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.
How to Get There
Our family of 3 stayed for a night here. The room was spacious and clean and the beds were comfortable. The staff were friendly and helpful, made you feel very welcome. There were bikes you could use if you were keen to cruise around. Nice pastries and fruit for breakfast. Would definitely recommend this place when looking for reasonably priced accom in Cambria.
We had a great stay here. Obviously a great location right across the street from the ocean. Great views from the lobby, though you could barely see the ocean from the one window (in the bathroom of our room). Our room was SUPER small, but nicely decorated with cool and comfortable furniture. Overall loved the atmosphere of the hotel. It was very hip in a Kimpton/Ace Hotel kind of way. Their complimentary breakfast and coffee in the lobby was great, and the staff were all amazingly friendly and helpful!
My boyfriend and I couldn't have had a better stay at Cambria Beach Lodge. We were hard pressed to find a good pit stop between San Francisco and Santa Barbara along the coast that fit within our budget while living up to our standards and are so grateful we discovered this hidden gem. CBL's small touches are what made our stay so incredible -- from the rooftop deck where we were able to watch the sunset, to the kombucha on tap at the front desk, to the handmade crafts for sale in each room, everything was perfect. The entire establishment is recently renovated and the rooms are clean and adorable. We couldn't recommend this place more if you're taking any adventure along Highway 1.
What a fun place! Location can’t be beat! Right across from the enchanting Moonstone Beach with its classic ,wonderful boardwalk and close to town. Walk 2 doors down to the best seafood in town. Bikes available and free! Lovely breakfast of croissants, breads, fruits with a view of the waves. Sundeck with lounge sofas upstairs again with a view. In love with the decor! The lobby and the rooms have a fun and young vibe. Bed and linens comfy. Very clean. Loved staying here and will always recommend it. An old 60’s motel redone right!
Dec 2, 2018
There is nothing in the definition of Lodge that meets this motel.
Although right next to the Pacific- all rooms face north or south. But going outside it is most definitely a presence. Walking was right across the street on a 1.5 mile boardwalk. NIce.
The light breakfast was good and sufficient- Coffee was wanting-good carb choices though. The rooms are clean - but yet need some maintenance. It rained and our bathroom was completely flooded. The staff responded immediately and we exchanged rooms.Abundance of smiling face on all the staff. Do not expect a luxurious lodge but a fairly decent upgraded (from the 80's) beach tourist motel accommodation.
Location dictates price and these were average and priced high- Parking was very easy and very acceptable and the wi-fi was faster than most motels I have stayed at.