Pelican Inn & Suites

Address: 6316 Moonstone Beach Drive, Cambria, California, 93428, United States | 3 star hotel
 
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This 3 star hotel, located on 6316 Moonstone Beach Drive, Cambria, is near Moonstone Beach, Moonstone Drive, Nitt Witt Ridge, and Leffingwell Landing.
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TravelPod Member ReviewsPelican Inn & Suites Cambria

Reviewed by abarnes

Perfect stay, friendly staff

Reviewed Apr 27, 2012
by (9 reviews) , United States Flag of United States

We were pleasantly surprised. We chose this place because it got good reviews on google and it fit our budget. We were upgraded and had a beautiful room with a view of the pool and a small view of the ocean. Wonderful treat. Would stay here again!

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Historical Traveler Reviews Pelican Inn & Suites Cambria

Absolutely a Four Star/Diamond

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A cut above. 4 + stars. This is by far the best place we have ever stayed while in Cambria. It has everything, full breakfast buffet, afternoon wine and cheese and evening desserts. A separate sitting area, balcony or patio, large rooms, luxurious amenities and just a few steps to a walk on the beach.

What a great find!

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Had planned to stay in Moro Bay but kept on driving. Pulled into Pelican about 5 PM they were able to give us an ocean view room for 2 nights at a great rate (it was a Monday and I think they were slow). Room, extras-wine cheese, desserts, breakfast etc. absolutely the best. We had a great time walking on the beach and eating at a nearby outdoor restaurant--seafood delicious. I wholeheartedly recommend this oasis.

Give this wonderful hotel a try

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My husband and I stayed at this hotel in march of this year i keep reading reviews and felt i had to add my comments. We had driven from vegas to san diego and then up pacific highway stopping in hotels that appealed to us, we saw a brochure for this hotel in san louis obispo tourist information, it looked appealing so we phoned and booked. When we arrived i thought this can't be worth the money (i think we'd been taken in by the size etc, of hotels in vegas), but i have to say it was fabulous.the rooms were furnished very tastfully and they have little touches such as books for you to read and FREE bottled water in the fridge,also it was very romantic. On the evening we strolled down to the wine tasting, went for a meal in the fish restaurant just up the road,and then came back to the pelican suites for dessert tasting. We then went back to our room and sat in front of the log fire with the doors open listening to the sea. The feel of the rooms and the whole place just relaxes you completely. I recommend everyone to try this wonderful place. We fell in love again after 30 years of marrage, would like to return here when we come again to california. A hidden gem!

Absolutely Great Time

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I took my girlfriend to the Pelican Suites in Cambria for a couple days for our 1 year anniversary. It's a great hotel and a great town. The Pelican is across the street from the pacific ocean. The room was just beautiful. We had a four post bed, sunken living room with a fireplace and balcony. We also had a fridge and microwave. It's almost hard to leave the room! The Pelican offers the following complimentary items...breakfast (eggs, sausage, fruit, coffee, bagels, juice), afternoon tea and wine session with at least 4 types of white wine, 4 types of red wine and 3 types of cheeses, and evening desert with cheesecakes, pastries and cookies. You don't even need to eat out. You also get robes and a VCR in your room and they have a video library for movies. The staff were also wonderful. In fact, most of the people in Cambria were very friendly. It must be the fresh sea air. The town of Cambria is very nice. Little shops and restaurants line the streets of East and West Village. It's a very quaint and romantic setting, especially if you come from a mega-metropolis like LA.

We went on a drive up the coast for about 10miles past Cambria to go see some Elephant Seals. That was a great experience. It's the male molting seasing during Jun and July. Actually, across the street from the Pelican, down on the beach, there were female seals on the rocks. We actually got within 10feet of a couple, but respected their space and just took pictures. There's a boardwalk on Moonstone Beach and every so often squirrels would pop up and say hello. Don't get freaked out, they're pretty friendly.

Overall, we had a great time. I don't know how much better it could have gotten. Nice hotel, nice town and GREAT company (love you EAE)!

Loved it!

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Just returned from a wonderful trip to CA. I stayed at the Pelican Suites which was beyond my expectations. The room was exquisite with a fireplace and huge bathroom with jacuzzi. The hot breakfast and desserts were wonderful. I totally recomment. Also very close to the Hearst Castle.

Pleasant Surprise!

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Made reservations for the Sea Otter Inn about one week before stay in mid-April. At check-in the clerk said that they were full, and we had been bumped to the Pelican Suites just up the street at my reserved rate. He said it was an upgrade -- and I believe him! (and the posted rates were significantly higher than the Sea Otter).

The stay was top-class in all respects. They serve dessert in the evening, and a top-notch breakfast. The setting is very romantic -- more like a B&B atmosphere than a hotel. The room was large, but also cozy, with a fireplace, sofa, and other very fine furnishings.

But we may have been spoiled -- since I estimate that the Sea Otter rate that I paid is about $100 less per night than the going rate. Next time we surely won't be so lucky!

In short: Pricey, but you get your money's worth. Highly recommended.

The best on Moonstone Beach

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What a great romantic place to stay. Get the ocean view it was well worth it. Tim was great at suggesting great dining options. Terrific free breakfast, wine and cheese, and desserts. It doesn't get any better for a reasonable price. The room was just like the one on the net although all rooms are unique.

