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“Charming Stay”
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Bluebird Inn
Ranked #7 of 24 Cambria B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Huntington Beach, California
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81 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Charming Stay”
Reviewed 25 April 2014 via mobile

We stayed for 2 nights and our room was wonderful. It was clean and spacious for the 4 of us. We had a fireplace and balcony in our room. We enjoyed using the fireplace and could see various birds using the feeder from our balcony. We had a restful night's sleep, really quiet. Hearst Castle is about a 15 minute drive away. No breakfast served here, only pound cake and hot drinks. Overall a good stay.

  • Stayed April 2014
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South Berwick, Maine
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2014

My sister, niece and I stayed for three nights in Cambria, a small, accommodating town right off the freeway. As was mentioned, the motel is centered within walking distance from several restaurants, and a variety of shops from antiques to children's clothing. It was convenient to travel to nearby towns by car not only to Hearst Castle but the Lighthouse tour as well as Sea Lions along the coastline. I gave it a four star because the rooms were clean, well maintained and the sleeping accommodations for the three of us was perfect. It is a no frills motel but as a stopover to shower and rest after a days activities, it was perfect. The motel is run by the son of the owner and has been in the family for years. Complimentary coffee, juice and rolls are available in the morning.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with family
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La Grange, Illinois
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66 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2014

The Bluebird is an older motel that has been updated and well maintained. The staff was quite pleasant from the opening booking on the phone through check in and check out. Located in the town, the motel has restaurants and shops within walking distance.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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California
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Reviewed 18 March 2014 via mobile

We have stayed here a few times before and it remains an excellent place to stay while in Cambria. All the staff are friendly and helpful. Room is clean and comfortable. We have only stayed in the garden view rooms because the other rooms in the side buildings are already booked when we decide to make the trip. Do love the fireplace, balcony and large room.

The location is great, you can walk to several very good places to eat and the shops in the east part of town.

Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Phoenix, Arizona
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Reviewed 11 March 2014

We stayed in room 29 which was at the end of our building on the second floor. Check-in was pleasant and all the people we dealt with at the Inn were very personable and helpful. Room 29 is fairly small, however the inn has rooms of varying sizes including rooms with balconies overlooking a creek (currently dry) and beautiful gardens. Although we did not see bluebirds, hummingbirds were abundant in the gardens and it was a delight to sit on one of the many benches watch them as they moved around among the flowers.

Our room was quiet, clean and the bed was comfortable. The shower was a newer, good-sized enclosure. We felt the water pressure was poor, but perhaps it was a low flow head (think water conservation) rather than the pressure. On the plus side, the water temperature, once set, didn't fluctuate. The room heater may not have had a working thermostat or any thermostat at all as the temperature would continue to rise until we manually shut it down.

The Inn was within walking distance of a number of restaurants. The front desk provided a big three-ring binder of area restaurant menus to to help us decide where eat. Breakfast at the Bluebird is coffee and homemade coffee cake.

If we were to return to the area we would consider staying here again.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Manila, Philippines
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32 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2014

Wonderful hotel close to downtown, beautiful creekside location, great and inviting staff. Clean, great quality. Highly recommend! My son said "I've never seen a hotel of such high quality!". Great little town. Try the ollallieberry pie!

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with family
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Ireland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 December 2013

My friend and I spent 1 night here on route from San Francisco to Los Angeles. We had booked a tour of Hearst Castle which is very close to Cambria. The little town is split into east and west village and the bluebird is at the eastern end. We stayed in October and the town was decorated with scarecrows - great community atmosphere.
The Bluebird Inn was exactly what we wanted. Central, reasonable price and free parking outside your door. The room was spacious and clean and definitely value for money. There wasn't any breakfast as such - just cake and coffee but I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it.
We ate in the Sow's Ear, which is down to the right when you come out of the motel, and the food was lovely. We sampled a few of the bars as well and really enjoyed our stay in Cambria.
We also went to see Nit Wit Ridge - which is a house made out of junk... worth going to have a look! The motel gave us directions and it's just a short drive.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
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Property: Bluebird Inn
Address: 1880 Main St, Cambria, CA 93428-3010
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Region: United States > California > San Luis Obispo County > Cambria
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 24 B&Bs / Inns in Cambria
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Bluebird Inn 2.5*
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 
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