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Cavalier Oceanfront Resort

Cavalier Oceanfront Resort is pet friendly! Two pets up to 80 lbs are welcome for no additional fee. Both dogs and cats are welcome, but pets may not be left in the room unattended. Treats and waste bags are always available at the front desk, and there are plenty of green spaces on the property for pets.
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    • 1 king bed, 1 sofa bed
    • Up to 4 people
    • 1 king bed
    • Up to 2 people
    • 2 queen beds
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With a stay at Cavalier Oceanfront Resort in San Simeon, you'll be on the beach and close to San Simeon State Park and William Randolph Hearst State Park. This beach hotel is within close proximity of Leffingwell Landing and William Randolph Hearst Memorial Beach. Make yourself at home in one of the 90 guestrooms featuring refrigerators and minibars. Wired and wireless Internet access is complimentary, and flat-screen televisions with satellite programming provide entertainment. Bathrooms have complimentary toiletries and hair dryers. Conveniences include safes and desks, and housekeeping is provided daily. Dip into one of the 2 outdoor swimming pools or enjoy other recreational amenities, which include a fitness center. Additional features at this hotel include complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and a hair salon. Enjoy a meal at a restaurant or in a coffee shop/cafe. Or stay in and take advantage of the hotel's room service (during limited hours). Featured amenities include complimentary high-speed (wired) Internet access, a computer station, and a 24-hour front desk. Planning an event in San Simeon? This hotel has 2800 square feet (260 square meters) of space consisting of conference space and a meeting room. Free self parking is available onsite.


  • Television
  • Pet Friendly
  • Fitness Center
  • Internet Available
  • Free WiFi
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Breakfast Available
  • Spa Services
  • Parking Available
  • Free Parking
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Laundry Room
  • Non-Smoking Property


BringFido Guest Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

Cavalier Oceanfront Resort has received a rating of 4.6 out of 5 bones by 31 canine critics on BringFido and 4.5 out of 5 by 3,315 guests on TripAdvisor.

  • Naomi
    Sep. 26, 2021
    Awesome Location to Decompress!

    Chillaxed with my 4-legged family member for 3 nights and left decompressed and relaxed. The staff was friendly, the room was VERY comfortable, and the room service was quick and delicious for 4 out 5 meals with deserts that were very satisfying for all the extra calories consumed. My pup enjoyed our adventure immensely as well. I won’t think twice about going there again. It’s an absolute.

  • Chirry
    Sep. 5, 2021
    Beautiful stay

    It was a great stay. Customer service was good. Room was clean and the views are just awesome. Husband and I and our fur kids enjoyed our stay at this hotel

  • Ray
    Jul. 7, 2021
    Overpriced for what it was

    Room was clean, bed was spacious and comfortable. Bathroom was very small and needed updating. Property was on the water and it was very dog friendly. Went online post booking to see that I paid $40 more for my room than some booking on other sites. Free parking but $300 per night (with taxes and fees) felt exorbitant for what we received.

  • Jamie
    Jun. 30, 2021

    Beautiful location on the beach, lots of grass for dogs to use plus potty station. The restaurant allows dogs on the patio and they have a dog menu which was amazing! Only downside is dogs are not allowed on any furniture. Would absolutely stay there again but I'll bring a dog bed next time.

  • Jasmin
    Jun. 2, 2021
    Nice and easy stay

    This place has wide and open spaces for your furbabies to roam around. Also a plus that there is a nearby beach access if they (or you) love to frolic in the water. Not a bad way to to wake up and sleep to the sound of the ocean waves. Even room service is very reasonable! Will definitely come back!!!

  • Mary
    May. 4, 2021
    Wonderful Stay

    This is the best hotel to stay at for dogs and their owners on the central coast. Hotel bed was very comfortable, large grassy area to roam and play with direct access to beach below. Restaurant onsite was very good, friendly staff, fire pits lit every night to enjoy the beautiful sunsets, will definitely come back here again.

