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Cambria Beach Lodge

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#7 of 17 hotels in Cambria
Location
4.9
Cleanliness
4.7
Service
4.6
Value
4.3
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Beach
Bicycle rental
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Electric vehicle charging station
Wifi
Breakfast buffet
Bicycles available
Hiking
Fishing
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
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Room features
Private balcony
Telephone
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
Hair dryer
Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
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HOTEL CLASS
2.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Green
Ocean View
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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4.5 of 5 bubbles417 reviews
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Cambria Beach Lodge is hailed for its exceptional service, with staff members who are both friendly and eager to assist, according to guests. The lodge's value and cozy comfort make it a favorite for many, offering a great stay at an affordable price. While some guests have mentioned the rooms are on the smaller side and there's a need for more storage space, the overall cleanliness and stylish decor have earned high marks. The amenities, especially the complimentary bikes and inviting communal areas, add to the hotel's charm. Its prime location is also a highlight, offering easy access to the beach and local attractions.
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JanaTustin_CA wrote a review Apr 4
Tustin, CA11 contributions14 helpful votes
We stayed in the Beach House room for the second time. It's a small apartment upstairs with a balcony looking right at Moonstone Beach, and has a full kitchen. It is quiet and private and super clean. The location is perfect and front desk staff very friendly. We enjoyed the breakfast & coffee too.
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Date of stay: March 2024
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Responded 1 week ago
Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We are pleased to hear you were able to enjoy our many amenities, convenient location, and clean rooms. We've passed on your compliments to our staff, and hope you will visit us again soon.
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Christopher K wrote a review Mar 2024
La Habra, California3 contributions
I really don’t want to tell anyone about this place and keep it my secret so it would be less booked when I want to stay, haha, but that wouldn’t be fair to the business. Super convenient location off pch, really friendly staff, immaculate rooms, perfect views, nice morning coffee and treats, so so very close to the Moonstone beach boardwalk trail. I will be bookmarking this motor lodge for all my trips to Cambria in the future. My only negatives were there wasn’t a lot of space if I wanted to work on my laptop inside the room and the mini bar and pay-to-use items take up a large portion of the table area inside your room. On the flip side, there is a nice quiet lobby to sit down and work and also the terrace that overlooks the road is a nice spot too.
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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Traveled with family
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Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Christopher, It was such a pleasure to welcome you to Cambria Beach Lodge! We are thrilled that you enjoyed so many aspects, from our fabulous location and hospitable team to our delicious breakfast offerings and stunning views. Thank you for your kind review, and we look forward to welcoming you back for another incredible stay soon!
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Amy R wrote a review Mar 2024
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Stayed here for 3 nights, the staff was amazing, super friendly and helpful. The room was clean, cute as heck, and super comfortable for my spouse and I. It has the perfect location to walk straight to the gorgeous beach, or into town. Lots of recreational trails to enjoy, and they have bikes you can check out from this hotel. It was my first time in Cambria and I absolutely loved it. Highly recommend!
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Date of stay: March 2024
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Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear Amy, We were delighted to host you for three nights at Cambria Beach Lodge. It's fantastic that you loved everything from our desirable location to our thoughtfully designed accommodations. You pay us the greatest compliment by recommending our property to other guests! Please come back soon!
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Tom G wrote a review Mar 2024
10 contributions3 helpful votes
Very lovely accommodation right on the beach. May be the most comfortable bed I have slept on in many years. Wonderful service from the staff. (Example: Rooms do not come with a refrigerator, but they put one in for us at our request.) Lovely quality simple breakfast. Good coffee! Only shortcoming might be the rooms are a bit small. Everything else is splendid.
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Date of stay: March 2024
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Response from General Manager, General Manager at Cambria Beach Lodge
Responded Mar 5, 2024
It was an honor to have you stay with us at Cambria Beach Lodge. We appreciate you taking the time out of your day to provide us with feedback on your stay. We strive to provide a positive experience for all our guests, so it is great to hear you felt comfortable in your room and enjoyed your stay. With so much to do in Cambria, we hope to see you again soon.
