Ratings based on 754 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.5 out of 5
97% of guests recommend
4.6 Room cleanliness
4.6 Service & staff
4.5 Room comfort
4.4 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom Central California

Beautiful location for comfortable lodging.

Posted Jan 28, 2015
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Walking trails along the beach right outside our door. Wonderful seafood restaurants also walking distance. Whale watching from the lodge! We were blessed with perfect weather but winters tend to be wonderful on the coast. Motel in the middle of renovation yet very accommodating and pleasant. Good breakfast provided.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom Los Angeles

Amazing location; great hotel friendly & staff

Posted Jan 27, 2015
Pros: I could not find anything wrong!
Cons: Perhaps parking space.
Location: Walking on the beach. Going further north to see Elephant Seals, just 5 to 15 miles north of the hotel and then great beaches 30 miles towards north
I used to go around Los Angeles over years and never came this far! I should have looked a little further! This place is absolutely breathtaking.
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom Somis CA

Great breakfast everything else mediocre

Posted Dec 23, 2014
Thankfully and wisely the property is getting a makeover;it is needed! Horrible dirty and dated bathroom. Lighted fireplace kept breaking. Best part of stay was the wonderful breakfast. I am sure it will be a better property once the renovations are completed. Our stay in Dec '14 was very average.
2 out of 5
by A verified travelerfrom USA

Not an inn.

Posted Dec 18, 2014
Pros: Nothing but the cleanliness of the room.
Cons: The Fog Catcher is simply not as described. It is a motel as such and if described this way we would not have stayed there.
Location: Cambria is a nice, small town along the coastal highway near Hearst Castle. It has a great French restaurant...Madeleine.
I was surprised when I drove up to the Fog Catcher Inn. It was not an inn. It was a large motel like many others along a strip of motels in Cambria. Checking in was not a pleasant experience as I seemed to be intruding on the person at the counter...not sure what else they were supposed to be doing. Half the motel is undergoing renovation. We stayed in the older part (which actually was more pleasing inside than what I could see of the part being renovated. The room was clean but with few amenities. There was not the charm that was described. You could hear the traffic on both sides of the motel (Route 1 and the ocean highway). Breakfast was meager and unappealing. I think the bagels were stale. Overall a very disappointing experience.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by A verified traveler

Posted Dec 9, 2014
Pros: location-fireplace- breakfast
Location: Cambria-ocean walks
Perfect spot for a romantic getaway. Love the fireplaces in the rooms and the breakfast was a perk.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom Moscow

Posted Nov 30, 2014
Excellent location, comfortable clean room, not enough only the makeup mirror in the bathroom
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom Wildomar, Ca.

best breakfast in town

Posted Nov 22, 2014
The sound of the surf to lull you to sleep or the drizzle of rain that was so refreshing added to our stay. They have the best morning breakfast in town.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by A verified travelerfrom So. Cal.

Nice, will be nicer soon!

Posted Nov 12, 2014
Pros: It's right across the street from the boardwalk and it's a lovely walk up and down. Close to restaurants, too.
Cons: The outside needs to be updated. The bathroom could use updating, too.
We were a bit worried about the hotel, from the looks of the outside. It's meant to look old-European, but looks worn and run down. At least a new, modern paint job would help the curb appeal. The good news here is, the rooms were very comfortable, soon to be remodeled and I'm assuming that means the outside as well. We were in room 904, in the back and very quiet. The room has high ceilings, double paned windows and a gas fireplace that is controlled by a thermostat, that is more than adequate to heat the room. It was very cozy! Amenities included Philosophy bath products, a Keurig coffee machine, microwave and fridge. Hot coffee and water for tea were available in the lobby when we checked in along with some fresh apples and cookies. Breakfast the next morning was ample; two waffle makers, oatmeal with the fixings, two kinds of scrambled eggs, sausage, toast and pastries. Cereal too, yogurt, milk, two kinds of juice...apples and oranges.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Families
by Bethfrom Atascadero ca

Very pleased

Posted Nov 1, 2014 on Hotels.com
We had a great time. They had a good complimentary breakfast. It was really close to the beach,just across the street.
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Getaway With Friends
by A verified traveler

Fogcatcher

Posted Oct 30, 2014 on Hotels.com
Very tired accommodations but great views and very helpful staff