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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
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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West Covina, California
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84 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We have stayed at many of the resorts in Cambria, but what sets the Blue Dolphin apart is their excellent service and great attention to detail. They made sure that our stay was satisfactory and that we were happy. They have DVDS to watch in your room. Their beds are very comfortable. It is awesome to hear the ocean at... More 

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

Thank you for the awesome review! We do try to think of it all, happy to see we hit the mark! Our staff looks to make every guest experience this delightful. More 

Macomb, Michigan
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17 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I stayed only one night here on a 10 day vacation to California. That was a mistake because I should have stayed longer. The hotel is PERFECT in every way. From the location being right on the ocean to the high end amenities in the room. Breakfast is delivered picnic style so you can eat it outside and take in... More 

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

Well, we can't do better than perfect! Thanks for the glowing review, we are so pleased you had such a wonderful experience at Blue Dolphin Inn. More 

Calosso, Italy
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60 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We only had one night here but it was perfect. We even saw whales passing by from our room. Staff are friendly, room comfortable, breakfast excellent, even car cleaning tools available in the parking lot (never seen that before). No wonder this is Number 1 on Tripadvisor. Our room was called Biscayne Bay. This one has access to a private... More 

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

One night is never enough time to explore this delightful village. We hope you get a chance to stay a little longer when you return. We do try to anticipate what guests might need and we are always happy to see we have achieved that. Thank you for taking the time to share your experience on TripAdvisor! More 

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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My son and I stayed one night in the beautiful inn! It's number one for a reason! Great Friendly staff! Awesome location! Great view! A must stay! The rooms were very comfortable! Made you think you were home! But Better! The staff was very accommodating! I had driven my Suburban and the parking was a tad tight for my big... More 

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

We appreciate your wonderful review of your experience at Blue Dolphin Inn. Our staff makes every effort to ensure our guests have a great time. We hope you get to stay a bit longer and explore Cambria, it is a delight! More 

Seattle, WA
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10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed our stay at the Blue Dolphin. It's located just about a mile from downtown Cambria and right on the waterfront. Our room was warm and nicely appointed plus the staff recognized that it was our 10th anniversary by leaving a small cake for us in the room. A great touch. Our only minor complaint was that our room... More 

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

Thank you for your review of your stay at Blue Dolphin Inn. We are pleased you enjoyed all of the details we think make the difference. We do try to do something special for guests having celebratory moments. More 

Johannesburg
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134 reviews
60 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This guesthouse is located across the road from the beach. Check-in was done with efficiency and coffee and drinks are available on arrival. The room had everything we required and it is clear that this guesthouse has good management in place. The room and the facilities were very clean and neat. Secure parking was available behind the building. Our room... 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 appreciate you sharing your experience and we do try to anticipate our guests' needs. But to clarify, we have no ownership of Moonstone Beach Bar & Grill, but we do enjoy being neighbors! More 

Rishon Lezion, Israel
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14 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I were at the hotel for one night on the way to LA . Located just by the ocean. Small and cozy place. Excellent service. Breakfast is brought into the room of your choice from the menu. When we asked yogurt, they brought us especially from another hotel.

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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 strive to provide everything a guest would want on their vacation to Cambria. And we are the perfect midway stop on the coast drive from LA to San Francisco, right in the middle! More 

Harpenden, United Kingdom
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68 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had researched the Big Sur and decided where best to stay for the three nights we had to get from Los Angeles to Monterey. We chose this hotel for its proximity to Hearst Castle but were delighted that it provided such a comfortable night with beautiful views. We paid a supplement to have one of the front rooms overlooking... 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 the perfect midpoint between San Francisco and Los Angeles and just 6 miles from Hearst Castle. Always happy to hear that your experience was a good one. We aim to please. More 

Centennial, Colorado
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I absolutely loved this hotel. We stopped here for the night on our drive up the coast from Los Angeles to San Francisco on Hwy 101. I am a very picky traveler and I was completely happy with the atmosphere and cleanliness of the room. The bed was so comfortable! You could open the window to the... 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 especially pleased when our self-proclaimed "picky travelers" are happy! That is what we strive for, to anticipate and provide whatever a guest might need during their visit to Cambria. More 

San Diego, California
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Stayed for 1 night wish we could have stayed longer, had ocean front room, breakfast on patio, short walk to great restaurant, across from beach, few blocks to town, hope to return. Coffee in room, beds great

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

Thank you for the delightful review of Blue Dolphin Inn. We do try to think of it all and comfy beds are important so we really found the best we could. We so appreciate you sharing your experience here! More 

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