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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 2013
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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98 reviews 98 reviews
22 hotel reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

While doing research on hotels near Hearst Castle, I came upon a string of about nine restaurants on Moonstone Beach road. All of them have a great view of the ocean, which is literally right across the street where people walk, jog, and just sun themselves. We chose this hotel because the website pictures of the rooms showed comfortable furniture,... More

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36 reviews 36 reviews
6 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed our stay in a king suite room at the pelican inn. Plenty of room for us and our 11 year old daughter . Ashleigh was so helpful in recommending great restaurants robins and linns for our dinner . The pool was sheltered from the wind and a sun trap and walk accross one road and you are on... More

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
16 reviews 16 reviews
10 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

From the moment we arrived, our regret was that we were only there for one night. Right on the sea front, the three buildings and gardens are immaculately well kept. We checked in and were informed that there was complementary cheese, biscuits and wine in the dining room! This is the first time we've ever seen such a gesture and... More

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Springfield, Illinois
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had an upstairs suite facing the ocean and it was beautiful. The view was amazing! The room was clean and our housekeeper was ever so nice. The outdoor spa had some temp issues, but they were quick to resolve them. This was a great get away and it really was worth every penny. The staff were well informed about... More

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

Thank you for your great review and you are right...the Ocean views are amazing! We take pride in what we do and look forward to your return visit soon! Thanks again, Charlie Yates, General Manager More

Top Contributor
133 reviews 133 reviews
28 hotel reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed 2 nights in an ocean front room. Could not open the patio door due to corrosion. The rooms are ok. Could use some updates but clean. The breakfast included hot food and make yourself waffles. Lovely garden in front of the hotel. I would stay in the sister hotel the blue dolphin ad it is a little nicer

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Santa Clarita, California
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63 reviews 63 reviews
13 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

We made plans to spend two winter nights at Moonstone Beach and, after much research, decided on an ocean front room at Pelican Inn. We were not disappointed! Every encounter with staff of this establishment was positive and friendly. The owner should be very proud of them all! Upon check-in, we were undecided as to whether we'd prefer a first... More

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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

I recently had a mix up with my reservation at another Moonstone Beach hotel that is somehow affiliated with Pelican Inn. Danielle, the Asst. Gen. Mgr. of Pelican Inn sent me here, matching the (very good) rate I had reserved. The charming young woman who checked me in could not have been more pleasant or helpful. The room at Pelican... More

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

Thank you so very much for staying with us and taking the time to write such a nice review! We LOVE our guests and always do whatever we can to make our guests feel like family! We are so fortunate to have had just the right room at the right time to make your stay special. Danielle takes pride in... More

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31 reviews 31 reviews
24 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

We stayed in a side-view room overlooking the pool with the ocean on our right. While we weren't directly facing the water, the balcony was still lovely to sit on without the price-tag of the ocean-view room. The wine and cheese cocktail hour is such a nice touch. It gives you a chance to have a pre-dinner snack, unlimited wine... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

We stayed in an Ocean View room and had an AMAZING time! This was our 2nd time visiting. Rooms were roomy and clean. The bathroom had a jetted tub. There was a Wine/Cheese/Dessert hour which was lovely. The comp breakfast was the best we've ever had! Staff was very friendly. Best thing...right on Moonstone Drive. We will be back! Thanks... More

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Moscow, Russia
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

We had an ocean-front room with jacuzzi and gas fireplace - after spending three days there we didn't really want to leave the hotel. due to the delays along the road we had to check in around 11 pm - everything went really smoothly though I was really nervous at some point. We were provided with the map of the... More

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Additional Information about Pelican Inn & Suites

Also Known As:
Pelican Hotel
Pelican Inn And Suites
Pelican Hotel Cambria
Address: 6316 Moonstone Beach Drive, Cambria, CA 93428
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Location: United States > California > San Luis Obispo County > Cambria
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:
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Cambria
#4 Family Hotel in Cambria
#5 Romantic Hotel in Cambria
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Pelican Inn & Suites 3*
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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