Cambria Pines Lodge
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Cambria Pines Lodge

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Two-Queen Fireplace Room--Upgraded Bathroom
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4.5
#8 of 16 hotels in Cambria
4.7 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.6 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.4 of 5 bubbles
Value
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Nestled amid the magical landscape of Cambria, California, Cambria Pines Lodge provides a tranquil coastal getaway in a picturesque setting only minutes from Moonstone Beach and the Fiscalini Ranch Preserve. Encompassing a breathtaking 25 acres of stunning gardens and Monterey pine forest, our boutique hotel features spacious, pet-friendly rooms and suites, beautifully appointed in a rustic style and featuring a thoughtful assortment of contemporary amenities.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Free breakfast
Hiking
Evening entertainment
Children's television networks
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Electric vehicle charging station
Parking
Wifi
Hot bath
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Fence around pool
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Kids' meals
Vending machine
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Spa
Full body massage
Massage
Baggage storage
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Sun loungers / beach chairs
ATM on site
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
Room features
Air conditioning
Fireplace
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Room service
Microwave
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Seating area
Telephone
Iron
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Room types
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Classic
Mid-range
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish

Location

2905 Burton Dr, Cambria, CA 93428-4001
Getting there
Somewhat walkable
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Grade: 64 out of 100
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San Luis Obispo County Regional Airport
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Monterey Peninsula Airport
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DebaBrush_12 wrote a review Jan 2020
Santa Barbara, California85 contributions27 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stumbled on a two night, mid-week special at the Lodge that included daily breakfasts, one dinner (with wine), a King Suite room and coupons for wine tasting and other local merchants. What a treat! The room was very spacious, quiet, with comfy bed and all amenities; food in dining room was excellent; breakfast buffet was plentiful; staff was gracious, professional and helpful. The location is within walking distance to town and close to many sights by car. Keep your eyes open for this property!!
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Date of stay: January 2020
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David J wrote a review Dec 2020
11 contributions1 helpful vote
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4.0 of 5 bubbles
My girlfriend and I have been coming to the Cambria Lights and Christmas Market together for the last few years.This was our best experience at the lights and we felt very safely distanced through the entire stay.

Booking: Originally I booked the Spa suite but decided to change to the fireplace room to save some money. However, two days before I received a new confirmation indicating we still had the spa suite but at the price for the king fireplace room.

Arrival: I received a text the morning of our stay where I was able to provide the payment info and a picture of my parking spots. We texted the number on the sign and gave our reservation name and parking spot. It appeared that many people opted for walking up to the desk which may be because of a lack of spots and slow responses on the text. Overall, the check in experience sacraficed only small extra wait for a safe experience during the pandemic.

Stay: It was a wonderful surprise to have the upgrade-the overall room experience was great. We had a living room, bedroom and large bathroom with jacuzzi spa, large shower, and a toilet room with a interesting bidet opposite it which we didn't get a chance to try. There is a TV and fireplace in both the bedroom and living room. We brought our fire tv stick but weren't able to change tv input -which may have been more annoying if staying multiple nights. The two fireplaces are contolled by independent thermostats. Unfortunately the bedroom fireplace didn't work so we spent more time in the living room lounging on the couch.

Dinner: We ordered the garlic and goat cheese. It arrived very quickly and the employee delivered it with a mask on and it was in a closed plastic container. Quick and easy!

