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“A Pleasant Surprise” 4 of 5 stars
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FogCatcher Inn
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   6400 Moonstone Beach Drive, Cambria, CA 93428   |  
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Ranked #4 of 11 Hotels in Cambria
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Ventura, CA
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
16 hotel reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“A Pleasant Surprise”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

My wife and I recently stayed mid-week at the Fog Catcher Inn. The check in was quick, easy and very friendly - same for check out. The Fogcatcher is right across the road from Moonstone Beach which has spectacular views of the beach and sunsets.
Our first impression was that the grounds of the Inn were very neat and clean and gave the impression of an English inn. Our room was quiet, comfortable and very clean and the bed was comfortable. They serve a breakfast that was decent - scrambled eggs, potatoes, sausage, pastries, fruit and cereal. The one disappointment was that the decor of the room was disjointed. It looks like they have tried to update the room's decor, but the furniture, bathroom and some drapes still had an '80s look. Bath towels were scratchy and some bathroom tiles were cracked and the grout was a bit dirty.
We paid about $135 before taxes, with an Auto Club discount. Would I stay there again? You bet!

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    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 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Calgary, AB
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42 reviews 42 reviews
20 hotel reviews
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

Cambria turned into a very nice surprise, and the Fogcatcher made that happen. This hotel is very popular by the number of people we met there. Very cosy rooms and a lovely breakfast. The beach is right across the street which we loved. The sunset was amazing. Would love to come back.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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GM_FogCatcherInn, General Manager at FogCatcher Inn, responded to this review, April 14, 2014
You are correct, we do have amazing sunets here at the FogCatcher Inn. Thank you for taking time to review us and we look forward to seeing you again very soon.

James Davison
General Manager
FogCatcher Inn
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Ontario, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

My wife and I have been staying at the Fog Catcher every year for six years now. We first stayed at the Fog Catcher for part of our honey moon and now we go back for each and every anniversary. Others have tried to get us to stay elsewhere on Moonstone Beach but we love the Fog Catcher. The location is great, the room and bed are comfortable, clean and breakfast is always good and the people that work there and manage the facility are great, all go out of their way to make your stay the best possible. It is very hard to leave, from the time we check out we are already planing our nex trip back to the Fog Catcher the following year. We travel often and no matter where we stay we gauge it by our experience from staying at the Fog Catcher. Sure you can stay at some big fancy place when on vacation but at the Fog Catcher you will feel at home. Enjoy your stay!

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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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GM_FogCatcherInn, General Manager at FogCatcher Inn, responded to this review, April 14, 2014
We are so proud to be a part of your annual trip. Thank you for choosing us the last six years and we look forward to seeing you again next year. We are honored we are the gauge you use to judge your stays elsewhere. Thank you so much for you great review.

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New York City, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

My two cousins and I were on a tour up the coast and couldn't find a place in Paso Robles. One cousin brother remembered staying at the FogCatcher years ago and suggested we try it. It was marvelous: Katherine both on the phone and at the front desk was the most efficient and pleasant check-in person; the rooms were spacious, clean and well-supplied; the breakfasts were excellent and plentiful -- waffles, sausages, pastries, eggs, bagels, hash browns, all good, and the TV and wireless compensated plenty for very little cell service, actually a good thing if one is trying to have a vacation. Now if only Cambri had a deli . . .

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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GM_FogCatcherInn, General Manager at FogCatcher Inn, responded to this review, April 14, 2014
We are so happy you two came back to visit with us. I will let Katherine know about your kind words. We pride ourselves on providing exceptional service. We hope we were able to give you a truly memorable experience. Thank you for your review.

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Torrance
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

Everyone was gracious and friendly from check-in to check-out. We got a room with two double beds which was large and clean. Breakfast was served from 7-10 and was varied and plentiful. This was a family gathering from three states, and we talked past ten with no one appearing to hurry us along. Could have asked for nothing better!

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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GM_FogCatcherInn, General Manager at FogCatcher Inn, responded to this review, April 14, 2014
There is no better place to meet from 3 states than beautiful Moonstone Beach here in Cambria. We are so happy you chose the FogCatcher Inn for your family gathering. We hope to see you again for your next family retreat.

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Woodinville
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Our stay was fabulous! The front desk people gave great information about the hotel and about the area. The room was neat, clean and quiet. We were upgraded to an ocean-facing room upon arrival! In front of the hotel is a one mile boardwalk with beautiful ocean views.

  • Stayed April 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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GM_FogCatcherInn, General Manager at FogCatcher Inn, responded to this review, April 14, 2014
Thank you for your "fabulous" review. Our staff truly love Cambria and they really enjoy telling guests all the best places to check out and eat at. We hope to see you again soon.

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Pacific Grove, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Our accommodations exceeded our expectations. The staff was pleasant and efficient.
The breakfast was excellent and the coffee first rate. I will return in the future and recommend this establishment for those dog lovers who are looking to experience the California coast.

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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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GM_FogCatcherInn, General Manager at FogCatcher Inn, responded to this review, April 14, 2014
We are glad that you and your four legged family member enjoyed your stay with us. Thank you for your review and your recommendations. We look forward to your return.

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Address: 6400 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 Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Family Hotel in Cambria
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Cambria
#4 Romantic Hotel in Cambria
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — FogCatcher Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 60
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Ideal for romantic getaways, families and groups, FogCatcher Inn is located within easy reach of the Hearst Castle, the Piedras Blancas Elephant Seal Rookery, an assortment of wineries and beautiful Moonstone Beach. ... more   less 
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