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“Nothing fancy, but a great stay nonetheless” 4 of 5 stars
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1880 Main St., Cambria, CA 93428   |  
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Ranked #13 of 30 Cambria B&B and Inns
San Diego, CA
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“Nothing fancy, but a great stay nonetheless”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

The rooms were pretty simple, and a bit dated, but were clean and had everything we needed. The breakfast wasn't anything too exciting but it's nice to have the option. However, the price, friendly staff, the quaint lobby area, and the easy walk to plenty of shops and restaurants made this a great stay in Cambria. We'd stay here again when passing through Cambria.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

The Bluebird is a older style drive in motel that has been maintained very well and is extremely clean. The location in the heart of Cambria is within walking distance of many restaurants and shops in the town, It is only 8 miles from Hearst Castle which makes it a great choice to stay when visiting the Castle or a nice midway stop when driving the PCH. We found the staff to be very pleasant and helpful, although the motel does not offer a lot of frills they do have free WiFi, flat screen TV's, nice plush towels, comfortable beds, coffee in the lobby and some great pound cake in the morning. Comparing prices to the other motels in the area the Bluebird is a very good value. We spent 2 nights at the Bluebird and look forward to staying again when in the area.

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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Green Valley, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Located 8 miles from the Hurst Castle, in the charming town of Cambria, this hotel is not only wonderful for tourists, but would make a great place for a family reunion or a destination wedding if you wanted to be married on the beach. We liked it so much that we stayed two nights.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Grass Valley, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

We were rather disappointed with the very ordinary rooms at a rate of $120.
Breakfast, comprised of coffee and pastry, doesn't start until 7:30am, when most people , who are traveling through are already gone. It's a place to sleep and go for too much money.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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North Palm Beach, Florida, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014 via mobile

The Bluebird is not fancy but quaint and comfortable. The rooms have everything you need. We had a smaller inexpensive room and still had plenty of drawer space, flat screen TV, free WiFi, and 2 chairs. The bathroom was immaculate (this is one of my pet peeves when traveling). Danielle who answered the phone was lovely and very helpful. The hotel is located walking distance to all the shops so parking wasn't an issue. We would definitely stay here again.

Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

My group had a short one-night stay at this hotel. Check-in was quick and the staff friendly and helpful with finding a place to eat. They have a book of local menus to look through. Plenty of parking on-site.

Hotel is older in terms of furniture and decor but seems well-maintained. We stayed in a 2-room suite, which split between four people was VERY affordable. The bathroom was older and small with just a shower and no fan, but no complaints otherwise. It had four smaller comfortable beds with minimum linens (I mean no Marriott layer cake of a bed). No coffee maker, but the lobby is close and has fresh coffee in the morning.

Overall, it was a convenient comfortable stay. Nothing fancy, but exactly what we needed!

Room Tip: The two-room family suite was up front near the road, but there is not a ton of traffic. Two beds we...
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

Very good nights rest. Attractive, clean room in quiet location. Convenient location near restaurants, plenty of parking. Quiet attractive grounds surrounding Victorian house. Everything you need is in the room except no coffee maker, or telephone. The lobby has coffee. tea or chocolate mix until 10 PM. Mattress was pretty comfortable and the pillows were medium quality. Appreciated that they had an extra blanket on the shelf.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Bluebird Motel

Address: 1880 Main St., Cambria, CA 93428
Location: United States > California > San Luis Obispo County > Cambria
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Free Parking Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #13 of 30 B&Bs / Inns in Cambria
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 37
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Family Owned ~ Quiet comfortable rooms in a unique garden-creekside setting with charming country decor; this is what we are. Our unique property has a variety of rooms ranging from our original cozy rooms to our new creekside/fireplace rooms and suites. Old fashioned hospitality and charming atmosphere in the heart of Cambria. Walking distance to shops and restaurants. ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Bluebird Hotel Cambria

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