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Pelican Inn & Suites
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   6316 Moonstone Beach Drive, Cambria, CA 93428   |  
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Ranked #6 of 10 Hotels in Cambria
Puerto Rico
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36 reviews 36 reviews
15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Romantic hotel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012

A small but very cute. Although not serve dinner but they recommended a place nearby which was exquisite. The breakfast buffet was included and was very nice. The rooms are very nice. They have no air conditioning but do not need it because Cambria is cold. The room had fire which was very romantic and cozy. Definitely would return.

  • Stayed November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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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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Clovis, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2012

I stayed 1 night at the Pelican Inn & Suites with my boyfriend. We had the traditional King ocean front room. The room was very spacious, clean, and comfortable. Complete with a large TV, fireplace, and french doors to our patio facing the ocean. We were on the ground floor and so the patio is near the street, seperated by a bit of a garden. Then across from the street is the beach. Complimentary wine and cheese at 5:30-7:30 was a nice surprise. We brought it back to our room to enjoy on the patio and watched the sunset. Very Romantic!!
Things to consider... walls were a little thin. We could hear our upstairs neighbors stomping around... and if staying during the summer there is no AC.... but that is common on the coast and the room did have a ceiling fan. There are several neighboring hotels which looked just as nice... so search around for the best deal.
If you are looking for a quiet coastal getaway, Pelican Inn & Suites is a nice escape.

Room Tip: Ocean views always make the room for me! Especially if you don't see the coast often!
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  • Stayed November 2012, 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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Lake Arrowhead, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

We stay in Cambria every year for our anniversary trying different hotels, and by far this one exceeded the others. The room was very appealing, our only complaint was the bathroom had water damage, Im assuming was from the jetted tub overflowing with carnal activity since its big enough for two, and they just didn't get around to repairing it properly. The noise from the upstairs tenants was loud, but the grounds were very well kept up and aestetically appealing and there breakfast and coctail hour had wide variety and very tasty. All in all, well worth the money.

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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Simi Valley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012

My husband and I love to come to Cambria for our anniversary . We always stay at The Pelican Inn and Suites on moonstone beach. This October 2012 was no different. We arrived to a warm and friendly staff provinding us with all the information we needed to make our stay special. We were checked into a beautiful suite that had been recently remodeled The Tv was awesome a nice flat screen . The fireplace is always a special touch. The staff was very helpful in giving us great choices on where to have a wonderful anniversary dinner and their recommendation was great. They have a nice welcome appitizer/wine/tea reception starting @ 5:30 which is included with in your room price( maybe not the wine not sure we don't drink).they also have a great breakfast buffet in the morning. The atmosphere can't be beat. The rooms are clean and so are the grounds of the hotel. Upon checking out I inquired about the bible that was in our room and asked if they had an extra one that I could buy new or used. The girl @the front brought me a brand new one and said this is on us,Our stay was perfect and they ended it on a wonderful note. We will be back soon and always highy recommend this beautiful hotel on moonstome beach in Cambria.

Room Tip: All the rooms we have stayed in have been wonderful !!!!
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  • Stayed October 2012, 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2012

This was a nice hotel. we booked on Hotel.com. the hotel is in 3 sections and we were put in the building far from the office. The employees were very friendly and helpful. Room was small with a view of the ocean on the small patio. Will try on of the other hotels on Moonstone Beach Dr just for variety.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2012

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.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Fairfield, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

Would highly recommend this hotel as it is:
1. Right on the ocean. Walking distance to Cambria, walking beach paths, state park, etc
2. Newly remodeled rooms
3. One of the few places that offers a wonderful selection of complimentary wines, cheeses, and deserts in the afternoon
4. Great selection of items for hot breakfast
5. Friendly staff
My wife and I have been frequent visitors to Cambria and this plates rates amongst the best as far as amenities and to where it does not break the bank either to stay there.

  • Stayed November 2012, 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Pelican Inn & Suites

Address: 6316 Moonstone Beach Drive, Cambria, CA 93428
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Location: United States > California > San Luis Obispo County > Cambria
Amenities:
Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Romantic Hotel in Cambria
#5 Family Hotel in Cambria
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Cambria
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Pelican Inn & Suites 3*
Number of rooms: 48
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Be one with the sea at our coastal retreat, located just off scenic Highway 1, the gateway to Big Sur. Our Cambria vacation packages offer a variety of ways to simply let go and relax on the shores of Moonstone Beach. Indulge in pampering seaside accommodations with private terraces and spectacular ocean views and enjoy hot breakfast every morning, among other perks. Our hotel provides easy access to beautiful beaches, renowned wineries, exquisite eateries and even the legendary Hearst Castle, the inspiration behind the movie Citizen Kane. ... more   less 
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