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Pelican Inn & Suites
Ranked #7 of 12 Hotels in Cambria
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 25 January 2014

A great experience, Cambria was beautiful and the Pelican Inn & Suites lived up to all our expectations and beyond. We are a fairly young couple (in our 30's) and were completely blown away by how beautiful Cambria is. A few beers on the beach during Sunset and a leisurely jog in the morning followed by a dip in the Jacuzzi pool....the Pelican was a great place to stay, the check-in was friendly, the room was beautiful, my Fiancée absolutely loved the breakfast (I also enjoyed it), the place is just awesome. My only regret is we only spent one night....we will be back!

  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 23 January 2014

It was just by chance we stayed here during a drive down PCH over Thanksgiving weekend. For us the value was great since we arrived with no bookings and there were vacancies. The staff were very nice. Included in the room rate were free evening snacks with wine and a breakfast which was surprisingly good. The hotel is on grounds with multiples buildings, right across the road from a boardwalk and beach. Very pretty. We tried a couple of hotels when looking for the last minute room and prices varied quite a lot. This was the best. Hard to fault to large room and working fireplace. Definitely recommended
For those of who who do not know, Cambria is at the southern end of the spectacular drive from Monterey past Big Sur; near Hearst Castle. Make sure you go to see the elephant seal Rookery about 10 Miles North of Cambria. The little town of Cambria (back across the other side of Hwy 1 from the hotel, is worth visiting - Note there are two parts to the town with a gap in the middle. Make sure you find both parts. Keep going up the main street from the PCH.

Room Tip: At the front overlooking the sea if you can get one.
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  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 18 January 2014

Very friendly staff, including Michael the night manager and Michaela the day manager. My husband had called and told them it was my birthday-they upgraded us to a king suite on the 2nd floor with an ocean view(our reservation was a 1st floor king with ocean view). Delicious buffet breakfast included and the complimentary wine, cheese and appetizers in the evening are a nice touch. Gorgeous view from our room(#207). Fabulous place on Moonstone Beach.

Room Tip: Looks like the rooms in the back are close to the main highway-suggest you stay toward the front.
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  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 14 January 2014 via mobile

Husband and I spent 2 nights here. Hotel front desk personnel very friendly. We Had oceanfront room 311 room which was comfortable however needs new carpet, badly stained, screendoor on patio needs repair ,was very difficult to slide, ocean facing patio doors need either cleaning or replacing. Otherwise comfortable bed plenty of pillows.

Breakfast and evening appetizers/wine/desserts very nice.

Probably will try one of the other inns on Moonstone Beach next time

Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 10 January 2014 via mobile

The staff were pleasant, ready to jump on any request. The rooms were comfortable. The restaurants on the strip are within walking distant. Downtown had cute shops. Everyone was very nice. We enjoyed ourselves very much. We would recommend the hotel and town to anyone who would like to visit this quaint town.

Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 9 January 2014

We stayed here one night last week and couldn't have been more pleased. We asked for and received an ocean view and king bed. It was on the first floor, and Yes, the second floor would have been better, next time I'll request it. Room appeared to have been very recently renovated, everything seemed clean and new. Decor was very attractive, I even liked the 'hotel' art on the walls. The fireplace on the diagonal was a nice touch. Bed was very comfortable. Bathroom was well equipped and clean, I used the spa tub and it worked very well. Towels were fluffy.
The complimentary breakfast was the best I,ve ever had. Everything seemed hot and fresh with several choices.
We stayed at another inn on Moonstone Beach about a week earlier--frankly, from the outside, they all look about the same--paid more for it and thought the room was very cheap looking.

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Charlie320, General Manager at Pelican Inn & Suites, responded to this reviewResponded 24 January 2014

Thank you for your recent stay and taking the time to write us a great review. We take pride in our rooms, and are very pleased that you enjoyed it too! Looking forward to having you return to the Pelican Inn & Suites soon! Charlie Yates, General Manager

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Reviewed 8 January 2014

We had a newly renovated king room in one of the outer buildings on the ground floor with a fireplace that was really nice - great bath products, small frig, coffee maker, comfortable bed, and overall quiet room. The cheese, crackers, small desserts, and wine 'happy hours' each evening were much nicer than we had expected. The hot breakfasts were really delicious - sausage links, two types of scrambled eggs, yogurt, fruit, make your own waffles, toast, bagels, juice, coffee and tea. Again, more than we expected. We were with another couple for a birthday getaway.

I gave it only 4 of 5 stars because the plumbing was very loud and you heard when your neighbor was flushing the toilet - they installed these intense 'swish' toilets that shake the walls. Having said that, you cross a two lane road and are on the beach with a charming boardwalk that goes on and on. There are pathways down to the actual sand, too. Lots of benches to sit and watch the ocean or read a book made it especially relaxing. We'd stay here again and recommend it to friends. Great value for the money.

  • Stayed: January 2014, 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 - £295 (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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