dining options at the South Bay Pavilion include Panera Bread, Tony Roma’s, Chili’s and SanSai Japanese Grill. There are also options for antiquing in Carson; be sure to check the Memory Lanes Antique Mall located on South Figueroa where you can casually browse over several hundred different antique retailers in one place.

Traveling just six miles directly west of Carson will take you to The Redondo Beach Pier. Here you’ll be able to spend a day shopping or doing fun activities like kayaking, paddle boarding, scuba diving or surfing. Stay for the evening as the pier comes alive at night and is great place to enjoy dinner and nightclubs. Be sure to check out a calendar for the pier when planning your trip as it hosts festivals and free concerts throughout the year.

Long Beach is located just 15 minutes southeast of Carson and has a number of fun attractions for the whole family. While in Long Beach be sure to check out the Aquarium of the Pacific Northeast, the Queen Mary, Seal Beach, Parker’s Lighthouse and the Museum of Latin American Arts. Just on the other side of Long Beach you will find Knott’s Berry Farm, a theme park that features 160 acres and with 38 rides as well as a water park. If traveling with children who love Snoopy, you will definitely want to check out the Peanuts themed part of the park.

Of course no visit to Carson could be considered complete without a short 20 minute trip up to the northern Los Angeles area to see Beverley Hills and Hollywood. Some of the must visit places and activities here include the Getty museum, the famous street of Rodeo Drive, Celebrity Homes bus tours, film production studio tours, LaBrea Tar Pits, Venice Beach, the famous Hollywood Sign, the Chinese Theater and of course the Walk of Fame. This is also the area where you’ll find Universal Studios them park which offers lots of fun for both children and adults alike.

Just 26 miles directly east of Carson in Anaheim is where you’ll find the Disneyland Park and Resort. This huge complex has grown over the years and now includes the original Disneyland Park as well as the newer Disney California Adventure Park as well as The Disneyland Resort, Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel and the Downtown Disney shopping, dining and entertainment complex. Also nearby in Anaheim is the Honda Center where the NHL team the Mighty Ducks play.

Because Carson is so conveniently located near the Pacific Ocean, there are lots of opportunities for fun in the sun on the beach. From Santa Monica, just 30 minutes northwest of Carson to Sunset Beach just 30 minutes southeast of Carson, there are a number of great beaches to visit. All of which offer access to the Pacific Ocean, bicycle, kayak and surf board rentals. There are also many companies that offer kayaking tours or surfing lessons as well.