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Sand Pebbles, Fogcatcher or Oceanpoint Ranch?

Marietta, GA
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96 reviews
Sand Pebbles, Fogcatcher or Oceanpoint Ranch?

Family of 4 visiting in June need to find a room for a quick stop for the night so beach views not important. CLEANLINESS is most important to me. Haven't see a new post discussing these 3 properties--all recently renovated, but from the reviews what I can glean is : FC has better breakfast, SP only one of the 3 with interior rooms with AC, OPR cheapest right now. Any other factor I haven't considered?

Thanks!!!

Cambria, California
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for San Simeon, Cambria
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569 posts
17 reviews
1. Re: Sand Pebbles, Fogcatcher or Oceanpoint Ranch?

Well, you won't need air conditioning. It rarely gets higher than 80 degrees - and that's usually in August-October- on this part of the coast. In fact, you might experience what we call "June gloom" - fog. All of these properties are right across the street from the Pacific, along Moonstone Beach Drive, which drives up the price. Have you looked at Blue Bird Motel, on Main Street in Cambria (steps away from two great breakfast spots at the Redwood Center), or the Motel 6 in San Simeon, about 3 minutes to the north? If ocean view isn't important, these might be options for you to consider.

Corona del Mar...
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for San Diego, Orange County, California
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2. Re: Sand Pebbles, Fogcatcher or Oceanpoint Ranch?

Flip a coin on the FogCatcher Inn and Sand Pebbles Inn.

San Francisco, Ca
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3. Re: Sand Pebbles, Fogcatcher or Oceanpoint Ranch?

Also, if you are planning on driving the coast between San Francisco and LA, be aware that in addition to the current Hwy. 1 closure due to a mudslide, there is now concern that one of the bridges around Big Sur is unsafe. If that's found to be the case, the road could be closed for months. You can still stop in Cambria, but would be taking Hwy. 101 to either get there from the north or leave to the north.

If that's the case, you might want to book a second night in Cambria to allow a full day to drive as far as you can on the coast to see whatever part of Big Sur is accessible at the time of your visit. Then return to Cambria for the night.

Edited: 13 February 2017, 17:58
Grover Beach...
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for Pismo Beach, Cambria, Big Sur
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4. Re: Sand Pebbles, Fogcatcher or Oceanpoint Ranch?

It's less than 25 miles to the road closure at Ragged Point from Cambria.

Yes, it's worth it, IMO.

Marietta, GA
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12 posts
96 reviews
5. Re: Sand Pebbles, Fogcatcher or Oceanpoint Ranch?

Thanks all. We may indeed flip a coin.

santa cruz
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6. Re: Sand Pebbles, Fogcatcher or Oceanpoint Ranch?

Fogcatcher has a pool if that makes difference.

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7. Re: Sand Pebbles, Fogcatcher or Oceanpoint Ranch?

The Best Western Fireside Inn is another one to consider. Great heated pool, hot tub, breakfast in the morning and very clean rooms. This hotel is also located on Moonstone Drive, right across the street from the ocean. Have fun in Cambria! :)

8. Re: Sand Pebbles, Fogcatcher or Oceanpoint Ranch?

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