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Pelican Inn & Suites
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   6316 Moonstone Beach Drive, Cambria, CA 93428   |  
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Ranked #5 of 10 hotels in Cambria
Los Banos, California, United States
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Lovely place to stay.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

I love the Pelican Inn & Suites. The rooms have pretty beds. Ours had little metal birds on the iron bed. Very quaint! We also had a jucuzzi tub in our room. Not all rooms have that. I prefer rooms upstairs with full ocean view so I can leave the windows open at night and hear the ocean roar. Very B&B like on Moonstone Beach. Wonderful wine and cheese hour in the late afternoon. Wonderful dessert and wine bar in the evening. The breakfasts are very nice and served by the fireplace off of the lobby. I highly recommend this inn.

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  • Stayed May 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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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
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  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Camarillo, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

We had room 212 which from the side of the balcony you could see the ocean! And with our door open all night we could hear the ocean too! Room is beautifully decorated and we had a framed piece of rare red coral on the wall which was stunning! The section of the room with the fireplace is down a step from the "bedroom" and had a sleeper couch and cute little leatherette ottoman to put your feet up on or place your drinks. ( Be careful - we slipped on the wood at the edge stepping into that room - would be good to hold onto the rail that is there). We biked, walked the boardwalk, ate way too much and loved coming back to the beautiful little landscaped entrance with the bridge. Breakfast was yummy and beautifully laid out - with just about everything you needed - 2 types of juice, milk & water on one side. Hot breakfast meat and two types of eggs - plain scrambled and another scrambled with cheese/spinach(which changed the next day to scrambled with mushrooms). Many type of little pastries, croissants, white or wheat bread, bagel and waffles. Granola and oatmeal(real oatmeal that is already made-yay-no adding hot water to a packet) and a beautiful assortment of tea bags and Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf coffee. Everyone on staff was very nice and maintenance came out right away when the Jacuzzi kept shutting off every 30 seconds (great thing is there is a phone right on the wall near the Jacuzzi to call the front desk). We didn't get to the wine and cheese in the lobby but will on our next visit!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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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Carlsbad, California
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013

Very cute hotel to stay at for a getaway! It's right across from the beach which was perfect. The hotel staff was very nice and friendly. Michael made GREAT recommendations for dinner, he was so helpful, hilarious, and nice. The room was decorated very well, I loved the colors, and the bed was SO comfortable!

Manny saved the day when he saved my foot from disaster. BEWARE of the natural tar on moonstone beach. I didn't even know I stepped in it when I was barefoot. I went up to the lobby and they were so nice in helping me. I was afraid I'd have to go somewhere in town to have it removed but Manny came and got it off- so so nice.

The little hosted wine and cheese in the lobby was a nice little snack before you head off for dinner!

Also, stay for more than two nights- the hotel and area is too cute to rush into a few days. I wish we could have stayed longer. It's perfect for relaxing! Everything about the hotel was perfect! It's a two minute drive into town, or probably a 15 minute walk!

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  • Stayed April 2013, 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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Chicago
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

Upon checking in they were extremely friendly. The garden is beautiful! The board walk right across the street is great.
The room is very clean with a perfect sitting area. The couch,chair and fireplace are perfect.

  • Stayed March 2013, 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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Templeton, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013

Enjoyed our Mother/Daughter and grandkids getaway so much at the Pelican Inn. Beautiful surroundings, steps from the ocean and walkway along the shore of beautiful Cambria. The room was great, the breakfast was very good with a great variety of choices, and I want to mention the afternoon tea/wine complimentary refreshments and snacks which rounded out a wonderful day.

Highly recommend this place. Staff was very friendly and helpful. All in all - excellent.

  • Stayed March 2013, 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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Elk Grove, California
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2013

Loved our 2 night stay at the Pelican Inn. The inn was quaint and the room comfortable. It was so nice to be able to get up in the morning and take a walk along the boardwalk. The view of the ocean from the room was an added bonus. Breakfast was hearty and the afternoon snacks were nice. Would definiately return.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 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 On the Beach Hotel in Cambria
#5 Family Hotel in Cambria
#5 Romantic Hotel in Cambria
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3 star — Pelican Inn & Suites 3*
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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Also Known As:
Pelican Hotel Cambria
Pelican Inn And Suites

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