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6656 Moonstone Beach Dr, Cambria, CA 93428-1812
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#7 of 16 hotels in Cambria
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Sea Otter Inn is in a prime Central Coast location, only steps from Moonstone Beach and moments from attractions and outdoor activities to ensure an unforgettable experience. Just don't be surprised when you realize it's hard to return home.
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Free parking
Electric vehicle charging station
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Free breakfast
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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Non-smoking hotel
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Hot bath
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Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Fence around pool
Breakfast available
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Outdoor fireplace
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Flatscreen TV
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Ocean view
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English, Spanish
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bernard9512022 wrote a review Nov 2022
San Diego, California1 contribution
I decided to stay at the Sea Otter Inn because of their partnership with the Cambria Christmas Market. I am glad I wasn't immediately adjacent to the market itself. I liked being able to take a shuttle to the market venue and back. It was nice to sit by the fire pits and catch up on reading and I appreciated the coffee and cookie service while the front office was open. Not bit far for walking into town and I was little leery walking across the highway from Cambria proper but being next to the ocean made up for it.
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Date of stay: November 2022
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We're so glad you enjoyed the Cambria Christmas Market, our shuttle to the event, and all our amenities and beach location! We hope to see you again soon.
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Brenda T wrote a review Nov 2022
Santa Cruz, California3 contributions
It is an okay hotel/motel but the proximity to the ocean and beach walk makes it a keeper. You can walk to a local restaurant for a quick bite and the breakfast provided by Sea Otter is good. The beds are a bit soft for my taste but overall it was comfortable for the night.
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Thank you for taking the time to review our Inn! We're glad you liked our breakfast basket delivery and location!
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Mary Kay B wrote a review Nov 2022
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My husband and I had reservations for two rooms for four nights. Unfortunately he was diagnosed with Covid. We called and gave a 24 hour notification that we would have to cancel our reservation. The sea otter insisted on charging us for one night because our notification was not done 48 hours before our check in time I called them back after my husband advice me of this, and told them we would go ahead and use the one night we were paying for and they could just disinfected afterwards. They refused to let me do so. As a result, we are having to pay over $200 for a stay we aren’t able to make. This is clearly unfair. We travel to the Cambria area 4-5 times a year. Sea Otter will never get our business.
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 1 week ago
Hi Mary, please give our General Manager, Angel, an email at angelt@moonstonehotels.com as soon as you get the chance so that we can learn more about what happened and see if we can help resolve this for you. Thanks!
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Michele W wrote a review Nov 2022
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My husband & I took our daughter down the California Coast for a birthday present. The Sea Otter Inn was a perfect stop along the way. We used the fire pits & hot tub then enjoyed the basket breakfast in the morning. It was only a short drive to visit Hearst Castle. Unfortunately my husband got sick and we had to cut our trip short, but would have enjoyed another night at the inn.
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Kay C wrote a review Nov 2022
Sydney, Australia200 contributions67 helpful votes
We stayed for two nights, the rooms were nice, clean and a reasonable size. I would have liked to be able to open a window, or have a ceiling fan as it did become stuffy. EV Charging was very handy Breakfast was nice and delivered in a unique way...basket hanging on the door. the area is lovely and walking is good to most restaurants and the water
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Date of stay: October 2022
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Room Tip: Some rooms have a view
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Responded 1 week ago
Thank you for reviewing your recent stay with us, we're so glad you enjoyed our rooms, breakfast baskets, and nearby attractions! We appreciate your feedback on the air circulation in the room.
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amogle wrote a review Nov 2022
New York City, New York38 contributions15 helpful votes
Very pleasant inn on the beach and stayed in the two room suite for a couple nights. We really enjoyed * the daily morning breakfast delivered to our door (choice of breakfast burrito (bacon or veggie), yogurt, pastries) complete with juice or milk. * the hot tub & the swimming pool * great coffee service in the lobby * fireplaces in the room kept the suite warm Our only issues: * wifi in our room didn't work for two days. Worked when we sat outside by the fire pit near lobby. Front desk couldn't fix (they tried). Not a big deal but a minor inconvenience considering we were on a road trip and Cambria has poor signal. * construction outside room meant there was a dark fence outside the window and daytime noise, again not a big deal and irrelevant once fire pits there are completed.
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Date of stay: November 2022
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Responded 3 weeks ago
Thank you for leaving us a detailed review and for letting us know what you enjoyed and what we can improve on. We hope to welcome you back once our new firepits are installed!
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goldenbarb30 wrote a review Nov 2022
Wautoma, Wisconsin2 contributions2 helpful votes
My BFF and I stopped in Cambria as it was almost half between Laguna Beach and Monterey, CA. The rooms were fresh and clean. Every room had a fireplace and this is a dog friendly hotel. The breakfast that comes to your room is substantial and included in the price of the room. I would highly recommend this over night stay hands down!!
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Sea wrote a review Oct 2022
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Just loved the patio and the beautiful room. Everything is operating well including convenient breakfast delivery. Hot tub was nice but not as warm as I hoped. King bed was pretty bouncy and if I stayed again I'd go for a two queen beds but would have to sacrifice the patio. Or maybe they can change to a foam mattress some day? Overall I recommend it easily, but might explore to better meet my needs personally.
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Responded 4 weeks ago
Thank you for your feedback on our hot tub and mattresses. We hope we have the opportunity to serve you again.
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Charlie T wrote a review Oct 2022
Coeur d'Alene, Idaho3 contributions1 helpful vote
It really is a wonderful place to stay and its location across the each excellent. My wife particularly enjoyed the French Country decor of the room which was tastefully done. They provide a nice picnic basket in the morning of breakfast goodies which was a nice touch. Our only complaint was our room #103 was right next to the office laundry where the ice machine is also located and its loud dropping of ice every hour keeps us awake at night as it's right next to the room. Also, you can hear the help staff talking at 7;00 am outside your door, so really can't sleep in on vacation very well. I would recommend avoiding that room when you book. Otherwise, it was a very enjoyable experience.
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Date of stay: October 2022
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Room Tip: Avoid room #103
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Responded 24 Oct 2022
Hi there, thank you so much for reviewing your stay and for your feedback on the noise issues near that room. We appreciate your review and hope to have you stay with us again in the future!
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rissie11702 wrote a review Oct 2022
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The perfect dog friendly location, complete with patio, for a fun weekend viewing the annual Scarecrow Festival. I also love the picnic basket breakfast that arrives in the morning outside the door. This is our fourth year returning and second stay at Sea Otter Inn, our new favorite place to stay.
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US$188 - US$330 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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United StatesCaliforniaSan Luis Obispo CountyCambria
NUMBER OF ROOMS
25
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Frequently Asked Questions about Sea Otter Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Sea Otter Inn?
Nearby attractions include Fiscalini Ranch Preserve (1.6 km), Cambria Nursery and Florist (4.1 km), and Moonstone Drive (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Sea Otter Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Sea Otter Inn?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, a refrigerator, and a fireplace.
What food & drink options are available at Sea Otter Inn?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Sea Otter Inn?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Sea Otter Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Cafe On Bridge Street, Madeline's Restaurant & Wine Cellar, and Robin's Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Sea Otter Inn?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are pets allowed at Sea Otter Inn?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Sea Otter Inn?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Are there any historical sites close to Sea Otter Inn?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Nitt Witt Ridge (2.0 km), The Old Santa Rosa Creek Chapel (3.4 km), and Cambria Jailhouse (2.3 km).
Does Sea Otter Inn have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.