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Blue Dolphin Inn

6470 Moonstone Beach Dr., Cambria, CA 93428
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Ranked #1 of 10 hotels in Cambria
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I stayed at the Blue Dolphin Inn for two nights and had a very pleasant time. Situated on Moonstone Beach Drive, this inn is within walking distance of the beach and a few delicious restaurants. Even though the Blue Dolphin is centrally located to a lot of action, it is very quiet. Breakfast is included and I... More

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16 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Arrived here after 9pm and the town was literally asleep. Welcomed the warm fire in the room and had lovely cosy nights rest. Had a lovely view and a very cute boxed breakfast the next morning followed by a stroll along the pebbles across the road. Can picture myself coming back with the hubby in 30years! Lovely little town and... More

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Temple City, United States
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I cannot believe I did not write a review for the Blue Dolphin yet!! My boyfriend and I stayed here for my birthday last month and it was incredible! The staff there is so friendly and helpful! The bed was very comfortable! It was so CLEAN (which is very important to me)! The only thing I would have done differently... More

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Redwood Shores, California, United States
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I'd love to stay here again. We stayed in a beautifully decorated room with a partial ocean view. The beds were very comfy (I kind of wanted to take the pillows home with me). The staff are friendly and thoughtful and willing to go to great lengths to make you feel welcome and comfortable. Fresh and tasty food for breakfast.

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San Francisco, California
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38 reviews 38 reviews
15 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I wouldn't consider staying anywhere else in Cambria! The Blue Dolphin is incredibly maintained, with nice and thoughtful touches throughout the B&B. We stayed in room 209, which is a partial ocean view room. You do get a nice view of the ocean and can hear the waves at night, which is really nice. Breakfast is delicious and they pack... More

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Calgary, Canada
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4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed one night in the Agean Sea suite with a view of the ocean. Suite was beautifully decorated and exceptionally clean. The decor was tastefully done. Staff were very friendly and helpful. Would go back anytime.

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

We are so pleased you had a great time with us. The Aegean room is indeed a beautiful view. Being right on Moonstone Beach Drive allows our guests easy access to the coastline...and the gorgeous views! Thanks for staying at Blue Dolphin Inn. More

Plantation, Florida
3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

My new wife and I stayed at the Moonstone Cottage, which is run by the Blue Dolphin. Excellent stand alone cottage with a view gave us the comfort and privacy we loved having on our honeymoon! They went above and beyond by having a tiny wedding cake waiting for us upon our arrival, along with a note of congratulations! We... More

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

We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay at our Moonstone Cottages, a favorite choice of honeymooners wanting to enjoy their own private beach cottage. We hope this is the start to a long and happy life for you both! More

Brisbane Queensland Australia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

This is a very atmospheric and modern motel.. with a disappointing flaw. Yes the rooms are very nice, albeit already showing signs of use.. Our first floor ocean view room gave us a lovely nights rest with the sounds of the sea lulling us into dreamland. Sadly it all went pear shaped next morning when the beautifully presented breakfast in... More

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

Thank you for noticing our little extra touches. We strive to provide our guests with everything they might need during their visit to Cambria. Your breakfast orders are carefully prepared and we will look for safeguards to not let that mistake happen again. We look forward to the opportunity to give you a 5-star experience. More

New Jersey
Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
16 hotel reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014 via mobile

Our party of two couples stopped here after a long plane ride and drive from LAX. We were greeted by a young woman who was so pleasant and gave us a complete tour of our rooms. We had partial ocean view rooms about mid way back from front of the hotel. We could hear the ocean from the room. There... More

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

Thank you for your excellent review and we are pleased you had a good trip with your friends. There is something special about hearing the ocean at night and the rain adds such a beautiful layer of sound. We'll also look into the "too warm" issue, as generally it can be chilly at night in Cambria. We hope to see... More

Laguna Niguel, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

We arrived in the early afternoon after checking Trip Advisor for places to stay in Cambria. We were only going to stay for one evening and wanted to relax with an ocean view. We were shown 3 different rooms, actually escorted to them so that we could make up our minds. Of course we chose the lower level full ocean... More

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Also Known As:
Blue Dolphin Hotel Cambria
Blue Dolphin Hotel
Blue Dolphin Cambria
Address: 6470 Moonstone Beach Dr., Cambria, CA 93428
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Location: United States > California > San Luis Obispo County > Cambria
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Cambria
#3 Family Hotel in Cambria
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Family owned and operated, The Blue Dolphin Inn is located on Moonstone Beach Drive where the "Sea meets the Pines."The Inn offers cozy rooms, all with comfortable king or queen beds and fireplaces. In room amenities include European blend coffee and Dorothy Prentice bathroom amenities. In the morning you will enjoy a deluxe continental breakfast and in the afternoon tea, cookies and sparkling cider. Be sure to take advantage of our California vacation packages. ... more   less 
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