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Pelican Inn & Suites

3-star Cambria hotel with outdoor pool

  • Free WiFi and free parking

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6316 Moonstone Beach Dr, Cambria, 93428, CA, United States of America
  • Full ocean view. Very comfortable excellent service

    Sep 19, 2021

  • My husband and I decided to splurge on an ocean view king suite to celebrate our 21st…

    Sep 9, 2021

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Official standards

This property advises that it adheres to SafeStay (AHLA - USA) cleaning and disinfection practices.

Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Protective clothing is available to guests
  • Masks are available to guests
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer

Guests rated location

Easy parking
  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet-friendly
  • Non-smoking

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 49 smoke-free guestrooms
  • Housekeeping (on request)
  • Near the beach
  • Outdoor pool
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Garden

For families

  • Microwave
  • Private bathroom
  • Premium TV channels
  • Television
  • Free toiletries
  • Garden

What’s around

  • San Simeon State Park - 1 min walk
  • Cambria State Marine Park - 1 min walk
  • Moonstone Beach Park - 8 min walk
  • Santa Rosa Creek Nature Preserve - 8 min walk
  • Leffingwell Landing - 11 min walk
  • Fiscalini Ranch Preserve - 28 min walk

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Enter dates for 2 guests

  • Suite, 1 King Bed, Ocean View
  • Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed
  • Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed, Ocean View
  • Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed
  • Suite, 1 King Bed, Partial View
  • Suite, 2 Queen Beds, Partial View
  • Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed, Patio, Ocean View
  • Deluxe Room, 2 Queen Beds, Ocean View

What’s around


  • San Simeon State Park - 1 min walk
  • Cambria State Marine Park - 1 min walk
  • Moonstone Beach Park - 8 min walk
  • Santa Rosa Creek Nature Preserve - 8 min walk
  • Leffingwell Landing - 11 min walk
  • Fiscalini Ranch Preserve - 28 min walk
  • Cambria Center for the Arts - 34 min walk
  • San Simeon Nature Preserve - 34 min walk
  • Cambria’s Historical Museum - 43 min walk
  • William Randolph Hearst State Park - 5.8 mi / 9.3 km
  • William Randolph Hearst Memorial Beach - 6.6 mi / 10.6 km

Getting around

  • San Luis Obispo County Regional Airport (SBP) - 49 min drive
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6316 Moonstone Beach Dr, Cambria, 93428, CA, United States of America

At a glance

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 49 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time 4:00 PM-anytime
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
  • Express check-out

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required


  • Up to 3 children stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding
  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets allowed (dogs only)*


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free onsite self parking
  • Onsite parking includes off-street options

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
*See fees and policies for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Things to do

  • Outdoor pool
  • Spa tub
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage


  • Number of buildings/towers - 3
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Television in common areas


  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Premium bedding
  • Pillowtop mattress

Things to enjoy

  • Fireplace

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Be entertained

  • LED TV
  • Premium TV channels

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi
  • Free local calls

Food and drink

  • Microwave

Fees & policies

PetsPay at property

  • Pets are allowed for an extra charge of USD 75 per accommodation, per stay
  • Service animals exempt from fees

Hygiene and cleanliness

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; guestroom doors are sealed after cleaning; the property is cleaned and disinfected with electrostatic spray.

Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.

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; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; masks are required in public areas; reservations are required for some onsite facilities.

Contactless check-out is available.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA).


This property does not have elevators.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a carbon monoxide detector and a smoke detector on site.

