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Loved Burton Inn
Cambria is a wonderful place to stop on the California coast and the Burton Inn is charming and reasonably priced. We had an absolutely gorgeous suite with large sitting room and bedroom area. The interior design and amenities were top rate. There was a tiny kitchen area with everything provided for a private continental breakfast. The Inn is not on the oceanfront, but right in town, which is very nice if you like the shops. Also very close to the Hearst Castle.
LuLu Loved The Burton iNN
Loved the Burton Inn -- both Terry (owner) and her beautiful
daughter Lauren couldn't have been nicer. the Inn itself is lovely -- the rooms were beautiful and well kept. The bonus being that my dog LuLu could hang out on her own private balcony.
Can't wait to go back.
Treat yourself to a great place
If you are looking for a great place to stay, this is it! We stayed for two nights at the Burton Inn and it wasn't long enough. The Burton Inn and Cambria is like a slice of Heaven to be enjoyed time and time again. This was our first time here and we have already started making plans to return again. Terri is a terrific hostess and makes you feel like family and right at home. The rooms are fantastically decorated with the most comfortable and personal surroundings you will never find at a chain hotel. From the feather down comforters and pillows to the large and plush towels to wrap yourself up in. Treat yourself to something better than out of the ordinary hotel stays and give the Burton Inn a try and will never want to stay anywhere else while visiting the Cambria area or stay at another chain hotel. Thank you for the memories, Eric and Deniece
Quaint Inn in the heart of the City
We had a very pleasant stay at the Burton Inn over labor day weekend. The Inn is located in the city of Cambria - which allowed us to walk to shops and restaurants (and do a little wine tasting at nearby wine shops). The Innkeeper and her little dog were there to greet us when we arrived. She provided wine and cheese to guests in the afternoon and provided an ample breakfast in our room daily (yogurt, fruit, scone, etc). The room we stayed in was very large, with a separate sitting room. Our room looked out over the back of the property, where there was a garden with pumpkins and other large plants, and a river that ran behind the property. While you are in Cambria - don't forget to check out activities on the city website before you depart - (we managed to not only go to the Hearst Castle, but catch a play in the local theatre - the Pewter Plough Playhouse). The whole experience was a lot of fun.
Did not want to leave!
Cambria, California is one of the loveliest little towns I have ever been to. I thoroughly enjoyed my stay at the cozy Burton Inn and wish I was there right now! Everything was perfect. The staff was warm and helpful, the wine and cheese hour was a blast, and at the end of the night I was delighted to retire to my most comfortable room.
Not as expected- but still acceptable
Although our experience at the Burton Inn was generally good, it was quite different from what I expected from the reviews I had read on TripAdvisor before our trip. I would not describe the Burton Inn as a B&B but rather as an upscale motel.
Pros: large, clean suite with two big TVs (a guilty pleasure after being cut off from civilisation during our previous few days in the Big Sur) and a large bathroom; permitted to check in early.
Cons: service is not at all personal (as you might expect in a B&B- certainly, we didn't get any sense of the 'wonderful hosts' you might expect from reading the rest of the reviews on this site; the woman who checked us in was friendly enough but didn't introduce herself by name); no information given about the 5 p.m wine/snack get together for guests which is mentioned on this site (not sure whether it actually took place or not); I accidentally declined our breakfast- this is because it was delivered at around 1.30 p.m the previous day and I didn't realise what it was! I told the delivery person that we hadn't ordered anything, they had difficulty understanding me because their English was so poor and just took it away.
Turbo is so cute!!
My sister-in-law and I stayed two nights at the Burton Inn and had a lovely time. At first we were shown to a suite with one bed but Terri was very gracious in giving us another room. She was very welcoming and helpful and that was before we figured out that our sons were good friends. Turbo the dog does a great job of supervising guests and their comings and goings. We liked having breakfast in our room on our own schedule. The room was large and comfortable.
Maxine and Carol McNamara
Home from home
We stayed two nights at the end of a long 3 week touring trip when were feeling a little jaded from staying in too many identical hotels.
Wow, what a wonderful place with a really friendly welcome!
The room we had around the back was large, well appointed, clean and extremely comfortable. The simple make-your-own breakfast in your own room was a bit different for us but the food was fresh and wholesome and it allowed us time to lie in and relax even more.
Everyone was very helpful and we particularly enjoyed a join a cheese-n-wine session in the lounge.
Thankyou Burton Inn, your a gem.
Wonderful Place with a Great Location
We just returned from a 2 night stay at the Burton Inn in Cambria over Thanksgiving weekend. We loved the ambiance and the pleasant surroundings, including the owners. Our rooms were great, and we went downstairs in the morning to soft music, great coffee, and an array of homemade baked goods and fresh fruit. In the early evening we returned to find wine and appetizers waiting. The Inn is located in the east portion of town, and easy walking distance to the stores and restaurants. We felt very comfortable in this "home away from home", and would return again!
We could have stayed 2 weeks instead of 2 nights
We had never been to Cambria before and made our reservations late for the Independence Day weekend. We were lucky to find the Burton Inn. We are generally low maintenance travelers, but could not find much to fault about the inn. We had a spacious 2 room suite, 2 TV's, plus a patio. The bed was very good (almost as good as the Heavenly Bed at the Westin) and well decorated. The room was clean. Soundproofing was not 21st Century (you could occasionally hear a voice somewhere), but what would one expect for a building that was started in 1860?
Our host was Lauren, the daughter of the owners. She was very helpful with dinner recommendations. Robin's and Black Cat were the 2 restaurants we tried, both delicious, Robin's slightly better service. We chatted with Lauren both nights at the wine and cheese get together. Other guests were also fun to chat with. She kept the wine out as long as we wanted, too.
The location was walking distance to the entire East Village, which we saw in its entirety.
We happened to like the breakfast trays left for us in the fridge. First, it was better than your average hard roll and cereal continental breakfast giveaway in the lobby, and second, we don't fit pre-determined morning schedules well. If this had been a breakfast served at a certain time, we may not have made it. The breakfast varied from day to day as well. The only thing I would change about breakfast would be to include some microwaveable sweet rolls or warm food (I like warm food for breakfast).
I don't really understand the few negative reviews here. Perhaps some people were expecting Hearst Castle accomodations. Sure, there were a few quirks, but we find that going with the flow and not being too uptight makes vacations much more relaxing. Besides, it is the nuances that make things memorable. If you've seen one Motel 6 you've seen them all, but the Burton Inn was unique and fun. We already miss it (and Turbo the Dog, too!). We would recommend this place to all but the most demanding traveler, but such folks won't be missed at the wine and cheese party next time we stay there.
Andre and Melita