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Albany, New York, USA
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68 reviews
60 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2014

My wife and I spent two nights at the Fog Catcher Inn in Cambria in late December, 2013. The accommodations were more than adequate, and we really liked the fireplace, which provided the gas heat for our room. We paid extra for a view of the surf and ocean across the street. This view, which includes a view of the... More 

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GM_FogCatcherInn, General Manager at FogCatcher Inn, responded to this review

So excited to hear you had a chance to visit the elephant seal rookery. Many of the seal pups were born in January and February so it is a great time of year to visit Cambria. Thank you for taking the time to leave a great review. James Davison, General Manager-FogCatcher Inn More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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42 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2014 via mobile

Just a wonderful seaside motel with friendly staff and fantastic location. This our second visit and we just love it, you won't be disappointed and the location is perfect for a walk along the seashore, shopping in Cambria, visiting the Hearst Castle or taking a day trip into wine. Rooms are nice and cozy with easy access for us older... More 

Thank Gary W
GM_FogCatcherInn, General Manager at FogCatcher Inn, responded to this review

We are so happy to hear you had a wonderful stay with us. We look forward to having you as our guest again very soon. Thank you for taking the time to review us. James Davison, General Manager-FogCatcher Inn. More 

Yorba Linda, California
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 January 2014

The room was dark, dreary, and needed new furniture ten years ago. It was painted a bland color and the ceiling was high so I felt like I was in a barn the whole time. The fire place was cute and easy to use by the touch of the thermostat. It was the only source of heat in the room... More 

1 Thank vellet2014
GM_FogCatcherInn, General Manager at FogCatcher Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to provide a review from your recent stay at the FogCatcher Inn. We here at the FogCatcher pride ourselves on providing the best possible service and comfort for our guests. We apologize for the issue you had with your room. Our Old English furniture is made to look cottage like and isn’t for everyone.... More 

Oak Park, California
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 22 January 2014

Calm, serene and beautiful. Nothing takes the edge off better than a stay at the Fogcatcher Inn. That's the reason we keep coming back to this place. We look forward to getting that full ocean view with the balcony. Just love watching the sunset at dusk while listening to the waves crashing on the shore or going to sleep and... More 

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Huntington Beach, California
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126 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 January 2014

We returned to Fogcatcher Inn last weekend, to celebrate our anniversary on a Central Coast/Big Sur/San Francisco weekend. It was even more inviting and wonderful than our last trip, and we truly appreciated the way the front desk gal went the extra mile to help us return to the same great room. Second floor (easy steps up, no big deal)... More 

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GM_FogCatcherInn, General Manager at FogCatcher Inn, responded to this review

You paint a wonderful picture of our property in my head. Thank you for taking the time to review us. We really appreciate it. We hope to have you as our guest again very soon. James Davison General Manager FogCatcher Inn More 

Santa barbara
1 review
Reviewed 19 January 2014

Cambria is a charmed place and the Fogcatcher Inn is the perfect location. Right on the shore, so you hear the surf. Wonderful walking along the bluffs, great restaurants nearby. Lovely rooms, nice breakfast, friendly staff. We look forward to our next visit!

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Jacksonville, fl
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24 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2014

Nice clean cottages on Moonstone Beach with ocean views. Immediate access to boardwalks along ocean with ramps to beach. Beautiful sunsets and several restaurants within walking distance. Good hot breakfast in a nice breakfast room. Friendly and helpful staff. Close to Hearst Castle and Elephant seal viewing areas. Cambria just a short drive with more restaurants and shops.

Thank rayvan2
GM_FogCatcherInn, General Manager at FogCatcher Inn, responded to this review

Sounds like you had a great time not only staying with us but with the whole area of Cambria. We are very happy to have had you as our guest. We look forward to seeing you again. James Davison General Manager More 

Lakeview, Oregon, USA
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 January 2014

We booked this motel last minute based on reviews and we're very pleased. The rooms were cozy and comfortable. The view and proximity to the beach a real plus. Thoroughly enjoyed the sunset and sunrise the next day. The staff was very accommodating and moved us so our room was next door to our friends. They were also helpful in... More 

Thank Tami J
GM_FogCatcherInn, General Manager at FogCatcher Inn, responded to this review

It is great to hear you had a great time with your friends while staying with us. We hope to have you and your friends as guests again very soon. Thank you for your review. James Davison General Manager More 

Cypress, California
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18 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 January 2014

A small snafu in reservations could have had a terrible outcome, but the excellent management and professional staffing made everything right. We were delighted with the rooms, and were treated with great respect and willingness to please. We come to Cambria once, sometimes twice a year, and it is clear we will be returning to the Fog Catcher Inn when... More 

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Windsor, Canada
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32 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2014

My mother and I recently spent 2 weeks driving the California coast from San Francisco to Los Angeles and back. When preparing for this trip I spent many hours on this site reviewing accommodations knowing that tripadvisor never steers me wrong. I can honestly say that the reviewers have once again come through for me - every single hotel/motel/inn I... More 

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GM_FogCatcherInn, General Manager at FogCatcher Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for reviewing us. We are very happy to be a part of your trip from San Francisco to Los Angeles. We hope to see you again soon. James Davison General Manager More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Hot Tub
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  • Free Internet
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Ideal for romantic getaways, families and groups, FogCatcher Inn is located within easy reach of the Hearst Castle, the Piedras Blancas Elephant Seal Rookery, an assortment of wineries and beautiful Moonstone Beach. ... more   less 

Additional Information about FogCatcher Inn

Address: 6400 Moonstone Beach Drive, Cambria, CA 93428-1808
Region: United States > California > San Luis Obispo County > Cambria
Price Range: €146 - €312 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — FogCatcher Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 60
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Also Known As:
Fogcatcher Hotel Cambria
Fog Catcher Inn Cambria
Hotel Style:
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Cambria
#2 Family Hotel in Cambria
#4 Romantic Hotel in Cambria
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“Rooms in the back (near pool are quieter) away from the street.”
 of 5 bubbles Sjs0712, 30 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Try and get a room by the Sea or a row back as they all have a sea view. Some rooms do have a veranda also, to sit out at night”
 of 5 bubbles harper2707, 3 Nov 2016 | Read review
“If you want a little privacy, I would say ask for a back room.”
 of 5 bubbles 452traceym, 1 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Request Ocean Front - 2nd floor”
 of 5 bubbles 42rachaels, 30 Oct 2016 | Read review
“We chose a room with an ocean view. It was quiet, except for the sound of the surf, which helped lull us to sleep every night.”
 of 5 bubbles quiltfairy, 27 Oct 2016 | Read review
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