We love the Sea Otter Inn. It is a small property right on the beach (low-traffic road between property and ocean). The property is absolutely beautifully landscaped; there were many flowers even in winter. We highly recommend a room with a private patio - we have reservations to go again, so that we can enjoy this feature - when we went before, there was one of the area's worst storms in history, so sitting at the quaint table outside on the flagstone patio surrounded by greenery just wasn't an option. The rooms are beautiful - rather feminine, but very tasteful and luxurious, especially for the price! The rooms all have fireplaces, which is nice, and the beds are really comfortable. There is a pool and a jacuzzi, but since the weather was so bad, we didn't get to use them. I can't imagine how spectacular this property would look in the springtime when the immaculate landscaping is at its peak! For breakfast, there were some very fresh pastries from a local bakery, I'm sure. Parking is near rooms - gardens between parking lot and single row of single-story rooms is the difference between boutique hotel and motor lodge. Right across the quiet street is the ocean - and a lovely, meandering board walkway along the shore - just perfect for easy strolling. The artsy-craftsy town of Cambria is fun to poke around in, Hearst Castle really is a must-see (worth the cost), and a short drive north reveals amazing elephant seals calving and breeding right next to the road (in winter months). I'm not about to reveal the excellent deal that I got on this room, because I don't want to have to fight the crowds to stay here, but at less than $100, it's an incredible bargain. We had dinner at another property owned by the same group; Cambria Pines Lodge. You'd never think that this tiny dining room in an old lodge would be worth mentioning, but I must say, it's quite good. The service was impeccable, wine list comprehensive, the food was excellent - right down to dessert. Like I said, we're already scheduled to go back...
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Sea Otter Hotel Cambria