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Fireside Inn on Moonstone Beach
Ranked #10 of 12 Hotels in Cambria
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 21 July 2014

We drove from Los Angeles to Cambria in 4h along hwy 1.
Fireside Inn was a perfect stop on our way to San Fransisco.

Nice staff, clean room, very spacious.
Breakfast was included but we did not try it.
Very handicap-friendly hotel.

Cambrina tured out to be a nice little town worth spending a few hours in.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 19 July 2014

It is true - this is a motel-style place across from the beach. There are NO hotels on the beach in Moonstone Beach, so this is close as you can get. It is a great spot with easy access to the beautiful beach. The staff gave us tips about the best places to find moonstones and even traded a few nice ones with my daughter, which was super cool. The breakfast is included and really nice - you can make waffles and get a host of other things to load up for the day.
The oceanfront rooms are really nice, but they are super pricey. We usually do not spring for them because we don't spend too much time in the room. The regular rooms are clean and nice. Beds are comfortable. The pool and jacuzzi are also pretty good here - we met some great people out at the pool during one of our stays here and we are still friends and travel together now!

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 18 July 2014

Let me start by saying this is a nice hotel. The staff is extremely accommodating and friendly. They know the area well, and will help you with all your needs. Any issues you might have they strive very hard to make right. That being said... I agree with some previous reviewers... $350 a night for an (albeit upscale) MOTEL. Their website pictures lead you to believe you have a patio on the beach. It is a nice location, but your patio is looking across the road at the beach.

Room Tip: A lot of money for a motel
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  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with family
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Thank David P
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Reviewed 18 July 2014

With the beautiful backdrop of Cambria to compliment the general feel the Fireside Inn feels like coming home. Great rooms which are well appointed and well featured are very comfortable and spacious. A good breakfast with fresh waffles makes for a great start to the day before popping down to the boardwalk to look at the seals basking on the rocks just below.

The only regret I have about booking the Fireside Inn is that I only booked for one night. I definitely need to come back and enjoy the hotel and town. Thank you for a great stay.

Room Tip: All the rooms are good, just make sure to book lots of nights to make the most of it.
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  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 17 July 2014

We had a great time, the staff was very helpful. They helped us find a couple of very nice wineries to visit. We will be making another trip back in the fall. Sitting in front of the room with a bottle of wine watching the surf... So relaxing

Room Tip: Get the oceanfront rooms, it's well worth it
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  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Jeff K
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Justin F, General Manager at Fireside Inn on Moonstone Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 18 July 2014

Dear Jeff K,

Thanks very much for sharing the great experience you had while staying at the Fireside Inn on Moonstone Beach. As you discovered, we offer superior service along with comfort and attention to detail. There are so many fun activities within a short distance from the hotel, so give us a call when you are ready to return!

Sincerely,

Justin C. Friend
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Reviewed 17 July 2014

We paid $350.00 for this room. It is by far the worst value we have ever received in lodging.
The room was dark, dated and musty. No view of the ocean. It lays out like a motel, most views are of the parking lot or other hotels, most of which looked more appealing than the Fireside Inn!

The reviews are not accurate and do not match this hotel. Watch out!!

Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Justin F, General Manager at Fireside Inn on Moonstone Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 18 July 2014

Dear Blondiej2014,


As you can see from the vast majority of our reviews, our staff strives to provide the best possible experience for our guests. We are truly sorry that we failed to meet your expectations during your recent stay in our busy summer season. As we guarantee the full satisfaction of every guest, please contact me directly so that I may discuss your concerns.


Sincerely,

Justin C. Friend
General Manager
805-927-8661

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Reviewed 16 July 2014

We stayed here while traveling the Pacific Coast Highway. I had researched many places along thek coast and discovered we picked THE BEST. Our room faced the ocean, was spacious, cozy and welcoming with a jacuzzi that was welcomed after several travel days. The breakfast is excellent with everything from eggs to cereal, biscuits, fruit and delicious coffee.
The fireplace added a nice touch with the sound of the ocean outside. AND walking along the ocean path was invigorating.

Room Tip: Pay the extra to have an ocean front room.
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  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Fireside Inn on Moonstone Beach

Address: 6700 Moonstone Beach Drive, Cambria, CA 93428-1814
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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 Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 Family Hotel in Cambria
#6 Romantic Hotel in Cambria
#6 On the Beach Hotel in Cambria
Price Range: £109 - £258 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Fireside Inn on Moonstone Beach 2.5*
Number of rooms: 46
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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