I like to leave reviews for others because I have found previous reviews helpful to me....
Found the BW Fireside on the internet and thought it sounded the best based on price, pictures and reviews.
My strongest impression....seems overpriced for what you get but having said that, that is an unfair determination. All of the hotels on this stretch charge this amount (more or less) so that is the "going rate" and if you can get it, that's good business and more power to you. Now whether you are getting good value for your dollar...that's a bit more iffy.
The front office staff are very friendly and helpful. The room and grounds are clean. The free breakfast is fine, if only because you can grab a bite to eat without going anywhere. The hotel is old although it has obviously been remodeled. The patios people talk about are pointless IMO unless you have one of the ones in front which face the ocean. The others face the parking lot and you can probably touch the bumper of your car from the patio seating. The pool & the patio seem fine although we did not use. The small breakfast room is what others have stated but it didn't bother us. The thin walls others mentioned also did not affect us as we did not hear our neighbors or we didn't have any neighbors. We were in the furthest building from the office and in the back, facing the Highway 1. I thought the traffic would disturb us but not an issue.
The high side by far is the location!
As others have noted, Moonstone Beach is literally right across the street (and a very small street at that) and we woke up early to take morning strolls which was awesome. The second big plus is the staff which was very friendly and helpful. They took time to find a map of CA for us on checkout as we were looking for an alternate route back south.
Being someone from a creative profession, probably what the Fireside needs IMHO is a design facelift. Everything is neat and clean, just not very "upscale-ly"...and you are paying a kinda upscale price.
Would I stay again...Probably. A lot of the hotels look similar in age and style and I've read worst reviews on some of them. Also, my true rating of this hotel would be 3.5 Stars but you can't give 1/2 stars above. Kudos again to the staff!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Our coastal hotel features a year-round heated pool and spa, complimentary hot breakfast, beach cottage accommodations with fireplaces and easy access to the Hearst Castle, the Piedras Blancas Elephant Seal Rookery, wineries, shops and farm-to-table dining. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Best Western Plus Fireside Inn On Moonstone Beach Hotel Cambria
- Best Western Cambria
- Cambria Fireside Inn
- Cambria Best Western