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“Nice but could be just a little better” 4 of 5 stars
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Fireside Inn on Moonstone Beach
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   6700 Moonstone Beach Drive, Cambria, CA 93428   |  
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Ranked #5 of 11 Hotels in Cambria
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Kalamazoo, Michigan
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22 reviews 22 reviews
19 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Nice but could be just a little better”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2013 via mobile

Here's what good about this place: front desk staff, rooms were large and pleasant, loved the fireplace, right across from the beach, pretty outdoor grounds, cookies in the afternoon.

Here's what's not so good: the obvious owner of the property was discourteous to my husband when he inquired about the availability of coffee at 6:30 am one morning, answering curtly and dismissively. Later, when breakfast opened, he sat in a corner of the small breakfast room, looking sullen and not saying a word to either of us while we ate despite our attempts to make eye contact and try to say hello. Also, you don't really have much to look at due to the trees across the street blocking the beach view for which we paid $250 a night in April. Breakfast was not good--no selection, and what was there seemed stale and unappetizing.

Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Justin F, General Manager at Fireside Inn on Moonstone Beach, responded to this review, April 29, 2013
Thank you for your comments regarding your recent stay. We take great pride in matching our service with the wonderful setting of Moonstone Beach and are glad you enjoyed your recent visit. It is disheartening to read that you were not well received and spoken to in a friendly manner by a member of our staff. I will be speaking with the staff about this and use it as a training opportunity. I can assure you the person you thought was the owner is a front desk agent since they are the only people at the front desk at 6:30am. We would certainly welcome you for another visit so we can get another opportunity to provide you with the great service our guests have come to expect. Please contact me with any questions or comments at 805-927-8661.

Sincerely,

Justin C. Friend
General Manager
BW PLUS Fireside Inn on Moonstone Beach
Cambria, CA 93428
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Rating summary
  • 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2013 via mobile

Best bed and pillows ever! Great restaurant recommendation from knowledgeable well spoken staff and overall service was outstanding. Spacious rooms were very comfortable and well appointed, full breakfast buffet was delicious!

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Key Largo, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2013

I am staying here as I write thus review. It's a great hotel just across the road from beach access. It is well managed, spotless and comfortable. The furniture is attractive and fairly new. The beds are very comfortable. Plenty of parking and spaces are wide. It is a one story hotel. I highly recommend it.

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
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Cincinnati, Ohio, Usa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013

The room was very comfortable and very clean. I felt it was a bit dark (seem to remember the walls being a brown color), but overall a very nice room - big bed, and good bathroom. This directly across the street from a boardwalk out to the beach where you can watch the sunset. It is also convenient (by car) to the main shopping areas and restaurants in Cambria. Cell phone service is pretty much non-existent on Moonstone Beach Drive, but once you're back up on PCH1 or in Cambria itself, cell phones work, and local calls are free in the room. Great breakfast!! And very friendly staff!

  • 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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Cerritos, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2013

What a great stay we had at this hotel. The staff were friendly and so very helpful. Gave us great recommendations on eating establishments. Try Linn's for dinner, and Sow's Ear. The breakfast was great, the rooms were clean, can't say enough good words about this Best Western

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013

This was a nice place for our time in Cambria. Everyone at the Inn was great. We could walk and run the beach every morning and come back to a wonderful breakfast. We had good recommendations for dinner both nights. Plenty of room for two in our two queen bed room. Fireplace was an extra nice touch for our evening glass of wine.

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Address: 6700 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 Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Family Hotel in Cambria
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Cambria
#5 Romantic Hotel in Cambria
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Fireside Inn on Moonstone Beach 3*
Number of rooms: 46
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our coastal hotel features a year-round heated pool and spa, complimentary hot breakfast, beach cottage accommodations with fireplaces and easy access to the Hearst Castle, the Piedras Blancas Elephant Seal Rookery, wineries, shops and farm-to-table dining. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Best Western Plus Fireside Inn On Moonstone Beach Hotel Cambria
Best Western Cambria
Cambria Fireside Inn
Cambria Best Western

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