My New Favorite Hotel!
This hotel (and others in the Pacifica chain) could not be better. It's quaint and picturesque with thoroughly modern amenities, steps away from the beach and extraordinarily fine dining. The breakfast included fresh-squoze juice and was excellent. Some rooms are pet-friendly. If you shop different sites or call them directly, rates are beyond reasonable (do not go for the "rack" rate, we saved 50% over that, paying only $150/nt for an ocean-view suite). The grounds are lovely, the staff is beyond accomodating. We spent two nights there last week, and could find nothing to complain about - and I'm a professional complainer! A thoroughly wonderful establishment, I'd recommend it to anyone.
Unique Quality: The pool and jacuzzi are protected by a glass windbreak and view the ocean. I snuck out in the middle of the night to capture the full moon setting on the ocean (!) after earlier photographing an astonishing sunset. Nearby Cambria is charming and also close-at-hand Hearst Castle is not to be missed. This place is a jewel.
Directions: 101 to Windsor (left if northbound), immediate right onto Moonstone Beach Dr.
Lovely spacious room, right on the beach
In order to get an early start to Hearst Castle in nearby San Simeon the next morning, Kat booked the Fog Catcher Inn in Cambria, about 5 miles to the south. San Simeon has some hotels of it's own but most seemed to be budget chain hotels without a lot of ambiance.
The Fog Catcher is on Moonstone Beach, there's access to a beachfront walking path right across the street. Soon after I took a photo of the beach around 5 pm, the fog did indeed roll in and stayed there until after we left the next morning.
Unique Quality: Our room at the Fog Catcher was enormous, 2 queen beds, a gas fireplace, a small kitchen with a coffee maker, microwave, and a small refrigerator along with a couple of complimentary bottles of water. There's an ironing board and iron in the room and a TV with a decent selection of channels.
The bathroom had a heat lamp, plenty of hot water, toiletries include soap, shampoo, conditioner and lotion. There are bathrobes and a hairdryer.
There's a very nice deluxe continental breakfast in the morning with pastries, fruit, cereal, eggs, sausages, juice, coffee, tea, hot chocolate, toast plus my personal favorite, do it yourself waffles (ha, ha, now Kat has seen me cook!)
The Fog Catcher has a heated pool but we didn't use it.
Old English Charm on California's Central Coast
We decided one day to take off and go up to Cambria. It was a beautiful Saturday afternoon so we decided we better call and get reservations for lodging. After calling several places and was turned away, I tried the Fog Catcher Inn.
Up at the north end of Moonstone Beach Drive, which is farther away from the noise and traffic is The Fog Catcher Inn. Built in the Old English style the inn has thatched roofs, leaded glass windows, and flowers and greenery all throughout the property.
The rooms are spacious to say the least. We had a King size 4 poster bed (which I might add was one of the MOST comfortable beds I have ever slept in). There was a fireplace, a microwave, coffee pot and hairdryer as well.
The room was so large that those traveling with children or a group of four people would have no space issues if a crib or roll a way bed were added.
An extended continental breakfast was served in their dining area and is included in the nightly rate.
Unique Quality: A lot of the rooms have an ocean view but for those which don't you can still hear the surf crashing on the shoreline from your room.
Very close to Hearst Castle, matter of fact if you go online the Fog Catcher Inn offers accomodation and Hearst Castle packages.
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We've found that other people looking for this hotel also know it by these names:
- Fog Catcher Inn Cambria
- Fogcatcher Hotel Cambria
Address: 6400 Moonstone Beach Drive, Cambria, California, 93428, United States
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Amenities at FogCatcher Inn
- Swimming Pool
- Wheelchair Accessible
- Free Parking
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High Speed Internet
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