Ratings based on 1,499 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.3 out of 5
94% of guests recommend
4.4 Room cleanliness
4.4 Service & staff
4.2 Room comfort
4.1 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
4 out of 5
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from San Francisco

beautiful setting

Posted Oct 5, 2015
Pros: the setting and ambiance
Cons: can't think of anything
Location: Cambria is really nice little town and is very close to Hearst Castle and many beaches.
We only stayed one night on a long road trip, but were sorry we couldn't stay another night. The room we had was very large (actually a suite) and very nice. We'd definitely stay there again if we are in that neighborhood.
4 out of 5
for Couples
by A verified traveler from Wisconsin

Driving California Hwy 1

Posted Oct 4, 2015
Pros: Quiet and secluded, yet close to restaurants and shops in Cambria. Comfortable room with spacious bathroom, beautiful gardens, excellent breakfast.
Cons: Room maintenance. Problem with TV reception and flickering lights in bathroom.
Location: Close to Hearst Castle, elephant sea lion beach, Moonstone beach, and shops and dining in Cambria.
Great proximity to California Hwy 1. Our trip started by flying into San Francisco from Wisconsin. Drove to Pacific Grove for first night stay. Next day drove Hwy 1 to Cambria. Beautiful, scenic drive. Spent four days at Cambria Pines.
4 out of 5
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Cambridge UK

Curious mix

Posted Oct 2, 2015
Pros: Our room was very nice and spacious with a big bathroom and even a small, private garden area to sit in
Cons: Breakfast was plentiful but could maybe have been better quality.
Location: Cambria is in a good location for visiting the Pacific coast, easy access to the Pacific Highway. Close to some lovely areas e.g. Pismo, Hearst Castle
Cambria itself is a pleasant little town with a picture postcard main street with only small independant stores. The hotel consists of a main building which is a bit old-fashioned "hunting lodge" in style but the rooms are mostly semi-detached modern chalets with excellent facilities and the hotel grounds are very nice with a good pool.
3 out of 5
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from San Jose, CA

Posted Sep 27, 2015
Pros: Convenienca to Hearst Castle and downtown Cambria.
Cons: Remodel
Location: Beach, Hearst Castle, Missions
Easy to find, good breakfast, nicely manicured grounds.
4 out of 5
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

First Time Stay-Won't Be the Last

Posted Sep 26, 2015
Pros: Pretty much everything.
Cons: Open the coffee shop a little earlier? For us, 7:30 is too late.
My wife and I travel to the Cambria-San Simeon-Paso Robles area every five or six weeks. Our little dog always comes with us, so pet-friendly accommodations are a must for us. We've stayed in many places in the area between San Simeon and East Paso Robles over the years and always wondered about Cambria Pines, but felt it was too expensive. They ran a special for rooms at $129 so we decided to give it a try. We were very happy we did. No extra charge for our little dog! Nice, clean room in the "Moonstone" building that was larger than a typical hotel room, with French doors leading to a little patio. The TV was on the small side but that was certainly not a major issue. We shared a fantastic Filet Mignon dinner in our room. The surroundings are very woodsy and nice. When I woke up the next morning at first I thought we were in Yosemite. They don't call it Cambria Pines for nothing. We'll definitely stay there again.
2 out of 5
by A verified traveler from SANTA MONICA CA

no airconditioning in there cabins,

Posted Sep 24, 2015
Pros: very hard to find your room after dark, no help from the staff
Cons: air conditioning wall units AT the very least
Location: there are many things to see in Cambria a very charming town
sept 20th,,it was 80 outside and 90 degrees in the rooms everybody was sitting outside there cabins to cool off. the bar and resturaunt has no air as well, everybody was fanning themselves with the menus, they should let there clients know in the ads there is no air conditioning,so people can decide which hotel to pick during the summer months there are several nice hotels in Cambria with air and less money. its hot up there in the summer so we checked out after finding several very nice places to stay with air, a spa, pool, bar, etc. nuff said D D
5 out of 5
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Washington State

Comfortable garden lodge setting.

Posted Sep 24, 2015
Pros: Garden setting and grounds.
Cons: AC in the hotel rooms. Hotest day of the year.
Great bar and excellent breakfast. We also had dinner at the lodge restaurant and it was very good.
4 out of 5
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Amsterdam

Posted Sep 21, 2015
Pros: Cozy & clean rooms in a nice lodge area.
Location: Great little village!
Great hotel fo a good price. One of the best during our roadtrip in California.
5 out of 5
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Coastside, CA

Great value and very nice hotel

Posted Sep 20, 2015
Pros: Huge room, windows that opened, fair price, lovely grounds.
Cons: Upgraded bathroom, better shower head - although I understand that we are in a drought.
Location: Cambria is a very cute town and Hearst Castle is amazing. I wish we'd gotten there earlier so we could have seen more.
We stayed here in order to visit Hearst Castle the next morning, on our way from Santa Barbara to the Bay Area. While it looked like an easy walk to town on a flat map, the hotel is on a hilltop and there aren't streetlights, so we drove to dinner. My room was huge, with a large sitting room with mini-fridge, and large bedroom. The bathroom was the weak link - not the quality or the size of the rest of the room, but clean and adequate. The gardens are beautiful - be sure to allow time to walk through them!
4 out of 5
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from so. california

Nice and pleasant hotel, close to Cambria downtown

Posted Sep 19, 2015
Pros: Very clean, quiet and relaxing.
Cons: The couch needs new pillows.
Location: Very nice location among pine trees and only a mile away from Cambria downtown. Also close to the ocean.
We enjoyed our stay. The food was good in the restaurant . Wish we could stay another day longer. We loved the gardens and the mosaics all over the place.