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What We Love

  • A tranquil stay at a brand-new beach lodge, set on an untouched stretch of the California coastSpreading out on the sands of expansive Moonstone Beach or surfing its waves
  • Riding one of the bikes along the hotel trails, after a filling breakfast
  • Toting your binoculars and lantern along on your adventures

What To Know

  • Deluxe rooms are beach themed
  • Bathrooms have Compagnie de Provence toiletries
  • The lobby is only staffed from 7:30 am to 10 pm, for after hours check-ins, you'll have to make arrangements
  • Small dogs (under 40 lbs) are allowed for a $35 pet fee
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Overview

A charming beach lodge overlooking the Pacific Ocean, in the heart of California's world-famous coastline

The Lowdown

Have a golden stay in the Golden State. The brand-new Cambria Beach Lodge captures that sense of nostalgia, wonder and endless possibility that you associate with a California road trip, with a minimalist, yet evocative, style that recalls a roadside retreat in the 1960s or ‘70s. Rooms have a beachy theme, featuring touches of wicker, wool and sun-bleached wood, plus “adventure kits” that include binoculars and hand lanterns. Simple but thoughtfully curated breakfasts of whole fruit and hard-boiled eggs are served each morning, and you can head up to a panoramic sky deck to sip on a glass of wine or read a book.
The property is also in the kind of place you’d most likely pass through on a given California road trip. Cambria is just off of the Pacific Coast Highway, smack-dab in the middle of the route from Los Angeles to San Francisco and just minutes from Hearst Castle – a certain William Randolph’s straight-out-of-a-fairytale mansion from 1919. It’s also a worthy destination in and of itself, with oceanfront trails and one of the last undiscovered shores in California. In fact, we wouldn’t blame you for making your road trip a bike trip instead, and spending your days cruising town – if that sounds more your speed, there are two-wheelers right inside the hotel.

Rooms

Accommodations are inspired by the neighboring beach, with sun-bleached woods and pops of turquoise. Artwork is by Iron & Resin, and goodies come in the form of an “adventure kit,” complete with a hand lantern and binoculars, plus the Apolis market bags, Halter Ranch wine other treats in your carefully curated minibar. Choose between a Deluxe King room, with a plush king-sized bed, or a Double Queen Fireplace room, with two queen beds and a fireplace.
Amenities?- 37-in. flat-screen TV- Compagnie de Provence

Location

Cambria is a charming coastal town, home to Moonstone Beach, where you can surf or swim, as well as a plethora of antiques shops, casual eateries and oceanfront biking trails (you can borrow a bike from the hotel directly). Nearby is Hearst Castle, a National Historic Landmark, and a couple hours up or down the scenic Pacific Coast Highway will get you to Monterey or Santa Barbara, perfect for day trips. You can even keep going to reach San Francisco or Los Angeles within a few hours.

How to Get There

Cambria Beach Lodge
6180 Moonstone Beach Dr
Cambria, CA 93428-1802 United States

Reviews

4.5 Very Good 178 Reviews
Absolutely Magnificent Experience!!!
Reviewed 3 days ago

Have ever wished to have your own retreat sanctuary to replenish and rejuvenated?
Well that’s how I feel about Cambria Beach Lodge...it’s a place where you’re greeted with authentic warmth at check in, the reception team’s joy is contagious...such amazing openness and authenticity, very personable...the ambience is total bliss, and the rooms are impeccable!
The lobby is inviting...a warm fireplace wall to wall windows to view the magnificence of Moonstone Beach’s boardwalk and vast Pacific Ocean...
The place feels congruent to Cambria’s charm, using the elements of wood and nature in their decor to enhance the experience of being there.
The light continental breakfast is AMAZING!!!
I took pictures when I saw it, so inviting with quality of choices...for me how food is presented is as important as how it tastes, and their nutritional value. Top notch! Creative display, every detail is harmonized ... even the wooden spoons and knifes instead of plastic..
I was so impressed I took pictures... I’ve travelled around a lot, and have been disappointed often...so I was impressed!!!

