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Best Western Fireside Inn on Moonstone Beach Hotel Review: This upmarket version of a familiar chain motel boasts a perfect position right on the edge of the Pacific Ocean. With just four dozen guest rooms, it also feels much cozier than a typical Best Western property. Some rooms have extra features like king-sized beds, sofas, gas fireplaces, outdoor patios, whirlpool tubs, and a variety of ocean views. All have cable TV, refrigerators, coffeemakers, free local and toll-free calls, wireless high-speed internet, and bathrooms with stone counters. The décor overall is a more masculine version of country charm. Though the units are squeezed together, they're surprisingly spacious inside. Just by walking out your front door, you can stroll along the beach or soak in the motel's heated swimming pool and whirlpool spa. An expanded continental breakfast is served in a fireside room, but beware that there are only a few tables, which aren't enough on busy mornings. Ask about special Hearst Castle and wine country weekend packages.