While doing research on hotels near Hearst Castle, I came upon a string of about nine restaurants on Moonstone Beach road. All of them have a great view of the ocean, which is literally right across the street where people walk, jog, and just sun themselves. We chose this hotel because the website pictures of the rooms showed comfortable furniture, and that is a requirement for my husband and I.
The reception desk staff were very friendly and helpful. The buffet breakfast that is included has most of the items you would expect from cereal to scrambled eggs, bagels, sausage, and fruit. The one thing they could improve is to cut the fruit into bitesize pieces. They take melons and slice them into chunks with the rind on. Then you have to take the small pieces and cut the melon off or hold slice in your hand and eat out of rind.
We stayed in a waterfront "suite", but this suite with a bedroom and living room, does not have separate rooms. After 25 years of marriage, we have learned to get two separate rooms, because one of us likes to watch TV and the other likes to read. Unfortunately, that was not an option. The room had our favorite Keurig coffee machine and 3 different kinds of coffee, which was a great way to start the day.One of my favorite days included a cup of coffee drunk while resting in the window seat and reading a book. Would definitely stay again.
- 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
- Pelican Hotel Cambria