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“Great Spot Near The Water”
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Little Sur Inn
Ranked #4 of 24 Cambria B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Pleasanton, California
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20 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great Spot Near The Water”
Reviewed January 10, 2014

We 'won' a night at a silent auction and decided to add a second night. Good move! There are 6 rooms facing the ocean . . . our room was one back from the front and had a pretty good view of the water. Others further back would have just a partial view. The room was quite large, and extremely well appointed (had a gas fireplace as the only heat) and maintained. A few munchies are provided in the evening and an adequate continental breakfast was served in the am. A boardwalk right across the street (Moonstone Beach Drive) provided a super walk along the beach. Walk or drive to downtown Cambria (population ~6000) and enjoy a cute, touristy village. We toured Hearst Castle (a must do), just 6 miles north, and visited Morro Bay (about 20 miles south) the next day. We will stay here again!

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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littlesurinn, Owner at Little Sur Inn, responded to this review, January 19, 2014
Thank you for sharing your experience on TripAdvisor. We're glad you enjoyed both our continental breakfast and afternoon refreshments. It's nice to hear you appreciated the amenities in your room along with the fireplace. We take great pride in providing a relaxing and memorable experience for our guests. We look foward to seeing you agin.

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Reviewed January 6, 2014

We were on a last minute trip as we had a fire in our dining room and needed to get out of our house. We were stoked that we got a late booking on a Saturday night on a holiday weekend. Also, it was $30 cheaper than the other hotels on Moonstone beach. The room was great and the bed super comfy. Also, we're right next door to the Sea Chest restaurant (yummy!) and we could see when the crowd thinned out and headed over. The continental breakfast was great and the pastries delectable. We'll definitely be back for a weekend getaway even if we don't torch our dining room. Remember to blow out your candles and make sure your smoke alarms are working.

  • Stayed December 2013
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littlesurinn, Owner at Little Sur Inn, responded to this review, January 19, 2014
We're sorry to hear about the fire in your dining room. It's nice to hear that you were at least able to get away and enjoy your stay at Little Sur Inn. We're glad you enjoyed the comfort of our new mattresses as well as our continental breakfast. Thank you for choosing us for your destination and we look forward to seeing you again.

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San Diego, California, United States
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Reviewed November 28, 2013

I chose to stay at the Little Sur Inn, after reading all the reviews on TripAdvisor. It was a perfect choice for our first stay in Cambria. We had a room on the first floor, at the front, facing the ocean, with our own patio. It was a beautiful, very spacious room, with two easy chairs, and a table and chairs. The fireplace was wonderful to have, since we were there when it rained. We loved our patio, just sitting, relaxing, and watching the ocean. The bathroom was very large and just beautiful, with lovely marble and a great shower. We never used the jacuzzi tub. The Continental breakfast was fine, and the afternoon snacks were a nice touch. We will definitely come back to the Little Sur Inn, and the front rooms facing the ocean, are definitely worth the extra cost!

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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littlesurinn, Owner at Little Sur Inn, responded to this review, January 19, 2014
We love when our guests' enjoy every aspect of their stay with us! Thank you so much for sharing your experience with others on TripAdvisor. As you mentioned, you stayed with us due to the positive feedback of our property on TripAdvisor, which is why we always appreciate when our guests share their experience online. We're pleased to hear you plan on staying with us again. Thank you for choosing Little Sur Inn.

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Orange County, CA
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Reviewed October 25, 2013

My wife and I have stayed at the Little Sur Inn at least four times and have never been disappointed. The rooms are of good size and comfortable. The bathrooms have been remodeled and the fine tile work reveals high quality craftsmanship. The morning breakfast is light and healthy. In the afternoon they lay out snacks of cheese, crackers, carrots, celery, dips, salami, and apple cider. After a relaxing day of walks along the beach, we like to take our own bottle of wine to the patio and drink it with the snacks. The snacks are not dinner nor intended to be so. Tara, the day hostess, is always very friendly, polite and helpful, and she is part of the reason we like to return. For the weary business traveler, it is refreshingly non-corporate, which adds to the vacation feel. Every room has some sort of ocean view, albeit some better than others. At night we like to sleep with the fireplace on for coziness and the windows open so we can hear the ocean waves crashing on the beach. The maid service is good and they leave the rooms neat and clean. Since we live in Orange County, escaping to Cambria and the Little Sur Inn is an easy five hour drive away.

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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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littlesurinn, Owner at Little Sur Inn, responded to this review, October 28, 2013
It's always a delight to hear from our return guests. We're so happy you enjoy the quality and comfort of our property. We will be sure to let Tara know how much you appreciate her hospitality. Thank you for your wonderful review and for sharing your experience with others!

