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Hartford, Connecticut
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at the Sea Otter Inn during a recent visit to Hearst Castle. While the property may be a tad old, we found the room to be exceptionally clean and the bathroom was very well maintained. It was nice to have a small frog and microwave in the room as well. The fireplace could be a bit loud but...

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Palm Springs, California
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was our third visit and boy were we surprised. They have done complete upgrades of the bathrooms adding step in showers, new tile and counters. The basic room is spacious with nice sitting table from which to enjoy their new breakfast baskets. A card is provided the night before to check off your breakfast choices including hard boiled eggs,...

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Danville, California
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This quaint motel is located on Moonstone Drive, in my opinion the only place in Cambria to stay. Such magnificent views just across the street. And great walking on the boardwalk as well as the beach. Picking a place to stay on Moonstone comes down to what amenities are important to you. Here are pluses and minuses for this property,...

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San Diego, California
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very rude manager. I thought maybe she was having a bad day. She was rude our entire stay. Hotel staff unwelcoming - won't even answer questions such as when is low-tide? Breakfast basket measly and not fresh. I chose a pastry/croissant on my breakfast choice card the day before. I was given 1/3 of a stale croissant. Juice spoiled. Not...

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Jessica L, General Manager at Sea Otter Inn, responded to this review

I'm sorry to hear you won't be returning to our property and that you found your interactions with me to be unpleasant. With regards to questions about low tide, that's not something I always know off hand, but I am more than happy to look it up for any guests who inquire about it. As far as smoking on our...

Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It would really be nice if there was the option to just have the fireplace on without the heater ... it just gets too hot in the room too fast and the fireplace shuts off and the heater keeps running longer. Please make it so the fireplace can be on without the heater. Also the fireplace is really loud.

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Thank tammy286
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here en route from LA to SF. One of a number of similar properties along the beach road. We were delighted with our choice. The young lady on arrival was not particularly welcoming and spoke so fast we could not pick up much of what she said. Pastries, cookies and coffee available in reception which was a nice...

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Paso Robles, California
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I visited the Sea Otter Inn during the week to celebrate Valentine's Day. The location is very good across the street from Moonstone Beach. The first room we were given had wet carpet and the patio door would not open. When I complained to the front desk I was given another room. Pros: great location. Reasonable price....

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London
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely hotel with extremely comfortable rooms and a gorgeous wood fireplace which was most welcome as unfortunately the Californian weather was dreadful, still the Californians were delighted to be finally getting some rain. The hotel staff were so friendly, helpful and welcoming. The packed picnic breakfast delivered to our room was a real treat.

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Oakland
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Room has been upgraded since our last visit. The location on Moonstone Beach is excellent. However, the lack of hot water on the morning of our departure left us very disappointed! We feel we should be compensated for this problem!

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Long Beach, California
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great hotel! Very clean and bathrooms recently remodeled. Love the private outdoor patio feature, fireplace and the basket breakfast was awesome. Outside fire pit and chairs facing the ocean are great to relax in and the boardwalk right across the street made everything very convenient. Walking distance from the Moonstone Beach Bar & Grill was a plus also.

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
  • Hot Tub
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Sea Otter Inn is located on Cambria's famous Moonstone Beach Drive just across from the Moonstone Beach boardwalk. A family-owned property, this charming country-style inn features 25 cozy fireplace accommodations ranging from traditional hotel rooms to family suites and ocean-view rooms. A year-round outdoor heated pool and spa complete the getaway ambiance. All guests receive complimentary Wi-Fi, HBO, and continental breakfast. Minutes from Hearst Castle and local wineries, Sea Otter Inn is the perfect home base for exploring California's Central Coast. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Sea Otter Inn

Address: 6656 Moonstone Beach Dr, Cambria, CA 93428-1812
Region: United States > California > San Luis Obispo County > Cambria
Price Range: ₹ 11,070 - ₹ 18,145 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Sea Otter Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 25
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Also Known As:
Sea Otter Hotel Cambria
Hotel Style:
#8 Family Hotel in Cambria
#9 Romantic Hotel in Cambria
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“Choose any other hotel at Moonstone Beach”
 of 5 bubbles 451SusanT, 27 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Think there would be no preference. You park your car in front of your room. It is more like a motel”
 of 5 bubbles sandrasH2248EX, 26 Feb 2017 | Read review
“All on one level and am sure all rooms are equally delightful”
 of 5 bubbles LindaandRon, 24 Feb 2017 | Read review
“The rooms facing the ocean have access to an outdoor sitting area with a beautiful sea view. Worth the extra cost”
 of 5 bubbles 227ginam, 22 Feb 2017 | Read review
“I think any room would be good!”
 of 5 bubbles Alexlh2012, 19 Jan 2017 | Read review
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