Bring the Whole Family for a Holiday Vacation in Cambria

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If the impending holiday season has you stressing from the thought of hosting a family gathering – the grocery shopping, cleaning, cooking and endless dishes – then perhaps it’s time to switch things up with a family vacation to the Central Coast this year. Year-round on the Central Coast visitors enjoy mild temperatures, numerous activities both indoors and out, beautiful scenic vistas and unique, locally-owned shops. Cambria offers something for every age group to enjoy. It is an ideal place to gather the whole family together this holiday.


Multi-generational travel is all the rage these days, and for good reason – you get to experience new places with family while creating lasting memories that will carry on for generations. And when you base your family holiday in Cambria at one of our Cambria Inns Collection of hotels, you’ll be centrally located for exploring the area, whether venturing out for a family walk on Moonstone Beach, touring Hearst Castle or hunting for vintage treasures and holiday gifts.


All of the Inns, including Blue Dolphin Inn, Sand Pebbles Inn, Moonstone Cottages and Castle Inn, are located across from Moonstone Beach in Cambria within close proximity of each other, so if certain family members choose to stay at different inns, everyone will still be close by. However, if your close-knit family prefers to be together in one place, Castle Inn is the perfect option.

Castle InnCastle Inn exterior

Castle Inn is one of the original motels built along the Cambria coast. Renovations have recently been made to reveal a refreshed look and convenient amenities. Many of the guest rooms offer ocean views. The upstairs rooms, in particular, provide spectacular views of the sunsets – each with one King or two Queen beds. Expect free continental breakfast and free parking, freshly baked cookies upon arrival, plus complimentary Wi-Fi. Friendly service, which the Inn has become known for, permeates throughout. Even more, kids under 16 are free, making it a great choice for families with children. If your four-legged friend is in tow, dog-friendly rooms are also available for a small fee.

Blue Dolphin Inn sign

Blue Dolphin Inn

Nearby, Blue Dolphin Inn offers a warm, peaceful environment where comfort and luxury are perfectly intertwined. Each of the twenty guest rooms features a fireplace and ocean views. Luxurious bath towels and robes, Keurig coffee makers, and pillow top mattresses are included to make a stay even more relaxing. Enjoy a tranquil setting and warm picnic breakfast delivered to the room each morning. On a family vacation, Blue Dolphin Inn is the perfect home base for Grandma and Grandpa.


Sand Pebbles Inn exterior


Sand Pebbles Inn

Also offering coastal breezes and scenic vistas is Sand Pebbles Inn. Fireplaces, luxury bath products, microwaves and mini fridges tastefully appoint the spacious rooms. Little details, like complimentary coffee and tea, evening chocolates upon arrival and complimentary deluxe continental breakfast each morning add to the overall experience.


Moonstone Cottages exterior

Moonstone Cottages

And finally, Moonstone Cottages is for those looking for secluded time away. Nestled between cypress trees with picturesque views of the ocean, Moonstone Cottages offers the same great service and conveniences you’d expect from the Cambria Collection of Inns, but with an added dose of romance. Three individual cottages feature fireplaces, deep soaking jetted bathtubs, plush bathrobes and a quiet, romantic ambiance. These amenities make Moonstone Cottages the perfect escape for the kid-less Aunt Betty and Uncle Ron. These charming cottages are also the ideal getaway for mom and dad to unwind after the holidays.


There are many welcoming lodging options available with the Cambria Inns Collection. Come see for yourself how memorable a family vacation to the Central Coast can be.

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