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Castle Inn

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#11 of 12 Hotels in Cambria
Certificate of Excellence
11/06/2017 12/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Rosamond CA
Reviewed 8 March 2017

I usually stay at the Castle Inn each summer when I come to Cambria. First of all, the motel staff are always very friendly and helpful. They tell you about the local area and recommend places to visit and local restaurants. The motel is right on Moonstone Beach across the street from the boardwalk. The boardwalk is just above the...

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Karen_Fyfe, General Manager at Castle Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of Castle Inn. We love hearing from our regulars. Castle Inn was one of the original motels on Moonstone Beach Drive and right across the street at low tide, you can explore the tide pools, another fascinating look at coastal life. We wanted Castle Inn to be a nice, clean, affordable option for families. The...

San Diego, California
Reviewed 8 February 2017

My wife and I stayed at Castle Inn on Feb 5, 2017 during a pleasure trip to Cambria. We found the Castle Inn to be clean and located convenient to Hearst Castle. The staff was friendly and helpful with dinner suggestions. We walked across the street to watch the waves crash the beach. Very spectacular.

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Karen_Fyfe, General Manager at Castle Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of Castle Inn. Hearst Castle is a fantastic experience and for those looking for an affordable place to stay along the coast, we have Castle Inn. We got it when the original owners retired, and have updated and refreshed with new amenities. Families enjoy the pool and the large lawn for games or enjoying the...

Shaver Lake, California
Reviewed 4 February 2017

Our room was clean. Employees very nice. Bathroom small, with no vanity to put some items. Did like the fireplace. The bed was comfortable. Did not like the "motel" atmosphere where everyone walks right in front of your room to get to their room. We asked for ocean view. It was quite a distance, and a tree blocked some of...

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Karen_Fyfe, General Manager at Castle Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of Castle Inn. As one of the original motels on Moonstone Beach, we have inherited the motel style of the building which isn't really changeable. The tree you mentioned has recently been trimmed and views are much improved (that is strictly regulated) Castle Inn is our most affordable option, but if you are looking for...

Los Angeles
Reviewed 4 February 2017

I stayed in this hotel several times over the years and enjoyed it each time. The pros: The best of all is the location right on the scenic coast. Very friendly staff. There is a small pool and a hot tub. There is a continental breakfast included. The cons: The rooms are basic, have a bit of a musty smell....

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Karen_Fyfe, General Manager at Castle Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of Castle Inn. We have recently refreshed and refurbished the rooms with new carpeting. If there is ever something not right with your room, please tell us when you are there so we can do something to correct it. We cannot fix what we do not know about. As for the size of the bathrooms,...

Montreal, Canada
Reviewed 30 January 2017

The staff was very friendly, telling us all about the restaurants and the area. It was foggy and a bit cold, but the beach was a couple feet away. It was beautiful. The room was cleaning, simple and comfortable overall. Very small bathroom, for those needing space. It was a bit expensive though, even considering the location.

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Karen_Fyfe, General Manager at Castle Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of Castle Inn. Our prices are actually lower than most of the hotels in our area. We wanted to keep Castle Inn as the affordable option for families. As this was one of the original motels built here, it was built at a time when bathrooms were just smaller. We updated and refreshed but some...

Australia
Reviewed 17 January 2017

My husband and I stopped off for one night, driving between Monterey and Santa Monica. We were in room 2, upstairs at the front - so had a lovely view to the Ocean. The room was clean, and had everything we needed for one night. We had breakfast in the small dining room, and from memory it was good (can't...

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Karen_Fyfe, General Manager at Castle Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of Castle Inn. Most of the lodging in Cambria is on Moonstone Beach, but the village of Cambria is just a short bit away, a long walk or a short drive to town. We offer an expanded continental breakfast and we are sure you loved it! :-)

Fresno, California
Reviewed 7 January 2017

Very clean, updated well staffed, that were very quick to help in any way that I asked. Visited on cold, Rainy January day to find Heated Pool and a Very Hot Tub ( great Big fluffy towels provide for Hot Tub, in lobby) Right across the street from the ocean. Stayed two nights..Great Breakfast provided.

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Karen_Fyfe, General Manager at Castle Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of Castle Inn. It is fun to take a hot tub in the rain, isn't it? We are so excited to finally get rain here and we are happy it didn't put a damper on your trip. The rain falling on the ocean is quite a beautiful thing.

Los Angeles
Reviewed 3 January 2017

We arrived in Cambria without reservations and most hotels were full. We were pleasantly surprised with our accommodations at the Castle Inn. Our second story room was very clean, comfortable, and simply furnished. We had a nice ocean view, as the motel is conveniently located across the street from Moonstone Beach. The staff were friendly and helpful.

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Karen_Fyfe, General Manager at Castle Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of Castle Inn. So happy we had something for you. It can be tricky on those holiday weeks without a reservation. We always recommend people plan ahead if there is a major holiday or during summer months. But it sounds like it all worked out perfectly, and our staff is always there to assist in...

La Crescenta, California
Reviewed 28 November 2016

Enjoyed a ground floor room with a nice enough view through the parking lot. Helpful staff at checkin. Room clean and on the larger side compared to some other locations along Moonstone. I will say my only real gripe would be that the shower head height is a tad on the short side.

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Karen_Fyfe, General Manager at Castle Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of Castle Inn. As one of the original motels built on Moonstone, there are some interesting 'vintage' elements like the smaller size of the bathrooms and the overall height of showers. People must be taller now! We will research options to see if there is another solution for that.

La Habra
Reviewed 27 November 2016

Great location, across the street from the boardwalk and beach. Walking distance to a very nice place to eat. The room was very nice and well kept. The bed was very comfortable. Because we are seniors the breakfast was just right. Short distance to town and all the shops. We are looking forward to staying at the Castle INN again.

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Thank you for your review of Castle Inn. We are happy you enjoyed your stay with us. Did you know that Castle Inn was one of the first motels built on Moonstone Beach Drive? This classic motel is an affordable option on Moonstone Beach and the village of Cambria is a short drive away. We look forward to seeing you...

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
  • Hot Tub
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Breakfast included
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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Address: 6620 Moonstone Beach Dr, Cambria, CA 93428-1812
Region: United States > California > San Luis Obispo County > Cambria
Price Range: $195 - $404 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Castle Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 30
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Also Known As:
Castle Inn By The Sea Hotel Cambria
Castle Hotel Cambria
Castle Motel Cambria
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#7 On the Beach Hotel in Cambria
#8 Romantic Hotel in Cambria
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“No elevators.”
923janellek, 20 May 2017 | Read review
“Second floor! But be aware that the access to all rooms is on the outside walkway, right outside the window!”
lornad452, 13 May 2017 | Read review
“Ask for room 2 ”
lesliem671, 12 May 2017 | Read review
“All rooms are very good and it is a one minute walk to the ocean.”
williamaC2979ED, 12 May 2017 | Read review
“Upstairs if possible for views”
  • Great view!
  • View towards door
  • King bed, comfy
  • Mirrored closet
amN2194OK, 8 May 2017 | Read review
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