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El Colibri Hotel and Spa
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   5620 Moonstone Beach Drive, Cambria, CA 93428   |  
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Ranked #9 of 10 Hotels in Cambria
Santa Ana, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Great stay!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

The rooms are modern, clean and comfortable. Check in was a breeze. I had a massage with Terry and it was amazing. You can hear the waves from your room. The breakfast selection is perfect. Holly was so nice and helpful. We will be back for sure. Don't miss the live music night, so much fun!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013 via mobile

I was pleasantly surprised how nice this adorable boutique-like hotel is. The hotel, room, spa area are all exceptionally lean (and I'm very picky) and the bedding is very comfortable. They had a great guitar singer in the bar area and the staff were very friendly. I'd definitely stay here again!!

Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

It was brave, but I took my entire family here for new years. 6 toddlers, in-laws, adults...i was expecting a disaster. Somehow it all went great. And the hotel was the reason. It is in our favorite location, there was great music, and new years was filled with champagne and food. The owner was there and she was nice to us. One caution is that the room with the king and queen is right above the noise, so don't get it if you want sleep during the nights they have entertainment. Otherwise, I highly recommend. Not the most kid friendly, but the breakfast made up for it.

Room Tip: not the queen and king room over the live music on a weekend.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Los Angeles, California
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9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012

This hotel is well situated on Moonstone Beach Drive. The room was large and well appointed, including a fireplace. The staff was friendly and informative regarding the area and local restaurants and sites. The breakfast was more than ample and located in a very inviting area.
We didn't get a chance to use the spa but it looked like it would be something we might enjoy the next time.

Room Tip: I would imagine that all the rooms are large and well appointed.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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7 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012

We stayed at this hotel for one night after traveling through the area, visiting the Hearst Castle, etc. I was very nervous because of the other reviews but it looked like the nicest hotel in the area. It was totally fine! It is a very boutique-y hotel - there was not a lot of staff so don't expect help with your luggage - but the rooms were very nice, clean and well appointed. It is in a great location, you can't see the ocean from the hotel but you just walk outside onto a boardwalk and you're there in about 2 minutes. I think i met the manager/owner that everyone is talking about and while he wasn't effusive or warm, he did provide us with the information we were looking for. I think he's just not a people person, which is a shame considering his occupation - but for one night it was just right!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Springfield, Missouri
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3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2012

We were there during the Cambria Scarecrow Festival which is delightful. Just a short down the boardwalk to the ocean. Attentive staff, very nice rooms and close enough to launch some great wine trips in Paso Robles. Great winter rates as well!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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San Francisco, California
1 review
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2012

My wife, myself and my children had an encounter with the infamous mean manager PRAGNA I say infamous because I was shocked when I read all the bad reviews about the manager PRAGNA on YELP and TRIPADVISOR. She didn't spoil our trip or anything...but she treated us poorly enough that I wanted to go online and see if anyone else had a strange and confrontational experience at El Colbiri. Guess I'm not alone in this one. PRAGNA taught my children a good lesson on how not to treat people. I don't believe that she's the owner of this hotel. Otherwise, she would have been nicer and understood that good customer service and a quality experience brings people back to your establishment. Pretty walls and tile...Yucky vibe and environment.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about El Colibri Hotel and Spa

Address: 5620 Moonstone Beach Drive, Cambria, CA 93428
Location: United States > California > San Luis Obispo County > Cambria
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Spa Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#8 Romantic Hotel in Cambria
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — El Colibri Hotel and Spa 3.5*
Number of rooms: 34
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our wine and appetizer bar offers a variety tastes waiting for you ... more   less 
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