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Blue Dolphin Inn

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6470 Moonstone Beach Dr., Cambria, CA 93428
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Sheffield
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41 reviews 41 reviews
9 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stopped at the Blue Dolphin Inn on our trip down the PCH from San Francisco to Los Angeles. It was breathtaking, I have never been to a more beautiful place (and I stayed on Santa Monica beach next). We arrived and went into the beautiful lobby area, before being shown to our rooms by the friendly front of house.... More 

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Manhattan Beach, California
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136 reviews 136 reviews
27 hotel reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful location on Moonstone Beach. It's close to all of the action in Cambria, but the, everything is close since it is so small. Hotel staff is attentive and rooms are comfortable, although not overly spacious. Was disappointed that the property needs a bit of freshening up. Granted, it is hard to keep everything running in the sea air, but... More 

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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Blue Dolphin is everything you woud want in a hotel for a getaway, Birthday or Anniversary. The staff were very welcoming and friendly. The rooms were clean and nicely furnished. We stayed in a downstairs ocean view room with a patio and it was lovely! You order you breakfast the evening before; with many choices, and they deliver it... More 

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San Gabriel, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The inn is nestled along Moonstone Beach Dr. along with a dozen or more resort type motels/hotels. The inn is literally across the street from the beach front. So my wife and I booked a non-view room because we could be walking on the board walk along the beach in 20 seconds. There were chairs on the patio and the... More 

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Briarcliff Manor, New York
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a nice sized room, comfy king bed with two comfy upholstered chairs and table. Delicious breakfast delivered to room, option to eat in room or on outdoor patio. Hotel is directly across street from beach which has a nice boardwalk to walk along. Very friendly staff. Definitely recommend.

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Fountain Valley, California
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12 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband spent two nights at the Blue Dolphin. Pros: Great location, fabulous view, clean, roomy, very friendly and helpful staff. The breakfast was huge and delicious. Cons: Average beds and linens. Overall, we had a great visit and we will return.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Blue Dolphin Inn is situated in a long row of hotels by the beach in Cambria. It does not look any nicer or less nice than any others in terms of structural look. However, it felt pretty expensive at $160 per night + tax. The reviews were great and the pictures appealing. I booked a King room from Booking.com and... More 

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Karen_Fyfe, General Manager at Blue Dolphin Inn, responded to this review

Our hotel is located right on Moonstone Beach Drive, across from the ocean and our rates are comparable for hotels in our area. Rooms along the beach can be upwards of $300 a night. We do also have a budget-friendly option at Castle Inn for value conscious travelers. More 

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

We stayed at this hotel when travelling via the coastal highway from LA to SF. The room we got was with partial driveway view :), but it was fine with us, as we arrived late and just wanted to get a good rest and continue our trip on the next day. The room was actually divided into 2 areas -... More 

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Karen_Fyfe, General Manager at Blue Dolphin Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of Blue Dolphin Inn. We are pleased you had great recommendations from our staff and that your experience was good. We have tried many ways to improve it but mobile reception is one of those things we struggle with due to our remote location. Unfortunately, it is also out of our control since our cell... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

The Blue Dolphin Inn was remodeled a few years ago and it is really lovely. We stayed in a room that had a partial ocean view,it was nicely decorated and had a fireplace. The fireplace is the only source of heat,but it was sufficient. The bathroom was beautifully appointed and a nice size. Our room was in the middle of... More 

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Karen_Fyfe, General Manager at Blue Dolphin Inn, responded to this review

What a delightful review! Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. We made sure our hotel has all the little things that make a big difference. When we remodeled we wanted to capture the essence of the beach in a sophisticated array of colors to bring the outside feeling into the hotel. We look forward... More 

Portland, Oregon
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132 reviews 132 reviews
23 hotel reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

This dog-friendly hotel was the perfect location was a perfect stopping point between Carmel and Santa Barbara on a leisurely trip down the California coast. As it is just across the road from the long boardwalk, we had some wonderful walks. The staff recommended dog-friendly restaurants, and your breakfast choices are delivered to the rooms, a boon for traveling with... More 

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Karen_Fyfe, General Manager at Blue Dolphin Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. You must have visited during one of our very few days when it is actually hot enough that you might need AC! Normally our temps hover in the 60-70 range year-round but on those rare hot days it does feel like it would be a good thing. We are pleased you found our in-room amenities... More 

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