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Castle Inn

6620 Moonstone Beach Drive, Cambria, CA 93428
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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    4 of 5 stars
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Santa Maria, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel is very nice, however the room looks a bit different than the photos show online. The mattress was a pretty firm one, but that's what's to be expected at hotels. The room didn't have A/C in it at all so when it was hot we had to just have the windows open, which means at night you hear... More

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orange county
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29 hotel reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

After two years away, we decided to revisit Cambria and the Hearst Castle. We were also going to make a run up to Monterey, so I decided to look for more "budget friendly" lodging. Of coarse I used T A to compare motels along Moonstone Beach. On our last visit we stayed at the Fireside, which was very nice and... More

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Fresno
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Service was great, the room decor was pretty, great continental breakfast included. The one big downside was, this was the smallest hotel room I've ever seen in my life. A room this small should not exist anywhere, ever. I understand this was considered a "budget" room (the price was more than I paid for larger rooms in town). Yes, it... More

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Yorba Linda, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The room was clean and comfortable. Old entertainment console cabinets doors wouldn't stay open and the toilet leaked. My husband loved the pool and the ocean view was beautiful. Pretty nice breakfast.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

The Missus and I typically stay at Castle Inn's sister lodging Sand Pebbles which is our favorite Moonstone Beach/Cambria location. But, since it was a late booking, we made arrangements to stay at Castle Inn for the first time. Plus, the price was right. Our room on the second floor faced the seaside and provided a charming view while we... More

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Karen_Fyfe, General Manager at Castle Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of Castle Inn, and that clever title! We are pleased you have such a great experience with our company and our hotels and we appreciate you sharing that experience here. It is wonderful to be able to offer a more affordable option and yes, the tide pools are awesome! The ability to get so up... More

Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
21 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

We used this hotel as a stopping off point as we made out way down the coast. It was right on the stunning beach ( lovely boardwalk as well) and the rooms were spacious and comfortable. The staff were very friendly and the breakfast was good.

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Karen_Fyfe, General Manager at Castle Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your excellent review of Castle Inn. The newest member of the Cambria Inns Collection, this is a throwback to the roadside motels of California's past. Our vintage property has a pool (rare in Cambria) and is close to the boardwalk. We are happy you had such a great time with us and we appreciate you sharing that... More

Houston, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014 via mobile

This was a nice place with an awesome view! The staff were all friendly and helpful. Breakfast was basic- nothing special and pretty crowded the morning we were there. I don't think there was AC (we didn't need it), and the heat was a strange wall unit that seemed a little dangerous with our toddler. Although it was okay, all... More

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Karen_Fyfe, General Manager at Castle Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of Castle Inn. We are pleased to provide affordable lodging on Moonstone Beach Drive and we always love hearing that our staff was wonderful. We appreciate you sharing your experience and hope you had a chance to relax a little with an active toddler. Maybe next visit she'll be old enough to play in the... More

Powell River, Canada
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280 reviews 280 reviews
86 hotel reviews
197 helpful votes 197 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014 via mobile

There is a cheaper place, but the rooms here are brighter and larger. The staff is very nice. Young Ty is one of the most charming sesk clerks we have ever met. Very helpful. We were forced by car issues to stay longer than planned, and everyone was accomadating. The place is an old motel, tarted up a bit and... More

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Karen_Fyfe, General Manager at Castle Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your thoughtful review of Castle Inn. We are happy to provide a budget-friendly option on Moonstone Beach Drive. The location cannot be beat! We appreciate you mentioning our staff, we always like hearing when someone is doing an exceptional job. We hope the remainder of your road trip went well! More

São Paulo
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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014 via mobile

The room was clean, wide and equipped with everything we need for one night... Hair dryer, towels, mini refrigerator, cups. The vista is amazing and the hotel is perfect for a break when traveling from SF to LA by Highway 1!!! They serve a breakfast in a separate room with bagels, milk, cereals, some fruits and coffee. Great, I recommend.

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Karen_Fyfe, General Manager at Castle Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review of Castle Inn. As our more affordable option, we enjoy offering a place to be on Moonstone Beach that is still budget-friendly. Cambria is a perfect midway point between San Francisco and Los Angeles and it feels like a vintage California beach town. The proximity to Hearst Castle makes it a perfect stopping point... More

San Francisco, California
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32 reviews 32 reviews
23 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014 via mobile

We had a great weekend stay here. Our room was on the ground floor and had a nice view of the ocean. We walked to the beach in the mornings and to the local restaurants in the evening. We have been in the Cambria area before and enjoy visiting every so often. This was our first stay at Castle Inn... More

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Karen_Fyfe, General Manager at Castle Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your thoughtful review of Castle Inn. We are excited to be able to offer a budget-friendly option in the same great Moonstone Beach location and we offer a complimentary breakfast to get your day off to a good start. We know it can get windy in these spring afternoons, but on those few hot days, it is... More

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Address: 6620 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): $$
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Also Known As:
Castle Inn By The Sea Hotel Cambria
Castle Hotel Cambria
Castle Motel Cambria

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Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool
Hotel Style
#6 On the Beach Hotel in Cambria
Number of rooms
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