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Nipomo
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were looking for lodging that was pet friendly on the ocean and found the perfect place at sea otter inn, Cambria Ca The rooms are small and eloquently decorated and ours had an out door patio on the back accessible for our pets. The staff was very accommodating and very professional and truly made us feel welcome in all...

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thousand oaks
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Highly recommend the Sea Otter Inn for value, location, price, reputation and amenities. We have been staying at the Sea Otter Inn for many years and could not recommend it more. Its location is such that you do not have to venture to town to enjoy fine dining (Moonstone Bar and Grill, Sea Chest) both of which offer outstanding views...

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Novato
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The room was neat and clean and appeared to be newly decorated. The inn is on the highway but very quiet. There is a boardwalk along the beach right across the highway. The staff was very accommodating. The breakfast is bakery goodies which were delicious. I would definitely stay at the inn again.

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New York City, New York
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The room overlooks the ocean across the quiet roadway, which you can enjoy from a private sitting area out front. The staff was friendly and delivered a basic breakfast in a charming picnic basket. Keurig coffee in room, gas fireplace. Hot tub and outdoor fire pit. Unfortunately it rained the whole time so we couldn't take advantage of all the...

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West Hills
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The inn was very cute. The location wasn't exactly the best in the world (located right next to the highway), but the inn is right across the street from the beach and the boardwalk. The continental breakfast basket was a very nice touch and was great to carry around to the beach for a picnic. The room was quiet and...

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Fresno, United States
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The room was so quiet (the parking lot was full the next morning yet we hardly heard a soul). The room was very clean and the beds were very comfortable (not too hard, thank goodness). Very conveniently across the street from the Boardwalk of Moonstone Beach. Loved the Picnic Basket of the Continental Breakfast delivered to the room. A local...

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Santa Barbara, California
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Love being across from Moonstone Beach and able to walk across the street to access the Boardwalk at any time. Did not like the "Breakfast Basket" much but we don't eat much in the morning anyway. Good food options in Cambria. Will come again.

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Sacramento
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a free upgrade to an ocean view room. Everything was very nice. Breakfast was delivered in picnic basket in the morning. Also included two chairs reserved in front of room for ocean viewing. GREAT!

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Port Hueneme
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I come to the Inn each January for a weekend study group. A mix of business and pleasure. The service and staff are excellent. This year the management added fire pits. We gathered around the pits warming and drinking wine watching the sun set before our group headed into town for an superb dinner.

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Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This motel was appealing to us because of the free charging stations (TESLA and regular EV station) and because we wanted a room with two queen beds. It was clean and comfortable, the the EV station was well appreciated! Just a quick walk to the beach. Step outside your door in the morning to pick up your breakfast picnic basket,...

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Pool
  • Hot Tub
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Sea Otter Inn is located on Cambria's famous Moonstone Beach Drive just across from the Moonstone Beach boardwalk. A family-owned property, this charming country-style inn features 25 cozy fireplace accommodations ranging from traditional hotel rooms to family suites and ocean-view rooms. A year-round outdoor heated pool and spa complete the getaway ambiance. All guests receive complimentary Wi-Fi, HBO, and continental breakfast. Minutes from Hearst Castle and local wineries, Sea Otter Inn is the perfect home base for exploring California's Central Coast. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Sea Otter Inn

Address: 6656 Moonstone Beach Dr, Cambria, CA 93428-1812
Region: United States > California > San Luis Obispo County > Cambria
Price Range: RM613 - RM1,222 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Sea Otter Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 25
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Also Known As:
Sea Otter Hotel Cambria
Hotel Style:
#8 Family Hotel in Cambria
#9 Romantic Hotel in Cambria
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“All on one level and am sure all rooms are equally delightful”
 of 5 bubbles LindaandRon, 24 Feb 2017 | Read review
“The rooms facing the ocean have access to an outdoor sitting area with a beautiful sea view. Worth the extra cost”
 of 5 bubbles 227ginam, 22 Feb 2017 | Read review
“I think any room would be good!”
 of 5 bubbles Alexlh2012, 19 Jan 2017 | Read review
“The rooms toward the front are farther away from the highway.”
 of 5 bubbles Nomad_LA, 17 Jan 2017 | Read review
“The ones nearest the road might have an ocean view”
 of 5 bubbles Tiger8050, 16 Jan 2017 | Read review
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