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Moonstone Inn

5860 Moonstone Beach Drive, Cambria, CA 93428
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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Big Bear Lake, California, United States
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2012

We were on a 1000 mile motorcycle trip. Tired and cranky we pulled into this cute little Inn. Upon checking in they gave us a free bottle of wine. (we don't drink so they gave us sparkling cider.) The room was cute with a great view of the ocean. There is alway fresh coffee in the hallway right outside the... More 

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Granada Hills, CA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2010

This place is just sad. Old, out-dated, smelly, YUK! Not even the cockroaches want to stay here. Maybe new owners need to be found and do a complete renovation on the place. Take my advise and sleep in your car. You'll be glad you did.

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2009

In late 1983, I use to get away, or should say run away on weekends at least three times a year right from work on Fridays. One year I decided to drive down this street named Moonstone, having seen it many times before I reached Hearst Castle. It was late when I saw some lights on in the office and... More 

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San Diego
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2009

Well, I can see things haven't gotten better in a year (the last review). We were the only ones staying here, I guess that should have been a clue. We got a fairly good rate at this motel and the man who checked us in (I think the owner) said it was his best room. Wow, the other rooms must... More 

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Chicago
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2008

DO NOT STAY HERE! Its simply awful. There are so many good hotels on Moonstone and on the Central Coast. The lady at the desk is a miserable host and doesn't like Europeans or any visitors for that matter.

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Gilroy, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2008

We stayed one night and the views were good, the location awesome, but the room felt like a night at Grandmas. Older furnishings, seemed a little dusty. Broken curtains! The perks were fresh baked cookies, a tray with breakfast delivered in the morning, the spa, and the price. The dissapointments were the crotchity older lady in the office, the kindy... More 

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Ireland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2008

Where do I even start??? This place was one of the worst experiences of my life. There are so many negatives to it that I do not even know where to start. My husband had driven all day and needed somewhere to stay and following the advice of the Lonely Planet that Moonstone Beach was a good place to stay... More 

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USA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2008

A cute place on the outside, but beware when you enter their guest rooms. The rooms are so outdated and dirty, even the wall hangings are clumped with dust (see my pictures for proof). This is one of those places that you need to bring your own sheets and pillows. When we removed the sheets to check it there were... More 

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California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2008

My husband booked us a room at Moonstone Inn after viewing it on the internet. The moment we pulled into the driveway, we knew it wasn't going to be what it was advertised as. We had one of those 2nd story rooms with ocean view (by the way, there are only 2 such rooms), but the lady at the desk... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2008

We stayed at the Moonstone Inn over Easter Weekend. The location is great, just across from the beach and down the street from Cambria. The hotel staff brough us breakfast on a silver tea set which was nice. The hotel is not 4 or 5 stars, but it doesnt cost a 4 or 5 star price either. Overall I thought... More 

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