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Fireside Inn on Moonstone Beach
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   6700 Moonstone Beach Drive, Cambria, CA 93428   |  
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Ranked #6 of 10 hotels in Cambria
California
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47 reviews 47 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Great View”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

We had a nice room with a patio looking across the street to the ocean bluffs. Very nice. Only issues were when people checked in and out as we were right across from the office, and when people entered the hotel area letting the doors slam. Bathroom was small and tight. But room it self was very nice. Hotel staff were great. The cleaning people were excellent.

Room Tip: This hotel was down towards the end more of moonstone beach, would stay up the road more for easier...
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 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
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2013 via mobile

The room was clean well furnished and silent. Great shower. Parking area near the room. It was just one night but was a great stay. Fantastic sunset in a clear day. It's far from Cambria downtown, but has a good bar and restaurant in the neighborhood.

  • Stayed May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2013

Great views, relaxing, close to Hearst Castle, fireplace in room. Good choice if you're in this area
We were there for the special night time tours of Hearst Castle during the holiday season - I recommend them as they hire actors to play guests - magical. Restaurant choices are limited and the on site restaurant is just so-so but there aren't other choices around. Nice to walk around the grounds in the morning and watch the surfers..

Room Tip: facing ocean
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2013

Spent Mother's Day weekend at this wonderful hotel. Our room had a fireplace (I think all do) and was directly across the street from a boardwalk entrance along Moonstone Beach. Breakfast was excellent and the place was immaculately clean! Had a very nice pool area too. We would highly recommend this hotel to anyone in the Cambria area.

  • Stayed May 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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Seneca, SC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2013

This place is a good choice if you are doing the the Pacific Coast Highway or visiting the nearby Hearst Castle. They are just across a not so busy street from the ocean with a boardwalk out to the beach where you can see seals and maybe some sea lions. The breakfast was quite good for the standard continental variety. The rooms are all on one floor which makes it really easy just to pull your car up near your room. They have a nice pool and hot tub, as well. They are just off the PCH and there are some restaurants just down the road.

Room Tip: Get one with a fireplace, if traveling anytime but summer. The ocean view is nice, too.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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Twentynine Palms, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013

After driving through Moonstone Beach and finding a few pet friendly hotels I couldn't find one that was up to my liking. I was referred to this Best Western by another hotel in the area and finally checked it out. After being pleasantly greeted in the office all the charges were explained in plain English without any secrecy or omitting anything. Our room was everything we expected and more. A large spacious room that was freshly cleaned with an abundance of amenities: fireplace, amazingly comfortable bed and pillows, large jetted tub, roomy bathroom and nice television with a good channel selection. The pool and hot tub were also above average. Comfortable and clean with an awesomely attentive staff I even spotted checking the PH in the morning. The breakfast buffet actually lived up to the front desk lady's words. It was delicious and very well stocked. Couldn't say better things about this hotel and it will be where I stay from now on in Cambria.

Room Tip: Rooms without an ocean view will save you over $100 a night and you're still directly across fro...
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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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Framingham, Massachusetts
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013

My friend from LA had found this spot, right on Rt 1 (other times of the year might have some traffic, but none to speak of in April when we were there). Each room has a small patio area, even though they front on the parking lot, it was quiet and convenient place to have some coffee or tea in the morning. Breakfast was good, but really, the staff were all so accommodating, friendly, and nice that bumped up my rating to excellent. Right across the street is an awesome boardwalk along the cliffs and ocean, with beach access where the surfers can be found too. Loved this location - Cambria is a short (5 min) drive away with great restaurants such as Robin's. Could have stayed here all week and been happy!

Room Tip: take the patio facing beachfront for best views of ocean - but only midweek or when traffic on Moons...
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Additional Information about Fireside Inn on Moonstone Beach

Also Known As:
Best Western Plus Fireside Inn On Moonstone Beach Hotel
Best Western Plus Fireside Inn On Moonstone Beach Hotel Cambria
Best Western Cambria
Cambria Fireside Inn
Cambria Best Western
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:
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Cambria
#4 Family Hotel in Cambria
#6 Romantic Hotel in Cambria
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Fireside Inn on Moonstone Beach 2.5*
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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