Get away at the Sea Otter Inn

Thursday, March 2nd, 2017

Sit in the sun and listen to the sea at the Sea Otter Inn in Cambria.

–The ocean is one of nature’s greatest wonders. In San Luis Obispo County, we are fortunate to include beautiful seaside towns such as Cambria. Being tucked away from the bustle of larger cities, it’s worth it to stay a night at the Sea Otter Inn and relax. The inn is central to many of the must see sites in the area, making it an ideal place to vacation.

The family owned inn was among the first hotels to open along Moonstone Beach Drive. Lowell and Dirk Winter, a father and son duo, built the Sea Otter in 1986. “I think that think what makes the Sea Otter special is that we are family owned and operated since we were built,” says Jessica Land, general manager, “We pride ourselves on being a boutique hotel which allows us the opportunity to provide those little extra personal touches for our guests.” Like, birthdays at the inn coming with a slice of cake delivered to your room.

Wake up to the view of the ocean across the street and enjoy a personalized continental breakfast basket. A selection of fresh baked pastries from the local, Allocco’s Italian Bakery, orange juice, yogurt parfaits and hard boiled eggs are available to start the day right. For lunch take a walk to Moonstone Beach Bar & Grill or the Sea Chest Restaurant.

Spend the day out seeing nearby sites like Hearst Castle or visit the local antique shops to find a unique souvenir to take home. Not only is there plenty to do around the Sea Otter, there are also onsite activities. Enjoy the sun and take a dip in the pool or sit in the hot tub. There is seating along the property with a great view of the waves. As the ocean air cools you can relax around one of the newly installed fire pits or get warmed up by the fireplace in your room.

There are specials that are featured on the hotel website, or sign up for a monthly e-newsletter. One great deal is the Wine & Glasses package, which includes a 10% discount and a bottle of house wine with two souvenir Sea Otter in wine glasses. The House wine is actually bottled from Castoro Cellars, who’ve been making it for over twenty years. The close proximity of Paso Robles wineries gives them a great selection of wines like Tobin James, Opolo and Pomar Junction. Plan a voyage to the nearest wineries and enjoy your favorite fire side.

Whether you are visiting or local and just want to get away from the stress of everyday life, check out the Sea Otter. The quality service and many amenities will ensure a peaceful visit. They are pet friendly, even including a dog treat in the breakfast basket. Book a room online at or call (805)927-5888 to stay at the Sea Otter Inn, located at 6656 Moonstone Beach Dr. Cambria, Ca 93428. For more information email

-Rachelle Tellez


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