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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 #10 of 11 Hotels in Cambria
San Francisco, California
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29 hotel reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
“Lovely and convenient.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2013

We stayed at the El Colibri en route from the Bay Area to LA. Cambria (wine tasting) and nearby Hearst Castle break up the trip very nicely. The El Colibri is modern, well appointed and well located (but not directly fronting Moonstone Beach). If you can live without it being beachfront, it is a great option. We would (and plan to) stay there again. Our room had a very comfortable king bed and large bathroom to die for. It lacked for nothing. Decor is modern. The Inn has a wine bar, and Moonstone Beach and restaurants are just down the road.

Room Tip: The back-facing rooms are quieter. They don't face the beach, but the view is very nice.
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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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
    • 4 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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Costa Mesa, California
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6 hotel reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2013

Although there is no direct view from the El Colibri, Moonstone Beach is a very short walk away. It is quiet. The rooms are lovely, the wine bar fun and inviting, staff is helpful. I would stay here anytime I'm in the Moonstone Beach, Cambria area.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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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Atascadero, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013

I went with my wife for a short stay and really enjoyed our brief vacation. The rooms were large with a fireplace, separate sitting area and beautiful large bathrooms. We enjoyed the large jacuzzi tub in the room, as well as the steam sauna and rooftop jacuzzi. We also enjoyed the convenience of the wine bar in the hotel and their ample/reasonably priced appetizers. The staff were most helpful and arranged dinner and tickets to visit Hearst Castle.

Highly recommend & will return again.

Room Tip: Rooms along the back overlook the nature preserve.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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Exeter, CA
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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2013

This was our second stay at the El Colibri Hotel and Spa. We found the rooms just as inviting as we did previously. It can be a very romantic stay - fireplaces in the rooms, sauna on the 2nd floor and an outdoor spa. The front desk clerk (female) wasn't very friendly this year - perhaps she had a bad day. We will not let her mood restrict us from staying again! Love the room and location, even if there isn't a view.

  • Stayed January 2013, 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Garden Valley, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2013

I really like this hotel. The staff is wonderful, and they go out of their way to be of service. I would have given this hotel an excellent review, but the blower fan that is in the bathroom is very loud and cannot be turned off, so being a light sleeper, made it uncomfortable for me.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Santa Ana, California
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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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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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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 Spa Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#9 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):
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