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Castle Inn
Ranked #11 of 12 Hotels in Cambria
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 10 May 2014

The room was clean, wide and equipped with everything we need for one night... Hair dryer, towels, mini refrigerator, cups. The vista is amazing and the hotel is perfect for a break when traveling from SF to LA by Highway 1!!! They serve a breakfast in a separate room with bagels, milk, cereals, some fruits and coffee.
Great, I recommend.

  • Stayed: May 2014
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Karen_Fyfe, General Manager at Castle Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 13 June 2014

Thank you for your great review of Castle Inn. As our more affordable option, we enjoy offering a place to be on Moonstone Beach that is still budget-friendly. Cambria is a perfect midway point between San Francisco and Los Angeles and it feels like a vintage California beach town. The proximity to Hearst Castle makes it a perfect stopping point to see another side of this beautiful state.

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Reviewed 5 May 2014

We had a great weekend stay here. Our room was on the ground floor and had a nice view of the ocean. We walked to the beach in the mornings and to the local restaurants in the evening. We have been in the Cambria area before and enjoy visiting every so often. This was our first stay at Castle Inn and didn't have high expectations as we would when we stay at high end establishments. The front desk staff checked us in quickly and we were satisfied with the clean room we were assigned. Their coffee and tea selections hit the spot in the morning before our walk across to the beach. I didn't eat the breakfast because we wanted to eat at the local restaurants but it looked adequate for a continental spread with hard boiled eggs. We also didn't get to try the pool or jacuzzi outside because it was a bit windy during our stay. Overall, a pleasant visit.

Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Karen_Fyfe, General Manager at Castle Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 12 May 2014

Thank you for your thoughtful review of Castle Inn. We are excited to be able to offer a budget-friendly option in the same great Moonstone Beach location and we offer a complimentary breakfast to get your day off to a good start. We know it can get windy in these spring afternoons, but on those few hot days, it is a really nice option to take a dip in the pool. Maybe next time!

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Reviewed 21 April 2014

unfortunately that was the only place that had rooms available for the weekend (no wonder why). First of all this is a motel, an outdated, smelly with paper thin-walls real motel. The location is great, but sleeping in a tent on the beach would be a much better choice comparing to Castle Inn.

Room Tip: choose a different place, there are other within the same price range.
  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with family
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Karen_Fyfe, General Manager at Castle Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 26 April 2014

Thank you for sharing your comments. We wish you had notified the staff at the time so we could have rectified the issue for you. We want all of our guests to enjoy their visit and we would have liked the opportunity to fix it for you right then and there. As the new owners of Castle Inn, we are working diligently to upgrade and refurbish this property. We are in the process of painting the interiors and have already made major improvements since taking ownership of this vintage property. Our work is ongoing and we hope your next visit is a wonderful experience. We value your feedback and assure you that we are working on it!

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Reviewed 20 April 2014

The rooms our out-dated and smell very bad! Airco makes enormous noise, just as the heater. Not so clean (bathroom was discusting). Coffee tastes bad. The breakfast is a joke: 4 tables in a small container with just bread and some jam..

Price is to overrated, this is only a stop by motel.. Oh no it isn't cause you can only check in till 7pm so you have to hurry up and can't view the PCH as long as you want..

On what they call the 'strip' is just one bar/resto that closes at 9pm on a friday night (HUH?!).

Go to Morro, much more exciting then this overrated place!

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with friends
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Karen_Fyfe, General Manager at Castle Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 26 April 2014

Thank you for sharing your comments. We want all of our guests to enjoy their visit and we would have liked the opportunity to fix it for you right then and there. We wish you had notified the staff at the time so we could have rectified the issue for you. As the new owners of Castle Inn, we are in the process of painting the interiors and have already made major improvements since taking ownership of this vintage property . Our work is ongoing and we hope your next visit is a wonderful experience. We value your feedback and assure you that we are working on it!

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Reviewed 13 April 2014

WOW! This hotel was amazing. It was a great affordable price, and we were directly across the ocean with an ocean view from our room. The sunset was beautiful, you could walk to a few restaurants and it was a quick 5 minutes drive from the town of Cambria where the other restaurants and shopping was located. Across the road was a nice boardwalk you could go for a walk on and see sea lion, seals and otters. We also drove 10 minutes to San Simeon to see the Elephant Seal Rookery. We will visit Cambria and the Castle Inn again. The breakfast was great in the morning and kept us full till the afternoon. The room was very clean, the bed was comfy and the bathroom was a great size.

Room Tip: Ask for an ocean view room!
  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Karen_Fyfe, General Manager at Castle Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 26 April 2014

Thank you for your review. We are happy to hear that your stay was beyond your expectations. Our location on Moonstone Beach Drive is perfect for families wanting to explore the beach. The local attractions are all close by and easily accessed. We look forward to your next visit.

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Reviewed 16 March 2014 via mobile

The hotel is cute and the view from our room was amazing. I wasn't expecting anything from the place nor the hotel and it was a nice surprise. The lady at the front desk was very kind and the room was very clean. Nothing special to say about the breakfast though.

  • Stayed: August 2013
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Karen_Fyfe, General Manager at Castle Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 26 April 2014

We thank you for your review and are so pleased you had such a great experience at Castle Inn. We don't have a restaurant on-site though we do provide some breakfast items for our guests. We are happy to hear you had a good time and that our staff provided excellent service. We hope to see you again.

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Reviewed 3 March 2014 via mobile

This simple motel was ideally located and very charming. The room was of a very good size and decorated quite lovely. Waking up to the sound of the waves breaking on the shore was just what we were looking for. The front desk host was extremely helpful with dinner choices at a very busy time of the year and rang many places to check on menus and availability. She was the perfect example of excellent customer service. It was a pleasure to stay in such an amazing location.

Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Karen F, General Manager at Castle Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 6 March 2014

Thank you for your wonderful comments.

We hope you return soon.

Sincerely,
Karen

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Additional Information about Castle Inn

Address: 6620 Moonstone Beach Dr, Cambria, CA 93428-1812
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Region: United States > California > San Luis Obispo County > Cambria
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#7 On the Beach Hotel in Cambria
#8 Romantic Hotel in Cambria
Price Range: £88 - £180 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Castle Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 30
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
It was one of the very first motels built along the Cambria coast when cattle still roamed on Moonstone Beach Drive. The property boasts one of the best geographical locations on the beach. Right in front of the lodge are amazing tide pools to discover sealife, gorgeous lookouts, Leffingwell Landing Park and a wide-open beach upon which to stroll. The grounds at the Inn are broad and situated with comfortable sitting areas for enjoyable ocean viewing and people-watching. All of the guestrooms offer views of the ocean, but the upstairs rooms provide an excellent vantage point to watch the daily sunsets. The rooms at Castle Inn are simple but more than adequate to provide a wonderful stay at the beach. It is our intention to make the property one of the best values along Moonstone Beach and a great option for families. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Castle Inn By The Sea Hotel Cambria
Castle Hotel Cambria
Castle Motel Cambria

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