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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
San Francisco, California
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Wonderful getaway”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

We stayed here for 3 nights to celebrate our anniversary and explore the area. The reservations agent was kind and helpful and offered us sparkling wine on arrival. We had the inn's honeymoon room with a balcony and it was wonderful! The room was clean and cosy with a fireplace and robes. The breakfast was great. I would definitely stay here again.

Room Tip: We loved our balcony but I believe the honeymoon room is the only room that has one,
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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AGM_FogCatcher_Inn, General Manager at FogCatcher Inn, responded to this review, July 5, 2014
We appreciate you taking the time to review the FogCatcher Inn and very pleased to hear you enjoyed your anniversary celebration at the FogCatcher Inn. We would love to have you back as a guest perhaps for your next anniversary, special occasion or get-away!

Thank you,

Karen Maraschiello, General Manager
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Arizona
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57 reviews 57 reviews
26 hotel reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

The Fogcatcher Inn is directly across from Moonstone Beach. There is a beautiful boardwalk along the ocean. Our room was clean and charming. This is not a posh beach resort, but a spacious, comfortable inn. Our room had a fire place and excellent lighting. Nice linens and bed. We slept with our window open and could hear the waves crashing on the beach--heaven! Room included breakfast; hot choices and yogurt/cereal/pastry. We would definitely stay here again. All the staff was friendly and helpful.

  • Stayed June 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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AGM_FogCatcher_Inn, General Manager at FogCatcher Inn, responded to this review, July 5, 2014
Thank you for your positive comments about the FogCatcher Inn--we strive to meet or exceed our guests expectations and pleased to hear we did for you!

Thank you,

Karen Maraschiello, General Manager
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

The FogCatcher Inn is a most pleasant spot if you are in the Cambria area. My wife and I were in that area to take in the Hearst Castle. We wanted a place that was nearby. The FogCatcher Inn is only about five miles from the Castle and very close to downtown Cambria, which is loaded with several good restaurants. If you are lucky enough to get reservations at the FogCatcher Inn, you might consider springing for a second floor ocean view room. Granted, you will pay a bit more for these premium rooms, but the ocean views are spectacular. We also enjoyed the breakfast at the inn, which is included. Unlike many "free" breakfasts, this breakfast room serves full breakfasts, with eggs, sausages, cereals, yogurt, etc. It was a good way to start our day before we did our tour of Hearst Castle. We can highly recommend the FogCatcher Inn.

Room Tip: We had room 621. It may be the best in the house.
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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AGM_FogCatcher_Inn, General Manager at FogCatcher Inn, responded to this review, July 5, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to rate us on TripAdvisor--we appreciate your positive comments! We are glad to hear you were able to enjoy our nice hot breakfast before your outing to Hearst Castle. We hope to have you back as our guest at the FogCatcher Inn soon.

Karen Maraschiello, General Manager
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Los Angeles, California
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7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This was always my favorite hotel for a quiet retreat on beautiful Moonstone Beach (quiet road, boardwalk trail, beach access.) It is a well-built hotel with high-ceilinged rooms, fireplaces and quality beds and bedding. Breakfast (a nice selection of hot and cold foods) is self-serve in a breakfast room with patio.
I am sad to notice that since the hotel changed ownership (from Moonstone Properties to Pacifica) the gardens are not as beautiful or well-maintained. What was once it's most special feature is no longer a priority. But you'd only know that if you'd be going there over the years.
Still, it is a lovely place, awesome location.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled solo
    • 4 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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AGM_FogCatcher_Inn, General Manager at FogCatcher Inn, responded to this review, July 5, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to review the FogCatcher Inn and we are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay with us and were able to enjoy Moonstone Beach! We hope to have you back as a guest to the FogCatcher Inn soon!

Karen Maraschiello, General Manager
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Albany, New York
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

I wish I could have stayed longer! What a great location! The ocean is directly across the street - breathtaking views! Perfect location! Beautiful rooms! The location is exactly what I was looking for. Quiet at night = very relaxing and calming! I can't wait to go back!

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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AGM_FogCatcher_Inn, General Manager at FogCatcher Inn, responded to this review, June 22, 2014
We are happy to hear you had such a great stay at the FogCatcher Inn and we appreciate your positive comments about the FogCatcher Inn. It is a quiet location here and glad you were able to have some quiet and calm.

Look forward to having you again as a guest soon.

Karen Maraschiello, General Manager
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Wheat Ridge, Colorado
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Loved it! Great location to beach and restaurants. Quiet at night. Open windows at night get ocean breeze at night. kids loved the pool and access to the ocean Nice warm breatkfast in the morning. We will be back.

Room Tip: Rooms on garden areas get more shore sound.
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  • Stayed June 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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AGM_FogCatcher_Inn, General Manager at FogCatcher Inn, responded to this review, June 22, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to write a review of the FogCatcher Inn. Happy to hear the kids enjoyed the pool and you were able to take advantage of the good hot breakfast in the morning. We will look forward to having you as a guest again at the FogCatcher Inn.

Karen Maraschiello,
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75 reviews 75 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014 via mobile

A restful, midway stop from monterey to la, pleasantly surprised with cozy rooms, fireside pool, yummy breakfast all seated 50' from ocean.
FYI, room has no A/C, only gas fireplace for heat, and was a bit stuffy since no breeze w open windows. Otherwise perfectly comfortable and clean.

  • Stayed June 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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AGM_FogCatcher_Inn, General Manager at FogCatcher Inn, responded to this review, June 22, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to review the FogCatcher Inn. We appreciate your feedback and happy to know you enjoyed your stay! I do apologize if you felt the room was a little stuffy, typically the cool weather and sea breeze on the coast provides a natural air-conditioner, but this must have been one of the rare occasions where the weather was a little too warm.

We will look forward to having you as a guest again in the not too distant future.

Karen Maraschiello, General Manager
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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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