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Ragged Point Inn and Resort

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

We were a little worried as we read reviews while headed for Ragged Point Inn but absolutely no need to be. Lovely spot to stop on our road trip north. Spotlessly clean, lovely staff, terrific food at good prices. We had expected to pay more for food and drink since it was so far from anything else but we did not and were not ripped off. Sure its not 5 star but it was perfect as far as we were concerned. Close to Hearst Castle and perched right on spectacular cliff tops. We had a lovely restful night there and as an added and delightful bonus were given a Ragged Point Inn calico bag containing 2 waters and 2 cookies as we checked out in the morning

The Ragged Point Inn and Restaurant are situated on a spectacular high, steep rocky point with near vertical cliffs on California's famous Hwy. 1 shoreline with the blue and sometimes moody Pacific Ocean crashing below. It offers probably the most spectacular scenic experience any visitor could want or imagine. It is surrounded by the area’s natural beauty and is gifted with a miles long panorama of the gorgeous coastline to the north. Ragged Point features the Inn with quiet, comfortable, clean and cozy rooms as well as a lovely indoor/outdoor restaurant for lunch and/or dinner and gorgeous botanical gardens and grounds. It is a short drive from Paso Robles Wine Country tasting experience and other local sights like Morro Bay and Cambria. Bottom line – It should not be missed, even if only for a nice lunch, a glass of local wine and a stroll through the grounds.

I have never written a hotel review before, but this trip was so incredibly bad that I must. We visited Ragged Point for a relaxing weekend in nature after a busy time at work. Unfortunately our visit coincided with that of a large group, who set up a band in a meeting room and played loudly with the doors open all weekend - ie. starting in the early afternoon and continuing until the late evening, every day. It was impossible to enjoy the grounds - which was the whole reason to come to Ragged Point - and the music was even loud inside our room. We were told that the music would stop at 10 pm, which it did, but it started again at 11 pm making it impossible to sleep, and it took 3 phone calls and 25 minutes before anything was done about it. We were also given a room that was no more than a broom closet, that was shabby, tiny, and disturbingly public (right under a set of stairs so that anyone walking up them could see right in the window). This room should never have been given to guests, and certainly not for the $200+ per night that they charge. It would have been a disappointment at a low end motel. Every customer service interaction that we had over the weekend left us with the distinct message that the only guests that mattered that weekend were those in the large party, and that all others were just unfortunate casualties. We were never offered an apology or any compensation, just the repeated message all weekend that "there is a large party staying". Do not stay here unless you are part of a large group. Groups appear to be the hotel's bread and butter, and all other guests are treated as irrelevant.

The property is gorgeous and it seems all the rooms have amazing views. The views from our rooms were southward facing, so not much of a sunset. We had two rooms. The accessible room (10?) was really nice and seemed a bit upgraded. Two comfy chairs by the fireplace in addition to a table and chairs. The double queen (30 something) was smaller and tighter, no comfy chairs. I kept thinking the whole place needed a facelift but I would hate to have to pay more for these views and it has a rustic charm which was fun. Breakfast at the restaurant was really expensive.

We really enjoyed Ragged Point Inn. Wish we'd had another night there. We ate dinner in the main restaurant and were impressed with the food. My husband had chowder and a salad, which he enjoyed, and I had the steak frites. The hanger steak was delicious. Breakfast the next morning was good also -- the best pancakes I've had in a long time. Furnishings in the restaurant were a little sparse and strangely placed, but we understand they had just replaced the floor, so maybe that had something to do with it. We were in a cliffside king room in the one-story section (photos posted). The room, as some have stated, is a little dated, but we found it suitable and liked the fireplace and also liked having the extra sink outside of the bathroom. We realized fairly late that the refrigerator wasn't cold. It didn't really impact us since we only had a soft drink to put in, but we did mention it the next morning to the desk clerk, who said, "Was it turned on?" So guests should know that you may need to turn the refrigerator on! We didn't have time to take the coastal access/nature trail down to the waterfall but did get to walk around the beautiful property.

