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Moonstone Landing
2 out of 5
6240 Moonstone Beach Drive, Cambria, CA
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The price is $159 per night
4.6/5Exceptional! (978 reviews)

"Perfect location with ocean views from every room."…"

Reviewed on Aug 5, 2020

Moonstone Landing
The Rigdon House
3 out of 5
4022 Burton Dr, Cambria, CA
The price is $129 per night
4.6/5Exceptional! (980 reviews)

"Very nice old town inn. Very comfortable, friendly staff. Fabulous back patio with fire pit."…"

Reviewed on Aug 8, 2020

The Rigdon House
Little Sur Inn
2.5 out of 5
6190 Moonstone Beach Dr, Cambria, CA
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The price is $159 per night
4.6/5Wonderful! (821 reviews)

"We've stayed here several times over the years and it never disappoints! Obviously they've had to make some changes due to the current situation but the views and amenities are still awesome! The best advice I can give it to upgrade your room to the second floor beachfront, totally worth it."…"

Reviewed on Aug 6, 2020

Little Sur Inn
FogCatcher Inn
3 out of 5
6400 Moonstone Beach Dr, Cambria, CA
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The price is $153 per night
4.6/5Wonderful! (958 reviews)

"The location for this hotel is beautiful! We had a standard king room. It was very clean and comfortable. Nice ocean view and cool breeze through the room! We enjoyed the fireplace and extra large room space. Staff were all friendly and accommodated all our needs."…"

Reviewed on Aug 7, 2020

FogCatcher Inn
Sea Otter Inn
3 out of 5
6656 Moonstone Beach Dr, Cambria, CA
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The price is $163 per night
4.5/5Wonderful! (975 reviews)

"Perfect location! Away from crowds but a short walk to restaurants and beach. The rooms (ours was 105) are very clean and spacious. Refrigerator and microwave in all rooms which helps for families. While the picnic basket deliveries were a great touch, the breakfast quality and choices were a little ..."…"

Reviewed on Aug 7, 2020

Sea Otter Inn
Cambria Pines Lodge
3 out of 5
2905 Burton Dr, Cambria, CA
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The price is $137 per night
4.5/5Wonderful! (1,089 reviews)

"Staff was very friendly, food was excellant and in spite of rhe current Covid 19 issue the property was well organized! Sad to see the Fireside lounge closed!😷☹"…"

Reviewed on Aug 8, 2020

Cambria Pines Lodge
Pelican Inn & Suites
3 out of 5
6316 Moonstone Beach Dr, Cambria, CA
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The price is $167 per night
4.4/5Wonderful! (971 reviews)

"Loved the ocean view and fireplace. Room was very clean too!"…"

Reviewed on Aug 6, 2020

Pelican Inn & Suites
Cambria Landing Inn & Suites
3 out of 5
6530 Moonstone Beach Dr, Cambria, CA
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The price is $167 per night
4.3/5Excellent! (951 reviews)

"It’s was a nice room. Very clean and the fireplace was nice"…"

Reviewed on Jun 24, 2020

Cambria Landing Inn & Suites
Castle Inn
2.5 out of 5
6620 Moonstone Beach Dr, Cambria, CA
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The price is $149 per night
4.2/5Excellent! (685 reviews)

"Staff very helpful during this covid timeframe. The hotel is very plain. Rooms are clean. Ocean view is why we chose to stay. Close to boardwalk and near by restaurant . It can be chilly by ocean so no swimsuits were worn. Lots of walking and seeing area. Coffee shops in town and bakery’s a must ..."…"

Reviewed on Aug 8, 2020

Castle Inn
Cambria Palms Motel
2 out of 5
2662 Main St, Cambria, CA
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The price is $98 per night
3.8/5Good! (520 reviews)

"I have been staying here for years. It’s easy, clean and pet friendly. My only “complaint” would be the noise from the adjacent apartments and the management isn’t the friendliest. I’ll probably be back but only because of the fair rates and accepting pets"…"

Reviewed on Jun 28, 2020

Cambria Palms Motel
Creekside Inn
2 out of 5
2618 Main Street, Cambria, CA
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The price is $85 per night
3.7/5Good! (396 reviews)

"Very cozy feel. Beautiful landscape and the property was very clean. Friendly staff and provided updated policies for COVID-19. Felt very safe. Second time staying and will go again!"…"

Reviewed on May 26, 2020

Creekside Inn
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Cheap Hotels in Cambria

Cambria offers cheap accommodation options and a variety of places to visit, making it a great choice for a budget-friendly getaway. You can find ways to save money while getting to know this destination, which is home to attractions like Cambria’s Historical Museum, Cambria Center for the Arts, and Fiscalini Ranch Preserve.

