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“Good stopover stay”
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Sea Otter Inn
Ranked #4 of 12 Hotels in Cambria
Certificate of Excellence
Singapore, Singapore
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19 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Good stopover stay”
Reviewed 8 May 2014

Cambria was a stopover night stay on our road trip. I booked Sea Otter Inn because their prices were the most reasonable. We have 5 adults and got the suite room.

The suite was located in the far end of the building, beside the pool. The weather was still cold in mid-April, so even with no air-con it was comfortable sleep. The suite has a room, a living room and 2 bathrooms. In the living room, they have 2 sofa bed (queen size) which we used for the 3 adults. The suite is very spacious and clean. Even though the sofa seems to be a little dated but it didn't really bother us.

Breakfast was included which is nice. The breakfast is simple continental breakfast with juice and coffee laid out in the small office which was where we check-in.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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Dove Canyon, California, United States
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Reviewed 25 April 2014

The Sea Otter Inn is a clean and comfortable small inn on Moonstone Beach in Cambria. The property is well maintained, there is a nice pool and spa, and the rooms are quiet. A free continental style breakfast is served in the office in the morning for guests to take back to their rooms. The inn is located directly across the street from the beautiful Moonstone Beach boardwalk which is really nice for a walk at any time. We walked there in the mornings and saw harbor seals as well as sea otters at play in the coves. Farther down, there is a nice park as well. The Moonstone Bar and Grill is within walking distance for a great dinner or afternoon drinks while watching the sunset.

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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 16 April 2014 via mobile

We stayed in a Queen Queen room for a two night stay. This room is not as cozy as travelers say it is. The room was dark and dingy! The carpet was dirty, the beds are old and the 4 pillows (if you want to call them that) are horrible. I did love the soft water! There is no AC and it does get warm in the room. The room has two small windows, but they don't have screens. It is difficult to have the windows open especially when you have travelers walking by. The continental breakfast was nothing special (bagels, cereal, boiled eggs, hard pastries, juice and coffee.) I witnessed a young gal working the front being rude to another traveler. Breakfast is served in the same small office which holds about 4-5 people at a time. We paid $99 a night. I wouldn't pay more than that! I must say that we have stayed at several other hotels along Moonstone and our goal is to try and stay at every one. I wish I had more positive things to say about this hotel. This by far is our least favorite. Rating this hotel average is being kind.

Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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qld, australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2014 via mobile

Lovely place to stay..we were lucky to get something quite late..seemed to be busy in all the hotels that weekend. Staff very helpful, beds comfy, and had a fireplace too...very cosy. Nice spot for walks, close to town. Breakfast was self serve..were able to take back to our room, and enough for our needs. Thank you to all the staff for making our stay enjoyable.

Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2014

We had never been to Cambria. By accident - and the aid of an internet discount ($79 a night)- it seemed just about perfect to stay at the Sea Otter Inn to enjoy the California Central Coast. It was. Perhaps any of the travelers who stay at the motels along Moonstone Beach would be thrilled to just sit and stare at the surf or stroll along the boardwalk trails. The location is lovely. In March there are foggy mornings and breezy blue skies during the day. If you are smart enough to visit a local winery, evenings are best spent toasting your good fortune. Within minutes in one direction you can be antiquing and eating, minutes in the other direction brings majestic seals & Hearst Castle.
In the middle of all this is the Sea Otter Inn - charming, cheerful and cute. The staff was friendly and welcoming, as was the decor. In the morning, a quick scamper to the office and you can fill your breakfast tray with pastries, yogurt, fruit, juice, and coffee to be enjoyed back in your room or on an Adirondack chair facing the ocean.
Oh yes - definitely again

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with friends
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Caracas, Venezuela
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2014

We stay at Sea Otter Inn as a part of a trip to the west coast, the location is Excellent just in front of the Moonstone beach.
The view of the sunrise and the sunset is amazing and romantic, we take the walk of the wooden road and take beautiful pictures but you never understand if you don't go and see it for yourself.
Great service, free parking, the rooms are very clean and cozy, they have a fire place I think is a gas burner with a noisy pilot.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Sea Otter Inn
Address: 6656 Moonstone Beach Dr, Cambria, CA 93428-1812
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Region: United States > California > San Luis Obispo County > Cambria
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#8 Family Hotel in Cambria
#9 Romantic Hotel in Cambria
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Sea Otter Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 25
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 
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