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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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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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39 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 175 helpful votes
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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
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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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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 

New Hampshire
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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

We were so delighted to find this cottage, it provided the perfect respite with a phenomenal view of Moonstone Beach. We stayed in the front cottage - the Seacape, and yes it is near the road, but it is not distracting at all. We were adjusting to West coast time and often found ourselves sitting under the moonlight out on... More 

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

Thank you for this lovely review! The cottages are a great way to enjoy a little solitude at the beach. We are happy you had a great time and that you shared your experience here. There are only 3 cottages so it is indeed a unique way to travel. More 

Bergen, Norway
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39 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 219 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

We had booked the Seascape cottage out of only three cottages at Moonstone Cottage ! And what a cottage: very clean, very beautiful, very romantic - yes, VERY everything. The cottage had everything including a fireplace. Outside there was a porch with a wonderful view over the ocean and the shore with a nice boardwalk. This cottage is lying in... More 

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

We always love these kids of reviews. We hope this is everyone's experience. Thank you for sharing and we are happy you enjoyed your stay with us. The cottages are quite special and since there are only 3 of them, it is a completely unique experience compared to a normal hotel stay. We hope you make it back soon! More 

Placentia, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Perfect relaxing weekend getaway. We stayed here while visiting Hearst castle. Cottage is small but it is enough space for two. I do recommend sitting on the little porch area while sharing a bottle of wine and nibbles, before heading out to dinner. It is a beautiful sunset. After dinner there is not much going on in town so, enjoy... More 

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

Thank you for this lovely review. Our cottages are cozy and provide the perfect place for a little solitude or a romantic retreat. Sunsets are not to be missed in Cambria, they are stunning. We don't generally leave the breakfasts as we are close to nature and sometimes wild critters see the food and decide to enjoy it themselves...the local... More 

glasgow
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35 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

We stayed in the mariner cottage for one night and had a great time, cottage has fine view and the cottage itself is wheel equipped with all you need including fridge and microwave. Cambria town is beautiful and quaint with nice friendly folk. If we ever do the PCH again we would diffenately stay here again. Nice touch with the... 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 are pleased you enjoyed your stay and that is was totally accessible for you. We strive to provide excellent service and a top notch experience so we love hearing that we did that successfully. We hope you make it back to visit us again. Cheers! More 

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