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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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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.


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.

How to Get There

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


4.5 Very Good 256 Reviews
Cozy and Upbeat
Reviewed 3 days ago

What an adorable property. Simple, quaint, beach front ... what else can you ask for?! We used a Groupon to visit our first time for under $120 but now we go back every chance we get. We love the lobby where you can enjoy the gorgeous ocean view along with a delicious breakfast and the cozy fireplace. We always sit there for a couple hours while we battle each other in a game of chess. I always win! LOL Just visiting this property makes you a WINNER! Enjoy!!!

Beautiful location, not the best nights sleep
Reviewed 3 days ago

The location is beautiful! The hotel is decorated very charming. Free coffee and pastries in the lobby for breakfast. Due to loud footsteps along the deck, thin walls, and a hard mattress, didn’t get the best nights rest. Cell service is very bad and WiFi isn’t strong. But overall, you can’t beat the location. Right across the street from the ocean, and boardwalk to walk along aide of it. Minutes away from cute shopping on Main Street! Would bring my own pillow next time and some earplugs!

great hotel with an amazing view!
Reviewed 4 days ago

I stayed here for 3 nights with a friend and our favorite part of the trip was walking on the boardwalk alongside the ocean. We couldn't have asked for a better place to park ourselves and watch the ocean work its magic. The rooms are sparse but cute, and some of them have electric fireplaces, which are super cozy on a rainy night (and day). The seafood restaurant next door is fantastic, and it's so nice to walk back after splitting a bottle of wine (it's cash only, so plan accordingly).

CALL to sleep hearing the Pacific Ocean waves.
Reviewed 4 days ago

If your looking for a great comfy lodging consider staying here when you visit Cambria. Directly across the street of the Pacific Ocean.
No Refrigerator or coffee maker in room but plenty ice and free lobby coffee/tea and daily connitental breakfast.
Recently updated so no problem of rebooking for us. Best sea food Eatery only to properties away too.
It's a gem and reasonable lodging.

Cute hotel and great location!
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Cambria Beach Lodge was perfect for our one night there. I wouldn't suggest any longer than maybe 3 nights - the space is just right for a long weekend! The room was adorable and amenities at the hotel were good. I only rated this a 4 instead of a 5 because of the bathrooms. After such an extensive renovation and in comparison to the remainder of the room, the bathroom was a let down