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Sand Pebbles Inn
Ranked #1 of 12 Hotels in Cambria
Certificate of Excellence
Concord, New Hampshire
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110 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
“Mostly very good. Just a few, small criticisms”
Reviewed 21 June 2014

We stayed for two nights on a road trip along the coast.
The hotel is in a great location, right accross from Moonstone beach.
Staff was very friendly and the hotels overall was clean and comfortable.
We decided to splurge on an ocean front room, which was great for views of the ocean and sunsets.
For what we paid, I was a little disappointed in some aspects of our ocean front room.
Firstly, the websites advertises it as a private balcony. This is generally a true statement, in that you are not literally sharing the balcony. However, the dividers between the balconies have lots of gaps and is not a solid and private divider. So you can see what the people on the next balcony are doing. In my eyes, its not really a 'private' balcony.
Also, whilst the internet was free, the signal in the room was so weak that it was unworkable most of the time. The fact we paid for the most expensive room, we got the worst internet service. This is something that needs to be fixed. Overall good hotel, but a little over priced.

Room Tip: The private ocean front balconies are not totally private.
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Gillingham, UK
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Reviewed 15 June 2014

This is a very pleasant hotel right on Moonstone beach. The rooms were comfortable with everything that is needed. The staff were very approachable.
The rooms in the centre of the property have a rather limited view of the beach.

The location is ideal to visit Hearst Castle and to start the amazing highway 1 drive north.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Karen_Fyfe, General Manager at Sand Pebbles Inn, responded to this review, 30 June 2014
Thank you for your review of Sand Pebbles Inn. We are happy you found everything to your liking, and of course, always happy to hear the staff was helpful. We wish they could all be oceanfront rooms, but the beach is mere steps from the hotel for all to enjoy.
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Westminster, California, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 June 2014

We spent 3 nights here and had a wonderful time. The beach area and boardwalk are beautiful and steps away from the hotel. Our room was very clean, roomy, and nicely decorated. The bed was very comfortable, and there was a good DVD selection. Breakfast waffles were delicious, and there was a good variety of other breakfast items. The entire staff was very friendly and helpful. Would definitely stay again.

Room Tip: The back rooms by the lobby are less expensive, but you can hear a little traffic noise if the windo...
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Karen_Fyfe, General Manager at Sand Pebbles Inn, responded to this review, 13 June 2014
Thank you for your wonderful review of Sand Pebbles Inn. We are glad you had a chance to stay a few days and really experience the area. Cambria is quite a special place and we enjoy sharing our favorite spots with our guests. The boardwalk is a fairly recent addition to Moonstone Beach, but it has become quite a favorite of our guests for strolling at sunset or a good morning run. We hope to see you again soon.
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Arizona
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Reviewed 3 June 2014

We really enjoyed our one night stay at the Sand Pebbles Inn. The beach area around the hotel was beautiful, our room was very clean and well appointed, and the bed was extremely comfortable. The in-room fireplace was a nice touch. Breakfast was tasty and plentiful, too! We extend special thanks to Lupe, who made us feel very welcome during our visit. We can't wait to return for a longer visit.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Karen_Fyfe, General Manager at Sand Pebbles Inn, responded to this review, 13 June 2014
We really appreciate you taking the time to write such a nice review and for thanking our staff, Lupe. We strive to provide a guest experience that will make you want to return and we love hearing that you were so happy with your service. We look forward to your next visit.
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Reviewed 2 June 2014

My husband and I stayed here for 1 night as part of our honeymoon trip and we loved it! The woman on Reception who checked us in was very nice and so helpful, we got a great dinner recommendation.

Our room had an outdoor patio area facing the sea - stunning! The hotel had left us a congratulations card and a little mini Wedding cake in our room - so sweet! The room was large was very clean and comfortable. We really enjoyed our short stay!

Room Tip: Go for a room with patio and sea view!
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Karen_Fyfe, General Manager at Sand Pebbles Inn, responded to this review, 13 June 2014
Thank you for your review. We are happy that we are now part of your honeymoon memories. We enjoy helping our guests celebrate their special occasions. We hope you make a tradition out of visiting on your anniversary. Cheers to you on your new lives together!
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Israel
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 May 2014

Very quite hotel, beautifully decorated rooms,you can take DVD to your room for seeing.
Just across the road from the beach and the view....
Worth it, we didn't see a.c. In the room, ceiling fans working fine

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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Karen_Fyfe, General Manager at Sand Pebbles Inn, responded to this review, 13 June 2014
Thank you for your great review of Sand Pebbles Inn. You must have been here on one of the rare days that is hot enough to think about air conditioning. Generally, the temps in Cambria average around 60s-70s so not much need for it...that ocean breeze usually keeps it pretty perfect.
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Singapore
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Reviewed 19 May 2014

The staff were extremely friendly when we arrived and were very helpful.

They even have DVD's available for guest and boardgames at the reception area.

Breakfast was AWESOME. Loved the Waffles.

There's even a little fireplace in the rooms although May is not exactly the time where you will need one.

Magnificent view just across the road.

Overall great experience.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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Karen_Fyfe, General Manager at Sand Pebbles Inn, responded to this review, 25 May 2014
We appreciate you taking the time to write a review. You might be surprised by the times in May and June when you might appreciate that fireplace! The coast has a way of cooling down at the most unusual times. We are pleased you had such a good experience. Thanks again!
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Property: Sand Pebbles Inn
Address: 6252 Moonstone Beach Dr, Cambria, CA 93428-1804
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Region: United States > California > San Luis Obispo County > Cambria
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Cambria
#2 Romantic Hotel in Cambria
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Sand Pebbles Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 24
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated atop Moonstone Beach, the rooms and accommodations at Sand Pebbles Inn are perfectly appointed for all types of travelers. Our location is situated right off famed California Highway One, and convenient for people traveling up or down this magnificent coastline. Families or friends will find our mid-scale boutique property wonderfully convenient to everything Cambria and the Central Coast has to offer, including world famous Hearst Castle, just ten minutes to the north. Our staff will happily share local knowledge to help you discover the lesser-known Cambria attractions. Our full oceanview rooms provide the most extensive views of the Pacific Ocean and Moonstone Beach. Most rooms have partial ocean views and are only steps from the two-mile boardwalk overlooking the beach, tide pools, and daring surfers. The property is tastefully appointed with coastal influences and treasures found on the beach. Settle into our pillowy soft beds and enjoy a movie from our collection of free titles. Laugh with your family as you play a game of Monopoly from our selection of board games. No matter what your reasons are for visiting Cambria, Sand Pebbles Inn will surely add to your experience. ... more   less 
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