Sand Pebbles Inn

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When you stay at Sand Pebbles Inn in Cambria, you'll be near the beach, within a 15-minute drive of Hearst Castle and Moonstone Beach Park. This hotel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from San Simeon State Park and 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Cambria State Marine Park. Make use of convenient amenities such as compliment...

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When you stay at Sand Pebbles Inn in Cambria, you'll be near the beach, within a 15-minute drive of Hearst Castle and Moonstone Beach Park. This hotel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from San Simeon State Park and 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Cambria State Marine Park. Make use of convenient amenities such as complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and gift shops/newsstands. Featured amenities include multilingual staff and a safe deposit box at the front desk. Free self parking is available onsite. Treat yourself to a stay in one of the 25 guestrooms, featuring fireplaces and flat-screen telev...

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Check-in starts at: 15:00

Check-out ends at: 11:00

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Sand Pebbles Inn

Reviewed 16 november, 2021

This was our first visit to Sand Pebbles Inn on Moonstone Beach Drive. I have to say that it's a decent place to spend a few days. Across the street from the water, it's very quiet and no more expensive than the other hotels on the Drive. The staff was very pleasant and efficient. Breakfast is included; it amounts to breakfast burritos and orange juice. The burritos were good and filling. The room was clean, the shower had good water pressure and there were no stray hairs in the sink or mold on the grout. A small refrigerator, microwave and coffee maker are provided. My only complaint would be that the rooms are small. My wife uses an electric wheelchair and trying to find an out of the way place to park it was a challenge. Our room had an electric fireplace and it gave off enough heat to keep the temperature comfortable. We didn't hear any noise from either side of our room, which made it that much more enjoyable, The rooms are not cleaned every day, but fresh towels are provided upon request. The mattress was firm enough that it reminded me of home. Would I stay here again? Absolutely.

George P

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Reviewed 29 october, 2021

We only stay in the full ocean view rooms as you have a great view and with the windows cracked, it’s like you are among the waves. Breakfast ordered the night before and delivered at the requested time.


A Disappointing and Inhospitable Stay

Reviewed 14 october, 2021

We visit Cambria a few times a year because of its proximity to the wineries of the central California coast. We avoid staying at the Sand Pebbles Inn because of a disappointing experience we had several years ago. The reception we received at that time was very inhospitable and had a punitive tone. Instead of welcoming us, we were rather forcefully advised of all the rules. We reluctantly chose the Sand Pebbles Inn for our most recent stay because it was one of the few hotels with vacancies for our selected dates. Our second experience was just as disappointing and frustrating as our first. No greeting from the front desk clerk, just a perfunctory request for an ID and credit card and an admonishment that there would be no complimentary breakfast service the next morning because the hotel was short staffed. Breakfast service would resume the day after. The only alternative offered was to purchase breakfast from one of the Cambria restaurants. The following morning, we discovered our in-room coffee maker didn’t work. When my wife told the front desk, the clerk was dismissive. She told her that she must be mistaken and would not send anyone to investigate further or offer to help. On our second day, I went to get breakfast and found the breakfast room was closed. As it turns out, guests were to receive a menu card the day before, make their selection and leave the card on the room door handle the night before. Of course, none of this information had been imparted to us. No apologies or compensation was given. I rated this place three stars because there are some positives. The location along Moonstone Beach is great. The rooms are very clean, comfortable and well appointed. Guests just need to adjust their customer service expectations.


Nice Room, Rude Front desk staff, Terrible breakfast, petty charge.

Reviewed 4 october, 2021

Stayed here for one night in September 2021. I have to say that although I found the room to be nice and well appointed, those positives were outweighed by the negatives. First of all, the woman at the front desk was not the most pleasant person and borderline condescending. Found her to be unwelcoming in her approach to our check in and almost made it seem like we were bothering her. We were told breakfast was included in our room stay. We were not aware that breakfast would be a bag style order delivered to the room. However, under the circumstances, this would have been fine. Although other hotels we stayed at were offering full breakfasts. The breakfast card gave a limited number of choices which included breakfast sandwiches and a parfait. We chose to order a few items since a normal breakfast would include other choices such as fruit or yogurt, etc. Since those items weren't offered, we ordered an additional sandwich and a parfait. The food was delivered to the room at the time we asked. It was in a paper bag and was nothing more than an egg and ham sandwich. I am not a picky eater, but the sandwich was inedible. Upon my arrival home, I noticed that my credit card was charged an extra $10 above the room rate without my knowledge. I called the hotel to question the charge and after looking into it, I was told that the $10 charge was for the additional breakfast items that I ordered (the parfait and additional sandwich). I never saw that there would be an additional charge for ordering more than 1 item. I guess they just expected you to eat a Bagged ham and cheese sandwich with nothing else? The person I spoke with told me that the menu card stated that there would be an additional charge for extra items, but I did not see it, nor did the front desk person who made it VERY clear that our breakfast card must be on the door by 7pm if we wanted breakfast tell us that we could only order one item per person. She did however make it clear that if we lost one of the room keys we would be charged a fee! I told the hotel staff that I was not very happy about the additional charge for a parfait and that the food was basically inedible. I am completely aware of the current limitations due to COVID, but this was by far the worst and most limited breakfast I had during my travels along the California coast. I found the $10 charge to be quite petty given the fact that they are not offering a full breakfast and limiting you to one item per person. I have read,other reviews regarding the poor attitude of the front desk staff and I have to say that I cannot disagree with them. Not sure I would stay here again as it is apparent that they have not gotten the message about how to treat guests/customers. After all, this is a hospitality establishment.


No ocean view, no breakfast, horrible rates, and front desk staff with a bad attitude

Reviewed 2 october, 2021

We booked a room requesting ocean view and paid $463 for 1 night for it, forget the ocean view we did not even get a packed breakfast because the kitchen staff suddenly fell ill and hotel has no backups despite the exorbitant charges for a motel quality room, no apology from front desk, partial ocean views are a scam, there are many hotels here, take your business elsewhere