  • Karen
    Apr. 26, 2021
    Travels with Tinto

    Cavalier is one of the most dog-friendly places we've been. Lots of open space for playing, beautiful views and access to the beach.

  • Amy
    Mar. 28, 2021
    Great stay!

    You can't beat this hotel for the location. We loved the access to the beach, the large grassy area, and appreciated the poop bag stations. Breakfast at the restaurant was terrific and Covid precautions were taken. Our only minor complaint was that the room mini fridge was so full of mini bar items that we didn't have room to put our leftovers in there.

  • Marilyn
    Mar. 9, 2021
    Wonderful Dog Friendly Hotel

    We loved the Cavalier for ourselves and our dog. The staff was amazingly friendly and accommodating. Our room was next to the green area above the beach with trails and fire pits so easy access for pets. We’ve stayed at several other places in the area, but plan to stay here on our next visit. It is a real gem!

  • Andrew, Jodie and Maggie
    Dec. 24, 2020
    We Loved This Place!

    We stayed in room 281 and it was perfect. Great ocean view, close to everything and huge.

    We ate from the restaurant (take away) and the food was tasty.

    Peaceful, relaxed vibe. Very pet friendly. Wished we had stayed longer.

  • Jeanette
    Dec. 10, 2020
    Amazing resort!

    Beautiful scenery, right on the ocean, pools, large size chess and draughts set, camp fires, clean rooms and good restaurant.

  • Ken
    Dec. 10, 2020
    amazing spot on the ocean

    absolutely loved our stay there. Great room with porch overlooking the ocean. Could hear the waves crashing all night. Wonderful fireplace in the room and they did a great job keeping a fire pit going all night outside near the ocean with plenty of seating. Our dog loved the stay too. Absolutely amazing. Will definitely be going back.

  • Jon
    Nov. 29, 2020
    beach front hotel

    Great place to bring Fido. room comfortable. patio with grass in front. area to walk the dog on the bluff and on the beach. Dining outside with pup. Good food. Will return. The area felt safe and everyone wears masks.

  • Sara
    Nov. 18, 2020
    Phenomenal service

    The room was much nicer than we anticipated as we were upgraded to a King Suite without asking. There was champagne and dog treats waiting as we entered the room, a wonderful fireplace and comfortable warm bed. My dog was well greeted by all staff and I was too. Really a great experience for both people and dogs!!

  • Linda
    Oct. 21, 2020
    Great view, very hospitable and clean rooms no pet orders at all

    My doggy daughters were made to feel welcome they were even brought water while we were sitting eating breakfast they had lots of area to walk with a beautiful view very happy I will recommend Cavalier Oceanfront Resort.

  • Rachel
    Aug. 28, 2020
    Great location

    The golden and aussie and husband love it. Dogs are treated like royalty. They have room service, unlimited breakfast, lunch, and dinner at the hotel. The views are amazing and the beach is steps away from the hotel. The fire pits are awesome, and the staff is great. They have coffee and tea and snakes in the bedroom. When my dog jumped on me, I spilled my coffee and the staff gave us new sheets, gave us free champagne as a welcome gift, and brought breakfast to the room every morning. The dogs had the time of their lives. This is my favorite pet friendly hotel. We will be back

  • Amy
    Jul. 29, 2020
    Beautiful location and great for dogs!

    This hotel came highly recommended by a fellow dog owner and did not disappoint! Staff was accommodating at check in, the room was perfect for my dog, the location was stunning, and there were several other dogs on the property so we were quite comfortable. Took one star off due to listening to upstairs guests stomping around, but that is expected at an older hotel I suppose.

  • Ellen
    Jul. 21, 2020
    It Was Nice!!

