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“The bestest on the beach” 5 of 5 bubbles
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FogCatcher Inn
Ranked #6 of 12 Hotels in Cambria
Certificate of Excellence
Ontario, California
2 reviews
“The bestest on the beach”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 11, 2014

My wife and I have been staying at the Fog Catcher every year for six years now. We first stayed at the Fog Catcher for part of our honey moon and now we go back for each and every anniversary. Others have tried to get us to stay elsewhere on Moonstone Beach but we love the Fog Catcher. The location is great, the room and bed are comfortable, clean and breakfast is always good and the people that work there and manage the facility are great, all go out of their way to make your stay the best possible. It is very hard to leave, from the time we check out we are already planing our nex trip back to the Fog Catcher the following year. We travel often and no matter where we stay we gauge it by our experience from staying at the Fog Catcher. Sure you can stay at some big fancy place when on vacation but at the Fog Catcher you will feel at home. Enjoy your stay!

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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Thank StevenMiller2014
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GM_FogCatcherInn, General Manager at FogCatcher Inn, responded to this review, April 14, 2014
We are so proud to be a part of your annual trip. Thank you for choosing us the last six years and we look forward to seeing you again next year. We are honored we are the gauge you use to judge your stays elsewhere. Thank you so much for you great review.

James Davison
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FogCatcher Inn
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 11, 2014

My two cousins and I were on a tour up the coast and couldn't find a place in Paso Robles. One cousin brother remembered staying at the FogCatcher years ago and suggested we try it. It was marvelous: Katherine both on the phone and at the front desk was the most efficient and pleasant check-in person; the rooms were spacious, clean and well-supplied; the breakfasts were excellent and plentiful -- waffles, sausages, pastries, eggs, bagels, hash browns, all good, and the TV and wireless compensated plenty for very little cell service, actually a good thing if one is trying to have a vacation. Now if only Cambri had a deli . . .

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
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Thank Sandra L
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GM_FogCatcherInn, General Manager at FogCatcher Inn, responded to this review, April 14, 2014
We are so happy you two came back to visit with us. I will let Katherine know about your kind words. We pride ourselves on providing exceptional service. We hope we were able to give you a truly memorable experience. Thank you for your review.

James Davison
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FogCatcher Inn
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Torrance
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 10, 2014

Everyone was gracious and friendly from check-in to check-out. We got a room with two double beds which was large and clean. Breakfast was served from 7-10 and was varied and plentiful. This was a family gathering from three states, and we talked past ten with no one appearing to hurry us along. Could have asked for nothing better!

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GM_FogCatcherInn, General Manager at FogCatcher Inn, responded to this review, April 14, 2014
There is no better place to meet from 3 states than beautiful Moonstone Beach here in Cambria. We are so happy you chose the FogCatcher Inn for your family gathering. We hope to see you again for your next family retreat.

James Davison
General Manager
FogCatcher Inn
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Woodinville
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 9, 2014

Our stay was fabulous! The front desk people gave great information about the hotel and about the area. The room was neat, clean and quiet. We were upgraded to an ocean-facing room upon arrival! In front of the hotel is a one mile boardwalk with beautiful ocean views.

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GM_FogCatcherInn, General Manager at FogCatcher Inn, responded to this review, April 14, 2014
Thank you for your "fabulous" review. Our staff truly love Cambria and they really enjoy telling guests all the best places to check out and eat at. We hope to see you again soon.

James Davison
General Manager
FogCatcher Inn
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Pacific Grove, California
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2014

Our accommodations exceeded our expectations. The staff was pleasant and efficient.
The breakfast was excellent and the coffee first rate. I will return in the future and recommend this establishment for those dog lovers who are looking to experience the California coast.

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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Thank TPiatkowski2014
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GM_FogCatcherInn, General Manager at FogCatcher Inn, responded to this review, April 14, 2014
We are glad that you and your four legged family member enjoyed your stay with us. Thank you for your review and your recommendations. We look forward to your return.

James Davison
General Manager
FogCatcher Inn
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San Francisco, California
2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2014

Our stay at the FogCatcher Inn was lovely! We had our two children (ages 5 and 10), and everyone was thrilled with the inn from the start (the cookies upon check-in were a bonus). It was cold and rainy, so we didn't take advantage of the pool, but everything else was great. The fireplace in the room kept us nice and warm, though the room wasn't cold without it. In the office we were able to look through a binder of menus for nearby restaurants, and the woman at the front desk let us know which would deliver in case we didn't want to go out. The kids loved picking a board game from the collection in the office which we were able to play in our room. Unlike breakfast at most hotels, this was wonderful! There was something for everyone - even our super picky eater. Both kids loved being able to make their own breakfast - including waffles. The beach is just across the road, and there is a promenade to walk along for anyone who doesn't want to be in the sand. The FogCatcher is a short drive to Hearst Castle, and an Elephant Seal viewing area. There is a small selection of souvenirs in the office, which meant we could get treats for the kids without spending a small fortune on touristy gift shops during our trip. Overall, a great stay and a place we will certainly stay again.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
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Thank ADK75
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GM_FogCatcherInn, General Manager at FogCatcher Inn, responded to this review, April 14, 2014
We are so happy to hear you and your family had a great visit with us here at the FogCatcher Inn, Cambria, Hearst Castle, and the elephant seal beach. Sounds like you had a very fun and busy stay with us. We hope to see you again. Thank you for your review.

James Davison
General Manager
FogCatcher Inn
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Wake Forest, North Carolina
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 6, 2014

We drove up Highway 1 between LA and San Francisco. We decided to stay at the FogCatcher Inn because they had a family suite to serve the five of us. The star of the hotel is the view of Moonstone Beach and the ocean. The decor of the family suite is very dated, and the parking especially for a minivan was a little difficult. The breakfast was good and included in the price of the room. The only significant drawback in Cambria was the availability of good restaurants close by.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank eethomaswfnc
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GM_FogCatcherInn, General Manager at FogCatcher Inn, responded to this review, April 14, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to provide a review from your recent stay at the FogCatcher Inn. We here at the FogCatcher pride ourselves on providing the best possible service and comfort for our guests. I wanted to let you know we are planning a full renovation of our property after summer. We are excited about the upcoming changes and know that you will be too. We would love the opportunity to have you as a guest again and allow us to impress upon you our great service and wonderful rooms.

James Davison
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FogCatcher Inn
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Property: FogCatcher Inn
Address: 6400 Moonstone Beach Drive, Cambria, CA 93428-1808
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Location: United States > California > San Luis Obispo County > Cambria
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Family Hotel in Cambria
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Cambria
#4 Romantic Hotel in Cambria
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — FogCatcher Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 60
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Ideal for romantic getaways, families and groups, FogCatcher Inn is located within easy reach of the Hearst Castle, the Piedras Blancas Elephant Seal Rookery, an assortment of wineries and beautiful Moonstone Beach. ... more   less 
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