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Moonstone Cottages

6580 Moonstone Beach Dr, Cambria, CA 93428-1810
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#1 of 2 Specialty lodging in Cambria
Moonstone Cottages are three private oceanview cottages, nestled in a grove of mature cypress trees located right on Moonstone Beach Drive, steps away from the boardwalk, beach, and tidal pools. These distinctly different cottages offer quiet comfortable lodging and privacy...Perfect for a romantic getaway. Complete with one queen bed, quality linens, and ambient fireplaces and in-room amenities including European blend coffee, Dorothy Prentice bathroom amenities. Each cottage is equipped with gas fireplaces, refrigerators, microwaves, flat-screened T.V. And DVD player with a view of the ocean. Sorry, no pets.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bicycle rental
Non-smoking hotel
Canoeing offsite
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Bottled water
Clothes rack
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Walk-in shower
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Whirlpool bathtub
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Ocean view
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S P wrote a review Aug 2020
Huntington Beach, California18 contributions11 helpful votes
After having to cancel two trips due to COVID-19 we were itching to get out of The OC for a few days and needed some down time. After looking at several other nice accommodations in Cambria, we settled on the Moonstone Cottages because you have your own place, you are not sharing space, handles, elevator buttons etc with other people. We choose The Mariner cottage and it was perfect!! It is in the back but you have an unobstructed view of the Pacific ocean. And since it is in the back, you don't have people walking by your windows, as there are a lot of people walking along Moonstone Beach Dr. Because of COVID they say their breakfast provisions had changed, but each morning they still brought us a bag with apples, yogurt, cheese sticks, orange juice, granola bars and muffins. We really enjoyed our time here and if we come back would definitely consider staying there again.
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Date of stay: August 2020
Response from Audrey Arellano, Marketing at Moonstone Cottages
Responded 5 weeks ago
Thank you so much for choosing to stay with us and for trusting us during these COVID times. We are glad to know that you were happy with your cottage and enjoyed your time at our property. We really appreciate the great rating and feedback and hope that you do make it back again. Take care.
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Dianna430M wrote a review Jul 2020
Monterey, California678 contributions122 helpful votes
We were delighted with our recent stay at the Moonstone Cottages! We stayed in cottage #2, Garden Gate and it was charming. Everything you need is here, just bring the romance. Soft fluffy robes and towels, roomy jacuzzi, good quality amenities, coffee/tea maker, dishes, glasses and silverware. Small refrigerator and microwave too. But since you’re on vacation there is a conveniently located restaurant a few steps away. We spent time enjoying our beautiful view and strolling along the beach. This is definitely a home away from home with an amazing view and intimate local. Kudos Cambria Inns Collection for your superbly appointed rooms and your kind and personable staff. We’ll be back in September!
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Audrey Arellano, Marketing at Moonstone Cottages
Responded Aug 18, 2020
Thank you so much for your recent stay and for the great rating and review. We are so glad to know that you enjoyed your time with us and felt at home. We appreciate your feedback and look forward to seeing you again in September!
