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Victoria's Last Resort
Ranked #14 of 24 Cambria B&B and Inns
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Los Angeles, California
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16 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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“Phenomenal in every way.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2014 via mobile

Victoria's last resort is phenomenal in every way. They think of everything! The food was amazing, the ambiance superb, and the amenities perfect. The only thing we would change about our stay would be to make it longer, but even so, we feel like we got a full weeks worth of rest and relaxation packed into one weekend. Make sure you order dinner. Victoria is an amazing chef. We had the fillet and the pork tenderloin, both so tender and flavorful. Do not miss out on the bruschetta or the butternut squash soup, each easily the best I have tasted. Breakfasts are equally impressive, and I love that you get to call when you're ready to eat. We loved being able to sleep in. Make sure you say hello to Lemon and Angel, too. If you're lucky, Justin will play guitar for you. Victoria and Justin are great hosts. We will definitely be back!

  • Stayed July 2014
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CambriaVictoria, Owner at Victoria's Last Resort, responded to this review, 16 July 2014
Wow! Thanks for the wonderful review. We so appreciate you taking the time to share you experience! We thoroughly enjoyed you both and you are welcome back anytime. Justin is a talented musician and songwriter so it's great for him to have the opportunity to perform for our guests. We hope he makes that a regular on the list of amenities.
Cheers,
Victoria
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Bountiful, Utah, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2014

The excellent reviews don't lie. Victoria's Last Resort is top notch in hospitality, charm and dining. In fact, dinner may have been the best meal my wife and I have ever had! Victoria is an amazing chef. Both Victoria and Justin were sweet, accommodating and personable. It was a delight to stay at VLR and I would eagerly do so again.

Room Tip: There is only one room/suite - just to alleviate any confusion
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Green Features: They told us what they are doing to conserve water and energy during the water crisis that is going on in California
  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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CambriaVictoria, Owner at Victoria's Last Resort, responded to this review, 11 July 2014
We are so pleased you chose to stay with us on your trip. We enjoyed it and we really appreciate your great review of the experience. Since we don't do any advertising, it is always really great when our guests let others know what to expect...and we are ever so happy we lived up to your expectations! Thanks again!!
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Riverside, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2014

I was just there this past weekend and this place is great. It is so retro vintage and cool. I loved being able to use the vinyl player and I couldn't wait for the amazing breakfasts each morning. Victoria and Justin are both great people that go out of their way to make the stay memorable. I highly recommend it!

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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CambriaVictoria, Owner at Victoria's Last Resort, responded to this review, 11 July 2014
Thank you for your review, we really appreciate it! And we LOVED the video blog you did about VLR for California Through My Lens. It was an unexpected surprise and we are so thankful for the review and the blog about Cambria and VLR. It was a delight to have you here, we hope to see you again.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2014

This was the most unusual and memorable B&B we have ever experienced. There is just one suite, so we had the place to ourselves. The decor was amazing and hard to describe: if you can imagine a combination of Esalen and the Madonna Inn this might come close, but you have to see it for yourselves. In a 1950's home overlooking a wooded Cambria hillside, Victoria has created a fantasy in pink, purple and black with turquoise accents. Her incredible mosaic work is everywhere, from the fireplaces and the shower to the huge pond outside. Retro 50's stuff abounds, including almost everything in the full guest kitchen.
We slept well in the comfortable queen bed, and we used the spacious hot tub in the evening and again in the morning before Victoria's delicious brunch - we had the full English breakfast. But the culinary highlight was the dinner. Forget about going out to eat in Cambria, this is the best food in town (and believe us; we've tried other places). We chose the filet (perfect) from Victoria's standard menu, but she'll make something special for you if you ask.
Victoria and Justin were such gracious and accommodating hosts that it felt more like a stay with friends. The price was a little higher than at most B&B's but it was well worth it. We'll be back!

Room Tip: There's only one suite! It's perfect.
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank Greg H
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CambriaVictoria, Owner at Victoria's Last Resort, responded to this review, 11 July 2014
Thank you so much for the incredible review. We are so pleased you had a great time and thanks for taking time to share the experience here. We so appreciate it! We don't do any advertising at all so these reviews really let people know about our wonderfully different Bed and Brunch. Look forward to seeing you again!
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Carlsbad, CA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2013

