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Fireside Inn on Moonstone Beach

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Reviewed 21 September 2013

We stopped at this motel just prior to the drive up route 1 to see Big Sur. We arrived in the early afternoon and realized that the Hearst Castle was only 6 miles up the road so we went. The room was very clean. Bed was super comfortable with great pillows. There was a gas fireplace in the room which...

1Thank Gendavmar
Omaha, Nebraska
Reviewed 21 September 2013

I loved, LOVED this hotel! First, the location- you can't beat it. It's right along Moonstone Beach which has a great boardwalk you can walk along. Second, the room-- where to begin! The room was bigger than my first apartment! There are beautiful vaulted ceilings, a jacuzzi tub, fireplace and really nice robes and toiletries. The staff was very helpful...

1Thank Allie J
Los Angeles
Reviewed 19 September 2013

The family planned a last minute fourth of July trip, wanting to have some quiet times and avoid huge crowds yet still have the traditional Fourth fireworks and trappings glorious enough to satisfy our 9 year old travel critic. We were lucky to find a corner room available at the Fireside Inn with a small outdoor patio facing Moonstone Beach....

Thank FM W
Vancouver Island, Canada
Reviewed 18 September 2013

Loved this hotel...the best on our week long trip to Southern and Central California. As soon as I hit the bed I felt like I was in a luxurious setting. Extremely comfortable and so were the pillows. Enjoyed the lovely breakfast setting beside the pool and Jacuzzi which I used both nights I was there. What a beautiful area and...

Thank Diana M
Reviewed 16 September 2013

This is such a great, clean and charming place and would recommend everyone to use this location when they can. The room with the fireplace and great decor made you feel like you were on vacation and very comfortable. Not like a normal change style.

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Thank Mary M
San Leandro, California
Reviewed 11 September 2013

I/We have stayed at the Fireside Inn at least 5 times. Several times we were there because we went to Cambria to celebrate our anniversary. Two times prior to the last one on Labor Day Weekend, staff made sure that our anniversary was acknowledged in some special way.....a bottle of wine; an upgrade in our room. The last time was...

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1Thank crighten
Reviewed 10 September 2013

Made a quick trip to the Paso Robles, California wine region and wanted to stay by the ocean in nearby Cambria, CA. Chose the Best Western Fireside Inn as they had competitive rates and a great location. I was not disappointed. Excellent service, full breakfast included and they allowed me a one hour extension on check-out so that I could...

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Thank Nicolette K
Riverside, United States
Reviewed 9 September 2013

This place was too noisy, had no privacy, had no air conditioning nor fan for air circulation. The patio was not private, the room was located next to an entrance where other guests mingled outside to talk. The sliding glass door needed to be either closed or opened with the curtain closed otherwise guests driving in and out could see...

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Thank Myra K
Justin F, General Manager at Fireside Inn on Moonstone Beach, responded to this review

Myra K, Thanks very much for your comments regarding your recent stay. I am sorry to read that we did not meet your expectations. We take great pride in our quiet and relaxing setting, so it is disheartening that you did not get to enjoy a peaceful retreat to Moonstone Beach. I wish we would have been aware so that...

Palm Desert, CA, United States
Reviewed 7 September 2013

On a previous trip, discovered this great hotel. Upon returning home, we made a 4 night reservation 2 months in advance. Quality of the Staff, facility and surroundings are unsurpassed. Food in Cambria is pricey and average. We'll definitely return to this exceptional property . . . thanks!

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2Thank David M
Cary, North Carolina
Reviewed 6 September 2013

We stayed here two nights while we visited Hearst Castle. Nice location for Hearst Castle. Look for the Hearst Zebras in the field on your right as you are driving to Hearst Castle in the morning. The room was nice size. It had a fireplace which we did not use. Hotel is across the street from the ocean and the...

1Thank grannyjo204

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  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Beachfront
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Hot Tub
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  • Free Internet
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Multilingual 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 

Additional Information about Fireside Inn on Moonstone Beach

Address: 6700 Moonstone Beach Drive, Cambria, CA 93428-1814
Region: United States > California > San Luis Obispo County > Cambria
Price Range: $224 - $473 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Fireside Inn on Moonstone Beach 2.5*
Number of rooms: 46
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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
Hotel Style:
#5 Family Hotel in Cambria
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Cambria
#6 Romantic Hotel in Cambria
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“We've tried the cheapest room (freeway side) and an ocean view with private patio. We enjoyed both. Depends on your budget.”
52pamw, 21 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Get an ocean front/view room, partial view rooms are not worth it”
travelwisher, 3 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Ocean view rooms are well worth the little extra money!”
debbiecraig2017, 24 Mar 2017 | Read review
“just ask for whatever you would like (a patio, two beds, close to pool, etc) and they'll accommodate you!”
Galeda, 11 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Any room facing the ocean is a plus!”
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