Cambria Beach Lodge
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
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.
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
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.
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Couldn’t fault the place only wish we’d booked for more nights .
Loved our room the bed was so comfy !
Bathroom was lovely
Loved the communal sun terrace
Breakfast was nice
The sunset was absolutely stunning !
Had a great meal down the road , the fish restaurant was shut on the night we stayed which was a shame .
Would love to re visit this place !
I have stayed here multiple times, and it has always been excellent. My most recent stay was no exception! The minute I arrived, I immediately felt like my mini-vacation started. The front desk staff welcomed me with a delicious complimentary Kombucha beverage, checked me in smoothly, and answered a few of my questions. One of the main reasons I love this place so much is for its location. It is right across the street from Moonstone Beach and the boardwalk that runs along the cliff above the beach. I also love the bikes they have on-site! I recommend taking them for a ride to Fiscalini Ranch.
When I wasn't out on the bike, exploring the town or on the beach, I was thoroughly enjoying the beautiful sundeck! I would say this was another highlight of my stay because it is very relaxing and tucked away from the wind (if there is any). The breakfast offered is delicious and simple! The baked goods are from a local bakery in town!
I will continue staying here whenever I take a mini-vacation to Cambria. The design, service, and location are on point!
I should have asked more questions regarding what amenities they have. No frig or microwave. We took our dog who is on a special diet so we make her food and needed to be refrigerated. The room was clean but very minimal. Only 1 chair, no table. At least they were pet friendly.