Our recent trip to the Western USA included a trip up the Pacific Coast Highway where we happened upon the Ragged Point Inn. Our the restaurant was the best in all the places we visited equating to high European standards very much to our taste with an ambience and service to match!

Situated about 20 minutes north of San Simeon, you will hit Ragged Point either at the end of a long beautiful drive down PCH from Big Sur, or at the beginning of the long 3-5 hour odyssey to Monterrey. Either way, it is a great place for a stop over-looking the Pacific on top of high cliffs. There is an inn, restaurant, gas, snacks, drinks, and gifts.

High, panoramic view of the coastal ocean from both the property and our balcony. For the location, pricing was fair and service was good. Recommend and we will return. some services on site such as a good quality restaurant.

I loved the quiet of the property. The room was very spacious and the bed was quite comfy. We stayed in room 21 on the end, single story so no rooms above. A bit concerned though what it would be like if there was an even in the event center right next door. The bathroom is quite small. It has a gas fireplace, fridge, Keurig type coffee maker with Peets coffee. Did not have a microwave. Our back patio had a glider and faced the ocean and a waterfall. It is definitely a place of zen. There is a nice little trail that looks over the cliffs and beautiful trees and flowers. I wasn't partial to the restaurant. The food was eh...and the service was ok. Really, nothing to write home about. Unfortunately, if you do not want to travel to eat, you are basically hostage. We even tried the snack bar and it was also nothing fantastic. They only offer American cheese and the hamburger my husband had was nothing good and my chicken sandwich was basically the same. I didn't even finish it. I am also not a fan of steak fries and that is what came with it, no seasoning. None of the employees stood out as particularly friendly. But, with all that said, we plan to stay there again. It was a gorgeous ride on our motorcycle.

The location was great - secluded, nice views, and high above the ocean. Everything else was about the quality you'd get at dumpy road-side motel, but it was priced as a luxury resort. Restaurant was fine but nothing special. Uncomfortable beds. Smelly room. Door to the room next door didn't even have a lock on it. The weirdest part, though, was that they switched reservation systems so despite having my credit card on file, they called me 3 days before threatening to cancel my reservation if I didn't provide it again over the phone. Good thing I called back, too, as the folks in front of us checking in got turned away due to the incompetence of the inn's management in setting up this policy. I'd stop again for the view, but I wouldn't stay overnight, at least not unless the price was less than half what they currently charge (or new management takes over and decides to actually care about the place instead of using it to rip tourists off).

19019 Highway 1 San Simeon CA

Hotel highlights

  • Free in-room WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining
  • Business center

Ragged Point Inn and Resort places you next to Ragged Point and within a 15-minute walk of Silver Peak Wilderness. This 3-star hotel has 39 rooms and welcomes guests with a restaurant, free in-room WiFi, and free self parking.


Enjoy a leisurely bite to eat at Ragged Point Restaurant, the hotel's onsite restaurant. You can sip a beverage at the coffee shop/café. For your convenience, breakfast is available for a fee.


A flat-screen TV comes with satellite channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Beds sport premium bedding and the bathroom offers free toiletries. Other standard amenities include a coffee maker and an ironing board.

Property features

At Ragged Point Inn and Resort, guests enjoy features like conference space, a business center, and wedding services. You can take advantage of free parking if you drive. Additional amenities include a convenience store and a garden.

Room options

Standard Double Room, Ensuite (Cliff House Lower (41&42))

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Standard Double Room, Ensuite (Cliff House 43)

Full 1 | Sleeps 4

Standard Triple Room, Ensuite (Garden Area Upper)

Full 1 | Sleeps 3

Standard Triple Room, Ensuite (Cliffside Upper)

Full 1 | Sleeps 3

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

70.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 756 reviews

Ragged Point Inn and Resort

19019 Highway 1, San Simeon, CA 93452