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Pelican Inn & Suites

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   6316 Moonstone Beach Drive, Cambria, CA 93428
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Ranked #5 of 10 hotels in Cambria
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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    4 of 5 stars
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Peoria, Arizona
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Booked this initially for a 2 night stay -- however, we loved it so much we decided to stay an extra night! Booked directly thru hotel website. Cambria is a lovely, quiet little beach town - because Moonstone Beach does not have the fine beach sand typically found, it perhaps keeps it a little quieter. There are wonderful paths and... More

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River Vale, NJ
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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I stopped in Cambria while visiting Hearst Castle and heading to see family in LA. The Inn is located on beautiful Moonstone Beach Drive. It's a lovely, romantic Inn that has a B&B feel to it. It is a short drive to Hearst Castle. The Inn offers wine and cheese every afternoon and a lovely breakfast buffet... More

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Bakersfield, Vermont
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The ocean front king suite was beautiful. It is very romantic with the nice ocean view with a balcony, large step-down living quarters and the most comfortable bed ever. Taking a stroll on the beach each day was convenient as the beach is just across the street. The fireplace provided for the perfect romanitc ambience all night long. The room... More

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Los Angeles
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed our stay at Pelican Inn & Suites with my husband and 4 year old daughter. We had a Double Queen Room with a Partial Ocean View. Basically, if we stepped out of our room onto the "patio" (the walkway with chairs and a table, directly across from the pool), we could see the ocean. The room was spacious,... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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29 reviews 29 reviews
8 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had an oceanfront king suite. Unfortunately we had some road difficulties and did not get in until late. We would have liked to have more time to enjoy the room and the view. The room was large and clean. It had a microwave, refrig, and fireplace. The location is perfect and right across the street from the beach and... More

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Charlie320, General Manager at Pelican Inn & Suites, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review! The Pelican Inn & Suites is a special place, great for couples, families and individuals. Our complimentary Hot Buffet Breakfast is a guest favorite, as is our Wine, Cheese & Dessert reception held nightly. We look forward to your return visit! All the best, Charlie Yates, General Manager More

Margate, Florida
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8 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After reading some great reviews, I thought I made a good choice with this one. Its the middle of summer, so its HOT. The room had no air conditioning, but instead a live fireplace. It took hours to figure out how to turn it off since no one was available at the front desk (I tried calling). The hot and... More

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Charlie320, General Manager at Pelican Inn & Suites, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us and taking the time to write your review. I am very sorry that you did not enjoy your stay with us. We experienced some very hot weather during your visit, not typical of our cool beach town. We strive to offer the finest in guest service and offer help with luggage daily. Please accept... More

Ventura, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I booked an Ada suite for the Fourth of July weekend. I was told it would have a view of the ocean and a roll in shower. Upon arrival I was informed that I must be mistaken , that there was no view from our room. I was shown the room and it was narrow , hardly wheelchair friendly. The... More

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Charlie320, General Manager at Pelican Inn & Suites, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post your review. We take pride in offering the finest accommodations and service on the Central Coast. I am truly sorry that we did not meet your expectations, and that there was any misunderstanding with your reservations. Please feel free to contact me if I may be of any further service. All the... More

sierra foothills CA
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28 reviews 28 reviews
26 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice property, the wine and food in the evening is great. Reserved a king suite, the surprise was getting the room on the ground floor. Could see the ocean but not the beach. Sitting outside we were actually below the street level. So if you are getting the suite make sure you are on the 2nd floor otherwise it's a... More

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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96 reviews 96 reviews
42 hotel reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here in April whilst doing a tour of the Big Sur and absolutely loved The Pelican Inn & Suites. Yes, it's expensive (we payed around £135/$230) so it's one of the most expensive hotels we have ever stayed in but I'd go back in a heartbeat. I will say this seemed to be a fairly standard price for... More

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Charlie320, General Manager at Pelican Inn & Suites, responded to this review

Ours too! Thank you so much for your kind review of our Inn. We truly love our guests. So glad to hear you are planning your next visit. We look forward to having you return soon! Thank you again! Charlie Yates, General Manager More

Oxnard, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were expecting to have a great ocean view from our upgraded room. We were disappointed to be looking out over the parking lot. There were only two balconies overlooking the ocean without any obstruction as pictured on the website. The wine and cheese was nice, the breakfast was great. The newly remodeled room was comfortable and nicely done.

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Address: 6316 Moonstone Beach Drive, Cambria, CA 93428
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Location: United States > California > San Luis Obispo County > Cambria
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3 star — Pelican Inn & Suites 3*
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Amenities

Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Cambria #5 Romantic Hotel in Cambria #5 Family Hotel in Cambria
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Be one with the sea at our coastal retreat, located just off scenic Highway 1, the gateway to Big Sur. Our Cambria vacation packages offer a variety of ways to simply let go and relax on the shores of Moonstone Beach. Indulge in pampering seaside accommodations with private terraces and spectacular ocean views and enjoy hot breakfast every morning, among other perks. Our hotel provides easy access to beautiful beaches, renowned wineries, exquisite eateries and even the legendary Hearst Castle, the inspiration behind the movie Citizen Kane. ... more   less 
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