Welcome to the Sea Otter Inn

Retreat to Our Charming Hotel on Moonstone Beach

Sea Otter Inn is one of those beach hotels wanderers and romantics dream of finding. With a charming ambiance, a peaceful garden setting on the oceanfront in Cambria and personal touches like a picnic basket breakfast hand-delivered to your room each morning, we’re a relaxing, welcoming gateway to one of California’s last, largely undiscovered beach towns.

Slow things down and enjoy an authentic California beach vacation or a couple’s getaway. Offering spacious fireplace rooms, sweeping ocean views and a pet-friendly policy, our family-owned hotel is your ideal retreat. From a heated outdoor pool and hot tub to a diverse selection of wines for purchase, cozy outdoor fire pits and fresh-baked cookies in the lobby, you have found your forever hotel by the sea. Learn about our COVID-19 policies here

Sea Otter Inn is in a prime Central Coast location, only steps from Moonstone Beach and moments from attractions and outdoor activities to ensure an unforgettable experience. Just don’t be surprised when you realize it’s hard to return home.  

ocean access

Fire Pits & Ocean Views



Breakfast Basket Delivery

Outdoor Pool

car charging spaces

Electric Car Charging Stations

bridge in garden at Sea Otter Inn

Dinner Escape Package

Add dinner for two and a bottle of house wine at the popular Cambria Pines Lodge Restaurant to your stay!

Enjoy a bottle of house wine and pair of signature, monogrammed stemless wine glasses

Wine and Glasses Package

Reserve this enticing package and enjoy your choice of accommodations along with a bottle of our delicious Moonstone wine (bottled by Castoro Cellars). You'll also receive a pair of signature, monogrammed stemless wine glasses and a Moonstone wine opener.

2023 Cambria Christmas Market

Experience the magic of the Cambria Christmas Market while staying on this exclusive package. This package is available most days, November 24 - December 23, 2023. 

Your Place to Dream

You’ll find our coastal hotel rooms and suites to be difficult to leave and easy to get comfortable in with a casual, beach décor and touches like elegant furnishings, plush beds, and large windows offering plenty of natural sunlight. Select accommodations feature private patios, fireplaces and sweeping Pacific Ocean views.

King, 2 Queen Ocean View Patio

Enjoy our newest room! Relax and watch the sunset over the ocean from your private patio complete with Adirondack chairs. Room features two queen beds, a cozy fireplace, a separate bedroom with a king bed and two full bathrooms. 

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Ocean View King

Take in sweeping vistas of the Pacific in our newly renovated Ocean View King rooms. Each room offers a plush King size bed, crisp linens, a cozy fireplace, a flat screen TV and complimentary Wi-Fi.

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King Suite

Spread out in our spacious suites featuring a private bedroom with a King size bed, two Queen size sofa beds and two bathrooms. Enjoy free Wi-Fi, cable television, a fireplace and a private patio in select rooms.

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King Patio

Settle in to our charming King Patio rooms that feature a single King size bed and a cozy fireplace. Unwind with free Wi-Fi and cable television or walk through the French doors to relax on your own private patio.

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Two Queen Patio

The Two Queen Patio room features all of the amenities of the Two Queen room with a fireplace and added patio for relaxation.

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Two Queen Room

Surround yourself with the beauty of nature in our spacious Two Queen room that features two plush Queen size beds and a cozy fireplace. Relax with free Wi-Fi, cable television and beautiful views of the gardens.

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Accessible King

The Accessible King room features a single King size bed, cozy fireplace, free Wi-Fi, cable television and a beautiful garden view.

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Moonstone Beach
Moonstone Beach

Gift Cards

Purchase a gift card and give the gift of travel! Valid on hotel accommodations and special packagesPurchase a gift card by calling our Reservations line at 800-966-6490, from 8am-6pm.

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