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4.7 out of 5

"Quiet and very well run property. Great mini breakfast and comfortable room " More

By a verified traveler on Tue 28 Jan 2020

Hotel Description

3-star hotel near Moonstone Beach Park

Oceanside stay

Within a 5-minute walk of the hotel, you'll find San Simeon State Park and Cambria State Marine Park. Also, Leffingwell Landing is within half a mile (1 km) and Moonstone Beach Park is within 2 miles (3 km).

Outdoor pool

This hotel features an outdoor pool and a spa tub. Business travelers can take advantage of the free WiFi in public areas. A garden, concierge services, and free newspapers are also on offer.

Fireplaces, free WiFi

Boasting fireplaces, the 25 guestrooms also offer free WiFi and flat-screen TVs. Other amenities include refrigerators, microwaves, and coffee/tea makers.

Traditional Room, 2 Queen Beds

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max
$169* Per night/room Nov 2 - Nov 3

Traditional Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Single Room, 1 King Bed, Ocean View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

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

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 6 Max

Sea Otter Inn ratings based on 11 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.7 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 5.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Sea Otter Inn

Everyone (7) Couples (3) Family (1)
5 out of 5
Quiet and very well run property. Great mini breakfast and comfortable room

Posted by on Jan 28, 2020

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5 out of 5

Posted by on Dec 2, 2019

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5 out of 5
Everything was wonderful! The location the staff the cleanliness Even got a choice of breakfast items We would definitely come back!

Posted by on Aug 13, 2019

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5 out of 5
I can't say enough about this property. It was our first time here and we were very impressed. The location is top notch right across the street from a beautiful beach with tidepools, harbor seals sleeping on the rocks, and hiking trails. Just down the road about a 5 minute walk was a wonderful restaurant called the Moonstone Beach Bar and Grill. Go early because the place packs up. The Inn itself is lovely. We stayed in a regular hotel style room which had a fireplace (all rooms do), with pillow topper beds, comfortable bedding, a mini fridge, microwave, coffee making equipment, and a beautiful shower. The sink was a beautiful quartz with plenty of room to spread your toiletries out on. Coffee, hot chocolate, tea, and cookies and muffins available from 7: am - 9: pm in the office. There are 3 outdoor gas fireplaces with comfortable cushions to sit around protected by wind glass. We also enjoyed the hot tub and the year-round heated pool. Breakfast baskets are left on a hook outside your room with items that you checked off the night before. We had breakfast burritos, yogurt fruit parfait, and pastries, along with carafes of milk and orange juice. Great day trips to Hearst Castle, The elephant Seals, Ragged Point, Cayucos, and Morro Bay. We had a fun and relaxing 4 days.

Posted by on Jun 1, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jun 1, 2019 by Sea Otter Inn

Thank you for your kind words and for staying with us! We really appreciate it.

5 out of 5
Comfortable, quiet, and quaint, we love the Sea Otter Inn

Posted by on May 19, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

May 21, 2019 by Sea Otter Inn

Thank you for staying with us and for your feedback!

5 out of 5
Close to the beach There is a pool and Jacuzzi even though I didn’t use it I like the fact that they gave cookies and muffins and the breakfast was good

Posted by on Feb 11, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Mar 29, 2019 by Sea Otter Inn

Thank you for staying with us and for your feedback

4 out of 5

Excellent location at Moonstone Beach

Pros: Location, included hearty continental breakfast.
Location: Moonstone Beach, Hearst Castle, Cambria
An older property that has been maintained well and has charming surroundings. It's all one story, so you don't have to worry about people stomping above you. They provide a lovely breakfast w/ your choice of breakfast burrito, fruit cup, parfait, or pastries. If you want more than one, there is a nominal charge. There are a couple of fire pits w/ comfy seating. And the best part is the location, right across from the beach where you can take in the beautiful sunset. Located one property away from the Moonstone Grill Reastaurant.

Posted by , from Fresno, CA on Nov 17, 2017

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4 out of 5

Sea Otter Inn

Pros: The location and the staff.
Location: Elephant Seals are only six miles north. San Simeon is only five miles north of that. Restaurants and the beach are within walking distance.
Our stay at the Sea Otter Inn was very pleasant. A couple of maintenance problems were addressed quickly by the helpful staff. Cookies in the lobby helped us feel good.

Posted by on Apr 23, 2016

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4 out of 5

Right across the street from Moonstone Beach!

