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6252 Moonstone Beach Dr, Cambria, CA 93428-1804
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#5 of 16 hotels in Cambria
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4.9
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4.8
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4.6
Value
4.3
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Situated atop Moonstone Beach, the rooms and accommodations at Sand Pebbles Inn are perfectly appointed for all types of travelers. Our location is situated right off famed California Highway One, and convenient for people traveling up or down this magnificent coastline. Families or friends will find our mid-scale boutique property wonderfully convenient to everything Cambria and the Central Coast has to offer, including world famous Hearst Castle, just ten minutes to the north. Our staff will happily share local knowledge to help you discover the lesser-known Cambria attractions. Our 6 full ocean-view rooms are at the front of the property and provide the most extensive views of the Pacific Ocean and Moonstone Beach. Most rooms have partial ocean views and are only steps from the two-mile boardwalk overlooking the beach, tide pools, and daring surfers. The property is tastefully appointed with coastal influences and treasures found on the beach. Enjoy our complimentary, freshly-prepared breakfast selections delivered to your room each morning. Sorry, No pets.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Hiking
Canoeing offsite
Children's television networks
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Electric vehicle charging station
Parking
Wifi
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Sun loungers / beach chairs
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Blackout curtains
Fireplace
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Sofa
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Walk-in shower
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Microwave
Refrigerator
Radio
Whirlpool bathtub
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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Ocean View
Romantic
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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iammags wrote a review Jun 2022
San Francisco, California213 contributions108 helpful votes
We can't wait to go back! A great location right across the street from Moonstone Beach. And right next door to two wonderful restaurants (The Sea Chest and Madeline's) and a short walk to another (Moonstone Beach Bar and Grill). The staff here is wonderful, so nice and helpful A breakfast of either a burrito or a yogurt parfait is delivered to your room in the morning. There's coffee in the lobby and a machine in the room. We will definitely be back!
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Date of stay: June 2022
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drumchick55 wrote a review May 2022
Florence, Kentucky6 contributions
We stayed for three nights near the end of April. Check in was very easy and every person that we met at reception was very kind and answered any question that we had. We enjoyed that breakfast was included and it was convenient in the way it was ordered the evening prior and delivered in the morning - a yummy, hot, filling breakfast. What we loved most was the location! Having arrived from the midwest, we never adjusted to the time change and were up every morning around 4:30am. How convenient to take an extra-early morning walk on the boardwalk located directly across the quiet street. And Cambria is a wonderful location to stay while visiting the surrounding area, including Paso Robles. Our room was clean and comfortable, including an easy-to-use electric fireplace and partial ocean view out the window. We also appreciated the extra stash of toiletries and necessities neatly left at the front desk overnight in case we needed to grab an extra towel or soap. We really enjoyed our visit to Cambria and would definitely return for another stay. Thank you for making us feel so welcome!
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Ularu wrote a review Mar 2022
Sydney, Australia144 contributions106 helpful votes
This was our second stay at the Sand Pebbles and it was as good as the last. We’ll be back!! Highly recommended - right opposite the beach and ocean, clean, well decorated, comfortable room. Very close to all Cambria and San Simeon have to offer , but tucked away in the most beautiful location!
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Nancy z wrote a review Feb 2022
27 contributions4 helpful votes
I stayed there because I had a rewards certificate to use and one reason why I picked it because it had a electric charge station on the property which by the way was not in operational I do wish the front desk person would of told me that before I booked the reservation. They give you hot breakfast which was pretty good.The room was cute and clean. The bathroom area could use some updating the shower area was old and the shower head could use replacing the beds were not as comfortable as I hoped but they had a very nice fireplace heater that worked great. In the room you get a microwave, fridge and coffee maker Our coffee maker did not work so little disappointed there. We had a partial ocean view which was pretty good and you are minutes from the beach and walking distance to a couple restaurents on the same street .
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Date of stay: February 2022
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lovenewsights wrote a review Jan 2022
Finger Lakes, New York61 contributions33 helpful votes
This quiet small hotel was everything we were looking for. Classy rooms with Very comfortable beds and No slamming doors. Good bathroom with large walk in shower and good water pressure. Coffee and Tea set up in room AND Superb huge Breakfast Burritos with OJ cheerfully delivered to your room each morning at your choice of times. Lovely rustic Moonstone Beach is just across the low and slow traffic 2 lane road for impressive sunsets, hearing the surf. There’s a wine tasting place next door too! We walked down the romantic board walk path along the shore one night to a nice restaurant down the road to the north. This place was the whole package for us…
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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George P wrote a review Nov 2021
San Bernardino, California39 contributions21 helpful votes
This was our first visit to Sand Pebbles Inn on Moonstone Beach Drive. I have to say that it's a decent place to spend a few days. Across the street from the water, it's very quiet and no more expensive than the other hotels on the Drive. The staff was very pleasant and efficient. Breakfast is included; it amounts to breakfast burritos and orange juice. The burritos were good and filling. The room was clean, the shower had good water pressure and there were no stray hairs in the sink or mold on the grout. A small refrigerator, microwave and coffee maker are provided. My only complaint would be that the rooms are small. My wife uses an electric wheelchair and trying to find an out of the way place to park it was a challenge. Our room had an electric fireplace and it gave off enough heat to keep the temperature comfortable. We didn't hear any noise from either side of our room, which made it that much more enjoyable, The rooms are not cleaned every day, but fresh towels are provided upon request. The mattress was firm enough that it reminded me of home. Would I stay here again? Absolutely.
