My sister and I stopped in Moonstone Beach during a drive from San Francisco to Los Angeles. We rolled in late after a day of hiking and were greeted with the Inn's complimentary wine and appetizer hour. It was the perfect start to a short, wonderful stay. The hotel is located on a short strip across from the beach. Any hotel on this road is going to be nicely located for the area, and a morning walk on the beach to check out the seals. Our room was super cozy with a view of the beach and a gas fireplace. I'd definitely recommend friends consider staying there.