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Great facility, iffy service
We stayed at Moonstone Landing for my wife's birthday last Saturday. The facility itself is great - we had a beautiful ocean front room with a fireplace, jacuzzi tub and a nice big balcony. The ocean view is amazing from the rooms on the front of the hotel, especially from the second floor. And the location is perfect if you're planning to dine at the Sea Chest - a great restaurant that's right next door.
There were two things that make us question whether or not we'll return...
Being ones who like to sleep in late when staying at a place like this, we inquired if it was possible to stay an hour or so past the posted 11 am checkout time. We got what we thought was a quite odd response from the front desk clerk. She told us a later checkout wouldn't really be a problem if we talked to the housekeeper "Selsa" and slipped her $5... ("not $2, $5, and don't tell the morning front desk clerk about it.") We thought this was strange but we went and found Selsa, gave her $10 and asked if we could stay an hour or two past 11 am. She said that wouldn't be a problem, she was very kind about it. The next morning at 11:30 we got a rather rude call from the front desk clerk saying that our checkout time had passed and it was time for us to go! We gathered our things and left.
Also, others here have raved about the breakfast but we found it rather disappointing. It was basically just packaged pastries and bagels that looked like they came directly from Costco. There was a bowl of fresh fruit and some cereals but overall we felt that the breakfast lacked for such a nice place. And for some reason the people eating in the breakfast room were quite dreary and somber, the place felt like a funeral home when we were there.
Not sure if we'll return...
i stayed at the moonstone landing hotel for one night. i had the room on the bottom with the ocean view. what a beautiful view. it was right across the street. the room was spacious and clean. the bathroom had a jacuzzi bath with a shower connected...you could hop right over. there was a dvd player...in which the front desk had movies you could borrow for the night. overall the room was great. i would definitely go back there. continental breakfast was very good. they put out a lot of different choices from.... breakfast cakes, bagels, cereals, oatmeal, muffins, fruits, coffee, tea, juices and milk. absolutely no complaints!
Great cosy hotel
I really loved this hotel. There was a gorgeous fireplace in the room, really comfy beds and the most amazing view of the sea with a balcony that made it feel like we were on a ferry!
Also, really helpful staff/management.
The bathroom was lovely - really luxurious.
The only thing I would say is that there was no temperature control, which could be a problem for some people.
We stayed at this hotel for one night and wished we had booked longer. Friendly staff, lovely room, amazing view of the sea, spa bath, lovely breakfast. We found the DVD player and the good choice of free DVDs was very handy for our teenage children.Would definately stay there again.
Sea views at Moonstone Beach
Stop 4 on our Highway 1 tour
Stayed 2 nights over a weekend. Splashed out for a second floor room with sea view. Room excellent, well appointed with fire and jacuzzi bath. Fabulous view over Moonstone beach. We found Cambria very relaxing.
Breakfast OK but very good snacks served from 4 - 6pm along with local cider.
We paid 200 USD per night plus tax which was the most expensive of our hotels but the sea view was about worth it. There are loads of hotels behind the beach so not sure how this price compares to the others.
Visited the Paso Robles wine area. 100 wineries to choose from! The drive west on the 46 is lovely.
Also did Hearst Castle evening tour where you have charcters dressed in 1930's costumes milling about in the rooms. Very good but you can not use flash so no photos.
We have been staying here 2-3 times a year since they opened. It is a fantastic spot with great rooms and the most amazing views. We love to get breakfast, sit on our balcony and watch the ocean in the morning. In the evening enjoy a bottle of wine from Paso Robles wine tasting we purchased earlier during the day. The staff is wonderful. The breakfast and evening appetizers great.
Great view, nice staff - helpful & cheerful.
Two Faced Service
location was gorgeous so was the room BUT.....
if i wanted a presuptuous rude experience, even after it was over, i would have stayed at my mothers.
sorry this review isnt kissing the butt of the hotel owner, never the less its true. was not allowed to move the chairs at the table in order to sit and enjoy "view" & was accused of causing plumbing problems- you know what keep the deposit.$100 isnt going to give owners a better personality.
Fantastic ocean views and marble jacuzzi tub
My husband and I spent two glorious nights at this new hotel, a great room overlooking the ocean with balcony, a very large jacuzzi tub and wonderful baked goods from a local italian bakery for breakfast. We enjoyed delicious refreshments in the evenings and excellent restaurants nearby. The hotel staff was very helpful and attentive, we shall return often!
Fabulous oceanfront getaway!
An unexpected treat to find a romantic Inn with balconies overlooking the ocean, friendly staff and a generous breakfast featuring Italian pastries! We loved our stay and will be back to once again enjoy the marble whirlpool bathtub and sunsets!
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... 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.
... s nothing like America at all, the buildings are so pretty and there was a windmill on almost every street. We spent about an hour wandering through the town then jumped back on the highway and onto our stop for the night at San Simeon. We pulled up at the Best Western at around 6:00pm, checked in, had a bite to eat then crashed out for the night. We were planning on getting up super early an hitting the road but slept in ...
... 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 ...
... enjoy the estates pools during the summers. One of the guides told us that there were 62 Hearsts, 22 were billionaires and 40 were millionaires and they were all nice down to earth people. Go visit if you are in the area, it is well worth the price of admission. If you have any trouble with reservations, use Barb‘s nameJ .
Just up the road five miles from San Simeon was an even more spectacular site….elephant seals. The seals were ...
... 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 ...