Pelican Inn & Suites

By Cindy Ortiz

Moonstone Beach Boardwalk at Pelican Inn & Suites.

Moonstone Beach Boardwalk at Pelican Inn & Suites.

Looking for a sweet getaway along the Gold Coast with the best perks and stunning ocean views? Look no more. Cambria’s Pelican Inn & Suites provides you with just that while enjoying quality service at its best.

The renovated hotel is located only five minutes away from Hearst Castle, nearby several wineries and steps away from the ocean. Other than being a charming and cozy place to stay for the weekend, its amenities and customer service makes the stay worthwhile.

“We have a passion to serve,” said General Manager Charlie Yates. “We open up our hotel as our home and invite guests to be part of the family as we offer personalized service.”

TripAdvisor.com gives the hotel four stars and the one detail customers rave about in the reviews is how great the customer service is, among other things.

So, why is Pelican Inn & Suites so good?

Ocean-View Suite at Pelican Inn.

Ocean-View Suite at Pelican Inn.

Well, if you’re a wine drinker, a breakfast lover, and need some relaxation, you’re in for a treat. Every evening, the hotel offers complimentary wine and cheese for its guests and doesn’t stop there — guests get free access to wine tasting at Cambria’s best wineries through their joint partnership with 42 West Wineries. “We invite our guests to visit. They can go to 15 wineries during their few days here and not have to pay a dime,” Yates says.

Complimentary breakfast is served every day, and we’re not talking about donuts and coffee but a gourmet hot breakfast including eggs, meat, waffles, pastries, the works.

“People tell me it’s the best complimentary breakfast they’ve ever had!” Yates says.

The hotel is 100 percent smoke- and pet-free and is as “green” as possible. They use original branded products for cleaning and do not use disposables. Each room comes with a fireplace, mini fridge, microwave, TV, and has the classic clean beach look.

Hotel guests don’t let the weather determine if they can go for a dip in the pool since it is heated to 85 degrees and their private hot tub is always available. There’s free Wi-Fi, and their business center offers complimentary faxes and printing. The fitness center is equipped with workout machines, but Yates recommends a walk or jog on the boardwalk only steps away from the hotel.

Guests can also take advantage of the three package deals and others that are offered throughout the year. Booking a room a week in advance saves you 15 percent, AAA members get a 10 percent discount, and a 3-night or longer stay could save you 20 percent. They can also match the prices of competing online hotels you may find.

The Pelican Inn & Suites is located at 6316 Moonstone Beach Dr. in Cambria. For reservations or for more information, call (888) 454-4222 or visit their website at pelicansuites.com.

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