The BEST WESTERN PLUS Cavalier Oceanfront Resort, Cambria and San Simeon's only oceanfront accommodation, is located just three miles south of Hearst Castle. A destination for discovery and unbelievable natural beauty, where classic luxury and gracious hospitality ensure you a memorable stay. The BEST WESTERN PLUS Cavalier Oceanfront Resort is located on California's scenic Highway 1, the world's most beautiful roadway and is your gateway to the natural migrating Gray Whales, California Sea Otters and some of California's finest vineyards and wineries. Enjoy your stay.
Great ocean view, park-like grounds with seating and three fireplaces. Attached restaurant where we ate breakfast the two mornings we were there. Good assortment offered and tasty food.
Booked 2 rooms, thru Getaroom via Kayak.com. Our friends arrived at 2PM and could not check in because reservations were in my name. I called Getaroom and they took care of that however, the hotel still wouldn't let them into a room due to no rooms being ready. They were told to come back at 3PM. Still no rooms available. By the time we arrived at 4PM our rooms were ready. Nothing on our confirmation tells check in time. When I went to check out half an hour before being ready to leave, I was told not to as the rooms were cleaned promptly upon departure. If this is so, then why couldn't our friends check in upon their arrival? Aren't you in the "people business"? Be friendlier.
The location is lovely. It is on a bluff over the beach, with several benches for watching the sunset. There is also a nice big grassy area for play and 3 outdoor fireplaces. There are a lot of stairs down to the beach. The rooms by the lobby & restaurant are very noisy and appear to be an old remodeled motel. I could hear doors opening & slamming two rooms away in each direction and every step of the people above us. It is a distraction from the lovely ocean sounds we went to enjoy. Plus guests smoked outside their own rooms by our windows. The restaurant is very good for a simple breakfast as well as a nice dinner. The service was very prompt & the food was delicious.
Staff was not clear about the pet policy and I called a week in advance to ask. They offered 2 phone numbers of pet sitters though the next day the front desk staff said they had more sitters' numbers available. Only one of the two sitters actually called back late the next day later, far too late to salvage our plans.