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Castle Inn

6620 Moonstone Beach Drive, Cambria, CA 93428
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Ranked #10 of 10 hotels in Cambria
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

WOW! This hotel was amazing. It was a great affordable price, and we were directly across the ocean with an ocean view from our room. The sunset was beautiful, you could walk to a few restaurants and it was a quick 5 minutes drive from the town of Cambria where the other restaurants and shopping was located. Across the road... More

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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The hotel is cute and the view from our room was amazing. I wasn't expecting anything from the place nor the hotel and it was a nice surprise. The lady at the front desk was very kind and the room was very clean. Nothing special to say about the breakfast though.

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Perth, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

This simple motel was ideally located and very charming. The room was of a very good size and decorated quite lovely. Waking up to the sound of the waves breaking on the shore was just what we were looking for. The front desk host was extremely helpful with dinner choices at a very busy time of the year and rang... More

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Karen F, General Manager at Castle Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful comments. We hope you return soon. Sincerely, Karen More

Newcastle, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

What a great find. Located right on the beach, this is the nicest hotel we have stayed in while in the USA. Rates were very reasonable, service was great & breakfast was delicious. The town of Cambria had lots nice restaurants to chose from too.

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Karen F, General Manager at Castle Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for rating us “TOP” hotel in the USA. We graciously appreciate your feedback and hope you return again. Thank you Karen More

Santa Cruz, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

We needed a place to stay while waiting for our Hearst Castle tours and found this spot to be just right. Nothing fancy, clean basic room, great rate $89, generous continental breakfast, friendly and knowledgeable host across from the beach. Enjoyed the sunset from their lawn chairs and walked to dinner. Heated pool and hot tub...superb beach access.

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Karen F, General Manager at Castle Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us while you were waiting for your tour at Hearst Castle. It is nice to hear that you enjoyed the lawn chairs. It is such a perfect location to sit, relax and take in another Central Coast Sunset. I hope that you return soon and thank you for your feedback. Sincerely More

San Diego, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

The pros first - Good location - Steps from moonstone state beach. The cons - Very cold rooms - I cannot believe they rent out rooms for 130$ per night without a heater in December. It should be against the law. - The WIFI was barely available in our room.

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Karen F, General Manager at Castle Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. I apologize for not meeting your expectations. I am confident that we will be able to fix the heating problem. We value your feedback as it will help us improve our service and product for future stays. Sincerely More

Brisbane, Australia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

My wife and I stayed here for one night after driving from Monterey via Hearst Castle. Was extremely easy to find from the main road. We were checked in by a lovely lady who was full of good advice for restaurants etc. The sunset from the boardwalk across the road was just incredible and is a beautiful spot for a... More

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Karen F, General Manager at Castle Inn, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for staying with us at CI. It is nice to hear that we met your expectations. The sunsets can be bountiful and beautiful. We are so lucky to be located right across the street from the entry to the Boardwalk and within walking distance of Moonstone Beach Bar and Grill. Please come and see us again soon!... More

Corona, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2013

This isn't the best hotel on Moonstone Drive but for the price it wasn't bad. The room was clean and they provided a fridge but no microwave. The bathroom was really small with just a shower and the sink drained slowly. The bed was firm and comfortable. The breakfast was the usual but they had really good fresh small danishes.... More

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Karen F, General Manager at Castle Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us at CI. I am glad that we met your expectations! Thank you for commenting on your stay with us. It will help us strive and maintain our high customer service standards. Sincerely More

Santa Rosa, CA
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013

My husband and I, and my brother got rooms for one night on the end of a 5 night epic journey to honor our Mom's memory. We were on the ground floor. It was really cool to be able to sit in the chairs on the lawn and watch the sunset. It was cloud free and while my brother and... More

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Karen F, General Manager at Castle Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us at the end of your journey. I am glad that you were able to spend your last days of your trip at CI while honoring your mom’s memory. We are so fortunate to be located right across from the entry to the boardwalk and within walking distance to one of the best restaurants in... More

Vancouver, Canada
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9 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

We spent one night here during Thanksgiving week. We had a second floor room which was well appointed though somewhat small. We found this Inn to be quiet, our only complaint would be the lack of ability to darken the room at night. The curtain rod sits a few inches from the window and a lot of light was coming... More

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Karen F, General Manager at Castle Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us during the Thanksgiving Holiday. I am sorry that there was a problem with the heater and the drapes. We are currently in the process of getting new drapes and the heaters are now on the daily maintenance check list so that they are fully operational at all times. I appreciate your feedback and hope... More

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Additional Information about Castle Inn

Also Known As:
Castle Inn By The Sea Hotel
Castle Inn By The Sea Hotel Cambria
Castle Hotel Cambria
Castle Motel Cambria
Address: 6620 Moonstone Beach Drive, Cambria, CA 93428
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Location: United States > California > San Luis Obispo County > Cambria
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Cambria
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Cambria
#9 Family Hotel in Cambria
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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