The Perfect Place to Relax & Recharge Your Batteries!

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My wife discovered "Pelican Suites" on the internet last Fall, and we made our first visit there in November, 2003. Our Stay exceeded our expectations. The room was great, with an extremely comfortable bed, cozy fireplace, and a balcony that offered a spectacular view of the ocean. The buffet breakfast (which is included in the price of the room) was delicious, with an ample variety of both hot and cold items. Wine and cheese is served from 3:00 - 5:00 PM in the afternoon, and a selection of desserts are offered from 7:00 - 9:00 PM in the evening, both at no additional charge. The staff is very professional and anxious to be of service. The "Pelican" is a first class retreat that invites you to rest and recharge your batteries! We were so impressed that, before we checked out, we made reservations to return in February, 2004.We just completed our second stay (which lasted a week) and we can't wait to go back! We made reservations for August, when we will return to celebrate our anniversary.

Wonderful place to stay

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My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Pelican Suites. The room was beautifully decorated, spacious and so comfortable with a fireplace and an oversized whirlpool tub in the bathroom. A very romantic place to stay! We had an ocean front room with a balcony overlooking gorgeous Moonstone Beach. The staff was very friendly, professional and accommodating. They served a great breakfast buffet, which is included in the price of the room that was very delicious and very fresh. Also included was afternoon tea, afternoon wine and cheese featuring some great Central Coast wines, and dessert served later in the evening. The dining room is very nice with music piped in and a nice fire burning in the fireplace. We had a wonderful time exploring the area - the beaches, a tour of Hearst Castle, and shopping in Cambria. From chatting with some of the other guests, I would have to say they had the same experience we did. All in all, it was a great trip. Wonderful location, wonderful inn. I'd highly recommend it and plan on returning. If you're planning on staying there, splurge, if you can, to pay the extra price for an ocean front room - not all rooms have a full ocean view. The scenery is spectacular and well worth the extra dollars.

Better than the Honeymoon (almost) ;)

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Our first visit to the Pelican Suites was by accident. Our original place to stay had a water pipe break and they arranged for us to stay at the Pelican Suites. Beautiful luxurious rooms, excellent service, and friendly staff! Weve stayed in four different rooms at the Suites and every one of them was impressive, romantic, and comfortable. Over stuffed furniture, four post bed, fireplace. The ambiance is great for honeymoon, anniversary, or just a needed getaway. As soon as we get home we want to go back! We stayed once at the Moonstone Inn because their website made it sound comparable to the Pelican Suites. NOT! Moonstone is an old, run of the mill, rundown, cheesy motel. (broken hot tub, the only "antique" was the television) We stayed an hour, listening to the people in the next room through paper thin walls. we asked for our money back (which they refused) then we went down the road to the Pelican Suites who , luckily, had a room available and saved our weekend.

TripAdvisor Reviews Pelican Inn & Suites Cambria

4.50 of 5 stars Outstanding
 

Travel Blogs from Cambria

Building the Dream ...

A travel blog entry by alicebeetle on May 30, 2014

46 photos

... castle online, we had time beforehand to walk on the pier at San Simeon, the old whaling station. There was nothing moving in the water and a pretty chilly breeze, so we headed on up to Hearst Castle.

Jette having booked our tickets online, apparently booked me a wheelchair, as she had not understood the 'easy access' button and clicked it. It took some persuading of the nice lady in the ticket office to convince her that we did not in fact need a wheelchair.
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Gorda to san Simeon 30miles

A travel blog entry by jan-pete-cycle on Jan 31, 2014

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... as it's so nice & quiet on the road then but it's hard to get out of the sleeping bag when it's so cold- we hadn't thought of that in our nice cosy hotel room. Talked for a while but still no sign of his wife so off we went, might see him tomorrow as their staying at a campsite in San Simeon too. The decent after that hill was amazing, must have gone on for about a mile then the next steep one came straight ...

Scarecrow Festival

A travel blog entry by cmoreforlife on Oct 12, 2013

16 photos

... got there. So i left Cambria and went back south to Harmony, population 18, so you probably wouldn't know of it unless you've driven the 1 North. There i was able to take photos and visit the galleries of local potters and glass blowers-super close to home if you know my dad. That was great because I felt connected to him through others' art if you know what i mean! Also in the town there was a tree that Monarch ...

Cosa Grande {Hearst Castle} and Elephant Seals?

A travel blog entry by 29-ford-model-a on Jul 13, 2013

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... very comfortable so we should be able to travel a greater period of the day.

Today our destination was the Hearst Castle located on the coast about half way between San Luis Obispo and Monterey. The morning drive was very brisk and at times damp. We stopped to view the ocean before entering the Hearst complex. Jean's pumped...she really wanted to see this. Many years ago we were ...

One Man's Folly

A travel blog entry by rmhtraveller on Dec 30, 2012

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... the elephant seal viewing area. However, we made a stop at the vista point before the viewing area, where we saw plenty of elephant seals without the crowds. After spending some time looking at the seascape and seals, we made our way back to Cambria. On the way we saw zebras, which belong the the original herd that William Randolph Hearst had acquired along with other exotic animals. We found a coffee shop -and yes, we got a decent cup of ...