I slept soundly...the beds are VERY comfortable,
and from my room windows i could see the ocean, outside I had my pick of bicycles...also I spent two evenings up on the deck watching the sunset cozy with a warm blanket and in comfortable lounge chairs...a few early mornings as well, reading and listening to their unique pick soundtrack (I was delighted and wanted to know how I could access it on my music...sadly it’s the owners own pick) phenomenal taste!!!
I wrote and journaled for hours on the deck...
I could go on and on...Cambria Beach Lodge is the place for me to relax, rest, replenish, and find inspiration...time and time again...
Thank you all, from reception to housekeeping and staff!!!
I’m grateful that you are always true to your Mission and Vision!!!
I give you 10 stars 💫💫💫💫💫💫💫💫💫💫
Monika M Lazo

Fantastic place on Moonstone Drive
Reviewed 5 days ago

My husband and I stayed here to celebrate our 10 year wedding anniversary. Mind you we were here in March so the weather was a little touch and go, but that’s usually the case in most coastal cities in California. We didn’t mind at all because we live Cambria and make the trip from LA at least twice a year.

This as our first time staying at the Cambria Beach Lodge and we just loved it. There are rooms on the left and right when you pull in. We stayed in the last room on the left side of the motel, where you share just one wall. The rooms have recently been remodeled and were super clean and designed in a rustic beach style. Big comfy king bed with wood floors and nice big windows to let the ocean breeze in.

There’s a common perch area upstairs that you can take in a sunset while sipping your favorite wine. It’s a great view and comes with several lounge chairs to share.

The lodge serves a decent and homemade breakfast complete with breads, fruits, tea and coffee.

We really enjoyed our 3 night stay here and highly recommend Cambria Beach Lodge as your place to stay.

Little gem
Reviewed 6 days ago

We loved our stay at Cambria Beach Lodge. We stayed there for 1 night while driving on the Pacific Coast Highway.
Firstly Cambria was such an wonderful surprise. One of the places we loved most during our California trip. It's such a pretty little town, where we found amazing food (try the French restaurant in the town center) and a cafe with great coffee. The views are amazing and the hotel Lodge provides bikes you can ride to the town center or on the coast. We love that too. Try to be in front of the hotel at sunset to see the ocean and the sky - it's a truly beautiful experience.
Regarding the hotel, we could have not wished for more. It is a motel style accommodation and could be considered pretty basic, but it really offers all the comfort we wished for. It is very clean, with a lovely beach-style interior design, a big bathroom, parking spot and offers a light breakfast. Maybe for the breakfast I would have appreciated some bread and butter, but overall it was ok.
The view from the lobby or the terrace are amazing and the bikes are just a plus.
Loved it!

Hotel was super cute
Reviewed 7 days ago

Lovely location, super cute rooms, lovely toiletries and extras. You could tell the hotel and design had been really well thought out. Lady on reception was lovely, really enjoyed the little seating area overlooking the ocean. Very peaceful and a lovely stop on the way. We also were placed in the disabled room which meant it was much larger than the others, great bonus except we couldn't park right outside - but definitely not an issue.

One tiny thing was I didn't like not having a table or charging point on my side of the bed as it was pushed up against the window. Could be an issue for some couples.

Also, a great stop off but I did think Cambria was lacking slightly. I appreciate it is a tiny town but there were really only two restaurants that looked worth eating in (we ate in the mexican - it was really good and reasonably priced), and really not a lot going on elsewhere. I know some people would love that, but I kind of expected a little bit more for such a stop off tourist trap.

Overall the hotel is definitely worth a stay if you're heading up or down the 101.

Beautiful, serene, well-designed!
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed at Cambria Beach lodge for one night, and how I wish it was for longer!! We were in Room 5, which had disabled access and therefore was large, and so gorgeously decorated that I felt so comfortable and at home. My friend and I sat on the balcony overlooking the Pacific Ocean, with music playing in the background, for a good hour just enjoying the peace and beauty Cambria had to offer. Travelled from there to see the Elephant Seals, and into Cambria for dinner and had the most wonderful trip. If I ever end up in that side of the world again I would gladly stay there again!