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Sea Otter Inn

Sea Otter Inn welcomes two dogs of any size for an additional fee of $25 per night. Dogs should not be left in the room unattended. While the hotel does not have a pet relief area, the boardwalk is pet friendly. Cats are only permitted with management approval.
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Room Types
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    • 2 queen beds
    • Up to 4 people
    • Pet fee additional
    • 1 king bed
    • Up to 2 people
    • Pet fee additional
    • 1 king bed
    • Up to 2 people
    • Pet fee additional
    • 1 king bed
    • Up to 6 people
    • Pet fee additional
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The Sea Otter Inn is located on very scenic Moonstone Beach Drive and looks out onto the Pacific Ocean. Centrally located one hour north of San Luis Obispo and one half hour south of Big Sur makes Sea Otter Inn the perfect destination for exploring California's Central Coast. Hearst Castle is just 7 miles away. Nearby is the quaint town of Cambria with gift shops and exceptional restaurants.Rooms and suites at Sea Otter Inn provide a place to relax and refresh after a day of exploring. Accommodations are comfortably furnished in a warm country style. The Inn is all one level quiet and very clean. All of the rooms offer a fireplace and many feature a whirlpool tub and ocean view. Since the rooms are positioned around a central courtyard you are just a few steps from a beautiful bluff top boardwalk where you can view the Pacific Ocean. Take a stroll down to the water's edge where you can walk along the beach or explore the tide pools. Gardens surround the Sea Otter Inn and a heated pool and spa will add to your sense of rest and relaxation. Continental breakfast is offered each morning.

Health & Safety

Safe Stay: Sea Otter Inn has enhanced cleaning and safety measures in place. Hand sanitizer is provided to guests, and rooms are disinfected between each stay. Contactless check-in and check-out are available.


  • Pet Friendly
  • Internet Available
  • Free WiFi
  • Television
  • Breakfast Available
  • Free Breakfast
  • Parking Available
  • Free Parking
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Exterior Rooms


BringFido Guest Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

Sea Otter Inn has received a rating of 4.8 out of 5 bones by 18 canine critics on BringFido and 4.5 out of 5 by 1,676 guests on TripAdvisor.

  • Cindy
    Feb. 12, 2022
    Excellent stay

    Very dog friendly & breakfast was fantastic.

  • Mike
    Jul. 13, 2021
    Dog friendly and beautiful view

    Percy loved his time in Moonstone Beach and would love to take us back. The walk across the street to the boardwalk and the sunset views were wonderful!

  • Patricia
    Jul. 2, 2021
    Dog tolerant

    Nice motel, but pet-friendly rooms are $30 more than the same regular room on their site. Also stated there would be a patio and treats for the dogs. Neither. Also pet paper work at check-in detail threats for various infractions, such as any pet waste out side your room...which could belong to any dog. Also no pet relief area on premises. Lastly, Adirondack chairs outside state they are reserved for particular rooms. Dog tolerant, wouldn't say friendly.

  • Holly
    Oct. 17, 2020
    You clean Breeze

    Wonderful time!!

  • Alisa
    Sep. 8, 2020
    Great weekend getaway!

    We had a great time at the Sea Otter Inn. The room was very clean and comfortable. Breakfast was delivered in a cute basket every morning and they even included a doggie treat each day :) We would definitely stay here again and would recommend it to our friends.

  • Kimberly
    Jun. 29, 2020
    Great Location!

    The Sea Otter has excellent access to the beach and boardwalk. The rooms were very clean and well cared for...the puppies even had welcome treats. The breakfast basket waiting at the door in the morning was welcome during CV19
    times. Would stay there again with or without our puppies again!

  • Paula
    Feb. 19, 2020
    Great location, great staff

    The Sea Otter Inn is located across the street from Moonstone Beach. It’s pet-friendly and comfortable. My dog was allowed to sit by the fire pit with me while enjoying the sunset. Breakfast the next morning included a treat for my pup. It was a really nice experience.

  • Dana
    Oct. 5, 2019
    Sea Otter Inn in Cambria, CA

    Sea Otter Inn was a very nice hotel. They were very accommodating to our dog, we had a very nice room facing the ocean. I would definitely go back again and again.

  • Debi
    May. 19, 2019
    Great stay!

    We travel to Cambria several times a year, but this was our first stay at Sea Otter Inn. We decided to bring our dog on this trip and I chose Sea Otter Inn because they are one of the few places that does not have a dog weight limit (most have a 40 lb limit). Our dog friendly room included a lovely fully fenced patio which our dog really enjoyed. They also include dog treats in the daily breakfast basket. The boardwalk across the street is a very nice place to walk, and there is a dog friendly beach in Cayucos, which is only about 13 miles south. The motel provided us with a list of restaurants that allowed dogs on their patios, however, it was a very rainy weekend, so all our meals were taken to go and eaten in our room. We really enjoyed our stay and will definitely be back.

  • Rosey
    Jan. 6, 2019
    Great location and super pet friendly!!!

    Really enjoyed our stay here! It was a last minute trip and we happened to have our puppers! The hostess was super nice and loved our doggies!!! They even gave them a little breakfast and treats to freshen their breaths :) We will definitely come back! A great spot !!!

  • Chris
    More than a year ago
    Dog friendly

    Their rooms for pets are as nice as the other rooms and come with a private patio on the back. Breakfast comes with a dog treat as well.

  • Sandy
    More than a year ago
    New to dog travelling

    We have not travelled extensively with our dog. Let's face it, it's like having a 4 year old who isnt allowed in most places you want to go. Having said that, we had a relaxing time here at the Sea Otter Inn.

    The beaches at Moonstone are all Marine Sanctuaries and dogs are not allowed on them. There is a lovely boardwalk along the beach they can run/walk along so exercise is not an issue. The office provided me with the location of a dog beach nearby.

    The whole town seems dog friendly. We were able to bring our dog in to all the shops so far. The Inn here gave us dog friendly restaurant locations.

    The Sea Otter Inn, and it's sister inn, the Cambria Pines Lodge, are charming and accommodating. The area is everything a beach town should be. I highly recommend this clean, lovely spot.

  • Diane T
    More than a year ago
    Great dog stay

    We recently stayed at the Sea Otter Inn on Moonstone Beach in Cambria Ca and thought they were very dog friendly. They even included dog snacks in our breakfast basket. Nice job!

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