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“California's Charming Inns & Itineraries”

WHAT OUR GUESTS HAVE TO SAY ...

Review by B. & B. Hamton: The California Central Coast city of Cambria is a destination to which you will return to restore and rejuvenate your inner sense of serenity and contentment. Nestled in beautifully forested slopes of Cambria, the J. Patrick House B&B is the perfect setting to fulfill your wishes for a memorable and restorative stay. The owners John and Ann and Innkeeper Lori have created the ultimate retreat from our hectic lives. Their attention to details is reflected in everything that they do; from the beautifully decorated and maintained rooms, the lovely gardens, the expertly and thoughtfully prepared foods and all that goes on behind the scenes that is orchestrated by the staff to ensure that your stay is not only memorable but a treasured experience that you will wish to relive time and time again. John has mastered the art of engaging all of his guests in scintillating conversations and thereby creating an atmosphere of conviviality amongst all of his guests. John has cultivated his culinary skills to a fine art. He has spent many hours perfecting his signature dishes such as his corn-cheese soufflé, banana French toast and his delectable cranberry scones. His special recipe granola and chocolate cookies are among the best that you will ever experience. As we have been, you too will be lured back to Cambria and the magical and serene J. Patrick House.

Central CA -
My husband and I spent our 1st Wedding Anniversary weekend in Cambria. We spent 2 nights at J. Patrick House. What a wonderful experience. We were well welcomed the moment we stepped in the door. The innkeeper was very kind and showed us around. There was a problem with the original room that we had booked, so they had us stay in another room for the first night and then we would switch to our original room the second night. Not a problem, because all we had to do was gather all of our stuff together, and they moved our belongings themselves. The wine and snacks time was a nice moment to get to know some of the others that were also staying at the Bed & Breakfast. The innkeeper helped us pick out a restaurant for us to dine in that first night, and it was a great choice, the Sea Chest Oyster Bar & Seafood Restaurant. The rooms a J. Patrick house were very comfy, and the bed was very comfortable. I kind of wish it was a little colder, so that we would have been able to use the fireplace, but July is a great time to visit the Central Coast. The breakfasts at J. Patrick House was delicious. I as hoping that we would be lucky enough to get some of John's stuffed french toast, and we did. They were delicious. The breakfast is very fresh and very filling. This was our first experience at a Bed & Breakfast, and we loved it! We will definitely return one day, and we recommend this place to everyone! It's is perfect and in a perfect location!

Camarillo, CA - The J. Patrick House Bed and Breakfast Inn exudes warmth and elegance in a country setting. The rooms are filled with elegant and comfortable decor. We had excellent "good night sleeps" in the big bed with beautiful linens and bedding! The gourmet breakfast each morning was plentiful and delicious. This is the perfect get-away for a romantic weekend or a quiet break during the work week.

Fontana, CA - My husband and I were recommended the JP House and went for it. It was our first Bed and Breakfast stay and it was amazing! The atmosphere was so peaceful and friendly. The service was superb! The wine and cheese hour, the outstanding breakfasts and the sweet cookies and milk at bed time. We adored our time there and plan to escape there at least once a year. The price is a real bargain for all you get! We consider that place and that quaint town a little heaven on earth.

Los Angeles, CA - We just spent our anniversary and 4th stay at the J Patrick House. Everything about this inn is wonderful. The innkeepers are great hosts and will do everything they can to make your stay special. The grounds and rooms are beautiful and very well kept up. Their homemade breakfasts consists of fresh granola, fruit and a delicious entree. They have wine & cheese in the afternoon and you can't resist the homemade cookies (baked that morning) and cold milk in the evening. We love Cambria anytime of the year. For a small community, there are many places to stay (because of Hearst Castle nearby). We always come back to the J Patrick House. The warmth and hospitality you receive is worth "the price of admission". We recommend this to anyone who wants to get away for a relaxing and romantic time.

Franklin, TN - We stayed at the inn during our trip of the California coast. The room, innkeepers, food, location to Hearst Castle were all wonderful. We couldn't have asked for anything more. We highly recommend it, and do allow time for Cambria. It's a cute charming town.

Redwood City, CA - We spent our 3rd Anniversary vi sting quaint, artsy Cambria by staying in a beautiful B&B for the 1st time. It felt kind of weird at first going into a house and entering our bedroom but when we did we were pleasantly surprised by the knotty pine interior, gorgeous bed, and fireplace! Everyone at the Inn was extremely nice, warm and inviting. It didn't take long to feel right at home even though my hubby had to go down to the street to have his nightly smoke. I'd recommend this place to anyone. Innkeeper John is a retired firefighter, friendly, and a good cook too! He'll make you feel right at home and give you as much advice as you would like. Thanks for the memories!

