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“Excellent Stop up the Coast” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Fireside Inn on Moonstone Beach

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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 10 Hotels in Cambria
Marlborough, Massachusetts
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47 reviews 47 reviews
17 hotel reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Excellent Stop up the Coast”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

Stayed 2 nights on recent trip from LA to San Francisco. Like many others traveling this route, it is a nice 1/2 way point and there is lots to do in the area. Originally booked through Best Western was surprised to find that the Pacifica Hotel group had purchased the property. Nothing was changed...just the ownership from what the staff told us. Fine by us...everything was top notch. We were the last check in that evening - arrived around 6:30 pm and the gentleman behind the desk was very pleasant. He took the time to explain where everything was and even recommended some local eateries. Our room was spacious with a nice fireplace and jetted tub. Bathroom was large and modern and the bed above average, although not the BEST nights sleep. Breakfast in a buffet style with hot offerings - eggs and waffles. Coffee was great. Now, the location was outstanding. The water view, the sunset, the boardwalk to stroll on were very nice. We ventured into town the next day and found all the shop owners very welcoming. We would definitely return.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Justin F, General Manager at Fireside Inn on Moonstone Beach, responded to this review, May 10, 2014
Dear sjoyce24,

Our entire staff thanks you for taking the time to write such a nice review. We pride ourselves on offering all of our guests the best possible service and that will not ever change. The wonderful amenities and setting you noted are also what helps us build such a loyal following. Please call us when you are ready to stay again!

Sincerely,

Justin C. Friend
General Manager
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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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Santa Ynez, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

My husband & I love Cambria. It is a sort of stay vacation for us as we live in a 70 mile radius. It is close to Hearst Castle as well. Last year we planned to go to Hearst Castle for their Christmas event. I sent my sister in law the info but she thought I booked their room. Surprise, surprise. No room was booked, The managers at Fireside provided a room at the same price we had booked in a matter of minutes. They have a nice breakfast & you walk across the road to see one of the most beautiful, peaceful beaches on earth. A few miles up the road you can see the elephant seals, then Hearst Castle. Go South in the quaint , charming town of Cambria. to shop, eat, enjoy. Do not miss Linn's restaurant for any meal of the day. Great take home food gifts for friends and family. An aside, each room has a fireplace which is very cozy in the winter--and during the June Gloom (i.e. foggy spring season-hit or miss).

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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Justin F, General Manager at Fireside Inn on Moonstone Beach, responded to this review, May 10, 2014
Dear LetsGo93460,

Thanks for the great feedback. It looks like you have discovered what a magical place Cambria is. Our staff is very happy that you have found the Fireside Inn on Moonstone Beach to be the place you want to stay when visiting. Please call us whenever you are ready to come back and we will look forward to your next visit.

Sincerely,

Justin C. Friend
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Springfield, Virginia
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23 hotel reviews
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

We stayed here for 1 night on our way from LA to San Francisco, and this was a wonderful stop in a wonderful town on the coast. The rooms were large and comfortable. There were a few restaurants within walking distance, and the main part of town was about a 3 minute drive away. It is probably walkable, but we had a 2 year old, so we drove. Right across the street from the hotel is a beautiful walkway along the ocean, and on the night we were there, we saw sea otters and several types of seals swimming around. The breakfast was good, and not crowded at all when we were there. We would love to come back and stay again pone day.

  • Stayed April 2014, 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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Justin F, General Manager at Fireside Inn on Moonstone Beach, responded to this review, April 23, 2014
HokieVol,

Thanks for taking the time to share your experience at the Fireside Inn. It is nice to read that you got to view the sea otters that gather near the point in front of the hotel! They are so fun to watch bobbing along in the water. We are also glad you enjoyed the Cambria area and had a relaxing stay with us. We will look forwards to seeing you again!

Sincerely,

Justin C. Friend
General Manager
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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

We enjoyed staying at the Fireside Inn on Moonstone Beach. We stayed in one of the Ocean View rooms, which had had a great Ocean view. The room was clean and had nice features. We also used the heated pool and hot tube which were kept up nicely. The breakfest was excellent! They had waffles, eggs, toast, fruit and other nice treats. We also brought our dog since they are pet friendly. We would definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed April 2014, 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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Justin F, General Manager at Fireside Inn on Moonstone Beach, responded to this review, April 23, 2014
Steve P,

We are very glad to read that you had such a nice stay with us. This area is very pet-friendly and even though the Fireside Inn is limited to six pet rooms, it is always nice to have the dogs stay with us too! The ocean view rooms are a wonderful way to experience the stunning setting of Moonstone Beach. Please give us a call whenever you would like to stay again!

Sincerely,

Justin C. Friend
General Manager
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Santa Barbara, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

The room was beautiful, the bed was very soft and to have a own fireplace in a hotelroom was just breath-taking. Very nice location, close to the beach and a couple of restaurants was located there as well. The town of Cambria is very beautiful and overall this was a great hotel experience.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Justin F, General Manager at Fireside Inn on Moonstone Beach, responded to this review, April 23, 2014
Sbrocks,

Thanks very much for the nice review. We get many compliments on the comfort of the beds and we are glad you enjoyed them as well. There is nothing like a nice bed to fall into after a day of seeing all the great sights in the Cambria area. Hope we get to see you again!

Sincerely,

Justin C. Friend
General Manager
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Dana Point, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

We just needed one night on the way to Monterey. Got there a little early, so got coffee and cookies in the office and drove up and down the street a bit and checked out the beaches and ocean. Went into town and found a few snacks and drinks. The room was very nice, adequate for what we needed. It was at the back, but just fine. Very roomy, comfy bed, quiet, nice bathroom. Internet worked just fine (we have to work in order to take off time during the week) :)
Reney in the office was very nice, pleasant and helpful. Breakfast in the morning was also very nice. Would I stay here again? Yes, I sure would. Would I recommend it? Yes, I would!

  • Stayed April 2014, 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Justin F, General Manager at Fireside Inn on Moonstone Beach, responded to this review, April 19, 2014
TerryH,

We are so glad you enjoyed your stay at the Fireside Inn! It is great to read that you will recommend us and stay here again. There are so many wonderful things to do in the area and we have a great central location to enjoy all there is to offer. I will be sure to let our staff members know you appreciated the service. See you next time!

Sincerely,

Justin C. Friend
General Manager
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London, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

As part of a family "California" road trip, we stayed at this lovely little place along the Pacific Coast Highway, from the friendly check in to the well appointed room set in a really quiet, picturesque location, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this hotel and will be recommending it to friends and colleagues.

Stayed April 2014
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Justin F, General Manager at Fireside Inn on Moonstone Beach, responded to this review, April 19, 2014
Stercuss,

It is always nice to read when our guests want to recommend the Fireside Inn to their friends and family. We pride ourselves on superior service and when we know guests will keep coming back and telling others about the hotel, we know we have succeeded. Thanks and we will see you next time!

Sincerely,

Justin C. Friend
General Manager
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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:
#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: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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