We at Parker Sanpei & Associates recently had the opportunity to stay at El Colibri Boutique Hotel & Spa in the quaint hamlet of Cambria, California. Against the dramatic backdrop of Moonstone State Beach, El Colibri Boutique Hotel & Spa offers an escape of uncommon allure. Just a short drive from Paso Robles wine country and a peaceful walk from the beach, El Colibri’s sophisticated solace is an antidote to the frenetic pace of everyday life.
El Colibri debuted in 2010 with the purpose of inviting each guest to replenish, regroup and relax in a setting where urban sensibility meets casual luxury. From the moment we left our car in the complimentary subterranean parking garage to the moment we checked out of our oversized guestrooms, El Colibri surrounded us in tranquil panache.
The property’s 34 smoke-free rooms are furnished in a modern lux Mediterranean style, setting the standard for elegance and amenities in the cozy beach town of Cambria, on California’s Central Coast. Reflecting the natural beauty of their surroundings, each guestroom offers a jade pebble enclosed thermostat-controlled gas fireplace and deep soaking tub, along with granite countertops and marble floors in each bathroom. Pillow-top beds, flat screen HD LCD satellite televisions, eco-friendly bath amenities and large open-air picture windows add to the comfort and serenity of a night spent at El Colibri.
Each morning at El Colibri includes a complimentary continental breakfast featuring fresh-out-of-the-oven pastries and breads, just-squeezed juices, teas, and gourmet coffee. In the evening, enjoy the finest local wine paired with fresh tapas in the polished, intimate ambience of the Colibri Wine Bar. Whether by the ounce, by the glass, or by the bottle, wine from the Colibri Wine Bar brings any visit into the context of wine country, with special tastings poured by local winemakers to the sounds of live music on Saturday evenings.
Tucked away in a private corner of the hotel’s top floor, the petite full-service spa with covered outdoor Jacuzzi whirlpool tub and steam rooms presents just one more invitation to unplug, unwind, and relax. Skilled professional therapists are available to indulge guests with as assortment of massage treatments, each unique and individualized to personal preferences and comfort level.
In addition to high-speed complimentary wireless internet service available throughout the hotel, El Colibri offers a state-of-the-art intimate board room for meetings of up to 12 people. With productivity and comfort in mind, the board room is outfitted with acoustic paneling, indirect lighting, telephones, a flat-screen television, and cutting edge audio-visual equipment that will transform the typical business function into an unforgettably meaningful experience.
For a stylish destination wedding, El Colibri provides space for everything from the rehearsal dinner to the wedding brunch, with space for up to 50 guests. A popular option is for bridal couples to share their wedding vows on the gorgeous windswept sands of Moonstone Beach, followed by a warm wedding reception beside the fire in the Colibri Wine Bar.
Whether the goal is rest, celebration, or efficiency, El Colibri Boutique Hotel & Spa is the ideal setting, unlike any other on the Central Coast. We highly recommend it!