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Pelican Inn & Suites

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We enjoy the Pelican inn. We try to get there once a year for the past 12 years. We always request the same suite. Very charming with a fireplace and step down sitting room. The breakfast is always fantastic. The chef has been at the inn for a very long time and he treats the guests as if you were... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had a very enjoyable one night stay at the Pelican Inn which is in close proximity to the Hearst Castle (5 miles). Our room was very large, clean, comfortable and quiet. It is well located relative to the beach and boardwalk, and a short distance to the town of Cambria where there are many restaurants. The breakfast was diverse,... More 

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

There are quite a few hotels competing for business along the popular Moonstone Beach in Cambria, not surprising really because it's a lovely peaceful spot and the sunsets in these parts are amazing, but on the downside there's not much choice for eating out within walking distance - you have to drive into the town itself for that and we... More 

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Thank Jonathan S
Lauren Y, Manager at Pelican Inn & Suites, responded to this review

Good Day Jonathan, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us, and with the world. I am glad to see that overall, you enjoyed your recent stay here with us. Yes, our ocean view rooms are a hot commodity in the summer time, as well as our breakfast! It can get busy at times, that is... More 

London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We stayed in Cambria for one night on a drive to LA. The hotel is handily situated next to Moon Beach and there's a boardwalk along the beach with great views. The hotel was clean and our room spacious. We could not work out how to turn on our gas log fire and there were no instructions. The pool was... More 

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Lauren Y, Manager at Pelican Inn & Suites, responded to this review

Hi There Alexander, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience here during your most recent trip. I am pleased to see that you had a spacious room. Yes, the waffle machine is quite a hit, I am glad you enjoyed it. Regarding the paper plates, all of Cambria is in a severe water drought. In order to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful room and service is impeccable. Lauren is just so genuine, it feels like she is part of your family. So close to the beach with all the seals and Hearst castle, it's worth the trip. It's a great spot for families and couples. Lauren told us about a cookie shop down south and we just loved it. Thank you... More 

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Lauren Y, Manager at Pelican Inn & Suites, responded to this review

Hi There Jen B.! Thank you so much for taking the time to leave The Pelican Inn and Suites such a kind review! I am so pleased to see that you enjoyed your recent stay here with us. Also, I am so glad you got to try the Brown Butter Cookie Co.! I love them! We look forward to your... More 

Rancho Mirage, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our second visit to Cambria. We love driving vacations and it is a great middle stop on our way up the California coast and close to the Hearst Castle. Pelican Inn & Suites is one of the nicest places to stay along the water. We had stayed at another hotel last year for the same price that was... More 

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Lauren Y, Manager at Pelican Inn & Suites, responded to this review

Good Day Diane, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at The Pelican Inn and Suites with us! I am pleased to see that you had a nice stay, overall. Yes summer is a very busy season in Cambria, its true. The full ocean view rooms are very popular, it's true. I hope you can reserve one... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I stayed one night and were very pleased with the accommodations, and the very friendly and courteous staff. The only reason I did not rate excellent, is because of no air conditioning. It really turned out okay, but we are just a little spoiled to a/c. Our view from our room was wonderful. Only wished the clouds... More 

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Lauren Y, Manager at Pelican Inn & Suites, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave The Pelican Inn and Suites a review. We appreciate your feedback. I am happy to see that, other than the AC, which very few hotels on Moonstone Beach have, you had a wonderful room and enjoyed your stay with us. You will just have to come back again to see the sunset!... More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had travelled from San Francisco to Monterey then on to Cambria and we had been extremely pleased with our hotels up to that point . I want to be fair because I just could not get into the vibe of the Pelican Inn and I'm glad that I waited to comment on it . It's perfectly acceptable for what... More 

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Lauren Y, Manager at Pelican Inn & Suites, responded to this review

Good Day, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review and for you kind scoring. I am sorry to see that you had to wait so long to get into your room! I know how frustrating that can be. Yes, Cambria does have some great coffee, it's true. I hope that you will reconsider us in the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed as a family of 5 in the family suite, which had two queens and a sofa bed - plenty of room for us all. Lovely rooms - very homely, comfortable and welcoming. Great friendly service at check in by Lauren (I think, or Laurel? Sorry!) Lovely hot breakfast to start the day. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend.

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Lauren Y, Manager at Pelican Inn & Suites, responded to this review

Hi Tamara! I am so pleased to know that you and your family had a comfortable stay with us during your most recent visit. Thank you so much for taking the time to leave The Pelican Inn and Suites such a great review. We look forward to your next visit and will see you then! Kind Regards, Lauren Y. Assistant... More 

Cardiff, United Kingdom
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12 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Booked this last minute having had to change our plans due to fires in the big sur and got a beautiful big family suite for under $200 per night. Very luxurious, loved the molton brown products, the bathrobes, the jacuzzi and the sheltered little pool. Had a downstairs room with a little terrace outside from which we could see the... More 

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Lauren Y, Manager at Pelican Inn & Suites, responded to this review

Hi Claire, I do hope you can come see us again! Thank you so much for leaving The Pelican Inn and Suites such a great review! I am glad that even though you had to change your plans, it all worked out in your favor. We look forward to your next visit and will see you then! Kind Regards, Lauren... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Center with Internet Access
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 

Additional Information about Pelican Inn & Suites

Address: 6316 Moonstone Beach Drive, Cambria, CA 93428-1806
Location: United States > California > San Luis Obispo County > Cambria
Price Range: $188 - $363 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Pelican Inn & Suites 3*
Number of rooms: 48
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Also Known As:
Pelican Inn And Suites
Pelican Hotel Cambria
Hotel Style:
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Cambria
#4 Family Hotel in Cambria
#5 Romantic Hotel in Cambria
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