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FogCatcher Inn
Ranked #6 of 12 Hotels in Cambria
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Shanghai
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“Nothing special”
Reviewed 14 September 2012

Yes, the buildings are old and kind of pretty, but 220 USD in mid September seem quite overpriced. We had a partial ocean view minisuite. It was on ground floor directly at the street. As building is set low in the ground, one can see the tyres of the cars and maybe a little sea in the back.
Breakfast was industrial INN like, with a touch of homemade stuff. Really had expected more. IN Europe you'd get a great breakfast at such a place.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled with family
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Tacoma, Washington
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Reviewed 11 September 2012

My daughter treated me to a relaxing and beautiful getaway for us both in Cambria; I chose the town, she chose the lodging. The room was clean and tasteful with fireplace and nice amenities. The staff were helpful and the breakfast buffet was full of tasty choices. We loved the proximity to the beach and boardwalk and the fact that restaurants were within walking distance. The fridge in the room was appreciated, too.
The FogCatcher served as a good base for exploring wineries, beach, and visiting Hearst Castle.
The only down side was that children seemed to dominate the pool and hot tub, playing "Marco Polo" (clearly audible from inside our room) until late. Other than that it was quiet and tranquil. Very nice.

Room Tip: Perhaps the south side rooms would not have the noise issue of the pool.
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  • Stayed September 2012, travelled with family
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Tracy, California
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Reviewed 10 September 2012

Enjoyed an anniversary weekend in Cambria at the wonderful FogCatcher Inn. Staff (Jane) was very friendly, polite and let us check in to our room early. She and the other front desk staff went out of their way to try to ensure anything we might need or want to do during our stay was taken care of. We were keeping expenses down on this trip, so we didn't plan any elaborate tours or dinners out this time. But that really allowed us to just relax and enjoy the view from our room, the pool at the Inn, and the beach, ocean and tidepools directly in front of us. Our downstairs oceanfront-view room with high-top table and chairs right in front of our windows gave us the perfect place to enjoy a bottle of wine and dinner (picked up at the Cambria Farmer's Market which we highly recommend-Friday afternoons) right in our room with unspoiled ocean views, and fresh air. We absolutely love the FogCatcher Inn and have recommended many friends and family over the last 20+yrs. We've tried a 2 other locations on Moonstone Beach in the last few years; but neither stacked up to the FogCatcher Inn in the end. The location, quaint, quiet and just the right extra little touches in the room amenities, the service, hot-breakfast, fresh baked afternoon cookies, amazing ocean views from the pool and spa, walking distance to Moonstone Bar and Grill...you might pay a little more than some of the others on Moonstone Beach, but it doesn't get much better than the FogCather Inn.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Palo Alto, California
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Reviewed 7 September 2012

I headed down to Cambria on a road trip to check out Hwy 1 and Hearst Castle. The service was fantastic. Very nice people and good location across the beach. Clean room and bathroom and great breakfast with lots of hot items included. All the coffee, tea, and hot chocolate you want at the front desk. Nice touches. Really enjoyed having a fireplace, too!

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 1 September 2012

Friendly ladies on reception. Room was big and airy. The pool was a nice surprise. Great location near the sea. Close to a nice walk along the coast and good sunset views.
Cambria is a great little town with character.
Enjoyed the cookies on arrival.

Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Property: FogCatcher Inn
Address: 6400 Moonstone Beach Drive, Cambria, CA 93428-1808
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Region: United States > California > San Luis Obispo County > Cambria
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Family Hotel in Cambria
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Cambria
#4 Romantic Hotel in Cambria
Price range (per night): $252 - $502
Hotel Class:3 star — FogCatcher Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 60
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Ideal for romantic getaways, families and groups, FogCatcher Inn is located within easy reach of the Hearst Castle, the Piedras Blancas Elephant Seal Rookery, an assortment of wineries and beautiful Moonstone Beach. ... more   less 
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