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Date of stay: October 2021
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Boonedog12 wrote a review Oct 2021
Tehachapi, California12 contributions18 helpful votes
We only stay in the full ocean view rooms as you have a great view and with the windows cracked, it’s like you are among the waves. Breakfast ordered the night before and delivered at the requested time.
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Date of stay: October 2021
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rgrand207 wrote a review Oct 2021
Anaheim, California44 contributions42 helpful votes
We visit Cambria a few times a year because of its proximity to the wineries of the central California coast. We avoid staying at the Sand Pebbles Inn because of a disappointing experience we had several years ago. The reception we received at that time was very inhospitable and had a punitive tone. Instead of welcoming us, we were rather forcefully advised of all the rules. We reluctantly chose the Sand Pebbles Inn for our most recent stay because it was one of the few hotels with vacancies for our selected dates. Our second experience was just as disappointing and frustrating as our first. No greeting from the front desk clerk, just a perfunctory request for an ID and credit card and an admonishment that there would be no complimentary breakfast service the next morning because the hotel was short staffed. Breakfast service would resume the day after. The only alternative offered was to purchase breakfast from one of the Cambria restaurants. The following morning, we discovered our in-room coffee maker didn’t work. When my wife told the front desk, the clerk was dismissive. She told her that she must be mistaken and would not send anyone to investigate further or offer to help. On our second day, I went to get breakfast and found the breakfast room was closed. As it turns out, guests were to receive a menu card the day before, make their selection and leave the card on the room door handle the night before. Of course, none of this information had been imparted to us. No apologies or compensation was given. I rated this place three stars because there are some positives. The location along Moonstone Beach is great. The rooms are very clean, comfortable and well appointed. Guests just need to adjust their customer service expectations.
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Date of stay: October 2021
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Anthony wrote a review Oct 2021
Woodstock, New York2 contributions4 helpful votes
Stayed here for one night in September 2021. I have to say that although I found the room to be nice and well appointed, those positives were outweighed by the negatives. First of all, the woman at the front desk was not the most pleasant person and borderline condescending. Found her to be unwelcoming in her approach to our check in and almost made it seem like we were bothering her. We were told breakfast was included in our room stay. We were not aware that breakfast would be a bag style order delivered to the room. However, under the circumstances, this would have been fine. Although other hotels we stayed at were offering full breakfasts. The breakfast card gave a limited number of choices which included breakfast sandwiches and a parfait. We chose to order a few items since a normal breakfast would include other choices such as fruit or yogurt, etc. Since those items weren't offered, we ordered an additional sandwich and a parfait. The food was delivered to the room at the time we asked. It was in a paper bag and was nothing more than an egg and ham sandwich. I am not a picky eater, but the sandwich was inedible. Upon my arrival home, I noticed that my credit card was charged an extra $10 above the room rate without my knowledge. I called the hotel to question the charge and after looking into it, I was told that the $10 charge was for the additional breakfast items that I ordered (the parfait and additional sandwich). I never saw that there would be an additional charge for ordering more than 1 item. I guess they just expected you to eat a Bagged ham and cheese sandwich with nothing else? The person I spoke with told me that the menu card stated that there would be an additional charge for extra items, but I did not see it, nor did the front desk person who made it VERY clear that our breakfast card must be on the door by 7pm if we wanted breakfast tell us that we could only order one item per person. She did however make it clear that if we lost one of the room keys we would be charged a fee! I told the hotel staff that I was not very happy about the additional charge for a parfait and that the food was basically inedible. I am completely aware of the current limitations due to COVID, but this was by far the worst and most limited breakfast I had during my travels along the California coast. I found the $10 charge to be quite petty given the fact that they are not offering a full breakfast and limiting you to one item per person. I have read,other reviews regarding the poor attitude of the front desk staff and I have to say that I cannot disagree with them. Not sure I would stay here again as it is apparent that they have not gotten the message about how to treat guests/customers. After all, this is a hospitality establishment.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Stay somewhere else if you want a welcoming experience
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OnAir370806 wrote a review Oct 2021
San Francisco, California1 contribution2 helpful votes
We booked a room requesting ocean view and paid $463 for 1 night for it, forget the ocean view we did not even get a packed breakfast because the kitchen staff suddenly fell ill and hotel has no backups despite the exorbitant charges for a motel quality room, no apology from front desk, partial ocean views are a scam, there are many hotels here, take your business elsewhere
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
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$207 - $421 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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LOCATION
United StatesCaliforniaSan Luis Obispo CountyCambria
NUMBER OF ROOMS
24
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Frequently Asked Questions about Sand Pebbles Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Sand Pebbles Inn?
Nearby attractions include Highway 1 Discovery Route (5.0 miles), Cambria Nursery and Florist (2.2 miles), and Fiscalini Ranch Preserve (0.6 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Sand Pebbles Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Sand Pebbles Inn?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, a refrigerator, and blackout curtains.
What food & drink options are available at Sand Pebbles Inn?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, complimentary tea, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Sand Pebbles Inn?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Sand Pebbles Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Cafe On Bridge Street, Madeline's Restaurant & Wine Cellar, and Robin's Restaurant.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Sand Pebbles Inn?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Are there any historical sites close to Sand Pebbles Inn?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Nitt Witt Ridge (0.9 miles), The Old Santa Rosa Creek Chapel (1.8 miles), and Cambria Jailhouse (1.1 miles).
Does Sand Pebbles Inn have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
Is Sand Pebbles Inn accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.