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Mark M wrote a review Sep 2019
Arroyo Grande, California24 contributions5 helpful votes
I’m really late on writing this review. However, if you’re looking for a super nice, private, and quiet escape, then consider Moonstone Cottages. My wife and I have years of experience. We had our first stay in the Mariner cottage in Sep 2011…yes, eight years ago. Then we stayed in Oct 2012, Oct 2013, Mar 2017, Dec 2017 (Christmas), Dec 2018, and we’ve reserved another 3 days this Christmas 2019. We’ve never stayed in the front or middle cottage but we’ve seen them from the outside and they do look nice. However, we like our privacy and the Mariner is the largest of the three cottages and it has EVERYTHING! The jacuzzi only holds one person, so if you’re looking to soak together, then you’ll need to consider the other two cottages. But the bathroom is HUGE and it’s all ADA compliant. We quite enjoy the architecture of the cottages. The Mariner has some very unique inside ceiling pitches in drywall with exposed wood-stained beams. Studying the architecture, you really appreciate what it took to design these cottages around the surrounding trees that are so old and utilization of every space to hold all the conveniences of home. Even though the Mariner is in the back of the property, all three cottages are offset to one another so each one has a view of the ocean. Sometimes I sit and just watch the ocean and try to catch glimpses of whales using the binoculars. The Mariner also has its own dedicated parking space right outside the door and bathroom window. The other two parking spaces are in the rear of the property, but not that far from their rooms. We were so especially pleased with the front desk staff at the Dolphin Inn during our stay Christmas 2017. We knew our restaurant selections would be limited during the holidays but the manager provided us a list of restaurants that would be open during Christmas Eve and Christmas. Now that is customer service that went way beyond what we were expecting (I hope they do it again this year). Even though it was Christmas, they still delivered our breakfast every morning!!! Well, as I said, we’re going there again this Christmas because we are unable to be with family so we’ll make it our mini-vacation. We do live on the Central Coast and are less than an hour away from Moonstone. We are well aware of the other hotel establishments in the area. With our 7th visit fast approaching, we would not consider any other place to stay in Cambria.
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Date of stay: December 2018
Room Tip: Mariner is in the back but is the largest, is ADA, has a dedicated parking space and still has an...
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Response from Karen_Fyfe, General Manager at Moonstone Cottages
Responded Oct 25, 2019
Wow! First of all, thank you so very much for returning year after year. We are so glad to know that you enjoy your time here with us and in Cambria. Your detailed review and high rating is so appreciated and we are grateful for your feedback. Until next time! :)
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Douglas C wrote a review Jul 2019
MissingKailua18 contributions4 helpful votes
The staff at Moonstone properties continue to exceed expectations. The Seascape Cottage is at the front and right across from the beach. I know of no better value on Moonstone Drive and I've stayed there a lot. The cozy room and jacuzzi-style tub for two was the perfect getaway for our wedding anniversary, and the staff even created and signed congratulations card...SO thoughtful. This is our permanent "place" in Cambria.
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Date of stay: July 2019
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Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Seascape has the best view of the three cottages
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Response from Karen_Fyfe, General Manager at Moonstone Cottages
Responded Jul 2, 2019
First of all, Happy Anniversary! We are so honored that you chose our property and allowed us to be part of the celebration. We thank you for the great review and feedback and hope that a trip to Cambria can become your new tradition!
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Dunmore00 wrote a review May 2019
Home22 contributions
6 miles from Hearst Castle is a sleepy little gem of vacation rentals along Moonstone Beach . In the quaint ocean beach town of Cambria CA you will find artists shops to a French bakery ! Booked online and enjoyed the daily breakfast delivered to our cottage.
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Date of stay: May 2019Trip type: Traveled with friends
Response from Karen_Fyfe, General Manager at Moonstone Cottages
Responded Jul 2, 2019
Thank you so much for your recent stay with us! We are glad you enjoyed our property and town. We appreciate your feedback and we hope to see you again.
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$307 - $391 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
moonstone cottages hotel cambria
United StatesCaliforniaSan Luis Obispo CountyCambria
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Frequently Asked Questions about Moonstone Cottages
Which popular attractions are close to Moonstone Cottages?
Nearby attractions include Cambria Nursery and Florist (2.5 miles), Fiscalini Ranch Preserve (0.9 miles), and Moonstone Drive (0.04 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Moonstone Cottages?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and bicycle rental.
Which room amenities are available at Moonstone Cottages?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, a refrigerator, and a walk-in shower.
Is parking available at Moonstone Cottages?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Moonstone Cottages?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Cafe On Bridge Street, Madeline's Restaurant & Wine Cellar, and Robin's Restaurant.
Are there any historical sites close to Moonstone Cottages?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Nitt Witt Ridge (1.2 miles), The Old Santa Rosa Creek Chapel (2.0 miles), and Cambria Jailhouse (1.4 miles).
Does Moonstone Cottages have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.