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Moonstone Cottages

6580 Moonstone Beach Drive, Cambria, CA 93428
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  • Location
    4.5 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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Upland, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My wife and I often travel to Cambria. For our last two stays, we decided on the cottages. Both times the cottages were filthy dirty. The floors and linen had an overall bad moldy smell to it. For what they charge per night, they should be very clean. The comforter had an old smell as well. It seems like they... More 

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Upland, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

We have visited Moonstone Beach Drive on other occasions but nothing quite like this little GEM! The room has everything you would need (small fridge, microwave, rides, slippers, heaters, fireplace, jacuzzi tub, etc.). However, if you'd like to leave the cottage for a nice lunch or dinner, the Moonstone Beach Bar & Grill is 50 feet away. Cross the street... More 

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Karen_Fyfe, General Manager at Moonstone Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of Moonstone Cottages. Our guests feel like the cottages are really "their beach house" and we have provided all of the amenities you can think of and a few you might not have! Our quality linens and beddings assure you a restful sleep and a luxurious experience. Being able to walk a short distance to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

What a wonderful treat! Stayed in the Garden Room for a night last March for our anniversary. We decided with the garden room because it seeming to be the one with the most privacy. Although we were the farthest of the three rooms from the ocean we still had an AMAZING view! We arrived to discover they had left us... More 

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Karen_Fyfe, General Manager at Moonstone Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of Moonstone Cottages. The views are spectacular and there is nothing quite as special as your own private getaway on the beach! We try to think of everything so you can just enjoy your experience. Of course, we must give credit to this awesome location along the coast of the Pacific Ocean. It is the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

We stayed in the Seascape Cottage for one night, on our drive down from San Fran to LA. The Seascape cottage is at the front of the cottages, right on the beachfront. We arrived and checked in at the inn nearby, where the lady at the front desk gave us our forms to fill in for our complimentary breakfast which... More 

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Karen_Fyfe, General Manager at Moonstone Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of Moonstone Cottages. We love the detail you provided, it really helps our future guests know what to expect. Given the uniqueness of staying in your own private cottage, this is a one-of-a-kind getaway and with only 3 cottages, a very exclusive experience. Our sister properties, Sand Pebbles Inn, Blue Dolphin Inn, and Castle Inn,... More 

Fresno, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

The cottage was at a great location and very close to the ocean. It was clean, comfortable and tastefully decorated. The ocean view from the steps of our cottage was beautiful. We spent the weekend here on our 32nd wedding anniversary and had a wonderful time. A bit pricy, but worth it!

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Karen_Fyfe, General Manager at Moonstone Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of Moonstone Cottages. It is tough to put a price on a one-of-a-kind experience! We are happy you had a chance to experience this very unique accommodation. Some of our guests pick a favorite cottage and make it a tradition or mix it up and try all 3! More 

Pasadena, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We recently stayed for a night at the Seaview Cottage and thoroughly enjoyed it. It was great having your own cottage. Kinda like having a little house! It was small and cozy, but you didn't feel cramped. It was decorated with a lovely nautical theme, and had a kitchenette and gas fireplace. Bathroom was spacious with a large shower and... More 

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Karen_Fyfe, General Manager at Moonstone Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of Moonstone Cottages. We tried to create the feeling of your own private home on the beach. Well worth a splurge! We are so happy you had a chance to explore the area and that our staff made sure your special occasion was noted. We are a bit proud of our bedding and linens, we... More 

Santa Fe, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

These do not come cheaply, even by CA coast hotel prices, but it's still a terrific place to stay. It's well located on the main road at the coast and the three little cottages all have a view of the ocean. Ours was the one in the back, Mariner, and it has a great view. The middle cottage (Something Gate?)... More 

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Karen_Fyfe, General Manager at Moonstone Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of Moonstone Cottages. We know the price can seem daunting, but the experience is quite special and the feeling of your own little house on the beach is like a dream for many. As for the cartons, we do use recyclable and compostable components whenever possible. We are happy to offer this most interesting accommodation... More 

Champaign, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Moonstone cottages is as good as everyone has said. We stayed in Seascape which was near the road but had a full view of the ocean .The boardwalk is right there and perfect for a morning walk. The cottage is not fancy but very clean and well maintained.It was very quaint. Breakfast is included and delivered to your room. The... More 

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Karen_Fyfe, General Manager at Moonstone Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful review of Moonstone Cottages. This is such a different experience than most hotels so we love hearing how our guests enjoy it! Having your own private cottage along the coast is a fabulous escape from the hustle and bustle. And our picnic breakfast can be enjoyed in your room or taken to the beach. We... More 

Penn Yan, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Traveling from the East coast - I went to trip advisor to find a hotel in San Louis Obispo. The first thing that popped up was San Louis Obispo county. ( who knew there was a county and a city) Long story short I ended up with a reservation about 35 minutes north of where I wanted to be. This... More 

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Karen_Fyfe, General Manager at Moonstone Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of Moonstone Cottages. This is our most unique lodging with just 3 cottages. Cambria is a bit of a throwback to a simpler time in life. This coastal community retains that old California charm and yes, we have some technological challenges in our remote location with wifi and cell reception, but unfortunately at this time,... More 

Ventura, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

We stayed here one night on a long weekend getaway to Cambria. We chose the Mariner cottage at the back based on other reviews that it had the most privacy and still had a nice view. It was wonderful. Everything about the property was thoughtful and charming. We would definitely come again and likely choose the cottage in front as... More 

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Karen_Fyfe, General Manager at Moonstone Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for your thoughtful review of Moonstone Cottages. We do try to anticipate everything our guests might need during their stay and since the cabins are independent, we wanted to be sure you could find what you needed in each cabin. They are private and a perfect escape for some solitude or a romantic getaway. More 

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