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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
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Whittier, California
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41 reviews
11 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This little gem across from the beautiful Pacific Ocean in Cambria was a wonderful find for us. I never book accommodations anywhere without first reading the reviews. However one never knows until they have experienced a place firsthand what it truly is like. Blue Dolphin exceeded our expectations. From check in to check out, they know how to treat their... More 

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Los Angeles
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have always loved The Blue Dolphin Inn in Cambria but something has changed here. The rooms are still nice but the attitude and warmth has left. The innkeeper who was on duty truly seems to see his job as just that, a job. The room we requested was not reserved for us and although we've been here several times... More 

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

Thank you for your continued support of the Blue Dolphin Inn, we treasure your loyalty. We never enjoy reading that our guests did not have the best experience. We strive to provide the very best amenities and service and when it falls short, it is very disappointing to us as well. I reviewed your comments with the staff and the... More 

Redondo Beach, California
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84 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I booked a room at the Blue Dolphin Inn months in advance for my husband's birthday based on what I read here and based on the recomendation from a friend. I wanted the Aegean Room and although the Blue Dolphin usually does not promise a certain room , just a category, they did save me the room I wanted for... More 

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Vallejo, California
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16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Rooms are very nice and clean. Sheets towels and service is very good. We had the room on the bottom floor looking at the coast What a view from the patio Breakfast was nice which bring to your room. Great place to stay. We would come back for sure.

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Elgin, Illinois
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22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This turned out to be a great little hotel right across from the ocean. With the very pretty decor in the lobby and in the rooms, I would describe more as a boutique hotel with a partial view of the ocean. The hotel was nice and quiet and liked the pinic style breakfast that was delivered in the morning to... More 

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Montebello, NY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a lovely ocean front room but it would have been nice if there was a bit more service, i.e. someone to help with bags. It feels like a hotel in search of where it wants to be on the service spectrum.

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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 a upscale boutique hotel and we strive to provide whatever our guests may need. Our temps rarely go over 80, even in the middle of summer, so air conditioning is generally not needed at the coast. As a small hotel, we do not have a full-time staff person to... More 

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23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were originally booked at the castle inn but due to their mix up we were moved to the blue dolphin. We lucked out as the room was lovely with a great bathroom. Breakfast was a superb choice of pick your own delights. We stayed for two nights when one would've probably done. It was a lot cooler / cloudier... More 

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Bishops Stortford
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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Just stayed the one night on a road trip down California 1 and this was a lovely overnight stay, room was very nice, modern clean and comfortable. Great location on the sea front which has a wooden board walk along the length. A short walk from a very nice restaurant. Breakfast was picnic style delivered to your room at a... 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 a great time in Cambria and we hope you have a bit more time to explore the area on your next visit. Cambria is quite a delightful surprise! More 

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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

We stayed for one night on a road trip from San Francisco to San Diego on Highway 1. We were in the first room off the lobby (room 100) and we were a bit worried about the possibility of it being noisy but it wasn't an issue. The room was charming, homey and clean and the bathroom was beautiful and... 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 that we met your expectations and that it was a serene experience for you. Cambria is a perfect midpoint on the highway one drive and a wonderful place to experience a more serene part of California. Also a great spot for exploring the area. More 

Greenisland, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

We stayed for 1 night and wish we had stayed longer. So relaxing - leave your window open and listen to the waves. Great picnic style breakfast serve in your room. There is a great restaurant just a few steps away. Going to book for next year.

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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. Sleeping to the sounds of the Pacific Ocean is unparalleled. We know that one night is not enough time to explore this beautiful area. We hope you spend a little more time on your next visit. Cambria is a wonderful village with much to see! More 

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