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Pelican Inn & Suites
Ranked #7 of 12 Hotels in Cambria
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed March 14, 2013

Nice place, but do to the Housekeeping issues....i could not rate it any higher. We stayed FOUR nights and we asked on TWO different days for our bed sheets to be changed. BOTH days they were not changed. We had the SAME sheets for our whole stay. Also....we had 1 day to SLEEP in as long as we could....even though our Do Not Disturb sign was on our door, the maid knocked and knocked and knocked at almost 10am. I answered the door, looked down at the RED Do not disturb sign and looked at her. She saw i was in my pajamas and laughed and said sorry in her broken english. I informed the front desk of everything we experienced...she told me she would make a note to tell the manager, she took my name, phone number and email to make sure the mgr could contact me. STILL, i have not heard anything. I received a survey regarding my stay and put everything on there that I experienced...but never heard anything. The hotel does have a great location....but so do all the other choices of hotels on Moonstone beach.

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  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Charlie320, General Manager at Pelican Inn & Suites, responded to this reviewResponded March 16, 2013

Thank you for your recent stay with us, and taking the time to fill out our survey. We are so sorry that we were unable to meet your expectations when you stayed with us here at the Pelican Inn & Suites. This is not up to the Pelican's standards as you can see from our other Tripadvisor reviews. We pride ourselves on being a green, eco-friendly hotel and have cards in the rooms to let us know if you would like to have the bed linen replaced or not, and am very sorry that there was some confusion in that regard. Please call us directly so that we may resolve any issues you have, as we would love to have the opportunity to have you as a guest again. Charles Yates - (805) 927-1500

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Reviewed March 14, 2013

We had a group of six: an elderly couple and a family of four. Upon request, the Pelican set us up in adjoining rooms on the first floor. Since one of our party has trouble walking, it was refreshing to see ramps for even small steps, and getting in and out was easy. The rooms were very simple and cozy. There was a fireplace in each room, but not what we had imagined: the fireplaces are gas and are located behind glass panels, taking away some of the charm of the fireplace. It is a quick 50 yards between the hotel and a beach walk that goes on for some distance. This stretch of beach is rugged and beautiful, and nice that it is so close. The wine and cheese hour was very simple and "ok". At breakfast (included), the room was very crowded, but the breakfast was very ample and with good selection. The hotel is very well located for adventures in the Cambria area. The staff was approachable and helpful. If you are looking for simple and sea-near for a reasonable price, this could very well be your place!

Room Tip: Ask for an Ocean view and a fireplace. If you are there for more than overnight, you'll want th...
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  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed March 4, 2013

This hotel ruined every hotel we stayed in afterwards on our road trip from Las Vegas to San Francisco. It was so homely, cosy and comfortable. It had an electric fireplace in the room and was directly across from the beach. To top it all off the hotel offered free wine and snacks plus a complimentary breakfast for a very worthwhile cost of $114, including tax. It was just...well...wonderful.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 3, 2013

My husband and I stayed here one night as a mini vacation to the coast. Our room was beautiful with an extended living room area with a fireplace. We also enjoyed being right across from the beach and the walks along the top of the cliffs. This hotel also offers cheese and crackers with wine in the evenings (which was delicious) and also a breakfast buffet which was fully stocked with a huge variety of offerings. We will be back!

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 28, 2013

Having recently travelled up the East Coast we were so impressed by this hotel. We arrived late at night and Michael at the front desk could not have been more accommodating and welcoming. Our rooms were fabulous - spacious, separate living area with fireplace, overlooking the beach, modern and clean. We did not want to leave the next morning and were sorry we only spent one night there. Have already recommended this hotel to a few people.

Room Tip: Rooms at front of the hotel facing the beach, with a balcony.
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  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed February 27, 2013

very nice hotel! our room was really nice with an ocean view! very clean, very good location!The complimentary breakfast was one of the best I've had! The hotel staff were very friendly.I would stay there again!

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 26, 2013

The room was very spacious with a separate seating area and fireplace. The Pelican Inn is located right across the street from the beach. There is a walking path that is along the coast with beautiful ocean vistas. Don't miss out on the ocean sunsets. The drive to the Hearst Castle is about 15 - 20 minutes. The staff was great. The night Manager Michael was a great host. The Inn offers a nice hot breakfast to wake up to. In the evening, they offer wine, cheese and other snacks... very nice touch.

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled with family
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Address: 6316 Moonstone Beach Dr, Cambria, CA 93428-1806
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Location: United States > California > San Luis Obispo County > Cambria
Amenities:
Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Cambria
#4 Family Hotel in Cambria
#5 Romantic Hotel in Cambria
Price Range: $169 - $394 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Pelican Inn & Suites 3*
Number of rooms: 48
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Be one with the sea at our coastal retreat, located just off scenic Highway 1, the gateway to Big Sur. Our Cambria vacation packages offer a variety of ways to simply let go and relax on the shores of Moonstone Beach. Indulge in pampering seaside accommodations with private terraces and spectacular ocean views and enjoy hot breakfast every morning, among other perks. Our hotel provides easy access to beautiful beaches, renowned wineries, exquisite eateries and even the legendary Hearst Castle, the inspiration behind the movie Citizen Kane. ... more   less 
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