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Fireside Inn on Moonstone Beach
Ranked #10 of 12 Hotels in Cambria
Certificate of Excellence
Los Angeles, California
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35 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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“This location is very relaxing, just what the batteries needed to recharge”
Reviewed April 20, 2010

The staff was very friendly, with excellent tips on travel/visitor locations to drive to, places to eat (great meals locally and the suggestions were right on target). Just a 45 second relaxing walk to the ocean from your room. Will be back.

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Reviewed April 19, 2010

The Fireside Inn is a very clean hotel, most (maybe all) units have a patio. There is a heated pool, continental breakfast with good cereal selection, juice, waffle maker, muffins, coffee, etc.... From the front desk to the cleaning people everyone was very polite. The rooms are good size, with a nice gas fireplace. No complaints whatsoever ! About 10 minutes from Hearst Castle

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Reviewed April 13, 2010

Nice gas fireplaces. Ocean view. The breakfast had everything I wanted. The staff was friendly and efficient. The hot tub was peaceful and clean.

  • Stayed March 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 12, 2010

Cambria is a beautifull locations. The Fireside Inn' s front desk and service personel are very friendly. The location is right across the Street from the most beautifull part
of the beach in Cambria and along the boardwalk.

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Reviewed April 11, 2010

We really enjoyed our stay at this hotel. The rooms were comfortable. The cookies at check-in were a hit with my kids and parents. It was great to walk along the beach and tidepools as well as swim in the heated pool and jacuzzi. The breakfast was also great. The hotel is very convenient to Hearst Castle and downtown Cambria has some nice restaurants.
We plan to return again soon!

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Reviewed April 11, 2010

The Fireside Inn's best feature is its location: right across the road from the gorgeous Pacific. Visitors can stroll the boardwalk, check out the beaches, watch a glorious sunset, and wake to see seals sunbathing on the rocks. Right off Highway 1, it's the perfect place to sleep before heading up the coast to Big Sur or checking out Hearst Castle.
The service was great: although we booked for the wrong night, the manager quickly sorted out the paperwork and set us up with a room with a spectacular view, a fireplace, and our own patio. The continental breakfast was varied and generous and made it easy to get back on the road quickly the next morning.
One downside: throughout the night we were awoken every hour or so by a loud knocking sound in the walls. Not sure if was plumbing or air conditioning, but was really unfortunate to have sleep interrupted so frequently.
Would still recommend the Fireside as a lovely little place to stay.

  • Stayed April 2010, traveled as a couple
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Rowland Heights
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Reviewed April 11, 2010

Positives: We picked this hotel because of the positive reviews on tripadivsor.com. My family and I were on our way to Hearst Castle-which is a short drive north. We had stayed at a Best Western in Arizona and were impresssed with the service, rooms and complementary breakfast at this location-so our expectations were high. BestWestern Fireside Inn was on a beautiful location-right across the street was a boardwalk and trails down to the pacific ocean. Seals and seagulls and beautiful wild flowers were in abundance. Our teenagers could not wait to spend time there. Customer service was great. Check in was easy because we reserved online-we were even given fresh baked cookies at check in- a nice touch. (Apparently-this weekend there were no vacanies at this hotel because we saw a lot of vacanies at other places). Room was modern, clean and beautifully decorated. There was a small patio overlooking the beach but it was really small and close to the neighboring room. The room had binoculors which we could use during our stay-another nice touch. The Moonstone Bar and Grill which is less than 3 minute walk was a great place to eat for dinner-although a bit pricey (for our family of 5-bill was $180.00). Food was really good and we got to watch the beautiful sunset.
Negatives: There was a consistent swishing noise -apparently from the plumbing which was a bit annoying after a while. Maybe it was only at the end rooms which we were in? We were only staying one night..but any longer, we would have complained. The complementary breakfast was not impressive-compared to the previous Best Western Inn we stayed at. The pastries were dry and small. The dining room was small and cramped-no place to sit. Not a lot of hot foods to choose from...a lot of cold cereals and small muffins and rolls. There was a make- yourself- waffle machine which my youngest son tried, but was not impressed. We were thinking we wished we would have gotten a sustainable breakfast before heading out. The last thing: the price. Although the hotel was comparable to other 4 star hotels in the area...we decided for the same price ($250.00/night for a King and rollaway), we would reserve two rooms for about the same at another hotel our next time visiting.

  • Stayed April 2010, traveled with family
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Property: Fireside Inn on Moonstone Beach
Address: 6700 Moonstone Beach Drive, Cambria, CA 93428-1814
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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 Family Hotel in Cambria
#6 Romantic Hotel in Cambria
#6 On the Beach 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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Also Known As:
Best Western Plus Fireside Inn On Moonstone Beach Hotel Cambria
Best Western Cambria
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Cambria Best Western

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