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“Possibly the best breakfast we enjoyed in America”
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Cambria Shores Inn
Ranked #6 of 24 Cambria B&B and Inns
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Oxford
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“Possibly the best breakfast we enjoyed in America”
Reviewed April 26, 2013

This is a great motel with a great welcome, and right on the shoreline. The highlight for me was probably the basket of breakfast they hang outside the room in the morning - a great start to the day! The staff recommended some great choices for dinner, and we walked into the West Village easily; the East Village would be a bit of a trek however in the dark.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Orange, California
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Reviewed April 26, 2013

My husband and I have traveled to Cambria for 12 years. Recently we have been traveling with our dog. We've admired Cambria Shores Inn on our walks and decided to try it. What a delight! It is VERY clean, updated. The staff is wonderful, they give you a basket for your pet which includes a dog magazine, towel, flashlight, dog treats, and eating dishes. Every morning a basket arrives outside your door with breakfast treats.

Probably the best part is to sit out on the lawn and watch the sunrise or sun set. Everyone is so friendly and happy.

You just can't go wrong, but book early they do fill up.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 11, 2013

We've stayed here twice over the past two years and I'm only now taking a minute to share my experiences. Both times we brought our 80lbs Gordan Setter and he enjoyed it almost as much as us! They give dog lovers a little basket with dog treats, a dog blankets, and little flashlight for late night walks…it's really awesome. The view from the rooms are stupendous and their breakfast is very tasty. Oh and did I mention the cookies they have in the office that you can help yourself to? Highly recommended!

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
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California
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Reviewed April 9, 2013

This was the first time we traveled with our dog, Bradley. Frankly, it was only because our dog sitter was not available, but it turned out remarkably well. I was somewhat concerned about a place that allows so many dogs and was worried that the rooms might smell. I can assure you the rooms were clean and fresh. I'm not quite sure how they manage it, but it's a testament to their housekeeping staff! Our room was a bit small, but lovely. Nice bedding, very comfortable bed, nice fireplace, microwave and mini fridge, beautiful bathroom with a large soaker tub and rain shower head. They provide a simple fruit, yogurt and pastry breakfast hung on a basket outside your room daily. Wi-fi was fast and reliable in the rooms and outside on the patio. The property has lovely gardens and comfy chairs facing the ocean..which is literally steps away. I would highly recommend this place and look forward to going back again someday.

Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Oakland, California
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Reviewed April 8, 2013

Had wanted to stay here a few years back when we drove through and admired the succulent landscaping. Finally did in March, and it was delightful. The vintage CA ranch style B & B has lovely updated rooms. Fireplace, kitchenette, bedding are lovely. The staff and owners couldn't be nicer. (And the brownies are delicious!) A nice breakfast is left in a basket near the door. A quick walk across Moonstone Drive takes one to a lovely meandering boardwalk walk along the Pacific Ocean. Downtown Cambria is fun to tour, and the innkeepers provide excellent dining recommendations. We'll be back.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Sunny California
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Reviewed April 8, 2013

“Every dog has its day” as the saying goes, and I can’t imagine a better than a day spent in Cambria. In addition to the dog-friendly Cambria Shores Inn, a number of restaurants in Cambria are pet-friendly and the nearby Fiscalini Ranch Preserve is a great place for dog walking. Dogs may be on or off leash depending on which trail you choose. The long boardwalk opposite the inn, however, is also great for walking, with or without a four-legged friend.

My wife and I, along with our English Setter, stayed at the Cambria Shores Inn for two nights in April. The inn is located on Moonstone Drive, with a spectacular view of the Pacific, just across from the boardwalk that runs along the road. You get great views of the rugged coastline everywhere. Like many of the inns on Moonstone Drive, Cambria Shores has a nostalgic, retro-vibe, hearkening back to the days of motor inns. It is comfortable and relaxing.

From a canine point of view, I have no bones to pick (sorry). The rooms and grounds are neat, clean, and well-manicured, remarkably so considering that dogs tend to track everywhere. Fortunately, the inn includes a dog-cleaning area and towels for wiping paws. There are several lawns for pets to take care of business and doggie bags for picking up afterward. The inn even provides flashlights in case nature calls your pet at 3 AM. You can run your dog ragged at a nearby Lampton Cliffs park, which is on the beach, or at the preserve mentioned above. Our setter was dog tired (sorry again) by the end of the day.

From a human point of view, I can’t complain either. The rooms are quiet thanks to double paned windows. I was worried that I would hear dogs barking, but this was not a problem. I didn’t hear yapping or see (or step in) any dog dollops on the grounds. The room had a convenient kitchenette, cozy fireplace, comfortable bed, and a tub/shower with good water pressure. A breakfast basket was delivered each morning with OJ, fresh fruit, bagel, pastries, and more. Fresh coffee was available in the lobby and each room also had a coffee maker. Cheese, fruit, and crackers were served at 5 PM, followed by brownies at 6 PM. There are plenty of Adirondack chairs for watching the sun rise, or set, or for reading a good book; a great way to hit the “paws” button on life (and again).

On a side note, there are a number of dog friendly restaurants in Cambria on Main Street. The Cambria Pub & Steakhouse, just off Main Street, had an enclosed patio with overhead heaters—nice if it’s blustery out. They make a much better burger than Main Street Grill.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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West Covina, California
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Reviewed April 2, 2013

We have stayed at various places at Cambria and they were all great...Cambria Shores Inn is another one of those great places. It has charm, excellent services, a super comfy bed and one of the best views of the ocean. They offer appetizers in the afternoon and delicious brownies and cookies at night. They bring breakfast at 8am and place it on a hook, just outside of your door, filled with OJ, pastries, fruit, yogurt and bagels. If you have a dog, bring Fido with you...this is a dog friendly establishment. This is horseshoe shaped Inn, with a nice grassy area in the middle,with lounge chairs so you can sit and enjoy the beautiful Pacific. We found a new Place to view the ocean. Book a room at Cambria Shores.....it's awesome!

Room Tip: Rooms 11 thru 16 offer the best views of the ocean.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Cambria Shores Inn
Address: 6276 Moonstone Beach Dr, Cambria, CA 93428-1804
Location: United States > California > San Luis Obispo County > Cambria
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 24 B&Bs / Inns in Cambria
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — Cambria Shores Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 25
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are a AAA Three Diamond Property. All of our rooms have custom furniture, flat screen TVs, upgraded white linens and amenities. All rooms have rain showers and / or soaking tubs and deluxe rooms have whirlpool baths. Come relax in our beautiful rooms, and enjoy our amazing succulent gardens. Attention all Dog Lovers... We are one of the Top 46 Fido Friendly Hotels reviewed on their world tour in 2008. We are very proud of our V.I.P. program, amenities, special attention and love your 4 legged family receives. Four paws up! We do have three rooms set aside for people that do not have dogs, or have severe allergies. ... more   less 
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