Menifee, CA - What a wonderful experience we had at J. Patrick House. We have been to several B&Bs and we really enjoyed our stay here in Cambria. The evening wine and cheese sampling was a fun way to meet the other guests and the chocolate chip cookies at bedtime were delicious. The Tipperary room was exceptional! The bed was soooo comfortable and the fireplace was awesome. The stuffed french toast was out of this world! Wish we could have stayed for more than one night. We are already talking about going back for our anniversary!

Southern CA - This was our second visit to J. Patrick House. We love this place. The rooms are comfortable, the breakfast is fabulous and how can you go wrong with warm chocolate chip cookies and milk before bedtime. What we really enjoy is the fact that there are no electronics and you get to focus on each other. The inn is non-smoking and there are no kids so it's quite. The grounds are beautiful and the main street is not far away. The innkeepers are always helpful with great dinner and idea suggestions. This time we had dinner at a great restaurant in town and John, personally, gave us great directions to a hike/waterfall just a short distance away. We also took the inn's suggestion to use The Wine Wrangler for wine-tasking trip into Paso Robles. Yet another great time; we WILL be back!


Seattle, WA -
We loved the beaches at Cambria Ca and it was so nice to come back to a cozy bedroom with a fire place at the J Patrick House. The two breakfasts we had were excellent and the gardens were welcoming. Coffee was pleasantly set our early in the morning and snacks and wine at night. It was a wonderful way to celebrate our 30th anniversary.

The J. Patrick House has been reviewed and selected to be in the following publications and has received the following awards:

RECOMMENDED BY SUNSET MAGAZINE as best place to stay. "Three Day Weekend, Cambria Charms" by Matthew Jaffe.

J. Patrick House is "Highly Recommended" in the NY Times best seller: “1,000 Places To See ... Before You Die” by Patricia Schultz.

Awarded the Arrington's Bed & Breakfast Journal book of Lists Award , "Best On the West Coast" and One of the Top 15 B&B/Country Inns as voted by Inn goers.

Top Rated Bed & Breakfast in San Luis Obispo County for 8 consecutive years: Tribune News - Yearly Award

Articles have appeared in: LA Times; San Diego Union ; SLO Tribune; Country Inns Magazine; Sunset Magazine; Napa Valley Register; San Francisco Chronicle. JPH is AAA and Mobile Travel Guide Approved

Visited and Reviewed by Elmer Dills, highly respected restaurant critic and travel writer. He appears on ABC 7 Eyewitness News every Sunday Morning, and hosts a restaurant and travel show every Saturday and Sunday on KRLA 870 AM and KABC AM.

Visited and Reviewed by Jan Peverill, travel writer and Bed & Breakfast Commentator on the Elmer Dills Radio show.

Recommended as best place to stay in BBW Press : Hearst Castle, The Celebration of an American Dream.

Karen Brown’s Guides “ California's Charming Inns & Itineraries”

Awarded "Luxury" Status in Pamela Lanier's "The Complete guide to Bed & Breakfasts, Inns and Guesthouses".

JPH is featured in the 9th edition of WEEKEND ADVENTURES IN SAN FRANCISCO & NORTHERN CALIFORNIA. (see website)

Kathy Strong’s “ Recommended Bed & Breakfasts, California”

Frommer’s “ California Travel Guide”

“The Best Places to Kiss” Deborah Brada & Caroline O'Connell

“Weekends for Two in Southern California/50 Romantic Getaways” Bill Gleeson

Elizabeth Borsting’s “ California’s Best Bed & Breakfasts”

Sasquatch Books “ Best Places, Central Coast of Southern California”

Ken Christiansan’s “ The Romantic Pacific Coast”

Jan Peverill’s “Inns and Outs” Selected Hotels "Selections" publication for Northern America, U.K. and Ireland

Selected and filmed for CNN " Hotspots" Central Coast Segment

Recommended by Central Coast Magazine

Included in the newly published Gardenwalks in California (The Globe Pequot Press). JPH on pages 234-35.

We are featured in Weekend Adventures in San Francisco & Northern California.

Recognized by Pacific Coast Business Times for excellence in Bed and Breakfast category.

Included in Country Inns Guidebook - with some favorite recipes by Helen Sawyer.

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J. Patrick House Bed & Breakfast Inn
2990 Burton Drive • Cambria, California 93428
1.800.341.5258 • 1.805.927.3812
email: jph@jpatrickhouse.com
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