We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Cambria Palms Motel

2662 Main Street, Cambria, CA 93428
Hotel amenities
Book on
TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with Tingo to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
Best prices for: 1 room 1 guest
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 6 more sites!
Cambria Palms Motel
Professional photos View all
Browse nearby
Cambria Palms Motel
Add Photo Write a Review

177 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Your overall rating of this property
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Traveler rating
    69
    57
    34
    7
    10
See reviews for
35
82
18
6
Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (28)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
    (177)
  • Mar-May only
    (42)
  • Jun-Aug only
    (50)
  • Sep-Nov only
    (59)
  • Dec-Feb only
    (26)
All months
Ventura, California
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great location and value for a quick stop off on our way to Big Sur. Walk to pizza and ice cream! I was on a mother son road trip and felt quite safe at this quaint little spot. Nothing fancy but did the trick.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Palm Springs, Florida
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Palms Motel is an excellent budget choice. It's essentially a motor lodge. PROS: clean room, very comfortable bed, free wifi, free use of bikes to pedal around town, mini fridge, coffee maker. CONS: no air conditioning so you have to leave your window open and therefore are exposed to outside noise (people walking by, talking, etc.). The motel backs... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here after a long day on the motorcycles. It is very convenient to downtown and we could leave our bikes and walk to dinner. It is very dated but clean. It does have a coffee maker and refrig. The rooms are paper thin and you can hear the person next door clear their throat. If you are looking... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
London, England, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
45 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I wanted to find accommodation close to the Pacific Coast Highway without paying extortionate rates to stay in Big Sur. Discovered this place purely by chance online and it proved a good find. Classic motel set-up but nicely executed. Clean room, comfy beds and nice modern bathrooms. Nice little extra touches like the evening fire pit as well. Cambria is... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
CambriaPalmsMotel, Manager at Cambria Palms Motel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for writing us this awesome review. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us and we hope to see you again soon. More 

Clearwater, Florida
Level Contributor
93 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

It is hard to get all we want when travelling and stop to get a place to stay. We were at Hearst Castle, and needed to sleep one night close by just be able to get back the next day for our morning tour. San Simian has 10 hotels on the HWY, we stop in a few, and the price,... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
CambriaPalmsMotel, Manager at Cambria Palms Motel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for writing us a review. Reviews help tell us what we are doing well and what we can improve. We are so glad you stayed with us and we hope to see you again soon! More 

1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015 via mobile

The Cambria Palms was great, the rooms, while basic, are decorated very nicely and the gardens are lovely! They've taken a little motel and maximized its potential to the fullest. The price is right, too! We had a great walking around and enjoying the restaurants and bars in the friendly town of Cambria.

Was this review helpful? Yes
CambriaPalmsMotel, Manager at Cambria Palms Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to write us a review, we can't wait to see new reviews. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and we hope to see you soon. More 

PA
Level Contributor
42 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

I stayed here on my way up the coast, as I assume many others do. It was a very last minute budget trip, and to be honest I was a little afraid of what I'd get for so little money. I had no reason to worry. The woman at the front desk--sadly, I do not recall her name--could not have... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
CambriaPalmsMotel, Manager at Cambria Palms Motel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the amazing review, we love hearing from guests! We loved having you and we hope to see you again in the near future. More 

Los Angeles, CA
Level Contributor
111 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

We love staying on Moonstone. But for our latest trip, we just couldn't afford it. We chose this place in Cambria because we could stay for two nights for less than the cost of one on the beach. So we went into it, knowing it wouldn't be what we're used to, as the past 2 times we stayed on the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
CambriaPalmsMotel, Manager at Cambria Palms Motel, responded to this review

We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and we were so glad to have you. We cannot wait to see you again during your next stay in Cambria! More 

Level Contributor
7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

A friend and I stayed here for a night during our trip between Los Angeles and San Francisco. I thought it was a great place and a great price. Nice and clean. Quiet location. The beds were nice and comfortable. I would definitely stay here again.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
CambriaPalmsMotel, Manager at Cambria Palms Motel, responded to this review

We are so glad you enjoyed your stay! We love getting reviews and we love hearing how were doing! Thank you for staying with us and we hope to see you soon. More 

Los Angeles, California
Level Contributor
40 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

The exterior appearance looked like an old motel. However, the room was relatively current, very clean, quite nice. Great bath. Although there were a fair number of guests (I believe rooms on both sides of us were occupied), the motel was absolutely silent at night. This is not on the beach, but the beach is about 10 mins away, for... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
CambriaPalmsMotel, Manager at Cambria Palms Motel, responded to this review

We loved having you! Thank you for the amazing review! We hope to see you soon! More 

Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

61 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (34)
Viewed
Room/suite (5)
Viewed
Bathroom (1)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (6)
Viewed
View from room (2)
Viewed
1:57
Videos (1)
Viewed
Other (19)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (27)
Viewed
View from room (3)
Viewed
Room/suite (9)
Viewed
Other (15)
Check In Check Out
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Hotels you might also like...
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

Amenities

Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check In Check Out Check Out
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Price Your Stay