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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
sky mountain rock Coast Nature cliff Sea terrain hillside

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 288 Reviews
Cutest Lodge on the Water
micahc986

My husband and I stayed here for two nights while visiting Hearst Castle from LA. We stayed in room 2. The gentleman in the lobby at check-in was very nice, gave us recommendations for dinner, and told us about breakfast and how to borrow the bicycles and helmets. Breakfast was delicious with coffee, hard boiled eggs, some kind of marbled chocolate coffee cake with butter and jam. Our room had 2 queen beds (we were anticipating my sister-in-law coming with us), a fireplace, a large bathroom and large shower, and was very clean and decorated nicely. Outside, there is a cute patio up some stairs by the lobby door. Overall, we had a great stay and would highly recommend Cambria Beach Lodge. We will definitely stay here again if we are coming through.

Very quaint and clean hotel
Carol P

I really enjoyed staying at this hotel as the room was very clean. The room had been update to modern rustic with a beach flare which was just adorable. The morning breakfast in the lobby area was a nice touch. The best part was that I could walk across the street and be at the beautiful Pacific Ocean.

the cons and pros of my recent stay.
348lynnew

I have stayed at many places on Moonstone, this is my first time here. And was shocked to see that the there was (here are the CONS) "NO IN ROOM COFFEE and NO MINI FRIDGE. these things are such a standard that it through me for a loop and i had a "mini meltdown" Since i like my early coffee and had brought my own food and other items that need to be refrigerated. Now they do serve coffee in the lobby but that opens at 7:30am (by then i would have been on my 3rd cup)

(PROS) They do have a unique "minibar" basket filled with items like cracker jacks, wasabi peas, epic bars, sunscreen and wine, i had them remove the "minibar basket" and wine because i wanted to use the "desk" for my books and other items, space in limited.
Beer along with Kombucha on tap are sold in the lobby. They have a light breakfast with hard boiled eggs, coffee juice and yummy lemon-ginger breakfast bread.

I was in room 4. No closet, but a place to hang clothes Bathroom door hit the toilet. Nice bed and pillows, very comfy. Each room had a one adirondack chair, so if you had two in a room???? A wool blanket is provided so you could wrap yourself up in as you sat in chair. They have a communal upper deck where you can watch the sunset. Boardwalk is across the street and the beach access is just down the way.

A shout out to the nice staff Jessica and Bob. Who handled my "mini-meltdown" in stride...