Cambria Inns Collection Keeps Coastal Holiday Cheer on High

Beachfront hotels helps visitors celebrate Cambria’s storybook holiday season

CAMBRIA, CA (October 2, 2014) – Those in search of a holiday destination that swaps chaotic commercialism for storybook charm will rejoice in a cheer-filled visit to Cambria Inns Collection – a group of boutique hotels in Cambria, CA, that gifts guests  with cozy beachfront accommodations close to the quaint village’s festive holiday activities.

Offering a Moonstone Beach property to fit nearly every type of guest and budget, Cambria Inns Collection includes the luxurious Blue Dolphin Inn(pictured below); the warm and welcoming Sand Pebbles Inn; the family-friendly and economical Castle Inn; and the private Moonstone Cottages.

From San Luis Obispo County’s most spectacular light show to indie store holiday shopping, Cambria Inns Collection is just a short distance from the area’s most popular “Christmas in the Pines” offerings:

  • Christmas in Cambria (December 1-24):Enjoy the delightful festive ambiance as Cambria’s storybook-like downtown village gets decked out with brilliant holiday lights and décor. A magical setting for stress-free holiday shopping, the small-town streets feature a plethora of fine art galleries and indie shops boasting handmade, one-of-a-kind gifts. Even more, local merchants and restaurants like Bronze, Silver & Gold GalleryFermentations Wine Shop and Robin’s Restaurant offer special discounts, coupons, raffle prizes and more.
  • Cambria Christmas Market (FridaySaturdaySundayDecember 1-23): Cruise a California winter wonderland created with thousands of vivid lights (*pictured above) that create a path from Cambria Pines Lodge to the Cambria Nursery. Sip on hot cocoa – spiked with a shot, if you’d like – and peruse the spectacular light show, a German-inspired “street market” featuring locally-made items and food, and even Santa’s house, amidst cheerful holiday music.
  • Christmas at Hearst Castle (December 1-31): As if Hearst Castle wasn’t ornate enough, the majestic hillside compound in San Simeon (just six miles north of Cambria) gets even more grandiose during the holidays with lavish decorations of handmade garlands, brilliant red poinsettias and two massive Christmas trees bejeweled with traditional ornaments and lights. Expect a tour that’s even more magical and memorable.

Cambria Inns Collection December rates start at $99 (Castle Inn). To make a reservation, visit for contact information by property.

Cambria Inns Collection offers a collection of distinct boutique hotels located halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles in beautiful San Luis Obispo County, CA. The group’s four Cambria, CA hotels, situated off iconic California Highway One and just steps from pristine Moonstone Beach, offer breathtaking ocean views, comfortable accommodations and convenient access to a bounty of area activities, from Hearst Castle to the acclaimed Paso Robles wine region. Cambria Inns include the luxurious Blue Dolphin Inn and privateMoonstone Cottages, both for guests 18 and older; the family-friendly Castle Inn; and the warm and welcoming Sand Pebbles Inn. For property information, or like them on Facebook.

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