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“A lovely surprise on Moonstone Beach”

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Pelican Inn & Suites
Ranked #7 of 12 Hotels in Cambria
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 30 January 2012

We spent a night at the Pelican Inn in December during our drive up the coast. We were heading to Hearst Castle in the morning, and we chose it because it was only about 10 minutes away. The Inn is across the street from the beach, amid a row of other small hotels and inns, but this Inn is very special. The rooms are absolutely charming, with wallpaper, fireplaces and small sitting areas. All guests were invited for wine and cheese in the evening, and a full hot breakfast in the morning, at no additional charge. It was so nice to sit in the charming dining room and enjoy the company of the other guests. We were visiting off season, but Moonstone Beach looked beautiful, and the town of Cambria has several nice options for dinner. Overall, a nice place to stop for a night or two.

Room Tip: You can ask to overlook the beach, and see a nice sunset, although the road is between the inn and t...
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  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 30 January 2012

I stayed here with my girlfriend a few months ago. All I can say is WOW! The staff was extremely accommodating, the breakfast exceeded my expecations, and the room was comfortable. We actually stayed here a couple years ago and can notice the difference in ownership. I almost didn't want to book here again since our last stay wasn't that great. All I can say is I'm very happy that I did. I'm looking forward to staying here again in the summer. Keep up the good work!

Room Tip: Book an ocean view room
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  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 28 January 2012

The manager, Chuck was very helpful and supportive in giving us the best the inn
could offer and being sure we were happy with our accommodations. Breakfast and afternoon wine and cheese were great! Staff was friendly and helpful. Clean and neat.
We will return with friends.

Room Tip: rooms in center section were excellent.
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  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 24 January 2012

I have stayed in the Pelicann Inn hotel twice and had an amazing time! The room is big with comfortable beds and great ocean view! The last time I stayed, the jacuzzi wasn't work for a couple of hours and they got us an upgrade to a suite with ocean view! Great staff! And of course, I can't forget to add the complementary wine tasting and desserts at evening served in the dinning room and the continental breakfast! Definitely the best place to stay if you visit Cambria!

  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 13 January 2012

My wife and I got to stay at this fantastic hotel for a much needed parent's night out! We had a balcony with an ocean view, wine tasting right after we checked in, and the best breakfast at any hotel we have ever been at. The hotel is directly across from Moonstone Beach and we saw the most amazing sunset. I cannot say enough wonderful things about the Pelican Inn. Thank you from two tired parents that have now been revitalized by your great hotel and our special night out.

Room Tip: Get a room with a balcony and watch the sunset over the water from your room.
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  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 12 January 2012

We have stayed here for the last five years. Each time we come back the place gets a little more depreciated and it becomes less of a deal. There is no attention to detail, the towels are threadbare, the furniture old, and when you return to your room and turn on the TV ( not a flatscreen ) you will be watching the Spanish language channel, which makes you wonder what the heck the maid was doing in your room. The beds are just OK, the foyer had dirty floors and the bathroom old, cracked tiles, dripping fire sprinkler, and old old old fixtures. This place needs a million dollar makeover and some contemporary input. Internet worked well, there is little to no cell reception anywhere on Moonstone drive. The staff is friendly and the breakfast / wine hour are very nice. My wife wanted to go somewhere else but as usual I was hard headed and checked in at the Pelican...boy was she right.

  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Charlie320, General Manager at Pelican Inn & Suites, responded to this reviewResponded 25 January 2012

Thank you for your recent stay with us and truly appreciate your comments. As the NEW owners and management of the Pelican Inn & Suites we purchased the property with a full understanding of what needs to be done. Beginning in March every guest room will undergo a transformation with new carpet, drapes, beds, flat screen televisions, linens and more. We look forward to having you return to the NEW Pelican Inn & Suites.

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Reviewed 12 January 2012

Great friendly staff, great breakfast, they are starting a remodel this year which should make things look even better. Gas fireplace is nice amenity for damp foggy mornings. Stay in an ocean view room it is worth the extra money. We stayed for a week and it was worth it. Moonstone beach is wonderful walking everyday.

Room Tip: Ask for ocean view but expect a premium price and second floor is worth it.
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  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Pelican Inn & Suites

Address: 6316 Moonstone Beach Dr, Cambria, CA 93428-1806
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Region: United States > California > San Luis Obispo County > Cambria
Amenities:
Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Cambria
#4 Family Hotel in Cambria
#5 Romantic Hotel in Cambria
Price Range: £128 - £291 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Pelican Inn & Suites 3*
Number of rooms: 48
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Be one with the sea at our coastal retreat, located just off scenic Highway 1, the gateway to Big Sur. Our Cambria vacation packages offer a variety of ways to simply let go and relax on the shores of Moonstone Beach. Indulge in pampering seaside accommodations with private terraces and spectacular ocean views and enjoy hot breakfast every morning, among other perks. Our hotel provides easy access to beautiful beaches, renowned wineries, exquisite eateries and even the legendary Hearst Castle, the inspiration behind the movie Citizen Kane. ... more   less 
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