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FogCatcher Inn
Ranked #8 of 12 Hotels in Cambria
Certificate of Excellence
London, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
27 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Lovely”
Reviewed October 9, 2005

My Girlfriend and I stayed at the Ambrose for 1 night on our road trip around the USA in Sept 2005. We are in our twenties, so young you may say but our expectations are high Situated right on the beach with stunning views. Wheather wasn’t on our side really but lovely room. Fair size room with tall ceilings. Clean and comfortable bed with your very own fire place to give it a real cosy romantic feel. Small pool area not that nice. Lovely full complimentary breakfast though (Eggs/sausages/toast/fruit/waffles etc. Small bathroom but clean and a lovely shower. Overall a nice hotel.

  • Stayed September 2005
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Reviewed October 9, 2005

We stayed for one night at the Fog Catcher on our way from LA to San Francisco and we were pleasantly surprised at the Inn. It was right across the street from the ocean, we were upgraded to an ocean view room , which was spacious, clean and quiet. Hearst Castle is only minutes away and Cambria is a sleepy little town. We would recommend this place to anyone.

  • Stayed October 2005
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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
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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Chino, CA
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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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Lockport, NY
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
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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Philadelphia
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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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Palm Desert, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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.

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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
#4 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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