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Fireside vs. Pelican Inn?

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Fireside vs. Pelican Inn?

Ok, so I know this same question has been asked before, so I apologize in advance. I like the idea of the evening wine reception at the Pelican Inn, and the breakfast looks better, but the pool looks nicer at the Fireside. We'll be traveling with our 8 year old daughter early August.

Does one have a better location at Moonstone Beach than the other? We probably won't book an ocean view room, just to save $$. We'll only be there one night traveling from Carmel to Santa Barbara. Plan to take our time w/ the drive along the coast and then see Hearst Castle first thing in the morning.

Any (more) thoughts? Thanks in advance!!

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1. Re: Fireside vs. Pelican Inn?

You can't really go wrong with ANY of the hotels/inns on Moonstone Beach Drive, so choose based on your preferences. Both would be good choices.

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2. Re: Fireside vs. Pelican Inn?

The pool is really nice at Fireside and they have a jacuzzi also. I really enjoyed the pool because it was perfectly heated, some places advertise pools but they are really cold. Enjoy Cambria! :).

3. Re: Fireside vs. Pelican Inn?

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