We stayed 4 nights over 4th of July weekend. We requested a oceanview room with a balcony and the only room left that they could reserve for us was a first floor with a raised terrace. When we arrived it was 12:30am and we went to our room. It ended up being a second floor room, which I was happy about, but it was one of the few oceanview rooms without a balcony! We only had a window! It was a nice room with an amazing view, so we stayed. The fireplace did not work, we asked maintenance to start it when we went out for the day, but it was not done when we returned. I asked Michael at the front desk and he did it right away.
It was a perfect location, but very pricey. The breakfast was free with a good variety and the afternoon wine and cheese was nice. e recognized the wine as the same wine served at the Cambria Pines Lodge which comes from Castoro winery. The jacuzzi was great, but no one seems to use it. The pool and jacuzzi are in different locations, which is inconvenient. Also, no lodging in Cambria has air conditioning, so if you get hot very easily bring a fan..we did. It only feels warm if you are in your room during the day. We would sleep with the window open and left the fireplace on..it was fabulous. It was very quiet at night and had no problems leaving the window open. The bed was comfortable. The shower drain kept closing and the tub would fill up with water, which was annoying.
It was a great hotel with the perfect location on the beach..but a bit pricey. If you have any physical limitations, get a first floor room because there are stairs and no elevator..it is only a 2 story building. Parking is tight. I would return.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Pelican Inn And Suites
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