Pros: The proximity to the beach and restaurant.
Cons: Nothing.
Location: Right on Moonstone Beach which has a boardwalk with lookout points. Very near Hearst Castle and the Sea Lion Viewing Beach. Also, close to Cambria.
Nice, very clean facility. Nothing fancy, but when you're right across the street from the beach, you're not in the room except to sleep. Beds were firm, but comfortable. Fireplace was connected to the thermostat so set it and the fire comes on when it dips below the temp you set. Continental breakfast was adequate for my needs. 2 very nice restaurants near by. I highly recommend the Sea Chest!

Posted by , from California on Dec 2, 2015

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5 out of 5

Charming hotel, beautiful beach, romantic sunsets.

Pros: I liked how beautifully the housekeepers made up the rooms. Attention to detail was everywhere.
Cons: More outside seating to enjoy the ocean view wouldbe nice.
Location: The accomodations are across the street from Moonstone beach, San Simeon and Hearst Castle are close by.
Who could ask for more, warm and welcoming staff, charming and comfortable room and a beautiful sunset. To top it off...it is reasonably priced. Cambria is a darling town. Wine tasting is close by, as well as Hearst Castle and a beautiful coastline. I'll be back...and soon. Annie

Posted by on Sep 27, 2015

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Property Features

Sea Otter Inn offers its guests an outdoor pool and a spa tub. WiFi is free in public spaces. The business-friendly Sea Otter Inn also features gift shops/newsstands, a garden, and coffee/tea in a common area. This 3-star Cambria hotel is smoke free.

  • 1 floor
  • 25 guestrooms or units
  • 2 buildings
  • Built in 1985
  • Charging station for electric cars
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge
  • Garden
  • Gift shop
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Outdoor pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Transport

  • Airport: San Luis Obispo County Regional Airport (SBP) (62.8 km / 39 mi)

Room Amenities

Sea Otter Inn offers 25 accommodations, which are accessible via exterior corridors and feature fireplaces and complimentary newspapers. Flat-screen televisions come with cable channels. Refrigerators, microwaves, and coffee/tea makers are provided. Bathrooms include showers, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks along with free local calls (restrictions may apply). Housekeeping is offered daily and hypo-allergenic bedding can be requested.

  • Fireplace
  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Coffee maker
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Shower
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Newspapers (free)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Exterior corridor access
  • Heating
  • Ensuite bathroom

Nearby Activities

An outdoor pool and a spa tub are on site.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Golfing nearby

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • Wheelchair accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair-accessible van parking
  • No elevator (single level property)
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Stair-free path to entrance
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 9 PM

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 7:30 AM - 9 PM. This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

The front desk at this property is open daily from 7:30 AM - 9 PM.
This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 10.00 per night.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available for USD 10.00 per night.

Pet Policy

  • Pets: USD 25.00 per accommodation, per night
  • Maximum 2 per room
  • Certain rooms only
  • You can request a pet-friendly room by reaching out to the property at the number on the booking confirmation
  • Service animals are exempt from fees

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve onsite parking

This property reserves the right to pre-authorize the guest's credit card prior to arrival.

Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed

Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, and a smoke detector

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges. Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve onsite parking. This property reserves the right to pre-authorize the guest's credit card prior to arrival. Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed. For guests' safety, the property includes a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, and a smoke detector in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast.

  • Noise-free rooms not guaranteed
  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Credit card pre-authorization
  • Staff temperature checks are not conducted regularly
  • Temperature checks are not available to guests
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Protective clothing is not available to guests
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Property does not follow sanitization practices of any association
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cribs (infant beds) available
  • No elevators
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast
  • No gap period between guest stays

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Pet fee: USD 25.00 per accommodation, per night
  • Service animals are exempt from fees
  • Crib (infant bed) fee: USD 10.00 per night
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 10.00 per night

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Otter Inn
  • Sea Otter Cambria
  • Sea Otter Inn
  • Sea Otter Inn Cambria
  • Sea Otter Hotel Cambria
  • Sea Otter Inn Hotel
  • Sea Otter Inn Cambria
  • Sea Otter Inn Hotel Cambria

You should know

  • Pets are welcome in specific rooms only, which can be requested by contacting the property directly at the number on your booking confirmation (please see the Fees section for related charges).
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Frequently Asked Questions

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.