From the vineyards of Edna Valley with their exceptional Pinot Noir and Chardonnays, to the unknown beach towns that pepper hwy 101 from Morro Bay up to the southern point of Big Sur, the 100 miles of the HWY 1 Discovery Trail holds something for everyone!
El Colibri Hotel located in Cambria is a wonderful midpoint to use as your base for exploring this exciting and diverse region. Wines to the south and east, beaches and world-class scenery all along the route promise an adventure to those of every age.
The Central Coast is known as a haven for artists, so when we have an “Art Festival” you are assured to be wowwed! If you enjoy viewing art, buying art, or just being a part of a very fun day in wine country, then mark your calendar for May 25th.
If you’re like me, I’m always looking for something new and special to show my love for my mom. She’s received countless bouquets of flowers over the years, jewelry, books, hats and scarves. The gifts she seems to enjoy the most are those she can share with someone.
“Ideal Hotel if you are Traveling Highway 1”
– Reviewed April 11, 2013
We booked this hotel because it was located close to Highway 1 and we needed a hotel close to Hearst castle which we were visiting the following day. The quality of the hotel was outstanding and the staff were very helpful on our arrival.
The hotel has a underground car park with enough spaces for all the guests.
We booked a King-size room and it was fantastic. There was plenty of room and all the furniture was modern, there was a leather sofa which was very comfortable.
At the El Colibri, everyone on staff knows that we strive diligently to meet and exceed the expectations of our guests – it’s such a pleasure when it all comes together!
“Loved This Place”
– Reviewed April 8, 2013
I find it a little nerve wracking to book smaller, non chain hotels online. Not that I haven’t had bad experiences with chain hotels but you have a some level of comfort knowing that certain standards are LIKELY to be met. I couldn’t have made a better choice of hotels by booking El Colibri. We wished we had more time in Cambria just to stay here longer. The hotel was beautifully furnished and decorated in a modern, subdued yet completely original style.
Where else can you live where you have this absolutely gorgeous Winter weather? Not many places! It’s February 27, and the last few days have been filled with lots of sunshine and warm weather. In fact, today we enjoyed 70 degree weather.
I’m not sure what it is, but I do LOVE Valentine’s Day. Admittedly, I’ve always had a ‘thing’ for hearts, and, in fact, have a beautiful red stone heart paperweight sitting aside me as I write this. Hearts show up in other places in my home, too. Like the funky little string of wooden hearts that hang by a piece of twine over a photo of my children, and the 4′ x 4′ modern painting of repeating hearts that hangs above my bed. So, yeah, I guess you could say I do have a thing for hearts.
Hearst Castle, located a mere 7 minute drive from the El Colibri Hotel and Spa is the treasure of the Central Coast. Visiting this extraordinary and majestic home of the late William Randolph Hearst is, in itself, reason enough to plan a trip to the Central Coast. Whether your interests rest with history, architecture, the arts, landscaping and gardens or perhaps the Hollywood gossip and stories of the 40’s – you are sure to be satisfied.
If you have yet to see an adult elephant seal up close and personal – NOW is your chance! This time of year a large population of elephant seals arrives at the same location annually to give birth to the young, and mate for the season.
What’s more Christmas-y than lovely, quaint Paso Robles homes adorned with more Christmas lights than you could ever imagine. Every year, the wonderful families on Vine Street in Paso go to all ends to decorate their homes for the holiday. You’ll see 14 blocks of lights, storytellers, Santas, Grinches, Music, Carolers, Dancers, Hot cocoa and cider, and tons of Christmas cheer!
Some of my best memories from my childhood involve the total and utter awe that this holiday display invokes. There is seriously nothing more special (except for maybe the first time I remember meeting the real Santa Claus!). And even today, the Vine Street families make me think that I can be way more ambitious in my holiday decorating—I don’t think I’m up for the kinds of light like on the house below this year…but there’s always next, right?!