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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
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Montebello, NY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Everything that people have said is quite true about the Blue Dolphin -- comfortable room and bed, the sound of ocean waves through the windows at night, the surprisingly interesting breakfast via picnic style, the friendly staff. We liked, too, the fireplace in the room glowing at night. What made our visit even more special was staying across the street... 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 so happy to have lived up to our reviews and your expectations. Cambria is indeed an interesting town and we hope you have a chance to explore on your next visit. There is quite a wonderfland of options within a 30 minute drive of our Cambria hotels. Paso Robles... More 

West Covina, California
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17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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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65 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

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 

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