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FogCatcher Inn
Ranked #8 of 12 Hotels in Cambria
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed October 2, 2005

Cambria is a relaxing spot to visit, and the Fogcatcher seemed to be one of the better options on picturesque Moonstone Beach. The outdoor hot tub was great, and the room was very nice. Due to the fog and cold weather in Cambria, we were glad to have wine tasted in Paso Robles on the Saturday during our stay. Midnight Cellars poured some excellent reds. I would also recommend visiting the Sow's Ear for dinner. The white chocolate cheesecake was excellent.

  • Stayed: October 2005
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Reviewed September 19, 2005

We had a nicely appointed room inc. gas Fireplace with a small refrig. It seemed to be newly appointed (last year or two). with a cathedral ceiling. There aren't much in the way of any view rooms except what appeared to possibly be big suites that were in the front. Ask for room 901, it is a single room which appears to have a bit of a view. The free breakfast had a plenty of choices although the scrambled eggs and sausage were cold (although the sterno flame seemed to be working) They have make your own waffle machines which turned out first rate waffles.

One draw back is that they don't have free internet service for those of you whom need to stay in touch. They do have a $6 per half hour through the TV internet which I didn't try.

Not a bad place overall. Paid $134 for a Sunday night.

  • Stayed: September 2005
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Reviewed September 8, 2005

My family (husband and 2 pre-teenagers) and I spent 2 nights at this hotel on our way down the coast from San Francisco to LA. It was the nicest hotel, in the most beautiful location. Our room was clean and cozy, the beds were comfortable, and there was plenty of room for us to "spread out" all of our belongings. The breakfast was outstanding, including everything from make your own waffles to scrambled eggs and fresh fruit. And, most importantly, the staff was kind and seemed to really enjoy being there. We have stayed at much bigger "chain" hotels in our home state of NewYork, and also stayed at one in the LA area, and they cant even compare. It is almost a "treat" these days to have a clean room with a friendly staff! Last, but certainly not least, the view across the street was amazing. Being from NY and never before at the Pacific Ocean, we couldnt get enough of the boardwalk. We enjoyed walking on the beach in the morning, waiting for the fog to lift, and again in the evening watching the sun set. The only thing I regret is not being able to afford an ocean view room, although the garden view is acceptable.
I would recommend this hotel to anyone.

  • Stayed: August 2005
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Reviewed September 5, 2005

Stayed here for one night as we made our way south on Highway 1. Wasn't sure what to expect, but didn't care for the room (carpet felt nasty underfoot) or the bathroom (a plunger placed next to the toilet?!). Beds were comfortable. Paid $152 for the night, booked directly. Wouldn't stay again.

  • Stayed: August 2005
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4  Thank beachmusic
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Reviewed August 18, 2005

We checked in for three nights on August 12, 2005. Our room was somewhat dark but well appointed with gas fireplace, fridge, microwave, coffee maker and comfortable bed. The place is beginning to show some wear and tear but our room had been redone fairly recently. The bathroom was excellent. A complimentary full breakfast is served from 7:30 to 10:00 in a rather small room. The scrambled eggs and sausage were not good and we suggested that a really high quality Continental Breakfast would have been better. The staff was pleasant and knowledgeable. Located about six miles from the Hearst Castle Visitor's Center gives easy access to that fabulous place. We found the Fogcatcher to be totally acceptable and the value good at $149.00 per night. We looked at several other places and the very best would be the Blue Whale Inn but be prepared to pay $275.00 per night.

  • Stayed: August 2005
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Reviewed August 9, 2005

Just returned from a two-day trip from LA to Big Sur, staying one night at the Fogcatcher Inn en route -- an absolutely perfect base for exploring the coast and/or visiting Hearst Castle. The Fogcatcher is on the beautiful coastal strip of Moonstone Beach in the midst of several other motels/inns/B&Bs, and is a gem among them. The rooms are nicer than their website photos suggest, wonderful showers, furniture, fireplace etc., with one of the comfiest beds I've ever slept in. Highly recommended. (Check their website for special internet deals). Just down the road from the Moonstone Beach Bar & Grill, which is perfectly situated but with very hit or miss food.

  • Stayed: August 2005
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Reviewed August 8, 2005

stayed one night as a stopover on the way from SF to LA as a base to see Hearst Castle (which is worth it if only to see how v.rich people can have v.bad taste!)
- Clean
- Friendly helpful staff
- good size rooms
- nice fires
- location is a beach, bleak stretch with lots of hotel/motels
- Fog catcher definitely looks the best
Wouldnt stay longer than a day - definitely a pass thru
No complaints

  • Stayed: July 2005
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2  Thank cainen
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Additional Information about 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
#4 Romantic Hotel in Cambria
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Cambria
Price Range: $178 - $345 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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