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thejoyciecat wrote a review Jan 2024
Santa Cruz, California332 contributions234 helpful votes
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The Cambria Beach Lodge was a great place to stay after a day at Hearst Castle and exploring the cute little town of Cambria. It's on the Moonstone Beach area of hotels/motels, just a short drive from town. It seems that the Lodge was once an old 1950s motel but it got renovated into a cute boutique hotel with a beach vibe. The rooms don't face the ocean but the ocean is literally across the street! We lucked out with gorgeous October weather and enjoyed walking up and down the wooden boardwalk in both directions. One day it was really windy, but at least it wasn't foggy. This is the California coast, bring layers. There's free bike rentals, they're beach cruisers and I think you can only ride them on the street, not the boardwalk. We didn't use this amenity but it's available! Back to the hotel room, like I said, it was probably once a 1950s motel, and the size of the room reflects that. It's pretty cozy in there. But at least it's clean and cute. If you needed to be in your room to work on your laptop and need space, I recommend you go to the lobby, which is nicely furnished and bright. The lobby is also where the free breakfast is, and that's just coffee/tea and pastries, so don't get too excited about that. Speaking of food, there's not too many restaurant options within walking distance in this area. The Sea Chest Oyster Bar is a few steps away, but beware they are cash only and the line to get on the waiting list starts really early, we saw people brought their own lawn chairs to sit while they waited! (Not sure how early they were there, it opens at 5:30 and when we walked by at 5, the line was already super long.) Anyway, if you enjoy looking at the ocean and do not mind cozy, cute rooms, then I highly recommend the Cambria Beach Lodge!
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Date of stay: October 2023
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Responded Jan 30, 2024
Thank you for choosing Cambria Beach Lodge! We are delighted you enjoyed your visit and appreciated our beach vibe and prime location. We are also thrilled that you found our rooms cozy and clean and that our lobby provided ample space when needed. It was a pleasure to have you stay with us, and we are grateful for your recommendation. We hope to see you again soon!
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Carla S wrote a review Dec 2023
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This is a great hotel at a great price. The staff is friendly and also they have bicycles!! The breakfast was good and the views and comfort are even better. The hotel is conveniently located and easy to find. I would definitely go back!
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Date of stay: December 2023Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Responded Dec 12, 2023
Dear Carla, Thank you for your enthusiastic review! We're thrilled you enjoyed your stay, especially appreciating our friendly team, the availability of bicycles, and the light morning offerings. It's also wonderful to hear that the views and comfort of our hotel exceeded your expectations. Your eagerness to return is the highest compliment we could receive. We can't wait to welcome you back to Cambria Beach Lodge for another great experience!
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Tom G wrote a review Nov 2023
22 contributions4 helpful votes
This was the best place we stayed on our California road trip. Moonstone Beach is beautiful and serene. Cambria Beach Lodge is one of the more expensive options there, but it was a wonderful place to stay. The terrace offers incredible sunset views and the reception room is a nice space to sit with a drink (they sell cans) after the sun goes down. The breakfast is very basic but does the job and the free bike hire was a bonus. Be aware it's not very easy to walk to Cambria after dark, there are a few food / drink options at Moonstone Beach but most shut very early (8:30pm) and have long queues.
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Date of stay: November 2023
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Responded Nov 30, 2023
Dear Tom, Thank you for choosing Cambria Beach Lodge during your California road trip! We're delighted you got to experience our stunning sunset views from the terrace. We appreciate your kind words about our hotel and look forward to welcoming you back in the future.
