Sea Otter Inn is perfectly fine, but not great. Moonstone drive, beautiful, of course, but this actual property doesn't offer much to celebrate.
Staff is perfectly nice and attentive - no issue there.
But, somehow this spot just doesn't leave you with a feeling of anything special - and special is a big part of why you go and stay on Moonstone Beach.
Our room was on the back end of the property, so with the windows open, much better chance of hearing a down-gearing semi than the ocean. (Ocean Views from very few rooms)
Room was perfectly clean, comfortable, great shower, and yet the smallest sink I've ever seen. We like to give our baby boy a bath before bedtime, and there was scarce enough room for his tush in there. Bathroom was immense, yet hard to understand why.
Microwave and fridge in the room were quite handy, and the keurig-style coffee was actually tasty. Breakfast delivered to room in a basket was nice, but mass market yogurt, cereal and processed pastries made us wish we had just gone to the grocery store. With a baby, those kinds of decisions (should we do the breakfast or get our own?) make you feel like you really scored... or just got trapped. This felt like the latter.
The rate was totally competitive, as advertised, but came away not feeling overly worth it. Im not trying to say this spot is "bad" in anyway, rather just to temper any overly high expectations.
- 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
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Booking.com, Hotels.com, Travelocity.ca and getaroom.com so you can book your Sea Otter Inn reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
- Also Known As:
- Sea Otter Hotel Cambria