Castle Inn

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#2 of 2 motels in Cambria
4.8 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.4 of 5 bubbles
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4.1 of 5 bubbles
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NEWLY RENOVATED! 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 sea life, gorgeous lookouts, Leffingwell Landing Park, and a wide-open beach upon which to stroll. The grounds at the Inn are broad and situated with a heated pool and hot tub, and comfortable sitting areas for enjoyable ocean viewing and people-watching. Newly added to the grounds are an outdoor firepit and wooden bench swing with unparalleled views of the ocean. Many of the guestrooms offer partial views of the ocean, but the front lawn with Adirondack chairs provides an excellent full ocean view and a perfect place for all to enjoy the daily sunsets. The rooms at Castle Inn provide all that you need for a comfortable stay at the beach including a fridge, microwave, Keurig coffee maker, and A/C units. Parking is free and as well as our new EV charging stations. It is our intention to make the property one of the best options for families and friends on Moonstone Beach. Pets are welcome in specific and designated pet-friendly rooms only. Please call ahead if traveling with pets. *Please note that our pool and hot tub are currently closed temporarily for renovation. We are excited to reopen it in July and for you to experience the upgrades!
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Beach
Bicycles available
Kids stay free
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
BBQ facilities
Parking
Wifi
Complimentary tea
Vending machine
Hiking
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Room features
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Sofa bed
Walk-in shower
Interconnected rooms available
Seating area
Telephone
Wardrobe / closet
Clothes rack
Iron
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Refrigerator
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Ocean view
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
Star ratings are intended to indicate the general level of features, amenities, and services to expect. This property is classified according to Giata.
3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Ocean View
Great View
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish

Location

6620 Moonstone Beach Dr, Cambria, CA 93428-1812
Getting there
Car recommended
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Grade: 49 out of 100
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CentralCATraveler wrote a review Dec 2022
Coalinga, California946 contributions195 helpful votes
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Hotel's Favorite
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed here one night and got a very reasonable rate through Expedia. Large room with fridge and microwave. Room was clean and bed was comfortable. Only a shower, no tub. Limited channels on TV, but adequate. Could hear people walking around in the room above but not problematic. There was a free continental breakfast with pastries, oatmeal, apples and coffee. The inn is right across from beach access and next to Moonstone bar and grill. Heated pool and free onsite parking.
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Date of stay: December 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
Room Tip: Winter is a nice time to visit. Saw Harbor seals on the beach. Went to Cambria Christmas Market...
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Michele C wrote a review Oct 2021
San Francisco, California10 contributions1 helpful vote
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Had a great three day mini vacation from Sunday and left the following Wednesday. The weather turned out to be absolutely perfect didn’t even need a coat. My room was quiet; my only suggestion is to raise the refrigerator off the floor for us senior folks. Otherwise I had everything I needed and the chocolate muffin in the morning with something to look forward to.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Traveled solo
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M_H_Pine wrote a review Jan 2020
Hermosa Beach, California65 contributions65 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Very nice little motel. The room was clean and comfortable. The property is older but well maintained. There are nice chairs on the lawn to watch the sunset. The beach and boardwalk are across the street. We did get a really good off season rate. The breakfast room is very small and offerings are limited, but something is better than nothing. The room walls are very thin. You can hear people talking in the next room and walking above you. When the door to the next room was being opened it sounded like the door to our room was opening. We were lucky that we had good neighbors. By 9pm it was quiet. If there were noisy people there it would be really frustrating with the thin walls. It's probably best to have a room on the second floor. We were on the first floor.

