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Review of Fireside Inn on Moonstone Beach

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Fireside Inn on Moonstone Beach
Ranked #8 of 12 Hotels in Cambria
Certificate of Excellence
North East, Maryland
2 reviews
“Wonderful!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 18, 2014

We were on 3week vacation on the west coast ( we are from the east), this was one of very favorite stops. Staff was so friendly and helpful. Had great restaurants within easy driving time. Would recommend to everyone.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Thank Randy B
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Justin F, General Manager at Fireside Inn on Moonstone Beach, responded to this review, June 29, 2014
Dear Randy B,

It is very nice of you to take the time to write such nice comments about your stay with us at the Fireside Inn on Moonstone Beach. Our staff is always appreciative when their superior guest services are recognized by our guests. Please let us know when you are ready for another wonderful stay!

Sincerely,

Justin C. Friend
General Manager
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 13, 2014

Great area to watch sunsets, went to a small deli in town and got a picnic dinner to sit outside on a common patio to watch the sunset. Room had everything we needed. Easy and quick to get to Hearst Castle and Elephant seal beach. If you are heading inland from there wait to get gas, Paso Robles was almost a $1 a gallon cheaper.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Justin F, General Manager at Fireside Inn on Moonstone Beach, responded to this review, June 29, 2014
Dear oldtraveler51,

It seems like you got to enjoy many wonderful aspects of the area while staying with us. There are so many fun activities close to the Fireside Inn. Let us know when you are ready to stay with us again, and we can fill you in on many other adventures to enjoy close to the hotel such as kayaking and nature hikes.

Sincerely,

Justin C. Friend
General Manager
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Fresno, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 12, 2014

I asked for an ocean view room and was not disappointed. My wife and I were given Room 131 which is right across from the boardwalk and is featured on their brochure. Along with 6 or 7 other rooms, it also had a patio facing the ocean. The Inn provided binoculars for us to borrow and had a swimming pool and hot tub. They also provided a hot breakfast that included waffles, scrambled eggs, sausage, oatmeal, three different breakfast cereals, muffins, yogurt bananas, apples, O.J., and coffee and tea. The rooms are clean and attractive, and the staff was very friendly and helpful. Justin even offered me a discount that was cheaper than what I could get on the Internet. Even then, it was expensive, like most motels on Moonstone Beach Dr. Save your money for a special occasion: ours was our 35th wedding anniversary. Gary

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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Justin F, General Manager at Fireside Inn on Moonstone Beach, responded to this review, June 29, 2014
Dear Gary472014,

I am glad you enjoyed your ocean view room. The ocean view rooms at the Fireside Inn on Moonstone Beach are some of the best view rooms on the central coast, so I am glad you got to enjoy that for your 35th anniversary. We will look forward to seeing you next time.

Sincerely,

Justin C. Friend
General Manager
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Tracy, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 11, 2014

Perfect location. Easy access to Hearst Castle (fabulous) and Elephant beach. Right across Hwy 1 from the beach. Nice wooden walking trail, tide pools. Hotel is nice, clean and comfortable. Staff was friendly and helpful. Breakfast was good and ample. Beautiful scenery, peaceful environment.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
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Thank Norine14
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Justin F, General Manager at Fireside Inn on Moonstone Beach, responded to this review, June 29, 2014
Dear Norine14,

Thanks for the nice review! It is so nice to ready that you want to stay even longer next time. There are so many fun things to do while staying with us, so please let us know when you are ready to come back!

Sincerely,

Justin C. Friend
General Manager
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Santa Clarita, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 10, 2014

I only stayed here for one night with my two sisters and cousins. We were at Hearst Castle and were running behind schedule so I decided to call the hotel to inform them that I'll be checking in late. Little that I know somehow someone cancelled my reservation. The Manager was able to accommodate us. The room was clean with a fireplace. The place is quiet. They offer free breakfast but nothing special. The location is nice which is across from the Moonstone Beach. The price is right for the place.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank IYD2014
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Oregon City, Oregon
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22 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 10, 2014

Cambria hotels right on moonstone beach are quite expensive and when I found this one for a more reasonable price I was wondering if the quality would be up to snuff. It was great, the staff was very friendly, gave us maps to the little town of cambria, fresh cookies on check in and a very nice complimentary continental breakfast. The rooms were clean and well appointed and had a fireplace in it. The beach walkway was right across the highway, and though beachfront rooms had their own lanai, there was a communal sunset viewing area with tables and chairs. I would definitely book this place again.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
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Thank linda b
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Fullerton, California
2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 7, 2014

Fireside Inn is across the street from Moonstone Beach. The entire area is very peaceful. The rooms at Fireside were spacious and comfortable. We had a fireplace in our room. We will definitely return for another relaxing weekend. Be aware, though, there is no cell service in the area.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Thank dmav2014
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Additional Information about Fireside Inn on Moonstone Beach

Property: Fireside Inn on Moonstone Beach
Address: 6700 Moonstone Beach Drive, Cambria, CA 93428-1814
Phone Number:
Location: United States > California > San Luis Obispo County > Cambria
Amenities:
Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Cambria
#5 Family Hotel in Cambria
#6 Romantic Hotel in Cambria
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Fireside Inn on Moonstone Beach 2.5*
Number of rooms: 46
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our coastal hotel features a year-round heated pool and spa, complimentary hot breakfast, beach cottage accommodations with fireplaces and easy access to the Hearst Castle, the Piedras Blancas Elephant Seal Rookery, wineries, shops and farm-to-table dining. ... more   less 
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Best Western Plus Fireside Inn On Moonstone Beach Hotel Cambria
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