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Hotel for Two-night Stay

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Hotel for Two-night Stay

Hi folks. We are doing a two-week drive from LA to SF/Wine Country during the first two weeks in July, and plan on Cambria as a home base for a couple of nights. At this point, hotels and B&Bs are becoming less available within Cambria; however, we have booked three places and would appreciate any thoughts as to which one we should opt for. We have booked both the Pelican Inn & Suites, the El Colibri Boutique Hotel & Spa and the Fogcatcher Inn. Appreciate any feedback. Thanks.

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1. Re: Hotel for Two-night Stay

We have stayed in the Pelican Inn & Suites and thought it was a nice property. Pelican Cove & Fogcatcher are right across the street from gorgeous Moonstone Beach. We have toured El Colibri but have not stayed there. It is a very pretty, modern hotel but has no views. It is very close to the ocean and shops and restaurants in Cambria.

For some great meals consider: Sow's Ear Cafe, Black Cat Bistro, Robin's and The Sea Chest. www.centralcoast.com is a nice website for this area. Have fun! :)

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Pelican Inn and Fog Catcher are similar properties right next door to each other. Either of those would be fine.

I don't care for the location of El Colibri. It's right at the busy intersection of Highway 1 and Main Street. Plus, it has no views and you would have to walk along a narrow edge next to the road to reach the boardwalk and Moonstone Beach.

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I'd definitely vote for the Fog Catcher. I've stayed there numerous times and love it. Avoid the rooms at the rear of the property. The PCH (hwy 1) runs right behind the hotel and you will hear the cars and trucks in those rooms. If you'd like to take an easy, beautiful hike along the ocean, ask at the front desk how to get to Fiscalini Ranch Preserve. It's only a couple of miles from the motel; an incredible place to watch the sunset. I'd second the recommendation of the Black Cat Bistro. It's very charming with beautiful garden seating and has great food. BTW, the breakfasts at the Fog Catcher are very good.

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Our faves are the Blue Dolphin Inn, Best Western Plus Fireside Inn and the FogCatcher Inn.

For dining also look at Indigo Moon Café, Redwood Café for breakfast or lunch, Linn’s Restaurant, Manta Ray Restaurant in San Simeon and Hoppe's Garden Bistro in Cayucos if you are down that way.

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5. Re: Hotel for Two-night Stay

If you want pretty oceanviews with your meal, don't miss The Moonstone Bar & Grill. We like to sit at "the rail" and look at the ocean while we eat. They have great fish tacos there! :)

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