Editor Picks: Luxury & Boutique Hotels in Cambria

by Oliver Stallwood  |  Published February 26, 2024

The sleepy seaside town of Cambria is the perfect getaway from the hustle and bustle of California’s cities. Here are some of the best luxury and boutique hotels in Cambria.

Olallieberry Inn (Photo:

A trip to California often means spending a lot of time in a big city like Los Angeles or San Francisco but there are some sleepy, relaxed hidden gems that also deserve a visit. One of these is Cambria, a charming seaside town midway between the aforementioned big cities. This being California, aside from the beautiful beaches and quiet trails, the focus is on wellbeing, coffee, yoga and arts. It’s easy to slip into the Cambria way of life, where most days start, and probably end too, with a walk along the beach.

Olallieberry Inn Bed and Breakfast

At first glance, the Olallieberry Inn may look like a quaint and humble little B&B. But behind the blue wooden-clad exterior is a five-star accommodation with impeccable rooms and a perfectly presented traditional style, from the elegant crown moldings to the antique furnishings. There isn’t just eggs on toast for breakfast either, with a gourmet breakfast dished up (fresh fruit, Olallieberry yogurt, homemade granola, and baked goods), as well as Hors D’oeuvres and wine offered daily. Benefiting from high ceilings, each room provides a fireplace and a private bathroom. Select rooms offer a sunken bath tub and shower. From $447.

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White Water

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Oceanfront hotel White Water is one of Cumbria’s most luxurious hotels, located along the north end of Moonstone Beach Boardwalk and just a minute’s walk to the beach. The style is elegant and organic, with a nautical twist, mixing comfort without too much clutter. A seating area and a cable TV are provided in each room at White Water. A gas fireplace and partial ocean or mountain views are also featured. Select rooms offer a spa bath. In the morning, coffee and croissants are delivered to the room in case you don’t feel like getting up just yet. From $300.

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El Colibri Hotel & Spa

El Colibri is another beautiful hotel in Cambria with such niceties as a full-service luxury spa, wine bar and a fireplace in every room. Each guest room features a lounge chair and a deep soaking tub too for ultimate relaxation. This large boutique hotel serves up a  sumptuous breakfast featuring smoothies, yogurt and pastries.  Free on-site parking is offered. The hotel spa includes an outdoor hot tub, steam rooms and a variety of massages and body treatments. From $179.

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Cambria Beach Lodge

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Cambria Beach Lodge is another luxury accommodation that masquerades as something a bit more low key. With beach cruiser bikes outside it looks every bit the beach bum hideout but there is so much more. The rooms feature a beachy vibe but it’s all dusted with high quality materials, organic woods and expensive textiles, finished with a minimalist aesthetic. All rooms feature oversized showers and the beach-inspired décor even goes as far as including sun bleached floors. A flat-screen HD TV with premium cable channels, a seating area and boutique bath amenities are included in all guest rooms, plus select rooms include a fireplace. A sun terrace with deck chairs overlooking the Pacific Ocean is the perfect chill out zone. From $168.

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Cambria Pines Lodge

Cambria Pines Lodge lives up to its name – it definitely has an oldy worldy lodge feel to it. But despite the old school appearance it is extremely clean and well presented, with a really friendly atmosphere. A day spa with body treatments, a restaurant and country-styled rooms are available here and the rooms provide satellite TV and free Wi-Fi. The more upmarket rooms also include a microwave, refrigerator and fireplace. There’s also an outdoor swimming pool and free parking too. From $134.

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