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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 279 Reviews
Perfect simple stopover on our Big Sur road trip
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped over for one night to break up our journey between LA and Carmel and it was perfect. The motel itself is trendy, modern and clean, with simple amenities which make it fun! Would highly recommend!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Love, love, love this place!!! Fresh, comfortable, and full of surprise in the detail. Hope to return. My daughter and I were totally charmed by the Cambria Beach Lodge. Arrived from Santa Barbara, woke next day and after bike ride and Hearst Castle, drove to Carmel. Amazing day!

Cool vibe, beautiful views
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Gorgeous views of the beach, and easy access to the walking path along the cliff. Cute, low key town. Very cool vibes from the hotel. Loved the complimentary breakfast and all day coffee. Beds were comfy, and really enjoyed the fireplace and amenities in the room.

Increadibly comfortable!
Reviewed 1 month ago

Cambria beach lodge was a last minute booking on our trip and to date has by far been our best. The rooms were felt newly renovated, the bed was increadibly comfortable & the staff were so friendly. There is a beautiful restaurant 2 doors up so you can leave your car and have a wine at the fire then dinner.
Breakfast was lovely! Our only regret is that we could not stay longer. We will tell others about our great stay.

Beautiful location, nice room
Reviewed 1 month ago

A pity our room didn't have a sea view as the location was beautiful. The room was nice, clean and had everything we needed. Breakfast selection was very limited, but they don't pretend it will be anything else so I was more than happy.