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Castle Inn

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San Francisco, California
Reviewed 2 August 2016

My young daughter and I stayed at the Castle Inn for one night, driving back from LA. The location was perfect for our tour of Hearst Castle, on our way home to the Bay Area. The Castle Inn is directly across the street from the beach, with a very decent restaurant next door, which was convenient rather than driving a...

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Thank you for your review of Castle Inn. If you are shopping for value, you started at the right place. We got this property when the original owners retired and while we have made many major renovations, there are always some little things left to do! The main objective is to provide a clean, comfortable and affordable option for families...

Yuma, Arizona
Reviewed 2 August 2016

I wasn't sure what to expect but the great reviews made me book rooms. I loved this place. Very clean and great place! The breakfast was very good. Not scarce at all and the gentlemen in the breakfast room kept on top of things making sure all guests had what we wanted refilled. The fact that it sits beachfront is...

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

Thank you for your review of Castle Inn. Too bad you missed our epic sunsets, but we promise, they are always pretty great. Our aim was to provide an affordable option on Moonstone Beach that is family friendly with great amenities. The location is amazing, and it was one of the original motels here on Moonstone Beach.

Borrego Springs, California
Reviewed 2 August 2016

The location on Moonstone Beach fit us perfectly. We could walk to the Moonstone Beach Bar & Grill which was only a couple of doors down the street. The boardwalk above the beach was right across the street. The rooms could use more sound-proofing, though. Thankfully our neighbors were relatively quiet. Breakfast was ok, but didn't start until 7:30 am.

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Thank you for your review of Castle Inn. Our guests enjoy the evening stroll to dinner, and we are fortunate to have 2 great choices in walking distance. Soundproofing is a challenge in an older building, and generally, other guests are considerate about noise. But if you have a noisy neighbor, you can call us anytime so we can address...

Santa Clarita, California
Reviewed 2 August 2016

We have stayed at this hotel for many years in our visits to Cambria. We love what new owners have done. The view is great from any room and have added a great breakfast room. Love being so close to boardwalk entrance and view points. Always a clean and neat room . We don't need all frills just a relaxing...

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Thank you for your review of Castle Inn. It's so nice when someone really understands what we are trying to provide. Castle Inn is one of the most affordable options on Moonstone Beach, and when the original owners retired, it left their family and became part of ours. We're glad you like our updates! The family-owned Cambria Inns Collection also...

Anaheim, California
Reviewed 2 August 2016

We loved our beachfront room and comfy king sized bed. Slept with the window open to the sounds of the surf. Added bonus is a great restaurant within walking distance. Sitting on the lawn in the morning facing the ocean with a hot cup of coffee was also appreciated. We'll be back!!

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Thank you for your review of Castle Inn. There really is nothing better than hearing that ocean while you sleep! Cambria is a special place and we are always excited to share it with our guests. There is a lot to explore if you are adventurous, and there is a lot to view if you prefer a more relaxing vacation.

Clovis, California
Reviewed 2 August 2016

The room was small, quaint and very clean...loved the location and price was reasonable for central coast...breakfast was scant...nice pool and very small spa...loved the fact you could sit outside and watch ocean or cross street to walk

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Thank you for your review of Castle Inn. We include a complimentary continental breakfast, but just ask us for a recommendation to one of Cambria's fabulous breakfasts in town. There are several to pick from and they all are good. If you go across the street at low tide, you can also see the tide pools.

Corona, California
Reviewed 2 August 2016

My husband and I stayed for 1 night. Perfect location! The scenery is absolutely gorgeous, just steps from hotel. Hotel grounds and room were nice. Front desk staff was extremely helpful, warm and inviting. Highly recommend.

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Carmel Valley, California
Reviewed 2 August 2016

The Castle Inn is a basic motel on Moonstone Beach. All the rooms face the ocean but the windows open onto the parking lot and people walk by all the time, so your ability to lose yourself in the ocean view is limited. The rooms are basic and clean and the beds comfortable. The staff is very pleasant 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. As one of the original motels built on Moonstone Beach, this classic motel has a pool and a hot tub and was always intended to be an affordable option for families and budget-conscious travelers. The ocean front location offers expansive lawns and Adirondack chairs for really enjoying the view, and you can...

London
Reviewed 2 August 2016

Great motel hotel right on the beach in Cambria. Room was clean and comfortable for one night stop. Pool was small but handy after long days drive! Bathroom one of the smallest we had in all our hotels on our trip, but clean and did the job of course! Excellent complimentary breakfast in morning was a really nice touch. Overall,...

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Thousand Oaks, California
Reviewed 2 August 2016

Our stay at Castle Inn was excellent! I must add I forgot my clothes in the closet. I called Castle Inn when I arrived home, & asked if they could mail them to me? They were happy to comply, I received everything I had left behind .

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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 

Additional Information about Castle Inn

Address: 6620 Moonstone Beach Dr, Cambria, CA 93428-1812
Region: United States > California > San Luis Obispo County > Cambria
Price Range: $163 - $363 (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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#6 On the Beach Hotel in Cambria
#8 Romantic Hotel in Cambria
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“Second floor has better views of the ocean.”
kylesY3711UL, 4 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Go for the second floor. On the first floor you will hear the second floor guests walking”
AlanS103, 23 Mar 2017 | Read review
“All are good.”
rnratwaldenwest, 15 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Check the tiny room fridge in the closet, ours was set to high and unfortunately our milk, gourmet cheeses and vegies froze :-( These things do happen so just be aware....”
870lynnew, 14 Mar 2017 | Read review
“ask for upstairs rooms. ”
hulasun1017, 14 Mar 2017 | Read review
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