Christmas Lights: best experience we've had! It is normally so crowded you can't move- this one way path was beautifully redesigned. Would love to see the lights like this every year. Thank you Cambria Pines for helping us experience some Christmas Magic in 2020.
9 out of 10, would recommend.
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Krista Vandel-Lantz, Marketing at Cambria Pines Lodge
Responded 30 Dec 2020
Hello, We greatly appreciate the thorough review of all aspects of your stay with us! We are so happy to hear that, overall, you and your girlfriend enjoyed your getaway to the Lights at Cambria Pines. We hope to welcome you again next year. Best, Krista
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LoveMeSomeItaly wrote a review Jan 2020
Galt, California16 contributions25 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nice place with spacious rooms but it could use some updating and a sprucing up. Our water pressure was so poor we removed the showerhead altogether to shower. The existing pressure wasn't enough to remove the shampoo or soap. Our room was nice with a separate bedroom and living room area and the two fireplaces were lovely. Our floor needed a good washing. It appeared clean but after my 3 year old walked around barefoot in the morning it was very clear the floor was filthy. The location was great and the gardens were nice and well kept. Our family enjoyed walking around the gardens. Our stay included breakfast which was nice with a selection of eggs, potatoes, biscuits and gravy, sausage, baked goods and fruit. We went to the restaurant for dinner one night and it was adequate. The staff was wonderful but the food was just okay. The resteraunt was too high priced for the food quality. We may return again but would definitely dine off site for lunch and dinner.
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Date of stay: January 2020
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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chelskk17 wrote a review Mar 2021
Chino1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
We booked the Jr Suite to celebrate our anniversary. When we arrived in the room, right away we noticed a difference in quality compared to other rooms we had stayed in previously(and compared to website photos). Online shows the bedroom with wood floors- ours had dirty carpet. Online shows a bathtub and we had a shower only. The couch had stains, large snags and pet hair from previous people ! The other chair also stained had the material all bunched up, making it uncomfortable to sit on. Table had paint stains, towels had someone else’s hair on them, dead bug on the door etc. this room clearly wasn’t cleaned well before our arrival, which was funny considering how we requested an early check in but were told to wait til 3 pm to ensure our room was clean & ready for us. When we called the front desk to explain the situation the gentleman downplayed the situation as if we were just being “picky”. We asked if we could switch to the suite room & we will gladly pay the price difference according to what was listed on the website. He said we could but we would have to pay a higher price than what it listed as. It sounded like he was trying to take advantage of us. You’d think he would want to help us out since the room we were given was below standard in appearance and cleanliness. My husband asked if that’s the case then can we just check out and we will find somewhere else to stay. He said of course we are welcome to leave but there won’t be any refund. We asked if there was anyone else we could speak with who could help us out in this situation, the employee said NO, that he was the one in charge. I have never ever encountered such an unreasonable and prideful employee. Hopefully he was just having a bad day and isn’t always like this. We’ve always recommended this hotel to others but after getting a run down, dirty room AND terrible service, we won’t be back.
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Date of stay: March 2021
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
1.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Krista Vandel-Lantz, Marketing at Cambria Pines Lodge
Responded 31 Mar 2021
