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Sea Otter Inn

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6656 Moonstone Beach Drive, Cambria, CA 93428
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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los angeles
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Very mellow stay. Fireplace in the room, breakfast treats. Pool is clean and a nice place to sit. The best part of this visit is the walk along the coast across from the inn. Cambria is a lovely town to visit and a short drive in to a few great restaurants. We stayed at Sea Otter when in the area... More 

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anaheim, ca
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Just got back from a couple of days at this inn, very nice, quiet and clean... we stayed in a suite at the back next to the pool, very spacious with two full bathrooms; there is also a small patio off the bedroom. They offer a continental breakfast that although does not offer a huge selection does the job quite... More 

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Washington, DC
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent one night here while driving down the coast and would definitely stay here again. It's located right by the ocean, so you can easily get on the boardwalk and watch the surf as you head into town, on foot, for dinner. The rooms were very clean and quiet and the staff friendly. The breakfast is the only reason... More 

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Evergreen, Colorado
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15 hotel reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Cambria is a small coastal village halfway between LA and SF. It is less than 10 miles from San Simeon and the Hearst Castle. The town has good restaurants and galleries. The Sea Otter is a single level motel just across the street from Moonstone Beach. It is one of a string of similar inns and has competitive prices. The... More 

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Elkins Park, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

They paid attention to detail in this lovely room. We had a private small backyard. The ocean is directly across the street. There is a pool area with a hot tub, which was wonderful to soak in after along chilly day. Great value!

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San Diego
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43 reviews 43 reviews
9 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

We stayed here two nights during Valentine's Day weekend. I have no complaints. The staff was very nice on check in and during our stay. It was a little too warm to use the fireplace in the room but everything in the room was clean and in good order. The free wifi worked just fine for us. Having the refrigerator... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 via mobile

Stayed here overnight while driving to San Francisco. We hadn't booked but managed to get a room at the front (101 I think). It was lovely, spotlessly clean, and had a fireplace, which we used. The whole feel of the place is "quaint" and gave everything a lovely homely feel. The bathroom had a dispenser for shampoo, conditioner and soap... More 

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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Comfortable, clean and friendly staff. My husband and I stayed there for two nights -- we tried to add another night, but they were booked! Bad planning on our part. But we enjoyed it so much, we wanted to stay longer.. It's just a few steps away from the long walk by the ocean. We timed it perfectly because the... More 

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Bakersfield, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

We stayed in the King Ocean View room #125. The room was clean, and well furnished. It is heated by the gas fireplace. The fireplace is a little noisy, but nothing that was a problem. There is a refrigerator and a microwave in the room. It has a whirlpool tub. It is a standard sized tub with jets in it.... More 

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bay area, ca
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

I just came back from Cambria and had an excellent stay at this hotel. Clean rooms, excellent location and good customer service. The trail is right in front of the hotel and offers good breakfast like muffins, eggs, organic coffee and tea. I would definitely come back here.

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