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Sea Otter Inn

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Beach nearby
Outdoor spa tub
Outdoor pool

Overview of Sea Otter Inn

Sea Otter Inn

3-star property

4.6/5 Wonderful

Guests rated this property 4.7/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Pet friendly
  • Housekeeping
  • Hot Tub
6656 Moonstone Beach Dr, Cambria, CA, 93428

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationSan Simeon State Park1 min walk
  • Popular LocationLeffingwell Landing4 min walk
  • Popular LocationMoonstone Beach Park13 min walk
  • AirportPaso Robles, CA (PRB-Paso Robles Municipal)48 min drive

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About this area


Located in Cambria, Sea Otter Inn is in a rural area and near the beach. Hearst Castle and Piedras Blancas Lighthouse are local landmarks, and some of the area's attractions include Cambria State Marine Park and Coastal Discovery Center at San Simeon Bay. Kayaking and surfing/body boarding offer great chances to get out on the surrounding water, or you can seek out an adventure with hiking/biking trails nearby.

What's nearby

  • San Simeon State Park - 1 min walk
  • Moonstone Beach - 4 min walk
  • Leffingwell Landing - 4 min walk
  • Moonstone Beach Park - 13 min walk
  • Santa Rosa Creek Nature Preserve - 15 min walk

Getting around

  • San Luis Obispo County Regional Airport (SBP) - 50 min drive


  • The Sea Chest Oyster Bar - 9 min walk
  • Black Cat Bistro - 4 min drive
  • Indigo Moon Cafe - 4 min drive
  • Lily's Coffee House - 4 min drive
  • Manta Rey - 5 min drive

About this property

Sea Otter Inn

3-star hotel by the ocean
Sea Otter Inn provides amenities like a garden and a hot tub. Stay connected with free in-room WiFi.
You'll also find perks like:
  • An outdoor pool
  • Free self parking
  • An electric car charging station, coffee/tea in the lobby, and concierge services
  • Free newspapers, a gift shop, and smoke-free premises
  • Guest reviews speak well of the beach locale and helpful staff
Room features
All guestrooms at Sea Otter Inn feature perks such as fireplaces and laptop-friendly workspaces, as well as amenities like free WiFi and free newspapers. Guest reviews give good marks for the clean, comfortable rooms at the property.
More amenities include:
  • Bathrooms with showers and free toiletries
  • Flat-screen TVs with cable channels
  • Refrigerators, microwaves, and coffee/tea makers


English, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Contactless room service is available

Safety measures

Hand sanitizer provided
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Onsite parking available only on request
  • Free self parking on site
  • Electric car charging station on site
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking and van parking available
  • Onsite parking includes off-street options

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea in common area(s)

Things to do

  • Outdoor pool
  • Spa tub

Family friendly

  • Microwave
  • Outdoor pool
  • Refrigerator


  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Gift shop/newsstand

Guest services

  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Front desk (limited hours)


  • Garden


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • This property does not have elevators
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • No elevator (single level property)
  • Stair-free path to entrance
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible van parking


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Heating
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding


  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower


  • Cable channels
  • Flat-screen TV

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator


  • Access via exterior corridors
  • Desk
  • Fireplace
  • Free local calls
  • Free newspapers
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Laptop-friendly workspace

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98% of travelers were happy with check-in
Check-in from 3 PM - 9 PM


Check-out before 11 AM

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 7:30 AM - 9 PM
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets allowed for an extra charge of USD 25.00 per accommodation, per night
Service animals are welcome, and are exempt from fees
2 per room
Specific rooms only; pet-friendly rooms can be requested by contacting the property at the number on the booking confirmation

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 10.00 per night
Cribs (infant beds) are available for USD 10.00 per night

Property payment types

Important information

Optional extras

  • Pet fee: USD 25.00 per accommodation, per night
  • Service animals are exempt from fees
  • Crib (infant bed) fee: USD 10.00 per night
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 10.00 per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve onsite parking
This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted
This property reserves the right to pre-authorize the guest's credit card prior to arrival.
Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, and a smoke detector
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

We should mention

This property does not have elevators
This property allows pets in specific rooms only (surcharges apply and can be found in the Fees section); guests can request one of these rooms by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation

Property is also known as

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Frequently asked questions

Does Sea Otter Inn have a pool?

Yes, this property has an outdoor pool.

How much does it cost to stay at Sea Otter Inn?

As of Oct 7, 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Sea Otter Inn on Oct 9, 2022 start from $239.0, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.

Is Sea Otter Inn pet-friendly?

Yes, this property allows pets (limit 2 per room). There's a fee of USD 25.00 per accommodation, per night. Service animals are exempt from fees.

How much is parking at Sea Otter Inn?

Self parking is free at this property.

What time is check-in at Sea Otter Inn?

Check-in is from 3 PM - 9 PM. After-hours check-in is not available.

What time is check-out at Sea Otter Inn?

Check-out is at 11 AM.

Where is Sea Otter Inn located?

Situated by the ocean, this hotel is steps from San Simeon State Park and Cambria State Marine Park. Moonstone Beach and Leffingwell Landing are also within 5 minutes.

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Sea Otter Inn and receive a full refund?

Yes, Sea Otter Inn offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Sea Otter Inn cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.

Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 678 out of 998 reviews
5 - Excellent 68%
Rating 4 - Good. 275 out of 998 reviews
4 - Good 28%
Rating 3 - Okay. 30 out of 998 reviews
3 - Okay 3%
Rating 2 - Poor. 9 out of 998 reviews
2 - Poor 1%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 6 out of 998 reviews
1 - Terrible 1%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



5/5 Excellent

Traveled with family and small children
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
We loved the location. It was near the end of Moonstone Beach, which resulted in less noise and traffic. We were closer to the seals. Nicely decorated rooms. Good breakfast. Pool was heated and Spa was nice and warm. There was no housekeeping service, which should not be the case especially when we paid pretty close to $300 daily for the room. Ran out of toilet paper and had to ask for it at the office. Would stay again if housekeeping was guaranteed.
Stayed 2 nights in Sep 2022

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Great location and wonderful staff.
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2022

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with group
Liked: Staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
We did enjoy our stay at this property. We loved the Adirondack chairs positioned toward the sea, along with the protected seating around the fire pits. The complimentary breakfast served in a 30 year old picnic basket was delightful. We did miss the notice that there's no air conditioning. Even though it was cool at night, days could be warm and A/C is something we wanted. The office was able to provide two box fans, which solved our problem. We would book again at the lovely little Sea Otter Inn.
Stayed 2 nights in Sep 2022

4/5 Good

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
We liked the location on the coast. Excellent restaurant to which we could walk. Liked the room - large and comfortable. We would likely go back to the Sea Otter Inn if in Cambria again.
Stayed 3 nights in Sep 2022

5/5 Excellent

Miguel Joseph
Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Clean and great
Stayed 2 nights in Sep 2022

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with pets, Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The area is amazing! The inn was located right on the water and it was super cute. Room big clean. Patio was really cute and perfect for our dog Harry! Will come back for sure!
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2022

4/5 Good

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Nice, clean but no ac and it was during heat wave. Could have used ceiling fan.
Stayed 2 nights in Sep 2022

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Muy. Bueno
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2022

2/5 Poor

Traveled with group
Liked: Cleanliness
Disliked: Staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Cute and comfortable rooms, however there was no Wi-Fi or phone service working the entire time we were there. I get that it may not have been under their control, but the condescending way we were treated was.
Stayed 3 nights in Aug 2022

5/5 Excellent

Toby, Ashford
Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
What a great place to stay, just off the beach and close to Cambria.
Stayed 1 night in Aug 2022