Hello, We are sorry to hear about the negative circumstances surrounding your visit with us and assure you that your experience is unrepresentative of the standards we hold our lodge and staff to. We have taken note of your concerns and will address the issues with our housekeeping and front desk teams to ensure that no other guests experience similar circumstances. We do hope you will choose to give us a second chance in the future to witness our improvements! Best, Krista
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runner1000 wrote a review May 2021
7 contributions3 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed in the cheapest category of rooms, in the Moonshadow building (as I called it: “the low rent district”). So I can only comment about my stay there. Although it was very clean, it does need updating, like new furniture, remove the carpet, etc. Even the phone was an old push button type. Walls are a little thin, as I could hear our neighbors muffled chit chat. I could also hear the plumbing of the room below us when they were taking a shower and their fan. So we were conscious of not talking too loud and having the TV on a lower volume. Remodeling might not solve some of these issues. Tearing down the building and starting over would! Now, here are the positives: free breakfast (eggs, potatoes, sausage, oatmeal, cheese blintzes (weekend item), buffet line but they served it on your plate. The grounds and gardens of the property are quite nice, good for a short morning walk after breakfast. Plenty of parking near our building. All staff seemed to be very nice. The rate for our room was reasonable - remember, we were in the low rent district! I’m assuming rooms on the other side of the property might be better. Maybe I would stay here again and maybe spring for a better room?? Regardless, we did have a wonderful extended weekend in Cambria!
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Jonathan R wrote a review Apr 2021
Anderson Island, Washington115 contributions31 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed in a Lower king Suite Fri- Mon & enjoyed the grounds w/ gardens, trees, animals, & birds. Free hot breakfast is just okay. Location Close to downtown & Beach, w/pleasant surroundings. Do NOT get lower floor, NOISE from upstairs will annoy you. Small micro & fridge, NO utensils provided, just drinking glasses & paper coffee cups. 2 fireplaces & 2 tvs are convenient, but windows & screens were dirty. There is music in the lounge every evening, service there is sketchy. The food at dinner was average, overall value below average.
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Krista Vandel-Lantz, Marketing at Cambria Pines Lodge
Responded 4 May 2021
Hello, We are glad to hear that you enjoyed our nature immersed lodge! We greatly appreciate your feedback on the noise you experienced as well as the food during complimentary breakfast and in our restaurant. We have taken note of your concerns and will address them as soon as possible. We hope to welcome you back to witness these improvements! Best, Krista
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Jerry B wrote a review Jul 2021
Los Angeles70 contributions62 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We really enjoyed our stay at Cambria Pines Lodge. We booked a deluxe suit. The private cottage (with no common walls) was very clean and roomy with a comfortable king bed. The bathroom was updated with a modern stone tiled floor and a large shower with floor to ceiling tiles. The suite was equipped with two TV's; a coffee maker; and a small refrigerator. Our balcony was nestled in the pine trees and very private. The complimentary buffet breakfast included two type of scrambled eggs, sausage, and potatoes, plus an additional rotating entree (for us it was biscuits and gravy on Saturday and cheese blintzes on Sunday). The pool area was very clean and inviting. The Fireside Lounge offers a full bar and good appetizers. (two drinks and one appetizer $36) Our server was very personable. We also enjoyed excellent pizza from the pizza shop. The grounds are well-maintained including the colorful gardens. The lodge is a short drive from Moonstone Beach; Hearst Castle; and elephant seal viewing areas.

