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“Close to the beach”
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Little Sur Inn
Ranked #5 of 23 Cambria B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed March 29, 2014 via mobile

Nice large room with beautiful tiled bathroom. Room had a nice view of the water and was a great location for access to Moonstone Beach. The room is heated by a gas fireplace which was a little strange. The complimentary breakfast was also pretty limited.

Stayed: March 2014, traveled with family
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littlesurinn, Owner at Little Sur Inn, responded to this reviewResponded May 11, 2014

Thank you for sharing your experience. We're definitely fortunate to be located in such a beautiful area. Thank you for staying with us.

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Reviewed March 28, 2014

One night stay at the Little Sur Inn. Room was very nice and very quiet (we were downstairs). Service was good. Breakfast was limited but pretty good. Location across from the beach is nice. Would recommend.

  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled as a couple
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littlesurinn, Owner at Little Sur Inn, responded to this reviewResponded May 11, 2014

Thank you for your review, we value our guest feed back. Thank you for staying with us.

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Reviewed February 26, 2014

This hotel was exactly as billed: perfectly located, with lovely and large rooms that were tastefully decorated and complete with the amenities we all want. I spent two nights in an oceanfront room and was completely happy.

The room was quite large, with a comfortable king bed, nice bedding, side chairs and ottoman, table and chairs, small frig and microwave, coffee maker, and a gas fireplace that operates on the thermostat and serves to warm the room. The bathroom was very spacious, with a large vanity and a separate tub and shower. WiFi worked well. The room did not have a safe.

The star of the show was the patio door with flanking windows that created an entire wall of glass looking out over Moonstone Beach, the boardwalk, and the roaring Pacific. A balcony with chairs and a small table was perfect for enjoying that stunning view with a morning cup of coffee, or watching the sunset at day's end. Yes, there is a road (Moonstone Beach Drive) between you and the water, but the traffic wasn't heavy and I was amazed at how peaceful and quiet it was at night. The boardwalk that runs parallel to the beach, near the road, was a fabulous place for a walk, and there are access stairs down to the beach.

Parking is easy, and close to the rooms. Service was gracious and friendly. There is an included continental breakfast and an afternoon snack after 4pm. The location is ideal for exploring the central coast, including Hearst Castle.

I enjoyed my stay in Cambria, and would gladly return to this inn.

Room Tip: I was glad I splurged on the oceanfront room, but you can certainly save money with a limited view.
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  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled solo
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littlesurinn, Owner at Little Sur Inn, responded to this reviewResponded May 11, 2014

It's so nice to hear how much you enjoyed your stay with us. We love it when we exceed our guests' expectations!! Being family owned, we take great pride in providing a pleasant experience for our guests. Thank you for choosing Little Sur Inn!

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Reviewed February 16, 2014

Great little B&B on an oceanfront strip of road, right there along Moonstone Beach. Room 23 is just one behind the official oceanfront rooms and I'm not sure how much less of a view I really had, and for half the price of the front rooms. Sure, the fireplace is gas but the flame is real. Real warm, too, which came in handy during early Feb. The breakfast selections are decent for what they are, and the desk staff was always helpful with restaurant suggestions and directions etc. I came here for Hearst Castle which is just up the road but it's a terrific base of operations for so much of the central coastal area, from Cayucos up to Big Sur. Food and gas are expensive, but what are you going to do, it's away from the population centers so prices are going to be more for just about everything. But there's no more beautiful seashore and overall geography in the world, and if you want to be 10 steps across the street from the beautiful Pacific Ocean, then do yourself a favor and stay here.

Room Tip: The closer to the oceanfront, the better!
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  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled solo
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littlesurinn, Owner at Little Sur Inn, responded to this reviewResponded May 4, 2014

It's clear you enjoyed every aspect of your stay with us, including the warmth from the fireplace in your room. In comparison with other hotels in the area we also feel our property is reasonably priced. Thank you so much for your review!

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Little Sur Inn

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Reviewed February 6, 2014

Very nice room, amazing bed, with little sitting area off to the side with a cozy fireplace. Continental breakfast was small / limited - but there is a nice little seating area. 2nd floor rooms have limited view of the Pacific. Short , easy walk across the road to the ocean. Very conveniently located near Hearst Castle, San Luis Obispo, and drive up to Big Sur, Carmel, Monterey, and Pebble Beach. Pricing is very reasonable. Strongly recommend. We learned of this place from some friend's children that stayed there on part of their honeymoon. We are recently retired and enjoyed it as well - so it pleases all age groups

Stayed: February 2014, traveled as a couple
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littlesurinn, Owner at Little Sur Inn, responded to this reviewResponded May 4, 2014

We're delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. We're ideally located for various attractions as well as the drive through Big Sur. Thank you for staying with us and for sharing your experience!

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Reviewed January 29, 2014

Rooms are very clean and large, service was very good. They advertise "fireplaces" but they are just tacky fake ones. Cannot open shades or windows in more reasonably priced rooms because they open to the parking lot. Continental "breakfast" is worthless.

Room Tip: Second floor rooms are only choice if you want to be able to open shades or windows, but are overpri...
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  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled as a couple
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littlesurinn, Owner at Little Sur Inn, responded to this reviewResponded May 4, 2014

Our thermostat controlled gas fireplaces are real and heat up the rooms quite nicely. For safety reasons, we do not have wood burning fireplaces. Our continental breakfast is as advisterised and does offer a nice variety of options. We are sorry to hear that your stay with us did not meet your expectations.

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Reviewed January 26, 2014

My wife and I spent two nights away from LA area in late January at the Little Sur Inn. What a great location! Right across the quiet road from Moonstone Beach, you can walk directly across the road to a boardwalk that stretches the entire beach. It's also very easy to get down to the beach. The waves were huge and the sound of the surf at night was very relaxing. We stayed in room 25, a partial view and it was just fine. You can see the beach, waves, etc....open the window and it's perfect. The check in was easy, the breakfast and evening snack were very good. I really liked the fireplace as a heater for the room. It gives you an actual heat source to get close to! The place has obviously been remodeled and is very tastefully done. We'll go back for sure. Only downside, there is no hot tub or pool, no where to sit in the sun on their property but hey, you've got a world class beach across the street.

Room Tip: Second floor full view rooms looked very nice, only ones with balconies
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  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled as a couple
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littlesurinn, Owner at Little Sur Inn, responded to this reviewResponded March 2, 2014

It's wonderful to hear you enjoyed your stay with us, there's nothing better than being able to enjoy the sound of the ocean from your room. The gas fireplaces in the rooms are definitely one of our guests favorite things about staying here. They not only heat the room, but provide a nice ambiance while doing so. We're glad you noticed some of our recent upgrades, ie; new Flat Screen T.V.s, carpets and lamps just to name a few, and have even more upgrades coming shortly. Our sister property, Moonstone Landing, does have a hot tub which your always welcome to use when staying with us. They are the next hotel north of us and are just a few feet away. We're glad to hear you plan on staying with us again.

Sincerely,
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Additional Information about 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
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 23 B&Bs / Inns in Cambria
Price Range: $133 - $333 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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