    The Cavalier Resort was nice, but a little big, as I prefer small hotels. However, size aside, it was lovely, except for the rude front desk. The other thing we disliked was while the cleaners did a good job, we caught one of them not wearing a mask. But, my daughter and our two large dogs fit well in our room. It’s exactly as we expected. We loved that it was right near the ocean, which at night had the most beautiful sunsets. We stayed in the Kings’ row. The room was really comfortable, nice, and pretty big. The TV didn’t have very many channels, but that was ok. We had a patio and fireplace, which was nice. Outside, there’s a huge green area (but: warning there’s bees) and many giant games. I loved it, and despite it’s few flaws, I would recommend it.

  • Ali
    Jun. 25, 2020
    Great place to stay with your dog!

    Large spacious room with a patio area. Brought an X pen to fence in the patio area and it worked nicely.

  • Rachael
    Jun. 8, 2020
    Great location!

    My boyfriend and I with out 2 frenchies really enjoyed our stay here. We had an oceanfront room on the first floor with a patio that opens up to a grassy area. We had a great view of the ocean and enjoyed walks down onto the beach. I would definitely stay again

  • Daniel
    Mar. 1, 2020
    Dog and Human Paradise

    Really great stay, we loved it!

  • Kirk
    Feb. 8, 2020

    Loved the fact there’s no pet charge, great view and fireplace in the room.

  • Rebecca
    Feb. 3, 2020
    Slowly going downhill.

    There was a time when I would have given this hotel 5 stars. Since the hotel left the Best Western chain, cleanliness has gone downhill. We stayed in an ocean view suite and the floor was covered in food crumbs. My dog spent the first minutes in the room trying to get what turned out to be half a granola bar out from under an armchair. Were there left over pharmaceuticals accidentally left on the floor? Toxic sugarless gum or candy? I had to put my dog back in the car and search the carpet to see what else what there. When I took a shower, the tub was not draining well. I pulled the tub stopper and was horrified to see an enormous clump of black (likely human) hair hanging from the drain. Gross! During out stay, no one restocked the snack drawer or mini fridge. I would have purchased more snacks had they been available since it's not easy getting out with the dog all the time and having in-room snacks at a reasonable price is so convenient. You can't complain about the ocean view, or the miles of ocean front to walk, but housekeeping really needs to step their game back up to the level this hotel was at as a Best Western.

  • Kim
    Jan. 10, 2020
    Most relaxing vacation spot!

    This is a great vacation spot! We will definitely be back! The oceanfront view and grounds are simply beautiful! Our large dog loved all the grass and walks. The rooms are quiet and so comfortable! The staff were all respectful and nice. We will definitely be back! Can’t wait!

  • Holladay
    Dec. 24, 2019
    Great stay!!

    We have big dogs so finding a place to stay is always a challenge. The Cavalier Oceanfront Resort was wonderful! Lots of places to roam and just sit and enjoy the beautiful views. We will definitely come again!!

  • Kimberly
    Jul. 4, 2019
    Perfect Vacation!

    I’ve travelled many places with my dogs, and the cavalier was one of our absolute favorites. The rooms were nice, the grounds had plenty of room for nice walks, perfectly placed benches for walks, and easy access to the beach. There was no feeling of being second class because of the dogs, and trash cans were everywhere for easy poop pick-up. I was blown away and my dogs had a blast. Will definitely make this our go-to spot from now on.

  • Angie
    More than a year ago
    Bring an x-pen 😃

    Torn between 3.5-4 stars. Hard to rate a place so close to the beach low!!! However there are 5 star places on the beach so I'll hold at 4.

    The biggest plus for us is they are dog friendly!! There is a huge field for the pups to play, walk, & potty in. The one minus is the first floor rooms do not have a screen door to keep the pups in when you have it open. If you can, bring a gate or x-pen to create an extended patio. Trust me, you'll want the door open!

    The hotel needs a bit of renovation. The furniture is pretty old! Rooms have a fireplace and a ceiling fan. If you happen to be a hot blooded person or a woman who has hot flashes I suggest you bring a small fan!!!

    Beds are comfy & the basket of amenities is huge & refilled daily 😃

    We will definitely be back and a bit more prepared for the pups. All in all a wonderful place to stay.

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