If you're looking for affordable places to stay in Cambria, you can book your choice of the 11 budget accommodations in the area. These options offer competitive rates and have earned good reviews from bargain-minded travelers:

Sea Otter Inn - 3-star hotel. You'll find free continental breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking at this property. Guests who stay here appreciate its clean rooms and helpful staff.

Castle Inn - Customers like this 2.5-star beach motel for its clean rooms and helpful staff. It offers free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking.

Creekside Inn - At this 2-star motel, you can take advantage of free WiFi and free parking. Reviews mention the clean rooms and helpful staff.

Pelican Inn & Suites - 3-star beach hotel. You'll find free buffet breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking at this property. Guests who stay here appreciate its spacious rooms and overall condition.

Little Sur Inn - Customers like this 2.5-star beach hotel for its proximity to shops and good location. It offers free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking.

Planning Your Trip to Cambria

Still picking your trip dates? Use these temperature and rainfall averages to get an idea of the best months to visit so you can make the most of your money.

  • Hottest months: September, October, August, and November, with an average temperature of 67°F
  • Coldest months: December, January, April, and February, with an average temperature of 42°F
  • Rainiest months: February, January, March, and December, with an average rainfall of 0.30 inches
  • Driest months: May, September, October, and November, with an average rainfall of 0.09 inches

Sightseeing In and Around Cambria

Cambria attracts visitors with its historic landmarks and major shopping area, and offers plenty to see and do without spending a fortune. You can budget for the top local attractions that interest you most, such as Hearst Castle and Elephant Seal Rookery, and then look for sights and activities that cost little or nothing at all. Enjoy the local natural beauty at Fiscalini Ranch Preserve and Moonstone Beach Park, or check out the area's cultural spots like Cambria’s Historical Museum.

Cambria is also notable for its:
  • Beaches
  • Restaurants
  • Cafés

Getting Around Cambria

The most convenient airport is 31.9 mi (51.4 km) from the city center in San Luis Obispo, CA (SBP-San Luis Obispo County Regional). Cambria may not have many public transit options so a car rental could be a reasonable alternative to see the area.

Frequently asked questions

What is Cambria like for travelers on a budget?
Cambria offers cheap accommodation options and a variety of places to visit, making it a budget-friendly vacation choice. In addition to its well-known attractions like Moonstone Beach Park, this destination is home to Fiscalini Ranch Preserve and San Simeon State Park, which you can enjoy while spending very little.
What's the best budget-friendly hotel in Cambria?
Based on reviews, Cambria Palms Motel is a popular 2-star property for our travelers looking for an economical choice, and features free WiFi and free parking. Other choices to stay on the cheap include Cambria Pines Lodge and Creekside Inn.
How many budget hotels should I expect to find in Cambria?
Expedia has 11 hotels in Cambria that are ideal if you are watching your pennies.
What's the weather like in Cambria?
The hottest months are usually September and October with an average temp of 58°F, while the coldest months are December and January with an average of 51°F. Average annual rainfall for Cambria is 45 inches.
What is there to see and do in Cambria?
Cambria attracts visitors with its fantastic dining options and sunsets, and offers plenty to see and do without spending a fortune. You can budget for the top local attractions that interest you most, such as Hearst Castle and Moonstone Beach Park, and then look for sights and activities that cost little or nothing at all. Take in the local culture at Cambria Center for the Arts and Cambria’s Historical Museum, or enjoy the area’s natural beauty at Fiscalini Ranch Preserve.
What's the best way to get around Cambria?
The nearest airport is 31.9 mi (51.4 km) from the center in San Luis Obispo County Regional Airport (SBP). Cambria may not have many public transit choices so renting a car could be an economical alternative to see the area.

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