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Little Sur Inn
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Bridgewater, New Jersey
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Reviewed October 22, 2013

We stayed here for two nights. The large well appointed room with it's gas fireplace that provides the only heat for the room and works off the thermostat was our favorite lodging during our tour of the California coast. We had a partial view of the ocean across the road giving a glimpse of surfers and the sunset. For a better view a simple stroll across the 25 MPH road offers a lovely panorama. It is less than 10 miles to the Hearst Castle. The trail at the Fiscalini ranch preserve at the terminus of Windsor Blvd provides some stunning views.
WiFi worked well and the continental breakfast was fine.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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littlesurinn, Owner at Little Sur Inn, responded to this review, October 28, 2013
We're delighted to hear our property was your favorite among the others you stayed at. Our location and the area definitely offer some of the most stunning views on the Coast. The trails and views on the Fiscalini Ranch are absolutely breathtaking. Thank you for your review and for choosing Little Sur Inn as your destination.

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Yorba Linda, California
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Reviewed October 19, 2013

We've been spending a few days at the Little Sur Inn each spring and fall for the last three years and always have a great experience. During the off-season, after Nov 1, some rooms with a great view are available for $99 per night. The location is great, steps away from the boardwalk and the stairway down to the beach. The ocean view is fantastic, especially from the upstairs rooms. Leave your windows cracked at night and you will fall asleep to the sound of waves crashing on the rocks below. The view alone makes this inn an excellent value. If possible, walk across to the boardwalk for a beautiful view of the sunset.
If you arrive during daytime hours, you may be greeted by Tara, who is very friendly and helpful. The staff is knowledgeable of local restaurants and attractions. Be sure to ask them about the walk along the bluffs, which is accessible from nearby Windsor St. The views are fantastic, and you may catch a glimpse of seals, sea otters and occasionally, whales. The location is also very close to the road into town.
The rooms are large, with comfortable beds, cable TV and DVD player, refrigerator, coffeemaker, microwave, iron, and free wi-fi. Bathrooms are large and immaculate, equipped with a hairdryer. The gas fireplace is also the heat source for the room.
The complimentary continental breakfast includes coffee, orange juice, a variety of breads and pastries, cold cereal, oatmeal, yogurt and fresh fruit. Evening snacks include cheeses, salami, crackers, dip, hummus or olive tepenade, vegetable tray, fresh fruit and apple cider. There is coffee, tea or hot cocoa available until 9:00 PM. You can bring your own bottle of wine and enjoy it on the lovely outdoor patio.
The Little Sur Inn is a great little inn in a fantastic location at a great value. I highly recommend a stay there.

Room Tip: Upstairs rooms have great partial views, especially those toward the front. Oceanfront rooms have ev...
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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littlesurinn, Owner at Little Sur Inn, responded to this review, October 28, 2013
It's clear you love every aspect of your many stays with us. We always love seeing our regular guests when they return. We'll be sure to let our staff know how helpful they have been. Thank you for making Little Sur Inn your destination during your frequent visits to Cambria, we greatly appreciate that you shared your experience with others We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 18, 2013

This place has the WOW FACTOR. Our first visit to California from England we drove Highway 1 picking this hotel from good reviews. We where welcomed with a buffet and our ocean view room was fantastic with magnificent views a wonderful terrace to sit on and the bathroom was fantastic with a whirlpool bathe and walking shower all wonderfully presented 5 STARS all the way. We could not stay for breakfast as we had to drive south so left early. If we ever go back this will be a must for a return stay for more than I night for sure.

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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littlesurinn, Owner at Little Sur Inn, responded to this review, October 28, 2013
We've had many of our guests express the 'WOW' factor of our full Ocean View rooms, we love it when we exceed our guests expectations! We're delighted to hear you loved your stay with us. Thank you for choosing Little Sur Inn.

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Property: Little Sur Inn
Address: 6190 Moonstone Beach Dr, Cambria, CA 93428-1802
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Location: United States > California > San Luis Obispo County > Cambria
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Wheelchair access
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Ranked #4 of 24 B&Bs / Inns in Cambria
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Little Sur Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 17
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Little Sur Inn is a family-owned oceanfront Hotel located on Moonstone Beach Drive in the resort village of Cambria. We are a pet-free and smoke-free property. Most rooms have either a full ocean view or partial ocean view with a fireplace in every room. Relax in a jacuzzi tub in the full ocean view rooms. Every room has free internet access, Flat Screen TV, refrigerator, microwave, and coffeemaker. ... more   less 
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