I took my daughter to Cambria before her departure for college. From the moment we arrived, we felt welcomed. The innkeepers, Victoria and Justin are the sweetest and warmest people I have met at a B&B. As other reviewers have noted, VLR is not your typical B&B. This place is funky, has stimulating colors (I love, love all the color schemes!!!!), eclectic, and is a beautiful place to unwind and remember the good things in life. You have the entire lower floor to yourselves since there is only one guest room. Therefore you have this spacious room (huge area with a gorgeous magical crystal fireplace, the most comfortable bed, a piano (wish I knew how to play other songs besides chopsticks!), a writing desk, stereo equipment, a TV, and a couch. The adjacent kitchen continues in greater detail with the 50's theme and is stocked with coffee and tea. The bathroom has a unique mosaic style shower that Victoria created and I believe the soap near the sink is handmade by Victoria herself. I noticed all the small details that went into creating this happy home. There are so many other wonderful aspects of this B&B (jacuzzi, water fountain in back, and inviting chairs outside the lower deck area, bathrobes, delicious homemade cookies and chocolate truffles placed in our room the first day...well, you get the picture!). I never sleep in however I did here. If you are open for a different type of B&B experience and love unique decorating styles, you must give VLR a whirl. Thanks so much Victoria and Justin! Our time was short but lovely. By the way, awesome food awaits you here!!! Tourist Notes: Hearst Castle was approximately 15 minutes away. You are also just around a 5 minute drive to the downtown area of Cambria. Down from the B&B is a nice park near the coast where you can walk or run.

Room Tip: There is only one room! Plenty of privacy.
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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with family
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CambriaVictoria, Owner at Victoria's Last Resort, responded to this review, 11 July 2014
Thank you for the awesome review of VLR. We had a great time with you and we really appreciate you taking time to write this review! And yes, I do actually make the soaps myself. We hope college is going well, and we hope to see you both for her graduation trip!
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2012

What a place! I spent quite some time researching places to stay in this area for this part of our trip to California (our first holiday in nearly 4 years) and came across Victoria's fabulous home having rejected the majority of places in the area as too swish and corporate. Victoria's has so much to look at and was perfect for nosing around...imagine being allowed to poke around for as long as you like in a perfectly retro but homely place....so many interesting things to look at and enjoy. As a collector of vintage homewares myself this place was just fabulous.
Victoria and Justin are great hosts. Highlights for me included Justin's music (both recorded and the live version with my husband joining in!), Victoria's food ( a wonderful meal rustled up with no fuss and very little notice from us as we decided to eat in after the long journey), a great collection of vinyl to play on the stereo and the little touches all over the place (home baked biscuits, chocolates and fresh fruit, handmade soap, vintage barkcloth accessories, Barry’s tea, classic American furniture, the whistling budgie… I could go on!
Highly recommended place to stay for a totally chilled out experience.
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  • Stayed November 2012, travelled with family
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CambriaVictoria, Owner at Victoria's Last Resort, responded to this review, 29 November 2012
Thank you so much for your lovely review of your trip to VLR. It was so much fun sharing my collections with you! And great fun chatting about all things vintage and collectible. Best of luck to you on your project, I think it is brilliant. And it was wonderful to hear your husband and Justin play together, he is quite accomplished on guitar, Justin was impressed. Honored to be part of your California road trip. Thanks so much for everything. Cheers! Victoria & Justin
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Inglewood, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2012

We were married 11/3/12 in Nipomo and were originally considering a treehouse in Hawaii for our Honeymoon destination. Boy am I glad we went with VLR! Cambria already had a special place in our hearts and we knew the VLR was THE place for us after looking at their website.

Victoria & Justin (Lemonade & Blue) are the coolest cats we've ever met. They welcomed us into this amazing resort with the kind of old fashioned hospitality you could ever hope for a bed & breakfast to be. This was our first Bed & Breakfast experience, and it is hard to say in words how it made us feel... Let me try:

Romantic, loved, family, overwhelming beauty and pampering, we were "Mom'd", cozy, home, heaven, birds!, style and so much more!!

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled as a couple
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CambriaVictoria, Owner at Victoria's Last Resort, responded to this review, 29 November 2012
We really enjoyed our time with you and are so happy you spent your honeymoon with us. It was a wonderful visit and we so appreciate your sweet review of our place. It is indeed a bonus for us that we get to meet such cool and fun people like you. We look forward to the next visit and we are thrilled that we were the first B&B! Of course, this is not a typical B&B, we are redefining the B&B experience as a Bed & Brunch! Thanks again for the sweet review, we so appreciate it!

Cheers,

Victoria & Justin
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Property: Victoria's Last Resort
Address: 3003 Ardath Dr, Cambria, CA 93428-5345
Region: United States > California > San Luis Obispo County > Cambria
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #14 of 24 B&Bs / Inns in Cambria
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Number of rooms: 2
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Cambria's only bed and brunch features unique artistic furnishings and decor and of course, free wifi. Your private hot tub overlooks the gardens. Your suite has a fireplace and a 7-speaker stereo system with an ipod input, as well as a selection of music and movies. Mosaic art shower. Gourmet dinner is also available. ... more   less 

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