Saturday, 10 May 2014
San Simeon, Pacific Coast Highway 1 - just about the best 'Best Western Hotel' we have found so far
This stretch of the tour is short riding days anywhere from 80 miles to 120 miles and plenty of time to stop and take it all in. As we cruised north at around 4:30pm we found this Best Western hotel right on the beach front here in San Simeon. As they say it's all about location, location, location - and this certainly has it. Not to expensive either just $180 per night for a twin room, that works out to be about £53 each, that's great value as far as we are concerned. The wind here yesterday was really blowing a gale which apparently is completely normal for this stretch of the coast this time of year. It was also quite cold around 65 degrees, again normal, but as you can see in the short (very windy sounding) clip below no brave souls were using the pool!
This is the beach from the hotel car park. A kite-surfers paradise.
Deep breaths, drink it all in….just sheer natural beauty
The speed these guys get up to is quite amazing. They must have incredible upper-body strength.
View from our room front door. Wonderful fresh, healthy sea air, I fell asleep last night listening to the waves crashing onto the beach, very relaxing.
Looking back at the hotel from the beach edge.