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Bluebird Motel

1880 Main St., Cambria, CA 93428
Bluebird Motel
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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San Anselmo, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had a delightful time at this perfectly situated motel in the wonderful little seaside town of Cambria, California. The Bluebird is clean, comfortable, and reasonably priced, and it has a very friendly staff.

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Lemoore, California
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3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Got the last room available for two nights over Memorial Day Weekend. Room cost extra because it was creekside view. This property is older, as are most in Cambria. Though the room decor was definitely no frills, it was comfortable, quiet and very clean, which is exactly what we wanted. The room had a very comfortable king size bed, a... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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54 reviews 54 reviews
8 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

And like going back to another time, when AAA approval ratings meant a lot, pre-internet. The bright look of the Bluebird shows they care about cleanliness, and the welcome mat is out the minute you check in. Actually, before: I reserved from overseas, and it was clear that the Bluebird was well-run and welcoming. A few minutes' walk to good... More 

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O'Fallon, Missouri
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Outdated interior but clean. Friendly staff. They had a car club there the weekend we stayed which they failed to mention and they were very noisy and in some cases took two parking spots. There is shopping and restaurants within walking distance.

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Sydney, Australia
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63 hotel reviews
165 helpful votes 165 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As many others have said the place is clean and comfortable. We were a family of 4 and all we really wanted was something comfortable, clean, and where we could walk to a place to eat. It ticked all boxes and was only around $160 for one of the larger rooms with a lounge that had a sofa bed. All... More 

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Redlands
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have been going to the Bluebird since 1989--we just visited there again after a few years absent and it is great to know that it is still a very charming, CLEAN, and comfy place to stay--we can just park our car and walk everywhere we want to go!

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Los Angeles, California
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 via mobile

The Bluebird is right in the middle of Cambria proper. The hotels on the ocean are pricier with better views, but this motel is generally a pretty good deal at about half the price of the ocean hotels. If you are looking to walk around Cambria and shop/dine without having to drive a car, this is well situated. It is... More 

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4 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Very well located close to restaurants!! Really nice size, clean and cosy room, comfortable bed, service was great very helpful to provide tips of the places around. Had a good stay! the only issue was the wifi that was not the greatest, maybe my room was not very well located!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Love this place! Friendly attentive staff, quaint rooms, gardens invite all kinds of song birds. Right in the center of town so convenient to everything. Simplicity at it's finest. The only place we stay

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Camarillo, California
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16 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Pleasant, quiet and somewhat picturesque, this motel is reminiscent of the good motels that populated the country in the 50's & 60's yet has been updated to today's world. Beds and pillows are comfortable. The garden rooms have individual decks and a fireplace, refrigerator and a coffee maker, flat screen TV, etc.. Nicely laid out. Staff was friendly and helpful.... More 

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