Destination guide

The historical area of San Simeon awaits your stay

Take a holiday to San Simeon and enjoy the area's history, architecture and museums. This city's beaches, seaside and local tours draw many visitors. Take in top local attractions such as Hearst Castle and Elephant Seal Rookery. A holiday rental can help make your stay complete—many rentals come with a full kitchen and laundry facilities.


Activities and attractions in and around San Simeon

Are you hoping to find things to do in the city? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable holiday rental, you'll want to check out everything that makes San Simeon a one-of-a-kind holiday spot. Here are some of the top attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Coastal Discovery Center at San Simeon Bay (3.2 mi / 5.1 km)
  • Hearst Ranch Winery (3.4 mi / 5.4 km)
  • Justin Vineyards and Winery (14 mi / 22.5 km)
  • Jack Creek Celllars (20.3 mi / 32.7 km)
  • Donati Family Vineyard (22 mi / 35.4 km)
  • ZinAlley Winery (22 mi / 35.4 km)

Seasonal weather averages in San Simeon

If you're hoping to enjoy some warm-weather activities on your holiday, September, October, August and July are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 20°F.

Natural highlights

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in San Simeon

Travellers appreciate the beautiful ocean views and breathtaking sunsets, which is just a taste of what San Simeon has to offer. Whether you're an adventurous traveller or just want to appreciate the scenery, San Simeon is a great place to spend some time outside. These are some of the area's most enchanting features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Elephant Seal Rookery (7.2 mi / 11.6 km)
  • San Simeon State Park (1.4 mi / 2.3 km)
  • William Randolph Hearst State Park (2.5 mi / 4 km)
  • Leffingwell Landing (2.7 mi / 4.3 km)
  • William Randolph Hearst Memorial Beach (3.2 mi / 5.2 km)
  • Moonstone Beach Park (3.6 mi / 5.8 km)
How to get there

Transport to and around San Simeon

The nearest airport is in San Luis Obispo, CA (SBP-San Luis Obispo County Regional), located 38.3 mi (61.7 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you could also fly into King City, CA (KIC-Mesa Del Rey), which is 42.5 mi (68.4 km) away.

Where to stay near San Simeon?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 194 holiday rentals near San Simeon. From 163 Houses to 10 Cottages, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near San Simeon for a long holiday or a weekend break is on Stayz.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to San Simeon?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday rentals for a long holiday or just a weekend break in San Simeon:

  • Marine Terrace: 143 holiday homes
  • Park Hill: 73 holiday homes
  • Los Osos: 305 holiday homes
  • East Village: 60 holiday homes
  • Pine Knolls Estates: 55 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to San Simeon?

Stayz offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places in San Simeon. From Stayz travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Piedras Blancas Lighthouse: 207 holiday rentals
  • San Simeon State Park: 325 holiday rentals
  • William Randolph Hearst State Park: 227 holiday rentals
  • Hearst Ranch Winery: 220 holiday rentals
  • Hearst Castle: 221 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around San Simeon listed on Stayz where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in San Simeon?

Yes, of course. Stayz offers 163 Houses in San Simeon. Our other popular types of San Simeon holiday rentals include:

  • Cottages: 10 holiday houses
  • Bungalows: 10 holiday houses
  • Cabins: 10 holiday houses

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Condos/Apartments and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in San Simeon?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 26 holiday homes with pool available in San Simeon. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.