Definitely worth the short drive north on PCH to the elephant seal viewing point.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Francisco O wrote a review Sep 2021
2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
We have been frequent visitors to Cambria and have stayed at several of the inns on Moonstone Beach. This was our second time at the Castle Inn. Made my reservation on Expedia and received a confirmation number and paid my deposit. Called to see if we could get an early check-in on the morning of my scheduled arrival and there was no answer from the front desk. Left a voicemail and never got a call back. Drove to the inn about 3 hours before check-in time and nobody was at the front desk. Waited for a few minutes and an employee showed up. I asked about early check-in and he said they were short on cleaning staff and that it probably couldn’t happen. He asked for my name and he was unable to find my reservation. I told him I had an Expedia confirmation number which I gave him. After a couple of more minutes searching his computer he told me that my reservation “had fallen through the cracks” and that they didn’t have the room that I had reserved. He offered me a lower quality room at a 40% discount or that I could find something else at another hotel. Of course nothing else is available so I took it. He never apologized or did anything to try to excuse what had happened. Basically, “take it or leave it, I don’t really care”. Will never stay there again. The Castle Inn is part of a group of inns in Cambria which makes them all suspect now.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Unit93 wrote a review Jul 2020
Lemoore, California8 contributions10 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Road trip test drive included an overnight stay at the Castle Inn. Good location on Moonstone Dr. checking was without issue. Clerk was helpful to me and other patrons. My room was clean and the bed was comfortable. Even though my room was on the second floor Surrounded by large family gathering it was quiet without any noticeable Next Door Neighbor noise. I wouldn’t mind staying here again.
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Traveled solo
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Tiogans wrote a review Nov 2021
Escondido, Ca10 contributions8 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We spent four days at this motel and our room had a great ocean view. No daily room service, but it was not really needed. The room had a small refrig on the floor and thin walls but we brought our white noise device and slept exceptionally well. The only added feature would have been if the room(s) had a small microwave( that could easily be set on top of the refrig.) Although we ate out often, warming up a meal here and there would be convenient and not requiring eating out for every meal. The motel also has two BBQs which are not mentioned (bring/buy your own charcoal).Outstanding value for a motel just across the street from the Pacific!
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Date of stay: November 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Room 34 had excellent wi-fi - its on the top north corner of property so only 1 neighbor next door.
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JanesSal wrote a review Jul 2020
CA38 contributions11 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Our room #4 was clean, attractive, and the beds very comfortable. The view from our upstairs room looked out to the ocean across the street and we enjoyed a lovely sunset. However, there was a problem with the front door - I could not open it from the inside! Had I been a woman traveling alone, I would have needed to call the front desk for help to get out. My husband was able to open it so we didn't request a different room but the door needs to be repaired before anyone else stayes there. We reported the problem and hope it has been fixed.
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Date of stay: July 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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sweetybeety wrote a review Oct 2023
Ventura, CA259 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
What a wonderful hotel with a beautiful location!
We were in the upstairs Room 10. Even though there were lots of lounge chairs out in front of the hotel to watch the sun set over the ocean, our room had a great oceanview from the window as well.
Room was very clean and spacious; we really liked the lighting in the room and the bathroom. Air conditioner worked efficiently and was pretty quiet.
Bed was comfortable with plenty of pillows, and lots of towels available to use in the bathroom.
Room had a microwave, mini fridge, and mini Keurig with a few coffee pods provided.
Breakfast in the morning included muffins and scones.
Also FYI, the ice machine outside had a little water spigot to fill a water bottle!
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Date of stay: October 2023Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Gary A wrote a review Mar 2023
Thousand Oaks, United States20 contributions9 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Love the remodel! We stay here several times a year and enjoy the convenient location, access to the beach and casual atmosphere. Our 2 night stay was marred by noisy upstairs neighbors which had previously never been a problem; on the same night the audio on the TV was out so we sat in our room on this chilly windy night listening to the people upstairs sound like they were running back and forth in their room. Front desk unable to help that evening with the t.v. and the next morning the front desk knew nothing about our issue. We also really miss the old style breakfast, more options you gave customers in the kitchenette at back of property. Please bring it back!!!
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Date of stay: March 2023Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Alexandra W wrote a review Jan 2020
Spokane Valley, Washington88 contributions34 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
First rate room so charming and welcoming. Bed was so comfyj, nice breakfast, Daisy say 5 star doggie yard equipped with bag and a disposal station. Upon returning we had a bag of delicious chocolate chips hanging on the door nop. So many special touches love the red chair so you can sit and watch the sunset over the ocean or you morning coffee. We travel all the time this was a first a station to clean you windows.
The staff are very helpful instructing us with things to do and places to eat.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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PRICE RANGE
₱9,484 - ₱16,743 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
castle inn by the sea hotel cambria, castle hotel cambria, castle motel cambria
LOCATION
United StatesCaliforniaSan Luis Obispo CountyCambria
NUMBER OF ROOMS
30
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Frequently Asked Questions about Castle Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Castle Inn?
Nearby attractions include Fiscalini Ranch Preserve (2.7 km), Moonstone Drive (0.1 km), and Moonstone Beach (0.6 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Castle Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and barbeque facilities.
Which room amenities are available at Castle Inn?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Castle Inn?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities, complimentary tea, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Castle Inn?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Castle Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Madeline's Restaurant & Wine Cellar, Robin's Restaurant, and Indigo Moon.
Are pets allowed at Castle Inn?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Castle Inn?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Are there any historical sites close to Castle Inn?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Nitt Witt Ridge (1.9 km), The Old Santa Rosa Creek Chapel (3.3 km), and Cambria Jailhouse (2.2 km).
Does Castle Inn have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
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