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Pelican Inn & Suites
Ranked #5 of 12 Hotels in Cambria
Certificate of Excellence
Brooklyn, New York, United States
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26 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Beautiful View”
Reviewed 30 August 2014

What a great find! Visiting our friend in Cambria and just driving along Moonstone Beach looking for a place to stay. We saw the beautiful balconies overlooking the Pacific and took a chance. They had one room left with a side balcony and a partial view. They were so nice. Allowing us to look at the room first and seeing what we could have. We had wine and cheese and other snacks around 5 and a delicious hot buffet breakfast served in the morning. The room was set up like a suite with the bedroom area one step up from the living room area.The club chair had a nice footrest and the couch was comfortable for laying down and resting. There was a small fridge and the bathroom was a nice size. We really liked this place and would have stayed there if we did not have to move on. We went for a walk in the early morning and it was spectacular! only one thing, it was so hot and the sun was coming in through the balcony. We could have used an air conditioner. There were ceiling fans but they did not cool off the room until very late.

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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Brisbane, Australia
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22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2014

What a nice hotel!! Our room was gorgeous with a beautiful fireplace and balcony with view of the beach! We loved the nibblies and wine in the afternoon and the included breakfast was delicious as well. Right across the road were the seals and rock pools and the town of Cambria was quaint with some lovely craft shops. Well worth the stop for the night!!

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 26 August 2014

Fifth stay in less than four years. Staff are all wonderful and attentive. Husband and I usually visit in September but this year we visited in June and August. Moonstone beach is the perfect place to relax. We have never had a desire to try any other place other than Pelican Inn in Cambria. The remodeling is nice, the new beds very comfortable. We especially enjoy meeting people at happy hour. It's great to meet visitors from CA and all around the world. Love exchanging Cambria experiences with other guests. We especially like when managers encourage guests to drink up and party. Breakfast is very good, love the two types of eggs each morning. Thanks to Jimmie for the winery coupons and it's always nice to see friendly Becky. The happy hour/breakfast staff are amazing at preparing and providing the food and drinks.

  • Stayed August 2014
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Santa Barbara, California
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Reviewed 26 August 2014

We stayed here for one night as we traveled up the coastline from los angeles. We enjoyed the location as you have ocean views. The rooms were very spacious and charming. Clean rooms, friendly staff, and location location location. Will definitely recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Seal Beach, California, United States
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Reviewed 25 August 2014

My wife and I have been to the Pelican Inn in past years but this experience in early August of 2014 surpassed all previous experiences. In particular it was the congenial, helpful, and enthusiastic demeanor of Becjt Siemen that made the difference. In addition to Becky there was the staff in general. The breakfasts they serve, which is complimentary as also the happy hour, was replete with delicious entres and goodies; it made the beginning and the end of the day a pleasure. We expect to return there again and again.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Charlie320, General Manager at Pelican Inn & Suites, responded to this review, 3 September 2014
Dear Hank, Thank you for sharing your great experience! It is clear that we care for our guests like family and Becky takes pride in making all our guests feel at home. We are looking forward to seeing you again and again! Cheers, Charlie Yates, General Manager
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San Francisco, California
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59 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2014

This is a rather nice and clean hotel. It is quite well maintained and offers a great beachfront location. I would recommend this hotel, but there are some benefits of the others that might make them better (specifically the lounge areas). But there are no worries about this being a very high quality hotel.

Pros:
Great location with 2 restaurants nearby
Fireplace in room
Free breakfast and wine/snacks hour at night
Friendly staff

Cons:
Small parking lot (could be a problem in the high season)
Not much of a view if you aren't in the front units (also no lounge type area to view ocean in front)
No AC (but not really needed imo)

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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Antwerp, Belgium
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52 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2014

the Pelican Inn & Suites is a lovely welcoming hotel, right on Cambria's Moonstone Beach.
We had a suite overlooking the ocean, with stunning vieuws.
The Staf is very welcoming and helpfull, and there was a wine tasting with nibbles.
Breakfast good,
will certanly be back

Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Property: 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:
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Cambria
#4 Family Hotel in Cambria
#5 Romantic Hotel in Cambria
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
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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