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Sand Pebbles Inn
Ranked #1 of 12 Hotels in Cambria
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Lake Geneva, Wisconsin
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67 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Great Views”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2011

Quaint place, nice customer service. Location is perfect. Our toilet overflowed, and I was glad it happened before 9pm at night, as there is no one at the front desk after 9pm. However, Jill at the front desk, responded promptly and took care of the situation. Really convenient to Hearst Castle. I would definitely stay again, but I would go on line, look at the floor plan, and get an oceanfront room, either bottom floor or upper floor, we had # 119. The shampoo, soap, and lotion smelled wonderful, and they provide eye pillows, so you can listen to the ocean any time of day or night.

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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Perth, Australia
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100 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 246 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2011

Best sleep on the West coast! We stayed in one of the ocean front rooms over looking the beach. We lay in bed and fell to sleep listening to the waves, absolute bliss. In the morning my daughter and I went for a walk down the board walk and saw seals and a sea otter, The staff were genuinely welcoming, and yes, you are walked through to your room and shown where everything is... we were also given recommendations as to the best places to eat in town. If you have a few days available and are looking for an ideal spot to relax and unwind then look no further or if you are simply overnighting touring the Pacific coast highway on the way between LA and San Francisco then do yourself a favour and stay at the Sand Pebble Inn, you can't go wrong.

Room Tip: Pay the extra and take a room overlooking the ocean, you won't regret it.
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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Melbourne, Australia
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46 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2011

Wow - what a gorgeous little hotel! We arrived during sunset which was absolutely breathtaking! We received a very warm welcome at reception and our room was just lovely - overlooking the ocean!
Huge clean room, great bathroom & very comfy bed! We were very happy here! We watched the finish of the sunset and then headed to a seafood restaurant called Sea Chest which was a few doors up the road - would highly recommend!
Breakfast in the morning was fabulous! Fresh fruit, pastries, cereals & freshly cooked waffles!
We could have easily spent 2 nights here, exploring Cambria but we headed off early in the morning to go to Hearst Castle & then continue onto LA.
Loved this gorgeous little hotel & would highly recommend a stop here!

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Henderson, Nevada
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2011

Great place to stay and room was so wonderful! The bed and the bedding were best I have ever had. Beauiful side view of ocean and could walk right across street to ocean. Staff was wonderful and this is the first hotel where they actually walked us to our room. LOVED IT!!!

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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essex
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137 reviews
83 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2011

A very warm welcome, beautiful room (17) with fantastic view overlooking the ocean and boardwalk. Very clean and quiet. Huge DVD library. You could take your breakfast tray back to your room and eat watching the ocean. The water was very soft in the bathroom.

  • Stayed September 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Carlsbad, California
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63 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2011

Staying for one night on the way to Big Sur. King deluxe room- can hear the waves crashing. Lovely view from the table at the bay window. Turn on the fireplace for a special touch. Beautiful bedding. Loved it!

  • Stayed September 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Iowa
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11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2011

My husband and I could not have been happier with our choice in this motel for our stay the night of September 6th. As previous reviews have stated, the staff is so warm and welcoming. We upgraded to a balcony ocean view room and had an excellent view of the ocean. Here are some main points of our stay:
* Our room was 1st floor and I believe some other reviewers have noted the noise from the 2nd floor when staying in a 1st floor room but this was not the case for us. We did not hear anything from those staying above us.
* Our room was clean and equiped with anything we needed, and much more. The area is so peacefull and quite that we enjoyed the sound of the ocean during the night.
* We were offered complimentary drinks and movies to make our stay more enjoyable. We didn't take advantage of the movies as the ocean was enjoyment for us but the hot chocolate sure was good!
* The complimentary breakfast was good. It consisted of pastries, waffles, cereals, yogurt, and fresh fruit. YUM.

The ocean view was wonderful but we weren't planning on staying in that room. The day was just too beautiful and we ended up deciding to splurge one night. The other rooms are most likely nice as well and you have quick access to what seemed to be a very nice walking trail by the ocean.

We ended up grabbing a pizza from Cambria and coming back and eating it on our patio. The pizza from JJ's was very good.

I really don't think you will go wrong choosing this as your place to stay while on vacation.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Sand Pebbles Inn
Address: 6252 Moonstone Beach Dr, Cambria, CA 93428-1804
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Location: United States > California > San Luis Obispo County > Cambria
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Cambria
#2 Romantic Hotel in Cambria
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Sand Pebbles Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 24
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated atop Moonstone Beach, the rooms and accommodations at Sand Pebbles Inn are perfectly appointed for all types of travelers. Our location is situated right off famed California Highway One, and convenient for people traveling up or down this magnificent coastline. Families or friends will find our mid-scale boutique property wonderfully convenient to everything Cambria and the Central Coast has to offer, including world famous Hearst Castle, just ten minutes to the north. Our staff will happily share local knowledge to help you discover the lesser-known Cambria attractions. Our full oceanview rooms provide the most extensive views of the Pacific Ocean and Moonstone Beach. Most rooms have partial ocean views and are only steps from the two-mile boardwalk overlooking the beach, tide pools, and daring surfers. The property is tastefully appointed with coastal influences and treasures found on the beach. Settle into our pillowy soft beds and enjoy a movie from our collection of free titles. Laugh with your family as you play a game of Monopoly from our selection of board games. No matter what your reasons are for visiting Cambria, Sand Pebbles Inn will surely add to your experience. ... more   less 
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