We stayed here for 2 nights and had booked an ocean view room with a patio. The patio feature was nice but the room felt tired. It had a sort of canopy above the bed which looked neither one thing nor another.......... in other words, either you have a proper 4 poster bed or you don't. So the whole room looked terribly dated and wrong. We felt it was expensive for the quality of furnishings offered, despite the view. In other words you are paying mightily for the view. When we peeked into other rooms further back from the front of the hotel they looked much nicer. However, the mattress was extremely comfortable, probably the most comfortable bed of our holiday, and that's saying something. Also, there was a jacuzzi in the bathroom but we could not find the on/off point and there were no instructions about it. When we checked out and mentioned this, the very nice lady said that you have to get out of the bath to a switch on the wall by the basin to turn it on................ no comment! That said the staff were very helpful (staff is always plural in England) and were very pleasant with anything we required like restaurant reservations.
Breakfasts are served in a small room which gets pretty full at around 8 30 so there are tables in the hallway which, I am afraid, does look tacky. I suppose what they should really do is relinquish a bedroom for a bigger breakfast room, which would not be so economic but would look far more professional. Most people were having waffles but we prefer muesli type cereals and fruit for breakfast and the choice of cereals was limited and you had to eat them out of their carton. We found the coffee not very good quality, rather watery, I'm afraid.
So, disappointment on 2 counts which was a shame because the situation of the hotel demands better. Don't think we would stay here again but would possibly suggest friends try their newly refurbed sister hotel, Blue Dolphin.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Family owned and operated, The Sand Pebbles Inn is located on Moonstone Beach Drive where the "Sea meets the Pines." The Inn offers cozy rooms, all with comfortable king or queen beds and fireplaces. In room amenities include European blend coffee and Dorothy Prentice bathroom amenities.In the morning you will enjoy a deluxe continental breakfast and in the afternoon tea, cookies and sparkling cider. Be sure to take advantage of our California vacation packages. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Sand Pebbles Hotel Cambria
- Sand Pebbles Cambria