This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover and debit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

  • Pelican Cambria
  • Pelican Inn
  • Pelican Inn Cambria
  • Pelican Hotel Cambria
  • Pelican Inn And Suites
  • Pelican Inn & Suites Hotel
  • Pelican Inn & Suites Cambria
  • Pelican Inn & Suites Hotel Cambria

*See fees and policies for additional details or extra charges


  • Yes, Pelican Inn & Suites does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Yes, there's free self parking.
  • Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
  • Yes, dogs are welcome. There's a charge of USD 75 per accommodation, per stay. Service animals are exempt from fees.
  • You can check in from 4:00 PM - anytime. Check-out time is 11 AM. Express check-out and contactless check-out are available.
  • Yes. Nearby restaurants include Lily's Coffee House (2 mi), Redwood Cafe (2 mi), and The French Corner Bakery (2.1 mi).
  • Have fun with activities like cycling, hiking, and kayaking, and practice your swing at the nearby golf course. Enjoy a relaxing soak in the spa tub and an invigorating swim in the outdoor pool. Pelican Inn & Suites also has a garden.
  • 4.0.Fair

    First and Last Time Stay. Old, Dated & Overpriced

    My wife and I were celebrating our 16th Anniversary and tried the Pelican Inn for the 1st time. This will be our last time! For the price we paid to be in a ocean front suite we were very disappointed with our room. This hotel is old and dated and the owners have not put any money back into the place for updates. We needed to order additional flat sheets to drape over the furniture before we could sit on them they were so dirty. Hot tub was out 2 day out of our 3 day stay. Again, for the price we paid for this room we did not feel there was any value. We will not stay there again

    Orlando, 2 night trip with friends, Aug 28, 2021

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  • 8.0.Very Good

    Definitely a 3 star hotel with 5 star views.

    Irma, 2 night trip, Aug 22, 2021

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  • 6.0.Good

    Rooms are tired.

    roger, 3 night trip, Aug 20, 2021

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  • 4.0.Fair

    Stay away!

    For the price totally not worth it. We booked a room for three adults. Room did my accommodate 3 people. We asked for a roll away that was horrible uncomfortable. For the price a sofa bed or a better roll away is expected. Also, at check out my credit card was charged 50,000 dollars. The receptionist struggled with check in and at check out(obviously)! Also, the usual breakfast room is closed. Which I understand, they offer a deliver of breakfast….for a fee! This should be included especially for the price I paid!!!

    linda, 1 night family trip, Aug 13, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Great room - high ceilings, fireplace and very clean.

    Debra, 1 night trip, Aug 12, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    The stay was awesome with a great ocean view.

    Jose, 1 night family trip, Aug 11, 2021

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  • 6.0.Good

    There was no wifi connection even though it stated and gave the login and passwords. I had to walk outside to make a call. I had plumbing issues the 2nd day all night..I had to go on my own and ask for a plunger to clean it. No one came to clean the trash for the 03 days that we stayed or came to clean the room. There was no do not disturbed sign posted on the door either. Great Location but badly managed.

    3 night family trip, Jul 30, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Great getaway!

    I have stayed at the Pelican Inn before and loved it both times. Sure, with Covid there are changes in procedures, but if you needed anything all you had to do was ask the front desk and they were great. Our room was lovely and clean. Loved the layout of the suites with the step down living area, fireplace, and balcony. You also can't beat the location! I did miss the great breakfasts and wine tastings that they used to offer (hopefully one day they will be able to offer them again). There were a few little things like our drapes could use refreshing and the hot tub was not always working, but all in all it was clean, the service was great, location perfect, and we had a great stay.

    Diane M, 2 night family trip, Jul 26, 2021

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  • 8.0.Very Good

    Wonderful view.

    Absolutely fabulous location--lovely view, convenient.

    Jean, 4 night trip with friends, Jul 25, 2021

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  • 8.0.Very Good

    Pelican Inn in Cambria, CA

    The Tom was very nice. The weather was cool but not cool. July and August are the coolest months. We didn’t get fog, which was nice. We walked and shopped. We found a nice restaurant since our normal place had a two hour wait.overall. Very nice trip. The only big complaint is no free breakfast. They used to have it before cCOVID but they now charge for breakfast. We found a really nice inexpensive breakfast place that we like.oh, they use to offer wine and cheese at 5:00 pm but that was stopped due toCOVID.

    Diane, 1 night trip, Jul 18, 2021

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