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“Great little place by the sea” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Castle Inn
Ranked #9 of 12 Hotels in Cambria
Certificate of Excellence
Australia
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71 reviews
52 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
“Great little place by the sea”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2012

We stayed here for one night on our California coastal drive after visiting Hearst Castle. We were booked into another inn but it the reservation was cancelled due to some refurbishment so they offered for us to stay here instead.
It had a great view of the sea and a yummy restaurant next door.
The room itself was very clean, beds were small but comfortable and breakfast was simple, but an appreciated extra and fresh.
We would stop in without hesitation if we were to travel this way again.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2012 via mobile

For the price, there wasn't anywhere as beautiful we stayed during our time in California. The staff were friendly, the rooms perfectly adequate and the buffet breakfast was exactly what we needed. I'm sure there are more luxurious places to stay in Cambria but this ticked all the boxes for us.

  • Stayed September 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2012

Great hotel and view, the room was overpriced for a weeknight. Walking to the tide pools is definitely recommended. Lots of great hiking trails near the hotel as well. The weather was cool, but the kids still enjoyed the pool, and they had it to themselves. The staff were all very friendly.

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2012

Olga(at the front desk) was very friendly & helpful!
There is a nice restuarant(walking distance) from the hotel & a decent cont. breakfast at the hotel.
Several wooden walking paths to & along the ocean & plenty of clean air(my allergies loved the clean air).

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2012

We used a tripadvisor coupon for a great room. Slept with both windows wide open so we could hear the ocean. The room was clean and quiet with excellent linens and a comfortable bed. Breakfast was decent and the coffee was good. The front desk people were very accomodating and friendly. We had only planned on one night, but wished we could have stayed longer. Spent a lot of time on the beach and boardwalk across the street...beware of the agressive squirrels who lurk at the boardwalk looking for handouts lol... Next time we come we will stay longer!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank moondragon23
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2012

We stayed here for two nights and were pleasantly surprised at the location and value. While the room was fairly basic with some upgrades, it was one of the cleanest hotels we've stayed at. The linens were extremely clean. The price was great for this area, right across from Moonstone beach with an ocean view from our room. The only issue we had was on our first night...the hotel appeared to be fully booked, and we found the walls to be very thin. We could hear talking and tv's late into the night. Our second night there was much better, but most of the crowd had already left. Putting that issue aside, we'd certainly stay here again if traveling on a budget. Decent breakfast to get you going and friendly and professional staff, as well.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Brookline, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2012

My husband and I stayed for 2 nites in August. We cannot say enough good things about our stay in Cambria. Location was great, on Moonstone Beach, short drive to Hearst Castle and Elephant Seals, two places not too missed. The Castle Inn is directly across from Moonstone Beach, with a beautiful boardwalk along the beach. Moonstone Restaurant short walk, could not have been more convenient. Met some very nice people in the breakfast room, woman in office professional and corteous everyday. We wish the owners the best of luck. Thi stay will always be a happy memory.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Castle Inn
Address: 6620 Moonstone Beach Dr, Cambria, CA 93428-1812
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Location: United States > California > San Luis Obispo County > Cambria
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#6 On the Beach Hotel in Cambria
#8 Romantic Hotel in Cambria
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — Castle Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 30
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
It was one of the very first motels built along the Cambria coast when cattle still roamed on Moonstone Beach Drive. The property boasts one of the best geographical locations on the beach. Right in front of the lodge are amazing tide pools to discover sealife, gorgeous lookouts, Leffingwell Landing Park and a wide-open beach upon which to stroll. The grounds at the Inn are broad and situated with comfortable sitting areas for enjoyable ocean viewing and people-watching. All of the guestrooms offer views of the ocean, but the upstairs rooms provide an excellent vantage point to watch the daily sunsets. The rooms at Castle Inn are simple but more than adequate to provide a wonderful stay at the beach. It is our intention to make the property one of the best values along Moonstone Beach and a great option for families. ... more   less 
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Castle Inn By The Sea Hotel Cambria
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