Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Is Cambria Pines Lodge pet-friendly?
A: Yes, we're pleased to welcome your four-legged friends to the property in select pet friendly rooms and suites. These accommodations must be reserved in advance by calling our reservations department directly at 800-966-6490. They cannot be reserved online. There is a nightly pet fee of $25 for up to two well-behaved pets. Pets must never be left unattended in the guest room, even if they are crated. Dogs must be on a leash at all times when outside of the guest room. Read all about our pet policies here.
Q: Where can I go to work out? Do you have a gym?
A: We do not have a gym on site; however, there is a walking path around the property, along with an outdoor heated swimming pool and nearby hiking trails. A local gym offers our guests passes for $15 per day.
Q: Do you offer AAA, military, or senior discounts?
A: Although we do not have specific discount rates for these segments, we recommend contacting our Reservations Staff at 800-966-6490 to check for the best available rate.
Q: How close is Hearst Castle?
A: Hearst Castle is about 10 miles (approximately 10-15 minutes) north of Cambria Pines Lodge on Highway 1.
Q: Are Hearst Castle tickets for sale at Cambria Pines Lodge? What about discounts on tickets?
A: We do not sell tickets for Hearst Castle. As the State of California runs Hearst Castle, we are unable to offer discounts. Tickets can be purchased online at www.hearstcastle.org.
Q: Can we walk to downtown Cambria?
A: There is a walking path available from the Lodge to downtown Cambria. This "Nature Trail" is a mix of dirt trail and wooden steps, with approximately 250 stairs from top to bottom. It is available at the risk and discretion of our guests. As the path is not lit, we do not recommend using it at night.
Q: How close is the beach?
A: Moonstone Beach Drive is a little more than two miles away. It's about a five-minute drive from the Lodge.
Q: Do you have a taxi service?
A: There is one local taxi service which can be reached at 805-927-4357.
Q: Are there wineries or tasting rooms close by?
A: There are seven wineries in Cambria and San Simeon, including Cutruzzola Vineyards and Stolo Family Vineyards. Check out the details at www.pacificcoastwinetrail.com. There are also two fun wine tasting shops in Cambria called Wine:Taste and Fermentations. If you're up for a little drive, you can enjoy dozens of wineries and tasting rooms on Highway 46 within 30 minutes of Cambria Pines Lodge.
Q: Do you have a pool and spa?
A: Cambria Pines Lodge has a year-round outdoor heated pool and spa. The pool is heated to 80 degrees, while the spa is heated to 103 degrees. Pets can go into the pool enclosure if they are properly restrained, but they must never be in the pool or spa.
Q: Do you have rollaway beds?
A: Cambria Pines Lodge does not have rollaway beds; however, our Large Suites can sleep up to six people comfortably. If you are traveling with a small child, you may request a Pack ‘N Play, which is complimentary and available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Q: What are the hours for breakfast? Is breakfast included with our room?
A: Our full hot buffet breakfast is hosted in the restaurant in the Main Lodge building. Hours are 7:30am-10:30am Monday through Friday and 7:30am-11am on Saturday and Sunday. Hours are subject to change for holidays and special events. Breakfast is included for most guests registered to a guest room. If you are with a contracted group, breakfast may be separately negotiated by your group leader.
Q: Can I request a specific room?
A: Although guests are welcome to request a specific room number, we are never able to guarantee a specific room in advance due to potential unforeseen guest or maintenance issues. Room numbers are assigned at the time of check in and cannot be confirmed prior to arrival. If we are unable to accommodate a specifically requested room number and a guest wishes to cancel for that reason, s/he will be held to our cancellation policy.
Q: What is the cancellation policy?
A: A guest who wishes to cancel can do so without a charge up to 72 hours prior to arrival. Any cancellation made within 72 hours of arrival will be charged a $50 cancellation fee. A cancellation received on the day of arrival will be charged the first night's room and tax.
Q: Where can I view a map of the property?
A: Please click here to view a map of Cambria Pines Lodge.