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“Good value for this ocean-view room.” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Castle Inn
Ranked #9 of 12 Hotels in Cambria
Certificate of Excellence
Fortuna, California
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9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Good value for this ocean-view room.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 20, 2013

We stayed one night here and overall, we had a pleasant experience. We stayed in Room 2, upstairs overlooking the ocean. Positives: friendly check-in person, great view and location, safe feeling, clean room, basic continental breakfast, pretty flowers outside, nice Adirondack chairs. Drawbacks: sound traveled through door from stairs and walkway outside to a large degree, mattress very uncomfortable as it was very thin and firm and had no padding, bathroom tiny. If we stay in Cambria again, we would try one of the other places in hopes of a more comfortable bed.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank donna c
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MarkEads, General Manager at Castle Inn, responded to this review, May 25, 2013
Thank you for your review of Castle Inn. We are pleased that you are happy with our staff and the cleanliness of our hotel...we value customer service and our guests' happiness. This is one of the very first motels built on Moonstone Beach Drive and we have been busy doing renovations and upgrades since recently acquiring this property. For affordability right on the beach, nothing beats it. For a more luxurious stay, we suggest Blue Dolphin Inn or Sand Pebbles Inn.
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Los Angeles, California
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 13, 2013

Stayed here last weekend and had a great time. The room was very clean and the beds comfy. Kids loved the pool and hot tub. The hotel is right next to the beach access. Room rate was very fair. I looked at a couple of other places online before booking that were much more expensive, but very glad I chose the Castle Inn.

Diana who was on the front desk very kindly researched some local children's doctors for me, she was a really wonderful host. Thank you Diane.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank HarveySylver23
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MarkEads, General Manager at Castle Inn, responded to this review, May 25, 2013
We are glad you chose Castle Inn, too. Families really enjoy the pool and being so close to the tide pools and the ocean is a wonderful learning experience for children and adults. Castle Inn is very budget friendly and family oriented. It is also one of the first motels ever built along Moonstone Beach and our newest addition to the Cambria Inns family.
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 2, 2013

We stayed at the Castle Inn for one night to break up the journey from LA to San Francisco. It was such a great place. The room was large and comfortable. The reception staff were very helpful. We went for dinner at the local fish restaurant which was lovely! The views were stunning of the sea. We would definately stay again.

  • Stayed April 2013
    • 5 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
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank EmandTash
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Tucson
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43 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 23, 2013 via mobile

We stayed 2 nights in ocean view king room. Linens and towels were crisp and fluffy. Room was good size for value though not updated in recent years. Reception staff, especially Diana, very helpful and friendly. Loved the Adirondack chairs and spent a few hours listening to ocean while reading our Nooks. Boardwalk is directly across a low level travel road and affords great views and walking and viewing opportunities. Entire facility was clean and maintained. Breakfast was a perfectly fine continental. Lots of good restaurants within short drive or even a walk. We hope to make this stop again on our way down coast in a couple of weeks.

Stayed April 2013
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Thank Susan I
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MarkEads, General Manager at Castle Inn, responded to this review, May 25, 2013
Thank you so much for the wonderful review! Our staff does a wonderful job keeping our guests happy and it is always nice to hear such stories. Castle Inn is one of the best deals you will find on Moonstone Beach Drive and we have a pool to keep the kids entertained.
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Canada
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18 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 21, 2013

We stayed for just one night during our drive up from Los Angeles to San Francisco . The Inn certainly matched our expectations after reading the hotel's website and the guest reviews. The lady on reception was very helpful . The room was on the basic side but large and very clean .The breakfast was adequate for our needs . There is also a small heated pool which is certainly a bonus when travelling with children. The position of the Inn is great - straight across from the board walk and small rocky beach. Overall, the hotel was good value - certainly for an overnight stay during a California road trip .

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank SpudG
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MarkEads, General Manager at Castle Inn, responded to this review, May 25, 2013
We thank you for your great review of Castle Inn. We are so pleased we met your expectations and that you enjoyed the trip to Cambria. The coastal road trip is a beautiful experience and we are happy to have provided you a comfortable stop on your journey. We are pleased to provide a great value for those staying on Moonstone Beach.
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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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90 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 15, 2013

We stayed here for 2 nights while visiting Cambria. Reception staff were very helpful and pleasant at all times. Our room which had an ocean view was upstairs and was a good size. The shower room was very small but everything was clean. The breakfast room was quite small with only 3 tables but it appeared that most people came and collected their breakfast and took it back to their rooms. Food was adequate. Nice pastries but no toaster.
There were two restaurants within walking distance but for other places to eat in the town you would need to use a car.
Lovely walks along the boardwalk in front of the hotel. Overall a pleasant stay and reasonably priced.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank 789JulieS
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MarkEads, General Manager at Castle Inn, responded to this review, May 25, 2013
Thank you for your review of Castle Inn. Providing a budget friendly option for travelers wanting to stay on Moonstone Beach, this is one of the original motels built. Clean and comfortable and a great place for families traveling to Cambria, this motel even has a heated pool. Of course, we love hearing that our staff was helpful and that you enjoyed the overall experience.
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 12, 2013

This hotel was cheaper than some of the others I looked at in Cambria.
The check in was excellent and Dawn was extremely helpful advising us on where to go for food etc.
The hotel itself was like a motel with the rooms off the parking lot. We stayed in an upstairs room with an ocean view. I would say that it is probably not worth the extra for that kind of room as we were not really in the room apart from sleeping.
The room itself felt older than some of the other hotels i stayed in on this trip. there was a slight musty smell in the room and the bathroom was a little dated. Nevertheless it was clean and well maintained. The fire place in the room was a nice touch and we kept it on through the night.
I would probably book this hotel if i was to go to Cambria again as it helped to keep down the overall cost of our trip. It was a nice touch that a continental breakfast was included before we left for Hearst Castle.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank RichardHoskisson
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MarkEads, General Manager at Castle Inn, responded to this review, May 25, 2013
Castle Inn is the affordable choice on Moonstone Beach Drive. And it is actually one of the very first motels built here. We acquired it recently and have been renovating and remodeling to bring it up to our standards. Clean, comfortable, and budget friendly, this is a wonderful choice for families. We thank you for your review and look for ward to your next visit.
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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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