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The only problem is that they charge you the full amount twice. Once when you check in and again when you check out. When I called on the way home they said this is standard practice, I’ve never seen this before at a hotel and we travel a lot.

Great location, peaceful property! I very much enjoyed my 1 night stay with my dog. The staff was helpful!

Very friendly staff who were clearly working to ensure the health and safety of patrons. They have 3 ocean view rooms - we stayed in one that had a very nice and fairly private patio with nice ocean and sunset view.

Great location, room, and amenities. The staff was helpful and accommodating. Our only disappointment was the bathroom -- the sliding door was very hard to open and close, and the bathroom clogged whenever the two guys in my family used it for #2 -- which must be a regular thing since there was a plunger right there. However, these are minor issues compared to the very pleasant stay we had!

Complimentary breakfast delivered to your door in room gas fireplace private garden deck attached to room. Fireplaces outdoor enclosed seating on property. Lovely pool and hot tub.

It wS beautiful liked the breakfast family oriented friendlyp

Love it. Nice little motor lodge in a beautiful location. Restaurants are nearby, but we brought wine back to have a cup on the boardwalk at sunset. Beautiful, comfortable and convenient.

Great place to stay and it had a great choice for breakfast

Located across the street from the ocean and boardwalk. Convenient location and friendly staff. Very good experience, would stay here again.

Great place, quaint, enjoyable. Walked across street to beach, nice restaurant close by, minutes from Hearst Castle . Nice to hear surf at night.

Very cute hotel right across from the beach, just a few minute's drive from the main town road with restaurants. We arrived late and didn't see the view until the morning, wow! Just walk out of your room, cross the street and the most ocean view I have ever seen (and I've seen many!) appears before you. Gorgeous. There's a lovely wood path that runs above the beach, lots of greenery, a cute romantic bench surrounded by trees and a sea view. The room is clean and tasteful, everything in working order, a very comfortable bed. Breakfast was a bit too many carbs for my taste, and not incredibly fresh, but fine. Highly recommended!

I stayed at this hotel one night en route to Big Sur and had the best time. It was so quaint and romantic - right on the beach, fireplace in the room, and in the morning they delivered a basket to our room with breakfast (which included fresh local pastries!) at no charge. The staff was super nice and helpful. If I'm ever in Cambria again I will definitely be going back to the Sea Otter Inn.

Very charming little hotel right across from beautiful beach boardwalk. Room and grounds were nicely decorated and clean. Breakfast was light. Would highly recommend.

This was a great place to end our California coast vacation. The staff was helpful and friendly. We made liberal use of the free coffee, cookies, and muffins. The room was a decent size and reasonably clean for an older motel. The free breakfast in a picnic basket was a perfect way for us grab and go to the beach to eat.

Moonstone Beach Dr Cambria CA

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Moonstone Beach Park
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Outdoor pool
  • Concierge services

Sea Otter Inn places you next to San Simeon State Park and Cambria State Marine Park. This 25-room, 3-star hotel has conveniences like an outdoor pool, free in-room WiFi, and a spa tub.


Rooms

All 25 heated rooms provide fireplaces, microwaves, and refrigerators. Guests can expect free WiFi and flat-screen TVs with cable channels. Bathrooms have hair dryers and free toiletries. Other amenities include coffee makers, free newspapers, and free local calls.


Property features

Guests staying at Sea Otter Inn enjoy an outdoor pool, a spa tub, and free WiFi in public areas. Front-desk staff can help with concierge services, and provide local restaurant recommendations. Additional amenities include coffee/tea in a common area, free newspapers, and a gift shop.

Room options

Traditional Room, 1 King Bed

1 King Bed | Sleeps 2

Single Room, 1 King Bed, Ocean View

1 King Bed | Sleeps 2

Traditional Room, 2 Queen Beds

2 Queen Beds | Sleeps 4

1 King Bed (Private Bedroom), 2 Queen Size Pullout Sofas

1 King Bed | Sleeps 6

Guest reviews for Sea Otter Inn

Everyone (13) Couples (2) Family (2)
4
Partner Couples

The only problem is that they charge you the full amount twice. Once when you check in and again when you check out. When I called on the way home they said this is standard practice, I’ve never seen this before at a hotel and we travel a lot.

By on Mar 15, 2021

Review comment responded on Mar 15, 2021

Thank you for your feedback, I just wanted to clarify that we do not charge you twice. Upon your arrival we pre-authorize the amount of your stay on your credit card. When you checkout we then charge the pre-authorized amount which converts the authorization to a payment. If you opt to use a different credit card upon your departure we release the authorization on the original card. We always recommend guests book their reservations with the card they are planning to use to pay for their stay to avoid this type of confusion.

5
Everyone

Great location, peaceful property! I very much enjoyed my 1 night stay with my dog. The staff was helpful!

By , from Los Angeles CA on Oct 30, 2020

Review comment responded on Nov 2, 2020

We love being able to provide a welcoming getaway atmosphere for all of our guests and their fur family. We hope to welcome you again in the future!

5
Everyone

By on Sep 11, 2020

Review comment responded on Oct 1, 2020

Thank you for leaving a review.

5
Partner Couples

Very friendly staff who were clearly working to ensure the health and safety of patrons. They have 3 ocean view rooms - we stayed in one that had a very nice and fairly private patio with nice ocean and sunset view.

By , from Fresno, CA on Sep 5, 2020

Review comment responded on Sep 8, 2020

We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay and the beautiful view of the pacific ocean. We hope to welcome you again in the future!

4
Family

Great location, room, and amenities. The staff was helpful and accommodating. Our only disappointment was the bathroom -- the sliding door was very hard to open and close, and the bathroom clogged whenever the two guys in my family used it for #2 -- which must be a regular thing since there was a plunger right there. However, these are minor issues compared to the very pleasant stay we had!

By , from Santa Barbara, CA on Jul 22, 2020

Review comment responded on Jul 28, 2020

We are happy to hear that, overall, you enjoyed your stay! We appreciate your feedback on the bathroom. It has been noted for future renovations. We hope you choose to stay with us again the next time you are in Cambria!

4
Everyone

By on May 18, 2020

Review comment responded on Jun 3, 2020

Thanks for your review!

5
Everyone

By on Apr 27, 2020

5
Everyone

Complimentary breakfast delivered to your door in room gas fireplace private garden deck attached to room. Fireplaces outdoor enclosed seating on property. Lovely pool and hot tub.

By on Nov 26, 2019

5
Everyone

It wS beautiful liked the breakfast family oriented friendlyp

By on Sep 12, 2019

Review comment responded on Sep 12, 2019

Thank you!

5
Family

Love it. Nice little motor lodge in a beautiful location. Restaurants are nearby, but we brought wine back to have a cup on the boardwalk at sunset. Beautiful, comfortable and convenient.

By on Jul 20, 2019

Review comment responded on Jul 22, 2019

Thank you for staying with us, and for your input!

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