We stayed here for 2 nights and had booked an ocean view room with a patio. The patio feature was nice but the room felt tired. It had a sort of canopy above the bed which looked neither one thing nor another.......... in other words, either you have a proper 4 poster bed or you don't. So the whole room looked terribly dated and wrong. We felt it was expensive for the quality of furnishings offered, despite the view. In other words you are paying mightily for the view. When we peeked into other rooms further back from the front of the hotel they looked much nicer. However, the mattress was extremely comfortable, probably the most comfortable bed of our holiday, and that's saying something. Also, there was a jacuzzi in the bathroom but we could not find the on/off point and there were no instructions about it. When we checked out and mentioned this, the very nice lady said that you have to get out of the bath to a switch on the wall by the basin to turn it on................ no comment! That said the staff were very helpful (staff is always plural in England) and were very pleasant with anything we required like restaurant reservations.
Breakfasts are served in a small room which gets pretty full at around 8 30 so there are tables in the hallway which, I am afraid, does look tacky. I suppose what they should really do is relinquish a bedroom for a bigger breakfast room, which would not be so economic but would look far more professional. Most people were having waffles but we prefer muesli type cereals and fruit for breakfast and the choice of cereals was limited and you had to eat them out of their carton. We found the coffee not very good quality, rather watery, I'm afraid.
So, disappointment on 2 counts which was a shame because the situation of the hotel demands better. Don't think we would stay here again but would possibly suggest friends try their newly refurbed sister hotel, Blue Dolphin.
- 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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- Also Known As:
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