Our room was in a quiet corner of the property with an open balcony. Most of the other balconies, for the cottage type rooms, are fenced in and do not offer a view. The deluxe suites are very expensive: ($350 for Thurs. night and $437 per night for Friday and Saturday including taxes). A vacation rental would likely be a much better value.
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Date of stay: June 2021
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Rooms in the 900s appear to be in a quieter corner of the property
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TSBS wrote a review Jun 2021
3 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
This hotel is beautifully located on top of a mountain with stairs leading down into town. There is wildlife and the grounds are nice and mostly peaceful. That being said, this is definitely not a place for a romantic couple's getaway! It is more suitable for a quick overnight stay if you're driving through, or if you are staying with kids, or travelling with your dog(s). The beds are very, very uncomfortable and depending upon which hotel block you are placed in, there is definitely a musty smell throughout. For such a beautiful location and town, this hotel could REALLY use a facelift complete with new beds throughout and a good outdoor cleaning!
The breakfast service is done buffet style without any compliance to covid guidelines and the front desk staff does not wear masks for those concerned with covid. After seeing how the food was being presented, we did not eat any of it so cannot comment as to the actual quality of it. There is nightly music in the bar which was nice and the bar staff is very friendly. The front desk staff is definitely not as helpful or friendly, but the manager Angel is the exception to that! Our overall stay was disappointing and it is unlikely that we would stay here again unless we happen to be travelling with our dogs and are not looking for a good night's sleep.
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Date of stay: June 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
2.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
2.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Avoid the 400 block, request upper floor!
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cmoonlite wrote a review Nov 2020
Torrance, CA27 contributions44 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We decided to stay at Cambria Pines Lodge for the first time, vs staying by Moonstone Beach as we have done many times in the past. We booked the dinner package which was about $50 more than a standard room rate BUT the price included dinner for two (ANY entree on the menu) and a bottle of wine. We made reservations which are recommended, and the dinner, service and quality of food did not disappoint. Breakfast was included but due to Covid, it was understandably very simple and socially distanced which of course might turn people off a little. However, you are not staying at the Lodge for their breakfast which was the only thing that was mediocre comparatively speaking. very Our room was cozy, spacious, woodsy and if it wasn't so cold (we went in early November) at the time, we would have enjoyed the spacious patio.
We took a walk to a nearby nursery (Cambria Pines Nursery) that had some gift shops as well. There is a nice paved path from the Lodge to the nursery that gave us a very scenic experience. The Lodge will not have the usual Christmas Market but they do have their grounds decorated with literally one million lights and numerous Christmas decorations, wherein they will have on for strolling for guest that will stay or dine at their Lodge during specific dates in late November to early January. We would definitely return.
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Date of stay: November 2020
Room Tip: Probably choose upstairs as floors above creek
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Tim T wrote a review Feb 2021
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The desk clerk Angel, was definitely a superior employee. He facilitated a change in dates do to weather, roses and a special desert surprise from our children in our room, a special dinner celebration, When we met him in town he happily gave us directions and suggestions to make our stay better. The room exceeded all our expectations, was spotless and quiet, we felt like we were all alone in the woods. The gardens and light show were amazing. We enjoyed the maintained white glove clean hot tub as well. Our dinner was perfectly cooked and the service was as good as it gets. A great meal We recommend The Cambria Pines Lodge to anyone going that way.
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Date of stay: January 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: we had a suit it had two fireplaces and a giant whirlpool tub!
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goffgurley73 asked a question Oct 2019
Morro Bay, California1,014 contribution118 helpful votes
Do the rooms provide robes for the guests to use during their stay?
Answer from 983juliej
Ashford, Kent40 contributions63 helpful votes
I don’t believe there were any in our particular style lodge.
Answer from jcoopalla
Simi Valley, California34 contributions27 helpful votes
I was just there last week and did not see any construction. It was very quiet and serene.
Answer from Pat B
2 contributions
We stayed in a standard room on a very hot (high 90's) day in mid-July. I was surprised there was heat but no air-conditioning. Then I realized none was needed - the humidity was low, just enough coastal breeze and the temperature dropped with the sun setting. It got down right chilly by dinner time with folks wearing jeans and long sleeved shirts.
Lptem1 wrote a tip 13 May
Santa Maria, California2 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Bring your own coffee"
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BAM73 wrote a tip Apr 2024
Sacramento, CA216 contributions91 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"The hotel is dog friendly"
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garrettm373 wrote a tip Apr 2024
Folsom9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Visit at least once during the Thanksgiving to Christmas holiday. Their holiday light extravaganza is amazing. Note: It is a separate cost."
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Christina J wrote a tip Mar 2024
Morgan Hill2 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"The Cardiff in San Simeon was nicer for the money from the room to the restaurant. "
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Lynette51 wrote a tip Feb 2024
Santa Barbara, California1,819 contribution368 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Room 901 is close to the pool, lounge & restaurant"
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PRICE RANGE
£111 - £179 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
cambria pines hotel cambria, cambria pine lodge, cambria pines lodge
LOCATION
United StatesCaliforniaSan Luis Obispo CountyCambria
NUMBER OF ROOMS
152
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Frequently Asked Questions about Cambria Pines Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Cambria Pines Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Cambria Nursery and Florist (0.2 miles), Red Moose Cookie Company (0.3 miles), and Fermentations Wine Tasting (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Cambria Pines Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Cambria Pines Lodge?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Cambria Pines Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Cambria Pines Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Cambria Pines Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Robin's Restaurant, Indigo Moon, and Linn's Easy As Pie Cafe.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Cambria Pines Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is Cambria Pines Lodge located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.8 miles away from the centre of Cambria.
Are pets allowed at Cambria Pines Lodge?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Cambria Pines Lodge offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Cambria Pines Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
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