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Santa Barbara and the Central Coast Hotels

Cambria Pines Lodge


  • Short walk from downtown
  • Many recreational facilities
  • Verdant gardens
  • Spacious grounds


  • Service and housekeeping not always top-quality
  • Some units need updating

Updated 05/04/2014

Fodor's Review

This 25-acre retreat up the hill from the East Village is a good choice for families. Accommodations range from basic fireplace cabins to motel-style standard rooms to large fireplace suites. The lodge is always busy: its extensive gardens are popular with wedding parties; groups and conferences are big business; and bands play rock, folk, and jazz in the lounge.

Hotel Information


2905 Burton Dr., Cambria, California, 93428, USA

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805-927–4200; 800-966–6490

Hotel Details:

  • Credit cards accepted
  • 77 rooms, 75 suites
  • Breakfast

Updated 05/04/2014

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Dec 3, 2008

Perfect for One Night

We were looking for a reasonably priced room for 3 adults (parents and 1 adult son) in Cambria. This hotel fit the bill very nicely. Our room was one of the older ones in the hotel -- but large, clean, comfortable and with a terrific view of a nature path and the Santa Lucia Mountains. Good buffet breakfast included (you may eat indoors or in their lovely gardens). Within walking distance of the village. Would definitely go back.

By leesw8

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Feb 7, 2007

Don't go for the spa facilities

Whilst our room was adequate, we were disappointed with the hotel - thank goodness we'd got a discount rate. The spa consisted of a massage table in one room, and the jacuzzi looked to be in a darkened room and filthy. Part of the hotel site seemed to be under development too with a new pool being constructed.

By Nicole

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Nov 29, 2004

Best value in Cambria

My husband and I have stayed here a number of times and have yet to be disappointed. There is plenty to do on site, and you are a short walk from downtown, but away from the noise. Rooms run from basic to really nice, but are always clean and comfortable. My requests for a quieter room have always been honored. The service is great, the breakfast included and good. It's nice to find a non-frilly option in Cambria, where flowery b and b's abound.

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