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“Terrific stay”
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Moonstone Cottages
Los Angeles, California
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51 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Terrific stay”
Reviewed 6 August 2012

My girlfriend and I stayed at the Seascape Cottage and had a terrific time. The room is right by the sea and has by far the best view of the ocean of the three cottages. People have noted that it rests along a road, but so do all of the hotels on Moonstone Beach and any room with a patio/balcony overlooking the ocean will have the same level of privacy. The road itself didn't have many cars or pedestrians, but we didn't mind it either way.

The room itself is really nice - you can rent DVDs from the Blue Dolphin, and there's a fireplace (gas, though, so it doesn't have the same romantic effect as a wood-burning fireplace). They deliver breakfast to your door every morning. My only complaint is that the breakfasts are essentially the same kind of continental breakfasts you'll find at Holiday Inn-type hotels. In other words good but not great.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Wildomar, California
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Reviewed 24 July 2012

This was our 2nd trip to the Moonstone Cottages. We stayed in the Garden Gate and we loved it. Very relaxing and quiet. The staff brings breakfast each morning, it was nice to not have to go out and get something. They have a new Keurig coffee/tea maker in the room and a stock of lovely teas and coffees. The jaccuzzi tub is also very relaxing. One added bonus was a standing fan, it really helped cool the room off when it was stuffy in the afternoon. The staff was more than willing to help with any concerns we had. Excellent place to stay!

Room Tip: There are three cottages to choose from, we went with the Garden Gate in the middle, excellent Ocean...
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  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Dover, NH
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Reviewed 13 May 2012

Everything about these 3 unique cottages was top shelf. They were complete with all esentials for a cozy and private escape: comfortable bed, gas fireplace, breakfast table and chairs by the window with view to the ocean, windows that opened to let in the sea air, spa tub with bath salts and plush towels, bathrobes. Cottages were nicely landscaped, each with it's own private entrance and across the street from the beach and boardwalk. A continental breakfast could be ordered on check in and delivered at time specified the next day. Lured coffee maker and cover assortment us hot chocolate. All of this was just a seven minute drive to a cute little town with dining options. Would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed May 2012
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Palm Springs, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2012

The Cottages are small but well laid out and comfortable. We were in the Seascape which is across the street from the ocean. The Cottages are a part of the Blue Dolphin a couple of hotel down. They bring you a breakfast basket ever morning. You make your choices the night before which includes juice/scones,etc/Smoked salmon, eggs and ham in a roll, etc. The one down side of the Seascape is the street light. Their are 2 other cottages to choose from. The bathroom includes a great Sanijet Bathtub. They are the most private accommodations on Moonstone Beach, ideal for a complete escape from the rest of the world. Seascape cottage is situated closest to the ocean and enjoys its own ocean front porch: a perfect place to enjoy a sunset or watch for marine mammals and pelicans as they travel the coast. We have already booked our next stay in the Cottages

Room Tip: Any of the 3 cottages would be acceptable. The Seascape is closest to the street and the ocean. Th...
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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with friends
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Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed 21 February 2012

This was the third time staying in the Seascape cottage, which is the closest cottage to the beach. What can I say, it's perfection. It's private, cozy, comfortable, and the perfect getaway for some quiet time. It was my husband's birthday weekend and when we returned from dinner there was a wonderful birthday cake awaiting us in the room with a note from the staff. We love the Seascape cottage because of the porch, which we use at sunset while sipping wine - and also to eat the yummy complimentary picnic breakfast in the morning. The cottages are the perfect location on Moonstone beach. You can't go wrong here! Be sure to open a window a bit to fall asleep to the ocean waves...... We usually take advantage of the online pricing and/or AAApricing!

Room Tip: All of the cottages are great, but our favorite is the Seascape because it's closest to the beac...
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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MarkEads, General Manager at Moonstone Cottages, responded to this review, 23 February 2012
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your return visit to the Moonstone Cottages and for your review on TripAdvisor. We are pleased that you enjoyed your visit and are able to take advantage of everything these unique cottages have to offer. Happy Birthday to your husband again!! It was a pleasure to have you as our guest during this special weekend escape and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon!
Warmest Regards,
The Team from Moonstone Cottages
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Shaker Heights, Ohio
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Reviewed 6 February 2012

Cambria is a very cute little beach town that's within a ten minute drive to Hearst Castle. We spent one night in the Mariner Cottage which was adorable, immaculate and quiet. While not big, it was very cosy, has nice amenities, fireplace, and faces the beach! We loved it and would highly recommend it as an upscale option in Cambria. The sister property, Blue Dolphin, was also really pretty- that's where we checked in to get our key, so if you want more of a hotel atmosphere, that would be a great choice, too!

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Dublin, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 2011

These small cottages are great for a couple that wants to be alone. Walk across street to the board walk. Grab a sandwhich in town and have it at the picnic area up the street. Great place to visit off season..Cant go wrong.

  • Stayed December 2010, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Moonstone Cottages

Property: Moonstone Cottages
Address: 6580 Moonstone Beach Dr, Cambria, CA 93428-1810
Region: United States > California > San Luis Obispo County > Cambria
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Speciality Lodging in Cambria
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££££
Hotel Class:3 star — Moonstone Cottages 3*
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Moonstone Cottages are three private oceanview cottages, nestled in a grove of mature cypress trees located right on Moonstone Beach Drive, steps away from the boardwalk, beach, and tidal pools. These distinctly different cottages offer quiet comfortable lodging and privacy...Perfect for a romantic getaway. Complete with one queen bed, quality linens, and ambient fireplaces and in-room amenities including European blend coffee, Dorothy Prentice bathroom amenities, house-baked cookies, and a picnic breakfast delivered to your door in the morning . Each cottage is equipped with gas fireplaces, refrigerators, microwaves, flat-screened T.V. And DVD player with a view of the ocean. ... more   less 
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