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Kevin V wrote a review Nov 2023
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I have to leave a glowing recommendation for this lodge. This was just one of six places that my wife and I stayed at, on a ten day drive up the coast. But this place will be somewhere I will talk about for the rest of my life. Not, mind you, for the beautiful views, which it has an abundance of. Or for the great location, from which we were able to walk to multiple great food and wine spots. Not even for the warm, clean, and inviting rooms, which they were. But the greatest feature that this lodge has is the people who work there to make each guests stay special. My wife and I were celebrating our twenty year wedding anniversary by driving up the coast together. It was an amazing trip until we checked into one of our other locations and we noticed that my wife's wedding ring was missing the center stone. We were crushed. There is simply nothing we could do. It's worse than a needle in a haystack. After the trip was over, she emailed the locations we had stayed at, as a last ditch effort to find some hope. Three months went by and we had come to peace with the fact that we got twenty great years out of the gem, and we had started to look into replacing it. My wife got an email, out of the blue, from the great people at the Cambria Beach Lodge. They too, had been touched by the sad situation we had fallen into, and had been keeping an eye out on the cleaning equipment that they use to clean the rooms. To our amazement, they found the stone and sent it back to us. I can't tell you how special that is. It would have been so easy for them to just keep it, or disregard our misfortune. It warms my heart to know that there is still amazing people in the world that will go out of their way for complete strangers. I now have a great story to tell our family for generations, and I will always do my best to tell the story of the wonderful staff that cares at the Cambria Beach Lodge.
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Date of stay: July 2023
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Responded Nov 17, 2023
Dear Kevin, We are delighted you chose to spend your twentieth anniversary with us at Cambria Beach Lodge! It fills our hearts with joy that we were able to retrieve your wife's gem, and we are truly grateful for your kind words about our hardworking staff. Thank you for highlighting so many fantastic aspects of our property, and we hope you'll revisit us for another superb experience.
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trav0123 wrote a review Oct 2023
New York City, New York39 contributions35 helpful votes
Very cute hotel with friendly service. The rooms are done very well, and a quaint (limited) breakfast in the mornings. The location is gorgeous, right across from Moonstone Beach. The only advice I would have is dress warm! We froze, even in the room.
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Date of stay: October 2023
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Responded Oct 28, 2023
Thank you for choosing to stay with us at Cambrian Beach Lodge. We are thrilled to learn you enjoyed your stay. Guest feedback is always appreciated and we thank you for highlighting our excellent location, attentive staff, and comfortable accommodations. We hope to see you again soon. It was a pleasure hosting you.
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Pamela K wrote a review Oct 2023
Royal Oak, Michigan3 contributions
Adorable, well-appointed rooms with intimate, friendly staff. They upgraded us to the ocean view king room with a fireplace and we were so excited! They also loaned us an electric kettle for our late night tea. The beds were so soft and we both slept quite well. Breakfast was simple but filling: coffee, tea, juice, oatmeal, hard-boiled eggs and some pastries from a local bakery. Can’t beat the view and location-close to everything! My only complaint was the location of the toilet paper holder-very hard to reach. But that is a small thing. Would definitely revisit this cute lodge!
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Date of stay: October 2023
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Responded Oct 27, 2023
Dear Pamela, It was a pleasure to welcome you as our guest, and we’re elated that you thoroughly enjoyed your stay with us. We work hard to meet expectations like yours, and we’re happy to hear our hospitable team, well-appointed suites, and tasty light morning offerings hit the mark for you. Hopefully, you took full advantage of our convenient location, and we appreciate you mentioning it to your fellow travelers. Thank you for your glowing review, and we hope you return soon!
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PRICE RANGE
$192 - $299 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
the mariner`s hotel cambria
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
The Mariner's Inn
LOCATION
United StatesCaliforniaSan Luis Obispo CountyCambria
NUMBER OF ROOMS
27
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Frequently Asked Questions about Cambria Beach Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Cambria Beach Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Fiscalini Ranch Preserve (0.5 miles), Highway 1 Road Trip (4.9 miles), and Moonstone Drive (0.4 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Cambria Beach Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Cambria Beach Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Cambria Beach Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Cambria Beach Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Madeline's Restaurant & Wine Cellar, Robin's Restaurant, and Indigo Moon.
Are pets allowed at Cambria Beach Lodge?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Cambria Beach Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Are there any historical sites close to Cambria Beach Lodge?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Nitt Witt Ridge (0.9 miles), The Old Santa Rosa Creek Chapel (1.8 miles), and Cambria Jailhouse (1.0 miles).
Does Cambria Beach Lodge have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
Is Cambria Beach Lodge accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.